System requirements?

quasarsphere

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Yes indeed, I am giving serious thought to buying a computer just so I can play ROMAND, because as I said a while back (ages ago, when I was playing the game that my computer couldn't finish), ROMAND is not the best Civ game I have ever played, it is the best game I have ever played. I love it so much that it almost physically hurts to read these threads knowing I can't sodding play the game!

So, if someone could tell me what I'll need to actually be able to keep a game playing until the end, preferably without having to wait several minutes between turns towards the end of a huge game - because huge games is what I want - I will be extremely grateful.

My one and only requirement for a computer (it will most likely be second hand, by the way) is being able to play ROMAND. Massive map, lots of civs, and maximum number of turns.
 
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Number of Civ's is the biggest slower of the game.

I myself play on Gigantic maps, eternity speed.

I've found as Civ's spawn, as rebels, etc, it slows down the turn speed, middle ages was about 1 minute.

Now in Modern era, having eliminated personally 5 I think, and couple of other on other continent going the way of the DoDo. its down to 20-30 Sec's.

I have 2/3's of my contient, so does that speed things up??? don't think so, having less civ's to calculate moves, attitude etc for certainly speeds things up.

Hardware -

1 Meg Graphics card essential.
Large HDD, SSD drive, I've been told, is much better.
4 Meg of Ram as 32 bit game.
64 bit operating system, help with the execution.
Minimise graphics options, helps tremendously.

Myself I play on Ubuntu 14.04.2 under wine 1.6.2. I find it plays better then windows.

I have used a 486 with large maps, 256 Meg video card, and 1050x768 resolution (Uggghh)
 

youmakemefart

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Yes indeed, I am giving serious thought to buying a computer just so I can play ROMAND, because as I said a while back (ages ago, when I was playing the game that my computer couldn't finish), ROMAND is not the best Civ game I have ever played, it is the best game I have ever played. I love it so much that it almost physically hurts to read these threads knowing I can't sodding play the game!

So, if someone could tell me what I'll need to actually be able to keep a game playing until the end, preferably without having to wait several minutes between turns towards the end of a huge game - because huge games is what I want - I will be extremely grateful.

My one and only requirement for a computer (it will most likely be second hand, by the way) is being able to play ROMAND. Massive map, lots of civs, and maximum number of turns.

For a faster game I recommend you have
- 4 GB DDR 3 or DDR 4 RAM (as it is a 32 bit game it can't use more than 4 anyway.
- SSD hard drive
- 3 GHz Processor
- you minimise your windows display settings
- max 8-10. It really is pointless to have more, as the only end up being vassals of the larger ones anyway...
 
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