Now, I load the game fine. The opening video runs fairly smooth. The issues started happening when I hit the menu screen. Flickering from hell starts. Black tears across the screen. So I take away the black outlines and the tears go away, but the flickering continues. I play around with the menus again and the flickering on the main menu stops. When I start a game no icons for the respective HQs are present, just little blue and red squares on the map (I do have the game set to icons only) and when I fly my candidate from one state to another. It looks like a kaleidoscope of black white and blue.