I remember seeing a recommended fix for the programming-savvy over on the 2K forums. You change some coefficient from 1 to 0 in some .ini file or something. I'm not savvy enough to know what it does.
To OP, get it. The XP runs really good. This is a huge step up from CiV vanilla...
Heartily seconded. This one's worth the money. The changes plus the new civs make 5 a lot more fun to play.
Go to My Documents>My Games>Sid Meir's Civilization 5.
Open config.ini in Notepad.
Use Find to locate this line:
EnableGameCoreThreading = 1
Change it to:
EnableGameCoreThreading = 0
Save file and exit.
The code was added to enable the game core to run in its own thread, hopefully allowing it to work faster. The feature makes some setups run slower. Changing the above mentioned line disables this feature. You can re-enable it by changing "0" back to "1."
maybe my laptop is too old for this game!!
Thanks for all the help! I just took a leap of faith and ordered it!!!!!!
I can't wait for tomorrow to come
I can't address that one. I wouldn't even want to try. Instead:
1) Does your laptop meet the published system requirements?
2) Do you shut down every background process that you can (Windows File Indexing, Anti-virus software, etc. etc.) before you start the game?
3) Have you enabled Quick Movement Movement and Quick Combat in Civ?
4) Have you turned down all of the game's graphics settings as far as they can go?
If you answered "Yes" to all of the above then you may want to consider a slightly more robust box if running Civ quickly is sufficiently important to you.