Hello, I have searched the forums, but only found a few old threads about it. Long story short, I used to run CiV G&K normally on my laptop, until last November, where I took a long break from it. Coming back now, I noticed extremely slow loading times, both in the first loading screen (timed: 2 mins, 34 seconds) and in the loading/creating a game screens (timed: 3 mins, 46 seconds for turn 1). Now, a few more details: It gets even worse as the turns go by, and the game gets virtually unplayable after turn 50. I clearly remember I only had slow loading times when I was on turn 200+ in a normal speed game, standard map, default number of civs, etc, which was understandable, given the specs of my laptop. I play on almost the lowest graphical settings, have tried both DX11 and DX9, and actually, DX9 is worse. I have also tried changing the multicorethread to 0 in the config.ini, to no avail. I even tried uninstalling and reinstalling the game, but nothing changed. For the record, even though I never timed my old performance, I remember that when I was starting a new game, the "civ info speech" you get in the loading screen, never got to finish before I could begin the game. Now, not only does the speech finish, but I have to wait for about 3 more minutes, or so. Does anyone else experience such a problem, or knows of any solutions to mine? EDIT: Just tried loading a duel map, standard speed game. Timed: 3 mins 51 seconds. I remember this used to take about 20 seconds. I also have the latest graphic card drivers installed. Any help would be greatly appreciated.