ill try again Drav, i hate to install it all over again because i had to have one of the guys on here, sorry now i can't remember who, but they had to go into my pc and fix my instalation stuff cuz i couldn't get it to work. It's just been so long since i have done all this that i get confused and frustrated so i give up for a while. i used to do this all the time on 3 different computers, now i can't even do it on one lol. and i would like to put the game on my daughters pc so i could play with them also.. maybe one day i will get it right. i will try dravs sugestions, and if it doesnt' work i will reinstall the whole thing.. thanks for trying to help me.