Grand Theft Auto IV set in the fictional Liberty City, based on New York City. The player controls Niko Bellic, an Eastern European war veteran who immigrates to Liberty City in search of the American Dream.
Creating Manual 18W TDP
Open up Armoury Crate, click Settings and then click Operating Mode.
Click Manual and then select a manual mode in the drop down menu to edit. Change all three settings under CPU to this.
Next you want to adjust the fan curves for Fan 1 and 2 to look like mine or to your preference.
You can save your settings by clicking the check mark and rename your settings by clicking the 3 dots next to the checkmark.
Applying 18w mode to the Game
Go to Game Library in Armoury Crate, highlight the game you want to edit and press X on your controller. Click Configuration, then click Operating Mode DC and select the custom operating mode you just created.
The custom mode will be automatically applied the next time you launch the game.
This game is a bad pc port that needs some mods to get it running without any issues on the ROG Ally. Someone created a tool that installs the necessary tweaks to your GTA 4 game. You can download the GTAIVSetupUtility here.
Launch the GTAIVSetupUtilityWPF.exe on your ROG Ally. Click open and select the folder where you have Grand Theft Auto IV installed at.
Click install DXVK.
After if it finishes installing, open up Steam. Right click on GTA 4 and click Properties.
You want to paste the command below into the launch options. -norestrictions -nomemrestrict -availablevidmem 4096 -width 1920 -height 1080 -refreshrate 60
Launch GTA IV and input my recommended graphic settings.
You should now have a 55-60 FPS experience at 1080p with no stuttering or huge FPS dips at 18W TDP for extra battery life. Setting your resolution to 1600×900 60hz will let you set your TDP to 15W for even more battery life.
1600 x 900 60hz
1920 x 1080 60hz
Texture Filtering Quality
Grand Theft Auto IV
It takes some adjustments but Grand Theft Auto IV is playable on the ROG Ally.