Re: Patch 1.1 is released!
I got and built my new rig just after xmas ( ordered all the parts from ebuyer )
I wasn't expecting to be able to play this maxed so I played and completed it in about 3 days @1280x900 all setting to high no AA no tweaks.
I ran and looked great, I quite enjoyed it.
I'm not sure whether to bother downloading the patch or not, it doesn't sound like it's worth it.
See Sig for details.
PS: I'm using XP. I had yet another example of how crap Vista is last week, I ordered my daughter a dell PC bottom of the range. It came with Vista ( because Dell charge £30 to put XP Home on!!!) so I thought we'd try it and see. It was slow, Very slow, slower than my sons 2 year old bottom of the range Dell PC running XP!! even though the new machine has more memory, a faster CPU and better GPU. It took 20 seconds to display the normal Windows Control Panel!! and had driver issues(ie there isn't one) with a web cam. The USB wireless device only reported 80% strength even though it was only a meter from the router!.
After one day we gave up and installed XP - now the machine is seriously faster than my sons machine. Wreless strength is 98%, webcam works. Quake3 fps doubled. So much nicer to use. Now my daughter is happy and I'm happy.
MB : ASUS P5N32-E SLI Plus AiLifestyle nForce 680i SLI Socket 775
CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E6850 3.00GHz Socket 775 4MB Cache 1333MHz FSB
GPU: Asus 8800GT 512MB GDDR3 Dual DVI HDTVOut PCI-E
MEM: Corsair 2GB Kit (2x1GB) DDR2 800MHz/PC2-6400 XMS2
HD : Western Digital 500GB SATA II 7200RPM 16MB Cache
PSU: 500W Gold ATX Silent PSU
VDU: Samsung Pebble SM2232BW 22" TFT Monitor Widescreen 1680x1050 DVI Gloss Black