I was having the exact same problem as jakobdoppler and tried to install new opengl drivers (I have a ATI Rage Pro)to resolve it. After doing this the game will load correctly, allow me to start a new game, then show the loading slash screen and when it finishes loading it crashes. After this if I try to reload the game, the screen simply turns grey and freezes. I tried to reinstall the drivers a second and third time, and efter each got the same result. The game will load the first attempt and crash at the splash screen, and then not load at all. If any input whatsoever would be appreciated.