FWIW, this is the furthest I've gotten into the game(industrial era). I can't load my auto save playing France. Everything had been loading and working fine up until this point. Is the file corrupted? I can't even cntr alt delete out of the game ending task. ughhh I can't even get into my desktop. Its all black screen. Booo oh, got it back, but still won't load. Finally got to my desktop. Whatever....booo I hate Windows. UPDATE: I got the game to load, but it took a long 5 minutes to do it! Yikes.