Wooow. This topic is so crazy. This whole forum is crazy. The whole gta4 game is crazy.
I have been playing gta4 on pc since some time now and yes I did notice it has lots of problems but I also noticed how all patches fixed some things and broke other things and then fixed them again and then broken them again
This game engine is waaaaaaaaaay too complex and the game itself is such a mammoth of subsystems and interconnecting features that would simply NEVER WORK IN ALL PC'S. This game is the perfect example of why some games, really can't get their act together on all pc combination. There are many things to watch out for and too many hardware and software combinations that can result in different results. I have seen different ways in which gta4 runs even with the same patch.
Not to mention that it runs in a way on win7 x64 and in another way on win xp 32 bit.
I have learned to dodge through the bugs and get to feel how the game works and just set the sliders different from time to time, according to how the game is reacting in that second. This game will never work better through patches. This game will only work perfect in 2-5 years from now. In many ways this game is above crysis at lots of things.
The only way I see a game like this pull off all that this game is doing and also manage to work perfectly on all pc's is if the game itself will lack lots of things.
I can't wait to see mafia2 and how they managed to pull off all of those things.
My guess is that mafia 2 will either have similar problems like gta4 or work perfectly because it will lack so much more that gta 4 has.
Edited by Mr.Deviance, 29 May 2010 - 09:19 AM.