First off, Half Life runs off the QUAKE 2 engine, so of course QUAKE 3 is gonna look a little better. Also remember that RTCW is a few months old whereas Half Life is a few <b>years</b> old. Now how bad do you think HL graphics are?
Second off, 1280x960 is an odd resolution and thus has patchy graphics card support. My Radeon 32 DDR has no problem with that resolution and everything looks great.
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