nvidia 9800 gtx
amd athlon 64 6400+ 3.4 ghz dual core
4gigs corsair dominator 1066 mhz
windows vista x64
this setup will dominate most games without question except GTA IV
before the patch i got 15-25 fps usually around 20, playable but not ideal, what i would give to have the FPS i get when i'm in the tunnel over to the last island (45-60), it's so silky smooth i go out of my way to take the tunnel rather then the bridge.
now i've just gotten the patch and guess what, i'm still getting the same fps but now i gave a couple bugs to work around to get it to look like it did before.
here are my graphics settings:
1920*1200 (doesn't make much of a difference if it's lower)
textures mid (setting to high causes textures to load very slowly as i drive around)
view distance about 30 (before patch this made little difference visually, now unless you have it pretty fine tuned it seems cause problems with LOD)
shodow slider makes no difference visually or on my FPS so i leave it at 1
i will also mention that i'm using a PlayStation to USB adapter as my game pad. works perfect for any other game but this one. i dont know why R* decided to leave out custom mapping for gamepads but i think it is simply lame and lazy.
the game also likes to shoot my view to looking straight up unless i unplug my controller when i start the game and plug it back in after the game is loaded so i can use a 3rd party program called "xpadder" to map joystick controls to
keyboard and mouse input.
also, i run the game with the current command line input just to make sure it's using my computers full potential:
-norestrictions -nomemrestrict -novblank –availablevidmem 1 -percentvidmem 100 -dx9
looks like we get to wait for yet another patch