just have tell you that ...
this is probably the worst experience i had with any straight out of the box game i have bought to date (even lomac only comes second).
well out of the box is not really correct, i purchased via sprocketidea.com and already patched v1.05. a great concept to buy software, sadly it is poorly executed. but this is about the game.
i am well aware that my rig is not the most up to date hardware wise but it is doing fine with any thing else i have played lately.
amd 64 3200 2gig ram 6600gt 256mb (please feel free to offer the solution to spend $2000 to play a $40 game.)
i was really looking forward to a graphically updated OFP. an all time favourite of mine.
but sofar i havent made it past the training mission. mainly due to this http://img338.imageshack.us/my.php?image=arma01pa3.jpg
and the fact that the campaign gets stuck on the cutscenes.
so what does the normal gamer do ? he heads to the forum to find solutions.
i looked around for a while updated drivers, tweaked the settings, tried different settings (yes very low settings too) and have found nothing conclusive.
i am also suprised that there is a bugtracker for this game.
i mean it is obvious that there are some very serious texture caching issues in this game but that it is so bad that there is an official bug tracker for an already gold game?
not very impressed sofar.
what i have found to help a little bit and maybe it will help others... after changing your video settings you MUST restart the game. that will acctually let you play semi decent for about 15 minutes, until the texture weirdness comes back.
i can see the beauty of the graphics for a moment but man is it a turn off to suddenly be in blob and planar land.
there is some serious work that needs to be done on this one.
for now i m back to OFP i think. (unless there is a way to patch back to previous version which sounds more stable, at least from reading forum posts)