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My guide to improving performance!

Discussion in 'Civ4 - Technical Support' started by userlain, Oct 28, 2005.

  1. userlain

    userlain Chieftain

    Oct 27, 2005
    For starters:
    You'll need to go into Options while playing the game and Check "Quick Combat (Offense)" and "Quick Combat (Defense)". Also, in the Graphics tab, set everything to low, Anti-Aliasing MultiSamples to o, and screen resolution to 1024x768. Check Animationz Frozen, Effects Diabled, and GLobe View Buildings Disabled. Then restart Civ.

    Disable AGp Texture Acceleration:
    1. Click Start
    2. Click run
    3. Type 'dxdiag'
    4. Click the 'Display' tab
    5. In the DirectX features, click Disable next to 'AGp Exture Acceleration

    Freeing up RAM so Civ4 has more to use:
    1. Disable your Anti-Virus and make it so it doesn't come on when you start your computer
    2. " " Firewall(ZoneAlarm, etc...) " "
    3. Diable anything else you don't need to come on when you start your computer(basically most everything in your sytem tray

    Making the advisor animations smooth as a whistle, reguadless of video card:
    1. Open My Documents -> My Games -> Sid Meier's Civilization 4
    2. Find CivilizationIV.ini
    3. Right-click it, and select Edit. A notepad window should then come up
    4. Scroll about 2/3 of the way down the document until you see this:
      "; Set to 1 for dynamic animation paging
      DynamicAnimPaging = 1"
    5. Change DynamicAnimPaging = 1 to DynamicAnimPagin = 0
    6. In the notepad window, go to File -> Save
    7. Run Civ4

    No in-game movies to prevent Civ4 from crashing:
    1. Open the CivilizationIV.ini and find the like NoMovies = 0
    2. Change it to read NoMovies = 1
    3. Save it
    4. Restart Civ4

    I'm busy hacking:mischief: away at the inis and xmls determining how to increase performance for you guys.

    I'll keep posting in this guide as to how you can increase the tolerability of the game:goodjob:
  2. userlain

    userlain Chieftain

    Oct 27, 2005
    I promise this will get you better FPS, or your money back!!!
  3. Ybother

    Ybother Chieftain

    Oct 31, 2001
    wow looks interesting, gd job on helping everyone out
  4. Titus Pullo

    Titus Pullo Chieftain

    Oct 17, 2005
    Thanks for your help.
  5. Umm241

    Umm241 Chieftain

    Oct 27, 2005
    Thanks for the help!

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