I ask because I'm having trouble running this game at very high settings. I just splashed out on a 9800 Pro card (I was gonna buy one last year but held out for a price drop) and I still can't put the settings on max.
Well I can.... but the game gets choppy, so there's no point. I messed around for ages with the settings and the best I can get are some of them on high (Textures, environment, lighting), with shadows on medium. Shadows seems to make a difference. I can get away with water on very high, but I have particle and special effects only on medium.
The game runs fine like this.
My systems specs: Athlon XP2600+, ASUS A7N8X Deluxe, 1.0 GB PC3200 RAM (In single channel mode), Radeon 9800 Pro, On board 5.1 surround sound.
Other than improving the processor and getting a 9800XT, I can't see how to run on max settings. Any ideas?