View Full Version : Low FPS. And strange shapes in the game.

Dec 25, 2005, 05:06 PM
Hello I get strange lines and shapes while I'm palying the game. Also how can I improve my FPS Rate?

Dx Diag Results

System Information
Operating System: Windows XP Home Edition (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 2 (2600.xpsp_sp2_gdr.050301-1519)
BIOS: Default System BIOS
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 1700MHz
Memory: 512MB RAM
Page File: 213MB used, 1036MB available
DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
DxDiag Version: 5.03.2600.2180 32bit Unicode

Display Devices
Card name: RADEON 9200 SERIES
Manufacturer: ATI Technologies Inc.
Chip type: RADEON 9200 SE AGP (0x5964)
DAC type: Internal DAC(400MHz)
Display Memory: 128.0 MB
Current Mode: 1024 x 768 (32 bit) (60Hz)
Monitor: COMPAQ 171FS
Monitor Max Res: 1024,768
Driver Name: ati2dvag.dll
Driver Version: 6.14.0010.6490 (English)
DDI Version: 9 (or higher)
Driver Attributes: Final Retail
Driver Date/Size: 10/26/2004 20:35:58, 214528 bytes

My agp speed is 8x and im using direct3d, fastwrite is off ( what is fastwrite ) I want to try using opengl. maybe that one will work better than direct3. how do i use opengl?

Is my pc meets the requirements of playing Civ 4? I have low fps and I wish to improve my fps.Thanks for all your help.

Dec 25, 2005, 07:08 PM
In my opinion your PC should be able to run the game fine. I'm guessing that seeing as this is your first post and it's Christmas day you might have got the game today so my first suggestion will be to patch it. You may have already done this but also maybe not. The game initially had a lot of problems with memory leaks and even working at all on some ATI card/driver combos so there's a good chance that patching it will solve your problems.

Check here for some mirrors that contain the patch.