Running WinXP, 1.6Ghz Pentium M, NVIDIA GeForce Go5200, 1.5 GB Ram plus 1.2 GB page allocation, DirectX 9c
Installed Civ4 v 1.09 from disc (boxed copy)
Installed 1.61 patch
Now at startup I get the message
Failed to allocate video memory. Please try reducing your graphics settings.
Initial installation works fine, but after the patch the game wont start.
I've tried the following (after sifting through innumerable suggestions on various blogs):
-Alter the .ini file (hideMinSpec and fullScreen options)
-Clear the cache files from the user dir
-Install latest video card drivers
-Reinstall game, patch and directx
-Use the UnPack utiltity on the Asset1, Asset2 Asset3 etc files
None of the proposed solutions (anywhere) seem to work - grrr.
Removing entire install and reinstalling the 1.09 version lets me play again... (something slipped thru regression testing me-thinks)
Anyone know of a 'real' solution to this problem?
If not, does anyone know when a patch will come out from Firaxis that would fix this ?