well this is opening up a can of worms
the game installed ok from steam backup, had to download some extra updates as it's been a while - BUT it wouldn't remember my settings - just like homefront. i think it's because i've got my steam games installing on E:, and my documents on F: - i wasn't getting a 'Borderlands' folder created in 'My Games'.
anyway did some googling and finally sorted it out by manually copying and pasting files from within my steam folder and making a My Games/Borderland/WillowGame/Config folder.
now my video settings and custom keybindings are being remembered.
BUT i've still got to solve my save game problem though.
i've made a SaveData folder in My Games/Borderlands/ and files are being saved in there when i visit the new-u stations - but when i try to load them, i'm taken right back to getting off the bus! even though the saved games say level 2 and remember names that i've given them when saving from outside dr zed's place AND i've got all the weapons that i picked up - see screenshot below - just got off the bus but i still have pistol found in the first box that claptrap shows me after taking out first wave of bandits.
so it looks like i'm going to have to muck about for a bit longer trying to solve this issue - oh well, ain't no rest for the wicked...
what files and folders should i have in My Games? does this look right?
the good news is that the game runs fine on max settings and 8xaa - i downloaded the borderlands advanced config tool
, and have these settings enabled:
game looks lovely, and framerates are good, even with dynamic shadows and ambient occlusion - although i've got to do a bit of experimenting to find optimum settings.
here's an example screenshot - jaggies not entirely eliminated - particularly visible in highlighted region, but much better than normal - as you can see edges of pistol and claptrap are nice and smooth (there's also a bit of jpg compression artefacts going on due to screenshot, but ignore that)
(top right is my ati tray tools overlay, showing fps, cpu activity and time. it can show lots
more info, but that's my default setting.)