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  • PSA – Civ VI FREE
  • Premier Icon willard
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    Cap, you do realise that Civ is basically like crack for geeks? This could set back research for years,

    gobuchul
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    meh. They are all disappointing after Civ II.

    Civ II just seemed to hit the sweet spot between complexity and play-ability.

    Premier Icon vinnyeh
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    Not a post I expected to see from you cfh – last couple of weeks GTA5 has been free on Epic- didn’t see you pushing that!

    ogden
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    I’ll add that to the other 9 free games I’ve got in the past few months that I’ll never install or play haha! Cheers OP

    coppice
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    I was tempted by GTA V but then I read the trustpilot reviews and decided it wasn’t worth it

    doris5000
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    Coo, the last time I played CIV, it looked like this –

    Premier Icon chestrockwell
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    Cheers OP, love a bit of Civ although have’t played for a while. I dug out my old Steam passwords the other week so I could download V again. IV was the best in my opinion, wasted weeks on that one!

    Premier Icon thisisnotaspoon
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    Not played it since Civ III, and still play it! Crack for geeks is a very good description,

    meh. They are all disappointing after Civ II.

    Civ II just seemed to hit the sweet spot between complexity and play-ability.

    I concur your Excellency.

    gobuchul
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    I concur your Excellency.

    Okay, lets exchange knowledge.

    Premier Icon mogrim
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    What do I need to play this? I’m clearly not a gamer, but I did love a bit of Civ back in the day – as per doris5000’s post 🙂

    Premier Icon spooky_b329
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    Thanks for the heads up 🙂

    I tried the GTA one but it took ages clearing 80gb of harddrive space, then it took ages to install the Rockstar games launcher, then I had problems signing up for the account, then it literally took 12 hours to download the GTA file (server must be busy) and then after it installed it won’t launch, have given up!

    Premier Icon thisisnotaspoon
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    What do I need to play this? I’m clearly not a gamer, but I did love a bit of Civ back in the day – as per doris5000’s post 🙂

    Not sure about 6, but 3 was surprisingly resourse hungry and needed a discreet graphics card just to run the titles, wierdly the game itself was fine. Presumably that means it renders the titles in 3d every time rather than just being a video clip! My aging laptop runs it, just gives a broken image untill the menu loads.

    Premier Icon Rio
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    Damn. I’d just rediscovered Civ V and that’s been eating my time away. Just when I thought I’d kicked the habit this turns up..

    Good PSA.

    Premier Icon Northwind
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    gobuchul
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    meh. They are all disappointing after Civ II.

    Civ II just seemed to hit the sweet spot between complexity and play-ability.

    For me it peaked on 4, I got 5 but just couldn’t get into it- I think it was similar enough to make me want to play 4, but different enough to make me not want to learn the new one. But free is a good price.

    (ps, I’m using proper numbers not letters because I’m not Jacob Rees-Mogg)

    gobuchul
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    (ps, I’m using proper numbers not letters because I’m not Jacob Rees-Mogg)

    Neither is Sid Meier.

    Sure is a crap time to have a Mac….

    Premier Icon chestrockwell
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    Gaar, doesn’t it work on Mac? Defo won’t work on Chromebook so FML.

    You can get it on Steam for Mac but not on Epic…

    DT78
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    Good stuff. I find my old laptop really grinds with the opponents turns on V when it gets more complex.

    wordnumb
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    Aside from the free titles both Steam and Epic seem to be selling games at bargain prices – are these sales, the Epic coupon thing particularly, a regular thing or are they fill yer boots, never gonna be so low again deals?

    Asking for a friend, obviously.

    Premier Icon spooky_b329
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    Anyone else having trouble with this? I cannot get either GTA or CivVI to load. Sometimes it goes to the Epic Games Launcher, other times nothing.

    I’ve got a Win10 Laptop, i5 8250U 4 core 1.8Ghz, 8GB Ram, Intel UHD Graphics 620 but crucially I chose a model with a Geforce MX150 to give it a bit more capability. I’ve updated the driver for the Geforce and tinkered with a few settings to try and force it to use the Geforce, but still no luck!

    If it were a graphics issue I thought it should at least load the game/menu? I’ve tried both the DirectX 10 and 11 options.

    Just checked the requirements for Civ VI and it says i3 2.5Ghz, but I know the chips all perform differently so a newer chip ‘slower’ chip will often perform better, I know the 8250U was quicker some of the higher clock speed processors when I bought my laptop last year. And it specifies Geforce 450, it looks like my MX150 is the laptop equivalent and generally is a slightly better performer.

    wordnumb
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    GTA V works for me on a lower spec laptop than yours, once I reduce the settings a little. Intial set-up took a while. Haven’t tried Civ VI yet.

    Premier Icon spooky_b329
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    Thanks…it is weird, its like it doesn’t even try to load the game. Might try messing around with the Direct X later.

    baboonz
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    Sales on steam are fairly regular especially those of titles that are slightly older. It’s quite common for “publisher sales” to happen. Yo7 also get the winter and summer steam sales.

    Epic games does a couple of free games a month for you to keep.

    wordnumb
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    Ta Baboonz.

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