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How to fix: GTA IV graphics problems with windows 7

post #1 of 9
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ok i have just found out that for me thee are serious graphics problems caused by DX11 (and it does not matter if you GFX card does not support DX11)

heres a picture of what the glitch looks like



Yes,its looks very unplayble,so if you get this glitch here is what you gotta do,pretty simple actually

1. right click on the GTA IV shortcut
2. hit properties
3. In the Target box at the end hit spce then type down -dx9
4. play the game



hope this helps


-PsYcHo
post #2 of 9
I don't see why it would use DX11, when the game is DX9. Odd, but nice fix.
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post #3 of 9
Anyone figure out the fix to the flickering shadows yet? Besides turning shadows off obviously.
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damn for some reason the bullet holes and the fire wont show up and in mp the car doors and other stuff wont load,but at least it works
post #5 of 9
Never had that happen on mine before..
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I was about to search on Google for a fix for this because it has become unbearable to play GTA:IV with it.

Thanks for the solution.
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EDIT

this glitch has been patched by both Rockstar Games and ATi (since i updated the game and my drivers at pretty much the same time i would not know which one was the cause of this)
post #8 of 9
This might be old topic but im also facing the same problem...i followed the instructions but it didnt fixed the problem?any help
post #9 of 9
i did the same thing but it didn't work and i don't know what else to do
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