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Reply With Quote 10-15-2012 #14 dontmesstftdup View Profile View Forum Posts Private Message Junior Member Join Date Oct 2012 Posts 17 It is most likely a graphics card issue. On the other hand, while you may complain about their choice of graphics engine, isn't it a good idea to check off the system requirements against your hardware before you buy lightnng, Nov 3, 2005 #7 nguyenhoang Chieftain Joined: Nov 3, 2005 Messages: 2 I think I just wasted 53 dollars on Civ IV. Therefore, doesn't it just make good business sense to try and capture - heck, even grow, much less satisfy your potential customer base? this content

Jul 16, 2009 9 This game takes some brain power and is definitely not for the person who needs directions from someone else- a NON-self-starter, help, or cheats. A whole bunch of custom flags and other flourishes are available for download on the Hooked on Pirates fansite. after hearing 6 years of Wow, I play with the sound OFFff LOL This is a game for the brainiacs and nerds, or like the ppl who played D&D from the On a lighter note, however.

Dismiss Notice Forum account upgrades are available for ad-free browsing. Thing is, at some point I will just lose interest and forget about the whole thing; I won't even be aware of future patches, or Civ5, or what have you. This game is much deeper that Sid Meier's Pirates! I do get a bit spoiled by my desktop system anyway.

Rage3D » Rage3D Discussion Area » Gaming and Computing Forums » PC Gaming Sid Meier's Pirates - BSOD!!!!! Its archaic. the graphics don't lag and the characters don't run gay and merrily like Horizons, EQ2 to mention some so I am happy.… Expand 0 of 0 users found this helpful Rapunzel This is just another crappy game from another crappy Russian developer.

I read what I could find both here and on the Steam forum, I have of course bought the game through Steam, and did all the different recommended things, like: re-installing I will admit it will take a little getting use to and you do need to use the keyboard to do somethings like sailing and blocking enemy sward strikes etc, but and I'm not just talking about Console gaming (though it is the main competitor / cannibalizer) - still, there are a multitudes of competing products for the PC gaming dollar: - http://www.pcgamer.com/how-to-run-sid-meiers-pirates-on-windows-78/ Oh well.

Might some of them not even own desktops (gasp!)? My SG History, My SG Discussion Thread, My SG Rules SG Playing: none. True or False?: Hardware TnL is not common in recent (last 1-2 years) laptops. Control of the character on land is dreadful and the game would have been better off without the on-land freeroam all together.This game all in all is worth a mere 3

i don't __________________ P4, 3.6GHZ, 4g RAM, WINXP (HOME), DX9.0C, NVIDIA GEFORCE 8800GTX 768mg dumb1 View Public Profile Find More Posts by dumb1 dumb1's System Specs Nov 30, 2004, 05:54 http://www.rage3d.com/board/showthread.php?t=33793721 PS4/PC Streaming - Streaming PS Indie Titles + Infamous, Metal Gear, and Killzone Shadow Fall Fantards the scourge of the universe: SirBaron View Public Profile Find More Posts by SirBaron Probably the one major complaint I have is the interface. That is why the driver model was changed too in WinNT and later Vista, to minimize the amount of drivers that need to run on kernel level.

Not only that, many, if not most, of us laptops users have little to no hope of correcting this issue. news But eventually it all just falls apart, quite literally in my case, but more on that later. This is the game that AoP and Sea Dogs should have been,If you are fan of games with an RPG element and enjoy the Golden Age of Piracy, this is a This isn't really a new phenomenon.

Newer Than: Search this thread only Search this forum only Display results as threads Useful Searches Recent Posts More... Controls for the player are not naturally intuitive, and don't "flow" like say the Prince of Persia series, as keyboard and mouse is the predominant means of movement. All they had to do was design the game as a 2.5D as opposed to 3D. have a peek at these guys Login now.

I daresay that those publishers who continue to focus solely on the teenage group while ignoring their mature audience will lose out big in the long run. There is much complication in every single menu, on every tab and each screen screen. Also did download both tools that measure the GPU and Fan speed - the temperature is not breaching more than 60C.

Download Debugging tools for Windows and install it.

It will most likely be the same as for Pirates: a 1 GHz CPU, 256MB RAM, and a 32MB video card with hardware transform and lighting capabilities. should me listed under Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 redistrubatle... I've been an obssessed "Civer" ever since Civ II. What irritates me the most is that it was dead simple for Firaxis to build an identically looking game that would conume around 100x less resources than the one they released.

On the other hand, while you may complain about their choice of graphics engine, isn't it a good idea to check off the system requirements against your hardware before you buy If it were operational, I would be ingoring these diversions and awaiting Civ V while rocking out to a "one more turn" ethos. but neither of them can play civ4 even normally. http://quodsoftware.com/bsod-when/bsod-when-i-alt-tab-from-games.html And strategy gamers always get nervous about 3D games, because some of them tend to have older systems, so what kind of machines are you looking at to run Civ IV?

The map is drawn in true 3D while units, trees, buildings etc are 2D sprites designed to blend in with the 3D map. The number of side quests is substantial, and will literally take hundreds of hours to complete. Not getting much hope it will work, but doesn't hurt to try. The problem, of course, is that publishers are forgetting that their core audience are now much, much older than they used to be; 1st and 2nd generation gamers turned professionals.

WinDbg still has use if you get a software crash and need a memory dump of the user process crashing, there are other easier to use utilities that help with that. Share this? Over time this thermal paste becomes less effective and can lead to overheat issues. My guess would be that the game taxes your system adequately and reveals a problem with either your drivers or your hardware.