Hi Gydion! I remember you from helping me on Terraria with Gimp :).
Yes, I remember as well, but it would be hard to forget the forums resident Land Shark. ;)
thanks for your help, Din's Curse is up and running :)
Excellent. Just curious, what fixed it for you?
sorry it took a minute to get back to you, stupid sale :)
It was two things: updating nvidia and installing June 2010 DirectX via http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=8109
actually, let me copy paste what support said to do in case anyone else has this problem:
1) Please make sure that you use "Run as Administrator" to install and to start the game (right-click on the shortcut or setup file and select "Run as Administrator").
2) Please reinstall the game and add it to your anti-virus/firewall software's exception/trusted list.
3) Install the June 2010 DirectX runtime package, then use the DirectX web installer.
You can find the archive file containing the 2010 package installation files here: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=8109
You will have to extract the files into some folder, then open that folder and launch the DXSETUP.exe file in order to proceed with the installation.
Afterwards, download the latest DirectX web installer and use it as well: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=35
4) Please update your graphics device drivers: http://www.nvidia.com/Download/index.aspx
(only use link if you use Nvidia,
otherwise look up your specific driver software update)