The Lost and Damned
The Ballad of Gay Tony
Having issues with graphics.
Posted 16 May 2013 - 03:29 AM
Posted 16 May 2013 - 04:16 AM
Posted 16 May 2013 - 04:44 AM
Update the games to the last patch 18.104.22.168 IV and 22.214.171.124 EFLC
Read about memrestrict command from Here.
You have ati card so you should mandatory to disable Catalyst A.I. from catalyst control center , about this game.
Clean up your windows registry.
Programs that you must have:
Updated GFWL (Games for windows Live).
Net Framework 4.5.
Microsoft visual C++ 2005, 2008, 2010, 2012 (You must install all of them!!!)
You can find them easy from Google.
If you do all this things, I'm sure that you'll get the smooth gameplay.
Posted 16 May 2013 - 05:48 PM
turn auto-save and auto recording off . shadows and traffic density are huge fps eaters
Posted 16 May 2013 - 06:51 PM
|QUOTE (cp1dell @ Sunday, May 12 2013, 00:31)|
|Well I was just on Reddit earlier in a GTA IV topic, and the topic of optimization got brought up. Naturally I had to investigate because it's my goal to get this game running like it should. I finally got the game to run better thanks to the user Negaflux.|
As you know GTA IV is a very CPU intensive game, and most people tend to have a graphics card specifically for games. Oddly enough, by jacking up your settings a bit you can offload some of game to your GPU instead of most of it being piled onto the CPU. It also helps to use the launch commands:
It's also recommended that you downgrade to 126.96.36.199, you can easily find instructions on how to do so here. Most of you probably have already considering that it's easier to mod.
This is a hit or miss, but you may also gain some performance (along with a less gray GTA IV, and depending on your settings, some nice effects) using this ENB mod.
My specs are:
Intel i5-2310 @ 2.9Ghz
AMD Radeon HD 6850
The only mods I use are HD Trees, an edited Timecyc that extends the distance or whatever to I think 1500.00, More Liberty, an edited bloodfx that adds squirting blood to every gunshot just like in the newer Rockstar games, and an edited visualsettings and ragepostfx files that removes the blur and only leave the DOF and motion blur.
I used to be able to play the game with these settings and get a stable framerate of 30FPS. With the motion blur it looks great, and on the very rare occasion that it dips a teeny bit, it's barely noticeable.
But now, I can run that game on practically Very High settings, with the same performance. I still don't use Night Shadows considering it creates a lot of dynamic lights and shadows, which can cost a lot of performance. But the benefit of downgrading to 188.8.131.52 allows you to adjust how many dynamic lights and shadows there are at a time (which at 1 will just be Niko).
I have not downgraded yet to see what performance boosts I get, but when I do I will update you guys. But seriously, this worked out pretty well and it's great to be able to run the game a bit better.
If for whatever reason this doesn't help, try downgrading to 184.108.40.206. You won't have amazing quality, but the performance is great. If you want you can try that ENB Mod mentioned in the quoted post above, that's if you downgrade to 220.127.116.11 in case 18.104.22.168 doesn't work out doing what I described.
Posted 17 May 2013 - 03:26 PM
Posted 21 May 2013 - 02:07 AM
Posted 21 May 2013 - 03:08 AM
Posted 24 May 2013 - 08:10 PM
|QUOTE (SlaveZer0 @ Tuesday, May 21 2013, 02:07)|
|leave vsync alone!!! turn off catalyst AI.... it will make a world of difference, this game doesnt like radeon cards too much|
Turning off V-Sync makes a HUGE difference.
Posted 24 May 2013 - 09:11 PM
Posted 25 May 2013 - 12:22 PM
|QUOTE (radioman @ Friday, May 24 2013, 21:11)|
|Lower the Resolution...it makes a huge difference in fps..lowering it to say 1024X768 will get way more fps than maxed out fps..|
he shouldnt have to lower the resolution... please OP just try disabling catalyst ai.... turning of vsync leads to visual tearing when you swing the camera around.
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