Just purchased GalCiv II:Dread Lords at Best Buy last night. The packaging claims that the game requires 98/Me/2k/Xp/Vista, and it reccommends XP. However much to my frustration, when I attempted to install the game it clearly told me "Sorry, Gal Civ 2 requires Windows XP."
I'm quite irritated, as the system requirements on the retail package are clearly wrong, and I feel that I was essentially lied to and tricked into purchasing a game that refuses to even install. I'm even more frustrated because I've wanted to play this game for quite a while, and was rather shocked when my older system (supposibly) met the box requirements. So what recourse do I have here? Did I just toss $20 down the tubes? I can't return it now that I've opened it. I know no one is going to like this suggestion, but should I just torrent a copy of Dread Lords? It seems that the installer is the problem, the game may very well run on my system but the installer refuses to.
Any help (I've searched the forums, but have turned up nothing) would be greatly appreciated!