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    I used to play Civ 3 all the time on my old computer but I recently got a brand new one (the monitor is more like 5 years old working on 6 but it was attached to the old computer at the end) that is 11 years newer yet Civ 3 doesn't work on it. When I click to play the game then it starts the load and then there is no picture as a matter of a fact my monitor basically shuts off and the power light starts to blink like crazy. I also tried running it in compatability mode for windows ME and XP with the same result.

    Does anybody have any idea what's going on and what I can do to fix it?
    Where there is a will there is a way. Never let evil win the day.

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  • #2
    No idea but have you checked the drivers for the monitor?

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    • #3
      Well much newer games like Fallout New Vegas work on it and according to my computer its all updated. So I dunno whats going on!
      Where there is a will there is a way. Never let evil win the day.

      I'm an author. You can check out my facebook fanpage at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Cory-A...89178534434308

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      • #4
        Check that the resolution is at least 1024. A few years back I got a new monitor and tried to run at 1900 or something and it did not like it. So I would try to set it to a known to work res and set the ini to use the desktop value.

        KeepRes=1
        Can be 0 or 1. If 1, your screen resolution is used for the game instead of the default 1024x768.

        Video Mode=1280
        Can be 1024, 1152, 1280, 1600, 1792. Changes the game's resolution to the value specified (instead of the default 1024x768).

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        • #5
          Hmmm. I haven't done that! Thanks for the info! I'll look into it as soon as I can!
          Where there is a will there is a way. Never let evil win the day.

          I'm an author. You can check out my facebook fanpage at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Cory-A...89178534434308

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          • #6
            BTW, I troed that and nothing works, you'd think newer would let you see more not, in some cases, less.
            Where there is a will there is a way. Never let evil win the day.

            I'm an author. You can check out my facebook fanpage at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Cory-A...89178534434308

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            • #7
              I know some have had issues with fonts, but I do not know the details. I would try a plain google search on fonts and civ3. You could also take a peek at the forum for problems on CFC.

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              • #8
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