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

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User Info: SkaterUB

SkaterUB
4 years ago#1
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User Info: _Marka_Ragnos_

_Marka_Ragnos_
4 years ago#2
GTA IV is optimized to run on a PC about as much as a Graham Cracker is.
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User Info: PepsiWithCoke

PepsiWithCoke
4 years ago#3
Because GTA IV was ported by Incompetent Chimpanzees.
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User Info: DiviDude

DiviDude
4 years ago#4
Rockstar's PC ports are almost always garbage.

User Info: Lemur_H

Lemur_H
4 years ago#5
The ceiling for the sliders in GTA IV are ridiculously high.

User Info: Th1rte3n

Th1rte3n
4 years ago#6
What's your system, I doubt you're running Skyrim @ Ultra settings, but GTA IV at medium
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User Info: Shub

Shub
4 years ago#7
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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User Info: SkaterUB

SkaterUB
4 years ago#8
Other than taking forever to just start because of all the random crap I had to download.


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User Info: SkaterUB

SkaterUB
4 years ago#9
Also, I can't change ANYTHING. It doesn't let me change the settings at all for GTA
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User Info: Th1rte3n

Th1rte3n
4 years ago#10
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.
i7-920 @ 3.6 // 470 GTX // 12 GB G.Skill Sniper Ram // PS3 // 360
FiiO e9+17 // AD700 + M50 // Deck Legend + 82 // DAS Ultimate S
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