If you are receiving an error containing the term 'Access Violation' there are a few different root causes Typically they are the result of one (or a combination) of the following scenarios.
-Intervening anti-virus software usually occurring before launching the game. Click HERE for more information about why AV software would flag a game
-Ensure your Microsoft DirectX software is current. For support directly from Microsoft on this click HERE
-Your Video Card Drivers might need to be updated. Please check the ‘Update Video Drivers’ section HERE for information on how to do this
-Permission settings not being enabled. The solution would be to run the game in an Administrator mode. Click HERE for information on how to do this