When I run this game it plays the introduction videos then my monitor switches to standby mode. A message "Out of Scan Range" appears on screen, how do I play this game?
Install the patch for this game, then you will be able to manually reset the game's refresh rate, which should solve this problem.
The patch is available from:
Browse to the installation folder and open the file named "Civilization3.ini" and add the phrase "refresh=60" (without the quotes) on a new line in this file.
Resave the file and load the game up again.