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FlakMagnet
11-06-10, 11:33 AM
So are all the PC issues for this game sorted now? I've wanted this from launch but was put off from purchasing because of all the issues.

I still want to get it, but don't want to get a game that crashes all the time or won't even run!

Sean_W
11-06-10, 11:36 AM
The latest patch adds a better shadow system but on some systems it runs slower.. If you can pick it up cheap, definitely.

FlakMagnet
11-06-10, 11:43 AM
So all the issues with launching the game etc. are now fixed? Great stuff!

I also have IE 9 Beta installed and read the games uses IE. Does anyone know if it's working with IE 9?

I can buy the GTA and 2 expansions for just under 25 on Steam at the moment, so really tempted... but don't want a nightmare where I just can't get it running.

Sean_W
11-06-10, 12:13 PM
lol, that's ridiculous, I know you need Flash installed within IE to make the frontned view the extra stuff, but IE9 causing issues? That's too funny. :D

Get GTA IV from Steam if I was you, since you don't get the GFWL crap or do you?

mojoman0
11-06-10, 12:22 PM
I wouldnt play it on anything below your rig tho for the best experience.

v3rninater
11-06-10, 12:29 PM
Mojo is kind of correct, as long as you have a good grfx card which you do, and have an SSD, which you do, GTA 4 will run amazing. I'll post some shots of my modified GTA IV...they look pretty darn good! :D

Mind you they are not on the latest patch through steam, matter of fact I don't have GTA IV through steam. But it's a good game especially with the DLC!

Destroy
11-06-10, 12:33 PM
I wouldnt play it on anything below your rig tho for the best experience.

Yup. Game is still a horsepower hog if you want it to beautiful and high res.

trivium nate
11-06-10, 01:54 PM
i think its worth getting

v3rninater
11-06-10, 02:58 PM
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You tell me if it's worth getting?

Q
11-06-10, 03:37 PM
It's a great game on any platform. I beat it on PS3.

FlakMagnet
11-06-10, 03:53 PM
Thanks for all the replies guys! It does look gorgeous :) I was worried that the game had some issues, causing crashes and not starting etc. but it sounds like that's been sorted.

Strange that Steam doesn't have the latest patch though... What's with that?

You've all convinced me though - downloading :)

Bearclaw
11-06-10, 04:04 PM
I never had any issues, always ran great for me. I HIGHLY recommend it.

FlakMagnet
11-06-10, 04:06 PM
About 11 hours left... :(

Love the new avatar Bearclaw :D

Section-9
11-06-10, 04:24 PM
GTA IV and expansions will take up a good chunk of your HDD space. :D

They are totally worth playing though, enjoy!!! (nana2)

FlakMagnet
11-06-10, 04:43 PM
Cheers :D

10 hours left... need faster broadband!

FlakMagnet
11-06-10, 05:13 PM
32GB!!!!!! OMG!!!!!

crainger
11-06-10, 05:43 PM
The expansions are more fun than the original campaign :)

JasonPC
11-06-10, 10:04 PM
So all the issues with launching the game etc. are now fixed? Great stuff!

I also have IE 9 Beta installed and read the games uses IE. Does anyone know if it's working with IE 9?

I can buy the GTA and 2 expansions for just under 25 on Steam at the moment, so really tempted... but don't want a nightmare where I just can't get it running.

I have the IE9 beta installed and the game does NOT work with it installed. Don't ask me why, it just doesn't. Other people report having this problem as well. You'll have to roll back to IE8.

FlakMagnet
11-07-10, 03:54 AM
Just tried the game... won't run.

Will uninstall IE9.

This is exactly what I didn't want :(

FlakMagnet
11-07-10, 05:27 AM
OK, uninstalled IE9 and everything's running fine :)

Really enjoying the game so far - just taken Michele bowling and dropped her home :)

No other problems, and game runs really smoothly. Benchmarked at 65fps with everything on high (I think).

crainger
11-07-10, 06:56 AM
Pity you can't get AA. If you have a decent monitor or TV that will scale you can force the game to run at a higher res and let the display scale it down. Works ok for AA, but frame rate hit can be ::(:

JasonPC
11-07-10, 02:39 PM
Can use MLAA with amd cards ;)

FlakMagnet
11-07-10, 02:51 PM
Pity you can't get AA. If you have a decent monitor or TV that will scale you can force the game to run at a higher res and let the display scale it down. Works ok for AA, but frame rate hit can be ::(:

Yeah, shame about AA and I don't have a monitor that can scale down :( Still looks great though if you can ignore the jaggies. Enjoying the game so far!!! :)

HiCZoK4
11-07-10, 04:53 PM
I hate expansions. Vanilla GTAIV is great imo. Totaly love physics, graphics etc. Story and characters are incredible. Only had a experience with 360 version(first game i Bught on release day) and it was great. Heard PC version is far superior with hight end pc

v3rninater
11-07-10, 08:42 PM
Well, PC is just able to scale up the graphics a lot, and with the ENB mod, it can look freakin spectacular! Just look at the pics I posted a page back...