Civ IV Crash Screenshot
Damn thing keeps crashing on me. Looks like the game still doesn't like my graphics card.
New Update for Civ IV Crash! Civ IV has released a patch or two that has solved 90% of my crash problems. You can either update Civ IV through the game or from here: Civ IV Patch.
Since this posting has gotten a lot of hits about Civ IV Crashing, I've decided to update it. For those that are running into Civilization IV crashing to your desktop there is an answer (or answers). The main problem seems to be memory and autosaving. Civ IV is a memory hog. I have 1 gig of Ram and the game always crashes especially around the 1900's. Ways to slow down the crashing besides buying $100 in memory upgrades:
Stop Civ IV Crashing:
* Make sure you turn off all other programs - especially instant messengers, browsers,and autoscan virus programs (I'd keep that one on if you play online).
* Install Catalyst 4.12 drivers (for those with ATI cards). This is the most stable set of drivers out there.
* Look in your installation directory for a file called "_Civ4Config" and open it in notepad. Change the AutoSaveInterval to 0. This will turn off autosave (so remember to save people!).
* Register at CivFanatics and search for your problem. There are tons of people out there with Civ IV crash problems just like you.
Hope this information helps you and stops the Civ IV crash!