If you still have problems with graphics issues trying to play Civ4, then please post in this thread with: The symptoms: What problem do you have? What you've take to try and remedy the situation. Also, please post your DirectX diagnotics printouts. To get these printouts, follow these steps: Press the windows 'start' button, and select 'run'. In the box that appears, type "dxdiag" (without the quotes) and hit the enter key. Follow the on-screen instructions, until you get the main DirectX Diagnostic program. Hit the "save all information" button (as shown in the graphic below). You will be prompted for a file name and can save the information as a text file. Either upload the text file as an attachment to you post, or open it and copy and paste the data into your post. You may also want to put [Spoiler][/spoiler] tags around the directx log information to make the thread a bit easier to navigate, but its not critical. Hopefully we can get some experts here to help analyse the data and provide you with some suggestions &/or solutions.