UPDATE: Got it running!
I had tried the Full Client trick (I’m not on Steam), and it helped a wee bit, but it was when I opened a door just after I jumped into the first whole in the cemetery that suddenly everything kicked in (which went along with what someone said about the tutorial being fps horrible). I even upped the video to Medium.
So, we’re all good. Thanks all for all your help.
Well, I downloaded, installed and gave it a whirl. Man, the fps is so bad that it’s pretty much unplayable. I tried lowering settings but to no avail (the default set me on the lowest for just about everything anyways).
I then thought it might be my Nvidia card—known to have issues with games and requiring tweaks to fix them. I found one thread here on this site (https://lomsglobal.com/threads/nvidia-how-to-make-swl-run-more-smoothly.2130/), and I went through the steps, but, again, to pretty much no avail.
Now, i did notice that the little set of double arrows in the upper-right hand corner are rotating; hovering over them states it’s downloading game content. Well, I hope that may be what’s causing all the fps issues. Does the rotating arrows in fact mean that it’s downloading? I’ve set the downloading throttle to full so that it will do it as soon as possible.
Additionally, someone on the Reddit thread told me that the cemetery tutorial is horrible for fps problems, no matter what system you have.
Finally, my system stats, though not top of the line, are surely able to handle this game—I play other games that are far more GPU intense and do so with no problems.
Win 10 64-bit
i3 third gen 3.3 GHz, all four cores operating
16 gigs ram
Nvidia GTX 650, updated driver
lots of hard drive space
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.