My computer is state of the art. State of the art for 4 years ago, when I bought it. I used to upgrade about every 2 years but I haven't felt the need to upgrade since nothing has really stressed the system to the breaking point; Crysis is about as problematic a game I've encountered and even that played pretty well at moderate settings. But I'm getting extreme slowdowns in FFH2 on medium-sized maps in the late-mid and late games. What turn this starts happening on depends heavily on how aggressive I'm playing. If I'm an aggressive civ and eliminate a couple people and keep the others from expanding to huge sizes I can play pretty much the whole game. But if I don't expand rapidly myself and a couple other civs get big, by turn 300 (medium sized map, normal speed) it can take a couple minutes from when I hit end turn to when it's my turn again. Given my turn might take as little as 15 seconds, that's not a good ratio of playing time to sitting around waiting twiddling my thumbs. Is this something a new computer will fix and I need to upgrade? Or is it intrinsic to the game. I never had much problem with BTS even on map sizes bigger than medium. I assume the mod must be more intensive with extra code and such but I dunno if thats true for sure. It's probably about that time anyway, although I might go for a gaming laptop instead of a desktop since, unfortunately, it seems most games are heading to consoles and I have a 360.