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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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OverTheBelow

Agh, now my old xbox controller doesn't work. sad.gif

 

I'm still waiting on getting a 360 controller in march on my birthday. Nevertheless great job r*, nice to know you respect your players even if one or two think their life is over because GTA4 is a needy game.

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babarian225

 

Shadow Quality - Affects video memory and GPU performance.

Shadow Quality controls the degree of precision applied to all shadows in the world.

This setting was previously bundled into Video Mode but has been separated in order for users to fine tune their settings for gains in performance.

 

 

Thanks again R*

 

Its your Best Patch Yet!

 

Pls make another one we know you have some more tricks up your Sleeve !

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-TheStig-

That's because of low shadow detail. It gets a little better on medium and high. Nothing to boast about though. Frankly speaking, I can live with that. They don't hamper the gameplay and at least, they don't flicker anymore.

but that is on high?

Then I have no idea what's wrong. I have the exact same shadows on low detail. But I turn the settings up and they get much smoother.

got it on very high and its ok now

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SativaHaze
Ah thanks, because there wasn't already a topic, we needed you to make a second one.

 

While your doing useless stuff, how about some frigging SLI support?

 

You said you made it for future PC's, yet every new part I buy has problems.

You're a loser. GTA IV supports SLI. Its even on you tube. I run 2 9800GT's....

I guess its easier to just whine than it is to actually read and learn something... orly.gif

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Smiler-Online

I have enabled the '-norestrictions' command line and turned all the graphics up to their maximum settings and now I get a constant 35 fps out doors and 75fps in doors!!

 

 

I definately reccomend that anyone suffering from low fps tries it!

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chaosmeister

i get a slight drop in fps using this patch but it all seems so much smoother now, and despite my fps dropping to around 20 at points it doesnt jitter and flick now. And finally people in the distance are no longer grey biggrin.gif they are all coloured, happy about that.

Good patch, though havent tried the internet cafe thing yet so meh.

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FunGt
Can some1 post the LIST of the files that this patch replace? Thanks.

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Mctool

anyone here know how i can edit this feckin file to use my dual pad again ?

i made a new textfile in gta directory and called it commandline.txt,

i put in the line (-usedirectinput)

but still it wont work ,have rebooted the game to without controller plugged in (this worked in last patch)

still no luck.

i have no other problems with the game ,runs ok colgate.gif

but this realy smells like cooperate microsucks*

get real why not fix this like they did in the last patch?

Quz micrococks,want me to buy a other controller,

and the minions of R* hail thr master.

this is rlly so bad.

srry for flamin rockers, i still am a great fan of ur series.

but why in the hell , you left out these minor changes?

maby it whas like this ,"ok We (microsoft) we aprove the new patch,but we dont support other controllers,so the choice is urs R* develloper.

leave it out.

 

again srry for flames again , but this rlly messed up my free afthernoon.

wakin up with a new patch biggrin.gif

testin in game for changes, and afther on minute no more signals from joypad.

 

 

i rlly hope u guys fix this soon.

 

or else i steal ur car catspider.gif

 

 

 

 

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Flitzbue

Thanks for the update smile.gif

i too got a nice 2 FPS increase and smoother gameplay, even thou the game ran fine before smile.gif

Edit: Had some problems with the mouse and playing pool.. before and after the 2 patches..

I still have problems.. but if i'm being really brutal to the mouse.. i can actually take a okay shot.

So.. i can live with it, since im the only one with that problem smile.gif

 

Edited by Flitzbue

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wesley123

The patch didnt change a goddamn thing, the game stil has around 18 fps. atleast the textures etc. looks better.

 

I still cant play multiplayer, im always the only 1 online while the gamemode said there were players.

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Enigma[UK]

Well you guys got the Wheel support that a lot of you wanted. biggrin.gif

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z3ro7

Improved me alot even on Max! Well done!

 

The water on low looks like the Console version... I think if some people now complain is because are using more settings than can handle... use the recommended. By the way, the Definition is the same of "P" blur...

 

 

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Steiny

Thanks Rockstar,

 

 

previous errors encountered by me seem to have to do with Graphic drivers, somehow they got corrupted, couldn't get the card nor the game to run properly, brought the card back and it seemed fine, sorry for beeing a nuisance.. love the game again, thanks for the patch!

 

 

 

Regards,

 

Steiny

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babarian225

R* Pls you didnt Fix the Sluggish auto-center of the camera?

 

 

good patch but that Camera Fix is really need Pls

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ThatsCool

I get a fps drop when i have damage on my stolen car. when i look on other damaged cars the fps dorpdown too

this was since the patch 1. and the internet cafe is not working anymore.

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kaktuz

oh awesome, now computers in gta iv doesn't work

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mYkSiNaToR

With this patch, my game still slutters as hell - I play for like 30 minutes and suddenly it becomes unplayable. It doesn't completely freeze, but the fps is like 1-2-3... Usually I get around 20-25. sad.gif

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z3ro7

 

With this patch, my game still slutters as hell - I play for like 30 minutes and suddenly it becomes unplayable. It doesn't completely freeze, but the fps is like 1-2-3... Usually I get around 20-25. sad.gif

try to disable the capture... that problem happens when capture are enable

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Graven

Good patch. Got rid of stutterings, smoother gameplay.

 

 

Windows Live did not promote download

Download the patch from R*.

 

 

R*  Pls you didnt Fix the Sluggish auto-center of the camera?

good patch but that Camera Fix is really need Pls

That´s not a bug, it´s just the way it is. Can probably fixed by a mod (after someone writes a loader for this patch)

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

I'd have actually preferred to have a start new game/load game/delete game option in there.

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deeqfinch

OPTIMISEd . OPTIMISED A LOt

 

 

BUT I HAVE ANOTHER PRPOBLEM . PLZ TELL IF SOMEONE ELSE HAS THIS PROB

i have 8800 ultra

 

EVEN THOUGH VSYNC IS ADDED NOW . I APPEAR TO GET SCREEN TEAERING NOW . WHICH WASNT THERE EARLIER IM POSITIVE .

EITHER I KEEP VSYNC ON OR OFF . I GET TEARINg . NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOo

anybody else ?

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bpx

do i have to install the first patch in order to install the second patch or can i simply install the second patch on the retail version?

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[CTD]LaBan

...and that's where my problems started...

 

user posted image

 

user posted image

 

missing objects, they will load after a minute or so.

 

ATI 4850, 8.12 Catalyst

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P_4_CZT1

Hi there i have installed the patch and see in the description that they add controller /steer support

but i dont get it to work can someone help me with the directinput ting

 

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

 

GreetZ P

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Skyline_man

omg ! i am glad i got IV for my PS3, my PC wouldnt stand a chance in playing it (7600GT and a 22" monitor dozingoff.gif )

 

i also bought a used 360 arcade recently to play the TL&D episode, not touching it till the episode comes out. lol.gif

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Mctool

lol same here

40 peeps read my post ,but no one can help me with it sad.gif

so how do we actually enable it again Rockers!!!!!!!!!!

never had isues before with the game ,so i dont know how to edit the commandline file ?????

plz explain to us noobs , how to do this so called easy thing.

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Graven

 

Hi there i have installed the patch and see in the description that they add controller /steer support

but i dont get it to work can someone help me with the directinput ting

 

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

 

GreetZ P

Open notepad. Type "-usedirectinput" (without quotes). Save as "commandline" (without quotes) into GTA IV root directory.

 

It´s told hundreds of times how to use commandline. Please use search feature next time. Thanks.

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