On the lowest possible settings...

#1CardigansFanPosted 6/15/2009 11:15:47 AM
...is this game much more demanding than San Andreas? With my current laptop (specs in my quote), I can run San Andreas on the complete lowest settings with little or no framerate drops. But on the lowest possible settings for GTA IV (including the 640x480 "hack" I saw somebody mention here by going into the settings file and editing it), is it much more demanding than San Andreas? And are there any tools/utilities to improve performance or reduce quality?
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#2Lucian04Posted 6/15/2009 12:29:27 PM
Compared to San Andreas, GTA IV is "BEYOND DEMANDING".. If what you're telling me is what I think I'm hearing, your laptop is a POS to begin with if it can barely run San Andreas at the lowest settings.
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#3CardigansFan(Topic Creator)Posted 6/15/2009 12:33:31 PM
If what you're telling me is what I think I'm hearing, your laptop is a POS to begin with if it can barely run San Andreas at the lowest settings.

It's a tablet PC from ~2004 with a weak single-core processor and an even weaker integrated video chip. I was actually surprised that it even ran San Andreas. I bought it with school in mind, since I don't game too much anymore, but I wouldn't mind being able to play a game like GTA IV, even with ass-quality graphics.

And are you basing your "BEYOND DEMANDING" just on what others have said and what you've heard, or have you played San Andreas on your computer and/or played GTA IV at 640x480 resolution?
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#4cody4783Posted 6/15/2009 2:37:47 PM
TBH, you really won't stand much of a chance running GTAIV on a Single-Core CPU and integrated video. Brand-New $1500 laptops struggle to run GTAIV, so I wouldn't even try it...
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#5ZarobaPosted 6/17/2009 5:41:58 AM
that's why you don't use laptops for gaming cody.
a $500 desktop pc can play it fine :P

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#6cody4783Posted 6/17/2009 8:26:56 AM

From: Zaroba | Posted: 6/17/2009 7:41:58 AM | #005
that's why you don't use laptops for gaming cody.
a $500 desktop pc can play it fine :P


That was kinda my point. -__-
GTAIV is one-of the hardest games to run smoothly that's out-there. Only time you should consider using laptops for intense gaming is if you have a $2000+ budget to do so (At such point it's just a bad purchase, IMO), when a $600 desktop would game just well.
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#7Tony_Biggie_PunPosted 6/17/2009 7:17:16 PM
When I set my pc to the lowest settings with just one core, even I have problems with the game.