From: Winnipeg, MB
I toggled F5. I saw the little message that animations where turned Off/On. Neither did any good. Animations are set to On as well. I guess I will do a reinstall, if I can find my CD key.
I have occasionally lost the animations temporarily - they come back when you restart the game. As I mentioned in another thread, using CTRL-P to pause the game while animations are running seems to kill them.
So does accumulation of too much data in RAM which can happen if a game restart is not done for several turns. If the computer RAM is near full and the game turn execution creates a lot of new info to be saved (combat reports, damage levels, op report events, etc.) it seems to dump the animations it has held in RAM so it can keep the more vital info for the game turn save. Just my interpretation of what it is doing in the background, but it seems to fit what I have seen.
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