How to Reduce Late Game Lag on "Civilization 4"

Written by matthew ferraton
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Gamers playing "Sid Meier's Civilization IV," or "Civilization 4," can reduce late game lag. Late game lag can be caused by playing against a large number of civilisations, map size, graphics settings and computer hardware used by the game. Steps can be taken to reduce late game lag, giving gamers a better experience playing "Civilization 4."

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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  1. 1

    Load "Civilization 4." Wait for the main game menu to appear.

  2. 2

    Click "Options" in the main menu.

  3. 3

    Click the tab labelled "Graphics" in the Options panel.

  4. 4

    Set "Anti-Aliasing MultiSamples" to 0 (zero) in the left pane.

  5. 5

    Adjust settings in the left pane to a lower level as needed. Settings for "Graphics Level," "Render Quality Level" and "Globe Quality" are available. The possible settings are Low, Medium and High.

  6. 6

    Select the following options in the right pane by clicking in the check box:

    "No Combat Zoom"

    "Effects Disabled"

    "Globe View Buildings Disabled"

    "Low Resolution Textures"

  7. 7

    Click "Exit."

  8. 8

    Restart "Civilization 4" for the graphics changes to take effect.

Tips and warnings

  • To achieve the best graphics while reducing late game lag in "Civilization 4," adjust settings in the steps outlined until achieving the desired balance.

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