How to Run Civilization Five Faster and Prevent Crashing
This is a guide on preventing Civilization from crashing, and running the game faster!
Civilization 5 is a difficult game to run for most computers. It requires an excellent driver and a good graphics card. To prevent the game from crashing, your first move should be to make sure your driver software is fully updated. If you don’t know how to check/update your software, Google search “how to update diver software for (vista, linux, etc.) If you checked and there are updates available, then install them and see if it made a difference to your Civilization 5 speed.
If this didn’t work, then your next best bet is to change the settings in your game. Go to the options panel and select “video settings.” Here you will find a large list of all the different animations and texture qualities in the game. Select any ones that are running at medium or high, and change them to “low.” This won’t take away from the gameplay, but you will notice a dramatic change it the number of game crashes and the overall speed at which it runs!
If your game keeps crashing despite these fixes, then it’s probably a good indication that you shouldn’t stress the game anymore than necessary. Only play on duel, tiny, or small maps and avoid larger games. This should prevent the driver from working too hard and crashing.
If you find that the majority of crashes happen when the computer is making their moves, then you should change the view to “grid mode” before you end your turn. The button for grid mode is in the bottom right side of the screen and should make the graphics look like a board game. This puts considerably less stress on Civilization 5 and should prevent it from crashing!
If none of these tips worked, then it may be an indication that you need a better driver, graphics card, or in some cases a new computer! Hopefully this guide to running Civilization 5 faster and without crashes worked, and I’m sorry if it didn’t!