I don't get a black screen or anything else other than a busy cursor. When I tried launching it from the executable instead of from Steam and in compatibility mode, I got an error message saying "Could not read game data". I have tried replacing the prefs.prop file. Any other suggestions?
I am running Win7 64 bit on a 2.8 GHz Athlon II with on-board Radeon HD3000 graphics card and 4 gig of RAM. It is a new computer.