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"saintydfc" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> hi i recently bought civ3 for my new computer after i have installed it
> press play game the screen runs a short film then gose black and says out
Browse to your Civilisation 3 directory by default this is C:\Program
Files\Infogrames\Interactive\Civilization 3. Then double click on
Civilization3.ini. (it may not have .ini at the end but by the default icon
is a white sheet of paper with a little cog thing on the right of it).
It should then open it up in Notepad and go to a empty line and type
Refresh=60 save it, exit Notepad and restart the game.
That should *work*. If you're using a CRT monitor (big ones not a slim one)
you may want to try changing the 60, to perhaps 70, or 75. By default Civ 3
uses 85, which is what's causing the problem (your monitor can't handle the
refresh rate), but generally 70 or 75 is much more pleasing on the eyes then