lady_fox's job situation is getting resolved. It is going to be tight for a few months but we can manage easy. I'm quite impressed that she has her two bosses and two doctors pulling for her. So, that will get resolved eventually when the Dr.s conquer the Red Tape(worm). On the bright side, it is the perfect excuse to start learning to cook since groceries are cheaper than restaurants... unless we start shopping at Whole Foods again. :) I think tonight I'll see if I can find used copies of Alton Brown's cookbooks and memorize them.
In other news.
Civ 4 doesn't work on my machine. My life is ruined.
The proof is in the problem: I installed Civ 4 yesterday with no apparent problems besides the Play/Install labels being incorrect. Every time I start the game it doesn’t display. I get the loading screen but after everything loads and it would switch over to the introduction, nothing shows. My screen resolution changes and I can hear choppy music coming from my speakers but that’s it.
Of note: if I hit a key to skip what I assume is the introduction, I get the game cursor and the music levels out. No picture to speak of though.
I refuse to think it’s my set up. I’m running a 2.8GHz Intel with a GeForce FX 5500 and 1 gig of ram. I installed the latest nvidia drivers after installing the game and Directx 9.0 installed before. I checked the support page with no luck and saw nothing in a few forums I checked that matched my problems. They say the game is good, right? Well, the proof has yet to be pudding.