I wouldn't be able to run this game with these mods, but shit... this game with mods looks incredible.
PC mods are making me want to play through this again >.>
The game is super fun to mod too, regardless of how shit it runs. I turned a Faggio into a kind of Jetski just by editing the vehicle config file.
And there's an in-game trainer that allows for an assortment of crazy things ranging from spawning ramps in the world to spawning a gang of thugs to protect you to using custom weapons. I made a type of flamethrower out of an SMG that shoots Molotov cocktails that create one flame particle, up to two meters before fading. Tried making a water cannon, but the hydrant particle effect is positioned weirdly and it's not very flexible.
I did a lot of that with San Andreas and knew I would just stick to text file modification when GTA4 came out. Graphical mods take the most work and result in the least change to gameplay.
Texture mods are the worst, where you have to open up the directory with SparkIV, go in and open each different img file, and replace each different model, and if they're named differently replace the png itself. Fucking pain in the ass.
There are some pretty good benefits, though. Although not much of a change in replay value, making Niko look 100X more badass, making the world look as good as it does above, changing all the fugly clothes, and changing all the cars in the world to have real names and look better and handle better was pretty much reward enough.
I would be much more impressed with that video if it in any way resembled GTA. That video has no AI what so ever, so of course they can make the graphics look good. There's no pedestrians, traffic, no explosions, or damage being modeled so i'm not that impressed. The framerate is kinda shitty so they got that part of GTA right.
I'm not trolling and I love GTA4, I just wish that video gave me more than a guy driving back and forth.
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