I am having problems with lagging and jerky graphics. I have included DxDiag.
I have defragged and installed the patch, the first scenario played slow and the second scenario is playing even slower. Please help!
The first thing you should do is to change your video driver to version 61.77
. Download it, then uninstall your current driver than install 61.77. See this post
about the 61.77 drivers.
You may want to update your old AC97 audio drivers by downloading the A3.69
update. The update is for all Windows based machines from Win98 through XP. Be sure you read the README
file posted there before you install the update.
You may also want to try increasing your Page File memory size from 530 MB to 1536.
Click Start/Control Panel/Maintenance and Performance/System/Advanced/Performance (Settings)/Advanced/Virtual Memory (Change)/Custom Size
and set the Maximum to 1536. Click SET then OK. Click APPLY and OK. Close any other menues. Reboot.
I would recommend that before you make any changes tht you first create a system restore point so you can easily revert back to the current state if something goes wrong. Click START/ALL PROGRAMS/ACCESSORIES/SYETEM TOOLS/SYSTEM RESTORE. Use the CREATE link to make a new restore point.
Have you also tried loweing the screen resolution in the game from 1024x768 to 800x600 and lowering other video AND audio settings from inside the game?