1. Yes, the game works here. 2. Performance is okay. No long load times or turn lags. Now I've set Globe View Quality to low I don't have huge waiting times when zooming out either. But wonder movies are slow and the sound is weird, and sometimes I get crashes in the industrial/modern age. 3. I built my PC January 2005 4. Athlon 64 3000+, 1 GB RAM, Radeon 9600XT. Updated drivers 2 weeks ago 5. My favorite games are strategy games and I play them a LOT!