I'm honestly not sure if it is Windows 7 that is the problem, because the game was running fine until last night. Anyways, when I start the game an error box pops up that says something to the effect of "Can not initialize direct draw." I click OK, which is the only option, and it continues into the startup process. Now, all was fine and dandy until last night, when 75% through the startup it just simply closed. No warning, no error box, it just closes. I've tried unstalling and reinstalling it multiple times and it hasn't worked. I also installed it to my external hardrive, but got the same result. I went through and deleted all my plugins and addons for the game, thinking they were just making it spazz out, that apparently was not the case. So, if anyone has an words of advice, I would really appreciate it.