Download worked great. Install was fine, fast and furious like usual. Game boots up, lookin' good. Shadows of Amn, multi-player, just me, character creation, everything's gucci.
Start the game, I can't see jack-diddly. Irenicus is talking, but I can't see him. Everything is completely black. Once his spiel finishes and the golem comes and Jonny boy disintegrates the assassin, I get the UI suddenly visible and Imoen talks to me. I can see and interact with the dialogue box, I can use the UI and see my inventory and journal, and I can walk around. By this point, I've played the original so much that I know where Jaheira's cage is, I know where the nearby golem room with the key and the weapons is, so I tested all the functions; they all work. But I can't see anything.
Changing the resolution does not work.
I'm on Windows 7, everything updated
Compatibility mode does not work.
I did try this in single player as well, no luck.