I'm seriously thinking of installing windows 2000 to play this game without the freaking MAF.
um... anyone got a copy of win2000 i could borrow?¿
it only works with visa because of the savegame routine they included(something from NEV)...without it win2000 goes also MAF on huge games with 30civs...he just bypasses the 640MB MAF that is discussed here in the forum(wondering why inventing the wheel twice actually)
but anyway, even if you pass that point, there is still a MAF, even on loading a savegame..for that you need win2000 + 4gigs of ram
Kaiser Franz reported on winXP Media Edition he plays with 4gigs and got MAF with huge maps..then the visa guys included the MAF fix, and it was gone..now he playes Epic games, 2500turns, 30civs, without maf...but after he installed Vista, even his 4Gigs errors then...so i guess windows Vista is a game killer anyway...
so, either use 4Gigs+winXP(any version i guess), or if you have less RAM, use win2000...and include the NCSaver Method from NEV from the ViSa SDK
btw, i just bought me a 80GB SATA II Seagate barracude for 40eur to install win2000..simple cheap solution without harming my actual windows enviroment/settings just 1 HDD special to play civ MAF-Free
I figured you don't need 4gigs...just need to load a previous savegame when you hit a MAF! it releases alot of memory from windows and you can continue playing
Firaxis gave good support on older civ versions, so my best guess is, firaxis does support this game...but when you write the civ support, you are writing take2!!!!! you can't get into contact with firaxis..hence my name! I want take2 to stop giving support and go away from civ completely and give back the money they earned from civ to firaxis and firaxis can employ someone to fix this nasty bug...Does firaxis support this game at all? 1 patch for Civ 4, 1 patch for the expansion, and this game breaking bug still isn't fixed?!!!!¿