Originally Posted by DaveW
Uncompressing the pk4 files won't help unless you have a very slow CPU and a very fast hard drive. Uncompressing data takes some work, but your CPU can still uncompress more bytes/sec of data than your harddrive can funnel in bytes/sec over the IDE bus.
Hmm, sounds like the perfect solution for me, my XP2000/7200rpm-8mb cache HD does seem to have some random slowdown problems in places...and it isn't just the framerate getting bad, the game actually SLOWS DOWN (even though the tic rate is supposed to be constant). I wonder if the decompression of audio or something is what's causing it...