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how i got rid of CTDs (and no, not by uninstalling the game)

Discussion in 'Civ4 - Bug Reports' started by AsnoT, Mar 13, 2006.

  1. AsnoT

    AsnoT Mostly Civilized

    Apr 11, 2003
    i bought a new computer for playing civ4 after getting really frustrated at crashes every second turn late in the game, etc etc. (specs for the crashing puter in sig)

    now i got another MSI board (K8 neo), with a gainward geforce 6600gt and a creative x-fi, and of course 2gb ram. (and win2k as always, latest geforce driver)

    i have been playing civ4 on that rig for 2 weeks now, and it has not crashed EVEN ONCE.

    i only play the longest game variant, and now i am able to let it run from beginnning to end, without a program restart. towards the endgame, wonder movies start to stutter a bit, but it's not like they're big news any more anyway.

    i can therefor now confidently tell everyone who's complaining about crashes - it is purely hardware dependent (you're VERY glad now, aren't you?).

    that doesn't exculpate firaxis/2kgames completely, but at least it means they have produced a game that CAN run properly, if only on selected hardware.
  2. Philips

    Philips Chieftain

    Nov 18, 2005
    Well, that is more information than Take2 has given us.

    I wish a list of known compatible/incompatable hardware would be released. I just upgraded my machine. I would be willing to replace any one piece of hardware, but I can't afford to buy a whole new computer just for Civ IV.

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