I know that the issue I'm describing here is caused by my computer setup but hope that someone might have an idea on how to fix this.
The issue is that I'm getting very low FPS (frames per second) when playing AGEOD games, meaning that my system only shows less than 8 FPS(!) on average when playing Alea Jacta Est, Civil War 2 and To End All Wars. While FPS are very important when playing fast-moving games like simulations or shooters, having low FPS within the AGEOD games makes them overall very sluggish when moving around on the map and it gets painful when scrolling around on higher zoom levels.
I'm playing on a quite powerful laptop http://www.razerzone.com/gaming-systems/razer-blade
that comes with two video cards: (1) a very poweful NVIDIA Geforce GTX 970M for high-end graphic and (2) Intel Integrated Graphics that use less energy when using basic Windows applications. I'm generally using high screen resolutions (min. 2560x1440, sometimes 3200x1800) but the GeForce is powerful enough to handle this, in fact, it runs most of the latest graphic-intense games on "very high" or "ultra" settings on these resolutions.
I'm pretty sure that the problem comes from the AGEOD engine not using the GeForce but the Intel Integrated Graphics. My guess is that my system "thinks" that the AGEOD games are "standard" 2D Windows application and therefore routes the video processing and output to the Integrated Graphics.
The NVIDIA drivers allow to define which executables use which card and I tried all the different executables within the respective AGEOD game folders but to no avail.
Does anyone have any idea what else to try or which other executables to include? (Example: I found people discussing this problem with other games and for them, including the Java executable within the NVIDIA drivers resolved the problems). Does the AGEOD engine rely on some other executables that could be important?
Some additional information: I have exactly the same problem with War in the East (WitE) from Matrix Games. I hope it's ok that I post this in both the AJE and the CW2 forums.
Any feedback/idea/solution is highly appreciated!