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Darklord
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(07-04-2011, 05:40 PM)
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pEHtzSz8FT0


Originally Posted by Sethos

Here's a quick guide, quote it for people, now the questions are getting out of hand :P


Get the retail version.

Install patch 1.0.4.0:
http://www.gamefront.com/files/13914...ch-v.-1.0.4.0/

Download Xliveless:

http://public.sannybuilder.com/GTA4/...ss-0.999b7.rar
http://rapidshare.com/files/39299348...ss-0.999b7.rar

Place only the "Xlive.dll" in your root GTA IV folder, where the .exe is placed.

Download iCEhanced 1.2:

http://www.gta4-mods.com/misc/icenha...phic-mod-f9236

Keep the folder structure and copy them into your root folder and just replace any files when it asks. ( Remember to back up if you want to restore )

Open the newly copied "iceconfig" and find the [TREE] section. Replace the numbers below with the following;

[TREE]
LeavesReflectionAmount=0.0
LeavesSpecularPower=0.0
LeavesAmbientAmount=0.95
LeavesColorMultiplier=1.0
LeavesColorPow=1.8
LeavesColorFilterR=1.0
LeavesColorFilterG=1.0
LeavesColorFilterB=1.2

It gives you some better looking trees, the default are overly green and very ugly.

Now you can, alternatively, download a texture mod of your desire. I suggest "Better City Textures" that clock in at over 7GB unpacked.

http://www.gtagarage.com/mods/show.php?id=5906

Another Copy & Paste job, copy over to the root folder, keep the structure and replace when it asks ( Remember to back up ).

Start the game, enjoy. That's the basics. Plenty of more modding to do, cars, in-game trainers, skins etc. but you can toy around with that yourself.

Last edited by Darklord; 07-17-2012 at 06:37 PM.
Jtwo
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(07-04-2011, 05:42 PM)
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Sweet mother of god! That looks AMAZING.
If I ever replay GTA4, I want to do it this way.


And this is all settings based? Where did he get the audi?
Digishine
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(07-04-2011, 05:43 PM)
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it looks nice but only part is u can't install it on steam version cause u allways get the latest version :/ and u need 1.0.0.4 version for it
derFeef
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(07-04-2011, 05:43 PM)
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When the nighttime scene came up I almost fell from my seat, jawdropping. Probably a pain to get this running with the Steam version.
Saren is Bad
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(07-04-2011, 05:44 PM)
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Fuck I wish I had gotten GTAIV during Steam sale


Originally Posted by Digishine

it looks nice but only part is u can't install it on steam version cause u allways get the latest version :/ and u need 1.0.0.4 version for it

Oh.... no =(
Gully State
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(07-04-2011, 05:44 PM)
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I've never understood why Rockstar never embraced the modding community. The stuff these guys to do GTA is just downright amazing and yet Rockstar releases patches that completely breaks these things.
Archie
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(07-04-2011, 05:45 PM)
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So that's what PS4 and Xbox 720 games will look like.
coldvein
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(07-04-2011, 05:47 PM)
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Originally Posted by Gully State

I've never understood why Rockstar never embraced the modding community. The stuff these guys to do GTA is just downright amazing and yet Rockstar releases patches that completely breaks these things.

they're arrogant assholes?
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(07-04-2011, 05:47 PM)
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That looks gorgeous. Will this run on my GTX 570 and i7 rig? I really want to replay GTA 4 again.
Label
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(07-04-2011, 05:47 PM)
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Originally Posted by Digishine

it looks nice but only part is u can't install it on steam version cause u allways get the latest version :/ and u need 1.0.0.4 version for it

You can download a DVD rip and then use your steam serial. dodgy but unfortunately the only way use Steam users can mod the game. :(

Originally Posted by Meisadragon

That looks gorgeous. Will this run on my GTX 570 and i7 rig? I really want to replay GTA 4 again.

It will but it would probably be sub 30FPS most of the time.
JJDinomite
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(07-04-2011, 05:48 PM)
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Originally Posted by Archie

So that's what PS4 and Xbox 720 games will look like.

We can only hope. Those are the best graphics that I've ever seen.
Blimblim
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(07-04-2011, 05:48 PM)
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Originally Posted by Gully State

I've never understood why Rockstar never embraced the modding community. The stuff these guys to do GTA is just downright amazing and yet Rockstar releases patches that completely breaks these things.

Well while it's not exactly the same thing, the Hot Coffee incident certainly didn't help with this. While it was all their own code, it couldn't be triggered by anything but modding the game.
Considering how little the mainstream media know about mods, I doubt Rockstar wants to ever see someone actually code a new hot coffee mod for their latest games, they'd get eaten alive, even though they would have *nothing* to do with it.
Digishine
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(07-04-2011, 05:49 PM)
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i tought the reason why rockstar keep updating the game was because they use games for windows live and microsoft ask to update if people can mod the games or something. That's what i once saw on gtaforums
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(07-04-2011, 05:50 PM)
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Wow that was amazing.
LocoMrPollock
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(07-04-2011, 05:50 PM)
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Originally Posted by Archie

So that's what PS4 and Xbox 720 games will look like.


doubtful
Mohonky
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(07-04-2011, 05:51 PM)
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Best visuals in any game i have ever seen. What sort of monster rig would you need for something like that?
ShinobiFist
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(07-04-2011, 05:51 PM)
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Originally Posted by Darklord

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pEHtzSz8FT0

That looks incredible. The lighting is amazing especially when it gets to night. The car models look fantastic too. I actually want to buy GTA4 on PC now and try it out...maybe I should wait until I get my new card though.

Damn! It almost reminded me of PGR4. What a awesome mod. PC gaming at its finest.
RSP
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(07-04-2011, 05:52 PM)
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Just seeing the cars move around like boats makes me think why the hell the game was so well received. It controls like shit!
Nappuccino
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(07-04-2011, 05:52 PM)
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Originally Posted by Digishine

it looks nice but only part is u can't install it on steam version cause u allways get the latest version :/ and u need 1.0.0.4 version for it

Would turning off the auto update help at all?
Seraphinianus
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(07-04-2011, 05:52 PM)
awesome looking...and +10 respect for using Boards of Canada instead of Nickelback
Sethos
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(07-04-2011, 05:52 PM)
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Originally Posted by Digishine

it looks nice but only part is u can't install it on steam version cause u allways get the latest version :/ and u need 1.0.0.4 version for it

1.0.4.0


Originally Posted by RSP

Just seeing the cars move around like boats makes me think why the hell the game was so well received. It controls like shit!

No they don't, go away troll.
infinityBCRT
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(07-04-2011, 05:54 PM)
I'm guessing what they are doing here is similar to the Image Based Lighting tech in Forza 4.
Gram Negative Cocci
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(07-04-2011, 05:54 PM)

Originally Posted by Archie

So that's what PS4 and Xbox 720 games will look like.

This.

This is how I imagine GTA6 on the next-gen consoles to look like. It looks simply amazing... easily mistaken for some run of the mill CG car commercial in the TV.
Oreoleo
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(07-04-2011, 05:54 PM)
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Originally Posted by Nappuccino

Would turning off the auto update help at all?

No cause the Steam version is already updated past the version needed for these mods. You can't roll back versions like that unfortunately.
mxgt
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(07-04-2011, 05:55 PM)
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Guy says in the latest vid that the version that's in beta right now will work with 1.0.7.0
Crewnh
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(07-04-2011, 05:55 PM)
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Looks amazing, damn.

It's too bad there isn't a mod to make GTAIV fun
speedpop
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(07-04-2011, 05:55 PM)
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Came for the eye candy, stayed for the Boards of Canada.
giancarlo123x
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(07-04-2011, 05:55 PM)
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Is this real life...
Weenerz
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(07-04-2011, 05:56 PM)
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Originally Posted by mxgt

Guy says in the latest vid that the version that's in beta right now will work with 1.0.7.0


Oh nice, I hope it gets released soon.
ShaneB
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(07-04-2011, 05:56 PM)
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Wow. That's all I have to say after watching the footage... looks amazing.
InertiaXr
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(07-04-2011, 05:56 PM)
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Imagine the next GTA or Saint's Row 3 with a full destruction engine.
Oreoleo
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(07-04-2011, 05:56 PM)
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Originally Posted by mxgt

Guy says in the latest vid that the version that's in beta right now will work with 1.0.7.0

:O MEGATON
Zenith
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(07-04-2011, 05:56 PM)
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Originally Posted by Sethos

No they don't, go away troll.

GTA4's cars tilt an absurd amount when cornering. This looks good but no need to make stuff up.
RoaringHawk
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(07-04-2011, 05:57 PM)
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Originally Posted by Digishine

it looks nice but only part is u can't install it on steam version cause u allways get the latest version :/ and u need 1.0.0.4 version for it

You can't disable automatic updates for it? All the games that I have on steam allows that!
The Technomancer
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(07-04-2011, 05:58 PM)
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My...god that looks incredible.
InertiaXr
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(07-04-2011, 05:58 PM)
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Originally Posted by RoaringHawk

You can't disable automatic updates for it? All the games that I have on steam allows that!

But the Steam version is already at version 1.0.4.0 or whatever. When you buy games you don't always get version 1.0 and then patch to the most recent version. You start with 1.0.4.0 if you buy GTA4 on Steam right now so it is impossible to move back down.
SteelAttack
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(07-04-2011, 05:58 PM)
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That looks...beautiful.
PjotrStroganov
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(07-04-2011, 06:00 PM)
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Originally Posted by Archie

So that's what PS4 and Xbox 720 games will look like.

Wow, talk about low expectations.


I'm expecting at least BF3 level graphics.
eternaLightness
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(07-04-2011, 06:00 PM)
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Just...wow!
RoaringHawk
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(07-04-2011, 06:00 PM)
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Originally Posted by InertiaXr

But the Steam version is already at version 1.0.4.0 or whatever. When you buy games you don't always get version 1.0 and then patch to the most recent version. You start with 1.0.4.0 if you buy GTA4 on Steam right now so it is impossible to move back down.

Oh, forgot about that.
gofreak
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(07-04-2011, 06:01 PM)
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Yeah, this could motivate me to play it again. When I upgrade my rig anyway.
Sethos
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(07-04-2011, 06:01 PM)
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Originally Posted by Zenith

GTA4's cars tilt an absurd amount when cornering. This looks good but no need to make stuff up.

Wow, so they tilt, how have I ever been able to enjoy this game and love the handling.

For shame.


Originally Posted by InertiaXr

But the Steam version is already at version 1.0.4.0 or whatever. When you buy games you don't always get version 1.0 and then patch to the most recent version. You start with 1.0.4.0 if you buy GTA4 on Steam right now so it is impossible to move back down.

Then someone try installing XLiveless and stop the game from automatically update through Steam, then install some 1.0.4.0 mods and see what's what.
User33
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(07-04-2011, 06:02 PM)
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Looks excellent visually, but the frame-rate is horrid.
∀ Narayan
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(07-04-2011, 06:02 PM)
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As great as that looks, it still does not eliminate the fact that GTAIV was and probably still is one of the most boring games created.
Strike
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(07-04-2011, 06:02 PM)
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holy shit.
Dennis
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(07-04-2011, 06:02 PM)
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As I thought - this is built on the ENB Series mod.
SteelAttack
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(07-04-2011, 06:02 PM)
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Originally Posted by User33

Looks excellent visually, but the frame-rate is horrid.

The modder said it was because of FRAPS.
Spat_triate
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(07-04-2011, 06:02 PM)
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Originally Posted by Sethos

1.0.4.0




No they don't, go away troll.

Incorrect. It still works with 1.0.7.0, you have to use different timecyc though. My advice is to combine IceHancer with Bone's ENB settings (only the timecyc.dat) for EFLC and 1.0.7.0. You can even edit the timecyc.dat to your own liking using EditIV v.1.28
Wazzim
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(07-04-2011, 06:03 PM)
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It doesn't work with mine, must be the wrong version or something.

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