So I jumped on the OB bandwagon, seeing as how I wanted something shooter like to play until Friday.. Installation - Ace Setup - Ace TF 2 -runs Ace EP 2 -runs Ace Portal -runs Ace Steam - on/off Ace Episode 1 ... doesn't let me start a new game. I tried lots of different search queries but the only thing I found was someone who had pirated it and ran into a similar problem, except they were trying to get EP 2 to run on Steam. I'm just trying to start a new game so I can play through the episodes as I only had HL and HL2 before the OB. I get to the main menu in EP 1, everything's going fine, click on New Game, and it let's me select a list of chapters, but after hitting "start new" etc, the menu dissapears and it just sits at the main menu, with the mouse cursor slightly flickering on and off every fifteen seconds or so. Logic tells me that it's sent out a call command or is trying to load a file and is failing, but..without any error messages. I've tried it on both XP and Vista 64. The worst part is that I had this issue before on an older system ages ago, and I even made a .txt file on how to fix it. Though that file is long gone to my dismay.