If your game crashes as soon as you look at the river in the middle of the map, try the following:
When in-game press CTRL+F8 and type in "vid_water false", without the quotes.
If you want this to persist after quitting and re-launching etc. Use the similar command "SetSave vid_water false", again without the quotes.
Last edited by Soapz; 10-10-2011 at 11:15 PM.