Re: Played Everquest 2 for the first time...
I've heard of some serious problems w/ the 8800s running this game right, but decided to take the advice of an 8800 user above and try to tweak it even more.
It doesn't run terrible all the time. If there's nothing on the screen it'll fly along at 45fps. But as soon as you get anything detailed on the screen: lighting, enemies, or flora.. the game will crawl along at 20fps.
And that's with many settings turned way down. With them turned up, it putts along at about 15fps in busy areas.
That's just unacceptable when I can run a game like Oblivion, which looks twice as good, on maximum settings with 16xAA at 90+fps most of the time.
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