I had the same problem. Kind annoying. Ok it costed a few dollars only but i wanted to play it.
After selecting the hw/sw mode + resolution, the program crashes, with details:
Problem Event Name: APPCRASH
Application Name: PopTB.exe
Application Version: 220.127.116.11
Application Timestamp: 365c11d8
Fault Module Name: StackHash_766d
Fault Module Version: 0.0.0.0
Fault Module Timestamp: 00000000
Exception Code: c0000005
Exception Offset: 00000000
OS Version: 6.1.7601.2.1.0.256.1
Locale ID: 1038
Additional Information 1: 766d
Additional Information 2: 766da88865f9e34b38326d0af4ecd6ec
Additional Information 3: 6205
Additional Information 4: 620520ee4489c0a5b02d4dbf544947c2
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i got windows 7 (32bit), with nothing but avira running.
THEN i have read this:
... -Problem on ATI cards - game is incompatible with recent drivers on most ATI cards, so an older driver is included. You can try renaming or removing atiumdag.dll in the install directory if that helps.
this helped! thanks :)