Thanks to the moderator who made this a sticky. That should help me out.
Upon further testing, it seems that the OpenGL renderer has some issues. There are some very sudden and unexpected drops in performance. I will later revise my guide.
Any opinions on the decal setting? I will add the changes to physics later tonight if possible.
I find it is strange that Epic did not include performance warnings for those two specific settings.
I will add sound and additional tweaking later.
Does anyone know if the iFeel settings have an impact on performance?
2.0 Ghz Northwood Pentium 4
512 MB DDR266
GeForce 4 Ti 4600
Sound Blaster Live!
80 GB 7200 RPM