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I got Civilisation 5 and as a somewhat surprise to me, it seems quite hard to run. It lags slightly when I scroll across the screen, when I press enter to end my turn it stalls and stutters for a few seconds...

Is Civ5 just a challenging game or is something wrong with my PC? I'm playing it with everything high, 1920x1080 and 8x AA.
post #2 of 15
When I played it, the game would run well when the map didn't have too much on it. As the map fills up, I experience the same thing as you. Playing on DX9 as opposed to DX11 didn't help at all for me. I've read that it's a real hog when it comes to RAM, so my 4GB must not be enough.
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Yeah, using DX11 (along with some apps), i'm seeing around 4gb-5gb RAM usage. Without gaming, I roll on about 1.5gb-2gb idle.
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Yea its quite heavy on the ram but in the later game it rapes the GPU. Sadly however most of the slowness comes from the AI coding it is just not very efficient.

I can run it fine until probably Modern Era where my GPU usage hits 99% and the whole thing tanks if I zoom out too far. Sad thing is in Civ IV when I had 35 civs going on an XXL map size it would do the same thing.
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i have no issues running it at max settings, but then again i have a low res.

what kind of system are you using?
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Yea the game is a bit laggy for me once I get a big civ going as well. Just how the game is.
    
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I get the same thing on my rig. I bumped all my setting down to Medium and get a little less lag.
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Only when a map first loads under DX11, couple patches have cleaned up the game a good bit, release was buggy crashy garbage... SLi was also not in release, but has been fixed now so that helped me tremendously. Most of the issues seem to be the DX11 and multi threading/coding issues from AI to drawing the map... chalk it up to a new crew, working with new (to them) technology, and some real lack of communication with play testing...
 
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post #9 of 15
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Originally Posted by -iceblade^ View Post
i have no issues running it at max settings, but then again i have a low res.

what kind of system are you using?
My current system is:

Core i7 920 @ 4ghz
6GB 1600mhz DDR3
Radeon 5850 - 1000mhz/1100mhz
Crucial M225 64gb SSD

I actually updated from catalyst 10.10 to 11.1 (downloaded it this morning). It does seem pretty hardcore to run, it gets so laggy and slow when trying to process others teams goes

Also, i'm fairly new to Civ... is there a campaign or anything?
post #10 of 15
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Originally Posted by alex98uk View Post
My current system is:

Core i7 920 @ 4ghz
6GB 1600mhz DDR3
Radeon 5850 - 1000mhz/1100mhz
Crucial M225 64gb SSD

I actually updated from catalyst 10.10 to 11.1 (downloaded it this morning). It does seem pretty hardcore to run, it gets so laggy and slow when trying to process others teams goes

Also, i'm fairly new to Civ... is there a campaign or anything?
Stock its a sandbox game, other civs have had official mod packs that had campaigns... but who knows what this version will bring... seems like firaxis is too busy milking the cow to bother with any real content expansion atm.
 
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