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Civ 5 locking up while scrolling across map

Discussion in 'Civ5 - Technical Support' started by Borgholio, Sep 30, 2010.

  1. Borgholio

    Borgholio Chieftain

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    Smells like Civ 5 has some sort of graphical memory leak. I started a huge Pangaea map and game performance was fine at first, but as more of the map got revealed the performance began to decrease until it simply locked up.

    At first it would simply take a bit longer to render the tiles when I scrolled from one part of the map to another, but then it locked up completely. My computer does not crash, the game itself simply locks up and I have to quit the process from the Task Manager.

    This happens without fail after a random number of turns (seems to depend on how much I scroll, zoom, etc...), but only after a large portion of the map has been revealed. I have tried changing all the graphics from high to low and back again. I have changed the resolution of the game, as well as trying both windowed and full screen mode. I have also tried playing immediately after rebooting. If anything, my efforts simply delay the onset of the lockups.

    System Specs -

    Dual Core CPU, 4gb RAM, Nvidia Geforce 9800 with latest non-beta drivers, Windows XP SP 3. I know the 9800 isn't the latest card in the lineup but it certainly should be fast enough to run Civ 5 on lower graphics settings. I will paste my DXDiag below.

    Any suggestions that I might have missed? Or should I simply run smaller maps until a patch is released?


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    System Information
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    Time of this report: 9/30/2010, 18:52:42
    Machine name: VADER
    Operating System: Windows XP Professional (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 3 (2600.xpsp_sp3_gdr.100427-1636)
    Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
    System Manufacturer: System manufacturer
    System Model: System Product Name
    BIOS: BIOS Date: 12/19/08 09:53:33 Ver: 08.00.10
    Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E7300 @ 2.66GHz (2 CPUs)
    Memory: 3456MB RAM
    Page File: 2766MB used, 10890MB available
    Windows Dir: C:\WINDOWS
    DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)
    DX Setup Parameters: Not found
    DxDiag Version: 5.03.2600.5512 32bit Unicode

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    DxDiag Notes
    ------------
    DirectX Files Tab: No problems found.
    Display Tab 1: No problems found.
    Display Tab 2: No problems found.
    Sound Tab 1: No problems found.
    Sound Tab 2: No problems found.
    Music Tab: No problems found.
    Input Tab: No problems found.
    Network Tab: No problems found.

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    DirectX Debug Levels
    --------------------
    Direct3D: 0/4 (n/a)
    DirectDraw: 0/4 (retail)
    DirectInput: 0/5 (n/a)
    DirectMusic: 0/5 (n/a)
    DirectPlay: 0/9 (retail)
    DirectSound: 0/5 (retail)
    DirectShow: 0/6 (retail)

    ---------------
    Display Devices
    ---------------
    Card name: NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GT
    Manufacturer: NVIDIA
    Chip type: GeForce 9800 GT
    DAC type: Integrated RAMDAC
    Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0614&SUBSYS_23721682&REV_A2
    Display Memory: 512.0 MB
    Current Mode: 1600 x 900 (32 bit) (60Hz)
    Monitor: Default Monitor
    Monitor Max Res:
    Driver Name: nv4_disp.dll
    Driver Version: 6.14.0012.5896 (English)
    DDI Version: 9 (or higher)
    Driver Attributes: Final Retail
    Driver Date/Size: 7/9/2010 15:38:00, 6343040 bytes
    WHQL Logo'd: Yes
    WHQL Date Stamp: n/a
    VDD: n/a
    Mini VDD: nv4_mini.sys
    Mini VDD Date: 7/9/2010 15:38:00, 10604128 bytes
    Device Identifier: {D7B71E3E-4554-11CF-3A62-7E0303C2CB35}
    Vendor ID: 0x10DE
    Device ID: 0x0614
    SubSys ID: 0x23721682
    Revision ID: 0x00A2
    Revision ID: 0x00A2
    Video Accel: ModeMPEG2_C ModeMPEG2_D
    Deinterlace Caps: {6CB69578-7617-4637-91E5-1C02DB810285}: Format(In/Out)=(YUY2,YUY2) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY DeinterlaceTech_PixelAdaptive
    {335AA36E-7884-43A4-9C91-7F87FAF3E37E}: Format(In/Out)=(YUY2,YUY2) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY DeinterlaceTech_BOBVerticalStretch
    {6CB69578-7617-4637-91E5-1C02DB810285}: Format(In/Out)=(UYVY,YUY2) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY DeinterlaceTech_PixelAdaptive
    {335AA36E-7884-43A4-9C91-7F87FAF3E37E}: Format(In/Out)=(UYVY,YUY2) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY DeinterlaceTech_BOBVerticalStretch
    {6CB69578-7617-4637-91E5-1C02DB810285}: Format(In/Out)=(YV12,0x3231564e) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY DeinterlaceTech_PixelAdaptive
    {335AA36E-7884-43A4-9C91-7F87FAF3E37E}: Format(In/Out)=(YV12,0x3231564e) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY DeinterlaceTech_BOBVerticalStretch
    {6CB69578-7617-4637-91E5-1C02DB810285}: Format(In/Out)=(NV12,0x3231564e) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY DeinterlaceTech_PixelAdaptive
    {335AA36E-7884-43A4-9C91-7F87FAF3E37E}: Format(In/Out)=(NV12,0x3231564e) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY DeinterlaceTech_BOBVerticalStretch
    Registry: OK
    DDraw Status: Enabled
    D3D Status: Enabled
    AGP Status: Enabled
    DDraw Test Result: Not run
    D3D7 Test Result: Not run
    D3D8 Test Result: Not run
    D3D9 Test Result: Not run

    Card name: NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GT
    Manufacturer: NVIDIA
    Chip type: GeForce 9800 GT
    DAC type: Integrated RAMDAC
    Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0614&SUBSYS_23721682&REV_A2
    Display Memory: 512.0 MB
    Current Mode: 1280 x 1024 (32 bit) (60Hz)
    Monitor: Default Monitor
    Monitor Max Res:
    Driver Name: nv4_disp.dll
    Driver Version: 6.14.0012.5896 (English)
    DDI Version: 9 (or higher)
    Driver Attributes: Final Retail
    Driver Date/Size: 7/9/2010 15:38:00, 6343040 bytes
    WHQL Logo'd: Yes
    WHQL Date Stamp: n/a
    VDD: n/a
    Mini VDD: nv4_mini.sys
    Mini VDD Date: 7/9/2010 15:38:00, 10604128 bytes
    Device Identifier: {D7B71E3E-4554-11CF-3A62-7E0303C2CB35}
    Vendor ID: 0x10DE
    Device ID: 0x0614
    SubSys ID: 0x23721682
    Revision ID: 0x00A2
    Revision ID: 0x00A2
    Video Accel: ModeMPEG2_C ModeMPEG2_D
    Deinterlace Caps: {6CB69578-7617-4637-91E5-1C02DB810285}: Format(In/Out)=(YUY2,YUY2) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY DeinterlaceTech_PixelAdaptive
    {335AA36E-7884-43A4-9C91-7F87FAF3E37E}: Format(In/Out)=(YUY2,YUY2) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY DeinterlaceTech_BOBVerticalStretch
    {6CB69578-7617-4637-91E5-1C02DB810285}: Format(In/Out)=(UYVY,YUY2) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY DeinterlaceTech_PixelAdaptive
    {335AA36E-7884-43A4-9C91-7F87FAF3E37E}: Format(In/Out)=(UYVY,YUY2) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY DeinterlaceTech_BOBVerticalStretch
    {6CB69578-7617-4637-91E5-1C02DB810285}: Format(In/Out)=(YV12,0x3231564e) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY DeinterlaceTech_PixelAdaptive
    {335AA36E-7884-43A4-9C91-7F87FAF3E37E}: Format(In/Out)=(YV12,0x3231564e) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY DeinterlaceTech_BOBVerticalStretch
    {6CB69578-7617-4637-91E5-1C02DB810285}: Format(In/Out)=(NV12,0x3231564e) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY DeinterlaceTech_PixelAdaptive
    {335AA36E-7884-43A4-9C91-7F87FAF3E37E}: Format(In/Out)=(NV12,0x3231564e) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY DeinterlaceTech_BOBVerticalStretch
    Registry: OK
    DDraw Status: Enabled
    D3D Status: Enabled
    AGP Status: Enabled
    DDraw Test Result: Not run
    D3D7 Test Result: Not run
    D3D8 Test Result: Not run
    D3D9 Test Result: Not run

    -------------
    Sound Devices
    -------------
    Description: Realtek HD Audio output
    Default Sound Playback: Yes
    Default Voice Playback: Yes
    Hardware ID: HDAUDIO\FUNC_01&VEN_10EC&DEV_0662&SUBSYS_10438290&REV_1001
    Manufacturer ID: 1
    Product ID: 100
    Type: WDM
    Driver Name: RtkHDAud.sys
    Driver Version: 5.10.0000.5397 (English)
    Driver Attributes: Final Retail
    WHQL Logo'd: Yes
    Date and Size: 4/10/2007 04:04:40, 4397568 bytes
    Other Files:
    Driver Provider: Realtek Semiconductor Corp.
    HW Accel Level: Full
    Cap Flags: 0xF5F
    Min/Max Sample Rate: 8000, 192000
    Static/Strm HW Mix Bufs: 33, 32
    Static/Strm HW 3D Bufs: 33, 32
    HW Memory: 0
    Voice Management: No
    EAX(tm) 2.0 Listen/Src: Yes, Yes
    I3DL2(tm) Listen/Src: Yes, Yes
    Sensaura(tm) ZoomFX(tm): No
    Registry: OK
    Sound Test Result: Not run

    Description: Bluetooth Hands-free Audio
    Default Sound Playback: No
    Default Voice Playback: No
    Hardware ID:
    Manufacturer ID: 1
    Product ID: 100
    Type: WDM
    Driver Name: btaudio.sys
    Driver Version: 5.01.0000.3200 (English)
    Driver Attributes: Final Retail
    WHQL Logo'd: Yes
    Date and Size: 3/22/2007 19:49:54, 539072 bytes
    Other Files:
    Driver Provider:
    HW Accel Level: Full
    Cap Flags: 0xB5B
    Min/Max Sample Rate: 48000, 48000
    Static/Strm HW Mix Bufs: 1, 0
    Static/Strm HW 3D Bufs: 0, 0
    HW Memory: 0
    Voice Management: No
    EAX(tm) 2.0 Listen/Src: No, No
    I3DL2(tm) Listen/Src: No, No
    Sensaura(tm) ZoomFX(tm): No
    Registry: OK
    Sound Test Result: Not run

    ---------------------
    Sound Capture Devices
    ---------------------
    Description: Realtek HD Audio Input
    Default Sound Capture: Yes
    Default Voice Capture: Yes
    Driver Name: RtkHDAud.sys
    Driver Version: 5.10.0000.5397 (English)
    Driver Attributes: Final Retail
    Date and Size: 4/10/2007 04:04:40, 4397568 bytes
    Cap Flags: 0x41
    Format Flags: 0xFFF

    Description: Bluetooth Hands-free Audio
    Default Sound Capture: No
    Default Voice Capture: No
    Driver Name: btaudio.sys
    Driver Version: 5.01.0000.3200 (English)
    Driver Attributes: Final Retail
    Date and Size: 3/22/2007 19:49:54, 539072 bytes
    Cap Flags: 0x41
    Format Flags: 0xCC0

    -----------
    DirectMusic
    -----------
    DLS Path: C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\drivers\GM.DLS
    DLS Version: 1.00.0016.0002
    Acceleration: n/a
    Ports: Microsoft Synthesizer, Software (Not Kernel Mode), Output, DLS, Internal, Default Port
    Bluetooth Hands-free Audio, Software (Kernel Mode), Output, DLS, Internal
    Microsoft MIDI Mapper [Emulated], Hardware (Not Kernel Mode), Output, No DLS, Internal
    Microsoft GS Wavetable SW Synth [Emulated], Hardware (Not Kernel Mode), Output, No DLS, Internal
    Registry: OK
    Test Result: Not run

    -------------------
    DirectInput Devices
    -------------------
    Device Name: Mouse
    Attached: 1
    Controller ID: n/a
    Vendor/Product ID: n/a
    FF Driver: n/a

    Device Name: Keyboard
    Attached: 1
    Controller ID: n/a
    Vendor/Product ID: n/a
    FF Driver: n/a

    Device Name: American Power Conversion USB UPS
    Attached: 1
    Controller ID: 0x0
    Vendor/Product ID: 0x051D, 0x0002
    FF Driver: n/a

    Poll w/ Interrupt: No
    Registry: OK

    -----------
    USB Devices
    -----------
    + USB Root Hub
    | Vendor/Product ID: 0x8086, 0x27CB
    | Matching Device ID: usb\root_hub
    | Service: usbhub
    | Driver: usbhub.sys, 4/13/2008 11:45:37, 59520 bytes
    | Driver: usbd.sys, 8/23/2001 05:00:00, 4736 bytes

    ----------------
    Gameport Devices
    ----------------

    ------------
    PS/2 Devices
    ------------
    + Easy Internet Keyboard
    | Matching Device ID: *pnp0303
    | Upper Filters: itchfltr
    | Service: i8042prt
    | Driver: i8042prt.sys, 4/13/2008 12:18:00, 52480 bytes
    | Driver: kbdclass.sys, 4/13/2008 11:39:47, 24576 bytes
    | Driver: itchfltr.sys, 3/10/2004 14:42:24, 12953 bytes
    |
    + Terminal Server Keyboard Driver
    | Matching Device ID: root\rdp_kbd
    | Upper Filters: kbdclass
    | Service: TermDD
    | Driver: termdd.sys, 4/13/2008 17:13:20, 40840 bytes
    | Driver: kbdclass.sys, 4/13/2008 11:39:47, 24576 bytes
    |
    + Logitech-compatible Mouse PS/2
    | Matching Device ID: *pnp0f03
    | Upper Filters: L8042pr2, LMouFlt2
    | Service: i8042prt
    | Driver: i8042prt.sys, 4/13/2008 12:18:00, 52480 bytes
    | Driver: mouclass.sys, 4/13/2008 11:39:47, 23040 bytes
    | Driver: L8042pr2.Sys, 12/17/2003 10:50:00, 51729 bytes
    | Driver: LMouFlt2.Sys, 12/17/2003 10:50:00, 70801 bytes
    | Driver: Logi_MwX.Exe, 12/17/2003 10:50:00, 19968 bytes
    | Driver: LCoInst.Dll, 12/17/2003 10:50:00, 23375 bytes
    |
    + Terminal Server Mouse Driver
    | Matching Device ID: root\rdp_mou
    | Upper Filters: mouclass
    | Service: TermDD
    | Driver: termdd.sys, 4/13/2008 17:13:20, 40840 bytes
    | Driver: mouclass.sys, 4/13/2008 11:39:47, 23040 bytes

    ----------------------------
    DirectPlay Service Providers
    ----------------------------
    DirectPlay8 Modem Service Provider - Registry: OK, File: dpnet.dll (5.03.2600.5512)
    DirectPlay8 Serial Service Provider - Registry: OK, File: dpnet.dll (5.03.2600.5512)
    DirectPlay8 IPX Service Provider - Registry: OK, File: dpnet.dll (5.03.2600.5512)
    DirectPlay8 TCP/IP Service Provider - Registry: OK, File: dpnet.dll (5.03.2600.5512)
    Internet TCP/IP Connection For DirectPlay - Registry: OK, File: dpwsockx.dll (5.03.2600.5512)
    IPX Connection For DirectPlay - Registry: OK, File: dpwsockx.dll (5.03.2600.5512)
    Modem Connection For DirectPlay - Registry: OK, File: dpmodemx.dll (5.03.2600.5512)
    Serial Connection For DirectPlay - Registry: OK, File: dpmodemx.dll (5.03.2600.5512)

    DirectPlay Voice Wizard Tests: Full Duplex: Passed, Half Duplex: Passed, Mic: Passed
    DirectPlay Test Result: Not run
    Registry: OK

    -------------------
    DirectPlay Adapters
    -------------------
    DirectPlay8 Serial Service Provider: COM1
    DirectPlay8 Serial Service Provider: COM3
    DirectPlay8 IPX Service Provider: IPX Adapter 1 - (00000000,001D602B5D1E)
    DirectPlay8 TCP/IP Service Provider: Local Area Connection - IPv4 -

    -----------------------
    DirectPlay Voice Codecs
    -----------------------
    Voxware VR12 1.4kbit/s
    Voxware SC06 6.4kbit/s
    Voxware SC03 3.2kbit/s
    MS-PCM 64 kbit/s
    MS-ADPCM 32.8 kbit/s
    Microsoft GSM 6.10 13 kbit/s
    TrueSpeech(TM) 8.6 kbit/s

    -------------------------
    DirectPlay Lobbyable Apps
    -------------------------
    Baldur's Gate (DX7) - Registry: OK, ExeFile: BGMain.exe (1.00.0000.0001)
    Civilization II Gold (DX7) - Registry: OK, ExeFile: Civ2.exe ()

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    Disk & DVD/CD-ROM Drives
    ------------------------
    Drive: C:
    Free Space: 295.4 GB
    Total Space: 476.9 GB
    File System: NTFS
    Model: Hitachi HDS721050CLA362

    Drive: D:
    Free Space: 166.9 GB
    Total Space: 476.9 GB
    File System: NTFS
    Model: WDC WD5000AAKS-65TMA0

    Drive: Y:
    Free Space: 21.5 GB
    Total Space: 21.6 GB
    File System: NTFS
    Model: WDC WD1600AAJS-08PSA0

    Drive: Z:
    Free Space: 40.8 GB
    Total Space: 131.1 GB
    File System: NTFS
    Model: WDC WD1600AAJS-08PSA0

    Drive: F:
    Model: ATAPI DVD C DH52C2P
    Driver: c:\windows\system32\drivers\cdrom.sys, 5.01.2600.5512 (English), 4/13/2008 11:40:46, 62976 bytes

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    System Devices
    --------------
    Name: Intel(R) 82801G (ICH7 Family) Ultra ATA Storage Controllers - 27DF
    Device ID: PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_27DF&SUBSYS_81791043&REV_01\3&11583659&0&F9
    Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\DRIVERS\pciide.sys, 5.01.2600.0000 (English), 8/17/2001 14:51:52, 3328 bytes
    Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\DRIVERS\pciidex.sys, 5.01.2600.5512 (English), 4/13/2008 11:40:29, 24960 bytes
    Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\DRIVERS\atapi.sys, 5.01.2600.5512 (English), 4/13/2008 11:40:30, 96512 bytes

    Name: Intel(R) 82801G (ICH7 Family) SMBus Controller - 27DA
    Device ID: PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_27DA&SUBSYS_81791043&REV_01\3&11583659&0&FB
    Driver: n/a

    Name: Microsoft UAA Bus Driver for High Definition Audio
    Device ID: PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_27D8&SUBSYS_82901043&REV_01\3&11583659&0&D8
    Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\DRIVERS\hdaudbus.sys, 5.10.0001.5013 (English), 4/13/2008 09:36:05, 144384 bytes

    Name: Intel(R) 82801G (ICH7 Family) PCI Express Root Port - 27D2
    Device ID: PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_27D2&SUBSYS_00000000&REV_01\3&11583659&0&E1
    Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\DRIVERS\pci.sys, 5.01.2600.5512 (English), 4/13/2008 11:36:44, 68224 bytes

    Name: Intel(R) 82801G (ICH7 Family) PCI Express Root Port - 27D0
    Device ID: PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_27D0&SUBSYS_00000000&REV_01\3&11583659&0&E0
    Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\DRIVERS\pci.sys, 5.01.2600.5512 (English), 4/13/2008 11:36:44, 68224 bytes

    Name: Intel(R) 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB2 Enhanced Host Controller - 27CC
    Device ID: PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_27CC&SUBSYS_81791043&REV_01\3&11583659&0&EF
    Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\usbehci.sys, 5.01.2600.5512 (English), 4/13/2008 11:45:35, 30208 bytes
    Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\usbport.sys, 5.01.2600.5512 (English), 4/13/2008 11:45:36, 143872 bytes
    Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\usbui.dll, 5.01.2600.5512 (English), 4/13/2008 17:12:08, 74240 bytes
    Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\usbhub.sys, 5.01.2600.5512 (English), 4/13/2008 11:45:37, 59520 bytes
    Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\hccoin.dll, 5.01.2600.5512 (English), 4/13/2008 17:11:54, 7168 bytes

    Name: Intel(R) 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB Universal Host Controller - 27CB
    Device ID: PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_27CB&SUBSYS_81791043&REV_01\3&11583659&0&EB
    Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\usbuhci.sys, 5.01.2600.5512 (English), 4/13/2008 11:45:35, 20608 bytes
    Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\usbport.sys, 5.01.2600.5512 (English), 4/13/2008 11:45:36, 143872 bytes
    Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\usbui.dll, 5.01.2600.5512 (English), 4/13/2008 17:12:08, 74240 bytes
    Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\usbhub.sys, 5.01.2600.5512 (English), 4/13/2008 11:45:37, 59520 bytes

    Name: Intel(R) 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB Universal Host Controller - 27CA
    Device ID: PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_27CA&SUBSYS_81791043&REV_01\3&11583659&0&EA
    Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\usbuhci.sys, 5.01.2600.5512 (English), 4/13/2008 11:45:35, 20608 bytes
    Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\usbport.sys, 5.01.2600.5512 (English), 4/13/2008 11:45:36, 143872 bytes
    Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\usbui.dll, 5.01.2600.5512 (English), 4/13/2008 17:12:08, 74240 bytes
    Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\usbhub.sys, 5.01.2600.5512 (English), 4/13/2008 11:45:37, 59520 bytes

    Name: Intel(R) 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB Universal Host Controller - 27C9
    Device ID: PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_27C9&SUBSYS_81791043&REV_01\3&11583659&0&E9
    Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\usbuhci.sys, 5.01.2600.5512 (English), 4/13/2008 11:45:35, 20608 bytes
    Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\usbport.sys, 5.01.2600.5512 (English), 4/13/2008 11:45:36, 143872 bytes
    Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\usbui.dll, 5.01.2600.5512 (English), 4/13/2008 17:12:08, 74240 bytes
    Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\usbhub.sys, 5.01.2600.5512 (English), 4/13/2008 11:45:37, 59520 bytes

    Name: Intel(R) 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB Universal Host Controller - 27C8
    Device ID: PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_27C8&SUBSYS_81791043&REV_01\3&11583659&0&E8
    Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\usbuhci.sys, 5.01.2600.5512 (English), 4/13/2008 11:45:35, 20608 bytes
    Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\usbport.sys, 5.01.2600.5512 (English), 4/13/2008 11:45:36, 143872 bytes
    Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\usbui.dll, 5.01.2600.5512 (English), 4/13/2008 17:12:08, 74240 bytes
    Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\usbhub.sys, 5.01.2600.5512 (English), 4/13/2008 11:45:37, 59520 bytes

    Name: Intel(R) 82801GB/GR/GH (ICH7 Family) Serial ATA Storage Controller - 27C0
    Device ID: PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_27C0&SUBSYS_26011043&REV_01\3&11583659&0&FA
    Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\DRIVERS\pciide.sys, 5.01.2600.0000 (English), 8/17/2001 14:51:52, 3328 bytes
    Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\DRIVERS\pciidex.sys, 5.01.2600.5512 (English), 4/13/2008 11:40:29, 24960 bytes
    Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\DRIVERS\atapi.sys, 5.01.2600.5512 (English), 4/13/2008 11:40:30, 96512 bytes

    Name: Intel(R) 82801GB/GR (ICH7 Family) LPC Interface Controller - 27B8
    Device ID: PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_27B8&SUBSYS_00000000&REV_01\3&11583659&0&F8
    Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\DRIVERS\isapnp.sys, 5.01.2600.5512 (English), 4/13/2008 11:36:41, 37248 bytes

    Name: Intel(R) 945G/GZ/GC/P/PL PCI Express Root Port - 2771
    Device ID: PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2771&SUBSYS_00000000&REV_02\3&11583659&0&08
    Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\DRIVERS\pci.sys, 5.01.2600.5512 (English), 4/13/2008 11:36:44, 68224 bytes

    Name: Intel(R) 945G/GZ/GC/P/PL Processor to I/O Controller - 2770
    Device ID: PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2770&SUBSYS_00000000&REV_02\3&11583659&0&00
    Driver: n/a

    Name: Intel(R) 82801BA/CA PCI Bridge - 244E
    Device ID: PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_244E&SUBSYS_00000000&REV_E1\3&11583659&0&F0
    Driver: n/a

    Name: Atheros L2 Fast Ethernet 10/100 Base-T Controller
    Device ID: PCI\VEN_1969&DEV_2048&SUBSYS_82331043&REV_A0\4&38D2602C&0&00E1
    Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\DRIVERS\l251x86.sys, 2.05.0007.0016 (English), 10/16/2008 16:14:00, 30720 bytes

    Name: Wireless-G PCI Adapter
    Device ID: PCI\VEN_14E4&DEV_4320&SUBSYS_00131737&REV_02\4&CF81C54&0&08F0
    Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\DRIVERS\BCMWL5.SYS, 3.100.0046.0000 (English), 12/22/2004 01:32:12, 369024 bytes

    Name: NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GT
    Device ID: PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0614&SUBSYS_23721682&REV_A2\4&24AE49A5&0&0008
    Driver: C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\Drs\dbInstaller.exe, 6.14.0012.5896 (English), 7/9/2010 15:38:00, 139776 bytes
    Driver: C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\Drs\nvdrsdb.bin, 7/9/2010 15:38:00, 232968 bytes
    Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\DRIVERS\nv4_mini.sys, 6.14.0012.5896 (English), 7/9/2010 15:38:00, 10604128 bytes
    Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\OpenCL.dll, 1.00.0000.0000 (English), 7/9/2010 15:38:00, 61440 bytes
    Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\nv4_disp.dll, 6.14.0012.5896 (English), 7/9/2010 15:38:00, 6343040 bytes
    Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvapi.dll, 6.14.0012.5896 (English), 7/9/2010 15:38:00, 1388544 bytes
    Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvcompiler.dll, 6.14.0012.5896 (English), 7/9/2010 15:38:00, 10260480 bytes
    Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvcuda.dll, 6.14.0012.5896 (English), 7/9/2010 15:38:00, 4595712 bytes
    Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvcuvenc.dll, 6.14.0012.5896 (English), 7/9/2010 15:38:00, 2506344 bytes
    Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvcuvid.dll, 6.14.0012.5896 (English), 7/9/2010 15:38:00, 2914408 bytes
    Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvdata.bin, 7/9/2010 15:38:00, 2195030 bytes
    Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvinfo.pb, 7/9/2010 15:38:00, 7959 bytes
    Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvoglnt.dll, 6.14.0012.5896 (English), 7/9/2010 15:38:00, 13549568 bytes
    Driver: C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\Uninstall\nvdisp.nvu, 7/9/2010 15:38:00, 25836 bytes
    Driver: C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\Uninstall\nvudisp.exe, 1.10.0062.0040 (English), 7/9/2010 15:38:00, 604776 bytes
    Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvcod.dll, 1.09.0022.0107 (English), 7/9/2010 15:38:00, 236136 bytes
    Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvcodins.dll, 1.09.0022.0107 (English), 7/9/2010 15:38:00, 236136 bytes
     
  2. tokala

    tokala Emperor

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    Already tried the latest beta driver?
     
  3. templars rule

    templars rule Chieftain

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    I am having exactly the same problem, the later the game the more frequent it seems to happen. graphics freeze, normally when scrolling across cloud (unexplored area). task manager shows game is still running but is completely locked up :cry:

    PS Tried the latest beta from Nvidia and no improvement
     
  4. Borgholio

    Borgholio Chieftain

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    I have not yet tried the latest Beta drivers...I am not a big fan of Betas since they can introduce more problems than they fix. :) I'll try it tonight though and see if it helps.
     
  5. wizzlestick

    wizzlestick Chieftain

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    Same exact problem here happening under similar scenarios (late game during my marathon games during the scrolling)

    Very annoying and now having to save every 2 turns because it's so volatile and can lockup at any moment during a scrolling event.
     
  6. tharg

    tharg Warlord

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    I had similar symtoms, the size of save game files seemed to be my problme.
    I now always exit to windows and restart before loading any game.
     
  7. wizzlestick

    wizzlestick Chieftain

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    Wish that were the case here, my filesizes never exceed 1.2mb though and they are pretty consistent. Now on Turn 950+ and still having this issue. If I start a new game it's blazing fast and responsive again, but over time I'm sure it would do the same thing. My 950+ game takes almost 2m to load and is not extremely responsive during the turns compared to a new (or less than 600-700 turns) game which runs lightning fast in comparison. There seems to be this magic point where you will then be plagued by slowdown for the remainder of your game if it gets too complicated for too long. I'm guessing a memory leak they need to take care of.

    Also Nvidia beta drivers made no difference here. I believe they need to patch for the issue to be resolved and there are many others with this problem so hopefully it will get attention soon.
     
  8. OverLordMoe

    OverLordMoe Chieftain

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    I have the same problem as well. I have a 8800 GTX with 4 megs of system ram so I don't think it's a problem with me meeting system requirments and such, seems more like a memory leak as the OP suggested. The only way I can play the game after having explored a large section of the map is to play it in DX 9 mode. This stops the game from locking up but instead I get texture pop-in later on in the game (this is a lot better than the game freezing!). There may be an issue with Direct X11 and DX 10 cards like the 8000 and 9000 series, I don't know. I really hope a patch will fix this soon.
     
  9. Paradigne

    Paradigne Emperor

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    I'm having the same problem. It has to be an nVidia issue, I have an 8800 GTS 512, I got the latest drivers, not the Beta though.
     
  10. Snackwell

    Snackwell Chieftain

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    Yep, sounds like my problem, too. Cranking the video settings way down helps for a while, but the bigger the world gets, the slower it goes, and eventually it crashes.

    I'm not even going to bother playing anything larger than standard, there's no point.

    Any word from Firaxis about this?
     
  11. geofelt

    geofelt Warlord

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    I has a similar occurrence using a ATI 5870.
     
  12. reverman

    reverman Chieftain

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    I have an ATI 5870 also and It started crashing late game when lots of units were moving around. ATI updated their drivers like 9/24 so i just downloaded those hoping they help.
     
  13. templars rule

    templars rule Chieftain

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    I have a 8800GTX and think I have found the problem. It seems the default settings the game is selecting are much too high. I lowered the resolution and took most things down to low and so far no crashes.

    Not really a solution but just wanted to share the cause for lockups. If you want stability turn down well below the default settings.
     
  14. btodd_22

    btodd_22 Chieftain

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    This is a little late on the post since i just got the game but I have a geforce 8800 and had to select the active X 9 option before launching the game to avoid the crashes. If i were to select X-10/11 it would crash after a random number of turns.
     
  15. Buckeye Kid

    Buckeye Kid Chieftain

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    I have this same problem too.

    Core2Duo @ 3.2ghz
    NVidia 9800GTX
    8mb DDR2 RAM
    1920x1200 monitor resolution

    Exact same problems as OP described. If I play on anything larger than a standard sized map, as I reveal more and more of the map I eventually get the game locking up on me. It seems to happen when my screen gets pulled around from city-state messages (and my map is forced to jump half way around the world to center on the city state, quite an annoying thing if you have more than 10 or so city states I must say).

    I assumed my CPU and card couldn't handle the larger maps. I play on DX9 with all settings on lowest possible. I also start getting some sort of weird re-draw where all of the tiles turn a bit gray and when my screen gets pulled around from unit cycling or city state cycling my tiles get redrawn from top of the screen to bottom. When that starts showing up that's when I know the lock up is coming.

    I also see random CTD on standard sized Great Plains maps, I assumed it also was from a lack of raw computing power (perhaps crashing due to too much calculations from unit movement combined with massive power required to redraw map as it gets jerked around from unit cycling and city state message cycling).

    I'm thinking of upgrading my machine to a new quad core i series chip and a 400GTX level graphics card (because I LOVE playing huge TSL Earth maps) but I'm worried it's a software problem and not a lack of hardware.

    Is anyone able to play huge Earth (or equivalent) maps to the end? If so, what settings and what is your hardware?

    Thanks! I'd love to hear it's something I can fix and not something I'll have to wait for the software devs to fix (because I'm worried that might take forever).
     
  16. Furiey

    Furiey No Longer Just Lurking

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    I had this problem, late game on a huge map. i7 960, 6GB W7x64, ATI5800 series, all settings high.

    It froze exactly as you describe, I would have to re-start the game, reload and then could play a bit more before it did the same again. Dropping the graphics settings didn't seem to help.

    I found playing in strategic mode for a few turns allowed me to switch back and finish the game normally without further problem. :confused:
     

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