Skipping issue while playing Civ 6.

Discussion in 'Civ6 - Technical Support' started by Cliomancer, Mar 2, 2017.

  1. Cliomancer

    Cliomancer Chieftain

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    I bought Civ 6 during the humble bundle sale recently and I play through Steam.

    While I'm playing I regularly get an issue where the game starts "Skipping". The music starts and stops like a flaw on a record, the interface seems to develop similar gaps in responsiveness and everything slows to a crawl. Eventually the problem resolves itself but it goes on for minutes at a time.

    When I alt-tab out to do other things I've been finding my other programs run slowly while I'm having the issue but not while Civ 6 runs normally. Often trying to Alt-Tab out causes everything to sieze up for a minute or two.

    I've tried turning the graphics down to minimum but that doesn't seem to help.
    I've got a pretty good system, 3.5GHz AMD processor and 8GB RAM and a 2GB AMD Radeon R9 270 graphics card. My virus scanner AVG is set to ignore my Civ 6 directory both in My Documents and on Steam.

    (I just had a thought that My Documents is on my SSD C: drive along with my operating system while my games are all on my larger HDD, could that be an issue?)

    Thanks in advance for any advice. Let me know if this is a known problem posted anywhere so I can have this post folded into that one.
     

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