Hey chaps, thanks for all the replies! Been at work all day so havn't had the chance to reply.
Ok, it's 'Half-Life 2: Episode 1'. Came out yesterday i think...Take a look http://ep1.half-life2.com/
. So far it's really great...Continues right from where 'Half-Life 2' finnishes; at the top of the Citadel with Alex. New enemies too, like the 'Zombine'...Zombified Combine, hehehehehe *cough cough*, i laughed anyway!
I don't think the graphics have been improved from Half-Life 2, or, if they have i can't notice it. Only real difference is the use of HDR lighting, as seen in the 'Half-Life 2:Lost Cost' demo if anyone downloaded that from Steam. And, with the HDR in mind, i also have that on.
It's just proper wacky, i'm not complaining but i'm just confused...I'm trying to learn about how a computer works some more, and...it doesn't do what it 'should' be able to do. There's no way a 6600GT Oc'd to 586Mhz/ 1.17Ghz, as far as i know about componants, should be able to run this game on the highest settings there are.
The reason i use 1280x1024, because someone asked, is that if you don't use an LCD at its native resolution (which is always 1280x1024 for most like my Viewsonic VX924) it blurs. It's like a lot of people have blurred screens and can't work out why...As far as my knoledge goes it's generally cos they're using an LCD at the 'wrong' resolution. Though, this sucks with games because my PC isn't THAT powerful and i have to run games at a large resolution.
Anyway, it's just very very odd how it literally runs pretty jumpy on low settings...Must be about 20fps. But on the highest setting it runs smooth as hell, and barely slows down when there's loads going on! Must be at least 30fps. Is there any program i can get to check the fps while playing???
Also, while i'm here...How much do you think i can overclock my 6600GT safely? I've got a Zalman VF900-Cu, it runs it cool as ice: Around 35'C when not playing, about 40'C when playing when the fan is on cool.
And, if someone doesn't believe me...Look at how i'm playing this game:
Pretty good eh?...Still no-one has no idea why it runs well on high settings, and crap on low settings though?