Summary: As several other reviewers have mentioned, the installer package on the DVD is assembled incorrectly - a CAB file is missing - and therefore the installation aborts. The game will not install, let alone run. And there is nothing to patch because nothing was installed.
Summary: I'm basically confirming what others have already said... I have windows 7 and all of the requirements, but the game will not install properly. It looks like an awesome game, too bad I can't play it.