could this stuttering and the long loading have something to do with a RAID setup in Windows XP?
I know that C&C Renegade has these RAID issues: long loading times (4min for me) and in-game-stuttering. I get long loading times in Max Payne also, but the Win98 compatibility mode solved that for me. Now it runs fine.
I do not have JD2, but I ordered it today. Wonder how it will run on my P41.8A (Nortwood), 512 MB RAMBUS, ATI 7500, SB Live and Windows XP Pro...
Keep u informed....