Thank you for your quick response, I much appreciated!!
No, I have not tried the suggestions as I went for a fresh start and OS re-install and didn't want to go making changes without checking first.
First, I will try;
1 - rename it to: \Documents\My Games\GC3Crusade.OLD
Interesting, when I look in \Documents\My Games\ There are 2x Folders GalCiv3 and GC3Crusade, next to the GC3Crusade folder the 'status' is 'sync pending' - Also inside the folder, it is the 'Cache' folder that has status 'sync pending' folder is empty, don't know if that means anything? Either way, I will rename
rename it to: \Documents\My Games\GC3Crusade.OLD
Haha - status has changed to 'Available when online' - sounds promising.. hold your breath..
No joy, crap, I thought I had it there... Ok..
Next, I will try;
2 - Intel (look up Intel® Driver & Support Assistant) and updated my driver to the generic Intel graphics driver, while ignoring the warning to stick with the custom OEM driver