Meridian 59 does not install/run

i ve tried both the steam version (steam client) and the lutris net version (install from and they both do not work.
the one from steam gives a blank screen with music and some
graphics and windows decorations but nothing more and crashes
soon after starting ingame.
the lutris version seems to not install and cannot find the ,exe file
of meridian 59 - searching in the folder delivers the conclusion
the game has not even been installed. also note installtime was very
very short. please anyone