System in brief:
P4 2.6 Asus P4S800
the above mentioned video card w/ updated drivers.
The problem: I cannot seem to make the water effects work. I am able to drag the slider to max on the water effects, however when I return to the game I don't see any effects, reflection etc. When I return to the setting menu the effects slider has been reduced automatically to low. If I readjust the effects back to max the same thing happens. Now here is where it gets a little weird. I can drag the land and water detail to max and set the water effects to none and get the ripples in the water effect. If I then try to drag the water effects to max it will automatically reduce the land/water detail to medium. If I set the land/water detail back to max, it will automatically reduce the water effects detail back to low. Does that make any sense? By the way, this is a new system and I have tried FS2002 and get exactly the same results. No water effects, but it does not move my sliders around like it does in FS2004. I used to run FS2002 on my laptop P3-750, 192mg, ATI internal video with absolutely no problems with effects.
Any ideas would be helpful.