GTA IV Lag and Texture Pop-In Fix

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this trick helped me get rid of the annoying textures pop ins and it also gave me +10 fps..

How To Do It:

the theory was that, if you have a memory limit on, and you enter a resolution in the command line that is unable to be achieved with that memory limit, it will still put you in that resolution, but the quality scaling will not be implemented. Therefore no disappearing objects/textures, no long or noticeable pop-in's, and less/no lag.

The trick is implementing the higher resolutions with you preferred graphic settings, by limiting your memory to just barely include the options you want, and then you force the resolution. the rest of the instructions are in the notepad file

if it works for you don't forget to rate and comment

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Run the game and let it die?

Posted on July 27, 2014 3:45PM by .:Shadow:., just load the game turn the resolution ingame to 800x600, and set your settings to whatever you like,exit the game and then follow the rest of the instructions

Posted on July 27, 2014 8:02PM by CAXTILTECA
nice worknice worknice worknice worknice work

Rated: 1/10
Posted on July 27, 2014 8:59PM by Sky_Ming
Can't understand sh*t

Rated: 8/10
Posted on July 27, 2014 10:10PM by gta4police
@gta4police i have a 2gb card and my settings only use 982MB, so what i did was i changed the resolution of my game to 800x600,don't worry that's not really the resolution it will stay,if you're using enbs, make sure you change this in the enbseries.ini file


ForceDisplaySize=true and



i created a commandline txt and wrote down this

-availablevidmem 0.90

-height 1080

-width 1920



also don't install huge car packs,if you want to to install cars make sure the cars are no bigger than 3MB each

Posted on July 27, 2014 10:38PM by CAXTILTECA
Can U upload your game sittings or whole saved documents in yours rockstar games folder and your command line and ENB's name and ENB confige you use? That might help a lot!
Posted on July 28, 2014 4:26AM by .:Shadow:.
.:Shadow:. I'm using CryENB v2,I'm using the ultra high end settings for that enb, and my settings for gta 4 are everything on very high, draw distance on 40,detail distance 40 and vehicle density on 15,i also recommend not to run the game through steam, it will cause stuttering or lag, run it using LaunchGTAIV
Posted on July 28, 2014 7:45AM by CAXTILTECA
i soo want to use this but it so confusing

not rated yet
Posted on July 28, 2014 6:03PM by xXx-D-devil-xXx

1. start your game,let it load until you appear in your safe house, change your resolution to 800x600,and change the rest of your settings the way you want

these are mine:

video mode - 800x600

aspect ratio - auto

texture quality - high

reflection resolution - very high

water quality - very high

shadow quality - very high

night shadows - very high

texture filter quality - anistropic x16

view distance - 40

detail distance - 40

vehicle density - 10

definition - on

vsync - on

in total I'm using 982MB out of 1784MB (2GB Graphics Card)

2. i opened the notepad and wrote down the following

-availablevidmem 0.90 (this is telling the game I only got 900MB of video memory available)

-height 1080

(change this to the resolution of your monitor/tv)

-width 1920

-novblank (Disables wait for vblank (No Vsync))

-noprecache (Disables precache of resources)

save the file as commandline.txt and put it in your game root folder

optional: if you're using any ENB go to the enbseries.ini file located in the root folder of the game,and change these three parameters




they are on the [ENGINE] section

if you don't change these it will change back the resolution of the game and the fix won't work

rememember this optional step is only for those using ENBs

i hope this helps, i had a lot of troubles trying to run this game without having to deal with texture problems or random crashes,every time i would get into shootouts with the pigs, my game would crash,now it doesn't, i can finally play the game and have fun

Posted on July 28, 2014 7:51PM by CAXTILTECA
Did everything same as yours. All it did turned everything to low/off. And resolution to 1440x900 which is my monitor screen. So it's obvious game will run smooth, but with low settings. Anyways i guess, i will just change back to old. Thanks though.
Posted on August 2, 2014 5:20AM by XxDarkxX
@XxDarkxX you did something wrong,it's not supposed to change any settings to low,i will upload a video to show a little bit what i did
Posted on August 2, 2014 2:23PM by CAXTILTECA
Hmm ok mate, i hope then i can do it correctly. :)
Posted on August 3, 2014 4:22AM by XxDarkxX

I've been struggling with pop-ins forever. I'm using an ENB and Liberty City Textures Vol. 1.

I tried this. The problem is, putting the forcemonitor thing to true and the width and height on Enbseries.ini inflates the image so bad I can't choose anything on the menu.

I find that leaving ENBseries.ini actually allows the resolution aspect to work, but the memory capping doesn't. I believe this is because my avaliablevidmem 2.0 command doesn't double my VRAM (which is 4096Mb, I'm using a GTX 980). Instead, it decreases it by 100mb. I can get things to work by doing avaliablevidmem 16.0, which forces 1996mb for use. When the resolution is really 1080p, but the graphical options say 800x600, the VRAM amount is 1198/1996. Shouldn't this amount be much lower, say 1198/1198??

I assume this is why the fix didn't have much of an effect with decreasing or eliminating the texture issues.
Posted on November 1, 2014 7:13PM by Sturmgewehr44
This WILL NOT work with ENB.

ForceDisplaySize=true by DESIGN will not allow this to work, because if you set it to



your game window will not be allowed to get any bigger than 800x600, no matter what you do. So what will happen every time is you get an 800x600 window with a 1920x1080 game inside it. which only allows you to see the upper left corner of the game.

Otherwise this seems to work... WITHOUT ENB ONLY.

Rated: 1/10
Posted on January 22, 2015 12:57PM by EnragedN3wb
i have a gtx 760 2gb vram graphics card and a amd fx-4100 processor, not a high end rig, i had installed CryENB v2 with all settings to high end, i was using this lag,pop in fix,it let me play the game without those annoying pop ins, but i would crashed every time i caused mayhem with the ironman mod, but without it i could play the game just fine, few days ago i installed the new version of CryENB v3, and yes it works with ENBs here's a clip using that fix and CryENB v2
Posted on February 11, 2015 3:31PM by CAXTILTECA
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