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I'm pretty sure I remember a tweak where I could use a hefty amount of my ram to cache the game, made everything very smooth as far as transitions and pop-in go and I'd like to reapply this mod if I could.

Also anyone having issues with it crashing in sli mode? Crashes my whole computer in sli, no other games are doing that atm and definitely not an overheating issue.
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people are still playing GTA4? does it hold up after 3+ years? Haven't touched it since '08 on 360 but admittedly I went into gaming hibernation when it came out.

now that i'm putting the finishing touches on my BF3 rig maybe its time to pick GTA4 up again and see how the PC version looks. If only R* had seen fit to put Red Dead Redemption out on PC, my 360 could just sit there and collect dust.
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I was going to try out some of those custom texutre packs these weekend since i've just built my sig rig.
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I played it recently , looks incredible with the high res textures better than some 2011 games.
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you could try to apply a 4gb patch to it..which makes the memory ceiling for ram go up to like 3.7gb before it crashes. However, I have never heard of any application that would use that much ram, nevertheless knew it was possible...
    
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I know I did it. Can't remember how though, gta was using 9 gigs of my ram. BTW if you press the 'P' key it blurs everything in game to look more cinematic. A lot of minor detail is lost but it seems like this is the way R* meant for the game to be played. It seems easier to get lost in the game.

I was talking with a buddy last night and we decided to play some multiplayer. When we went back to single player we came to the conclusion that to get the most out of the game, you need to block all other games out of your mind and just immerse yourself in GTA4.

The fact that there are two expansions just as big as the original game made me realize that I should just stick to this game for a while and enjoy it while I can.

As far as the memory thing, I remember I was seeing no popup and loading screens were like 1 second from cinematics back to gameplay, it was awesome.

I'd love to do the texture pack but two things: I get weird texture errors at night and in the opening sequence and also no GFWL, no achievements. Makes me want to download a crack and have two versions of gta on my pc.
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You might be thinking of making a "RAM disk". Here is an explanation - http://forums.civfanatics.com/showthread.php?t=414845
    
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No, you wasted your money.
 
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You might be thinking of making a "RAM disk". Here is an explanation - http://forums.civfanatics.com/showthread.php?t=414845
Definately wasn't that. It was either a mod to the config file or possibly even just memrestrict to allow more vram. Not 100% on that though. =/
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I wasn't aware that 32-bit programs could use more than 4 GB, and that was only when they were written to do so.

The RAM disk would work pretty well if you can't find the solution you were looking for.
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