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The good folks over at GURU3D & Neogaf have discovered that the securROM DRM is actually killing performance in the Direct 2 Drive and Retail version of the game.
You can also be rid of the 20-60 second wait at the start when running the game. With this fix you should get around a 10FPS boost and the game will start in around 6 seconds instead.

What you need to do is back up your orgional .exe and delete the paul.dll. Then download the GOG versions of the files from HERE. Place these where the old files were and your done.

Real shame that the legitimate buyers get punished again.

I’ll try this out myself tonight as I’m getting 25FPS and this is unplayable for me.
Edited by mardon - 5/23/11 at 8:04am
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Well they've been pretty open about the fact that the GOG version will be DRM-free. So you knew from the offset that you're getting DRM, not like they tricked you. It's irritating that it kills performance though. rep+
    
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Paul ddl lol... Aren't main developer from securom running here at OCN?
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Yeah I knew it was coming with a release date check and one time activation. I didn't have a problem with that. If i'm paying full price for a game I want the box. It also happens to be quite a nice physical package, guide, bonus DVD etc.

If I get the extra 5fps I need to play this game on my M11x i'll be a happy chappy

I'll report back tonight but most report it is making a rather large difference.
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