I keep hearing everyone complaining about CTDs and how the devs didn't x or y or z.... I have a 3 year old laptop with a Turion dual core, 3g RAM and an older Nvidia card... I run in DX9.... minimum settings... but I don't ever use strategic view.... combat animations on... In normal games I have never crashed.... In my OCC I crashed a bunch late game but I know why.... Since I was "Next Turn" clicking on the vast majority of turns, that means my processor was getting no "downtime".... and I'm sure it wasn't happy So I let the system rest with the "Next Turn" button gently coaxing me... seducing me to touch it... to caress it.... But if I resisited temptation.... I could delay the crashes.... So my problem isn't ciV... it's my system.... But as I said... even my crappy setup has NO problems with a normal game... I usually stay at Standard/Standard settings... though I did finish 2 Epic games (standard size)... So am I the only one lucky enough to play successfully without regular CTDs??