Is anyone else having this problem?

#1RandomCrapPosted 9/21/2010 8:52:09 AM
My graphics card sucks, but that shouldn't make the text completely illegible. Right? I installed the game, started it up without any problems and then came to the main menu to find that I could read absolutely nothing. It's completely unreadable. However, if I start up a game, I can read the name of the city my settlers start perfectly fine. Should I try to reinstall the game? Is anyone else having a similar problem?
#2GerudoThiefPosted 9/21/2010 11:35:07 AM
I just downloaded the demo and am having the exact same problem. I can't read any of the menu text, and when I launch the single player I can't read some of the letters for the exposition, and the text on the menus/HUD/everything is illegible.

I honestly have no idea what to do, hopefully someone has solved this.
#3GerudoThiefPosted 9/21/2010 11:39:28 AM
Sorry for the double post, but here's a screenshot of my (our?) problem.

http://img529.imageshack.us/i/10614064.jpg/

As you can see, the text is...A mess.
#4RandomCrap(Topic Creator)Posted 9/21/2010 11:46:06 AM
Yes, that's exactly what it looks like! I just took some screenshots myself, too, so I'll add mine.

http://i51.tinypic.com/2wrg0ar.jpg
http://i54.tinypic.com/23tksp0.jpg
http://i52.tinypic.com/vd1qoy.jpg
#5eating4funPosted 9/21/2010 12:33:03 PM
just try stuff, that is probably is not likely to fix it, but it's worth a shot.

update graphics drivers?
change resolution?
is it running in Dx9 or 10?
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#6GerudoThiefPosted 9/21/2010 12:33:36 PM
I brought this to attention on the Steam thread as well, and if you have an integrated graphics card like I do, then we might just not be able to play this game...Someone else was having the same problem, and none of the proposed solutions (updating chipset, trying Directx10 and 9 modes, and switching from fullscreen to windowed) did anything at all.
Gosh darn it.

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#7CirkelinesparkPosted 9/21/2010 12:39:14 PM

That does look odd. What graphics card do you guys have?

#8Jahuty3Posted 9/21/2010 12:46:35 PM
GerudoThief posted...
I brought this to attention on the Steam thread as well, and if you have an integrated graphics card like I do, then we might just not be able to play this game...



What? That can't be the final answer, that's just simply unacceptable. I've just lost a bit of respect for Firaxis games. But you know, it's still redeemable if they fix this for you guys in the next patch.
#9GerudoThiefPosted 9/21/2010 1:07:13 PM
I, most unfortunately, have an Intel 965 Integrated chipset.

And yeah, it's a really weird error and I'm hoping that it's either a problem with only the demo or something that will be patched/resolved. I really want to play this game.

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#10sultan10Posted 9/21/2010 3:46:41 PM

I just started a new thread on the same topic. I've got the Intel G965 Express Chipset Family, but I hope I'm not completely screwed. My computer's not old, and although I didn't buy it for games, I can't accept Civ of all games to be unplayable.