Hello guys, total noob here. Before I describe my problems, some system specs(I copied the form from the apotecary):
-the TYPE of hardware in my system:
Motherboard: ASUS A7S266-VM/U2 ACPI
Cpu type: AMD Athlon XP 2200+(1.80GHz)
video card: NVIDIA GeForce4 MX 440 64MB(Bus: PCI)
sound card: C-Media Wave Device
ram: 512MB SDRAM
firewall/proxy (hardware type): NA
-Software stuff on my machine:
operating system: Microsoft Windows XP/2002 Professional (Win32 x86) 5.01.2600 (Service Pack 1)
directx version: 9.0b
vid card driver version: Latest
sound card driver version: Latest
which Total War game: Medieval
anti-virus software: Norton(disabled most of the time)
firewall/proxy (software type): NA
Options you use in the game:
screen resolution i play in: 800x600
screen resolution on desktop:
color bit setting on desktop: 32 bit
smoke and fauna on/off? : on/off makes no difference
unit size in game: max
agp aperture setting (game): 128mb(2x video RAM)
pyrotechic setting (game) : max(?)
did you run dxdiag? : yes
If you ran dxdiag and some tests failed, what were they? :none
I am running these tasks in the background: only essential
I have ANY microsoft office product in my systray (the stuff in the lower right of the desktop):only clock
I've defragged my system within the last (hour, day, week, month): 1 week
I installed a new directx version and now (whatever) isnt working: no
I recently did/installed/un-installed this ____ and now my system/game isnt working right: Medieval sure isn't
There, hope that helps. Here's the problem: frame rates. My settings up there are almost twice the IDEAL settings listed in the 1.1 patch readme, and still the game runs like a dog in Quick Battle. The mouse lags and I can tell it's going to be choppy as soon as the terrain loads.
What I have tried:
-In the GeForce tab settings: Turned anti-aliasing, antisotropic(?) filtering off. Image settings set to Performance. V-Synch set to ON. Hardware acceleration set to Off.
-In the BIOS, changed AGP aperture size to 128 mb.
-In the game:Turned Smoke/Fauna off. Sound settings set to Medium, hardware acceleration set to OFF.
Now the ONE thing I haven't tried is setting the PCI texture memory. However this is because that option is not available with my driver version (188.8.131.5272). Is this because it is on PCI bus?
I REALLY appreciate any help, or if you guys can lead me in the right direction.