After endlessly searching through some Age Of Empires 3 sites and forums I am back at GTG. Fancy that. The only site that seems to understand what you're talking about and give you a simple answer.
So when I play AOE3 my CPU usage goes to 100%. There's a million people asking the same question as me online and the standard answer is "The game requires that much"
Rubbish. I have played the game fine before when it first came out and none of that ever happened.
I've got a 3.0Ghz chip, 4GB ram, a NVidia 8600GT PCI-E.
Anyone got any ideas please? I'm at my wits end.
Installed all updates, 1.12 patch, new directX, even tried uninstalling the entire game and re-installing it. No hope.