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Hi, my game SC4Deluxe crashes all the time on this computer, especially when I zoom in or out. I've had older, smaller computers that run the game just fine.
Windows 8.1 with Bing
Intel(R) Celeron (R) CPU N2840 @ 2.16 GHZ
RAM is 4.00 GB, 3.89 usable
64 bit OS, x64 based processor
Intel(R) HD Graphics, speed 2167 MHz, DirectX version 11.2, Shader 5.0, OpenGL 4.0, OpenCL 1.2
and 3982 MB of physical memory.
Am I missing something? Is it just the video card? If so, what kind should I get? How can I improve this to at least let me play the game?
Also, where did the 'crash to desktop? check here first' and 'cant find it' threads go?
Trying to query my census repository and I keep hitting a nearby GLR->Subway transition piece, which would be fine if I wasn't so far zoomed out (which I suspect is the issue). I hear the subway sound and then I get a gnarly CTD like hovering a puzzle piece over a TE lot.
Running with NAM 35 on a fully patched exe.
(I'm really tired of losing my work - as this has happened 2 times now I've found myself doing things three times over..... >:-| )
Edit/update: It appears it is happening now any time I query the transition piece - though I swear I've queried them before without issue.....
Wow! This thread is getting long. I did try to find a similar problem but didn't find anything and I'm hoping someone might shed some light. (OK, I'm lazy). I have yet to see if problem exists on a different city tile nor haven't started deleting plugins (is removing a plugin via a plug in manager rather than a full delete acceptable?).
I have a certain area of a city tile that will accept NO actions whatsoever. It is an area where the original landscape begins to gain elevation leading to mountains but is still a fairly gentle slope. ANY action, from god mode terrain actions to building anything causes an instant CTD, The one exception I've found up to now is a dezone action does not result in a CTD.
I'm running the game on a 6 core machine with 32GB RAM (much more than the required features). It is on a dedicated drive running Windows XP with the highest Java version (I believe 5.something) the game will accept. I only have the EDD(?) slope mods and tried without any of the three slope percentages active.
Yes, it is probably a plugin but I'm a fool for different things for the game and have a lot of different plugins. By a lot, I'm mean my plugin folder is 1.5 GB.
Any thoughts? Thanks,
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I was building my city of Townsville in SC4. It went good so far, then as I was building my freeway and an avenue in my city, SC4 crashed to desktop. That doesn't make sense. I spent two years organizing my plugins folder and it still crashed as of 20 minutes ago. I hate when when this happens every time I start building my cities in SC4, it frustrates me a lot. I even made a report on the "Crash to Desktop? Look Here First" thread and hasn't been any response in the past few days since I posted. Here is the information:
I am using a digital copy of SC4 I bought on Steam.
Operating system: Windows 7 (64 bit)
Processor: AMD FX(tm)-4300 Quad-Core Processor
I don't know why, but I need to know why this keeps happening every time I start building my cities in SC4.
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