My pc specifications :

Display: Intel 82945G Express chipset Family

Ram :2 gb

Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo E4500 @2.20GHz 32 Bit windows 7

I want to run gta 4 on my pc anyway and graphics could be messed up but should give at leat 15-29 fps . Is it possible to rum this game on my pc smoothly (With any use of modding, swiftshader etc )

Bcoz I can't buy dedicated Gpu right now but really want to play it on my pc .

Please help !

  • Your hardware is just not enough for what you want. – Timmy Jim Nov 5 '16 at 10:46

No. You will not be able to get the game to run with any amount of decent performance, Grand Theft Auto 4 struggles even on modern high-end systems because it is not very optimized.

The first thing I recommend you do is upgrade your operating system, you're using 32-bit Windows on a 64-bit processor. I recommend Xubuntu Linux 16.04.1 64-bit instead of Windows, it runs better on older systems like yours and most games old enough that you'd be able to play anyway will either work natively or work in WINE without much issues. Let me know if you need help installing it.

I recommend that you play another game, there are plenty of other games that you'd have more fun with simply because they'd run better on your system. You can check out an older GTA game like GTA 3 or GTA San Andreas. Additionally, goldsrc games such as the original Counter-Strike are definitely still fun to play and will run well on any old system.

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  • Thanx man ! but Now I have found the way of running this game fairly smoothly and tested it and it is actually running fairly better than very poor @Aaron Franke – rockers Nov 5 '16 at 7:00

GTA IV For Extreme Low PC's

Since the asker did not post an answer to his own question even though he found a solution I'm going to answer it for him.

It's well known in circles that you can run GTA IV on a Potato PC if you use the "GTA IV For Extreme Low PC's" config file.

Here's the file.


This lets you play the game on pretty much anything. There's something similar for GTA V.

You'll have no issue running it on a poor laptop.

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