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Request Help Cant Start Civ3

Discussion in 'Civ3 - Technical Support' started by Mousey, Nov 10, 2001.

  1. Mousey

    Mousey Chieftain

    Nov 10, 2001
    I just installed Civilization3 today and when I go to launch it,
    it just hangs at the splash logo... Doesn't try to launch the game
    Ie: The splash screen comes up, 8 minutes later nothing has changed.... I have to goto task manager and kill the process...

    Any ideas what could be causing this? Here is all my system
    information :)

    No third party programs were running at the same time....

    System Information::
    Windows2k Pro: 5.00.2195
    Asus v7700 Geforce 2 GTS (64 DDR)
    Processor: AMD Tbird (MMX/3DNow) ~1200MHz
    Hard Drive: Barracuda2
    TNT2 Riva (PCI) // Split screen
    Detonator Drivers
    DirectX 8 (
    SBLive XGamer
    Service Pack2
    Ie 6.0.2600.0000
    DivX Installed
    QuickTime Installed
    VIA 4 in 1 Drivers installed
    Critical updates by Microsoft Installed

    All games have ran on this system solidly, this is the second game
    that has had problems :) Mech Commander 2 was the other one...
    Some of which include: Sacrifice, Summoner, All Half Life mods, etc..., Wolfenstein Test, Age of Empires2, Heroes of Might and Magic, etc.... I won't list them all, but I would say over 15-20

    Any suggestions would be greatly helpful
  2. paguiob

    paguiob Chieftain

    Nov 1, 2001
    College Station
    same problem
  3. Mousey

    Mousey Chieftain

    Nov 10, 2001
    Anybody have suggestions?
  4. rickyretardo

    rickyretardo Chieftain

    Nov 1, 2001
    I had to remove my SBLive to get my Civ3 working.

    P4 1.5
    Win2K Server
    512MB ram
    Nvidia 32MB video card

    Not even 100% sure if that was what did it.

  5. chesspatzer

    chesspatzer Chieftain

    Nov 8, 2001
    Planet Unreal
    What kind of motherboard do you have? I have a similar system with an IWill mobo and the forums for IWill seem to indicate that SBLive cards can cause problems due to the integrated sound chip on the mobo. Does your mobo have integrated sound? Also, why two graphics cards?
  6. Hommer

    Hommer Mindless Flooder

    Nov 13, 2001
    Siberia, Novosibirsk
    My friend from another city cannot start Civ3! It have VERY old machine, but system requirements says that the game CAN run on his computer. Here is hardware list:

    Chipset - VIA tech 82C586B (PIPC)
    Video - S3Trio 64V (2Mb)
    DirectÕ - 8 (Russian edition)
    RAM - 64Ì
    Processor Ê6-300.

    Can anybody help?

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