Quote Originally Posted by aussieontheroad View Post
After reinstalling twice, downloading various DirectX options, installing via Steam and client, updating graphics drivers, tweaking graphics settings through NVIDIA Control Panel and Windows, and more, I finally got the damned thing to work.

Inside options on the launcher, the game was still set to use the laptop graphics rather than the dedicated graphics card, despite what I had set in both NVIDIA and Windows. Once I tweaked that, it was smooth sailing.
Ah, yes. Sorry, I should have suggested checking there. For those not familiar, it is rather un-cleverly hidden in a spot most players never look: