If I can get a (mostly) playable framerate on a freaking Pentium 4 machine...
Regardless, that doesn't change the fact that my laptop slows to a slideshow when I'm in any sort of heavyish combat, even on the lowest graphics settings. And I'm not the only one who's been complaining about low framerates in singleplayer either. The others' specs are usually a lot better than mine!
The problem must be more complex than just complex graphics or something simple in the AI code (AI code is what the dev team thinks is causing the slowdown -- it makes sense since the slowdown is singleplayer-exclusive).
Maybe there's something in the AI code that's interacting with certain kinds of hardware to cause it to expend far more power than it needs to on running the game, but it doesn't do the same on other kinds of hardware?
'n yeah, I did try updating my graphics drivers and other drivers but there were no updates
On the other fork of the tail, I should be asking what the graphics card on your machine looks like
. You can't trick a trickster. Except sometimes, when you can. And sometimes, when the trickster thinks someone's trying to trick them when really they're not.