Maybe it's some random form of stupidity on my part, but every time I start a battle (random map, 6000 BP, USA vs anyone) I can get past the parts where I buy my units. But once I get to the deploy screen or, if I use auto-deploy, the battle map, the entire map is nothing but a black screen. The battle icons are still in place on the right of the screen, and the game apparently registers units I place (I clicked like a loony, and if my mouse was over a unit of mine I got the info), but I can't see a bloody thing.
Any idea what might've gone wrong? I've got the latest drivers for my card (nVidia GeForce 8800 GTX 1 GB VRAM) and I've got an AMD Athlon 4400 x2 Processor, 3 Gigs of RAM. Game version is 8.4.