If you receive the following error messages,
- Application failed to start because the application configuration is incorrect
- Application failed to start because it's side by side configuration is incorrect
- Black screen immediately after clicking the game’s Desktop icon
you will need to download and install the vcredist_x86.exe file from both of the links provided below in order to fix either of these issues.
Click on the Download button, then choose the file vcredist_x86.exe by clicking on its check box, then click on the blue Next button. This issue may appear mostly when playing this game on a computer with Windows Vista or newer.