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Rockstar Toronto

Title Update v. 1.0.2.0

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Rockstar Toronto

Version 1.0.2.0

Today we released patch version 1.2 for Grand Theft Auto IV on the PC. A variety of fixes and enhancements were applied, including new sliders in the graphics menu for "Water Quality", "Shadow Quality", and "Reflection Resolution" to grant players more freedom to customize graphical settings as they see fit. Additionally, as a result of the patch we had to disable the default setting for direct input device support. To re-activate your supported gamepad simply enter the commandline, "-usedirectinput". The patch also addresses a variety of issues including, but not limited to, graphical optimization; bugs introduced with the release of patch 1; multiplayer and video editor fixes; and security updates. Please visit (INSERT LINK) for specific information about the changes and supported DirectInput devices. We want to thank the GTA community for your continued support as we continue to improve GTA IV PC so that it is the best experience possible.

 

To download the latest patch please follow the link:

http://www.rockstargames.com/support/IV/PC/patch/index.html

 

 

 

Version 1.0.2.0

GRAPHICS FIXES / ADDITIONS:

Graphics Menu:

Graphics Settings

o Added "Water Quality", "Shadow Quality" and "Reflection Resolution" sliders in graphics menu.

o Added "Definition" and "VSync" toggles in graphics menu.

• Rendering optimizations.

• VSync optimizations.

• Nvidia 7000 series

o Mirrors fixed

 

PATCH 1 FIXES:

• Direct input device support is now disabled by default and can only be enabled with the commandline: "-usedirectinput"

Supported Controllers:

o Logitech Dual Action

o Logitech RumblePad 2

o Logitech Cordless RumblePad 2

o Saitek P2500

Supported Wheels:

• Note: Controls are unmapped, user must map controls using Manufacturer's mapping software.

o Logitech G25 Racing Wheel

o Logitech Wingman Formula GP Wheel

o Logitech MOMO Racing

o MOMO Force

o Driving Force Pro

o Driving Force

o Formula Force

• Added Commandline "-notimefix" which will help some users who are experiencing the fast/slow gameplay issue after patch 1 was applied.

• Fixed a bug that caused some users to experience endless looping audio effects after Patch 1 was applied.

• Benchmark was disabling sounds after Patch 1 was applied, this is now fixed.

 

CRASH FIXES:

• Unable to load game fixed - For some users, a DOS window would open and close immediately upon Game Launch, GTA IV would never launch.

• Hang on Initial Game Loading Screen fixed - Some users experienced Character Art Loading screens in an endless loop.

• Certain causes of the RESC10 error have been fixed (Alt-Tab, change resolution). If you experience an RESC10 error, you must restart.

• Certain Instances of the "GRAND THEFT AUTO IV has encountered a problem and needs to close" error have been fixed.

 

VIDEO EDITOR:

• Naming clips is now mandatory on Export

 

MULTIPLAYER:

• Legitimate players being kicked from Multiplayer matches has been fixed.

 

GENERAL ADDITIONS / FIXES:

• Wireless 360 controllers not functioning - Triggers were full on/off, fixed.

• In the Options menu accessed from the Title Screen a “Game” section has been added with the ability to turn Clip capture on/off.

 

 

 

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Raythemovie

 

STFU, they admitted that the game has problems and they've also committed themselves to fixing them so gtfo and stay out unless you have something creative or constructive to say ph34r.gif

 

They admitted it did they? 1% of people? You're as stupid as them if you believe that.

 

 

That topic was an unofficial topic.

 

Yeh, 13 pages vs 2 pages, why would the other one be official because it was posted first?

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RadioActiveLobster

 

STFU, they admitted that the game has problems and they've also committed themselves to fixing them so gtfo and stay out unless you have something creative or constructive to say ph34r.gif

 

They admitted it did they? 1% of people? You're as stupid as them if you believe that.

 

 

That topic was an unofficial topic.

 

Yeh, 13 pages vs 2 pages, why would the other one be official because it was posted first?

Instead of posting somewhere in the 10+ pages of the other thread topic, Rockstar Toronto made a new topic so they would have the FIRST post and it could be easily stickied so forum goers with low IQ's (such as yourself) can easily find them and get the information they need on the patch.

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Dweirdo

WindosLive didnt promote me to download

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Raythemovie
Instead of posting somewhere in the 10+ pages of the other thread topic, Rockstar Toronto made a new topic so they would have the FIRST post and it could be easily stickied so forum goers with low IQ's (such as yourself) can easily find them and get the information they need on the patch.

They posted the exact same information about the new patch, moron. How f*cking stupid are people here, it wouldn't be such a worry if one person kept telling me, but you have a band of dumb sh*ts saying the same sh*t. THEY SOLD US A sh*tTY GAME, they don't deserve any praise till they fix it properly.

 

Wow, they added game options, none of which fix the memory leak or broken SLI support.

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YoungGun
he's right, i just tested it, computers now doesnt work. no matter how many times you click "E" the computer screen just woudn't show up. I hope rockstar fix this issue soon as I can't do missions witthout using the computer.

Computers seem to work for me..

I use XBOX360 controller though..

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ImoonPeople

Rockstar, thank you for your continued support, the game is getting better and better. This is the way option menus should be, thank you! This patch seemed to help me a good bit. Will there be SDK's so we can host our own servers? At iO Gaming we're still waiting to get the gta IV community rolling but the match making is no good. Thanks again!

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l0NgB0y

After I applied the second patch the game plays much smoother! I get 40 fps with high/very high graphics detail distance to 100, view distance to 70, shadow density - 16, Vehicle Density - 100, Definition (This turns on/off the blur effect, which you can turn on/off with the P key) On, VSync Off. Great Work, Rockstar! icon14.gificon14.gificon14.gif

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heat84

I did a benchmark and played the game for a few minutes before and after installing the patch, and got a 5 FPS increase from 15 to 20.

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heat84
yeah i noticed like a 5fps differnce with this patch. but seriously? whens the 800meg to 1gb patch coming? we need to recode this game so instead of gettin 20-40 fps we get 50-80 fps. This Future Generation is a load of poop.

I agree but I'd be happy with 30. And I was thinking the patch that really fixes things would be at least a GB. Instead a patch they're probably gonna wait a year and release GTAIV:Black Edition or something like that.

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Girish

Just tried the patch. No issues whatsoever. Here are the differences I noticed:

• 5 fps increase outdoors and a 10 fps increase indoors.

• No more annoying command prompt window at launch of game.

• The game loads faster i.e. the artwork screen and the loading screen I'm talking about.

 

What hasn't changed:

• Shadow quality still looks as bad as it earlier was.

• The fps still drops randomly; not very annoying though. The game is playable.

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TiRANB
• Shadow quality still looks as bad as it earlier was.

Yeah same to me. I thought this issue has been fixed!

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Girish
• Shadow quality still looks as bad as it earlier was.

Yeah same to me. I thought this issue has been fixed!

Doesn't hamper gameplay though. I can live with rough edged shadows. At least, they don't flicker anymore.

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Bladerunner_UK

All I have to add is:

Patch=Epic Fail! sad.gif

 

Was playing for about 3 hours solid this morning BEFORE checking the website and finding the news about the patch...

Downloaded it and installed..first thing I notice is that the shadows are still as bad as ever, even with the setting on 'high'. Next thing I notice is that within 2 minutes of play, my game froze totally...and according to the so-called benchmark it isn't even tickling my CPU/GPU (or RAM)..

I have a Q6600 and a 9800GTX+ (with 1Gb vRAM) and 6Gb onboard DDR2..before the patch I got a steady 30-35fps in game, now after 2 minutes I get a phenomenal 0fps. I didnt even get as far as the Internet Cafe to test if the computers were working for me!

I tried about 3 or 4 times, at different settings for the 'added' extras, and it still crashes after 2 or 3 minutes.

Guess what? Only way to get rid of the patch is to re-install the game...which means that I will probably lose all my progress so far.

Well done R* for screwing it up even more!

Edited by Bladerunner_UK

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SWEETSAPRIK

Not that any of this was promised, but since some people are saying they're seeing increased FPS, visual quality, and lower usage of resources I thought I'd share what I've experienced

 

I installed the patch and played for about an hour, and I haven't noticed the slightest improvement in visual quality. The benchmarks I ran are showing me a 3-4 increase in FPS, and an increase in "system memory usage" of 11%. The only obvious differences I noticed were having to create a text file with the commandline to get my gamepad working again, and the lack of the secondary "command prompt" window. I didn't think to try going online in a safehouse or [email protected], but I'll check that later.

 

To be fair though, I personally wasn't disappointed with the graphics to begin with (besides the shadows), I never had a problem with the FPS, and none of the three usage stats seem to crack 80% on my machine. Also, if this patch is doing anything to increase performance, or lower the resources used on lower end machines, then that's definitely a step in the right direction.

 

(late-edit)

I take it back, for me this patch fixes nothing and instead causes problems I didn't have before. confused.gif

 

Edited by Sweets

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HanShotFirst

Woo, look forward to trying this! Haven't bothered playing since I installed the first patch really.

 

Thanks Rockstar!

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BundD

 

 

 

did they change independence radio in 2nnd patch? it plays user tracks. other times its like a talk radio station and after there done talkin it kicks back to the user tracks.

anyone else have this prob??

 

 

 

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Marcin6

Yeah nice , some new option to graphic section and .... ?

f*cking nothing more ! No graphic perfromance , the same crappy shadows on max settings !

 

Patch = FAUL !!!

 

Look shadows :

 

user posted image

 

user posted image

 

user posted image

 

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Mike2k4

Hi all. If I was to install this patch, and not like it, would there be any way of removing it later? Or would I have to make a copy of my GTA IV folder before installing the patch, and switch between the two if need be?

 

(Btw, thank you R* for releasing this patch; hoping it works ok for me biggrin.gif )

Edited by Mike2k4

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toxic321

i found a bug in this patch police wanted lvl not increasing there are no stars sad.gif

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Skroting
did they change independence radio in 2nnd patch? it plays user tracks. other times its like a talk radio station and after there done talkin it kicks back to the user tracks.

anyone else have this prob??

Isn't it supposed to be like any other radio station, but instead of regular music, it plays your music in between commercials and stuff...?

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laabo

Everything looks ok after installing the new patch without my GAMEPAD (Logitech Cordless RumblePad) !!! It does work anymore !!!

 

Someone has an idea how to make it work ?!?

 

thx

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SWEETSAPRIK

 

Everything looks ok after installing the new patch without my GAMEPAD (Logitech Cordless RumblePad) !!! It does work anymore !!!

 

Someone has an idea how to make it work ?!?

 

thx

Create a text (notepad) file in the same directory as the GTAIV.exe titled "commandline.txt", and put the following line in it.

 

-usedirectinput

 

(ninjaedit)

For me the path is:

"C:\Program Files (x86)\Rockstar Games\Grand Theft Auto IV"

but I'm on 64 bit Vista.

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xtaz

Absolutely no change here with my game. Still the same lousy 20 to 30FPS on high/high/20/20/20/0.

On medium I only get 10 to 20FPS so this game has really disappointed me.

 

Next time I will think twice, if not more, before I buy anything of you Rockstar.

Thanks for giving me such a bad ported game, I hope you enjoy my money.

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Lil' Prophet

Really nice, runs better and somehow it looks better too... maybe because now I installed both patches, but thank you R*! The game is ABSOLUTELY playable now, and my config is not really high end.

 

Asus P5PL2-E

Intel Core 2 Duo E4600 @ 2.4Ghz

1Gb of Ram

Ati Radeon HD 2600XT 512MB

Windows XP SP 3

 

Now I'm running it in 1024x768 @ medium settings, and runs very smoothly.

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AF93

i can't download the patch

 

if i click the link to patch 1.0.2.0 it's just downloading the old patch (the same file size and date - 32,4mb 12th december 2008)

 

please help me getting the new one!!

 

- and after install are there not any new graphic settings and the DOS screen on startup is stil there

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Marcin6

LOOOOOOL !!!!!

IN NEW PATCH I CAN`T USE COMPUTER IN INTERNET CAFE :| !!!!

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laabo
Everything looks ok after installing the new patch without my GAMEPAD (Logitech Cordless RumblePad) !!! It does work anymore !!!

 

Someone has an idea how to make it work ?!?

 

thx

Create a text (notepad) file in the same directory as the GTAIV.exe titled "commandline.txt", and put the following line in it.

 

-usedirectinput

 

(ninjaedit)

For me the path is:

"C:\Program Files (x86)\Rockstar Games\Grand Theft Auto IV"

but I'm on 64 bit Vista.

Thanks for your help but it doesn't change anything... I have GTA 4 by Steam and here is where I have put the "commandline.txt" :

 

C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\grand theft auto iv\GTAIV

 

Is that correct ?

 

thanks again

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IRA West Coast

 

Everything looks ok after installing the new patch without my GAMEPAD (Logitech Cordless RumblePad) !!! It does work anymore !!!

 

Someone has an idea how to make it work ?!?

 

thx

Create a text (notepad) file in the same directory as the GTAIV.exe titled "commandline.txt", and put the following line in it.

 

-usedirectinput

 

(ninjaedit)

For me the path is:

"C:\Program Files (x86)\Rockstar Games\Grand Theft Auto IV"

but I'm on 64 bit Vista.

Thank you! I was wondering the same thing, my Logitech Dual Action stopped working... stupid question (I'm not dumb, just a noob): Why the frak did they screw with the controllers in this second patch? Why should I have to go through this trouble to fix it? Isn't that your job, R*?

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cuvip

nice patch, but you should co-op with R* North for better patch because i can't get into computer after patch angry.gifangry.giftounge.giftounge.gif

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