Sep 10, 2008, 08:30 AM
im running civ 4 bts on a new hp pavilion dv9700. after about an hour or two of play (in regular game) when another civ contacts me the game frame rate drops to what seems like single digits. i have the boxed version gold edition with a downloaded bts. i was wondering if anyone else is running into the same problems. to fix it i need to restart the computor to fix the problem. just restarting the game doesnt fix the problem. i was also wondering if anyone has seen the game run slower after you reload a saved game. im not sure if it is the game or windows vista. as far as i can tell i have all the latest patches installed with the game. any ideas or suggestion s would be greatly appreciated.
Sep 11, 2008, 09:44 AM
could you post your dxdiag results?
welcome to cfc :)
Sep 13, 2008, 02:00 PM
where do i find that.i dont see it in any of the files.
Sep 13, 2008, 03:15 PM
start the program it finds if it does not do so automatically
click on save results
come back here
below the reply box
click on go advanced
click on manage attachments
attach that results file
post a reply :)
Sep 13, 2008, 03:30 PM
I think I have the same problem, it takes like 20 secs till the contact screen pops up and then everything is back to smoothness. My laptop should easily be able to handle civ, and it does, but this is its only weakness.
Sep 13, 2008, 06:20 PM
some graphics cards do not handle the 3d videos the game uses well - if all else fails you could install the static movies/leaderheads packs from this site :)
Sep 15, 2008, 10:01 AM
try an updated graphics driver:
Note: I did check that this driver is for your card - but I may be mistaken so check for yourself :)
especially on Vista graphics drivers are still developing so that might actually help...
Sep 15, 2008, 10:22 AM
thanks a million. ill try that later and let u know the results. i feel like i should be expecting a bill from u in the mail. u have been very helpful, again thank you.
Sep 16, 2008, 06:59 AM
the driver download helped alot. the game runs alot smoother.thanks