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Either horrible performance or bugged animation (win10)

Discussion in 'Civ3 - Technical Support' started by Hirmuolio, Feb 22, 2017.

  1. Hirmuolio

    Hirmuolio Chieftain

    Jun 3, 2014
    If I run civ III normally (not in compatibility mode) the game freezez for the duration of unit death animation but otherwise runs normally with good performance. Happens in nonsteam and steam version.

    If I run the game in compatibility mode (XP or abve) the game doesn't freeze during unit death but the performance is ruined.
    With nonsteam version the game uses all the CPU power it can get and is unplayable when there are moderate ammount of units on map.
    With steam version the game run better but still pretty badly.

    Starting new game has good/decent performance. It seems like worst performance drop only happens when a save is loaded. I tested with the "age of discovery" scenario and the game ran ok but not too well when I start the scenario. But if I save and load it the game is completely unplayable. If I load the game without compatibility mode performance is perfect.

    OS: Windows 10
    GPU: RX 480
    CPU: i5-3570K

    After some testing the game freezes during unit death if task manager is open. If I close task manager the animation plays properly. Perhaps some other programs cause it too if they are running on background.
    Last edited: Feb 28, 2017

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