I've nearly reached the breaking point with this game. A few more failed startups and my fist will be through my monitor.
I've tried everything on the Internet. I've gone through four Google pages worth of links, trying everything mentioned. I simply cannot reach a solution. I have an options.ini, but my game will not start. When I put in a specific resolution, I get the DirectX 8.0c error, but it goes away when I use any other resolution. I tried the solutions for the DirectX issue, but nothing worked. Now when I start the game, I get:
It just opens, pauses for a second, makes my screen go black for a second (just to give me hope, I presume), goes back to what you see above, then sends the splash image to the top left, then closes. The game does not open, it just closes.
At this point I'm just done. I can't find the solution myself. Does anyone know how to fix this?