Civ 4 Keeps on Crashing 2 replies

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#1 15 years ago

I installed Civ 4. It didn't work at first because of the ATI problem, but I used the fix solution posted on the Civ 4 official website and eventually got it to work fine. I noticed later in the game once I'd explored and traded world maps that whenever I viewed a piece of shaded territory (i.e. territory I've explored but have no active units or cities in the area) the game crashes. I uninstalled Civ 4, reinstalled it and used the 1.9 patch rather than the Civ 4 website fix to get the game working again. However, the problem with the shaded territory remained. Is anyone else having this problem? Is there an alternative fix?


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#2 15 years ago

Give it a bit of time. I had a problem similar, after uncovering a large portion of the map it would lock up, but would eventually come back. Tell me if you have any success with that.


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#3 15 years ago

You might try the fix suggested below from this thread:

The KangarooTo fix this low performance bug I have changed the following settings:

Enter your C:\Program Files\Firaxis Games\Sid Meier's Civilization 4\ folder and open "_Civ4Config" (.ini file) with notepad

[color=green](edit: mine was called CivilizationIV.ini and was located in: C:\Documents and Settings\UserNameHere\My Documents\My Games\Civilization 4)[/color]

Changing the following settings to the ones below solved my problem, hope it works for others also.

AllowScreenShots = 0 SyncInput = 1 D3D9Query = 1 LoggingEnabled = 1

Just so you know, for me, the .ini file was in the location I showed in the green edit above.

It seems to have cured the CTD/game freezing issues I was having in the latter part of games. After applying the changes, I played a save game for a couple of hours with no problem. Prior to that, I could only play that same save for maybe 5 turns before it crashed or froze up.