GTA IV stutters, any help, ideas welcome. (780ti/4770k/8.1)
I have recently installed a 780 ti, and before I could actually start playing I had to add a commandline "-norestrictions" to the game files, because the game wouldn't recognize 3GB vram, ok that worked, was able to change settings etc.
But, while in game I get major stutter in game which makes it unplayable, its a constant stutter, I have tried changing settings, and it doesn't do any good, wether I set it low, medium or high. I had a GTX 770 and GTX 660 before and it played fine, even max settings with the 770. With the new card I experience major stuttering right at the start, with vsync off, I have over 50fps, but it stutters bad making it unplayable.
Now what is strange is that I also have a retail copy of GTA IV (DVD Disc) installed, and it plays perfectly fine, with no stutter at all. The only difference is I don't need steam to be running, and have to insert disk in order to play the game.
If anyone has faced similar situation, can you post back, and wether it was fixed or not or what fixed the issue. If I won't be able to fix this, I'll have to unistall this and stick to retail version, pretty sad for an older game to cause all the trouble, even with good hardware.