Having tried to run this game on three different state of the art machines, on operating systems ranging from Windows XP to Windows with next to zero luck, it easily is the worst coded failure I have ever tried Vista.
On Windows XP with a state of the art video card and all current drivers, I turned off every enhancement the game graphics offered and still the game ran like I had instlled it on anPC XT. It was simply unplayble. All game updates and patches were instlalled and I simply had to dump it. I have never played it to this day because of the pathetic coding, not to mention I got ZERO response from the publisher/devloper and their website obviously were of no use either.
The suppor forums offered no solutions as well. It does appear some people managed to get the game running. But I never did. With well over 1800 games instlled on my machine perfectly well, I don't believe the problem lies with me. I've been computing since the mid 80's and have a vast collection and computer experience.
This Is A Good Game. Runs Great. Open World. Only Problem I Had Was A Hard To Follow Path A Bit Too Non-Linear Like The First Time You Play An Elder Scrolls Game And You Get Horribly Lost Forgetting The Story Completely Just Running Around Killing Things And Getting Killed. If You Have Issues It's. YOU NOT THE GAME. Runs Flawlessly If You Can Meet Or Exceed The Requirements. But All In All I Say 6 Out Of 10