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How Will GTA IV Run On Windows 8 Professional?

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RockstarGames123
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Posted 04 December 2012 - 12:19 PM Edited by RockstarGames123, 05 December 2012 - 04:12 PM.

Hello friends I have brought a new Windows 8 Professional Build 9200 and installed it on my system. But I am confused about how will it
run Grand Theft Auto IV because I have Heard that it have some compatibility issues.
Please Help me I want to try this game on windows 8 pro and DX 11.1(I think its in windows 8 pro dozingoff.gif )

My PC specs:-

OS- Microsoft® Windows 8 Professional
CPU- Intel® Core™ I7 2600K 3.80 GHz (Intel® Turboboost-Enabled)
RAM- Corsair® Dominator™ GT 8GB DDR3 1600 MHz
HDD- Western Digital® 2TB 7200 RPM
SSD- Corsair® Fore Series™ 3 240GB Sata-III 6GBPS
Motherboard- ASUS® P8P67-M
GPU- EVGA® Geforce® GTX 580 1536MB GDDR5 384-Bit
CPU Cooler- Cooler Master® V8
PSU- Cooler Master® 800-Watt
CPU Case- Cooler Master® HAF™ 922

Thanks In Advance.............

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 12:25 PM

1st: GTA IV is a DX9 game, so wont run on DX11.1 (it will run, but not with the boost or quality that DX11.1 allows)

2nd: u should be able to run IV smoothly (both u got a strong rig and W8 gives FPS boosts in games compared to the fps in W7)

btw, no issues on the compability, it works like it does in W7, but remember to install Net Framework 3.5.1 or else games that doesn't use Net4 wont launch

http://www.microsoft...s.aspx?id=25150

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 04:17 PM

If I bye one more EVGA® Geforce® GTX 590 3GB then will there be any performance difference between GTX 580 1.5GB GDDR5 and GTX 590 3GB GDDR5. Which patch should I use to run it properly without any lag and texture popups in Windows 8? Please answer me and what would be the performance if I SLI the GTX 580?

Thanks, any help would be appreciated.... smile.gif smile.gif smile.gif smile.gif smile.gif

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 04:21 PM

GTA4 doesn't support SLi as far as I'm aware, so there shouldn't be any difference on two GTX580s (compared to single card), and GTX590 should perform a bit worse than GTX580 in this game.

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 11:40 PM

SLI is supported by GTA 4, but does not work very well compared to a single card imo. It gave me microstutter at times. May be worth it for very high resolution. As for the patch, use the latest 1.0.7.0. Use memrestrict commandline to control popin, also reservedapp 0. There should be little lag at 3.8Ghz, unless you turn up the settings too high. We don't know much about running this game on windows 8 specifically, so experiment.

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 04:07 AM

i am running tbogt eflc on windows 8 developer preview (expired) with corsair tx 750w (channelwell)($75) /i5-760($120)/ evga p55sli($40)/8gb corsair xms3 1600($25)/gtx 480 ($40)/samsung 830 64gb ($90). unlike install with gt640 or other install with a8 3870k, did not install any specific updates (microsoft .net) iirc

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 12:59 PM

QUOTE (RockstarGames123 @ Dec 5 2012, 16:17)
If I bye one more EVGA® Geforce® GTX 590 3GB then will there be any performance difference between GTX 580 1.5GB GDDR5 and GTX 590 3GB GDDR5. Which patch should I use to run it properly without any lag and texture popups in Windows 8? Please answer me and what would be the performance if I SLI the GTX 580?

GTA IV does not support Multi-GPU (SLI and CrossFire) and depending on the situation multi-GPU can even decrease the performance of the game so that's not a good idea. GTA IV Patch 1.0.4.0 has the best performance of all patches but the shadows still look weird, but they look better on the patches 1.0.6.0 and 1.0.7.0. These both patches need more VRAM than the 4th patch but your system is not bad at all so I do not think that this will be a problem.




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