I'm playing through the game again right now. Just finished Blood Brothers.
I have to say, the only really big thing that's wrong with it is the optimization. And also the mouse movement could use some work.
It does run like total f*cking arse on a GTX 560 Ti and AMD Phenom II Quad Core 3.2 GHz, though. I mean, my PC is pretty low-end by today's standards. But a nice GPU from 2011 coupled with a quad core shouldn't be having the choppiness I have. Heck, even TBOGT and TLAD run better. It's just IV that's giving me this problem.
After Max Payne 3 however, I'm sure that the only way to go is up. Even if MP3 wasn't a massive OWG with an insanely detailed map, the advancements made with the RAGE engine should not go unappreciated.
We have similar PC rigs but i can run gta IV maxed with 40 average fps when only the draw distance is set to something like 30.....strange
I'm undecided which one is the worst port for PCs from all the time, Devil May Cry 3 or GTA IV :S
Srsly, sometimes Devil May Cry 3 is unplayable when a battle starts, FPS goes down from 60 to 6, and the game has poor textures, arghh, this is the first PC game I've seen that's graphically inferior to consoles...
GTA IV has nice textures too, but it becomes unlayable for me when it's raining or at night, it's worse when both's happening even at 800x600 with almost everything maxed out :S
I also played dmc 3 on my old pentium never had problems with it other then the keyboard because it performs far worse then controllers in those types of games
The worst port of all time has to go to Dark souls 1....that thing would run better if it was emulated.