Episode 2 won't let me start a new game.
No matter whether I choose to load my old save or to start a new one, it freezes shortly after I select New Game. It's happened regardless of what the graphics settings are.
Any help would be greatly appreciated. I'm using a Radeon X1600 video card, on a Pentium 4 2.40 gH processor. The first Episode played fine.
Using a Radeon 3850 (512mb) with Catalyst 8.10, and latest .NET (3.5 SP1) I don't get an error, but it does freeze up into a sound loop at that exact spot.
If I reduce in-game graphics to 'Medium' instead of 'High', things work...but any time characters are on the screen, if I change the graphics back up to 'High', I get the frozen screen and sound keeps going.
(Note that I can alt-tab out and kill the process, which is always nice!)
Obviously, I cannot speak for others, HOWEVER...
FYI: the game update just released on Steam (no release notes :? ) resolved my issue.