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Weses
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Posted 15 April 2009 - 03:35 PM Edited by Weses, 16 April 2009 - 01:18 PM.

Hi, I was just messing around with the games resolution a few hours ago and came accross this neat little trick.
You know that big blur? The one that hurts your eyes with the Definition filter off? Well, judging by the games official screenshots:

http://media.rocksta.../GTAIV_124.html
http://media.rocksta.../GTAIV_108.html

It's not how the game was intended to look. Notice how they have the filter but it's way less blurry? So, to make the game look how it's supposed to (Or how it looked when you were dropping your jaw to the screenshots lol.gif ), I changed the resolution to 800 x 600 in the main menu (The one that has "Start" to play), restarted the game and changed it back to my native resolution (1680 x 1050), then pressed "Start" to play. I walked outside and noticed I could see clearly while still having that sort of arty brush effect (Screenshots are too big to post with IMG tags):

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And here's what the game normally looks like without this trick:

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I know there are other tweaks for this to remove the blur effects, but they are also completely REMOVING certain effects. This eases it all, keeps everything in the filter but makes it less blurry. Basically, it's what the blur filter looked like in the screenshots.

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Posted 15 April 2009 - 03:38 PM

Errmmm... .. .. *sniff* ..


http://www.gtaforums...howtopic=386262

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Posted 15 April 2009 - 03:47 PM Edited by Weses, 15 April 2009 - 10:02 PM.

QUOTE (OverTheBelow @ Apr 15 2009, 15:38)
Errmmm...  .. .. *sniff* ..


http://www.gtaforums...howtopic=386262

That's different, what this does is keep the blur filter but makes it less blurry. You can't do this with that tweak, you can only enable/disable certain effects to make it seem less blurry, but you're also removing some of the effects entirely. Oh, and this one works with multiplayer smile.gif

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Posted 15 April 2009 - 04:05 PM

Ok, let's fight lol wink.gif My tweak vs yours lol.gif

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Posted 15 April 2009 - 04:12 PM

QUOTE (bartekxyz @ Apr 15 2009, 16:05)
Ok, let's fight lol wink.gif My tweak vs yours lol.gif

Bring it on wink.gif

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Posted 15 April 2009 - 04:15 PM

QUOTE (bartekxyz @ Apr 15 2009, 16:05)
Ok, let's fight lol wink.gif My tweak vs yours lol.gif

You're the best, Bruce Almighty, don't bother..

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Posted 15 April 2009 - 04:24 PM

QUOTE (bartekxyz @ Apr 15 2009, 16:05)
Ok, let's fight lol wink.gif My tweak vs yours lol.gif

lol bartekxyz biggrin.gif

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Posted 15 April 2009 - 04:27 PM

QUOTE (vivo @ Apr 15 2009, 19:15)
You're the best, Bruce Almighty, don't bother..

There is no need for sarcasm Vivo.

@ Weses
My tweak is ready. Let's begin teh clash

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Posted 15 April 2009 - 04:56 PM

QUOTE (bartekxyz @ Apr 15 2009, 16:27)
My tweak is ready. Let's begin teh clash

This will be interesting, i can provide brand new screenshots for you bartekxyz, if needed colgate.gif

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Posted 15 April 2009 - 05:04 PM

QUOTE (thales100 @ Apr 15 2009, 19:56)
QUOTE (bartekxyz @ Apr 15 2009, 16:27)
My tweak is ready. Let's begin teh clash

This will be interesting, i can provide brand new screenshots for you bartekxyz, if needed colgate.gif

New screenshots? Sounds fantastic... I say yes

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Posted 15 April 2009 - 05:13 PM

There should be a poll. Id go with Bartekxyz.
For an amazing graphics tweak and a name thats impossible to remember.

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Posted 15 April 2009 - 05:56 PM

This trick is a placebo, or at least looks like one...

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Posted 15 April 2009 - 05:59 PM

i dont see a real difference in this 2 screenshots ...

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Posted 15 April 2009 - 06:07 PM

I checked it, its true the buildings which are far away r not blurryied anymore .. but i think that doesnt look better .. it would be better if near things ar not blurried out and if farer away they get more blur

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Posted 15 April 2009 - 08:54 PM

This isn't really a great diffrence in fact its nothing. Congratz on discovering it but its pretty useless

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Posted 15 April 2009 - 09:01 PM Edited by Drunk Russian 9, 15 April 2009 - 09:16 PM.

I like it. Any way to make the game do it automatically?

BTW, gonna try it now and post some screens.

With
Without

Tiny tiny difference.

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Posted 15 April 2009 - 09:48 PM Edited by Weses, 15 April 2009 - 09:51 PM.

Even if it's not much of a big difference, I see myself leaving the blur filter on now and I don't even think about disabling it. I prefer the blur filter this way, I posted it here in case others would prefer it smile.gif it's my first time finding something like this in a video game, I got a bit excited. Hopefully some of you find it useful

The DOF has the biggest difference. It's still there but it's reduced greatly. I believe it was implemented to make it harder for you to notice the game loading in front of you. With this trick and the way it reduces the blur, I still don't notice the game loading in front of me. I think R* should've reduced the DOF... especially on consoles, I get a headache after 5 minutes playing it's so damn blurry.

And heheh I'm just joking around about "teh clash"/fight thing bartekxyz tounge2.gif your tweak is obviously better

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Posted 15 April 2009 - 09:51 PM

it looks much better without this tweak becaus when u did that trick u see the low textures on buildings.

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Posted 15 April 2009 - 09:53 PM

QUOTE (Drunk Russian 9 @ Apr 15 2009, 16:01)
I like it. Any way to make the game do it automatically?

BTW, gonna try it now and post some screens.

With
Without

Tiny tiny difference.

Care to elaborate on the "tiny" difference? I see no difference at all.

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Posted 15 April 2009 - 09:54 PM

QUOTE (Weses @ Apr 16 2009, 00:48)
And heheh I'm just joking around about "teh clash"/fight thing

Me too smile.gif Anyway, your trick is quite nice as no files need to be changed smile.gif

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Posted 15 April 2009 - 10:02 PM

xcuseme...I donīt undesrstand anything (My brain is running slow today...)
what is the trick you are talking about...?

disconnected.

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Posted 15 April 2009 - 10:07 PM

It just reduces the blur a little. Not very noticable to some, but I prefer it to the default blur

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Posted 15 April 2009 - 10:30 PM

I can see the difference in the screenshots, for me it looks less blurry, looks better with the trick...Iīm gonna give it a try, thanks.

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Posted 16 April 2009 - 01:34 PM Edited by Weses, 16 April 2009 - 01:36 PM.

Updated OP with better screenshots and added zoomed in pictures. I think you'll be able to tell the difference now smile.gif

I've been playing with it for a while and I think the game reduces the blur at 800 x 600 resolution... and when you put it back to your native res in the main menu, it forgets to increase the blur. I personally think it's perfect this way, and R* shouldn't have made it so blurry. But that's just my opinion...

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Posted 16 April 2009 - 05:01 PM

I fart a blurry cloud on all blur tricks.




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