Originally Posted by nutcrackr
The shadows look a lot better that is for sure and mostly it runs about the same if you ask me. Sometimes it runs better other times worse but overall much the same. EPLC says I'm using less video ram though so potential for better performance is there I guess.
I think it's just draw distance and the new shadows are very demanding if set too high... my standard draw distance was about 50-60 before the patch in the original game, but now anything over 30 gives me some massive framerate loss in large open areas with lots of shadows.
Putting it on 30 makes the game run at 30fps at pretty much all times though, which for this game is damn smooth really.