C06alt Im totally agree with you. I tried to read this thread but I saw that almost everybody criticizes you about mouse gameplay so I stopped reading because it is pointless to argue with that kind of morons and even less pointless is to read them.
I am annoyed from first day I played gta 4 It was so boring to eliminate everybody from blind firing with perfect headshot. I managed to do so many headshots that firefights with thousands of policeman start to be so boring I even made my own record of fighting with police. It was more than 10 hours... with thousands of policeman/ swat/ FBI dead then it started to be pointless and boring. As escaping from police on highest star was to hard I found great spot to defend myself, kill as many policeman till I get bored and then runaway without being annoyed by police. This recoil less firefights ruins gameplay totally. So Im searching way to fix this anD i had idea to make mouse LMB works as controller button to get PROPER recoil. (Im using gamepad only for heli and sometimes to drive a car rest of game I like to play on keyboard and mouse) . I tried to find some mod fixing it but in all gta mod pages nobody cared about this and never did any fix for that. Rockstar dont give a f.... about this major fail and never fixed it in patch. I bought GTA 4 soon after PC release now Im replaying GTA 4 on patch 126.96.36.199 and this "no recoil" thing ruins my gameplay again It looks exactly as in ivantoar video. It is so weird and annoying that majority of GTA players didnt noticed it at all and/or didnt give a flying f.... on that bug. It is because more and more players becoming dumbed down people that wants just FUN without any logic and sense. I will not buy GTA V because of exclusive on playstation. But If I change my mind then If I will notice somewhere that PC version will be f... up again then I will not pay rockstar nothing for playing their game. I dont want to be mad about buying not completed game with annoying bugs.
If there is someone who knows how to fix this annoying mouse no recoil (no bullet spreed) firefights then please help. Im trying to find program that can make mouse button acts as gamepad buttons ect. so that way it would make GTA 4 playable in gun firefights. I got program that can simulate mouse buttons as keyboard buttons and I tried to make it to simulate gamepad buttons but it is not able to do this. I contacted maker of X-mouse Button Control and he wrote to me that this is not possible but he will see if he can do something to make it work like that. But he cant promise to make it possible. I dont have other ideas to fix this ^!%$*#%& rockstar bug. Maybe someone who makes scripts for gta would know how to achieve this and will help people who care about that bug who ruins their game.
I finished GTA 4 for the first time using blind fire almost entirely, it made the firefights so easy. I had a friend who had trouble doing certain mission that rely on drive by shootings or has intense firefights. I told them just to use blind fire since it's dead accurate. Of course he told me that I was insane. Later, I met up with him and visit his place. That day I found out that on Xbox 360, recoil acts different from the PC.
I did bought the Xbox 360 controller just to experience how the firefight should be. I finished the game for the 8th time using a controller. It was so much challenging, I died, I failed a drive-by mission, but I had fun. However, I still prefer a keyboard and mouse unless I'm driving. If someone can make the guns recoil on mouse behaves like a controller, I would be very happy to finish the game for the 9th time using a mouse.
Emailed Rockstar regarding this last year and I received no serious reply. I gave up.