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Can gta 4 work in windows 7 home basic

Last response: in Video Games
September 27, 2011 12:46:05 PM

Can i play GTA 4 on my laptop.Its processor is Core i3 second generation.3gb hd family graphics card 1301mb(app.)
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September 27, 2011 2:09:08 PM

Yes i imagine yo would be able to, when you start the game theres a tool some where in the menu thats like a system stress test that will run a video on your machine to see what are the systems specs. If your experience graphics lag like jumping or jerking just scale down the graphics to a lower resolution or take off anti analising
September 27, 2011 5:16:04 PM

i would say absolutely not a chance on the integrated graphics--to be playable smoothly you need 30fps or more especially in the driving

plus it was really badly optimised for pc i have a high level pc and still it wouldnt run gta 4 properly--ended up binning it
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September 27, 2011 6:06:25 PM

I am going to be completely honest. That computer will not be able to run GTA 4 on the integrated graphics. And like mcnumpty23 said you want at least 30 fps + to get a smooth feeling in the game. I have a great computer and the game still runs like ***. I wish Rockstar would optimize their games a little more for pc and not for consoles -.-.

In the end if you want to run that game with good frames I would just save up some money and build a custom pc with a decent graphics card. I would recommend a GTX 260 or higher or a HD 5770 if you prefer ATI. Also try to get atleast 4GB of ram, that will help too.

Don't bother trying to upgrade your laptop, will cost you more money and will not be worth it in the end.

September 28, 2011 12:14:39 AM

This topic has been moved from the section Windows 7 to section Video Games by Area51reopened
September 28, 2011 4:19:12 AM

Based on the following Youtube video, GTA IV can be played with an Intel HD 3000 graphic core. Note that the poster ran the game with an overclocked desktop i3-2105 CPU, so actual performance will be slightly lower. You cannot overclock a laptop, at least not that I am aware of.

September 30, 2011 1:50:08 PM

but when i'm installing it,it is showing that "Your pc is %P incompatible"
plz suggest me that what should i do?
September 30, 2011 2:20:37 PM

Try copy and pasting a shortcut of the Setup.exe file on your desktop. Then right click the shortcut and choose Windows XP SP3 compatibility mode. Then double click the shortcut to start installing.

September 30, 2011 2:22:42 PM

What does '%p' mean?
September 30, 2011 2:47:20 PM

'%P' is part of the error message. Overall, it is a meaningless error message since it doesn't really tell you anything.
September 30, 2011 4:01:15 PM

Thanks for the info.
October 4, 2011 1:24:05 PM

GTA4 is the worse designed PC game i have ever seen... it has many built in limitations and restrictions on what you can set it to based on your hardware. i was running 9800GT 512MB cards in SLI and it would not let me max out certian settings as i was "over my video cards ram limit" made no notice to the fact the game was installed INTO my ram. (ram drive) its a very crappy game. even with my 5870's it wont let me max some settings. i enjoy the sand box, hate the restrictions imposed.

in either case, the i3 is not a gaming chip, its a low end internet browsing chip meant for basic computing and battery life in laptops. if you lower all the settings it might run bit im sure it will glitch from time to time. see if your laptop has a PCI-E slot and buy a new video card for it if it does.