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Dear readers

I've just installed GTA IV - Gay Tony and LatD through Steam. The install went smooth but the in-game is a mess!

I started the game then to realize the game was forced in 800x600 resolution. I then quickly found my way to the Graphics Options and tried to turn everything up - as it was all on the lowest settings. But I wasn't able to touch anything in there, it all seemed locked somehow.

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Thanks a lot in advance!
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post #2 of 34
Did you go into the graphics section and hit enter. Cause you can't go down to it without hitting either A button, or enter.
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Yeah I did.
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Yeah I did.

That's really weird.



Have you tried changing it in game and at the beginning screen?
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Yup.
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Mines retail and i can put all mine up. But i dont got tony and the other expansion
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post #7 of 34
I had the same issue, this could help you:
Right click on the game link -> properties
On destination you will see something like "C:\\Program files\\Rockstar Games\\GTA.exe" (don't remember exactly). Well, add at the end "-norestrictions" without quotes.
The final result should be "C:\\Program files\\Rockstar Games\\GTA.exe" -norestrictions

Now you should be able to crank up the graphics options.
PS: This command list mights turn out useful to you: http://www.sgc2000.co.uk/2009/01/gra...-line-options/

Let me know if it worked, cheers!
post #8 of 34
I would also say is something you're not doing right...
But anyways, in last case, you can manually tweak the files on your Grand Theft Auto IV\\common\\data\\ folder
(could use this thread: http://www.tech-forums.net/pc/f15/gt...-guide-194514/ as a guide)


but there is no reason why you shouldn't be able to tweak anything if you've got the latest video drivers.

One thing I would do is ask steam to check if the local game files are fine (right click on the game on your library, go properties, and you will find it there to verify the game files)
that often fixes things on my steam games
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I've got all the latest drivers yeah, I'll see if the guides can help me.
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did you install all the official updates/patches for the game? After I installed those, I had a very smooth gameplay with minimal jerkiness
    
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