This game is not without its problems, but it is getting better all the time. BFC have the patches up to 1.03 and 1.04 is imminent. I paid full price & do not regret it; at £4.99 it is a steal. The trick is to play the game, immerse yourself in it and ignore the bad stuff. Most hardware problems have been fixed now, but the problem with predominantly Nvidia 88x series remains to be fixed.