Old 12-11-2008   #1
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Making the game run

So, as we all know alot of people have trouble running the game. Even if they meet the minimum system requirements. I have the same problem. Because of that I have decided to make a list of things you can try to do to potentially increase the performance of the game.

First, check if you meet the minimum system requirements.

Minimum System Requirements
OS: Windows Vista - Service Pack 1 / XP - Service Pack 3
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 1.8Ghz, AMD Athlon X2 64 2.4Ghz
Memory: 1.5GB, 16GB Free Hard Drive Space
Video Card: 256MB NVIDIA 7900 / 256MB ATI X1900
If you do, that would mean you can play the game normally on low settings. If not (and that is usually the case), lower your settings. Choose the minimum screen resolution and the lowest settings on all.

Like this: Link

That should solve your problem. You should also download the latest drivers for your video card.

Nvidia: http://www.nzone.com/object/nzone_gtaiv_downloads.html
ATI: http://game.amd.com/us-en/drivers_catalyst.aspx

After that you could try out one more thing. If your card has some Physx acceleration thing, you might try turning it off.


Where can you find that option if you have an ATI card, I don't know because I obviously don't have an ATI card.

Here are my benchmark results.

I know that I have posted a lot of stuff here that everybody already knows about, but I thought I could make a nice list with all of that info in it.

One more thing. Sometimes when I run the game it works just fine. Other times the framerate just drops to around 6fps for no reason at all. I mean... I'm playing the game, blowing up cars, doing missions etc. All great. Other times, I get in the game and it even lags (I guess it lags) even when I'm in the frigging menu. wtf? Anyway.
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I have a similar system as you. I Wonder how well the game would run.

Intel Pentium 2 Duo 2.00 ghz
512 Video RAM, Expandable to 2GB. nVidia 9600M GT

I've seen a vid of a guy playing on 1024 resolution with basically the same specs I have.

Search Intel Core 2 Duo in Youtube and it's the first video.

There's people that say the game runs like crap on a Duel Core 2.00ghz processor, and for some it works fine.
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