Re: Sid Meier's Railroads!
"John Smith" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
>I have this program installed on Vista Ultimate and every 5 minutes or so
>it crashes, screen goes black and it reverts back to the desktop.
> Anyone have any ideas?
Yes, I have several, the one at the top of my mind is your video card is
crashing. I'm not sure if Railroads has this option, but try running the
game in Windowed Mode (Check the game options), so when the game crashes
you'll see any pop-up message that may be getting obscured by the game
running full screen.
If Windows says something like Your display adapter stopped working and
Windows has recovered, it could be your video card drivers are crashing
(easy, just update them and that "might" fix it), or your video card is
overheating and crashing which is bad, and could require replacing the video
card, or simply cooling down your system a bit.
If you built the system yourself and are comfortable working inside, check
your system fans, make sure they are clean and spinning nice and fast while
the system is on. As a test you might try getting a small house fan, opening
up your case and pointing the fan at your system while you play, see if the
problem goes away.
If none of this is helping, reply and include your system