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Unable to change GTA 4 graphics settings

I am using laptop with specs

Processor Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-2330M CPU @ 2.20GHz, 2200 Mhz, 2 Core(s), 4 Logical Processor

Nvidia GT525M 1 gb graphic card

3GB RAM

15.6 inches display

I'm unable to change graphics settings what should i do.
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  1. Best answer
    Try this: right click on GTA4, select properties, then select launch options

    copy and paste this into the field that comes up

    -nomemrestrict -norestrictions

    exactly like that,

    the reason why its not letting you set anything is because gta4 only supported GPUS up to 2gb, so since yours is 3gb, it miscalculated how much ram was up for use and thinks you dont have enough, therefore enforcing this lock down on the graphics options,

    that command line will bypass it
  2. patrick47018 said:
    Try this: right click on GTA4, select properties, then select launch options

    copy and paste this into the field that comes up

    -nomemrestrict -norestrictions

    exactly like that,


    the reason why its not letting you set anything is because gta4 only supported GPUS up to 2gb, so since yours is 3gb, it miscalculated how much ram was up for use and thinks you dont have enough, therefore enforcing this lock down on the graphics options,

    that command line will bypass it



    Thanks a ton dude that worked...
  3. Not a problem, hope you don't have any more problems
  4. patrick47018 said:
    Try this: right click on GTA4, select properties, then select launch options

    copy and paste this into the field that comes up

    -nomemrestrict -norestrictions

    exactly like that,

    the reason why its not letting you set anything is because gta4 only supported GPUS up to 2gb, so since yours is 3gb, it miscalculated how much ram was up for use and thinks you dont have enough, therefore enforcing this lock down on the graphics options,

    that command line will bypass it



    When i right click GTA IV and go to properties there is no "launch options" menu
  5. wickedfreddyc said:
    patrick47018 said:
    Try this: right click on GTA4, select properties, then select launch options

    copy and paste this into the field that comes up

    -nomemrestrict -norestrictions

    exactly like that,

    the reason why its not letting you set anything is because gta4 only supported GPUS up to 2gb, so since yours is 3gb, it miscalculated how much ram was up for use and thinks you dont have enough, therefore enforcing this lock down on the graphics options,

    that command line will bypass it



    When i right click GTA IV and go to properties there is no "launch options" menu


    In steam, not on desktop, good luck, glad to help even on an old topic like this
  6. patrick47018 said:
    wickedfreddyc said:
    patrick47018 said:
    Try this: right click on GTA4, select properties, then select launch options

    copy and paste this into the field that comes up

    -nomemrestrict -norestrictions

    exactly like that,

    the reason why its not letting you set anything is because gta4 only supported GPUS up to 2gb, so since yours is 3gb, it miscalculated how much ram was up for use and thinks you dont have enough, therefore enforcing this lock down on the graphics options,

    that command line will bypass it



    When i right click GTA IV and go to properties there is no "launch options" menu


    In steam, not on desktop, good luck, glad to help even on an old topic like this



    damn, im using a laptop running windows 8
  7. this works for desktop too, right click the shortcut on the desktop and select properties, then shortcut tab, then at the end of target quotes add a space then -nomemrestrict -norestrictions
    should look like
    "C:\Grand Theft Auto IV\LaunchGTAIV.exe" -nomemrestrict -norestrictions
    for example
  8. Thanks to patrick47018 I got on the right track for this one, however the offered solution seems to be for GTA IV on Steam in particular. If you have another version, like the Complete Edition on PC/DVD, the information below may help you out.

    The flag that I found working for me is "-availablevidmem 2.0" without the quotes. You can up it to 3.0 or 4.0 or whatever is applicable for your videocard memory.

    Alternatively, instead of adding the flag to a shortcut, you can also create a textfile in the game dir called "commandline.txt" and then put the flags there, one on each rule:


    -availablevidmem 2.0


    or

    -nomemrestrict
    -norestrictions
    
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