I'm getting this right now too, with the black screeniness. I'll try rebooting, I guess. I loaded up windows for the first time in a couple of years for this game and I'm already being reminded of why I grew tired of it in the first place.
 Reboot did jack didilly quidilly, still sitting at a black screen after the Square logo.
 Solved(ish): the solution, until a patch comes along to fix this, is to keep opening the game over and over again until it works. It took 7 tries for me, but others are reporting as much as 30 attempts before it will load past the black screen on the start-up logo.
Edited, Sep 25th 2010 10:01am by DaveJ1337
Edited, Sep 25th 2010 10:29am by DaveJ1337