so true about the game running like crap and the system falling behind in today's times! games are best kept for PS2 and etc..,! now to try and return it will be a PIA.
for those who wants to know more, the game is THE NEED FOR SPEED, Collection of 5 games(need for speed2se, need for speed3 hot pursuit, need for speed high stakes, need for speed porsche unleashed, need for speed hot pursuit2). the minimum required power is win98, P3-450, 128mb, 16mb videocard, directx8.1, and further down the list it says recommended power is P3-800 or faster, 32mb videocard or greater!
my computer is a P3-500, win98se, 192mb, 13.6g hd, ati radeon7000 32mb card.
i guess this is where the bottleneck is, my system.