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Your Biggest Obstacle to Game Play??

Discussion in 'Civ3 - General Discussions' started by Fanatica, Apr 6, 2004.

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Your biggest Obstacle to Game Play??

  1. Limited computer speed / ram.

    7 vote(s)
    6.7%
  2. Limited computer access time.

    3 vote(s)
    2.9%
  3. social commitments (friend, spouse,etc.)

    21 vote(s)
    20.2%
  4. Work / study / school

    53 vote(s)
    51.0%
  5. Game / unit / scenario designing

    4 vote(s)
    3.8%
  6. Different hobbies or interests

    8 vote(s)
    7.7%
  7. Other - please explain

    8 vote(s)
    7.7%
  1. Keaka26

    Keaka26 Chieftain

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    Towards the later parts of the game, I find myself wanted to get back to the games sooner. I know everyone says they like the early expansion parts of the game more, but I have more fun with the more modern units, and faster troop/improvement production. But yeah, more entertaining late game.
     
  2. Fanatica

    Fanatica Strategic Mapmaker

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    I'm with you. I like how the game picks up in tempo after the discovery of steam power. Early game certainly has it's own unique challenges, but I like playing on a large map after most of the land is under someone's control and the selection of units increases. Of course I'm often at war with numerous countries at about that stage, which can lead to some all nighters and that can make breaking off in the middle of a major conflict difficult when it's time to go to work.:lol:
     
  3. hawai_74

    hawai_74 mac über alles

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    married w/2 children this is really what i wanted, but it's bad to play at CIV. I play about 2 hours a week
     
  4. benben

    benben Chieftain

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    When my processor can't seem to handle the game anymore, like taking forever for a turn. I would either rush through the game picking the shortest/easiest win or just abandon the game.

    Having to control stack of tanks and arties is also no fun at all, I would frown whenever I think of bambarding heavily fortified cities with 40+ arties..
     
  5. Fanatica

    Fanatica Strategic Mapmaker

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    I can sympathize with you. Sometimes the computer lag can be 5 or 10 minutes for me. (Even longer on a very large map late in the game.) I've been filling in the wait time with office work and paying bills, etc. Can't wait until I can purchase a new computer with more speed and ram that can be dedicated to the game. (both game play & design):love:
     
  6. Keaka26

    Keaka26 Chieftain

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    Jeez, I play on:

    Athlon XP2400+ (2.0 GHZ)
    512MB PC2700 ram
    GforceFX 5600 Ultra

    And theres no lag, a little delay at the end of the game between turns (computer thinking/moving?) and its only about 5 seconds...

    But now you guys are scaring me, Im getting a laptop that I'll probably play on, its a Compaq laptop:

    1.33 Ghz Athlon XP 1500+
    16MB onboard ATI video
    256mb ram

    Is this going to be able to play Civ 3 okay?
     
  7. Fanatica

    Fanatica Strategic Mapmaker

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    @Keaka26
    I don't know about your laptop suitability.

    Presently I'm using a 1 GHz board & 256megs (133MHz) ram.
    I'm not sure what makes the lag ...
    I'm hoping for a 3.0 Ghz with 1 gig ram and 256 meg video card.
     
  8. illphil

    illphil uncreative

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    Parents bugging me to get off the computer
     
  9. Keaka26

    Keaka26 Chieftain

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    Best solution to the parents is to move out. :D

    By the way, I think the work/school category should be split on the poll. Because they are 2 very different things.
     

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