#1 - Turn turn off the ANNOYING battle music, go to:
a - C:\Users\"Your User"\AppData\Local\Ascaron Entertainment\Sacred 2\options.txt (You have to turn off hidden folders)
b - Find the line volume_group02 and change the value to 01
c - Save the file
d - Set it to read only
e - Enter the game -- BAM!
#2 - For better performance and less crashes, enter -nocpubinding -skipopenal in your launch options in Steam
#3 - For light Anti Aliasing without big performance hit, try SweetFX. If you need help, let me know.
#4 - Elite Textures are working fine with Gold version and community patch. I am looking for a hosting site and I will host the Elite Textures ISO if anyone is interested! (Permission was granted from Deep Silver to redistribute)
UPDATE: Elite Textures Up (With Permission from Deep Silver!)
Part 1 - http://depositfiles.com/files/jzlb8plrz
Part 2 - http://depositfiles.com/files/guo4pfn2m
ENJOY! Remember, you will probably have to tweak memory settings to not crash with Elite textures. Update coming..