I downloaded the Gothic II demo from here and installed it on my Dell Inspiron N5010 which is running Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit. It seemed to go smoothly. However, when I double-click the shortcut nothing happens. I've tried:
- restarting my computer
- running the game directly from the exe
- running it as administrator
- running it in XP compatibility mode
- switching off my AV (avast!)
- uninstalling and reinstalling the demo
- changing my res to 800x600, which did work for someone else
No go. I don't know if this is helpful to know, but the exe does not appear in my task manager's processes as it does for some other people who have had similar problems. Any ideas?
Edit: Actually the exe does appear briefly in processes before dying quietly.