GTA IV guide betters Graphic/preformance

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GTA IV GUIDE TO BETTER GRAPHICS & PREFORMANCE Well i'm a big fan of the GTA series and have been playing since the original GTA. The latest release of GTA IV is one of my favourites in the series and I must say its a heafty tole on the PC. Before I upgraded my computer I was running a Core 2 Duo E8400 @ 3.00Ghz & a GTX280. Unfortunatly to get good preformance throughout all islands I limited myself to Medium graphics. After a few weeks of searching I managed to find a few mods that helped the game run smoother on my system along with looking alot nicer. Now before I start linking you to these mods please note I did not create them nor take any credit. Also more importantly (for me) Please dont message me asking how to install any. Because tbh I havnt played GTA IV in quite some time now and cant honestly remeber ever detail to installing mods for GTA IV. Lastly these mods will not allow you to play online.
Mod List
  • Enviroment mod V3 This mod give nicer enviroments (tree decals look sharper, better looking AA and overall colour along with better weather). WARNING dont add 3x extra traffic unless your CPU is quad and can handle it.
  • Ultimate Graphics Tweak Makes overall graphics nicer (Shadows not in bits, better motion blur). This is what you deffinately need to increase preformance.
  • Better Damage Makes car damage more realistic.
  • Extra Blood Just an nice little extra.
  • Brighter Car headlights This will impact on preformance
  • Im having a hard time remebering some of the other mods I used as soon as I remeber any more I shall add them too the list. The first two mods are the only two which will increase preformance along with visuals the rest are just for fun. Everytime you patch the game these mods will have to be added again.

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    • 8y
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      Instead of using Environment mod v3...

      Use: Visual IV 1.4.3

      much better :D

      Info:

      This Mod will improve some aspects of the game Graphics, including:

      - Some textures improvements
      - Improved shadows
      - Realistic Shadow saturation
      - Realistic Reflections
      - Improved Bloom
      - Better distance View
      - Better Water
      - Removed clouds from time: very sunny

      other recommended Mods you can use with VisualIV v1.4.3:
      - Ultimate Graphics Tweak
      - Improved Under-Car/Bike Shadows Mod
      - ENBSeries 0.076b
      - Ultimate Textures v2.0

      Download: VisualIV 1.4.3
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    • 8y
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      =]

      Nice find.
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    • 8y
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      To make your game uber leet download Millenias GTA4 skins :3
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    • 8y
      I have pretty much stock GTA IV else I can't get on multiplayer.

      I have a patch but I still can't replace handling or the weapon files.
      asdasdasd
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      Posted by aerial

      I have pretty much stock GTA IV else I can't get on multiplayer.

      I have a patch but I still can't replace handling or the weapon files.


      There is something you can DL so that you may get online with mods. Cant remember what it was though.
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    • 8y
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      Posted by Job_For_A_Cowboy

      Posted by aerial

      I have pretty much stock GTA IV else I can't get on multiplayer.

      I have a patch but I still can't replace handling or the weapon files.


      There is something you can DL so that you may get online with mods. Cant remember what it was though.


      It's called: FileCheckFix,asi

      This script/mod blocks multiplayer only when these files are edited:

      animviewer.dat
      cj_gta.dat
      default.dat
      gta.dat
      handling.dat
      melee.dat
      networktest.dat
      WeaponInfo.xml
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    • 8y
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      Great thread, +fav.

      Going to start playing GTA 4 again soon so this will be of use :P
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    • 8y
      Posted by ExtraOrdinary

      It's called: FileCheckFix,asi

      This script/mod blocks multiplayer only when these files are edited:

      animviewer.dat
      cj_gta.dat
      default.dat
      gta.dat
      handling.dat
      melee.dat
      networktest.dat
      WeaponInfo.xml


      Awesome, Thanks :D
      asdasdasd
    • 8y
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      This might not be exactly on topic, but I made a little weapon-rebalance thingy.
      Some of you might remember the thread I started about the ridiculus AK-47 pin-point-accuracy-on-full-auto
      which eventually turned into another 4chan thread. Sigh.
      Well, anyways if you want to try it I uploaded it here.
      Insert witty quote here.

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