I5 - 3570k
GTX 760 2GB
This new version is the best looking and running, yet. With all maxed except reflections set to low (and I guess textures are toned down due to VRAM) I get mostly 60 with some dips into the 40's and 50's (getting a GTX970 in a few days so hopefully that will be 60). But, the headlights from the cars are not casting shadows onto the environment like they did in Reincarnation.
I had this issue with Reincarnation before (and made a thread about it) and the solution was to set the shadows to Low and then High during a race. Annoying , but it was at least some kind of workaround. The game was updated and the dynamics lights were present without tinkering. Nothing I do can bring the shadows back for Max Damage.
Like shooters without gore and car games without destruction (Gran Turismo uuugggh) I feel light sources that shine right through objects look really bad and make the world feel a lot less like a physical place. Especially when the feature was 100% in the engine before and there are options for it in the menu.
Were they completely removed for Max Damage? Please say no. I don't mind some dropped frames because my hardware is old and I'd like all the graphics features of the original available as I upgrade my computer over the years.