The only time I have seen this error with any UbiSoft product was with SH3. The solution there was to lower desktop resolution to 1024x768 before launching the sim. It may be your desktop resoution is not supported by Chessmaster, as in SH3, but that is only a guess.
hehehe... yes, as windows users we pretty much have to reboot here and there.. mostly there though..
Iam ahead of you, already tried reinstalling , but the darn thing wont operate.. well.. ill let you all know if I come up with some intelligent solution to this rather annoying error..
We should all join forces, and make ubisoft put this game out on linux. that would be the solution for many problems, and the beginning of a whole other set of problems..
ohh man.. this is one hell of an error.. check this out:
1. followed your link. removed both monitor drivers
2. tried to run : failed
4. tried to run : success
5. closed cm, opened up internet + Firefox to reply to you
6. tried to run : failed
7. closed Firefox
8. tried to run : success
9. opened up Firefox
10. tried to run : failed
11. closed again
12. tried to run : failed
13. from now on, its all failed.. reboot, with or without Firefox.. internet.. ahh...
13 steps of hell.
what does it want?
does Firefox has anything to do with dx9?
this is quite annoying..
It may also be a hardware problem on your video card. Depending on the temperature of the circuits on the card it works or not.
Don't you have this kind of problem with other heavy 3D applications, GoogleEarth, etc...