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Grand Theft Auto IV Released today

Discussion in 'Games' started by AsRock, Dec 2, 2008.

  1. AsRock

    AsRock TPU addict

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    Here's what D2D says about it.

    What does the American Dream mean today?

    For Niko Bellic, fresh off the boat from Europe, it is the hope he can escape his past.

    For his cousin, Roman, it is the vision that together they can find fortune in Liberty City, gateway to the land of opportunity.

    As they slip into debt and are dragged into a criminal underworld by a series of shysters, thieves and sociopaths, they discover that the reality is very different from the dream in a city that worships money and status, and is heaven for those who have them and a living nightmare for those who don't.

    Grand Theft Auto IV Download Features

    * New high resolution technology brings Liberty City to life with even more stunning graphical detail
    * Expanded multiplayer will require even more strategy and skill to come out on top
    * Custom Match allows you to pick your favorite multiplayer options and then instantly find online matches that fit
    * Record gameplay clips and edit them together with a variety of options using the Video Editor and upload via the Rockstar Social Club
    * Optimized for PC controls and Xbox 360 controller

    Grand Theft Auto IV Download Minimum System Requirements

    * Windows Vista SP1, Windows XP SP3
    * Intel Core 2 Duo 1.8GHz, AMD Athlon X2 64 2.4 GHz
    * 1.5 GB RAM (Vista), 1.0 GB RAM (XP)
    * 16 GB free hard disk space
    * 256MB NVIDIA GeForce 7900, 256MB ATI Radeon X1900
    * Increased performance will be noticed on more powerful systems.
    * Other Requirements:
    Initial activiation require Internet connection; Online play requires log-in to Game for Windows LIVE and Rockstar Social Club (13+ to register); software installations required including Sony DADC SecuROM, Adobe Flash, DirectX, Microsoft .NET Framework, Games for Windows LIVE, and Internet Explorer.

    Grand Theft Auto IV Download File Size
    13.8 GB (you will need at least 26-28GB free to be able to extract the files after downloading).
    Version
    1.0.0.0
    Publisher
    Rockstar Games


    Known Issues
    None
     
  2. erocker

    erocker Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Purchasing now.. on Steam.:D
     
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    tigger I'm the only one

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    I've bought it on steam,it dont unlock for 1 day and 8 hours though in the uk :(
     
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    Almost just in time for my new system to actually work.
     
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    I tough this was due out only tomorrow.
     
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    Sweet hopefuly my new I7 rig should be built (albeit without a case) in time for this. :)
     
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    15.7 GBs takes an awfully long time!:banghead: Steam servers seem to cut my bandwith every now and again. Even with a 2.5mbps connection (real), it's seemingly taking forever!:banghead: Anyone playing this on PC yet?

    edit.. 70% YAY! First to post a SS in the screenshot thead gets a virtual prize of virtually nothing!!!
     
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    I would if my buddy would get off my damn usenet account! (20 Mb connection, charter sucks)
     
  9. tigger

    tigger I'm the only one

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    15% done here,750kb/sec......Hurry up dammit.
     
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    does anyone know... if there is anyway i can used a game save from a PS3 (saved on a flash drive) on the PC version?
     
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    erocker Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I can let you know once I get the game installed. What file format does the saves use?
     
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    the saved game folder has a "RAGE.SAV" "PARAM.PFD" & "PARAM.SFO" files
     
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    The savegame files are different. This game is kinda on the horrible side so far for me. It looks like another game that doesn't work well with ATi. It also installs Rockstar social club or something like that, that you have to create an account for and it seems to have problems linking that program with the game. You also need to have a "Games for Windows" account in order to save. I have to have the draw distance at 14 in order to play the game at 1920x1200 and I cannot go above medium texture settings no matter how low all of the other settings are. It does look good where it's at and I've played it a bit, but I'm rather dissapointed with the amount of problems so far. Tomorrow, I'll test it out on the Nvidia rig and see how that goes.:ohwell:
     
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    Game runs like utter crap on my friends 8800GT. Kinda makes me regret getting it on steam. Only 50% too.. Been dling since 5:00 too dammit.
     
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    There is no excuse for this game to run poorly on PC, if a 360 can do it then a decent pc should stomp the crap out of it. Crappy port I guess. :confused:
     
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    Well.. I can set it up to make it look the way on the Xbox360 without a problem. The games max resolution prior to the PC was 720p. The game is insanely detailed and there's a lot going on. Apparently with the GTX2XX series the texture quality can be higher than medium, I guess it's a vram size problem or something. I think a lot of it is the fact that the settings in the PC version can go much higher than the console versions. I wish I had a GTX280 right now.
     
  17. wolf2009 Guest

    post some pictures erock !
     
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    Oh yeah! Unfortunately forcing AA through CCC doesn't work either, but some shots are coming shortly.
    :)
     
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    Oh you gotta be crappin me.. You serious??
     
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    I am getting tired of games not having proper AA support. Stupid console ports.
     
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    how is it in terms of FPS?

    i found the 360 chugged along at certain points
     
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    About 30 - 42 fps. with the 1st Rig. Q6600 @ 3.0ghz, 4870 @ 780/1000, RAM @ 1066 5 4-4-12. If my E8600 comes in tomorrow, I'll try the game out on that system.

    *Everything at the highest settings except textures will not go over "Medium" and the draw distance is at 14. 1920x1200
     
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    Yea this game is absolutely abysmal. I have to have all the sliders on the lowest and detail on low just to get 25-30fps and it looks like crap. Even with everything on highest it still looks like horse crap. I'm done with Rockstar games. This is just unacceptable. Game should be no more than 5$ if that.
     
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    wolf Performance Enthusiast

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    and is that with the 4870 in your specs?

    EDIT: thanks for the edit mate.

    thats not too bad considering that (by my eyes measure) the xbox360 @ 720p dropped to the teens (fps) when theres alot going on, if my rig (almost exactly the same as -Q6600 @ 3.0ghz, 4870 @ 780/1000, RAM @ 1066 5 4-4-12) can hold 30fps at 1920x1200 ill be happy as.
     
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