Originally Posted by Claus
Last attempt before I give up.
Letzter Versuch, bevor ich aufgebe :-)
Nice to have you back.
Für mich muss es nicht unbedingt deutsch sein. Ich schreibe jetzt nur etwas, damit sich die anderen fragen was hier wohl spannendes steht.
I'll have a look at your dxdiag right away, but I just read your last posts, and I think I missed something back then. Your game always crashes when reading the recipe?
Have you already tried reinstalling it this way?
Uninstall the game and choose not to delete your save games.
Then make a clean download as described below, and install it.
Deleting temporary internet files:
Before downloading it again it is generally recommended that you
delete your browsers cache/temporary internet files so that it is not loaded from there:
In recent Firefox and Internet Explorer you can delete the cache/temporary internet files with CTRL-Shift-Del.
In Firefox you would only select "Cache".
In Internet Explorer only select "Temporary Internet Files".
Uncheck all other boxes in each case.
After installation check if the error still occurs.