I made a video demonstrating the new mods capabilities. Of course, it looks and runs better when youre playing it. My framerate dips because im using Fraps to record this. Usually i get from 27 - 35 fps. Im using the Steam version here.
If you want to skip to the amazing nightime part skip to 3:30
Ill copy paste em from my video description. THIS MUST BE WATCHED IN HD!
As soon as I saw these mods online I had to try them out. The game looks remarkably better, especially on night time. To mod this game its important that you run it at least once. Then...
1- Download and install to your GTAIV directory an old version of the
Rockstar Social club found here: http://tinyurl.com/yj5zvok
2- Launch the Rockstar social club program. Download and install patch 1.0.4. If the patch installer says It cannot find GTAIV then you have not launched it beforehand or theres something wrong with your game and you must check the integrity of the files on steam.
It can be found here: http://tinyurl.com/4y2bjvd
3- Get the ICEHancer mod, extract it, cut/paste and replace all files on your GTAIV directory.
Get it here: http://tinyurl.com/6cefzzu
4- Totally OPTIONAL, but it helps the scenery, a 7.5gb download of Better City Textures. Again, extract, cut/paste/replace files on GTAIV directory.
Find it here: http://tinyurl.com/3qun5fb
5- Download XLiveless. Extract, just copy Xlive.dll to the GTAIV directory. This file is essential for the mod to work but be warned, the menu options appear invisible. Its easy to bypass the first menu after the R* logos show cause you just press 'enter' or 'X' but its extremely difficult to change the graphics settings. If you want to change them, get the XLive.dll out of the GTAIV directory, launch the game, change the graphic settings and put it back in.
Get it: http://tinyurl.com/3ctvy9s
6- Launch the game from the application in the GTAIV directory named LaunchGTAIV. If it dosent work because of seculauncher problems, get a crack for the 1.0.4 version of GTAIV.
Hope you make it happen.