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CptPusheen

Ultimate Graphics Tweak

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CptPusheen

 

Ultimate Graphics Tweak

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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.

Edited by bartekxyz

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thales100

Gonna try right now. colgate.gif

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thales100

Two words: AWESOME and THANKS ! tounge2.gif

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ShawnTRD

I'll have to try this when I get home.

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vurt

That "gtaiv magic patcer" stops working the moment i start it, is there some way to use the mod without it?

 

looks like an interesting solution this..

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bukkit

GREAT ! ive been waiting for this. finaly tweak that turns off the damn vaseline blur

 

- to the visualsettings.dat

-its also possible to turn off the bloom (not well implemented effect imo, its better without it)

-and turn on the depth of field effect (it blurs objects in the distance but the near ones stay crispy sharp)

 

so the [P] filter is finaly GREAT !!!

 

smooth motion blur (+)

DOF (+)

smooth shadows (+)

sharp details (+)

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cons (-) ? NONE !

 

THANK U GUYS icon14.gif

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thales100
smooth motion blur (+)

DOF (+)

smooth shadows (+)

sharp details (+)

__________

cons (-) ? NONE !

 

 

icon14.gifcolgate.gif

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t038682

Grade A stuff! This kind of work should've been done by R* or maybe in a new patch!

 

They may kiss there both hands that they have such a great community built around this game!

 

 

Congratz on the good job! Hope all the good responds will keep you going! Shifty41s_beerhatsmilie2.gifShifty41s_beerhatsmilie2.gifShifty41s_beerhatsmilie2.gif

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diom

agreed..very good work with this tweak..thanks for that guys icon14.gif

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GTAMonkey2012

Great tweak probably the most needed for smoothing help.

 

I loved the motion blur and "slight" blurring and now its a reality, thanks allot great work icon14.gif

 

But ....

 

Can it be tweaked so that in 1st person view (or without mod the bonet cam) so that its not driving like your drunk? Its like that particular view the blur is far too intense to the point of unplayable just by going fairly slow ... can that part be worked on at all?

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CptPusheen
Great tweak probably the most needed for smoothing help.

 

I loved the motion blur and "slight" blurring and now its a reality, thanks allot great work icon14.gif

 

But ....

 

Can it be tweaked so that in 1st person view (or without mod the bonet cam) so that its not driving like your drunk? Its like that particular view the blur is far too intense to the point of unplayable just by going fairly slow ... can that part be worked on at all?

Ok, I will fix it tommorow. Goodnight:)

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sk8er_martz

 

Crysis-like motion blur

 

No.

 

Just no, Crysis has object motion blur which means any objects moving fast will be blurred, this mod doesn't have that:

 

user posted image

 

Look at that godamn chicken.

 

You will be that chicken for lying to me.

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CptPusheen
You will be that chicken for lying to me.

STFU and GTFO man. I will not tolerate your attitude...just grow up

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High
STFU and GTFO man. I will not tolerate your attitude...just grow up

you're joking right?

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thales100
you're joking right?

: suicidal.gif

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CptPusheen
STFU and GTFO man. I will not tolerate your attitude...just grow up

you're joking right?

No, i'm not. I don't like anybody threating me,even in jokes. What is more that guy lie because GTA also have object motion blur...but there are no chickens he could throw so he don't know that

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thales100

This is good stuff, it should have been included by R* in the game at least as an option , like a "second" type of Blur - motion blur only :

 

 

P - Static and motion blur

 

K - Motion blur

 

 

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udedenkz

Aww Crysis - the real performance hog...

 

It can run on 1GB of RAM, GeForce 6600GT, and a 2.8Ghz P4 or Athlon Equivalent CPU...

 

confused.gif It could run on those specs, playably.

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RadioActiveLobster

Object based motion blur is a DirectX 10 based tech IIRC, so the purely DX9 Rage engine couldn't use it. You can't use it in DX9 Crysis.

 

 

Anyway, love the first version of the mod but the download link won't work for me

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thales100
Object based motion blur is a DirectX 10 based tech IIRC, so the purely DX9 Rage engine couldn't use it. You can't use it in DX9 Crysis.

 

 

 

Interesting info.

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anus

Are you using the tweak Thales? Mind posting some before and after pics? I'd love to see some of your pics because you run at the best settings.

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CptPusheen

 

Object based motion blur is a DirectX 10 based tech IIRC, so the purely DX9 Rage engine couldn't use it. You can't use it in DX9 Crysis.

 

Right

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thales100

Yes im using it, ill post some screenshots tonight, when i get home. But shadows look in fact "smoother" and all annoying blur "filter" (imo) is reduced to a cool motion blur when you press P tounge2.gif . Top notch tweak. colgate.gif

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One-time

Thanks to this tweak, my average 27 fps now feels like 35 fps. icon14.gif Also that annoying grainy sh*t in the shadows is gone now.

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nico_bellic

I don't like motion blur but I like your shadow tweak smile.gif Is it possible to use only shadow tweak? THX

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diom

this tweak is great..modified blur really looks much better then original..but, in some way this tweak doesnt work together with modified tymecyc.dat ..better said this blur tweak override effect of lowered FarClip in modified tymecyc.dat

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CptPusheen
I don't like motion blur but I like your shadow tweak smile.gif Is it possible to use only shadow tweak? THX

Yes, it is. I will send you config file without motion blur

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nico_bellic
I don't like motion blur but I like your shadow tweak  smile.gif  Is it possible to use only shadow tweak? THX

Yes, it is. I will send you config file without motion blur

Woohoo thx mate inlove.gifcookie.gifcookie.gifcookie.gif

 

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thales100

 

better said this blur tweak override effect of lowered FarClip in modified tymecyc.dat

Really ? Its interesting, im using the 3500 farclp (maximum view distance) tweak and i think it wasnt modified by this blur / shadows tweak.

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nico_bellic

Thx for your your shadow tweak biggrin.gif I'll try it later. And why don't you post this shadow tweak too in first page. Maybe there are still people who don't like motion blur but like your shadow tweak tounge.gif

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