I just installed sins of a solar empire. After installing I am unable to play the game as I have no mouse pointer. I have installed and played dozens of games, and this is the first time it's happened, hence I know for a fact nothing is wrong with my mouse which works perfectly well in every other application.
The mouse pointer works fine in the game but is "invisible" I cannot see where it's at. I am able to click on various buttons when I mouse-over with the mouse pointer (random hits). I tried several other suggested fixes from other posts, nothing works (updated direct x file, using all default mouse settings, no special features such as shading/trails etc). In windowing mode I have same problem, I can see the mouse pointer when I go off the windowed edge of the screen onto the desktop, but the pointer becomes invisible again when I move it back to the windowed screen.
I have no idea what's up? If anyone has any reasonable suggestions I'd appreciate some help, by the way, I have windows XP, pentium 4, 2.8 GHz processor, and 3GB ram .. all within minimum reqs, mouse has a mouse wheel, I don't know what kind of video card I have (whatever was factory installed on my dell desktop).