Hello friends... I can't see anybody interested in helping.. Is anybody out there? I have a Gateway laptop, and it looks like I'm not the only one with problems, tho no one has experienced the same problem as mine. I installed the game, the 1.5x patch and rebooted, after all this, double clicked to start and it stops and gives me an error window. So mine doesn't even starts. This is what the log file has: "[2704.234] ERR: InitWinApp() failed, exiting". The windows error says: Sid Meier's Civilization 4 has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience. (yea right!!!) And of course I'm not sending anything to windows, sure they are not responsible. So the data in the error report reads: The AppName: civilization4.exe AppVer: 22.214.171.1246 ModName: civilization4.exe ModVer: 126.96.36.1996 Offset: 000bbb81 DxDiag attached. Someone please help... I loved CivIII. Thanks.