OK the tech guy got back and he was way off on what my problem even was.
I was digging around and found a / option that fixed the charcater info so I could read them (they were black on black also) can't remember it right now. Does anyone have a good list of / options???
Hey this is a neat point I'd blame the video card but... If I am in the HUD display (middle mouse button, fine point aiming for sniper) and press the escape key guess what it works fine.
The video card is the sis 7500 series 64 bit. (yes I did update the firmware for it)
So now the only stuff that is black on black is the menu display while playing the game and hitting escape not in the HUD. and the spawn button (until I press spawn then it corrects itself to start playing, day late dollar short), and whatever writing is on top of it (Nice docs)
I was so looking forward to playing this game.
Thanks for any help