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Voodooman

Alternative Graphics Tweak

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Voodooman

Universal GTA 4 shader patch (U4SP for short) aka ALTERNATIVE GRAPHICS TWEAK.

 

Get it here http://www.gtagarage.com/mods/show.php?id=9683

THIS PATCH IS HOSTED AT GTAGARAGE , IT WAS TESTED AND APPROVED BY PatricW

 

Screenshot:

 

user posted image

*** more screenshots available at GTAGARAGE download page

http://www.gtagarage.com/mods/show.php?id=9683

 

Description:

 

 

This is universal rage_postfx.fxc shader patch.

 

Within every new patch, Rockstar brings new rage_postfx.fxc file with some tweaks and fixes, so keeping

outdated rage_postfx.fxc isnt good idea and could lead to gfx glitches and corruption.

 

This universal patch could disable Near, Middle and Far distance blur to suit your tastes and in same

time it will preserve all new changes made by Rockstar.

 

So if you are using that "Ultimate Graphics Tweak" with outdated rage_postfx.fxc, you really should get

rid of it and use this patch instead.

 

If Rockstar will ever release new patch, just make sure that rage_postfx.fxc was updated by rockstar's

official patch, then just run Universal GTA 4 shader patch again.

 

You may ask:

"How the hell this going to work with any new file, what if offset will change or something?"

 

i did few separate versions of patch, one version with fixed offset, and another one with heuristic

search of values that should be patched. In normal case you should use fixed offset version, but if it

will fails to patch, just run heuristic version.

 

Warning EFLC owners!

Patch 100% compatible with DLC version of EFLC TLAD and TBoGT!

To let if work in TLAD and TBoGT you need to disable noise filter!!!

Load the game 1st (this option isnt available if you not loaded game yet),

go to the pause menu, open the "display" section and turn off "noise effect".

 

user posted image

 

 

U4SP vs UGT:

 

You may ask me:

"Why do i need to use this, when i have Ultimate Graphics Tweak, whats the difference?"

 

And i can tell you the difference:

 

1) Multiplayer:

 

To make this thing clear from beginning - this is one of the most important difference comparing to

"Ultimate Graphics Tweak", you can play multiplayer with no problems, with no additional tools, and

without any magic tricks you used to do with UGT.

 

Magic is already inside this patch, and this magic is simple - you dont need modded visualeffects.dat

to have all waht Ultimate Graphics tweak promice to give you, its all in shader;-)

 

2) Always new shader:

 

Many users of UGT, including its so-called "Author" (who in fact isnt author of it), dont even realize

that outdated shader produced in January 2009 that they use, do not include all the fixes and optimization

that rockstar did in next patches and could be source of many problems they have with game (including

performance and graphical problems). When i recommended bartekxyz to call for original modder of shader

to perform same modification on new shader that was included in patch, he just ignored that and said

not true thing that there is no difference. There is a difference, latest rage_postfx.fxc includes

14590 new bytes, which are mostly new shader instructions.

 

So answer of bartekxyz was just an excuse for his not so big knowledge or Laziness, or even both of them.

But hey, now he could use my patch to create and finaly put updated shader, or he even can pack my

patch inside (i just hope he would not cut parts of my readme about him) ;-) (Read more about this in

"EXTRA NOTES" bellow)

 

3) Simple and fast usage:

 

You are old lazzy ex-programmer or ex-hardcore gamer? Or just noob? Or no one of them, but just a man

who care about his time and just dont want to waste it on many unnecessary things?

It doesnt matter who you are, in any case you will find U4SP aka AGT more comfortable than UGT.

Because all you need to do just perform 2 clicks

1st to run Patcher, 2nd to press on "Patch" button and enjoy result. Should i mention all that many

uncomfortable steps you need to do to install UGT and make it works for you? Nah i dont want even waste

time on this ;-)

 

4) Not so many unrealistic blur and no bullsh*t at all:

 

Blur blur blur, its everywhere in UGT, if someone shoot you - boom blur, someone hit your car - boom blur

again, you just driving at 20 km\h and see that motion blur... this isnt looks good if you have taste.

Well actually that unrealistic extra motion blur is all what bartecxyz realy did, just a 6 lines inside

visualsettings.dat... all the rest was done by Klanly and Belinda who wasnt even properly credited and was

left withour reward, when bartekxyz received one (Read more about this in "EXTRA NOTES" bellow) for what

klanly and belinda did.

Smooth Shadows, motion blur, depth of field, and all that bartekxyz present as results of "his" tweak,

are all actually was in game, and Klanly + Belinda just found the way how to separate them in shader and

disable one by one, and they produced that shader, that did all what you can find in description of

"Ultimate graphic tweak"... and just look at credit description for Klanly in credits:

 

"For a solution on how to separate static blur from DOF and MB."

 

and compare it to description of tweak

 

"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 smoothen 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)."

 

Oh, wow, Belinda didnt took his credit? Actually he did that 3 versions of shader and finished what knaly

started, so why the heck he have no credit at all?

 

Aint this is bullsh*t?

 

I think that fair description that bartekxyz should type should be like this:

 

"Klanly - for discovery of method which allow you to enable improved post processing effects

like Motion Blur and Depth Of Field with smooth shadows and 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).

 

"Belinda - for extra research, and for 3 shaders he created that makes all tweaks possible"

 

"Ultimate Graphics Tweak is a tinny 6 lines in config which gives you just more intensive motion blur when

you use real graphics tweak created by klanly and belinda".

 

Thats looks justly and aint bullsh*ting anyone;-)

 

Use real product, not advertised dummy.

 

5) You can combine both:

 

If you didnt understood a word or you just weirdo, you can use patched rage_postfx.fxc with visualsettings.dat

from UGT, but in this case you will lose multiplayer, and most of advantages of Alternative Graphics Tweak.

Anyway, UGT never have had updated shader, so you should use this AGT, just to update shader for UGT usage.

 

 

Usage:

 

 

Look at file content_tree.png to understand idea of folder hierarchy first.

There are 12 versions of patch total, they are separated 1st by type of implementation:

 

1) Brute - these versions would patch any required bytes without checking if those bytes already patched

or mismatch

 

2) Smart - these versions would patch required bytes only in case if bytes wasnt patched and match

to default pattern (original raga_postfx.fxc produced by rockstar)

 

2nd they are separated by type of detection of bytes that needs to be patched:

 

1) offset - these versions would patch bytes only located at fixed offset

 

2) heuristic - these versions would perform autosearch of location of required bytes

 

3rd they are separate by type of blur (it could be enabled by pressing P button or by setting

Definition off at graphics settings) that this patch would remove•:

 

1) Near - only near aka full screen blur would be removed, this makes picture sharp at close distance

just as Blur never was turned on, but in same time medium blur (that makes shadows and trees smoother

and adds some minor pseudo-antialiasing effect on medium distance objects) and far blur (that makes

Depth of Field [DOF] effect on far distance objects) will remain.

This is recommended version.

 

2) Near+Medium - both near and medium blurs would be removed, but far blur aka DOF will stay.

 

3) Near+Medium+Far - all static blur would be removed, only motion blur remain.

 

 

In normal case i recommend you to use Smart offset, if it fails then Smart heuristic version.

If both of these fails or will give no visible result (this could happen in theory), than try brute heuristic

version.

If you already patched Shader and want to re-patch it to implement different tweak, than i recommend you

to use Brute offset one, it will override any current values, but keep in mind that this will work right

only if Smart Offset patch didn failed before, if it failed before and you was only able to patch with

Smart heuristic version, this mean that offset was changed, and use of brute offset version could damage file.

 

But dont worry too much, patch creates backup, if backup already present, than it will not override old backup

with new one.

 

 

 

Extra notes:

 

 

Patch created by Voodooman (v00d00m4n).

Thx to Klanly for his discovery that made this patch possible, also thx to Belinda for his additional

research that cleaned out Klanly's discovery. All credits should go to them.

 

Shame on bartekxyz who used klanly's discovery (that did almost whole trick) and used it in cheap

"Ultimate Graphics Tweak" to rise his fame and catch thx that realy was deserved by Klanly and Belinda.

UGT is really just a minor tweak of intensity of blur (too much motion blur to be honest), its not

even work without shader modded by Belinda (who wasnt even credited by bartekxyz), and shader inside UGT

is pretty outdated, still that old modded shader that belinda did in Jan 2009

(prove link).

 

However if you will use just patched rage_postfx.fxc instead of not so Ultimate Graphics Tweak you would

be able to play MP with no problems, if you will use modded visualSettings.dat from UGT, than game will

probably not let you play online.

 

Bartekxyz coundt even mod rage_postfx.fxc

(prove link)

and still uses outdated file that belinda did and belives that there is no difference. So why do he have

GTAF Award and Knanly and Belinda not? It not fair!

 

I did this patch and these notes not for fame, but for justice!

Nothing personal against bartekxyz (he is a nice guy, if you could forget for a second that "all fame

should go to me" behavior, and his ignorance about my old recommendation to update shader with help of

belinda, since he couldnt do it himself) just a justice business.

 

Its really unfair when someone use someone else as parasite and get all the fame instead of original

author.

 

Vote for klanly an belinda to get reward for that discovery!

 

 

History:

 

 

v0.9b

-initial public release

 

 

Thanks:

 

 

To you for reading this text.

To Klanly and Belinda for everything mentioned above.

To bartekxyz for his behavior that forced me to do this patch ;-)

 

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Get latest version here

http://www.gtagarage.com/mods/show.php?id=9683

 

Please report bugs and get support here in this thread.

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physx20
Lol, anywho on-topic, IMHO this tweak is better then the UGT because yeah you don't get the motion blur way too quick, and the shadows look better.

RoGeR ThAt

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Voodooman

 

Great job Voodooman! You brought the visual realism back to my GTA copy. colgate.gif

 

Just one suggestion: you don't need to mention bartekxyz and all this story (that I took notice yesterday) on the help file and on the software "about" window. I mean, really, this mod is awesome, it can increase its popularity on this community by its own merits, don't need to mention the "failures" from the others.

 

Otherwise, great mod. Keep the good work! icon14.gif

 

 

Peoples should know their heroes biggrin.gif , i mean real two - Klanly and Belinda, sot its not me "brought the visual realism back to your GTA copy" but they are.

All i just did is created patch that delivered K&B's blur separation with fastest and most comfortable way.

 

So af far as i c, for most patch works fine.

 

I have seen one of you posted something about virus, its a false positive.

Your antivirus is cheap crap that have signatures of packers like upx, pe2compact etc, instead of real virus signatures , and guess what? My patch is packed with one of those most or least popular packers (with a bit of customisation) that almost every hacka\cracka\reversa use smile.gif

 

So i suggest you to switch to kaspersky (which is silent as sh*t about my patch) or dr web or some other major antivirus (but to be honnest kaspersky gives less false positeves than others, norton and nod 32 as well as mcafee are known to have lot of crap non virus signature and will alert you about every crack and keygen and patch that all share same packers or patching tehnique)

 

Someone said he have no permission or something - dude just turn off that crap UAC, it has been proven to do nothing but annoy peoples with its warnings, the only real power it have is to dissallow total noobs to accidentaly f*ck up their windows, if u aint total noob, turn that sh*t off (dont forget to copy files from VirtualStorage folder to real folders after u will turn off UAC).

 

Or if your religion dont allow you to turn off UAC, just unpack patch into any directory and intead of direct run, right-clik on it and select "Run as Administrator" that will help you.

If u didnt knew that - even if you have admin rights, when u directly run any program it do not recieve full permissions, so u should always run it like that, to avoid that right-click run as admin launch method u could set in compatibily settings of exe to allways run as administrator.

 

One more thing - select gta 4 folder, open properties, uncheck "read only" attribute and apply for every folder and file inside gta 4 folder.

 

One more thing - tell me, which video card you have? If that is geforce 6 or 7 than u should copy patched rage_postfx.fxc from any other folder like ati_dx10 or ati_low or nv8 to nv6 and nv7.

 

I was trying to find out solution for gf6 and 7 specific shader but it have totaly different values so smart patches will always fail (noticed this just after release) to patch these 2 files, brute patches will patch but that will probably screw up post fx for geforce 6 and 7.

 

But since shader from other folders isnt so crappy like gf 6 and 7 two and since that nv8 and ati shaders equal and work on geforce 6 and 7 its not that big problem, just do as i said and all will be fine.

 

Someone reported that blur have not been removed, so i believe that user was owner of geforce 6 or 7 and should read solution above.

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Voodooman

 

This sh*t broke my Indepence FM xD

 

The tweak is great, better then UGT.

But now my radio is broken. When I switch to IFM I don't hear anything, and if I then switch to another station, all I get is the crackle and buzz sound... =/

It cant be. Just think a little!

 

How shader could broke your in-game mp3 player?

 

It is just impossible, so search for reason in another place)

 

 

Btw, a little off-topic, but since when that happened, CC - not being a mod?

dont know since when and i dont care, but this surely proves that Whatever happening, happening for good tounge.gif ))

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AmbiquitY
This sh*t broke my Indepence FM xD

 

The tweak is great, better then UGT.

But now my radio is broken. When I switch to IFM I don't hear anything, and if I then switch to another station, all I get is the crackle and buzz sound... =/

It cant be. Just think a little!

 

How shader could broke your in-game mp3 player?

 

It is just impossible, so search for reason in another place)

I know, it worked again when I relaunched it tounge.gif

It probably just coincidently happened right after I installed this tweak =)

 

No harm meant to this great patch! lol.gif

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Murcchachosa

When I run the patch, its says "Could not find the file?

 

Had setted the file but still says Could not find.

Edited by Murcchachosa

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FelipeVinhao
Great job Voodooman! You brought the visual realism back to my GTA copy. colgate.gif

 

Just one suggestion: you don't need to mention bartekxyz and all this story (that I took notice yesterday) on the help file and on the software "about" window. I mean, really, this mod is awesome, it can increase its popularity on this community by its own merits, don't need to mention the "failures" from the others.

 

Otherwise, great mod. Keep the good work! icon14.gif

 

Peoples should know their heroes biggrin.gif , i mean real two - Klanly and Belinda, sot its not me "brought the visual realism back to your GTA copy" but they are.

All i just did is created patch that delivered K&B's blur separation with fastest and most comfortable way.

I know it. But you made the patcher, and I'm very lazy lately... biggrin.gif

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SLAYERMAGGOT

Alright i've tried this tweak, and thought i would get more FPS with it.

So i gone ingame and started a new game, since i deleted my savegames accidently.

I've got a average of 15 FPS, which is quite a few less FPS than before the tweak, then later ingame i got a BSOD (aka Bluescreen of Death), restarted PC, launched GTA IV again and started a new game since i got a BSOD before, after loading again a BSOD, i was so pissed off this sh*t tweak, i better play orginal IV with patch 1.04.

BTW i had two car mods installed, but i tried them before the patch and never got any crash or bsod, so it's the tweak for sure, now game is f*cked up, i need a re-install. nervous.gifconfused.gifangry.gif

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physx20

i didnt face any problem, i think you forgot to read the readme

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Murcchachosa

I tried it.

Still no any FPS increase or something.

The game looks nice tho.

But I still have the problem wicg rage_fx I have to replace

since the patcher keep me asking to find it.

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Voodooman

 

Alright i've tried this tweak, and thought i would get more FPS with it.

So i gone ingame and started a new game, since i deleted my savegames accidently.

I've got a  average of 15 FPS, which is quite a few less FPS than before the tweak, then later ingame i got a BSOD (aka Bluescreen of Death), restarted PC, launched GTA IV again and started a new game since i got a BSOD before, after loading again a BSOD, i was so pissed off this sh*t tweak, i better play orginal IV with patch 1.04.

BTW i had two car mods installed, but i tried them before the patch and never got any crash or bsod, so it's the tweak for sure, now game is f*cked up, i need a re-install.  nervous.gif  confused.gif  angry.gif

Dude, do u have idea of what are u talking about? do u think changin 2 bytes to zero could decrease performance and BSOD you?

 

I have 2 ideas about your post:

 

1) You r just dirty little lie-lover (one of those guys who dont even tried to do anything, but like to post sh*t with fake results of something they never tried).

 

2) You r just an idiot and the only sh*t you have exept your damaged brain is your PERSONAL CRAPuter. In this case u surely have same 15 fps without patch and have been lucky to see BSOD many times before patch . It may be f*cked up driver, lot of sh*tty codecs and crapware installed, damaged RAM, noobish registry tweaks and brute overclocking, and just 1000 of other things that usualy turn noob's pc into BSODing mashine.

 

Just in next case, at least try to say what patch you "applied" (there are 12 of them if u didnt noticed), which os and videocard you have (ram an cpu and other specs would be also nice too see if u aint gonna act like a dick). Also before turning into dick, just try to read whole thread ))

 

now u can stfu and gtfo or talk more gentle here and only about truth.

 

Just to prove that your lie is lie and u fool - turning off any post process effect cannot decrease performance in any case, in fact turning off any post processed effects (like full screen blur for example) could only give performance boost, since GPU and CPU will need to **trying to say this in noob-friendly terms" do less work and will render every frame faster. U dont need to be uber-coder to understand that, all you need - just a presence of some logic in your brains.

 

As for BSOD - should i tell u again logical explaination or u could try to find one with our own logic? oh sorry u dont have one, than ill explain: all 3 blurs that patch affects - are all in the game from begining, so this patch dont add anything into game, its not even really turning off anything, it just changing values of 1 or 2 or 3 constants to zeroes, and all these constants regulates blur radius. So game keep working as is did before, it following same instrucitons and even rendering same blured picture, i mean game perform all that bluring in same way as it did before my patch, only difference that before patch radius of blur was big and visible, with patch its 0 and sorta unvisible.

So if something BSODing your PC during GTA 4 it is already in-game or on your pc and not connected patch. Yo PC just BSODing on you coz u stupid)

 

Update: sorry for so many crap about you like "you stupid", its just a joke and my cold sence of humor triggered by your bahaviour which makes me mad, really hate when someone post nonsense like that "this sh*t f*cked me up. All damaged, all destroed. Achtung - this is sh*t".

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ikt

HURRAY!

Slayermaggot is the first to get Voodooman pissed off in 2010.

 

But seriously, Voodooman is rite. I never had any problems with these patches, the only thing is i don't like them because they aren't compatible with ENB Series (or the other way around), but with these, everything works awesome.

 

And is a version coming with no shadow blur? smile.gif And will the next version have anual selection of what folder to use? I have 2 copies of GTA on this computert.

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Murcchachosa

LOL, Slayermaggot succeeded in pissing off Voodooman lol.gif

And on January 1st 2010.

A nice beginning of the new year.

 

BSODing because of being stupid omg XD

Sorry, I cant just stand it lol

 

 

I get a few FPS decrease and the far distance

looked blurried but the game looks nice

and got avoid of the huge jaggied edges in the far distance.

Flying in a heli always make me searching for a doctor in the room.

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customkingpimp

This is just awesome. Great job!

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hopsu
One more thing - select gta 4 folder, open properties, uncheck "read only" attribute and apply for every folder and file inside gta 4 folder.

I got this working after I did this thing you suggested. You should include that advice in the readme or something.

 

Works perfect and thank you very much smile.gif

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Voodooman

Im glad it worked . So looks like no update required and this beta pretty well working, am i right guys?

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Yupitsme

damn I'm stunned by the improvements this topic should be pinned not UGT

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WTFX

it's nice but i think it'd be great if the motion blur could be adjusted to be a bit less intense or sorta adjust the limit where the massive blur begins a lot higher.

i drive real fast almost all the time, have used to that (even irl to some extent, but that's another story biggrin.gif) and the blur is way too intense. otherwise, gj.

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ikt

 

it's nice but i think it'd be great if the motion blur could be adjusted to be a bit less intense or sorta adjust the limit where the massive blur begins a lot higher.

i drive real fast almost all the time, have used to that (even irl to some extent, but that's another story biggrin.gif) and the blur is way too intense. otherwise, gj.

You can adjust the motion blur in the visualsettings.dat file. hasn't got anything to do with the shaders biggrin.gif (Use the UGT visualsettings.dat if you like it better)

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Larz89

very noobish question but how do you instal it? do you just copy the 3 files (near/near_medium/near_medium_far) into the GTA IV directory or something else? Call me a dumb ass if it boosts your self esteem, just please anwser the question smile.gif

 

Nevermind, i found out, jeez i was a dumbass tounge.gif

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haints

This is a great mod and I used to love it before I started with ENB so I'm sad they're still not compatible because I'm not giving up ENB ...

 

Does anyone know if it is possible to have motion blur with ENB?

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Voodooman
very noobish question but how do you instal it? do you just copy the 3 files (near/near_medium/near_medium_far) into the GTA IV directory or something else? Call me a dumb ass if it boosts your self esteem, just please anwser the question smile.gif

 

Nevermind, i found out, jeez i was a dumbass tounge.gif

lol at u dumbass)) u asked for this))

Im just wondering, have u tried to run patches before posting this?))

 

Changing visualsettings.dat will prevent u from be able to play multiplayer.

 

guys i still need someone with Geforce 6 and 7 to test, anyone still have that old cards?

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Codify

Hmm, just downloaded this to give it a try, but came across this rather nasty piece of text in the readme file:

 

 

Do not change copyrights and any content of program, dont even try do that,

program is encrypted and protected from modification and will not work if

any byte of code data will be changed! Who knows what routine will be initiated

if program will detect Modification wink.gif

 

Have you heard about Broken\Bricked psp when some lamers from PS3news changed copyrights

in Dark Alex custom firmware installer? Never heard? Google it and keep it in mind)

Dont cry when all data on your HDD will be corrupted after you will change something

in someone`s program, you have been warned!

Even little cute angel can turn into huge ugly demon if you will try to RIP his wings!

DONT RIP ANYONE AND NO ONE WILL RIP YOU smile.gif

 

So the author is openly claiming that he has written malicious subroutines to the patch which will cause damage to the end-user's system if it detects that the patch has been modified in any way.

 

No way am I going to take the risk of installing this piece of crap - how can I trust that his 'modification check' doesn't screw up and mistakenly think the patch has been modified? Take your malware patch and shove it. icon13.gif

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haints

When I try to uninstall this by replacing the shaders folder with a copy that I saved before I installed the mod--I still get the blur effects. Even when I load a copy of the ENTIRE game folder from an external hd, I STILL get the blur effects. How is that possible? The only to get rid of them is to uninstall and then reinstall the entire game from disc.

 

I like this mod, but I would also like to be able to uninstall it ...

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Hmm, just downloaded this to give it a try, but came across this rather nasty piece of text in the readme file:

 

 

Do not change copyrights and any content of program, dont even try do that,

program is encrypted and protected from modification and will not work if

any byte of code data will be changed! Who knows what routine will be initiated

if program will detect Modification wink.gif

 

Have you heard about Broken\Bricked psp when some lamers from PS3news changed copyrights

in Dark Alex custom firmware installer? Never heard? Google it and keep it in mind)

Dont cry when all data on your HDD will be corrupted after you will change something

in someone`s program, you have been warned!

Even little cute angel can turn into huge ugly demon if you will try to RIP his wings!

DONT RIP ANYONE AND NO ONE WILL RIP YOU smile.gif

 

So the author is openly claiming that he has written malicious subroutines to the patch which will cause damage to the end-user's system if it detects that the patch has been modified in any way.

 

No way am I going to take the risk of installing this piece of crap - how can I trust that his 'modification check' doesn't screw up and mistakenly think the patch has been modified? Take your malware patch and shove it. icon13.gif

lol dude))

 

this isnt piece of crap , the only piece of crap is your damaged brain))

 

1) Did u modified Exe?

no!

2) Did u seen yourself corruption of data on you HDD?

no!

3) Do u have some logic in your brain?

no!

4) Do u have reason to worry like an idiot?

no!

5) Do u have any proofs that this wasnt just a bluff to scare kidos who love to change copyrights ?

no!

6) Did i really claimed that i written malicious subroutines in patch that can cause damage to your system if it will detect modification of exe?

no!

 

What i said is just stated that nobody know which routine can be initialized if program will be modified!

7) Did i said that this routine is really present in program?

no!

8) Did i said what exactly this routine will do?

no!

9) This routine could be only malicious and could not be just text message like "u idiot u modded my programm, shame on you" ?

no!

it could be even simple crash of patch and nothing dangerous (in case if it present, which is unclear because i didnt said it present)!

 

10) Did i said that u should not cry if you hdd data will be f*cked after you will change somethin in EXACTLY my program?

No!

I said it like a shared recommendation about any program, and i said exactly SOMEONE's program! and this was after i told about curious incident that happened with PSP users who modded copyrights and ripped other's works.

 

11) Is someone's program mean exactly mine and this program?

no!

 

12) Did anyone of users who used patch reported here that his HDD data was corrupted?

No!

 

13) Should i continue these session of logical questions that u should answer to yourself before u posted this sh*tty missinformation?

no!

 

So cut the crap: just f*ck off or shut up and use patch without panic!

i didnt claimed anything, period.

 

 

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haints

 

well i think something wrong with logic of your actions.

 

Blur is option which is present in game by default, but u cant turn it off or on (definition setting in-game DEFINITION ON mean no blur at all, DEFINITION OFF mean all blurs turned on).

 

My patch is REMOVING 1-3 layers of all 3 available blur layers (near medium far).

 

So when u installing patch u basically removing 1 or more layers of blur.

 

In this case when u UNinstalling this patch u RESTORING blur.

 

So why do u think unistallation dont work if blur is present?))

 

This actually mean that u uninstalled it, but u just forget to turn off blur ( set definition on) or P button

 

When u re-installed game u just forced installer of game to remove game settings, and when game just installed Blur if off by default (definition on).

 

Its all your fault, not mine))

 

 

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haints

 

well i think something wrong with logic of your actions.

 

Blur is option which is present in game by default, but u cant turn it off or on (definition setting in-game DEFINITION ON mean no blur at all, DEFINITION OFF mean all blurs turned on).

 

My patch is REMOVING 1-3 layers of all 3 available blur layers (near medium far).

 

So when u installing patch u basically removing 1 or more layers of blur.

 

In this case when u UNinstalling this patch u RESTORING blur.

 

So why do u think unistallation dont work if blur is present?))

 

This actually mean that u uninstalled it, but u just forget to turn off blur ( set definition on) or P button

 

When u re-installed game u just forced installer of game to remove game settings, and when game just installed Blur if off by default (definition on).

 

Its all your fault, not mine))

Okay, if what you said is true, then I am an idiot. MY APOLOGIES!!!

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Darkauron

how can i install this mod. i've find that ragefx file but i still said Cound not found the file. i was mod the Ultimate Graphics Tweak. or i must use the original file?

sorry for my bad english

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TMC

Hello,

 

I am new to GTA 4, I just built my 1st gaming rig and I am sure i got all it takes to run this game smooth.

Lets see some specs first :

 

Mobo: Ga-790XT-USB3

CPU : PhenomII x4 955 c3 stepping @ 3.2

GPU : MSI R5850 1GB OC Edition (765/1125)

RAM : DDR3 Mushkin Stiletto 2 x 2 Gb 1333mhz

OS : Win 7 64-Bit Ultimate Build 7600.

 

I had installed the ATI CCC ver.10.2 and no matter what AA/AF setting i change I still see the same graphics in-game.

Running GTA 4 10.4 patch @1920 x 1080.The game runs smooth , cant complain about fps, but the graphics lack AA and AF afaik.

Many of my GTA 4 graphic settings are very high, and the video memory limit is on the green line.

After seeing no difference by playing with the ati CCC AF/AA, I decided to try Voodooman shader but it wont patch, a window opens and it doesnt displays right (no patch button displayed) and cant be closed with the window close icon(i tried 3 or 4 different patches from the 12 versions available with the same results).

 

I did everything V said :

 

Removed read-only attributes in all the GTA 4 folders and subfolders, Removed the UAC .

Also tried right clicking on the patch and running it as admin with the same results.

 

I am dying to see this patch working!

Please advice,

 

Thanks!

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Garfield 2

GTA IV doesn't support AA, although you can enable AA with ENBSeries Mod.

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GTA IV doesn't support AA, although you can enable AA with ENBSeries Mod.

What do you mean ?

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I managed to make the patch install finally, now gta 4 wont start, says missing d3d9x_40.dll file. What have i done wrong ?

 

Now i have reinstalled gta 4 and updated to 10.4 patch.

What should i do now? install the AGT? do i need ESB mod too?

Is there any order to install these things?

Please help a noob.

 

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