Galactic Civilizations II: Ultimate Edition

Galactic Civilizations II: Ultimate Edition

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LASTGUYTOM Aug 10, 2014 @ 7:05pm
out of memory error
been getting out of memory error in galactic civikzation2 ultimate...stardock has no fix and the one they said does work , does not t work for steam's versionthe way steam stores game
on my hard drive

windows 7 -64 bit 16gb
amd 7990 gpu 6 gb

playling ermense map 9 races

please help not a [programer so keep it simple
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LASTGUYTOM Aug 11, 2014 @ 5:53pm 

but that link does not help it just a dead end.. i was hoping for someone on steam comminity to figure it out. Stardock does not seam to care....What gets me is they ARE Working on number 3 with some of the same devs that worked on 2,,,,,,,scares me alot.
if they have jerk that one like they done 2 then I see that one have some issues too.
i am not willing to plop down 99 bucks (150) for the additional package,To the same DEVS
that threw this poorly code game togrether. thanks for the hrlp ELF OF SPACE

spacealf Aug 12, 2014 @ 11:47am 
Well, I don't know and the new game will be 64 bit instead of 32 bit because 32 bit has memory limitations. (like 2gB ).

And if you read through the thread at the end there were a couple of links to make the game thinks it has more memory.

And one link (the second one I know works but have not looked at it close.

But you may have to start up a new game also.

4GB Patch (is the software link that let's you download the program).
Date: 29/11/2007 Author: Daniel Pistelli
This very little tool patches x86 executables in order to let them have 4GB (instead of only 2) of virtual memory on x64 platforms. This tool comes very handy for applications which need a great amount of virtual memory like games, 3D renderization, multimedia etc. To gain these 2GB, you just have to use this tool to patch the executable (*.exe file) of the software you want to have these additional GBs of virtual memory. It can be used by clicking on it and choosing the file or through command line (e.g.: "4gb_patch file.exe"). It automatically creates a backup copy of the original executable.

So that is what you use I guess, I do not know, I have not tried it.

Of course being on Steam now, if you verify file cache, Steam may change it back again.


Or you can play perhaps in a lower resolution, lower graphics like other people stated that may work also - perhaps.

Last edited by spacealf; Aug 12, 2014 @ 12:18pm
spacealf Aug 12, 2014 @ 12:51pm 
Okay I downloaded the 4Gb Patch program and started it up. No screen comes up, but I went to the GalCivII Folder and picked out the two *.exe files in this case there are two - Twilight of the Arnors in that folder and Dark Avatar (whatever it is) in the other folder and patched both *.exe files. The game started up and appears to be normal, I could not check anything else like memory being used in the game so far, but the *.exe files are patched now to use the extra memory that can be used with a 64 bit computer.

The program does tell when the file is patched at the end.
That is all it does. A Little Program that may help playing on Gigantic and Immense Maps with all the niceties one can get like the Hi-Res mod for the ships and any of that and higher resolution playing the game.

Have to try it all out first though.

Last edited by spacealf; Aug 12, 2014 @ 12:53pm
spacealf Aug 12, 2014 @ 1:00pm 
Oh, when you get to the game's folder and click on the *.exe files, right click and on the menu items on top you will see - Select (which I guess is that little program working and then it does its thing) and then you exit out of the program after that, when the little window comes up and says it applied it successfully.

And I doubt if I help you again, since I think you have an attitude.

Last edited by spacealf; Aug 12, 2014 @ 1:06pm
LASTGUYTOM Aug 12, 2014 @ 6:55pm 
ty space elf
LASTGUYTOM Aug 12, 2014 @ 6:55pm 

spacealf Aug 12, 2014 @ 6:58pm 
Ya, me too, also, since I have had a heart disease and caught a virus the other day or something is going on again.

But perhaps the above will work for the game, I do not know right now, but the game is playing, that is all I know.

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spacealf Aug 12, 2014 @ 7:06pm 
Yes, it did make a backup of the *.exe files both of them GC2TwilightoftheArnors.exe.backup and DarkAvatar.exe.backup or something like that (have to look at the file name again).

So the size of the files are not changed but have the date you apply the (mod sorta) to the game.

Well, hope you feel better in the future, and me also.
spacealf Aug 12, 2014 @ 7:15pm 
There probably also are other quirks in the game that may have to be read about on that forum also to know what to do in the game. Something about deleting Rally Points maybe and whatever.

or other parts of that same forum also (other sections for the game).
spacealf Aug 12, 2014 @ 7:43pm 
I did load up a Saved Game and played a few turns, and now also started up a new game on a Gigantic Map with 5 aliens. I have not played far enough to ever get a memory error in the game before that.

Been playing another game lately that really just gets to me compared to the first version of the game instead of the Expansion that changes things in the game and that is XCOM Enemy Unknown, but the Expansion XCOM: Enemy Within really ups the ante in the game is harder.

But like the original game back in 1994 - XCOM: UFO Defense - well yes, the same but different, and in the new version and that game a player seems to get so far, and then it throws a mission on you that usually eliminates most of your Squaddies or all of them, and then gets even harder until you get technology and skills for your Squaddies and can finally perhaps even - win the game on Classic Difficulty which is more difficult a lot than the Normal Difficulty.

Well, back to some game trying to play any game lately. Get tired, must rest, take the medicine, and all of that lately.
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LASTGUYTOM Aug 13, 2014 @ 4:24am 
I looked at xcom, but about getting better my health is as good as its going to get, some people recover, some don't, i am the later.I became a handicap offically by VA standards in 2012 by VA standards in 2012,,,,, 2 years after the strokev. I really like gakactic civilization .. had the 1st and of course number 2 .
got the ultimate edtution from steam. Been mostly playing defiance and Marvel hereos and
other 1st person shooters,,,,,limited by use of one hand but g600 anf naga MOUSE make the game playable for me . like turn based strategy alot
spacealf Aug 13, 2014 @ 11:13am 
Some people say you need a mod for GalCiv II. The APT1.3 version which makes some aliens do more I guess. I downloaded it, but have not used any MODS yet.

Here is the APT 1.3 mod

First is the thread on MODS on the forum, the second link is about the APT1.3 mod of Altairns whoever he is, and the third link is downloading the MOD APT1.3.

There is also APT version 2 I guess that changes more and other MODS are discussed also there on the main forum MODS page.

From Reply #2 on the thread about combining MODS.

There is the High-Resolution MOD if you have a computer that can handle it (and the game does not require a high-end computer at all but does need that 4Gb Patch program talked about to continue on a game on a Gigantic or Immense Map).

But this mod where he talks about combining MODS has the link to his MOD and the High-Resolution MOD and combining the APT1.3 version MOD (not his MOD) and the High-Resolution MOD on a link in the first post on that page - he shows how to do that.
(reply #2 on that Combining MODS thread - Guanathor person posting.)

But first you needed that 4Gb Patch program to do any high-resolution MOD in the the first place, and that was discussed along with the 2Gb limit the game was made with and all of that.


I am just playing stock GalCivII right now.

XCOM only needs a mouse for that turn-based game (or an XBOX Controller I guess - don't own one) and to hit the "Esc" key on the keyboard to get to the main menu (out of the main screen of the game to save the game or load a game, change Options).

Sometimes some people have had problems with the game, but it takes a graphics driver for your video card that works with the game - they been having problems with those while some are only tweaked for certain games and SLI screens (dual computer screens whatever).

So for me with the correct video card drivers that work with the game, the game works quite good, may have a quirk once in a while, but other people (I don't know what they do - either their computer is running hot, worn out sorta, harddrive is going bad whatever, don't defrag their computer harddrive or keep their computer up somehow whatever).

I bought the The Bureau: XCOM Declassified but that is a FPS sort of (third person shooter) and I really don't play those games at all, and that game is hard for me to play and is not that good, so I doubt if I buy any others.

Sometimes people have found XCOM: Enemy Unknown (2012) or the Expansion XCOM: Enemy Within on sale, but a person has to be quick to have like a redemming code and get it for like $8.00 dollars, which was the last time. When checking on that, the coupon whatever was already out.

It is not that it takes a lot to play that game, but it is and can be frustrating and darn right annoying game to play.

Back to either game and definitely not The Bureau at any time (which was a waste of money to me - I am not a jackrabbit twitching an XBOX Controller which is really needed for that game or perhaps any FPS game to me).

All I played in the Past are games that are like Turn-Based games and even some that went to real-time whatever it is called action could be paused to keep going in the game.

But a FPS is not for me, and usually a crappy story and video more of a game that just don't move me to play any of those games at all.

Well, those are the MODS for GalCivII plus some other ones I guess people have used to make the game better.

Well, babbled enough now, and the link to video card drivers I use is at

I have a Nvidia Geforce graphics card so I am using the latest drivers (version 340.52 ) which seems to be working well with both games.|-7.html

GalCiv II game probably would not be a problem perhaps with other video card drivers from Nvidia, but XCOM may be, and that is all I can say.

Other problems with XCOM I never have had that some people come up with.

Games - between video card drivers and the games, I wonder if any of it works, also as found out with GalCivII with the limit on memory that was because of 32-bit computers at the time - and Microsoft does not come out forthright with info anyway on programming most of the time.

May have been missed, but at least that small program - 4Gb Patch seems to fix that.

I am done, just bury me on the lone prairie. (okay, maybe a bit of humor at the end, maybe).

If this post makes little sense in parts it is because I got some links wrong and had to change some remarks about any of it.

But it is all corrected now, just may not be quite in order perhaps.

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spacealf Aug 13, 2014 @ 11:53am 
If XCOM is ever on sale someplace, checking out that forum may help, but I had the DVDs and first Steam wanted to download it and I did not know what to do at that time to install from the DVD I had for it, and Enemy Unknown took me 15 hours to download, then I found out that if you go to the menu item "Delete Local Content" when installing (at the time on Steam) that then it would say to put in the disk and since I had different partitions, I could install it on another partition where I wanted it to be. With Enemy Within now, the total both packages are a total of 20Gb with patches that changed it around from the original game which was 11.9Gb or something like that to make both games (enemy unknown and the enemy within) only 20Gb for both. But with all the patches, downloading to get the game where it is today with the patches and that would take a long time to download.

So games are way bigger than they use to be and even some are way bigger than that nowadays.


Let' s play videos can be found for either game (GalCivII probably and XCOM) to see how it plays.

Enemy Unknown - BeagleRush playing
(easier game to play)

Enemy Within - Zemalf playing

Galactic Civilization II - did not look that much or remember who is playing there

Anyway I am done, really done now.
Have to look them up on Utube though, instead of watching them here on Steam.
(well to me at least in my opinion).
Last edited by spacealf; Aug 13, 2014 @ 11:59am
spacealf Aug 13, 2014 @ 12:13pm 
I actually recommend no games anymore, but both games work on my computer and that is all I know.

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