Originally Posted by Hakari
My computer freezes when there are an abundant amount of particles loading on my screen too (yes my video card is bad)... it blinks a few times before it freezes. What I do to prevent the blink is that, when I know there's gonna be some explosives, I quickly move out of there and goto the side/corner of the map. Then if it's okay again, I move back into the battlefield. If I fail to do this, then while it blinks, I'll quickly switch my game to window mode (F12) and minimize the window. Once I know my graphic display has been recovered, I'll maximize the window and continue playing. So if you have the blink warnings, try what I do to prevent the freeze.
What a freaking hassle to do.