I've just recently bought the game and had a few quite thrilling battles against the AI. I've also started to build my home village in the editor.
However, the game doesn't seem to run properly on my Vista laptop. One thing is that it regularly crashes to desktop when I try to adjust the level of volume via the Fn + F12 keys.
I can very well live with this, I just exit the game, adjust the volume, and restart. Yet there is one problem of more serious nature: In my recent efforts to hunt the Austrians from the fields of Chosutitz, this happened (in turn 12, iirc): After the assault phase was concluded, one unit of mine was highlighted as if waiting to be moved. However, it did not have any movement points left or could do anything else. When I selected and right-clicked it, all that appeared was the unit portrait with the statistics, i.e., I could not give any orders. Neither could I end the phase: In the lower right part of the screen, all I could do was 'select next unit', which I tried, the result being that again the same unit was highlighted, and again I could do nothing.
Helplessly I tried pressing some keys. The 'q' resulted in a crash to desktop and a message on the lines of 'D3D object not synchronized' or something. I restarted and loaded the game (which fortunately I had saved). The problem was the same.
I then re-loaded an earlier savegame, re-did the aussault phase, and all seemed to work nicely, the problem did not reoccur. Yet, a turn later, again one unit (it might even have been the same) was highlighted without me being able to do anything.
I hadn't saved for quite some time and didn't want to load an older savegame. It had taken me quite some time moving the entire Prussian host in an all-out assault along the field - I didn't want to repeat that . Thus, I quit the game.
It is enormously frustrating () to have a thrilling battle in its final stage be ended by what I would think is a bug. Maybe I'm stupid and I missed some key to press or button to click - if so, I'd be happy to have all of you ridicule me, for I could resume playing. As it is now, the game is unplayable to me. I wouldn't want to spend another couple of hours on a battle which I can't bring to its conclusion.
The scenario was the grand Chosutitz battle with Friedrich and his troops included. The version of the game I play is the plain vanilla one, without any patches or mods. I can send a screenshot and the savegame via email, if required.
< Message edited by Krautman -- 1/13/2010 12:07:04 PM >