Good news everyone. As I have done some pretty major updates to the GTA IV REAL series over at gtagarage and there is a bit of discussion over in the topics there, I thought I would open a page here for talk, feedback, updates ect.
It is a Liberty City map texture mod that changes all the transit signs to real New York city versions for Manhattan, Brooklyn, The Bronx, Queens and New Jersey. This features the correct typeface "Highway Gothic" and stylized sheilds for Interstates and Highways with REAL directions to REAL locations. It features the correct typeface "Helvetica" for the subway signs with accurate and representative directions and in addition all underground advertising boards have been changed to feature REAL products, services and stores. The idea is to give the best realism feel for GTA4. All signs have been researched so that where possible, they give correct directions just like in NYC. Be aware 100% accuracy is impossible due to mapping limitations!
In addition this mod contains a new american.gxt with locations, street names and vehicle names that correspond to the real ones, new bus-stop ads and new subway car interiors.
I started work on this many eons ago and the first public version was released around 2 years ago. It is basically a mod in 2 parts that replaces all the highway signs, bridge and road signs -part 1, and all the subway stations -part 2. It is a huge project (I estimate that there are at least 1500 individual texture replacements) but I have engineered it so that it is relatively easy to install.
This topic connects to IV REAL ROADSIGNS but I consider IV REAL SUBWAYS to be in integral part of the concept so I would like to focus any discussion about either part into one place here on GtaForums.
I have made a quick promo vid for your viewing pleasure, but I should probably point out that before today I had never used the GTA4 clip editor.... so don't expect any Spielbergesque entertainment. It's basically just to give a vague idea of what I am blabbering on about. So I hope you enjoy it, and get IV real soon.
Links to both parts: 1.2
GTA IV REAL ROADSIGNS
GTA IV REAL SUBWAYS
Merged version 1.3 is available