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Helplessdonkey

Help with versions and modding

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Helplessdonkey

Im looking to buy GTA iv for the pc and will want to play it with mods. With the recent development of R* replacing gta iv on steam with a complete collection I’m wondering if mods will still work on this digital complete edition?

 

or am I better buying a physical copy from amazon?

 

thanks in advance.

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TWIST_OF_HATE

Complete Edition sucks

I would advice version with patch 1.0.4.0 installed, here is why:

 

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zanesix

If you're really gonna buy the game just do it on steam, you're mostly free from the annoyance of the R* Game Launcher and you can always downgrade if you like. You also get the 2 DLCs that way, obviously, and all the essential mods are compatible, you just have to kinda dig for them. As for downgrading...

 

If you really f*cking love shadows, like REALLY love shadows, and you can't have a good game without good shadows, I recommend patch 4.

 

If you want to have the most mod compatibility, be free from the crap Rockstar Launcher and gain the ability to remove the DLC packs if you want, I recommend patch 8. 

 

Otherwise, the CE version is fine.

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Sam Lake
4 minutes ago, zanesix said:

most mod compatibility

 

4 minutes ago, zanesix said:

I recommend patch 8. 

wouldnt that be patch 7?

Patch8 got same hook sh*t as CE

Patch 8 only got least restrictions for MP, so it's best for MP

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Helplessdonkey
13 minutes ago, zanesix said:

If you're really gonna buy the game just do it on steam, you're mostly free from the annoyance of the R* Game Launcher and you can always downgrade if you like. You also get the 2 DLCs that way, obviously, and all the essential mods are compatible, you just have to kinda dig for them. As for downgrading...

 

If you really f*cking love shadows, like REALLY love shadows, and you can't have a good game without good shadows, I recommend patch 4.

 

If you want to have the most mod compatibility, be free from the crap Rockstar Launcher and gain the ability to remove the DLC packs if you want, I recommend patch 8. 

 

Otherwise, the CE version is fine.

 

So just for clarity if I pay for the CE on steam I can download a patch (I’m hoping it’d be readily available) and I could then apply mods? Would I struggle running mods without the patch?

 

sorry for the bombardment of questions I’m just a technological dinosaur 

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zanesix

@Sam Lake I mean, everything I tried on patch 7 worked on patch 8. I guess both would work, I just like patch 8 because of the few extra fixes.

 

Also @Helplessdonkey I'm pretty sure you can just download the other patches from rockstars website and apply it to your game, as long as you have the proper mods to get around the DRM crap like XlivelessAddon and whatnot. It's been a while though, I could be wrong it's just how I remember doing it.

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Helplessdonkey
5 minutes ago, zanesix said:

@Sam Lake I mean, everything I tried on patch 7 worked on patch 8. I guess both would work, I just like patch 8 because of the few extra fixes.

 

Also @Helplessdonkey I'm pretty sure you can just download the other patches from rockstars website and apply it to your game, as long as you have the proper mods to get around the DRM crap like XlivelessAddon and whatnot. It's been a while though, I could be wrong it's just how I remember doing it.

Thanks for the help mate. See I don’t even know what DRM or xlivelessaddons are. 

 

I may well be back seeking help.

 

 

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Helplessdonkey
1 hour ago, TWIST_OF_HATE said:

Complete Edition sucks

I would advice version with patch 1.0.4.0 installed, here is why:

 

What version sorry? 

 

Do you mean buy a physical copy? I’ve read that any cd key from a physical copy will automatically update the game to the CE.

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zanesix
5 hours ago, Helplessdonkey said:

See I don’t even know what DRM or xlivelessaddons are. 

"DRM" basically means anti-piracy. Thing is, even with a legitimately purchased game if you downgrade it could cause the game to kick in this DRM and ask for a key that you don't have, which is why you need to use something like Xlivelessaddon, which removes the defunct Games For Windows Live dependency and I believe also lets you run the game without a key.

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Posted (edited)
8 hours ago, Helplessdonkey said:

What version sorry? 

 

Do you mean buy a physical copy? I’ve read that any cd key from a physical copy will automatically update the game to the CE.

Patch 4

1.0.4.0

You can buy physical copy, and install patch 4 on it

Just don't let it to be updated to newer versions

Or just use a crack, then it won't update for sure

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Helplessdonkey
20 hours ago, zanesix said:

"DRM" basically means anti-piracy. Thing is, even with a legitimately purchased game if you downgrade it could cause the game to kick in this DRM and ask for a key that you don't have, which is why you need to use something like Xlivelessaddon, which removes the defunct Games For Windows Live dependency and I believe also lets you run the game without a key.

Thanks for the help but I’ve found gta v was free on epic games store so I’ve opted for that.

 

 

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zanesix

extremely unbased.

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