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August 23, 2013 10:54:47 AM

Hello.
I have installed GTA IV again.
The game has awful stuttering when playing though.
It mostly stutters when I move my character or a car to the left or right with the A and D keys.
Moving straight doesn't cause stuttering, and moving with arrow keys stutters much less.

I think that there was a fix for this but I don't remember which one it was.
I think that it made your game look crappy.
Oh well, does anyone have advice on how to get rid of the stuttering?

CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 (3.0ghz)
GPU: Asus Radeon HD 6670 1GB
RAM: 2GB DDR2
Windows 7

This is a system that can flawlessly run Far Cry 3 and Bioshock infinite on high settings.

Thanks in advance.

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August 23, 2013 1:10:19 PM

well gta iv is badly optimised so it is an extremely cpu heavy game , it requires more than 2 cores for it to run good
August 23, 2013 3:02:45 PM

A friend helped me to get past the stuttering. The game runs great now.
Here's what he said, for others who need help:

" 1. Type "msconfig" on "search programs and files"
2. Select "Selective startup"
3. Go to "Services" and disable "Windows Event Collector" and "Windows Event Log"

I recommend you to do that only when you want to play IV, if you're playing other games set it to default"

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August 23, 2013 4:11:29 PM
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I hate to tell you but GTA 4 is only a console port and is not optimized for PC. You can watch this video if you want: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PD2NITZ4VY8. No matter PC elitist will say, the truth is the PC version is badly given to PC gamers.
You would have to buy the most expensive gear just to play it smoothly.
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