Also meant to mention the loading times are much, much better than the demo
You should see how long it takes after you click "End Turn"! A good 5 minutes+ for me some times! Think i need a faster processor though really (1.9GHz Dual Core).I think I am gonna wait a while before I purchase this, not got a lot of spare time and I want to wait for a few patches, the loads times were horrendous on the demo. It looks like an amazing game, but being able to make a cup of tea and drink it by the time the battle has loaded in, puts me off a bit
It's a Steam game, so AFAIK he's stuck with it now that it's registered to his Steam account.If anyone wants a cheap copy of the game, my friends copy wont work on his pc. So if anyone wants a copy, I can put it in classifieds, I just didn't see many pc games in there and didn't want to waste time
I'm playing at that level and have the following spec:So what system spec do you guys think is required to run this game at 1920 x 1200 and everything set to ultra?
I finally see why people have a problem with Steam
So, I think I'll just have a quick go on Empire before I go to bed, load up Steam, launch the game, or should I say try to launch the game and get the message that the Steam servers are too busy to handle my request
If I wanted to play multi-player, I could maybe understand it, but I don't I want to play single player, play a game that I've paid for and got the discs sat in front of me, but I can't play because the Steam servers are too busy, isn't that just great?
Hadn't had a problem in my limited experience with Steam before now, and it's been nice not having to worry about finding the disc every time I want to play a game, but this is ridiculous
Yes, that would appear to have been the case.A patch was released for Empire last night. You may have been unlucky and found a time where the game was stuck in limbo as far as Steam was concerned.
The "patch" has made my game worse. The intro movie and sega logo flash in the kind of fun way that gives people epilepsy!A patch was released for Empire last night. You may have been unlucky and found a time where the game was stuck in limbo as far as Steam was concerned.
You can turn off patching if you go into options. But you are right, steam is a pile of *****.Yes, that would appear to have been the case.
I don't have a problem activating a game via Steam, as a one off, when I first install, but I'd like to be able to play it completely without Steam after the initial installation if I choose to.
Not to mention the fact, that I'd rather decide for myself, if I want to patch a game or not, not have it forced upon me. I'll often download a patch for a game and yet wait a few days for user feedback as to whether it actually fixes more than it breaks.
Have you got the latest drivers for your graphics card?Having a nightmare with this currently. I'm playing the grand campaign as England, I've just besieged the final Huron city to wipe out the nation ( )...but whatever I do, whether I automatically resolve the siege of their city, or physically fight, the game crashes when it's finished, just after the victory screen
Steam really is a pile of poo too.
Ill give it a bash tongiht as ive a long train journey coming up and would like to play this on the way if poss.Using Offline Mode
Please follow the instructions below to configure Offline Mode on your machine:
Start Steam online - make sure the Remember my password box on the login window is checked
Verify that all game files are completely updated - you can see the update status for a game under the My Games tab (when the game shows as 100% - Ready it is ready to be played in Offline Mode)
Launch the game you would like to play offline to verify that there are no further updates to download - shut down the game and return to Steam once you have confirmed that the game can be played
Go to Settings to ensure the Do not store account information on this computer option is not selected
From the main Steam window, go to File and select Go Offline
Click OK to restart Steam in Offline Mode