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Roxstein 03-16-2007 03:39 PM

GTAIV Optimization and Modification
We all remember San Andreas, weighing in at about 4GB... sometimes it was the biggest game on your HD, dwarfing the other little 1 or 2GB video games with it's massive IMG archives and map data files.

So, the topic, who thinks that 4 should to be optimized, and do you think that the format should be changed so it takes up less space?

edit: poll added.

Slim Trashman 03-16-2007 03:45 PM

Well it hasn't actually been announced for PC yet, be we all know it'll come. I say modding should be easy.

Thundercracker 03-16-2007 04:05 PM

I think it should allow modding. I like customizing my game just a little.

Beforehand. We won't know how it's going to work. We can be pretty damn sure it's not going to be nearly the same, but we won't be able to figure out whether or not it's going to be open for modification by just discussing it.

edit: Forgot to add. The way the game's data will be set up won't necessarily determine if it'll save space or even prevent the user from modifying its contents.

.:nemesis:. 03-16-2007 04:09 PM

I would like it to be moddable, but it's around a year to early to speculate about PC version.

Roxstein 03-16-2007 05:04 PM

FYI, the console and PC version don't differ very much at all as far the data goes, so we should (i'm not sure about the new discs on the 360 and PS3) be able to find out when the console version is released by popping it in our PC dvd drives.

Xeroer 03-16-2007 06:13 PM


Who said the new GTA is GTA4?
Last I chcked, it was GTA IV.

And I prefer optimization. If you're modding a game, you generally know what your doing, and I don't think they'd make it any harder than that anyway.

Slim Trashman 03-16-2007 10:22 PM

Uh.. yeah 4, IV = roman numeral 4, so it's 4.. lol what?

ballabeata 03-16-2007 10:27 PM

No, with the hard drives available now. There will probably not be optimization. This way Sony can sell hard drives too. I can see it now...GTA "IV" takes up 15 Gigs, Processor must be atleast 2.8 GHz, Videocard must be atleast 1024 MB, and not to mention the 4 Gig of RAM. LOL, this would be hilarious.

Xeroer 03-16-2007 10:58 PM

I'm sure the modding community has been remembered as Rockstar developed the game.
I mean, it is quite a large community.

Then again, look where the modding community got them last time.

Coffee, anyone?

Slim Trashman 03-16-2007 11:31 PM

Just not the look of the roman numerals coughtheeffectsontheIVmeannothing

Now you've just really got me wondering :P

Edit: Xeroer, you edited your post?

I understand what you're saying about the hot coffee thing, but it really was their fault for leaving that sort of content on the game. Modders and any fans of modifications shouldn't be punished by a fault on Rockstar's part. However, after this incident, Rockstar stopped listing fan sites in the game manuals. Was this because of hot coffee, or simply because the stories' weren't as big?

ballabeata 03-16-2007 11:36 PM

lol. IV with effects means that R* is keeping you busy until March 29.

Huey_Pilot 03-17-2007 12:29 AM

I hope its possible to modify it, if you can't then I probably won't buy it. Unless it has some really amazing cars, land, and other cool stuff.

Xeroer 03-17-2007 12:48 AM

Rockstar Leeds wrote the manuals, I believe.
They aren't as huge on PR as Rockstar North is.

Also, the "stories" series wasn't so big, as you said. This was evident on a lot of GTA websites.
So, if the PSP games (and the PS2 converts) weren't doing so good online, I guess they didn't want to give webmasters a favour there.

Slim Trashman 03-17-2007 07:18 AM

Ah, I see. How do you know all this info though? (R* Leeds wrote the manuals; the IV may mean more than just a number)

Xan 03-17-2007 07:25 AM

I don't care, i'm gonna get a Bluray or HDDVD burner or reader some day anyway. I don't want the graphics of a
hawk shit and prerecorded cutscenes. Give me the raw pure graphics.

Though modding will stay the same in concept i think

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