More importantly, the bottom menu chatters--rapidly blinks on and off making it impossible to open a submenu or take any action. I can freeze the submenu only by pressing the SHIFT key.
FYI: I am running the game on an Alienware M17X-R3 machine. I have tried uninstalling and reinstalling the game outside the PROGRAM FILES (x86) folder, which is a common recommendation for flickering problems. I have experimented with refresh rates, screen resolution, 3D support and OpenGL controls, I've tried it with and without the Gibberlings 3 Tweak Pack. I've even taken the drastic action of running an absolutely untweaked, unmodified, plain vanilla installation. Nothing works. Any help would be appreciated.