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Grand Theft Auto 4 to support DX10 ?

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November 7, 2008 12:38:45 PM

Anyone knows if the game comes with DX10 support? rockstar is being rockstar so official info is hard to come by and i wanna know if i should get vista.
please link if you got any intel on that. thx.

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November 7, 2008 1:36:55 PM

Get Vista if you have memory not recognised by Xp is the general concensus i believe i.e. more than 3.4Gb

I cannot imagine new games not coming with DX10 these days but its a Console port so this may well affect it.
November 7, 2008 1:43:59 PM

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Get Vista if you have memory not recognised by Xp is the general concensus i believe i.e. more than 3.4Gb


wat

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I cannot imagine new games not coming with DX10 these days but its a Console port so this may well affect it.


most of the new games today don't support DX10
November 7, 2008 2:25:30 PM

pr2thej said:
Get Vista if you have memory not recognised by Xp is the general concensus i believe i.e. more than 3.4Gb



Nothing to do with Vista :) 




32bit memory addressing limits you to 3.something GB (XP, or Vista32 bit)

64bit raises the addressable memory bar to some silly number I can't remember at the moment and I hate pretending knowledge ;)  There are 64bit versions of XP and Vista
November 7, 2008 9:38:38 PM

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I am not sure and have no interest in the game but i have heard that the reason it has taken so long to come over is that it is not just a straight port but it has been upgraded and developed properly for the PC so they may have added some bells and whisltes however, it will not be dx10 in any sense other than bolted on rather than intergrated IMO.
Yeah, any DirectX 10 support will likely be no better than what was seen in Crysis, Bioshock, Assassin's Creed or Far Cry 2. No reason to waste money upgrading to Vista for what should basically be no improvement.
November 7, 2008 9:49:17 PM

Have you guys actually seen the Crysis on DX10 and i don't mean a video, it's true that the game didn't exactly used all that there is to DX10 but still if a game takes all the elements into account then there will be a big diff in result.
November 7, 2008 10:15:49 PM

Past experiences of Grand theft Auto games on the PC, have been nothing much different from the console versions except smoother graphics. I highly doubt Rockstar will make the extra effort to implement DX10 features. It should be a good game, but don't expect that much over the PS3/XBOX 360 versions.
November 8, 2008 6:49:24 AM

DX10 did make a difference. And I think it was worth it, it added some punch to bumpmapping and A LOT to HDR effects, instead of annoying bloom that lost detail DX10 enabled true HDR-R that didn't lose details. also sun rays through trees (which was a big part in Crysis).
I think rockstar will add DX10 but just to dramatize sun effects (which was a big thing in the trailer).
November 8, 2008 3:10:28 PM

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*Waits for the dx9 could be hacked to dx10 levels comment for crysis.*

Only game i have seen that updated a dx9 game to use dx10 effects which cannot be done in dx9 is call of juarez, whether or not rockstar will put such effort as techland did for that game i do not know.

P.S, i love mentioning call of juarez btw.

Call of Juarez looked amazing in that Direct X10 benchmark demo, but it brought my overclocked 8800GTX to it's knees.
November 9, 2008 2:45:43 AM

32bit OSes are limited to 3.00GB of memory i have 2X2GB in my new rig but salvage a copy of 32BIT XP you would have the same problem with vista if you get 32bit.

i believe windows 7 will be 64 bit all the way no 32bit
November 9, 2008 7:35:36 AM

I was under the impression that windows 7 will also be a dual flavour 32bit / 64 bit combo.
November 9, 2008 7:42:39 AM

I was under the impression that this thread is about GTA IV
November 9, 2008 12:53:37 PM

rammar16 said:


i believe windows 7 will be 64 bit all the way no 32bit


Articles that I have looked at indicate Microsoft will release both 32bit and 64bit versions.
February 2, 2009 4:04:53 PM

speedbird said:
Articles that I have looked at indicate Microsoft will release both 32bit and 64bit versions.


yes there is 32bit in win7 i have it on my virtualPC2007 and its better then 32bit vista. i also have 64bit win7 and its good. So far needs some work here and there. But, its just a beta so be patient. Vista32 has gotten better with SP1. I think sp2 beta has a bug tho cause I'm crashing. That may just be a dust issue I'm not sure.
February 3, 2009 6:45:23 AM

bloody nitpickers and necro's
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