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CptPusheen

Ultimate Graphics Tweak

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CptPusheen

 

Ultimate Graphics Tweak

_____________________________________________________

 

 

Important:Test version of tweak compatible with patch 1.0.6.0 is available. Tell me how it works. Get it HERE

 

 

 

Presentation in HD

 

 

What is this?

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Ultimate Graphics Tweak is a little modification which allow you to enable improved post processing effects like Motion Blur and Depth Of Field.

It also smoothens dotted shadows and jaggy edges while keeping whole game sharp and clean. As a result game feels like a movie, and is

visibly smoother even at low frame rates (15-25FPS).

 

 

 

NOTE: To improve your gaming experience even more I recommend GTA4 Enviroment mod by kriller2 as a great addition to this tweak.

 

 

 

You have a choice

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To satisfy all of you I divided Ultimate Graphics Tweak into all possible combinations of particular effects so you can enjoy only those

you really like. Just look at the table below and decide which tweak suits you best. If you want to check more than one option just install one

of those tweaks and then overwrite files from another one, it's safe.

 

 

Depth Of Field
Motion Blur
Smooth Shadows
Download
Screenshot: Driving
Screenshot: Landscape
Screenshot: Shadows
YES
YES
YES
Tweak 1
user posted image
user posted image
user posted image
YES
YES
NO
Tweak 2
user posted image
user posted image
user posted image
YES
NO
YES
Tweak 3
user posted image
user posted image
user posted image
YES
NO
NO
Tweak 4
user posted image
user posted image
user posted image
NO
YES
YES
Tweak 5
user posted image
user posted image
user posted image
NO
YES
NO
Tweak 6
[.IMG]http://media.gtanet.com/gtagarage/files/thumb_11002.jpg[/img]
[.IMG]http://media.gtanet.com/gtagarage/files/thumb_11003.jpg[/img]
[.IMG]http://media.gtanet.com/gtagarage/files/thumb_11004.jpg[/img]
NO
NO
YES
Tweak 7
[.IMG]http://media.gtanet.com/gtagarage/files/thumb_11005.jpg[/img]
[.IMG]http://media.gtanet.com/gtagarage/files/thumb_11006.jpg[/img]
[.IMG]http://media.gtanet.com/gtagarage/files/thumb_11007.jpg[/img]

 

Installation

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Instruction for patch 1.0.0.0 and 1.0.1.0 users:

 

1. Unpack chosen archive wherever you want

 

2. Run MagicIV (included in archive)

 

3. Click on "validate Files"

 

4. After validation click "Apply patch" button

 

5. Go to ..\Grand Theft Auto IV\Common\Data\ and rename visualsettings.dat as visualsettings.OLD.dat

 

6. Copy visualsettings.dat from unpacked archive to ..\Grand Theft Auto IV\Common\Data\

 

7. There is a rage_postfx.fxc file in following folders:

..\Grand Theft Auto IV\Common\Shaders\win32_30_atidx10

..\Grand Theft Auto IV\Common\Shaders\win32_30_low_ati

..\Grand Theft Auto IV\Common\Shaders\win32_30_nv6

..\Grand Theft Auto IV\Common\Shaders\win32_30_nv7

..\Grand Theft Auto IV\Common\Shaders\win32_30_nv8

..\Grand Theft Auto IV\Common\Shaders\win32_30

Rename this file in every folder to rage_postfx.OLD.fxc then copy file rage_postfx.fxc from unpacked archive to each of these folders

 

8. Click "Verify" button and after successful verification close MagicIV

 

9. Play the game (set "definition" to off in graphics options or just press "p" while in game)

 

 

 

NOTE: Keep MagicIV app somewhere on your disk because it's neccesary if you want to come back to original game settings

 

 

Uninstallation:

 

If you want to go back to original settings run MagicIV and click on "Recover", then just delete each of the new files you copied from

the unpacked archive, and remove the ".OLD." extension from each of the backups you made.

Instruction for patch 1.0.2.0 - 1.0.4.0 SINGLEPLAYER users:

 

1. Unpack chosen archive wherever you want

 

2. Go to ..\Grand Theft Auto IV\Common\Data\ and rename visualsettings.dat as visualsettings.OLD.dat

 

3. Copy visualsettings.dat from unpacked archive to ..\Grand Theft Auto IV\Common\Data\

 

4. There is a rage_postfx.fxc file in following folders:

..\Grand Theft Auto IV\Common\Shaders\win32_30_atidx10

..\Grand Theft Auto IV\Common\Shaders\win32_30_low_ati

..\Grand Theft Auto IV\Common\Shaders\win32_30_nv6

..\Grand Theft Auto IV\Common\Shaders\win32_30_nv7

..\Grand Theft Auto IV\Common\Shaders\win32_30_nv8

..\Grand Theft Auto IV\Common\Shaders\win32_30

Rename this file in every folder to rage_postfx.OLD.fxc then copy file rage_postfx.fxc from unpacked archive to each of these folders

 

5. Play the game (set "definition" to off in graphics options or just press "p" while in game)

 

 

Uninstallation:

 

If you want to go back to original settings just delete each of the new files you copied from the unpacked archive, and remove

the ".OLD." extension from each of the backups you made.

Notes for patch 1.0.4.0 MULTIPLAYER users:

 

If you want to go multiplayer with this mod applied you need an ASI loader and MP File Check Fix by Alexander Blade.

 

 

ASI loader: http://www.gtaforums.com/index.php?showtopic=380830

 

MP File Check Fix: http://www.gtaforums.com/index.php?showtopic=406198

 

 

Instructions, download and support available in this threads.

Credits

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Belinda - For ultra-cool tips

Klanly - For a solution on how to separate static blur from DOF and MB.

Thales - For great, great screenshots.

Aru - For MagicIV and other cool tools.

Alexander Blade - For ASI loader and great asi scripts.

CharmingCharlie - For keeping it sticky.

Suction Testicle Man - For lifting pics limit in one post.

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babarian225

Bahhh

 

I will never hit that P button ever again!

 

it Kills the game

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CptPusheen
Bahhh

 

I will never hit that P button ever again!

 

it Kills the game

But depth of field is turned off in this tweak so that "vaseline effect" is minimal:) Give it a try

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Vicetopia
"post your tweaks here"...is it name of that topic? No! So would you kindly stop messing it with other tweaks?

If you're talking to me, all I did was post what your tweak does.

It edits a few lines in visualSettings.dat.

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CptPusheen
"post your tweaks here"...is it name of that topic? No! So would you kindly stop messing it with other tweaks?

If you're talking to me, all I did was post what your tweak does.

It edits a few lines in visualSettings.dat.

I was talking to kbps. And you have shown only few lines which turn off depth of field. And of course this tweak ONLY edits few lines in settings file but who cares? It works

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proh1
NO PERFORMANCE INCREASE = WASTE OF TIME

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reeven

I do not like BLUR, it shiet to me, i like normal way in all games.

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kbps

 

"post your tweaks here"...is it name of that topic? No! So would you kindly stop messing it with other tweaks?

If you're talking to me, all I did was post what your tweak does.

It edits a few lines in visualSettings.dat.

I was talking to kbps. And you have shown only few lines which turn off depth of field. And of course this tweak ONLY edits few lines in settings file but who cares? It works

you was talking to whom?

and you're talking to who now?!

watch your words please!

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CptPusheen
watch your words please!

I will

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Smiler-Online

Is there any Shortcut Command to force the P Mode on?

 

it feels as annoying as the ENB Series mod when you have to keep on pressing a key whenever you start the game...

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creat3d22

Is it really that big of a trouble to press ONE key when loading the game?

You already have to click the shortcut, click on Game... what's one little key more gonna change? mercie_blink.gifsuicidal.gif

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Smiler-Online
Is it really that big of a trouble to press ONE key when loading the game?

You already have to click the shortcut, click on Game... what's one little key more gonna change? mercie_blink.gifsuicidal.gif

its not a problem, but it can get annoying after a few times...

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n1k

 

Movies are recorded at 24fps and looks extrasmooth because of motion blur so I made the same magic with GTA. Now I must find out how to activate frame limiter, better have constant,fluid 25 fps supported with motion blur than choppy variable framerate

 

First of all movies aren't smooth because of motion-blur but because they capture real life - which you kind of can compare to infinite frames per second. It's like if you have a video of a game (even without motion blur) @ 120fps and you convert it to 24fps, I'm pretty certain it would look a lot smoother than if it was originally captured at 24 fps. <- Kind of hard to explain but I hope you get the point.

 

Also a frame limiter only caps the fps so it can't go over 60 or 30 or whatever FPS. It can't limit the minimum FPS you get when your system isn't performing too well.

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ikt

Nice mod. althought it won't help with about 5 FPS. xD

 

And for the complainers: Motion blur makes your eyes/brains believe there are actually more frames per second, so it doesnt look like it stutters. Hmm. Ehm.. Hard to explain, but i hope you get the point.

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Vicetopia

 

And for the complainers: Motion blur makes your eyes/brains believe there are actually more frames per second, so it doesnt look like it stutters. Hmm. Ehm.. Hard to explain, but i hope you get the point.

Motion blur is the best graphical feature in Crysis.

lol.gif

 

It makes even 20fps feel like 60+ fps.

 

Excessive motion blur and bloom have become the key tools in creating console games these days.

Motion blur = Make that 25fps feel more smooth.

Bloom = Hide those aliased jagged edges.

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Cyc2u

Wait... i dont get it. The OP is saying to download a program and when you see the pix with it on, everything is out of focus. Why would anyone want to play a blurry game?

 

Thats like a photographer taking a wedding picture and saying "hang on, let me get you guys all out of focus. ok there we go" *click* and hands you a fuzzy photo with 2 human shapes in it. And then you say great job and give him a big tip. dontgetit.gif

 

*insert Twilight Zone theme here*

 

 

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ikt
And for the complainers: Motion blur makes your eyes/brains believe there are actually more frames per second, so it doesnt look like it stutters. Hmm. Ehm.. Hard to explain, but i hope you get the point.

Motion blur is the best graphical feature in Crysis.

lol.gif

 

It makes even 20fps feel like 60+ fps.

 

Excessive motion blur and bloom have become the key tools in creating console games these days.

Motion blur = Make that 25fps feel more smooth.

Bloom = Hide those aliased jagged edges.

Too much bloom = fail, not realistic. Try looking out the window at a VERY sunny day. You'll only notice that what's behind the window becomes dark and the sky doesn't bloom. HDR. biggrin.gif

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CptPusheen

 

Wait... i dont get it. The OP is saying to download a program and when you see the pix with it on, everything is out of focus. Why would anyone want to play a blurry game? 

 

Thats like a photographer taking a wedding picture and saying "hang on, let me get you guys all out of focus. ok there we go" *click* and hands you a fuzzy photo with 2 human shapes in it. And then you say great job and give him a big tip.  dontgetit.gif

 

*insert Twilight Zone theme here*

I see you don't get it. This tweak cheats your eyes so you receive 20 fps smooth and without chops. I didn't say that it increases fps. It increases "feeling" of good framerate. You can't see how it works looking only on screenshots

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CptPusheen

bounce

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CptPusheen

bounce again

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z3ro7

Man ... we need a tweak with smooth blur... not more heavy blur!

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CptPusheen
Man ... we need a tweak with smooth blur... not more heavy blur!

There is no way to have smooth blur because RAGE engine is little crappy

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Killuminati91

please someone make a video with this little fix

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NADOLNY

Thanks I'm gonna try it right now.. icon14.gif

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Why the heck it doesn't work for me?

I didn't see a single difference from the last time I played..

 

I use texture on Medium and render on High..

 

my machine:

 

Core 2 Duo E4500 2.2ghz

2GB kingston 667mhz ram ddr2

8800gts 640mb

250gb hd sata2 seagate

etc..

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gr3yh0und

Man how to remove the mod?

and the p button i reinstall GTA IV and when i still hit p its getting twek on and off

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dr.whiz

 

Movies are recorded at 24fps and looks extrasmooth because of motion blur so I made the same magic with GTA. Now I must find out how to activate frame limiter, better have constant,fluid 25 fps supported with motion blur than choppy variable framerate

 

First of all movies aren't smooth because of motion-blur but because they capture real life - which you kind of can compare to infinite frames per second. It's like if you have a video of a game (even without motion blur) @ 120fps and you convert it to 24fps, I'm pretty certain it would look a lot smoother than if it was originally captured at 24 fps. <- Kind of hard to explain but I hope you get the point.

 

Also a frame limiter only caps the fps so it can't go over 60 or 30 or whatever FPS. It can't limit the minimum FPS you get when your system isn't performing too well.

you sir, talk like a fool. read up on the things you want to comment about if you are going to make it sound like you know what you're talking about. "movies don't use motion blur". lol. first of all, it's more complex than what you're trying to make sound trivial, second of all, motion blur is pretty much always used in one way or the other, third of all, the explanation you're giving has absolutely nothing to do with how movies or whatever look smooth, fourth of all, if no motion blur and other lightning techniques etc weren't used that i'm not going to go into here, movies would look like south park as far as "smoothness" go.

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Movies are recorded at 24fps and looks extrasmooth because of motion blur so I made the same magic with GTA. Now I must find out how to activate frame limiter, better have constant,fluid 25 fps supported with motion blur than choppy variable framerate

 

First of all movies aren't smooth because of motion-blur but because they capture real life - which you kind of can compare to infinite frames per second. It's like if you have a video of a game (even without motion blur) @ 120fps and you convert it to 24fps, I'm pretty certain it would look a lot smoother than if it was originally captured at 24 fps. <- Kind of hard to explain but I hope you get the point.

 

Also a frame limiter only caps the fps so it can't go over 60 or 30 or whatever FPS. It can't limit the minimum FPS you get when your system isn't performing too well.

you sir, talk like a fool. read up on the things you want to comment about if you are going to make it sound like you know what you're talking about. "movies don't use motion blur". lol. first of all, it's more complex than what you're trying to make sound trivial, second of all, motion blur is pretty much always used in one way or the other, third of all, the explanation you're giving has absolutely nothing to do with how movies or whatever look smooth, fourth of all, if no motion blur and other lightning techniques etc weren't used that i'm not going to go into here, movies would look like south park as far as "smoothness" go.

dr.whiz is right. Without all lighting/post processing tricks movies would look like camel's sh*t

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waverley

bump

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Jackmackg

i love motion blur. i will try this mod.

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TruXter
NO PERFORMANCE INCREASE = WASTE OF TIME

to you.

But no one expects a troll to have much interest in anything that isn't being a complete D*ck

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Gutslab
Is it really that big of a trouble to press ONE key when loading the game?

You already have to click the shortcut, click on Game... what's one little key more gonna change? mercie_blink.gifsuicidal.gif

Get out. Just get out.

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