okay so one day i timed the clock and it was about 1 minute 50 seconds to two minutes to go through a day. so it kept going for a while. then about 1 month before the election, the clock began taking 5 minutes to go through a day. so i figured that it was a game thing, giving me more time to fix things and raise my apporoval rating. however, after the election i figured it would go back to its usual breakneck speed that i like, however, it has not, its still taking 4 - 6 minutes to go through a day. please help?
Time flow slows down as objects on the map grow in numbers.
Unit count on the map goes up, time slows down
Facility count on the map goes up, time slows down
Also the amount of combat and move orders can also slow the game time passage down.
Add it all together, and the slowing of time flow can be considerable.Not counting in some of the large pauses, as my machine struggles to cope with some large event,i think 2 or 3minutes is the slowest ive seen one of my current comps go per day.
Not much you can do ,other than start removing objects from the map .So get killling those ai units
I've got the impression, that on slower systems (like mine: Athlon 1.1Ghz, 1 Gb ram and Radeon 9500) the game runs even slower when you switch to "very fast" so i usually have it at normal.
But i don't really mind..i do all the management myself and during wars i tend to look after as many units as i can, so it doesn't have to be fast
I have a rather beefy system and when I first started playing last year I thought the game ran rather slow also. Expecially 40 years into a game.
But, I rather quickly learned, if you are simply passing time, then you are not getting the most out of the game. I am almost constantly working trade deals, access rights etc. This means the game speed is AOK, In fact I find I have to slow it down at times or pause it.