When I bought GTA IV from steam, the graphics were automaticly on the lowest. I of course, wanted to turn them up. It wouldn't work. It just said; "Your graphics settings are near, or exceeded the suggested resource limits for your system.... etc" I have a decent gaming desktop computer, so graphics shouldn't be a problem. Please help D:enter image description here

  • ...perhaps you're at the limit? What are your computer specs?
    – Frank
    Commented Nov 8, 2014 at 0:42

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Since GTA IV was made a while ago, it gets confused when it has more than 2GB of VRAM available to it.
You have to open up the properties either in steam, or in the shortcut of the game and set launch options to -nomemrestrict -norestrictions in order to be able to change the graphics settings.

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  • Does this work for any old steam game?
    – arpa2001
    Commented Dec 1, 2014 at 18:47
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    You can try, but these launch options have to be implemented in the game by the developers, so, no, it wouldn't work for any steam game (it has nothing to do with steam to begin with).
    – Elise
    Commented Dec 1, 2014 at 19:35

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