I can't get Warlords to work on my PC (although it's fine on my laptop). I install it and when I go through the game setup options all the pictures of maps are tinted red, and some of the leaderheads are missing and some are just a plain red background. It crashes after staying on the leaders screen for a few seconds. Any ideas?
Does your computer fulfill the requirements? Operating System: Windows 2000 (plus Service Pack 1 or higher), Windows XP (Home or Professional) (plus Service Pack 1 or higher) CPU: 1.2GHz Intel Pentium 4 or AMD Athlon processor or equivalent RAM: 256MB RAM CD: CD-ROM Drive VIDEO: 64 MB Video Card w/Hardware T&L (GeForce 2/Radeon 7500 or better) CPU: DirectX 9.0c compatible sound card Hard Disk Space: 1.7 GB of free hard drive space DX: Direct X 9.0c (included)
Knight of MarsBeater of Ass
3rd June 2006
Have you checked the disk itself to make sure it has no scratches? If it does not have any, you might want to try running a lense cleaner for your cd-rom, or whatever device you use to read the disk. If that still does not work, make sure all your drivers are updated and compatible with both Civ IV and Warlords.
Yea its probabaly the drivers, thats my guess.
Before it was only Warlords, but now Civ 4 has blown up too. Today I tried to install the ATI drivers. I'm not sure I did it correctly, but it was done, and it didn't help. The thing is, Civ was working perfectly fine for about eight months until recently, so I'm not sure what happened to my video card drivers. It does look like a driver problem. No other games were affected.
7th December 2003
Here's a quote from the first-aid-thread, in case you didn't look at it yet:
"Updating drivers doesn't necessarily help. You will have to find the right driver to make the game work, which is not always (but often) the latest driver. According to Civ-fanatics tech-support the 4.12 version of the Catalyst driver works best for ATI users. There are report on older Nvidia drivers working better but you'll have to find out (search tech-support forums) which works best. Another recommendation is to get the specfic driver for your video-card instead of the reference-driver offered by ATI or Nvidia."