I had said this long long agaio for my colony 1
the Game IS NOT relising memory that it uses and even 12 gigs which my pc has get stuck not able to be used after a while .
back then i had a program that would forced the unused emmory that was stuck back to being able to use it again .
how ever you fixed my clonys lag issues would work for this game as well though as it is the Normal map becomes unplayable around 1000 population .
anyway just fyi
ps compleatly turing of edges accery helpped alot