This does not work for me, i've tried re-installing the game twice on Steam, updated my x86 and x64 C++ Re-distributables, using the 12.11 Catalyst drivers, ran in admin, compatibility mode in Vista System pack 2 and disabled desktop composition (aka Win7 Aero), have current DX11 installed, using Win7 SP1. I've also tried to delete the HKSkip.exe and let Steam re-aquire the file but that didn't work either.
I'm pretty goddamned desperate for help as i've been at this since about 8 this morning and it's almost 1:30 on a sunday night.
My comp specs are as follows:
Intel X58 Motherboard
i7-975 3.3GHz (OCed to 3.85GHz)
x1 Radeon HD 6950 2GB
8 GB G-Skill RAM 1600MHz (9-9-9-24)