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I'll be buying this. I've been looking for an opening to rekindle my Civ love and I haven't played V nearly as much as I did IV tongue.gif
    
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Anyone who plays the game think I could run Civilization with my Sigrig?
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Anyone who plays the game think I could run Civilization with my Sigrig?

I think so if you turn down the tessellation down. I think you are a hair under the Recommended (not minimum) requirements. I believe it was a 4850 for a GPU and any old quad core CPU. I was going to run it on my laptop, but I ended up not getting around to installing it. I had been expecting it to run though and my laptop is probably a little lower than your sig rig

The only real hard part to run is the end game of a large map when there are workers scratching at the ground all over and a lot of military units roaming around.
Edited by Vagrant Storm - 2/16/12 at 8:06am
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Anyone who plays the game think I could run Civilization with my Sigrig?

You definitely can. I run it with my rig and everything is fine.I spend about 99% of my time in Civ5 making my decisions, then wait 15-20 seconds for the computer to "run the turn". A powerhouse CPU will make the late game turns cycles go faster, but this is a turn based game so it isn't like the computer blinking for 20 seconds for a turn on an adequate rig is really an issue compared to it taking 15 seconds for a top notch (expensive) rig.
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Very Much looking forward to this.
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Anyone who plays the game think I could run Civilization with my Sigrig?

like everyone else said you should be fine. my son's core duo @3.4ghz, ati 4850 runs thumb.gif
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Is there a version on steam that has absolutely every DLC to date available for me to buy? Last time I checked there was a game of the year eddition of sorts that had some of the DLC, but not all of it. I'm not paying for the game until I can buy a complete package.

No you still need to pick and choose which DLC you would like. But the vanilla game has been improved through rule changes and small AI tweaks.
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No you still need to pick and choose which DLC you would like. But the vanilla game has been improved through rule changes and small AI tweaks.

I never had a problem with the rules or ai. The Vanilla game is just empty of content compared to previous games.
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They need to stop offering dlc and start fixing and balancing the game. Born2bwild and I can't finish games half the time and loading errors are both long and constant (25-50%)

The AI needs to be balanced badly. Instead of giving the AI more cheats at th higher difficulty, how about making them play smarter? When I play on immortal or deity level, I want to feel like Im playing chess against a strategic genius, not playing chess with a 5 yr old who had all his pawns swapped out for kings
    
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They need to stop offering dlc and start fixing and balancing the game. Born2bwild and I can't finish games half the time and loading errors are both long and constant (25-50%)
The AI needs to be balanced badly. Instead of giving the AI more cheats at th higher difficulty, how about making them play smarter? When I play on immortal or deity level, I want to feel like Im playing chess against a strategic genius, not playing chess with a 5 yr old who had all his pawns swapped out for kings
When was the last time you played the game? They have improved balance greatly

I understand your frustration. I haven't had any loading errors and I play on quick small maps so turns are rarely long. Would you call yourself a die hard civ4 fan?

If so I don't think you will ever like civ5 maybe this expansion will help but it's still not CIV4. I understand though if this is the way you feel. When CIV4 came out I felt the same way,loved CIVIII, so I never got into civ4.
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I never had a problem with the rules or ai. The Vanilla game is just empty of content compared to previous games.

Yeah the DLC doesn't add much content. But the balance and rules have greatly been improved.
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