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How come I can run Skyrim on Ultra, but I can't run GTA 4 on Medium?

#1SkaterUBPosted 7/30/2013 3:55:17 PM
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#2_Marka_Ragnos_Posted 7/30/2013 3:55:49 PM
GTA IV is optimized to run on a PC about as much as a Graham Cracker is.
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#3PepsiWithCokePosted 7/30/2013 3:56:08 PM
Because GTA IV was ported by Incompetent Chimpanzees.
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#4DiviDudePosted 7/30/2013 3:56:13 PM
Rockstar's PC ports are almost always garbage.
#5Lemur_HPosted 7/30/2013 3:56:17 PM
The ceiling for the sliders in GTA IV are ridiculously high.
#6ClouddxPosted 7/30/2013 3:56:32 PM
What's your system, I doubt you're running Skyrim @ Ultra settings, but GTA IV at medium
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#7ShubPosted 7/30/2013 3:59:25 PM
In my experience, it's mostly shadows and viewing distances that cause the problem.
Don't set shadows to the max setting, turn viewing distances down a bit, reduce traffic density (it'll be less of a PITA to play that way, too) and you should get much better performance.
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#8SkaterUB(Topic Creator)Posted 7/30/2013 4:00:36 PM
Other than taking forever to just start because of all the random crap I had to download.


http://pcpartpicker.com/user/scdigenova/saved/22cI
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#9SkaterUB(Topic Creator)Posted 7/30/2013 4:02:29 PM
Also, I can't change ANYTHING. It doesn't let me change the settings at all for GTA
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#10ClouddxPosted 7/30/2013 4:05:03 PM(edited)
SkaterUB posted...
Other than taking forever to just start because of all the random crap I had to download.


http://pcpartpicker.com/user/scdigenova/saved/22cI


If you're only running GTA IV @ medium settings w/ that system something is terribly wrong. My system can run GTA IV close to max.

SkaterUB posted...
Also, I can't change ANYTHING. It doesn't let me change the settings at all for GTA


Sounds more and more like it has something to do w/ your system and not GTA IV.
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