What does the American dream mean today? For Niko Bellic fresh off the boat from Europe, it is the hope he can escape from his past. For his cousin, Roman, it is the vision that together they can find fortune in Liberty City, gateway to the land of opportunity. As they slip into debt and get dragged into a criminal underworld by a series of shysters, thieves and sociopaths, they discover that the reality is very different from the dream in a city that worships money and status, and is heaven for those who have them and a living nightmare for those who don't.
This mod gives 14-20 fps boost, no real image quality loss. IT IS WORKING 100% WITH OUT LAGS. You can never get FPS greater than 80 due to the engines limitations. Also getting Game Booster (handy program) might help increasing the FPS by a ~10 more. Set textures, Shadows & reflections to Very High, turn down detail distance and car density to its lowest setting, night shadows off, if you have a car pack, make sure to remove traffic loader (taxis>overheating CPU) also turn off VSync, enable definition (removes CPU-heavy vaseline filter and motion blur).
For all users:
Game Booster - It disables unnecessary programs that run on your computer while you are playing a game, you can easily renable all the programs once you finish playing your game. So its safe and easy to use.
Contig - Its a defgramentation program that does single folders, so its very handy for optimizing quickly only what you want.
Instructions for Contig:
- Copy contig.exe to game dir (where your game files are located), now create a new text document in the same folder and write this inside
contig -v -s %CD% pause
Rename it to start_contig.cmd and Doubleclick it, let it finish loading. Thats all.
Windows 7 and Vista users:
Those operating systems will deliberately park some of your cores which will decrease FPS substantially in CPU eating games like GTA IV.
In my GTX570SLI setting I had about 110 FPS ingame onscreen. After changing to GTX680 I was really disappointed as I had meager 60 to 70 FPS. Now that I changed registry settings after reboot I get instantly about 100 FPS ingame (depending on the scene).
How To Disable CPU Core Parking For Multi-Core Processors
So if You don't like to mess with registry here's a simple tool:
Disable CPU Core Parking Utility