From: Concord NH
Twice I've tried running the new demo unsuccessfully. It gets as far as the main menu, I select the new game option, select the tutorial, then... the disk spins and spins and... after ten minutes still nothing happens...
Task Manager reports the game using 0-2% of the CPU. On my first try, Task Manager reported 0% CPU use, despite the game hanging on the tutorial startup and the disk spinning and spinning and spinning...
Last night, I successfully started the 1.02 demo and played with it for 10-15 minutes.
Sigh, maybe I should uninstall the latest 1.05 demo, reinstall the 1.02 demo, and try that again...
Nah, maybe some other time. Too much time wasted already this weekend administering around game quirks. (Nothing personal, nothing unique to AACW in this. Almost all of my games require work-arounds and hand holding of one sort or another.)
I think I'll play some EU3 instead.
I had a similar experience. After I clicked the scenario, nothing happened. Then I clicked the image of Lincoln. I guess the game wants tp know what side I wanted altough that was the only choice. Worked fine after that. Nothing obvious about the need to click that though. Needs to be obvious for newbies trying to figure out the game.
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