Actually, I'm beginning to suspect that the problem is with my Audigy 2 or a combination of Radeon and Audigy. I uninstalled my Audigy and I was able to play the game without any problems. I reenstalled the Audigy and the problems came back. The Audigy is new too. I ran the computer for a while with the integrated audio before I got the Audigy and I loaded DirectX 9 before the audigy and I know that used to be a problem sometimes. Has anybody had a problem with Radeon/Audigy2 ZS Platinum combo? I know Creative Sound cards used to fight with nVidia cards but I thought ATI cards didn't have this problem.