i'm having trouble with even getting the game to run properly with my video card. i have a geforce4 mx 440 64 MB.
do i need to upgrade to the geforce fx series?
if not, what do/should i do?
The GF4MX series of video cards was a joke. They were branded as GF4, yet they were less powerful than GF3's. Someone even said theat they were souped up GF2's with a couple of extra fucntions.
Personally, I think the sweet spot is the ATI Radeon 9600 Pro, or if you can wait a month, an ATI 9600 XT. They're about $200, which isn't bad for a video card (it's not cheap, but you get a lot of bang for your buck). If you are willing to spend 400-500 USD on a video card, then the ATI 9800 Pro/XT is a safer bet.
Then again, it all comes down to preferences. I was an nVidia zealot for a long time, but have recently changed my preference to ATI due to picture quality and less-recent benchmark shinanigans than nVidia (though they too did it in the past and got caught).
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