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#1 Sh0ot_Bull3tProof

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Posted 07 December 2008 - 02:06 PM

Why I can't change the resolution at GTA IV??? I've made what Dox say's ....it work's to me!! but i can't change the resolution!! I have a Nvidia GF 8600M GT 256 Mb DDR2 dedicated!! :)

#2 GaryHook

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Posted 07 December 2008 - 02:50 PM

the game restricts the resolution to the vram on your graphics card. There is a way round this but i can't remember it, i'll have a quick look

can't find it atm, but i think is was sonething like

1. right click on gta iv exe
2. put -norestriction at the end of the file path or something like that

Edited by GaryHook, 07 December 2008 - 02:56 PM.


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Posted 07 December 2008 - 05:01 PM

the game restricts the resolution to the vram on your graphics card. There is a way round this but i can't remember it, i'll have a quick look

can't find it atm, but i think is was sonething like

1. right click on gta iv exe
2. put -norestriction at the end of the file path or something like that


Not quite right. I posted about this a few days ago. Read both posts:

http://forums.laptop...art=#entry98136

#4 Sh0ot_Bull3tProof

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Posted 07 December 2008 - 08:02 PM

Thx !!! Galdere!! It work's!! :)

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Posted 08 December 2008 - 01:55 AM

I knew i read how to do it some were lol

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Posted 08 December 2008 - 10:16 AM

Sh0ot how does it run on your rig?

I got the GDDR3 version of the 8600GT OC'd with a 2.4Ghz Core 2 Duo, do you think i will be able to push the bugger to medium/high?.

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Posted 09 December 2008 - 01:25 PM

If your scaling the resolution through the command lines I woudlent reccomend it for a increase in quality, it will only help get rid of the low res blurryiness. Because remember GTAIVs quality scales with the resolution, 1680x1050 will give you much higher res shadow maps and reflections than 800x600, or a forced resolution.

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Posted 25 February 2009 - 01:17 PM

I tried to get the -norestriction method but I cant get it to work.
What are the steps I have to take?

I have enough memory to play GTA at a higher resolution but it wont let me to.

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Posted 28 February 2009 - 09:55 PM

well u just open notepad, write exactly:

-norestrictions
-availablevidmem 4.0

and save as commandline.txt in C:\Program Files\Rockstar Games\GTA IV\