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Hi All!

Are there any tricks / tips to start the game under Windows 10?
The compatibility mode does not work

Thanks & Best regards
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I have the same issue, I have tried installing Direct X 9 but it didn't work.

Apparently there are no issues with the Steam version but I really don't feel like paying 10 EUR for I game I have already bought, twice now.
I had a similar problem, the game appeared for a while in the process list and died.
For me, the problem has been solved by changing the monitor refresh rate to 60hz.

if your monitor / laptop / drivers does not support such frequency, I recommend:

PS. Reboot the computer after adding and the new resolution can be selected from the advanced display settings:
Post edited May 13, 2019 by wyrwijajec
I was having the same problem on window 8.1 - installing DX9 fixed it. Which was surprising, as I coulda sworn I already had it installed for lots of other old games I run...
Yeah, I'm having the same issue. I've got a pretty new laptop with Windows 10 OS. At first, I installed the Steam version of the game. I ran into issues there. Initially, I received an error dialog stating "Unable to find Steam." I googled that problem, and learned that other users had to copy the Steam.dll file from their Program Files (x86) folder into the CivCity: Rome subfolder within the Steam files. I did that. After that, whenever I tried to launch the game in Steam, the "Play" button would change to "Running" for a few seconds then die and go back to "Play". And the game never launched.

I heard about, so I decided to try installing CivCity: Rome via GOG Galaxy. It installed, but then when I went to launch the game, I experienced the latter issue (see above) again with GOG. The game wouldn't launch.

I'm frustrated and disappointed. But I'll try to change my monitor's refresh rate like wyrwijajec suggested...

UPDATE: I went into Settings > System > Display > Advanced display settings > Display adapter properties for Display 1 > Monitor, which brought me to the menu in the attached image. I found the drop down options to change the screen refresh rate, but for my device, it seems that 144Hz is the default and the ONLY setting available...
Post edited February 20, 2021 by indielinguist