I just bought the game, installed it and patched to 1.2. All went well.
Since I don't have the state the art of a machine (P4 3GHz CPU, 1GB RAM Radeon 9800pro), I started the Custom battle with large number of units just to see how can my machine handle it. Hm, not very well, the game was very sluggish.
After lowering the details to minimum, there was no change. I thought it was strange, so I checked the processes running on my machine and I saw that launcher.exe consumes very much cpu time.
The strangest thing is, when I exited the game, the launcher.exe is still running, with high cpu usage WTF?
Obvious solution to this problem is to run the game directly from medieval2.exe, bypassing the launcher... the game performance is ok
Is this a know problem, or is it just my bad luck?