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So I bought GTA4 on steam today and after installing and running the game I'm getting horrible performance even at medium settings. A lot of people have been saying that patch 1.0.7 causes major performance problems so I was wondering if theres a way to downpatch GTA on steam. I can't figure it out and it automatically installs with patch 1.0.7.

Thanks in advance.
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I don't think you can with steam. Though it is surprising you are having trouble. I just this week beat the game and both DLC and had it running all on the heights settings.

You could try a command line txt. That helped me. Also limiting max frames to 30 helped and kept the game very smooth.
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I think that if you go in the directory of the game, you should see a folder with the patch. Simply have to remove it. Can't guaranty success. Otherwise : Reinstall which takes quite some time :S. But after some research, there isn't much you can do. I had that issue too.
Steam games are located inside the Steam folder in you C:/Program Files/Steam/Steamapps if I remember well.
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whats a command line text? how do I limit fps to 30?
and which directory would have the patch? I can't seem to find one.
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You read wrong then. 1.07 patch made the biggest INCREASES in performance any patch has yet to do to the game.

Turn your settings down to all medium with the sliders at (at MOST) 25/25/50. Your 5770 isn't doing you any favors at all.
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Originally Posted by pioneerisloud;12550345 
You read wrong then. 1.07 patch made the biggest INCREASES in performance any patch has yet to do to the game.

Turn your settings down to all medium with the sliders at (at MOST) 25/25/50. Your 5770 isn't doing you any favors at all.

Too bad my friend also has a 5770 and his gta 4 runs perfectly fine on 1.0.4.0.
After searching the steam fourms, I learned how to add a command line. The first attempt resulted in no peds spawning at all. No cars. Total wasteland. The second attempt resulted in crashes shortly after starting the game. It did fix the lag spikes though. third attempt crashed right after startup.

Would it be possible to download a version of GTA4 thats only been patched to 1.0.4.0 and just place it in my steam directory?
Edited by Tempest001 - 2/27/11 at 9:03pm
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