Instructions for new mod that makes GTA IV look amazing.

#1 Edited by Otrebor (86 posts) -

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.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sfrBjM4gdIo&hd=1

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.

#2 Posted by harinosho (594 posts) -

I've seen this vid. great stuff, wish this could be done for more games

#3 Posted by Heltom92 (708 posts) -

Nice guide but I'm guessing this doesn't work for the Steam version?

#4 Posted by Vinny_Says (5700 posts) -

that's some GTA5 shit right there!

#5 Edited by atomic_dumpling (2467 posts) -
#6 Posted by oraknabo (1457 posts) -

If seen this a few times and the textures and reflections look good, but it's just way to high contrast.

#7 Posted by Heltom92 (708 posts) -
@atomic_dumpling said:
@Heltom92 said:

Nice guide but I'm guessing this doesn't work for the Steam version?

It doesn't and the maker said it probably never will. The automatic updating is clearly a curse in this case. 
 
EDIT: This could work though: http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1976640
Nice thanks a lot buddy I'll give it a shot.
#8 Posted by emem (1965 posts) -

@atomic_dumpling said:

@Heltom92 said:

Nice guide but I'm guessing this doesn't work for the Steam version?

It doesn't and the maker said it probably never will. The automatic updating is clearly a curse in this case.

EDIT: This could work though: http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1976640

I got it to work with Steam and it looks pretty nice, but my PC is too slow for it to run smoothly.

#9 Posted by Zatoichi_Sanjuro (945 posts) -

The latest ICE works with the v1.0.7.0 patch, my copy of the game is from Gamersgate.
Still playing around with the configs, but I'm impressed with what I've managed so far. Playable framerates too.

   
#10 Posted by Ragdrazi (2283 posts) -

Wake me up when someone does this to San Andreas.

#11 Posted by ShockD (2400 posts) -

If I normally get like ~30 fps, how many would I get if I install this mod?

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