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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

__________________________________________________

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

__________________________________________________

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.

Edited by bartekxyz

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oc student

This test works but there's no change, still blurry as hell. So do the old ones still work or should we wait for the EFLC ones?

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vingebil

is this work on patch 1.0.6.0?`?

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super1

Hi

 

I want the Motion Blur from Ultimate Graphics Tweak so i use Tweak 6 but when i add the tweak and use EnbSeries i get problem, So is there a way to get Motion Blur work with EnbSeries ?

 

thanks in advance smile.gif

 

sorry for my bad english biggrin.gif

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Kloppstock

The newest file "test" what does its content represents? "tweak 1" or what? thats what im looking for

 

Second question, if you only gonna play singelplayer games, do you need to drop "visualsettings" inside the install folder also?

or is copy "rage_postfx.fxc "the only thing you need?

And if i understand it correct you have absolute no business with "MagicIV" if you intend to only singelplay?

 

 

 

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Kloppstock

Why have this thread gone so silent, no i dont believe its cause of me only yawn.gif have people stopped using this mod? or does it work so fine that it doesn't demand

any more to say (ehhh..dude we talk about 54 previous pages sly.gif )

 

Well i hope someone still could reply me concerning that "settings" file above, im waiting before i test this

the mod can work without the ""visualsettings" file, but who says it will be optimal look if you doesn't move the "visualsettings" over to the game directory also?

,there is not many readmes included in this pack you see

 

 

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Diablow

Id like to play with 1.0.7.0.Could you make the a new version that is compatible ?

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qraft

Yes, PLEASE make new version. This mod is very grate! But, it dont work with patch 1.0.7.0. Error, after 15 minutes of game!

Sorry, my english not good 8) i am from Russia, and this mod need me for russian version. Patch 1.0.7.0[others] addapted in 1.0.6.1[rus], or other words 1.0.7.0 = 1.0.6.1. But this mod work not good from patch 1.0.6.1- Crashed =(

New version!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! smile.gif

PS: This mod don't work with EFLC too. I use xliveless and no more... I install rage_postfx.fxc only, and did not use magic pathcer. Game all time Crash, i hope the new version will be icon14.gif

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Violins77

Works perfectly with Patch 7... I will try with EFLC when it's finished downloading...

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undo

I've downloaded and installed Tweak 7 because I only want smooth shadows. However, any movement I make with the mouse cause blur, which makes me think motion blur is also included. Anyone knows about this? Any way to install smooth shadows only? Thanks.

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WaXT

Hey man does this work on eflc?

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Violins77
Hey man does this work on eflc?

Yes it does... Played all week-end, no problem at all, works perfect. Didn't try multiplayer tough...

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Violins77

Well it does work in EFLC (no crash) but I noticed the motion blur definitly doesn't work nearly as good as GTA IV.

 

bartekxyz, please get EFLC and make us happy again !!

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cj360

nvm

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Kloppstock

I have manage to pinpoint down a conflict between ultimate graphic tweak (all 5 tweaks yes) and "ENB series sora 0.79"

 

the screen turns incredible light as soon as you load an in game, so you don't need to press "P" for it to look this, pressing alt+12 to activate ENB doesn't

normalize it either, i would suspect that if im gonna use this mods together, i must go inside the ENB config file and change something light related

that you may suspect be the difference between the two

however restoring the original "rage_postfx.fxc" emedietly normalize the lightning gamma (is that the name)

 

any ideas?

 

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rippi

is there a tweak for new patch 1.0.7.0 yet?

 

Thankss smile.gif

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sammya

update for 1.0.7 patch plz xoxo

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El Dildo

does anyone know for sure if this mod works with 1.0.7.0 ??

 

on the first page it still says that 1.0.6.0 is the latest.

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Violins77
does anyone know for sure if this mod works with 1.0.7.0 ??

 

on the first page it still says that 1.0.6.0 is the latest.

Works with patch 7, just not with EFLC.

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joshdempsey
I'm on vista 32 bit

That's why. It's sh*t.

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Nightingale

Hi i'm new here mainly because all your mods seem to work real well or other users give the answer i'm wondering how anyone is getting this to work.

I got the Tweak 1 version but i have patched to v1.07 so i got the v1.06 test files and the Tweak 1 .exe and it cant validate or verofy and i dont know what else to do.

Please help because the only thing killing me is the lack of AA.

Thanks for any replies.

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noble123

Does this "hack" also solves the problem with "p" on, that close objects are blured way too much?

 

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kantk2008

I really think you should take away the part about it being an FPS tweak/smoother, because that's why I installed it and it cut my FPS by about 30% which is a lot when you don't have that much to play with. It's a good idea and definitely looks better, but it's not worth the FPS drop for me.

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Kloppstock

"visualsettings.dat" why is it included in all download packages of UGT?

when reading "SP installation instructions"

it isn't named that you need it for anything, not in the multiplayer readme either...

but i suspect it does and that you are supposed to take for granted what it can do? am i right?

 

what i can conclude is that it exist a "visualsettings.dat" originally in the GTA folder that came from the play-disc??

and i would suspect this already have been updated and replaced my ENB series when i installed that? orly.gif

so i would not wanna replace that now?

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Kloppstock

 

"visualsettings.dat" why is it included in all download packages of UGT?

when reading "SP installation instructions"

it isn't named that you need it for anything, not in the multiplayer readme either...

but i suspect it does and that you are supposed to take for granted what it can do? am i right?

 

what i can conclude is that it exist a "visualsettings.dat" originally in the GTA folder that came from  the play-disc??

and i would suspect this already have been updated and replaced my ENB series when i installed that?  orly.gif

so i would not wanna replace that now?

Bump, i have a ODC orly.gif that i cant start playing this game with good conscience til i know what "visualsettings.dat" does for this mod?

and that i dont miss any effect i should have!!!

 

can someone release me from my quarantine? suicidal.gif

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Redmanning14

so your saying that this Mod can make my 236mb video card make it the graphics "ultimate" with out making it slow????

 

Also how can you find out which patch/version of GTA IV is?

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BloodyBonzai

Any timeline on when the ultimate tweak will be available for the latest version of GTA 4? I held off getting this game until I got a video card that had enough video memory (gtx 275 1792MB). Now that I have a card capable of playing the game at max settings, and the game itself, I cannot start playing until I have this tweak : P I am being serious too, never played this game past driving your boy home from the shipyard, and will not until I have everything looking its best.

 

Ah, read posts from prior page, seems it does work on the latest patch. Will try it next week when I reinstall it on my RevoDrive that's coming in the mail. Say bye-bye to load times.

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KarinSultanRS
Now that I have a card capable of playing the game at max settings, and the game itself, I cannot start playing until I have this tweak : P

You sound like a very sad individual..

 

This tweak doesn't really make a whole shedload of difference in my opinion,

Used it some time ago around GTAIV's earlier patch days.

 

Plus it doesn't work with the latest patch unfortunately,

I just say enjoy GTA IV how Rockstar made it for now tbh.

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Redmanning14

Wow this forum is very unpopulated

 

So no matter what graphics settings you have

these will make them better?

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car.lod.distance.high 20.00

car.lod.distance.low 80.00

 

ped.lod.distance.high 15.00

pedincar.lod.distance.high 7.00

 

this value is maximum????

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Tunning

Delete please.

 

Posted in the wrong topic

 

Sorry

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