Just got this fantastic game two days ago, but I'm almost ready to quit, I'm so frustrated...
Here is the problem:
Everything runs perfectly for the first 20 minutes or so.
As I continue on the Prologue mode, performance starts to stutter, my mouse will jump around the screen, the waves on the ocean on the campaign map will lag, and most oddly, my battles will SPEED up.
If I move my mouse to the edge of the screen during a battle, my camera will rotate extremely fast and I will not be able to control where I am looking. A command given to my troops looks like it is being carried out at 4X speed, even though I have doubled checked that everything is at normal speed.
Most oddly, when I change graphics modes, it will pop up a 15 second timer asking me if I want to keep the changes. This timer runs EXTREMELY fast, counting down from 15 in about 3 seconds.
I've experienced lag in other games slowing down gameplay, but not speeding them up!
I am running the latest patched version (1.5) of RTW. When this problem comes up, I have to reboot the PC, and the game will start running fine again for about 20 minutes.
I have tried manually ending the explorer.exe process and restarting it, this does not work.
I just built this computer, these are the specs:
Athlon 64 X2 3800+
DFI Lanparty nF4-Ultra D Motherboard
2 GB Corsair Memory
eVGA Geforce 6800 GS
I am running Windows XP SP2 w/ all updates.
nVidia 81.98 drivers for my video card
nForce4_amd_6.70_winxp2k_english drivers for my chipset
This problem seems to have all the symptoms of a memory leak, but I could find no mention of other people with this issue after poking around on this forum for a while.
If anyone has any ideas about how I can fix this, please please please respond.