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Old 12-05-08, 03:17 AM   #61
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OH MY GOD! GTA IV murdered my dual core Athlon 64 X2 4400+ CPU, unplayable impossible to play.
Perhaps its a driver/os issue. There was someone on GTAForums who had the game running at 7 FPS, and then they cleaned up their drivers, fixed their memory/paging settings (put page file on another physical disk than GTA4, disabled expanded memory hack), and got rid of unwanted background processes and managed to get their FPS up to 30.
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Old 12-05-08, 03:20 AM   #62
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has anyone found any extra settings to turn stuff down i am atempting to run this game on my gatewat mt3422 laptop started out with 2 fps and got some stuff working but only up to 8fps
have a nvidia 6100 video card
Surprising it even works. That being said I think PC developers should support PC's like yours. A lot of people stay away from PC gaming because of the headaches of hardware requirements and them being too high.
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Old 12-05-08, 03:22 AM   #63
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Surprising it even works. That being said I think PC developers should support PC's like yours. A lot of people stay away from PC gaming because of the headaches of hardware requirements and them being too high.
There are a ton of games that come out he could play on his laptop with no problem, he just chooses to try and play a more advanced game, so it is giving him problems. It's the same syndrome as the people who put their settings at max, then complain about their framerates.

Know the limitations of your hardware and play around it, then you won't have these problems.
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Old 12-05-08, 03:27 AM   #64
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There are a ton of games that come out he could play on his laptop with no problem, he just chooses to try and play a more advanced game, so it is giving him problems. It's the same syndrome as the people who put their settings at max, then complain about their framerates.

Know the limitations of your hardware and play around it, then you won't have these problems.
Thats all fine and well for hardcore gamers, but for PC gaming to attract casuals, hardware requirements need to be significantly lower than what they are. Go into a Best Buy and see what PCs they are selling there. 80% of them have terrible video cards.
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Old 12-05-08, 05:06 AM   #65
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well rockstar did say they recommend a quad for GTRA IV so i guess it is needed or not i donīr know
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Old 12-05-08, 05:10 AM   #66
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i canīt seem to find ay ini file with graphics and stuff to deit is there one?

and how do i get texture to high?
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Old 12-05-08, 05:40 AM   #67
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hi

has anyone found any extra settings to turn stuff down i am atempting to run this game on my gatewat mt3422 laptop started out with 2 fps and got some stuff working but only up to 8fps
have a nvidia 6100 video card

Try adding this line to your shortcut: "C:\Program Files\Rockstar Games\Grand Theft Auto IV\LaunchGTAIV.exe" "-norestriction" "-nomemrestrict" "dx8"

This will run the game in DirectX 8.0 its will be less visuals but should be a boost in FPS.
u could even try to go dxlvl7.
Give it a try and let me know.
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Old 12-05-08, 05:43 AM   #68
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shall i have " between those lines?

that is "-norestriction" "-nomemrestrict" shall it look like that or withou the " ?
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Just a suggestion, but has anyone tried disabling their sound card in device manager and running the game?

The performance being reported here reminds me a lot of DiRT, where it ran fine for some, yet it was a complete slideshow for others. It ended up being related to poor compatibility with most sound cards.
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shall i have " between those lines?

that is "-norestriction" "-nomemrestrict" shall it look like that or withou the " ?
Thats With the "" and space between commands, so indeed like that.
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well i use the onboard soundcard, i also have a X-Fi Xtreme music wich i havenīt installed
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Try adding this line to your shortcut: "C:\Program Files\Rockstar Games\Grand Theft Auto IV\LaunchGTAIV.exe" "-norestriction" "-nomemrestrict" "dx8"

This will run the game in DirectX 8.0 its will be less visuals but should be a boost in FPS.
u could even try to go dxlvl7.
Give it a try and let me know.
goting t gtx 8 has spead it some more but not much i alread got it up to about a 10 or 12 now its up a couple more lol but i still have these weird light map errors but that could be my video divers drivers for all i know
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