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Question about Technical Questions The animations are jerky. What can I do about it?

Answer

On slower computers the resource or dice animation may become jerky. If this bothers you, we recommend that you switch off the water animation via the option “Water.”  In case this doesn't take care of the problem, you can also switch off the resource animation (e.g., during production) in the options menu. The options menu may either be accessed via the main menu or, during a game, via the “Options” button in the upper button bar. If you would like to display message boxes instead of animations, please set the option “Animation” to “OFF.”