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  1. Iced_Bullet is offline Cheese=Milk's Death Route
     
    Location: Norfolk, UK
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    Default GTA PC :: System Tweaking Tools & Tips *Updated*

    Defragment just the GTA IV Profile Folder:

    Gives an average increase of ~5FPS

    [Original thread]

    Quote Originally Posted by flyer2359 & Fallback
    Instructions:
    [Microsoft Official Download]

    Download that contig.exe file and place it in your GTA IV directory.
    Then create a shortcut desktop and have a commandline at the end( -s) and it should look like this:
    "X:\Program Files\Rockstar Games\Grand Theft Auto IV\Contig.exe" -s

    Then run it and wait till it close's because that means it's finished it can take anywhere from 5 to 20minutes to complete depending on your system. I gained 5 fps outside and 10fps inside after this tweak.
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    Turn Off Video Capture:
    Sometimes known to give an average of +5FPS

    [Original Thread]
    Quote Originally Posted by Marshall89
    Just go to Options -> game ->clip capture off .
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    Remove GTA Graphics Menu Restrictions:

    To allow for manual increase and optomisation of graphics settings.

    In the GTA Folder: X:\Program Files\Rockstar Games\Grand Theft Auto IV\ create a text file using notepad and call it 'commandline.txt' and add the following code:

    Code:
    -norestrictions -nomemrestrict
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    How to play GTA IV using your generic controller:

    [Original Thread]

    Quote Originally Posted by ZodiacKiller
    This extremely simple guide will teach you how to emulate an xbox360 controller, because IV supports only that. Now, you can use any controller you wish (unsure about wheel and pedals).

    1) Download the following archive.
    2) Unpack the xinput9_1_0.dll and the xbox360cemu.ini from the archive into your gta4 dir.
    3) Edit the .ini according to your personal controller, or however you may please. The .ini is initially set up to work 100% correctly with Logitech RumblePad 2.

    Note: in order to understand how to edit key mappings, read the included readme.txt.
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    Updating nVidia Drivers to Specific GTA Version [v180.84]:

    Official link - http://www.nzone.com/object/nzone_gtaiv_downloads.html

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    Close all unrelevant (and unimporant!) background processes:


    Ctrl + Alt + Delete

    R* have said htemselves, close all unimportant processes! GTA can hog a lot of memory. However, beware, closing important processes vital to the system can cause system instability and crashing.

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    Cache Optomising Tools:

    [Original Thread]
    Quote Originally Posted by Cassiuscl
    Its pretty easy, you download CacheBoost and let it running in the system tray, it wont allow your memory to fill up and it will solve the stuttering lags after a few minutes of playtime, the textures not showing at all and some other issues.

    I hope it helps you all, it surely helped me, now i can play smoothly without problems.
    [Official Download - CacheBoost] - Free 30 day trial!

    [Alternative Free Downlod - Cacheman] - Free, no payments, no limitations!

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    More to come! (Please post your own if you know any )
    Life is good. Simples. Cccchhhhh.


  2. TDU 505 is offline Clinically Insane
    Location: Singapore
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    Great work Iced!
    Hmmm gotta try some now *dashes off*

  3. S71NG3R is offline Car Aficianado
     
    Location: UK
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    A warning about using the beta Nvidia driver if you have a Nvidia motherboard you may loose your internet connection as I did.

    Also the 180.48 driver the latest WHQL version runs a lot worst than the 178.24.

    I'm going to wait for the patch and see what it runs like then have a another go at getting the best driver.
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  4. SLRRR is offline Ace
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    Finally a new driver for my 8600 GT, although its a beta and vista still says i have to upgrade (downgrade thanks to MS) my videocard.

    I dont see much differents when running it, but it probably does increase a little bit.

    I'm not the only one with those ugly shadows ? Or am i ?

    The patch from R* is done but it has to confirmed by MS (thanks again)



  5. Iced_Bullet is offline Cheese=Milk's Death Route
     
    Location: Norfolk, UK
    Posts: 6,310

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    Cache Optomising Tools:

    [Original Thread]
    Quote Originally Posted by Cassiuscl
    Its pretty easy, you download CacheBoost and let it running in the system tray, it wont allow your memory to fill up and it will solve the stuttering lags after a few minutes of playtime, the textures not showing at all and some other issues.

    I hope it helps you all, it surely helped me, now i can play smoothly without problems.
    [Official Download - CacheBoost] - Free 30 day trial!

    [Alternative Free Downlod - Cacheman] - Free, no payments, no limitations!
    Life is good. Simples. Cccchhhhh.

  6. Immelmann is offline Custom User Title
     
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    Better try some of these when I get the chance, thanks Iced!


  7. mistermojo is offline Some Kind of Wizard
    Location: England
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    Odd, the 180.84 Nvidia drivers mess the game right up for me, everything goes black and i can only see the map and waypoint arrows. Went back to 180.48 and it was alright again.

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  8. Iced_Bullet is offline Cheese=Milk's Death Route
     
    Location: Norfolk, UK
    Posts: 6,310

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    There are 181.00 drivers out now. Might wanna try them.
    Life is good. Simples. Cccchhhhh.

  9. mistermojo is offline Some Kind of Wizard
    Location: England
    Posts: 496

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    Sweet, will check the nvidia site now

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