I have owned this game since March last year. I re-installed it recently and when I pass the first screen which has the Empire Total War logo I get a black screen and the above message. I have seen previous questions about this before and some have said that it is a scripting problem. I installed a mod before I uninstalled the game last time but deleted my saved games. the mod and the ETW folder in Steam when I uninstalled the game but this has made no difference. I have attempted to find the script file in Steam>common folders>Empire Total War but nothing in there and no creative assembly file either. Nothing in do***ents and settings. ANy ideas what is wrong?