Ok so here is the deal. I finally installed Civ 4 the right way! yippy. Now when I put disc 1 in and launch the game, right away i get only sound and a blue screen at first. Then when the menu screen comes up just the background and no selection words like new game etc. Here are my specs 2.8 P4 intel Cpu Geforce 5500 FX NVIDIA 256 mb PCI 1.5 GIG of RAM pc3200 400 watt power supply 200 GB Hard Drive I have plenty of everything for this game. Even my PCI video card. Hmmm HELP!