General Failure for SP HWR 1

Everytime I try to start a single player campaign in Homeworld Remasterd (1), the game crashes and show a ‘General Failure’ error. This happens as soon as the load screen is supposed to transition to the game. HWR2 single player works just fine.

What’s really odd, is that the game does this on all three of my computers. If it was a specific issue with a certain video card, or with drivers or windows updates/redist, then it should not be this persistent.

BTW, the steam integrity check does not detect any problems on any of my computers. All computers have the latest drivers (two ATI, one Nvidia), and software updates.