Me and my friend are trying to play with one another. On my computer it starts up and runs fine, on his it doesn't. Immediately on startup the game crashes to a black screen in which he has to alt+esc in order to get out of. It does provide a minidump.
We updates his video drivers and made sure he had the latest version of DirectX by downloading it from the Microsoft site. But he still gets the same problem.
Here is the minidump:
AppName: sins of a solar empire.exe AppVer: 126.96.36.199 ModName: dinput8.dll
ModVer: 5.3.2600.2180 Offset: 00016324
dinput.dll led me to believe it was dx issue...but updating didn't seem to do any good.