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I play gta iv at 1680x1050 with everything maxed including AA and AF with max draw distances and everything else. Now I do get an avg of 20-30fps but it looks sooo good with the icenhancer mod and car packs.

Now mind you for 40+ fps I just lower the draw down to about 80 and lower AA and AF a little bit.
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Originally Posted by TenaciousRig;14545457 
Hey, sorry in advance because this is slightly off-topic but did you reinstall from disc or steam? If from steam, how in the world did you get it to work? I dont want to thread-jack but I am just curious if you had any issues reinstalling/launching the game...I've spent 2+hrs just troubleshooting trying to get the game to launch properly. Again, sorry for off-topic!

Hey, sorry but i'm running a retail Disk version.
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Originally Posted by ChieF-TroN;14545634 
I play gta iv at 1680x1050 with everything maxed including AA and AF with max draw distances and everything else. Now I do get an avg of 20-30fps but it looks sooo good with the icenhancer mod and car packs.

Now mind you for 40+ fps I just lower the draw down to about 80 and lower AA and AF a little bit.

Hey, I heard about that icenhancer mod, but could'nt run it! Can you tell me how to?
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Originally Posted by chip94;14545132 
Can someone please give me the link to the latest patch?

correct me if I'm wrong buy i thought GFWL forced updates
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Hey, I heard about that icenhancer mod, but could'nt run it! Can you tell me how to?

he has a quad core i think you're getting the best FPS your going to see without getting a quad. sucks i know but its the truth.
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Is it possible to install patches manually through a steam game? And can I choose what version I want i.e. version 1.3 or version 1.5
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Get an i7/i5 quad and a GFX card with a nice amount of VRAM.
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Get an i7/i5 quad and a GFX card with a nice amount of VRAM.

I agree, I am getting a sandy pretty soon. After I gather some more cash smile.gif
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Originally Posted by chip94;14545747 
I agree, I am getting a sandy pretty soon. After I gather some more cash smile.gif

I had a Wolfdale at first, then I upgraded to a Q9550 and my FPS in GTA IV doubled. This game just likes quads and especially i7s and i5s wink.gif
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GTA4 is a console game ported over to PC, thats why it runs crappy most times... as meantioned, it needs more CPU power over anything else, so a quad is a must, the higher the clocks, the better and a video card with at least 1.5gb+ memory would be prefered.

Ps- From what i've heard, official updates up to 1.0.4.0 are for the standard game, the updates after are meant for EFLC and BOGT versions.
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oh wow, seeing people upgrading their cpu to i7's to be able to max gta 4 is a scary thought money-wise. it's not even a very good game except for the open world and good physics...
    
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