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20 Nov 2010   #1

7 Home Premium 64 Bit
Program to open programs....


I have a quick question, I know there are programs out there to open programs that normally open in full screen in a window but I can't seem to find any. Does any one know of any good ones for windows 7 64 bit? For instance I am trying to open GTA 4 in a window and not in full screen which is what it opens in automatically.

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20 Nov 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x86

Hi wolf and welcome to SF.
Normally those settings are either made in the game itself or like in this case executed as a switch in the Target line of your Shortcut. But GTA4 apparently handles that a little different.

Try it, a little help for some low end pcs

-nomemrestrict -novblank -renderquality 0 -shadowdensity 0 -texturequality 0 -viewdistance 1 -detailquality 1 -windowed -percentvidmem 100 -noprecache -dx9

1. Write down this text in a single line in a txt file,
2. rename it to commandline.txt
3. drop in " \Rockstar Games\Grand Theft Auto IV" folder
4. Run the game

If you really only need the windowed part, just leave tout he other "optimizations" so your commandline.txt holds only -windowed

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20 Nov 2010   #3

7 Home Premium 64 Bit

Thanks for your reply and the welcome, but it does not seem to work I should have mentioned that I got the game from steam so ya sorry about that... or at least it does not work when I place it in Steam\steamapps\common\grand theft auto iv episodes from liberty city. I am sure I put it in the wrong place but if you could help I would appreciate it. Oh ya and all I need is for the game to be windowed as I have a pretty decent pc. Though I do appreciate the extra information. Thanks
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20 Nov 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x86

I don't use Steam but here's what I found on SteamUser forum:

just make a shortcut of LaunchGTAIV.exe
and then right click and select properties
and in the "Target" box after all the text there you make 1 (one) space with the Space key and write you commands.

"G:\steamapps\common\grand theft auto iv\GTAIV\LaunchGTAIV.exe" -windowed

I hope that works...sometimes those Cr*p DRM launcers don't pass along commandlines.

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