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The following information has been found to help some sluggish gameplay on most computers.

Make sure your system exceeds all not just most of the recommended requirements. If you have an Intel Celeron or an AMD Duron you will not see high end framerates. Due to the reduced cache on those processors you will have some sluggish framerates in game.For Better Game Performance:



Turn off "TRAILS"

Lower selected 'RESOLUTION'




Sound Providers.

DEFRAGMENT game after it has been run once.

Turn off in the video card drivers "ANTI-ALIASING"

Shutdown all background applications (inside Win9X close everything except "Explorer" and "Systray" (I recommend the program "End It All" for Win9X use);

inside Windows2000 and XP close everything except "Explorer")

Make sure you are using the latest motherboard / chipset / IDE / AGP drivers appropriate to your system

Make sure all your Hard disks and CD drives have DMA mode enabled

Use the latest graphic card drivers

Use the latest sound card drivers

Any usb mice force feedback or usb intellimouse will produce sluggish gameplay. Use a non USB mouse to help increase frame rate in the game.

Integrated Ramdac or No Ramdac listed video cards tend to run slower on XP then Internal Ramdac video cards. (Still Researching this)

Background programs running during gameplay (You should have at least 85% system resources free).

Set desktop display to 800 x 600 or 1024 x 768 & 16 Bit high color mode. (Do not use 24 or 32 true color mode in Windows XP, game play will be choppy)

Add more memory, use a fixed swap file, make sure the hard disk that the game is played from is on a different IDE channel to the CD drive that the games audio disc is played from.

A video card that is not listed in the readme file (in the game directory) as a fully complaint card, the game will run sluggish. (IE: all voodoo 3, 4 & 5 video cards do not official support DirectX 8.1 which the game requires).

XP users must have the (Q306676) MS Patch installed. Download it from

here... http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?...b;en-us;Q306676

Using old, beta or 3rd party drivers instead of official drivers for your cards will cause sluggish game play.

Monitor set should be set to plug & play. (If your monitor is listed as default, standard or unknown, they will have slow refresh rates).

Remove any joysticks or gamepads that are connected to the computer that you are not using in GTA 3.

Scan disk & Defrag your hard drive before you install GTA 3 PC. When GTA3 is run for the first time, a 'Texture Dictionary' is created that is appropriate to your video card. This file can be between 100 to 300 megabytes in size. Performance is helped by this file being non-fragmented, so if you are going to defragment your hard drive to help GTA3 performance, then it is suggested to do this after running GTA3 at least once so the 'Texture Dictionary' can be defragmented also.

Sound Provider:

The sound API selected inside Grand Theft Auto III options can effect game performance - try alternative sound providers to achieve better results. Try Software, MSS Fast, RSX, Direct Sound Hardware, Direct Sound Software.

Screen Resolution:

Selecting lower Screen Resolutions in Grand Theft Auto III display setup will allow faster gameplay on lower end machines. Also using 16 bit color, instead of 32 bit color, will help in these circumstances.

Please note: That the use of any cheat codes, 3rd party mods, editors, no-cd patches or trainers are not supported by tech support and can effect the way the game plays normally. You should uninstall any of these 3rd party programs and reinstall the game. If you saved a game with any of these mods installed they will need to be deleted as well.

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Det flyter bättre nu men jag är inte nöjd så mer hjälp gör mig inte ledsen.

men ett stort tack till bosse bildoktorn

Jag sitter inte vid den datorn nu så jag vet inte riktigt moddellen på på grafikkortet men det var ett nvidia med 64 mb

Windows XP

2 Ghz

516mb RAM



Turn off "TRAILS"

Lower selected 'RESOLUTION'

Jag hitta inge TRAILS

och upplösningen går inte att ändra från 640x480x16

Turn off in the video card drivers "ANTI-ALIASING"

hur då?

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Det är jättekonstigt med GTA3 och GTA: VC. En del monsterdatorer klarar helt enkelt inte av spelet. Men min dator, Pentium III 500 MHZ 64mb Grafik klarar det utan problem i 1024x768.. :P

Minimisystemkraven är ju på 800 MHZ, det är ju ändå en liten skillnad mella 500MHZ och 800MHZ..eller hur? :D

Det är det jag hatar med GTA! Dom konverterar det så dåligt! :lol:

Knappt någon kompitabilitet för olika datorer! :blink:

Ett exempel är min dator:

2,53 Ghz P4

768 mb ram-minne

GeForce 4 (64 mb)

VC hackar på ställen som Pole Position och när swat langar i rökgranater i The Job! :ermm:^_^

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exempel på min dator som funkar felfritt i ca 3 timmars streckspelande, sen blir det lite hakkigt...

866 Mhz PIII

Geforce 256 32 Mbyte (första GeForce kortet!)

128 RAM minne

40 gig hårddisk ( 2 gig kvar )


det är ett mirakel att det funkar bra på den här maskinen, har bara uppdaterat grafikdrivisarna, inget mer.

Datorn aegde för 3 år sen, men funkar nu för vc och cs!

det blir ny den här månaden!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


glömde att skriva att jag kör på 1024x768 med medel på allt.

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