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GTA IV Patch 5

What sort of impact has Patch 5 had on your game?  

958 members have voted

  1. 1. What sort of impact has Patch 5 had on your game?

    • Positive impact.
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    • No noticable impact.
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    • Negative impact.
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    • ZOMGWTF THE LOST AND DAMNED!!!1'1'[email protected]@@!11oneoneone
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GTA_IV GOD

Patch 5

 

Lets start a list to document what has been changed so far:

 

- TLAD Achievements have been added.

- Some Shadow issues fixed

- Graphical Issues

- Some minor performance gain

- Extra Controls

- No longer rains in inside.

I'll update this list when, more info is found out and confirmed

 

Be advised, that there has been no official word from Rockstar regarding this patch release, a few people ahve reported issues with the patch not loading IV, or not being able to get into MP.

 

DO NOT POST ANY LINKS TO ANY OTHER DOWNLOADS OF THIS PATCH

 

Here is a cut and paste of the information available on Rockstars update website :-

 

 

Today we released patched 1.0.0.4 for the PC version of Grand Theft Auto IV. The patch features a number of updates and fixes including the conversion of all region SKU’s into the same SKU, more freedom for users to customize controls, and several multiplayer fixes. The full patch notes can be found below. Please visit http://updates.rockstargames.com/patches/g...UPDATE_1004.rar to download the patch.

Version 1.0.0.4 – November 10, 2009

GENERAL:

 

    * Convert all region SKU's into the same SKU.

    * Include support for all languages within single exe.

 

CONTROLS:

 

    * Allow controls to be double mapped on keyboard.

    * Added option in controls menu to disable mouse controls in helicopters.

    * Adjust keyboard control sensitivity in hood cam view in vehicles.

 

MULTIPLAYER:

 

    * Security Updates to deter cheating in multiplayer.

    * Hosts can now immediately Kick users from their games in Lobby and in game via Cell phone without having to rely on peer voting.

    * Fixed a bug in Cops 'n Crooks mode where Host would drop out and prevent remaining players from leaving game.

 

For more information go here.

 

Rockstar News announcement (3 days late) can be found here.

Edited by CharmingCharlie

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DHoff

 

I don't have GTA IV PC yet, and I'm just wondering: is there still going to patches every now and then? Or is this the last one?

If I remember correctly, they said something about the final patch being gold or something along those lines. Lets hope A few more come out that actually is worth downloading.

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customkingpimp

I really hope this is not the last patch. because they still have not gotten it right.

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I started to notice rather big problems with this patch now.

 

1)no on screen instruction dialog show up even when I get mission from someone,

2)when I kill pigeons I no longer been told how many are left,

3)after Nico go out with friends, their approval rating go up but only thumbs-up icon shows up with no name on it

 

So basically I seem to have lost all critical info dialog/text from the game. Does anyone happen to know how to fix this problem? I have 2 GTA4 installs on different computers with this patch applied, but both acts exactly the same way. I'm still using old save files, is this the cause of the problem?

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BlazinAsian

Hope rockstar released a new patch soon because this isn't working. sad.gif

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customkingpimp

Yup, out of all the patches.... this one is the worst.. It improved the performance the best, but everything else just outweighs that.

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MurphiX_101001

This patch brought me improved performance. But I don't see many changes. I noticed that when I click "Start" [in first screen after intro videos] music is starting to play but I have to wait a little while before I see the first artwork. It's black screen for a moment, it wasn't on previous patches. But it doesn't matter, the best is that my game runs a bit smoother.

And I have one question, what means that?:

 

Convert all region SKU's into the same SKU.

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I started to notice rather big problems with this patch now.

 

1)no on screen instruction dialog show up even when I get mission from someone,

2)when I kill pigeons I no longer been told how many are left,

3)after Nico go out with friends, their approval rating go up but only thumbs-up icon shows up with no name on it

 

So basically I seem to have lost all critical info dialog/text from the game. Does anyone happen to know how to fix this problem? I have 2 GTA4 installs on different computers with this patch applied, but both acts exactly the same way. I'm still using old save files, is this the cause of the problem?

I found a fix. If this happens to you, you must change your language setting to something other than English then change it back to English again, then all texts come back as normal. This has to be done every time you launch GTA it seems, though. I hope this issue will be addressed in upcoming patch.

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supermortalhuman

 

This patch brought me improved performance. But I don't see many changes. I noticed that when I click "Start" [in first screen after intro videos] music is starting to play but I have to wait a little while before I see the first artwork. It's black screen for a moment, it wasn't on previous patches. But it doesn't matter, the best is that my game runs a bit smoother.

And I have one question, what means that?:

 

Convert all region SKU's into the same SKU.

the brief pause beforehand has probably resulted in much smoother loading (ie, no broken frames or frames torn) because it is essentially a buffering to it so you have a more enjoyable look at it while it loads. It's all good. Seems that way anyway.

 

The other thing, about converting to matching SKUs is because all clients must be operating on the same platform to be able to receive The Lost and Damned. (you cant do region specific DLC in their delivery formats because then you need to build a different episode for each area, and you need to feed each link to those only to certain places, etc etc - it is way easier to make all of our games compatible then build once instead of build multiple copies of the episodes)

 

Before anyone naysays: That is the Only reason they would Ever make our games the same like that, and it's the only reason any other company ever does it, and it's obvious in this case because TLaD achievements have already been added to GFWL)

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physx20

first of all i dont know which c*nt deleted my post...seems like more idiots are appearing on gtaforums everyday..plz kindly at leas tread what i have to say

 

WTF...niko keeps on appearing and disappearing agin...wtf ??

 

almost a f*cking year has passed..and the sad part is that none of these useless patches has fixed my problem...no this aint a driver issue..

why is it that all games dirt2/crysis/farcry2 are running without ANY SINGLE PROBLEM.

 

1.) i have no mods installed/ i have the official driver for my card/ i have not overclocked my gpu nor the cpu/ so dont go bullsh*tting me its my pc...cuz it plays like butter on games like crysis.

 

so here i am playing an invisible character..in gta4

honestly feel like getting my copy and shoving up c* ass.

 

I bloody paid my well earnt money on this to play a game...not a f*cking shoddy port

 

Like i said R* toronto have programmers who probably got C or D grades in their programming course.

 

They fix one problem, then introduce another. and honestly i dont call a 1-2 fps a performance increase.

 

the game is a mess..seriously..I doubt a 50mb patch file would fix anything..its better of waiting till the DLC

 

and if the DLC dosent work..seriously i wont install a f*cking gta game on my pc i swear..ill tear my dvd andthrow it in the trash where it belongs,

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Kenster1025

I think because R* still had to account for XP users like me using still a Direct X 9 graphics library while Vista and Windows 7 run on newer Direct X 10, and 11 is could be why there are so many graphical issues. But when it was released for the PC, it would have been preposterous to have not included Windows XP.

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truehighroller
I think because R* still had to account for XP users like me using still a Direct X 9 graphics library while Vista and Windows 7 run on newer Direct X 10, and 11 is could be why there are so many graphical issues. But when it was released for the PC, it would have been preposterous to have not included Windows XP.

I installed, Vista Ultimate 64 Bit and installed this game and it still stuttered exactly the same for me like it is now, again after reinstalling it on Windows 7.. Direct X 11 eliminated as the culprit. It would be interesting to see how it acts for me on XP though that's for sure.

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customkingpimp

I run XP SP3, and It doesnt stutter at all. I just had the graphic issues with the 1.0.0.4 patch. It works almost flawlessly with the 1.0.4.0 patch.

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truehighroller
I run XP SP3, and It doesnt stutter at all. I just had the graphic issues with the 1.0.0.4 patch. It works almost flawlessly with the 1.0.4.0 patch.

Same thing for allot of us I believe with the other patches working better part.

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Gograshok

For me it was the worst Patch so far. icon13.gif

- i have massive rubberbandeffects (dont know how to explain it). Its like if the frames are cycling from good (~30) to very bad (~10) in 20 second intervals. im happy that i finished the game around 8 Months ago. The way its running now its impossible to play. espacially when im chasing someone (e.g. Policemissions). interestingly this effect is gone during ingame-nighttime oO

- second point, shadows. the look like fine spiderwebs now which are flickering from time to time...annoying.

- Third thing is that Floorgraphics pop over tires of cars (white lines etc)

 

But its stable. At least one positive thing wink.gif

 

i will try to use some comandline modifications but i dont have much hope.

 

 

Q6700 @2,66Ghz

Vista 32bit

3Gigs RAM

1Gig 8800GT Nvidia

 

 

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GTArv

This is f*cking ridiculous. One time the game starts to lag horribly 10 minutes into playing, and the next time I'm able to play 1 hour straight without any problems. The lag then returns out of the blue and the process repeats itself. I even make sure to close all running programs before starting the game.

Has anyone else experienced this? is there some sort of generic fix for this problem?

 

I sincerely hope that the next patch they release fixes everything, without introducing any more problems. The game ran pretty well with patch 4 on Medium~High settings.. now I can't get of the stuttering even on completely low settings. Its a good game, but the lag is discouraging me from playing.

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Vinnie

Hmm, the game is definitely smoother than it was before, the framerate is consistent now even on high settings for the most part, but I also upgraded to ATi Catalyst 9.12 so this could be what brought the performance upgrades, anyways I experience some stuff which I know has been mentioned already with this patch:

 

  • Road Markings Being Higher than Everything Else (Car Tyres etc)
  • Car Shodows after 8PM Showing only Niko

However, when I close the game now Vista, it says that GTA IV has crashed and then explains that it closed due to Vistas DEP settings, anyone else experienced this before I go ahead and disable DEP for this application?

 

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PTRACER

I only got this game at Christmas and installed the 1.0.0.4 patch straight away. I have noticed the graphical bugs when driving on the pavement, or over piles of dirt, but it doesn't happen all the time.

 

I get a smooth 55fps+ with all texture, shadow etc settings set to high or very high and with the sliders all set to about 1/4 to 1/2 way across. And that's with an 8800GT 512MB and no command lines. CPU is an i7 860, plus I have 4GB of RAM.

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truehighroller
I only got this game at Christmas and installed the 1.0.0.4 patch straight away. I have noticed the graphical bugs when driving on the pavement, or over piles of dirt, but it doesn't happen all the time.

 

I get a smooth 55fps+ with all texture, shadow etc settings set to high or very high and with the sliders all set to about 1/4 to 1/2 way across. And that's with an 8800GT 512MB and no command lines. CPU is an i7 860, plus I have 4GB of RAM.

This game loves 8800 series cards from what I have seen on these forums since the game came out..

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LCstuntman

More noob questions, can I play online with an older patch like the 4th one? Also, will mods (let's use vehicles as an example) made for the 4th patch work with the 5th?

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Vinnie

 

More noob questions, can I play online with an older patch like the 4th one?

 

GFWL may prevent you from doing so without first updating the game.

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LCstuntman
More noob questions, can I play online with an older patch like the 4th one?

 

GFWL may prevent you from doing so without first updating the game.

Ok, that's what I thought since that's how it is on X360. And I'm pretty sure mods like trainers and FPS cameras won't work unless updated, but is that the case for vehicle mods?

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Marcin6

This patch broken last mission .

When jumping from Bike to Chopper where is Jakob and Roman , Niko always fall.

Im clicking this space like crazy and nothing

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Vinnie

 

This patch broken last mission .

 

It works fine here with the latest patch. Though I'd be interested to see if anyone else has had this.

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dethred
I only got this game at Christmas and installed the 1.0.0.4 patch straight away. I have noticed the graphical bugs when driving on the pavement, or over piles of dirt, but it doesn't happen all the time.

 

I get a smooth 55fps+ with all texture, shadow etc settings set to high or very high and with the sliders all set to about 1/4 to 1/2 way across. And that's with an 8800GT 512MB and no command lines. CPU is an i7 860, plus I have 4GB of RAM.

This game loves 8800 series cards from what I have seen on these forums since the game came out..

icon13.gif You guys still don't get it do you?

 

The game doesn't depend on video cards. The new Intel CPUs make the difference.

 

I get a solid 60fps average with an i7 920 @ 4ghz with a 5870. I can take away the 5870, and put in my 8800GTS and still get better fps than when I had GTX280 SLI and Q6600 CPU at 3.6ghz.

 

IF you want to play this game completely smooth on maximum settings, you have to buy an i7 or i5 CPU and DDR3 RAM. End of story.

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Jigglyass
I only got this game at Christmas and installed the 1.0.0.4 patch straight away. I have noticed the graphical bugs when driving on the pavement, or over piles of dirt, but it doesn't happen all the time.

 

I get a smooth 55fps+ with all texture, shadow etc settings set to high or very high and with the sliders all set to about 1/4 to 1/2 way across. And that's with an 8800GT 512MB and no command lines. CPU is an i7 860, plus I have 4GB of RAM.

This game loves 8800 series cards from what I have seen on these forums since the game came out..

icon13.gif You guys still don't get it do you?

 

The game doesn't depend on video cards. The new Intel CPUs make the difference.

 

I get a solid 60fps average with an i7 920 @ 4ghz with a 5870. I can take away the 5870, and put in my 8800GTS and still get better fps than when I had GTX280 SLI and Q6600 CPU at 3.6ghz.

 

IF you want to play this game completely smooth on maximum settings, you have to buy an i7 or i5 CPU and DDR3 RAM. End of story.

Running with a Q9650 at 3.6GHz with DDR2 RAM running at 800MHZ with a 5870 and getting 60 fps.

Says who you have to have DDR3 RAM and those new CPUs?

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WIGILOCO

Is this patch the patch I can download from rockstargames.com? I downloaded yesterday some patch from there.

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trustreef

I have instaled patch 1.0.4.0 and I think I got performance increased, now i can play it with setting high and very high for reflection. but i also noticed that I have some pop up texture problem, lately after I watching machinima video I see that pop up texture issue, so I gues that everyone have that problem to. I hove that Rockstar can fix it with new patch.

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truehighroller
I only got this game at Christmas and installed the 1.0.0.4 patch straight away. I have noticed the graphical bugs when driving on the pavement, or over piles of dirt, but it doesn't happen all the time.

 

I get a smooth 55fps+ with all texture, shadow etc settings set to high or very high and with the sliders all set to about 1/4 to 1/2 way across. And that's with an 8800GT 512MB and no command lines. CPU is an i7 860, plus I have 4GB of RAM.

This game loves 8800 series cards from what I have seen on these forums since the game came out..

icon13.gif You guys still don't get it do you?

 

The game doesn't depend on video cards. The new Intel CPUs make the difference.

 

I get a solid 60fps average with an i7 920 @ 4ghz with a 5870. I can take away the 5870, and put in my 8800GTS and still get better fps than when I had GTX280 SLI and Q6600 CPU at 3.6ghz.

 

IF you want to play this game completely smooth on maximum settings, you have to buy an i7 or i5 CPU and DDR3 RAM. End of story.

Running with a Q9650 at 3.6GHz with DDR2 RAM running at 800MHZ with a 5870 and getting 60 fps.

Says who you have to have DDR3 RAM and those new CPUs?

He's just another idiot that is acting like he actually knows about PCs.. My PC is damn~~~ close to your performance wise so get over it noob.

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Jigglyass

NVM

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truehighroller
NVM

It wasn't intended to insult you jiggly tounge.gif.

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