Recently I tried my first multiplayer game when a friend game over and plugged in to my lan. The game worked fine, technically, but whatever game mode we played there was HUGE lag. I looked at my CPU usage and civ3 was at 50%. As I'm hyperthreaded this basically means 100% cpu usage. The same applied with my friends laptop. (He was at 100%cpu). There werent any other apps running, and considering my system is 3.0ghz i doubt its a power issue.... There were some ways of returning the cpu usage to normal - if my friend looked at an advisor screen duting my turn for instance and other wierd things like that. We both have the most up to date patches. (1.22) and are XP. Any ideas?