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CygnusX
Minimum system requirements:
Operating System: Windows Vista Service Pack 1 OR Windows XP Service Pack 3
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 1.8Ghz or AMD Athlon X2 64 2.4GHz
Memory/RAM: 1.5GB for Vista, 1GB for XP
16GB Free Hard Disk Space
Video Card: 256MB NVIDIA 7900 or 256MB ATI X1900

Recommended system requirements:
Operating System: Windows Vista Service Pack 1 OR Windows XP Service Pack 3
Processor: Intel Core 2 Quad 2.4GHz, AMD Phenom X3 2.1GHz
Memory/RAM: 2.5GB for Vista, 2.5GB for XP
18 GB Free Hard Disk Space
Video Card: 512MB NVIDIA 8600 or 512MB ATI 3870

This picture/page will explain a lot. Especially take note of the table in the bottom-right. Click to enlarge!



For any other questions, or if you cannot read German and want to know what the hell it all says, post here.

/EDIT 30/11/08

Copied directly from the readme file that comes with the game:
CODE
6) KNOWN ISSUES
_______________________

NVIDIA:
General:
Occasionally the tree leaves will appear as square boxes.

6000/7000 series cards:
Cars do not show damage.
Changing the resolution or minimizing the game can sometimes result in visual
corruption. You can restart the game to resolve this issue.

ATI:
General:
A slightly visible diagonal line appears across the screen.

1900 or less series cards:
Cars do not show damage.

3600 series cards:
Can show very noticeable banding.

3870 X2:
Rain drops show up as bright white / red dots on screen

Crossfire game side bugs:
Interior and Night time shadows blink until approached.
When transitioning from interior to exterior the screen will pulse with different
intensities of light for a few seconds.
On occasion the water will jitter rapidly.

Take note people! Especially when you're about to purchase a new system or videocard just for this game. Seems a decent modern midrange NVIDIA card or better is the way to go.

Edit: Yougamers have added an application to see if a copy of GTA4 will play on your computer, remember though this is a rough guideline and there could be some problems, but it is a good benchmark to see if it will work on your computer.

http://www.yougamers.com/gameometer/10296/
salajan93
i've heard that 9500gt 1 gb video mem is better than hd 3650 1gb video mem and it will do a better job for gta4 and fosr gta4 is better than the gf gtx 260 :-o ohmy.gif scooter.gif is that true
CygnusX
The 9500GT is better than a HD3650, yes.

None of those budget cards can compete with a GTX260, though. That's more of an enthusiast's card.
PCGamer
QUOTE(CygnusX @ Nov 29 2008, 04:37 PM) [snapback]1473221[/snapback]
Minimum system requirements:
Operating System: Windows Vista Service Pack 1 OR Windows XP Service Pack 3
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 1.8Ghz or AMD Athlon X2 64 2.4GHz
Memory/RAM: 1.5GB for Vista, 1GB for XP
16GB Free Hard Disk Space
Video Card: 256MB NVIDIA 7900 or 256MB ATI X1900

Recommended system requirements:
Operating System: Windows Vista Service Pack 1 OR Windows XP Service Pack 3
Processor: Intel Core 2 Quad 2.4GHz, AMD Phenom X3 2.1GHz
Memory/RAM: 2.5GB for Vista, 2.5GB for XP
18 GB Free Hard Disk Space
Video Card: 512MB NVIDIA 8600 or 512MB ATI 3870

This picture/page will explain a lot. Especially take note of the table in the bottom-right. Click to enlarge!



For any other questions, or if you cannot read German and want to know what the hell it all says, post here.




very good, any chance of you translating it, or post an English version

thanks
CygnusX
Sure, why not.

-The game stutters quite a bit and does not look very appealing on low detail
-On medium settings the game looks quite alright, the main difference between medium and high settings is the texturedetail
-Even on a high-end PC with a Quad CPU the game does not run without occasional stuttering, however crystalclear on textures and max draw distance
-GTA4 sizes up your system according to video memory, meaning it will scale a (for example) 9500GT with 1GB of VRAM higher than a much faster GTX260 with 896MB of VRAM. Result is that GTA4 will not allow some settings to be adjusted unless you scale something back.
-Texture Quality and drawing distance are directly dependent on your graphics card VRAM. Settings for detaildistance, traffic & shadow density are not.

On the pictures with Niko and the skyscrapers:
-In the picture on the right the details of the skyscrapers disappear and the ground gets very blurry. The upside down hanging flags are extremely pixely. Even Niko loses detail in comparison with max details. With every detailsetting enabled (left), the floor/ground and far away objects are optimally rendered, the flags are also smoothened - no rough edges.

-GTA4 had severe problems with ATI/Radeon graphics cards in this test. The game crashes everytime at the start. Take 2 assured them these issues will be solved when the game is released (CygnusX personal opinion: I highly doubt that). The writers of the article advise owners of a Radeon card to wait, there will be a thorough technical test on gamestar.de when the game is released.
-Geforce 7-series cards showed quite some graphical issues. Again, Take 2 says it's being worked on.
-GTA4 needs a Dual-Core Processor. In their test with a simple Pentium 4 the game crashed.
-Rockstar Social Club must be installed. It will run and prompt you to play the game yes or no with every start up. You can only get rid of it if you remove it from your PC Startup registry. You can start it up again with the disc's Autorun.
-The game gets activated/unlocked via the internet/Rockstar Social Club

Some of my personal notes on the matter:
1. I highly doubt the issues with the Radeon cards will be over anytime soon
2. I also highly doubt GTA4 does not run on a single CPU at all, probably just not very well
3. I think the table in the bottom right is a little over the top, but hey I haven't played the game yet so what do I know.

Just my two cents wink.gif
PCGamer
QUOTE(CygnusX @ Nov 30 2008, 11:33 AM) [snapback]1473306[/snapback]
Sure, why not.

-The game stutters quite a bit and does not look very appealing on low detail
-On medium settings the game looks quite alright, the main difference between medium and high settings is the texturedetail
-Even on a high-end PC with a Quad CPU the game does not run without occasional stuttering, however crystalclear on textures and max draw distance
-GTA4 sizes up your system according to video memory, meaning it will scale a (for example) 9500GT with 1GB of VRAM higher than a much faster GTX260 with 896MB of VRAM. Result is that GTA4 will not allow some settings to be adjusted unless you scale something back.
-Texture Quality and drawing distance are directly dependent on your graphics card VRAM. Settings for detaildistance, traffic & shadow density are not.

On the pictures with Niko and the skyscrapers:
-In the picture on the right the details of the skyscrapers disappear and the ground gets very blurry. The upside down hanging flags are extremely pixely. Even Niko loses detail in comparison with max details. With every detailsetting enabled (left), the floor/ground and far away objects are optimally rendered, the flags are also smoothened - no rough edges.

-GTA4 had severe problems with ATI/Radeon graphics cards in this test. The game crashes everytime at the start. Take 2 assured them these issues will be solved when the game is released (CygnusX personal opinion: I highly doubt that). The writers of the article advise owners of a Radeon card to wait, there will be a thorough technical test on gamestar.de when the game is released.
-Geforce 7-series cards showed quite some graphical issues. Again, Take 2 says it's being worked on.
-GTA4 needs a Dual-Core Processor. In their test with a simple Pentium 4 the game crashed.
-Rockstar Social Club must be installed. It will run and prompt you to play the game yes or no with every start up. You can only get rid of it if you remove it from your PC Startup registry. You can start it up again with the disc's Autorun.
-The game gets activated/unlocked via the internet/Rockstar Social Club

Some of my personal notes on the matter:
1. I highly doubt the issues with the Radeon cards will be over anytime soon
2. I also highly doubt GTA4 does not run on a single CPU at all, probably just not very well
3. I think the table in the bottom right is a little over the top, but hey I haven't played the game yet so what do I know.

Just my two cents wink.gif




thanks

shame on me , i stole this from gtaforum.com. BUT this might be incorrect.

but will add to what you have said, read bold section for better min req!


The result of same article:

You will only be able to play on low graphics with a geforce 7900 gtx or gt2!!
On older cards the game crashes!! and on pentium d's and pentium 4's too!
the magazine dont tested it with ATI cards because the game crashed but rockstar said that they will fix this problem!
On older card then a geforce 7900 it maybe will run on 800x600 or lower. on 1024x786 on a geforce 7600 it laggs like hell they say!
The graphics on low are looking like the graphics on the consoles.
The minimum required processor to play the game fine is a amd athlon 64 x2 4000+ or a core 2 duo with the same speed. If someone hs a geforce 8500, the game wil crash!
Remember that Gamestar only tested all low end cards with 1024x768 and not with 800x600 or 640x480!!
they had an older version of the game were ati cards were not supported but in the final version they will be supported
You need atleast for the lowest graphics settings:

3,8 Ghz Intel Pentium D or an AMD Athlon 64 3700+
1 Gb Ram
14,9 Gb HDD Space
A Geforce 7300-7800(not on the requirements but it will run the game on lower settings then 1024x786)(for 640x480 or 800x600) or a 7900 GTX for (1024x76(You will also run it on a Geforce 6800 but only on 640x480 on low graphics and without trafic or it will lagg)

For medium graphics settings with resolution 1280x1024

Core 2 Duo E4400 or an AMD Athlon 64 X2 4000+
2 Gigs of Ram
14,9 GB HDD Space
An Geforce 8800

For High graphics settings with resolution 1680x1050

An Core 2 Duo E8600 or AMD Phenom 9650
4 Gigs Ram
14,9 Gigs HDD Space
Geforce GTX 200



- It needs finally 14,9 GB on HDD.
- With a High-End-PC (Core Quad, 4 GB RAM and GeForce GTX280) u can play it on 1680x1050 and maximum details solid, but there also are a bit droprate at fps..
- With a Low-PC (AMD X2 4000+, 1 GB RAM and GeForce 8600 GT) u can play it on 1024x728 and low details without droprates..
- Using a Pentium D or an other Single-Core-CPU the Game crashed..
- ATI Radeon Cards have a lot problems with the performance. It will be fix soon, Take2 said.
- Also with Geforce 7series Cards there are problems.. it will be fix, too.
salajan93
so will gta4 work on hd 3650 1024mb video mem or 9500gt 1024mb video mem ??
i have p4m89-m7 motherboard
dual core 3.07ghz
3gb ram sx win xp sp3 with one of those 2 cards will gta4 work?
CygnusX
It should work fine with the 9500GT, be it not on maximum detail, yet still very playable.

Copied directly from the readme file that comes with the game (Also included in first post)

6) KNOWN ISSUES
_______________________

NVIDIA:
General:
Occasionally the tree leaves will appear as square boxes.

6000/7000 series cards:
Cars do not show damage.
Changing the resolution or minimizing the game can sometimes result in visual
corruption. You can restart the game to resolve this issue.

ATI:
General:
A slightly visible diagonal line appears across the screen.

1900 or less series cards:
Cars do not show damage.

3600 series cards:
Can show very noticeable banding.

3870 X2:
Rain drops show up as bright white / red dots on screen

Crossfire game side bugs:
Interior and Night time shadows blink until approached.
When transitioning from interior to exterior the screen will pulse with different
intensities of light for a few seconds.
On occasion the water will jitter rapidly.
PCGamer
QUOTE(salajan93 @ Nov 30 2008, 07:34 PM) [snapback]1473329[/snapback]
so will gta4 work on hd 3650 1024mb video mem or 9500gt 1024mb video mem ??
i have p4m89-m7 motherboard
dual core 3.07ghz
3gb ram sx win xp sp3 with one of those 2 cards will gta4 work?



game will work with both cards, i personally would go hd3650 it is as good 8600gts
CygnusX
QUOTE(PCGamer @ Nov 30 2008, 10:59 PM) [snapback]1473357[/snapback]
QUOTE(salajan93 @ Nov 30 2008, 07:34 PM) [snapback]1473329[/snapback]
so will gta4 work on hd 3650 1024mb video mem or 9500gt 1024mb video mem ??
i have p4m89-m7 motherboard
dual core 3.07ghz
3gb ram sx win xp sp3 with one of those 2 cards will gta4 work?



game will work with both cards, i personally would go hd3650 it is as good 8600gts
You have noticed this, right?
QUOTE
3600 series cards:
Can show very noticeable banding.
Wouldn't want to see that, even if the card does put out more FPS. Not at the cost of quality.
salajan93
QUOTE(CygnusX @ Dec 1 2008, 01:08 AM) [snapback]1473360[/snapback]
QUOTE(PCGamer @ Nov 30 2008, 10:59 PM) [snapback]1473357[/snapback]
QUOTE(salajan93 @ Nov 30 2008, 07:34 PM) [snapback]1473329[/snapback]
so will gta4 work on hd 3650 1024mb video mem or 9500gt 1024mb video mem ??
i have p4m89-m7 motherboard
dual core 3.07ghz
3gb ram sx win xp sp3 with one of those 2 cards will gta4 work?



game will work with both cards, i personally would go hd3650 it is as good 8600gts
You have noticed this, right?
QUOTE
3600 series cards:
Can show very noticeable banding.
Wouldn't want to see that, even if the card does put out more FPS. Not at the cost of quality.

so with the hd 3650(1gb video mem) i will run the game??.....but on the site of yougamers.com at the processor it shows a (!!!!!!)...it sais that is not powerfull ..and i have dual core running at 3.07ghz mad.gif so can i pull a 800x600 medium? or 10214x780 low?? or cod 5 at full details??and the same thing with the processor says at assassins creed and personaly i don't belive it because i saw a single core pc running assassins creed at full details....
this is the thing that says at gta4 .....look at the picture that i put in the message....so you said that hd 3600 series Can show very noticeable banding.
what does this mean ...that there are good fot gta4 ??
A.O.
I have now:

Windows XP SP3
Intel P35/G33 NEO Express Chipset Core 2 Duo/Extreme/Quad 2.54 GHz (supports Core 2 Extreme/Quad/Duo, Pentium & Celeron Processors)
3072MB of RAM
nVidia GeForce 9800GT/512MB/256bit/DDR3
500GB HDD
SAMSUNG monitor HD-TVOut 20" 10000:1 (1680x1050x32 and even 1920x14XXx32)
Intergrated 7.1 High Deffinition Audio CHannel

So in what settings can I play GTA4 now?
to hell,man,it came over my nose,I can't stand everyday new GTA 4 requirements coming up,then upgarde your PC two-three days after the last upgrade...
If I can play on 1280x1024 and maximum settings,or better RES. it's ok,but if lower,i will F**K THIS GAME UP!!!
I just payed for my new PC over 1200$,and specially for GTA4...
So please if you could give me a detail on what kinda settings can I play...
CygnusX
QUOTE(salajan93 @ Dec 1 2008, 09:29 AM) [snapback]1473404[/snapback]
so with the hd 3650(1gb video mem) i will run the game??.....but on the site of yougamers.com at the processor it shows a (!!!!!!)...it sais that is not powerfull ..and i have dual core running at 3.07ghz mad.gif so can i pull a 800x600 medium? or 10214x780 low?? or cod 5 at full details??and the same thing with the processor says at assassins creed and personaly i don't belive it because i saw a single core pc running assassins creed at full details....
this is the thing that says at gta4 .....look at the picture that i put in the message....so you said that hd 3600 series Can show very noticeable banding.
what does this mean ...that there are good fot gta4 ??


Your reply is a bit messy but it comes down to that you will probably be able to play the game with the 3650 on low settings, be it a bit glitchy. Then again, I have to stress that I do not have the game yet and I cannot look into the future. Once again, I'd recommend an 8600-series and upward NVIDIA card in your case.

QUOTE(A.O. @ Dec 1 2008, 05:12 PM) [snapback]1473467[/snapback]
I have now:

Windows XP SP3
Intel P35/G33 NEO Express Chipset Core 2 Duo/Extreme/Quad 2.54 GHz (supports Core 2 Extreme/Quad/Duo, Pentium & Celeron Processors)
3072MB of RAM
nVidia GeForce 9800GT/512MB/256bit/DDR3
500GB HDD
SAMSUNG monitor HD-TVOut 20" 10000:1 (1680x1050x32 and even 1920x14XXx32)
Intergrated 7.1 High Deffinition Audio CHannel

So in what settings can I play GTA4 now?
to hell,man,it came over my nose,I can't stand everyday new GTA 4 requirements coming up,then upgarde your PC two-three days after the last upgrade...
If I can play on 1280x1024 and maximum settings,or better RES. it's ok,but if lower,i will F**K THIS GAME UP!!!
I just payed for my new PC over 1200$,and specially for GTA4...
So please if you could give me a detail on what kinda settings can I play...

With your rig you should be able to play it near the max (1280x1024-some medium, some max detail settings), with the occasional universal hiccups. Everyone will have hiccups, so I've read, so don't worry about them too much. As your VGA card has 512MB RAM, your settings will be a bit more limited than larger cards if this article is to be believed.

I would say to all, don't worry too much. Rockstar (or even the community) will probably release patches if the game proves to be too troublesome for a lot of VGA-cards.
PCGamer
QUOTE(salajan93 @ Dec 1 2008, 08:29 AM) [snapback]1473404[/snapback]
QUOTE(CygnusX @ Dec 1 2008, 01:08 AM) [snapback]1473360[/snapback]
QUOTE(PCGamer @ Nov 30 2008, 10:59 PM) [snapback]1473357[/snapback]
QUOTE(salajan93 @ Nov 30 2008, 07:34 PM) [snapback]1473329[/snapback]
so will gta4 work on hd 3650 1024mb video mem or 9500gt 1024mb video mem ??
i have p4m89-m7 motherboard
dual core 3.07ghz
3gb ram sx win xp sp3 with one of those 2 cards will gta4 work?



game will work with both cards, i personally would go hd3650 it is as good 8600gts
You have noticed this, right?
QUOTE
3600 series cards:
Can show very noticeable banding.
Wouldn't want to see that, even if the card does put out more FPS. Not at the cost of quality.

so with the hd 3650(1gb video mem) i will run the game??.....but on the site of yougamers.com at the processor it shows a (!!!!!!)...it sais that is not powerfull ..and i have dual core running at 3.07ghz mad.gif so can i pull a 800x600 medium? or 10214x780 low?? or cod 5 at full details??and the same thing with the processor says at assassins creed and personaly i don't belive it because i saw a single core pc running assassins creed at full details....
this is the thing that says at gta4 .....look at the picture that i put in the message....so you said that hd 3600 series Can show very noticeable banding.
what does this mean ...that there are good fot gta4 ??




i agree with CygnusX thumbup.gif , just get 8600,

another thing NVIDIA cards will perform better on gta 4 or on any other games.
cuda is your boi


Guess I'll be on this part of the forum for a while now wink.gif.
Francisco333
How important would it be to have the appropriate service packs? It requires Windows Vista SP1 and XP SP3.

I don't have the service pack for Vista yet, I do have Windows Vista Ultimate. I wonder if the game can run without the SP.

Some games I have seen have said you need all the most recent service packs installed yet it still managed to work with a

version of the OS without any service packs. Other games don't even install at all. I have all the other requirements to run the
game though just need to get that SP. How big would downloading SP1 be about. I have limits on the amount of data I can

download that is why I still need to get it.
PCGamer
QUOTE(Francisco333 @ Dec 2 2008, 05:12 PM) [snapback]1473596[/snapback]
How important would it be to have the appropriate service packs? It requires Windows Vista SP1 and XP SP3.

I don't have the service pack for Vista yet, I do have Windows Vista Ultimate. I wonder if the game can run without the SP.

Some games I have seen have said you need all the most recent service packs installed yet it still managed to work with a

version of the OS without any service packs. Other games don't even install at all. I have all the other requirements to run the
game though just need to get that SP. How big would downloading SP1 be about. I have limits on the amount of data I can

download that is why I still need to get it.



the game will need a SP to run, go to Microsoft website or run update check on vista it will tell u how big the file size is.
Zelman
i think my PC will be able to run it smoothly, specs:

RAM: Corsair TWIN3X 1333MHz DDR3, 3GB.

processor: Intel Core™ i7 Quad Extreme Processor i7-965, 6,4GT/sec, 8MB, Boxed (3,2Ghz)

videocard: XFX GeForce GTX 280 602M 1GB GDDR3, PCI-Express 2.0, 2xDVI
nVIDIA SLI XFX GeForce GTX 280 602M 1GB GDDR3, PCI-Express 2.0, 2xDVI

Harddrive: got 4TB installed + a Western Digital My Book® Studio Edition™ 2TB, FW 800, eSata.


should be enough to run it without any problems i hope.





PCGamer
QUOTE(Zelman @ Dec 3 2008, 07:41 PM) [snapback]1473762[/snapback]
i think my PC will be able to run it smoothly, specs:

RAM: Corsair TWIN3X 1333MHz DDR3, 3GB.

processor: Intel Core™ i7 Quad Extreme Processor i7-965, 6,4GT/sec, 8MB, Boxed (3,2Ghz)

videocard: XFX GeForce GTX 280 602M 1GB GDDR3, PCI-Express 2.0, 2xDVI
nVIDIA SLI XFX GeForce GTX 280 602M 1GB GDDR3, PCI-Express 2.0, 2xDVI

Harddrive: got 4TB installed + a Western Digital My Book® Studio Edition™ 2TB, FW 800, eSata.


should be enough to run it without any problems i hope.



yes for sure,

the reason most people are having problems running the game at good frame rate with good setting is due lazy programming down at rockstar made the game impossible to run on older pc! wallbash_red.gif
CygnusX
QUOTE(Zelman @ Dec 3 2008, 08:41 PM) [snapback]1473762[/snapback]
i think my PC will be able to run it smoothly, specs:

RAM: Corsair TWIN3X 1333MHz DDR3, 3GB.

processor: Intel Core™ i7 Quad Extreme Processor i7-965, 6,4GT/sec, 8MB, Boxed (3,2Ghz)

videocard: XFX GeForce GTX 280 602M 1GB GDDR3, PCI-Express 2.0, 2xDVI
nVIDIA SLI XFX GeForce GTX 280 602M 1GB GDDR3, PCI-Express 2.0, 2xDVI

Harddrive: got 4TB installed + a Western Digital My Book® Studio Edition™ 2TB, FW 800, eSata.


should be enough to run it without any problems i hope.
In the nearby future it will, or at least that's what everyone hopes. SLI is currently not supported so you won't get those babies working at the moment.
salajan93
will i be able to run gta 4 smoothly at 1024x768 at medium with a Forsa GeForce 8600GT 1024MB DDR2
or a Forsa GeForce 8500GT 1024MB DDR2
or a Forsa GeForce 9500 GT 1024MB DDR2
or a Forsa GeForce 9400GT 1024MB DDR2
or a Palit Daytona Radeon HD 4650 1024MB DDR2 Super
or a PowerColor Radeon HD 3650 1024MB DDR2
or a BFG GeForce 9500 GT 1024MB DDR2

wich of those video cards will be able to run gta 4 on 1024x780 medium details no antialiasing???
CygnusX
QUOTE(salajan93 @ Dec 4 2008, 07:52 PM) [snapback]1473901[/snapback]
will i be able to run gta 4 smoothly at 1024x768 at medium with a Forsa GeForce 8600GT 1024MB DDR2
Nobody can guarantee anything, but out of the cards you posted, this is probably the best option.
trathen93
Click to view attachment

Doesn't look like im going to be playing GTA4 on my pc anytime soon. laugh.gif
money seems to be a big factor at the moment and im not buyin a new pc and neither are my parents.
still theres always the trusted ps3.
Canadianbacon123
Will GTA 4 run on my PC? HELL NO lol.
picklepie
I have a Dell Inspiron I6400 laptop - with 9.9 GB of free space, Windows Vistas
will GTA 4 run on it ? unsure.gif
A.O.
QUOTE(Zelman @ Dec 3 2008, 09:41 PM) [snapback]1473762[/snapback]
i think my PC will be able to run it smoothly, specs:

RAM: Corsair TWIN3X 1333MHz DDR3, 3GB.

processor: Intel Core™ i7 Quad Extreme Processor i7-965, 6,4GT/sec, 8MB, Boxed (3,2Ghz)

videocard: XFX GeForce GTX 280 602M 1GB GDDR3, PCI-Express 2.0, 2xDVI
nVIDIA SLI XFX GeForce GTX 280 602M 1GB GDDR3, PCI-Express 2.0, 2xDVI

Harddrive: got 4TB installed + a Western Digital My Book® Studio Edition™ 2TB, FW 800, eSata.


should be enough to run it without any problems i hope.

I think that you should put on some wheels to your pc,and hit the road playa...
i think you will reach even a speed of 1000mph...hahhaha....
to strong...lucky you,pal...
PCGamer
QUOTE(picklepie @ Dec 5 2008, 05:48 AM) [snapback]1473950[/snapback]
I have a Dell Inspiron I6400 laptop - with 9.9 GB of free space, Windows Vistas
will GTA 4 run on it ? unsure.gif



simple answer NO it wont run!
Francisco333
QUOTE(PCGamer @ Dec 2 2008, 08:26 PM) [snapback]1473609[/snapback]
QUOTE(Francisco333 @ Dec 2 2008, 05:12 PM) [snapback]1473596[/snapback]
How important would it be to have the appropriate service packs? It requires Windows Vista SP1 and XP SP3.

I don't have the service pack for Vista yet, I do have Windows Vista Ultimate. I wonder if the game can run without the SP.

Some games I have seen have said you need all the most recent service packs installed yet it still managed to work with a

version of the OS without any service packs. Other games don't even install at all. I have all the other requirements to run the
game though just need to get that SP. How big would downloading SP1 be about. I have limits on the amount of data I can

download that is why I still need to get it.



the game will need a SP to run, go to Microsoft website or run update check on vista it will tell u how big the file size is.


Thank you for the reply. And I did get SP1 and all relevant windows updates too I even got the .net framework 3.5 with service pack 1 and the update for Games For Windows Live just so I will have less hassle when I actually get the game. I have not gotten the game yet but will most likely next week, been following all the rumors and news about the game and it looks pretty bad...but the only way to find out is for me to try it for myself and see if I can tweak it then.

I thought I had a descent system at the least, but looking at all the problems people are having I am not so sure.

Quad Core Q6600 2.4mhz
Geforce 9600gt 512Mb
2gb ddr 2
Windows Vista Sp1

Odd thing, even my specs are above the Recommended requirements and yet people with far better systems are having problems.
Maver1ck
Can my Graphic card ati radeon x1650 pro xt run gta iv. It has already ran crysis with almost everything on maximum, Mass Effect too, Fallout 3 everything maxed. And they all had decent framerates.

I played a lot of games where x1700 was under minimum and I could still set everything on high on my x1650 pro extreme.
That is why I am confused I hope I will be able to run it at least on low settings, and if not well of to the shops.

I think they did a crappy optimization I mean crysis looks far better and gta iv has higher reqs.

I hope the will release some kind of patch soon.
pregant n proud
Hello.

Got a macbook pro running XP SP3 via boot camp

Direct X 10

gEFORCE 8600m gt 512mb

120gb hard drive

32gb allocated to XP

2GB RAM

INTEL CORE 2 DUO 2.2GHZ processor

thanks
PCGamer
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QUOTE(Francisco333 @ Dec 2 2008, 05:12 PM) [snapback]1473596[/snapback]
How important would it be to have the appropriate service packs? It requires Windows Vista SP1 and XP SP3.

I don't have the service pack for Vista yet, I do have Windows Vista Ultimate. I wonder if the game can run without the SP.

Some games I have seen have said you need all the most recent service packs installed yet it still managed to work with a

version of the OS without any service packs. Other games don't even install at all. I have all the other requirements to run the
game though just need to get that SP. How big would downloading SP1 be about. I have limits on the amount of data I can

download that is why I still need to get it.



the game will need a SP to run, go to Microsoft website or run update check on vista it will tell u how big the file size is.


Thank you for the reply. And I did get SP1 and all relevant windows updates too I even got the .net framework 3.5 with service pack 1 and the update for Games For Windows Live just so I will have less hassle when I actually get the game. I have not gotten the game yet but will most likely next week, been following all the rumors and news about the game and it looks pretty bad...but the only way to find out is for me to try it for myself and see if I can tweak it then.

I thought I had a descent system at the least, but looking at all the problems people are having I am not so sure.

Quad Core Q6600 2.4mhz
Geforce 9600gt 512Mb
2gb ddr 2
Windows Vista Sp1

Odd thing, even my specs are above the Recommended requirements and yet people with far better systems are having problems.



your system is fine, its the game that the problem due to bad or lazy programming!

let hope the patch they release increases performance reduces error that most people are getting!


picklepie
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QUOTE(picklepie @ Dec 5 2008, 05:48 AM) [snapback]1473950[/snapback]
I have a Dell Inspiron I6400 laptop - with 9.9 GB of free space, Windows Vistas
will GTA 4 run on it ? unsure.gif



simple answer NO it wont run!


any changes/ suggestions that will allow the game to run on it ? scooter.gif
azsh07
hye, i using windows xp sp3 with pentium dual core 2.6ghz, 1gb ram and intel 965 chipset.

I install GTA 4 yesterday and this game work on my pc. However, i find my graphic so low and fps is not too much as minimum requirement.

BTW, i will try to find a way to increase fps at least 25fps so it will smoothly running. And i also find a method to bypass a default GTA4 graphic which i can adjust resolution and all thing in graphic option.

If someone can show me, i need to know how i can re-configure my keyboard button. And can i play using my joystick?

Thanks for Rockstar for force me to update sp3 and remove my tiberium wars.



HELMET
How well will it run on my setup?

CPU: AMD Phenom X4 9950 Black Edition 2.8 ghz rolleyes7.gif
GPU: HIS Radeon HD 4870 X2 2GB wub1.gif
RAM: Transcend JETRAM 4096MB PC6400 DDR2 800MHz Dual Channel
PSU: 800w
Ryan646
QUOTE(CygnusX @ Nov 29 2008, 10:37 PM) [snapback]1473221[/snapback]
Minimum system requirements:
Operating System: Windows Vista Service Pack 1 OR Windows XP Service Pack 3
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 1.8Ghz or AMD Athlon X2 64 2.4GHz
Memory/RAM: 1.5GB for Vista, 1GB for XP
16GB Free Hard Disk Space
Video Card: 256MB NVIDIA 7900 or 256MB ATI X1900

Recommended system requirements:
Operating System: Windows Vista Service Pack 1 OR Windows XP Service Pack 3
Processor: Intel Core 2 Quad 2.4GHz, AMD Phenom X3 2.1GHz
Memory/RAM: 2.5GB for Vista, 2.5GB for XP
18 GB Free Hard Disk Space
Video Card: 512MB NVIDIA 8600 or 512MB ATI 3870

This picture/page will explain a lot. Especially take note of the table in the bottom-right. Click to enlarge!



For any other questions, or if you cannot read German and want to know what the hell it all says, post here.

/EDIT 30/11/08

Copied directly from the readme file that comes with the game:
CODE
6) KNOWN ISSUES
_______________________

NVIDIA:
General:
Occasionally the tree leaves will appear as square boxes.

6000/7000 series cards:
Cars do not show damage.
Changing the resolution or minimizing the game can sometimes result in visual
corruption. You can restart the game to resolve this issue.

ATI:
General:
A slightly visible diagonal line appears across the screen.

1900 or less series cards:
Cars do not show damage.

3600 series cards:
Can show very noticeable banding.

3870 X2:
Rain drops show up as bright white / red dots on screen

Crossfire game side bugs:
Interior and Night time shadows blink until approached.
When transitioning from interior to exterior the screen will pulse with different
intensities of light for a few seconds.
On occasion the water will jitter rapidly.

Take note people! Especially when you're about to purchase a new system or videocard just for this game. Seems a decent modern midrange NVIDIA card or better is the way to go.

Edit: Yougamers have added an application to see if a copy of GTA4 will play on your computer, remember though this is a rough guideline and there could be some problems, but it is a good benchmark to see if it will work on your computer.

http://www.yougamers.com/gameometer/10296/




i was thinking of upgrading to a nvidia 1GB 9800gx2 from 512MB 8600 gt... gud idea ryt? more memory better performance.. my only concern is, will da 9800 gx2 be compatible wit my abit ip35p motherboard? any help?
salajan93
i have a intel p4 dual core 3.06 ghz 3 gb ram and forsa 8600gt 1024mb vram
processor frequency 540mhz
can i play
prince of persia 2008 at 1024x780 high no aa
crysis at 1024x780 high and medium no aa
tomb raider underworld 1024x780 medium no aa
Gta 4 1024x780 low no aa
call of duty 5 1024x780 extra high settings x2 aa
gears of war 1024x780 high-highest no aa post processing medium
mercenaries 2 1024x780 high
assassins creed dx9 1280x1024 high-medium
pes 09 1280x1024 high fifa 09 1280x1024 high
???? plsss give me a answear


SORRY FOR MY ENGLISH I'M ROMANIAN
PCGamer
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QUOTE(PCGamer @ Dec 5 2008, 09:04 PM) [snapback]1473982[/snapback]
QUOTE(picklepie @ Dec 5 2008, 05:48 AM) [snapback]1473950[/snapback]
I have a Dell Inspiron I6400 laptop - with 9.9 GB of free space, Windows Vistas
will GTA 4 run on it ? unsure.gif



simple answer NO it wont run!


any changes/ suggestions that will allow the game to run on it ? scooter.gif




firstly this game require really hi-end laptop to run it. can u post full spec details of the laptop.

QUOTE(azsh07 @ Dec 11 2008, 11:09 PM) [snapback]1474772[/snapback]
hye, i using windows xp sp3 with pentium dual core 2.6ghz, 1gb ram and intel 965 chipset.

I install GTA 4 yesterday and this game work on my pc. However, i find my graphic so low and fps is not too much as minimum requirement.

BTW, i will try to find a way to increase fps at least 25fps so it will smoothly running. And i also find a method to bypass a default GTA4 graphic which i can adjust resolution and all thing in graphic option.

If someone can show me, i need to know how i can re-configure my keyboard button. And can i play using my joystick?

Thanks for Rockstar for force me to update sp3 and remove my tiberium wars.



i advise you get at least better graphic card 8600 or plus so you increase the graphic setting, also add more ram.

QUOTE(HELMET @ Dec 12 2008, 06:36 AM) [snapback]1474812[/snapback]
How well will it run on my setup?

CPU: AMD Phenom X4 9950 Black Edition 2.8 ghz :rolleyes7:
GPU: HIS Radeon HD 4870 X2 2GB :wub1:
RAM: Transcend JETRAM 4096MB PC6400 DDR2 800MHz Dual Channel
PSU: 800w



mmm.mm very nice . The game will run very well for sure

QUOTE(Ryan646 @ Dec 12 2008, 10:42 AM) [snapback]1474821[/snapback]
i was thinking of upgrading to a nvidia 1GB 9800gx2 from 512MB 8600 gt... gud idea ryt? more memory better performance.. my only concern is, will da 9800 gx2 be compatible wit my abit ip35p motherboard? any help?


getting 9800gx2 is a excellent choice, not 100% sure but i say it will work with ip35p motherboard double check this before buying it .

QUOTE(salajan93 @ Dec 13 2008, 11:30 AM) [snapback]1474944[/snapback]
i have a intel p4 dual core 3.06 ghz 3 gb ram and forsa 8600gt 1024mb vram
processor frequency 540mhz
can i play
prince of persia 2008 at 1024x780 high no aa
crysis at 1024x780 high and medium no aa
tomb raider underworld 1024x780 medium no aa
Gta 4 1024x780 low no aa
call of duty 5 1024x780 extra high settings x2 aa
gears of war 1024x780 high-highest no aa post processing medium
mercenaries 2 1024x780 high
assassins creed dx9 1280x1024 high-medium
pes 09 1280x1024 high fifa 09 1280x1024 high
???? plsss give me a answear


SORRY FOR MY ENGLISH I'M ROMANIAN


firstly all of the game listed will run, that the main thing right.
2nd you should be able to play crysis, tomb raider underworld and gta 4 at the setting you said.
racer123246
Screw my widnows 2000!!!!

I want a fucking XP!
kael
Hi all! will i be able to run GTA 4 on my computer with these settings :

CPU: AMD AM2 3600+ dual core
GPU: Geforce 9500GT 1024mb ddr2 ram
HDD: 500gb
RAM: 3GB
OS: WIN XP PROF. SP3


pls tell me what more must i buy to run the game with at least high settings ? And what must i buy for FULL SETTINGS??


THX for reply ...
HEAT84
QUOTE(kael @ Dec 14 2008, 05:33 PM) [snapback]1475162[/snapback]
Hi all! will i be able to run GTA 4 on my computer with these settings :

CPU: AMD AM2 3600+ dual core
GPU: Geforce 9500GT 1024mb ddr2 ram
HDD: 500gb
RAM: 3GB
OS: WIN XP PROF. SP3


pls tell me what more must i buy to run the game with at least high settings ? And what must i buy for FULL SETTINGS??


THX for reply ...

Based on the Recommended requirements, it should work just fine. But based on the fact that alot of people with systems that exceed the recommended requirements are having the game run really slowly, who knows. Your specs exceed the recommended requirements except the CPU isn't a tri core. That's how my system is. I've heard that you really need at least s tri core for the gsme to run smoothly. I hope not.
jamalized
Hi, i'm new here. I just want to ask. I'm playing GTA 4 now.
My computer specs :
CPU : Pentium D805
GPU : geforce 8800gt 512 ddr3
Memory : 3200mb ddr2 pc5300
HDD : 160gb
os :XP prof sp3

Why i can't play smoothly ? Sometimes hang. Please help me.
What should I do ? Thanx.
kael
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QUOTE(kael @ Dec 14 2008, 05:33 PM) [snapback]1475162[/snapback]
Hi all! will i be able to run GTA 4 on my computer with these settings :

CPU: AMD AM2 3600+ dual core
GPU: Geforce 9500GT 1024mb ddr2 ram
HDD: 500gb
RAM: 3GB
OS: WIN XP PROF. SP3


pls tell me what more must i buy to run the game with at least high settings ? And what must i buy for FULL SETTINGS??


THX for reply ...

Based on the Recommended requirements, it should work just fine. But based on the fact that alot of people with systems that exceed the recommended requirements are having the game run really slowly, who knows. Your specs exceed the recommended requirements except the CPU isn't a tri core. That's how my system is. I've heard that you really need at least s tri core for the gsme to run smoothly. I hope not.



Thank you very much for your reply so i really should buy a CPU with tri core to run it smoothly. The game is coming tomorrow with ups im very excited about how will it run on my system

If its here ill post of it how it runs till then thx and have a nice day all
sarahandkevin
heres my laptops specification http://uk.computers.toshiba-europe.com/inn...baShop/false/#0

should gta 4 work on my laptop
PCGamer
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heres my laptops specification http://uk.computers.toshiba-europe.com/inn...baShop/false/#0

should gta 4 work on my laptop




every thing else is fine, but the graphic card seem to be a little weak in opinion,

so i think you might have problems running the game
kael
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QUOTE(HEAT84 @ Dec 15 2008, 02:05 AM) [snapback]1475171[/snapback]
QUOTE(kael @ Dec 14 2008, 05:33 PM) [snapback]1475162[/snapback]
Hi all! will i be able to run GTA 4 on my computer with these settings :

CPU: AMD AM2 3600+ dual core
GPU: Geforce 9500GT 1024mb ddr2 ram
HDD: 500gb
RAM: 3GB
OS: WIN XP PROF. SP3


pls tell me what more must i buy to run the game with at least high settings ? And what must i buy for FULL SETTINGS??


THX for reply ...

Based on the Recommended requirements, it should work just fine. But based on the fact that alot of people with systems that exceed the recommended requirements are having the game run really slowly, who knows. Your specs exceed the recommended requirements except the CPU isn't a tri core. That's how my system is. I've heard that you really need at least s tri core for the gsme to run smoothly. I hope not.



Thank you very much for your reply so i really should buy a CPU with tri core to run it smoothly. The game is coming tomorrow with ups im very excited about how will it run on my system

If its here ill post of it how it runs till then thx and have a nice day all


Hi all! So iv got the game its working fine on my computer BUT when i play about 10 minutes or less the game is going wery laggi then suddenly the system crashes with a blue screen on it then the whole system starts again! I can figure it out what causes this but when i do this a 3 times then going back to the game its working fine isn't laggi and its not crashing.. Anyone have an idea what cases this??

this is my system conf.
CPU: AMD AM2 3600+ dual core
GPU: Geforce 9500GT 512mb dd3
HDD: 500gb
RAM: 3GB
OS: WIN XP PROF. SP3
PCGamer
QUOTE(kael @ Dec 21 2008, 08:05 AM) [snapback]1476011[/snapback]
Hi all! So iv got the game its working fine on my computer BUT when i play about 10 minutes or less the game is going wery laggi then suddenly the system crashes with a blue screen on it then the whole system starts again! I can figure it out what causes this but when i do this a 3 times then going back to the game its working fine isn't laggi and its not crashing.. Anyone have an idea what cases this??

this is my system conf.
CPU: AMD AM2 3600+ dual core
GPU: Geforce 9500GT 512mb dd3
HDD: 500gb
RAM: 3GB
OS: WIN XP PROF. SP3


most people having similar problem even with better specs pc.

only thing i can say have u installed the useless patch they released?

and you got up-to-date drivers.



Jabbaranking
im on vista ati radeon xpress 1100 will gta 4 run on my system
PCGamer
QUOTE(Jabbaranking @ Dec 21 2008, 05:00 PM) [snapback]1476033[/snapback]
im on vista ati radeon xpress 1100 will gta 4 run on my system



give more details,

gta4 does require a decent graphic card but mostly will test your cpu and ram.
kael
QUOTE(PCGamer @ Dec 21 2008, 12:20 PM) [snapback]1476014[/snapback]
QUOTE(kael @ Dec 21 2008, 08:05 AM) [snapback]1476011[/snapback]
Hi all! So iv got the game its working fine on my computer BUT when i play about 10 minutes or less the game is going wery laggi then suddenly the system crashes with a blue screen on it then the whole system starts again! I can figure it out what causes this but when i do this a 3 times then going back to the game its working fine isn't laggi and its not crashing.. Anyone have an idea what cases this??

this is my system conf.
CPU: AMD AM2 3600+ dual core
GPU: Geforce 9500GT 512mb dd3
HDD: 500gb
RAM: 3GB
OS: WIN XP PROF. SP3


most people having similar problem even with better specs pc.

only thing i can say have u installed the useless patch they released?

and you got up-to-date drivers.


hi, yes i have installed the patch they released and i have the latest nvidia driver 180.84 installed for gta 4 but still its getting these errors :S
Jani
Will it work on my notebook:

HP Pavilion dv6000

Operating System: Windows Vista Home Premium Service Pack 1
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 1.73Ghz T5300
Memory/RAM: 2GB
Video Card: Mobile Intel® 945 Express Chipset Family Ram: 256 MB

Thanks,

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