My computer is 5 years old. I bought Black&White II, and was severely disappointed after installing the game to find out that I can't play it because, "your graphics card doesn't support pixel shaders." WTF! So, to save money, I only play all my old favorites and stopped buying new games, Civ4 being one of them. And honestly, I can't say I miss the new stuff. Too many companies putting out a product way before all the bugs are resolved so as to make the game completely unplayable until you get the nifty patch that you have to wait 4 weeks for. Forget it, give me a game that already works that doesn't require all the latest technological goodies to play.