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Refresh Rate

Discussion in 'Civ3 - Technical Support' started by Gallant, Nov 29, 2001.

  1. Gallant

    Gallant Chieftain

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    Has anybody got a solution to the reason the screen flickers so badly when played under XP. How can it be stopped.

    Will a patch be released to correct the problem.
     
  2. Dan Magaha FIRAXIS

    Dan Magaha FIRAXIS Firaxian

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    What's happening is the game is trying to use whatever Windows tells it is the highest refresh rate. If your monitor drivers aren't correct or they're set wrong, this can cause the game to appear "flickery" or in some cases cause the "black screen" problem because the monitor can't support a refresh rate that windows says it can.

    The patch will include an override command for the civilization3.ini file that will allow you to manually specify a refresh rate.

    Dan
     
  3. Gallant

    Gallant Chieftain

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    When is the patch due out
     
  4. Dan Magaha FIRAXIS

    Dan Magaha FIRAXIS Firaxian

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    Possibly as early as next week but could take longer. It's in testing now, but any number of things can delay the process.

    Dan
     

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