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Discussion in 'Civ4 - General Discussions' started by Mujadaddy, Oct 27, 2005.

  1. Lahdoz

    Lahdoz Noble

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    I'm a happy camper! After extensive testing, I have been able to personally test C4 on a total of 73 different hardware combinations.

    The only times I have not been able to get it to work PROPERLY, was because of hardware problems. 1 bad memory stick that works under light usage (no 3D games), and 1 flakey motherboard that works under light usage (no 3D games), both gave me CTDs. I did not test with known bad HDs or bad video, only the known bad hardware mentioned above. There were problems when I did not use recommended RAM for specific model MBs, and there were problems with SOME on-board video. It has been tested on machines that had Duron 1200 w/ 256 and a 64 M video card all the way up to dual Xeon machines w/ 4G, and even a few 64 bit machines. I have tried ATI, and NVidia, el cheapo components, and big brand components.

    The slower machines required low settings, and did lag, and did have choppy videos, but they played.

    The best playing combination I played with so far was a dual Athlon MP 2800 machine with 2 G and an x800 Pro (AGP 4x on MB).

    Yes the game has not been properly optimized, and was released in a poor state. Yes it has pushed some peoples flakey hardware over the limit. I see every reason for consumers to be pissed. I'm not looking to start any flame throwing, I'm just showing my personal experience with the game.

    Edited for spelling
     
  2. Aussie_Lurker

    Aussie_Lurker Deity

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    Also, have any of those having trouble with the game due to RAM issues considered how much RAM is chewed up by Windows XP? Heck the desktop icons alone absorb quite a large amount of virtual memory. I suggest that people run msconfig, and place the majority of their other programs 'in the background'-this helped me a LOT, not just with Civ4, but with Doom3 too.

    Yours,
    Aussie_Lurker.
     
  3. karadoc

    karadoc AI programmer

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    I'm not sure what you mean by that, but I'm assuming it's something good.
    :)
     
  4. kbmusiclover

    kbmusiclover Chieftain

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    It's perfect now that the new patch is out. Thank you Firaxis. Thank you Sid Meier. Thank you.
     
  5. mossmonster

    mossmonster Consider, if you will...

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    Thanks here as well. Totally love the game all around. :goodjob:
     
  6. GIDS888

    GIDS888 King

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    I griped, like many, with the teething probs.

    One new system and much technical knowledge (all gained here in the forums!!) later, I'm a happy addicted, red-eyed automaton.

    Cheers Sid!
     
  7. carn

    carn Warlord

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    Thanks Firaxis!

    Great game, i do not think i'll play civ3 anymore and civ2 very seldom.

    Carn
     
  8. Dux_

    Dux_ Warlord

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    Awesome game, inspired me to get a new vid card next week:p
     
  9. Mischief

    Mischief Warlady

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    Thanks, yàll, awesome game.
    i´ve now spent several happy weeks turning into a hermit hardly leaving the house (or my room), spending one half of the day playing the game and the other half lurking cfc :D
     
  10. Olleus

    Olleus Deity

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    sorry to necromance, but I felt that I had to to this to clam all of those people who can't stop complaining.

    Thank you for making such a great game which never gets boring.
     
  11. Syntherio

    Syntherio Prince

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    Thank you, I love this game
     
  12. blue3c

    blue3c Warlord

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    LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL, get back to work.
     
  13. Older than Dirt

    Older than Dirt King

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    Yes, thank y'all. My cats much prefer to sit in my lap whilst I play Civ 4 than to go drag racing with me and my wife doesn't have to worry that I am at the Public Liberry viewing porn on taxpayer dollars.
     
  14. Syagrius

    Syagrius Warlord

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    Wow is it sincere appreciation or abject brown-nosing?? :rolleyes:
     
  15. Civ4Rocks

    Civ4Rocks Chieftain

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    Civ 3 was the only game I ever played until I got Civ 4. Now the only game I play is Civ 4! It is Awsome! Thank You Firaxis! Thank You Sid!:goodjob:
     
  16. Codeman

    Codeman King

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    i've played many games, but none other than civ in the las 3 or so. it's civ all the way. i sit filled with anticipation for the expansion Warlords. Great job and thanks to all who have worked on this and all civ projects.
     
  17. armchairknight

    armchairknight Warlord

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    My free time has been enslaved by Civ IV and, worse, when I can't play the game or troll this forum, I'm still thinking about the game. Warlords is only about two months away. I'm doomed....
     
  18. mrlaze

    mrlaze Chieftain

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    May 12th...June...July...August...it's about time...

    Thanks All.
     

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