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GTA IV ain't that great

post #1 of 21
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Why?

Very choppy on high, or bad graphics on medium.
Not really that fun, feels slow even though I have an "ok" computer. (Fallout:3 on maximum settings is fine...)

Looks worse on my computer than San Andreas did and I am not a big fan of this game overall. Seems like an amateur effort not a new installment of a long running (and previously excellent) series.
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I don't think that GTAIV had much effort put into optimising the engine for the PC. The large amount of CPU strain makes it seem largely like an emulator, rather then a properly coded PC platform. Can't blame them though... the money is in consoles, not PC's.
post #3 of 21
Okay?

There is already like three threads about how GTA4 for PC isn't that great..

That's also an entire 100+ page GTA4 PC thread where you could have wrote this.
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post #4 of 21
Quote:
Originally Posted by sx4thewin View Post
Why?

Very choppy on high, or bad graphics on medium.
Not really that fun, feels slow even though I have an "ok" computer. (Fallout:3 on maximum settings is fine...)

Looks worse on my computer than San Andreas did and I am not a big fan of this game overall. Seems like an amateur effort not a new installment of a long running (and previously excellent) series.
Yah GTASA > GTA4, everyone knows that.
    
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post #5 of 21
IMHO it still looks better than San Andreas even on medium settings although some AA wouldn't hurt. Lower the sliders on draw distance, detail distance and shadow density if you want playable frame rates because as it stands it runs like crap on anything other than high end video cards with a good CPU backing it up. It needs some optimization, they really screwed us on this one.
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post #6 of 21
my boyfriend is addicted to this game
and it seems to run and look fine on his computer even though he's got some outdated hardware :\\
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If you think GTA 4 doesn't look better than SA, go back and play SA again and look at everyone's hands. In SA they are just blocks in GTA 4 they look like hands.
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post #8 of 21
Quote:
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my boyfriend is addicted to this game
I am too.
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post #9 of 21
i liked the game
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post #10 of 21
Quote:
Originally Posted by sx4thewin View Post
Looks worse on my computer than San Andreas did
I wasn't aware of how much of an understatement my reply was refering to the graphics. When was the last time you played San Andreas? Not modded with tons of high poly cars, the ENBSeries mod, or anything like that, regular old San Andreas? Here's GTA IV on the settings listed below versus San Andreas on Very High.

Texture Quality - Low
Render Quality - Low
Draw Distance - 10
Detail Distance - 5
Vehicle Density - 15
Shadow Density - 0

















The last gulp of breath San Andreas took was with the ENBSeries mod enabled. Which helps San Andreas alot...



Nevermind medium settings as that unfaily makes GTA IV a whole lot better than San Andreas.
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