Greetings to all. First time poster, have tried to use the search function but didn't get any relevant results. My apologies if it's actually been done.
On a clean Windows 8 installation (new machine), after installing Steam and downloading Carrier Command, the game won't start. Clicking the "Play" button apparently does nothing, though if I try to click it twice in a row, Steam claims "Game is already running". The game cannot be run from the .exe itself, and I can see an active process start and stop when I run the game.
I tried to manually reinstall the Visual C++ and DirectX redistributables, but that didn't help a bit. Neither did trying with compatibility mode for W7. The game hasn't produced an error log of any kind in any location (game dir or c:\Users\<username>\My Documents, or C:\Users\<Username>\AppData subfolders)
Can anyone please help?