i'm new here, but own this game since many months.
First i played it under WinVista x32 with this machine:
intel Q9550 @ 4x 2.8 GHz
Asus P5E Delux with X48 Chipset
4GB DDR2-1066 RAM
Nvidia Geforce GTX 275
and a SoundBlaster X-Fi Xtreme Music
and it worked like a charme. I don't realy know the fps, cuz i never looked for it. Sound was very good too!
Now i changed too Windows 7 x64 and the bad begins.
Some lil' noticeable fps reducing and the sound was THE HELL!
criplling, stuttering, looping and all other freaky effects... it was not possible to play the game...
After i tested the /nosound param, i got all my fps back AND many more as vista AND i noticed some art of gamespeed increasement, not only the fps!
BUT I WANT TO HEAR THE GAME SOUNDS!
I DON'T PAY FOR THAT GAME, TO ONLY "VIEW" IT, I WANT TO HEAR, FEEL, ETC. ...
don't tryed anything else the /nosound param, cuz i don't buyed my X-Fi to deactivate it in games, i buyed it to hear all of the soundfx like Hall, EAX and the other s#!t!
I CAN NOT UNDERSTAND HOW A SOFTWARE COMPANY DON'T REACT ON PROBLEMS FROM USERS LIKE THIS...AND THIS IS A -B I G- PROBLEM, IT'S THE SOUND!!! AND THAT MAKES 50% FROM A GAME!
SO THEY DIDN'T HAVE TO WONDER, WHY SO MANY PEOPLES USING PIRATE-SOFTWARE...'CUZ WHY TO PAY FOR SUPPORT, IF THERE ISN'T ONE???
(Anyone want my valid key?)
Noticed, everytime i installed the game new WITHOUT updating, the sound works good at first start.
But after restarting the game, it smashed up again!