I find it odd. I play arcanum(not safe or full screen modes) and surrounding all the objects is black boxes, as if the animation itself uses them. However if I play safe-mode it runs beautifully, no black boxes or any such. The only issue is that if I run safe-mode the game slowly lags and lags untill its frame-by-frame play. I run win 98 SE on an HP Pavillion 6740c(i know it sucks, my better PC has no room for anything, its got all my 3d games and stuff =/) Not only that, but even in the standard mode after a good hour of gameplay it starts to lag to. It seems like it is eating my ram, but I can't understand it since i easily meet the minimum requirements. Any ideas?