GTA 4 PC Help

Discussion in 'Computer Games and General Discussion' started by Lee79, Jan 7, 2009.

  1. Lee79

    Lee79 Hyper...Active...Team Fortress 2 Addict

    Jul 29, 2007
    So i brought GTA 4 the native resolution of my LCD screen is 1400x900 75hz DVI but the game will only let me choose a maximum of 1280x720 60hz and also i can not force anti-aliasing so i have to put up with jaggie textures and the shadows look s**t WTF. Why can i not force 1400x900 @ 75hz with AA active on this game is there a INI/CFG hack? Any help to make this game look better on my PC would be appreciated. Also the Texture quality setting in the display options will only let me select Low why?

    Example of S**t shadows

    System Specs
    CODE Computer:
    Computer Type ACPI Multiprocessor PC
    Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Professional
    OS Service Pack Service Pack 3
    Internet Explorer 7.0.5730.13 (IE 7.0)
    DirectX (DirectX 9.0c)
    Computer Name HOME-BE09AFBCE5 (home)
    User Name Lee
    Logon Domain HOME-BE09AFBCE5
    Date / Time 2009-01-07 / 05:36

    CPU Type DualCore AMD Athlon 64 X2, 2428 MHz (11 x 221) 4600+
    Motherboard Name ASRock ALiveXFire-eSATA2 (3 PCI, 1 PCI-E x1, 2 PCI-E x16, 4 DDR2 DIMM, Audio, Gigabit LAN)
    Motherboard Chipset AMD 480X CrossFire, AMD Hammer
    System Memory 2048 MB (DDR2-800 DDR2 SDRAM)
    DIMM1: OCZ Gold XTC OCZ2G8001G 1 GB DDR2-800 DDR2 SDRAM (5-5-5-15 @ 400 MHz) (4-5-5-13 @ 333 MHz) (3-4-4-10 @ 266 MHz)
    DIMM2: OCZ Gold XTC OCZ2G8001G 1 GB DDR2-800 DDR2 SDRAM (5-5-5-15 @ 400 MHz) (4-5-5-13 @ 333 MHz) (3-4-4-10 @ 266 MHz)
    BIOS Type AMI (10/31/08)
    Communication Port Communications Port (COM1)
    Communication Port ECP Printer Port (LPT1)

    Video Adapter NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTS (320 MB)
    3D Accelerator nVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTS
    Monitor Plug and Play Monitor [NoDB] (0874)

    Audio Adapter Realtek ALC888/1200 @ ATI SB600 - High Definition Audio Controller

    IDE Controller Standard Dual Channel PCI IDE Controller
    IDE Controller Standard Dual Channel PCI IDE Controller
    Disk Drive WDC WD1600AAJS-60PSA0 (149 GB, IDE)
    Optical Drive HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GH20NS15
    SMART Hard Disks Status OK

  2. Scorpei

    Scorpei GBAtemp Maniac

    Aug 21, 2006
    GTA4 is a crappy port, nothing else to it. YOur textures can only be set to low (probably) because you have 256MB video ram (or less) I assume. All in all you can run it properly which in itself is magic [​IMG].
  3. Taza

    Taza GBAtemp Regular

    Sep 15, 2007
    You need to drop view distance / detail distance.

    Also, it'll ALWAYS look like shit. I have an otherwise equivalent computer power-wise except 512mb of memory, and it runs like molasses no matter what I do.

    It's just a downright bad PC port. You want GTA IV, get an XBOX 360.