This is getting absurd.
I have to save multiple times per turn now, and it's a near-miracle to advance a turn.
Have players actually played deep into a gigantic everything-abundant game?
All of the 9 major races are still there as are 2 of the minor races. The top several races have pretty much researched everything, and the factors on the ships are huge. Most of the mine resources are unmined now. I have two that I am still guarding hard with fleets - a Green and a Red. I abandoned a Purple one or two, as the research job was about done.
It's a great game. It really is, but I may just have to throw up my hands and go play some other game I can actually have some chance to finish. Maybe go back to Crysis, or Total War, or something.
Tried playing an immense game. I've got crashes regularly. I save all of the time. Judging by task manager, the game crashes when it clears around maybe 2.2 GB of RAM.
Operating System: Windows Vista™ Ultimate (6.0, Build 6002) Service Pack 2 (6002.lh_sp2rtm.090410-1830)
Languages: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd.
System Model: X48-DQ6
BIOS: Award Modular BIOS v6.00PG
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q6600 @ 2.40GHz (4 CPUs), ~3.6GHz
Physical Memory: 4094MB RAM
Page File: 2239MB used, 6156MB available
Windows Dir: C:\Windows
Note CPU passed CPU stability test and works fine for other games for 3.6 Ghz overclock (originally 2.4 Ghz). Problems persist without OC.
Display device 1:
Device Name: \\.\DISPLAY1
Card Name: ATI Radeon HD 4800 Series
Manufacturer: ATI Technologies Inc.
Chip Type: ATI display adapter (0x9460)
DAC Type: Internal DAC(400MHz)
Key Device: Enum\PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_9460&SUBSYS_80301462&REV_00
Display Memory: 2809 MB
Current Display Mode: 1680 x 1050 (32 bit) (60Hz)
Monitor Name: Generic PnP Monitor
Monitor Max Resolution:
Driver Name: atiumd64.dll,atidxx64.dll,atiumdag,atidxx32,atiumdva,atiumd6a.cap,atitmm64.dll
Driver Version: 8.14.0010.0678
Driver Date: 7/2/2009 12:54:53
DirectX Acceleration Enabled: Yes
As you can see driver is the latest too.