There has been a lot of talk out there about that, but Ironclad seems to just ignore......and i think it's party because of those -not a nice word here, believe me- who always just come and begin to complain about "ooo guys, your system is in ruins, its badly built, it has bad drivers, ooo you should defrag (LOL!), etc."Well lett me tell you, it's not our videocard, it's not our CPU, it's not our RAM, it's not our system!The game has a SERIOUS bug within, wich is strongly related to the Interface. Altrough as i'm not a programmer, i don't know anything more specific, but no matter what kind of CPU u got (P2 or the newest Quad), the load will hit 100%. The game will slow down a lot, because of the buggy algorythm doesn't let you PC to make enough calculatios for everything else. Reducing the detail helps you only because lower detail requires less "everything else" calculations, but it doesn't solve the problem.The major problem with this whole thing is, that our little bug is a very hideous one, as it doesn't appear on every PC. As far as i know, noone succeeded to discover what makes some PC-s have the bug, and some PC-s to don't. It's probably not hardvare realted, as very different kind of configs seem to have it.I hope the devs will listen this time...
Short Answer: YES IT IS YOUR SYSTEM.
I have had this game run on 4 different computers with great framerates, because I KNOW HOW TO WORK COMPUTERS
1 with 1.6. another with 1.8ghz Dual Core Intels
2GB DDR2800 Ram
SATA Hard Drives
My Main PC:
2.4Ghz Intel Quad Core 2.4Ghz Q6600 @ 3.4Ghz
2GB DDR2800 Ram
HP 2.4Ghz Core 2 Duo Laptop
So, from my experience, i would say it's your issue, not ICO's, unless maybe you're running with a soundcard that's taking a lot of performance, or any other hardware with a faulty driver or compatibility issue.
Good Luck N00bs, when i had this problem with CS: Source, i didn't blame Valve, so maybe you could quit your whinning and do some good old-fashioned problem solving.