I was surprised that, by only raising the level of difficulty by one, the computer opponents in civ4 began to fight each other. In this instance, it was to my advantage because Washington of the Americans attacked Peter of the Russians, who I was planning to attack anyway. I think I will play my fourth game also at this difficulty level or I fear they may annihilate me. I’m not quite ready for that yet.
However, that may be quite some time from now. I’ve stopped playing civ4 pretty much because it keeps crashing. I can only play a few turns at a time and that’s just no fun at all – especially since it takes about 14 minutes for a game to load back up on my computer. I guess that’s what happens when you have the minimum requirements.