Same thing happens to me. I try to play, screen goes black, and a message pops up saying "Main executable for Yuri's Revenge has encountered a problem and needs to close." I've tried reinstalling and downloading the patch and it still doesn't work.
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I also have this problem. I could always play this game until I upgraded my graphics card from a 7900GTX to a 8800GT. No other games give issues. Even he first decade one gave porblems at first and then suddenly just played.