I highly doubt my issue is that my card "can't handle the game." Or that my drivers aren't up to date, as I have the newest non-beta Forceware drivers.
I'm having the same problem as Sylvok_V. The game starts up just fine and hangs when the first level finishes loading.
I've tried running it in different compatibility modes to no avail.
The sad thing is, I played this game on a Radeon 9550 when it came out. Had to turn everything down but it ran just fine. Now that I have a MUCH better computer and wanted to see what the game is meant to look like, it won't run. I'm not having this problem with other Unreal Engine 2 games.
CPU: 4400 X2
Mainboard: DFI LANPARTY UT nF4 SLI-DR Expert
Mem: 4x512 OCZ 3200 RAM
HDD: Maxtor 300GB Sata II
Video: eVGA 8800GTS 640MB Superclocked
Sound: X-Fi Fatal1ty
OS: WinXP SP2
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