@Tolwyn and Starman:
About the cutscenes freezing in the last second, would I need to update the drivers on the graphics card? I forgot to mention earlier that I have a Geforce 6 Go graphics card and I don't think its been updated in quite a while. Or is it just a question of RAM?
Pls try to update, it can never hurt. Unfortnately we haven't been able to reproduce this problem yet. Though I really fear it's a matter of RAM. Your CPU is quite fast, and having so less RAM is a little bad combination.
I remember when Freespace 2 came out, it runned slow on my machine which had only 256 MB to that time. Upgrading to 512 was a difference like between day and night.