News Archive
16
MAR
Chinatown Wars reviews are in!

GTA: Chinatown Wars - General News | @ 12:43 PM MDT | By Neil
Reviews of Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars are beginning to appear online, and they all seem to be following a very positive trend.

GamePro, Eurogamer and Cynamite have all awarded the game a perfect score while CVG, IGN and 1UP have given it positive reviews too. Eurogamer's Tom Bramwell had this to say:
"Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars is a triumph, not just in terms of bringing a difficult game to a new platform intact, but because it actually improves it in the process"
The Nintendo DS exclusive is available in North America from tomorrow and in Europe on Friday.
16
MAR
RAMPAGE! in Chinatown Wars

GTA: Chinatown Wars - General News | @ 07:40 PM MDT | By Slim Trashman
The fourth and final pre-release feature clip for GTA: Chinatown Wars has been launched on the official site:
The fourth game Feature Clip is all about the triumphant return of the fan-favorite Rampage mode to the Grand Theft Auto series.



Chinatown Wars is available at North American retailers tomorrow, and will be available this Friday, March 20th, in Europe.
17
MAR
Niko Bellic T-Shirt from Digital Gravel

GTAGaming.com - General News | @ 01:57 PM MDT | By Ash_735
Digital Gravel is now selling a new T-shirt design under the name of “The American Dream” which features a certain well known character from Grand Theft Auto IV.


GTAGaming would also like to wish all members and readers a happy St. Patrick’s Day. Enjoy the day!
17
MAR
Chinatown Wars now available worldwide

GTA: Chinatown Wars - General News | @ 03:12 PM MDT | By Neil
The latest installment in the Grand Theft Auto series is now in stores. Chinatown Wars is available exclusively for Nintendo DS and retails for US$34.99. Consumers in the UK may be able to find the game for as little as £17.99 on sites like Amazon and Play.com.
21
MAR
New GTA IV PC patch available

Grand Theft Auto IV - General News | @ 06:52 AM MDT | By Neil
The next time you try to play the PC version of Grand Theft Auto IV on LIVE you'll be prompted to download an update. Included are many fixes:

GRAPHICS:
Interior Lights for ATI 1900 series cards
- All light sources appear for users with 1900 series ATI cards. (ie. Pool Mini Game)
- ALT-TAB fixed

Graphics Settings
- Added menu option "OFF" for Reflection quality
- Added menu option "OFF" for Shadow quality

PERFORMANCE:
- Physics optimizations to improve situations with heavy physics calculations (ie. 32 player races)
- Graphical Performance Optimizations

MULTIPLAYER:
NAT Type detection
- Detect if user has a "strict" NAT and displays message for user

Voice chat is received even if your microphone is turned off

CONTROLS:
Keyboard/Mouse
- Remapping restrictions removed
- Allow Enter, Backspace, and Arrow keys to be remapped by user
- Allow multiple mouse buttons to be mapped

Enable/Disable DirectInput in Menu
- Users can now activate/deactivate Direct Input devices from "Controls" menu.
- If commandline "-usedirectinput" is active, it will override pause menu setting

Use 2 direct input devices simultaneously (ie. Wheel and Gamepad)
- Users can now use 2 different controllers at once, including 1 XInput and 1 Direct Input device

Added more Direct Input / XInput device support
- Saitek P380/P480/P580/P990
- Saitek PS1000/PS2700/P3200/P3600
- Gravis Eliminator Shock gamepad

SECURITY:
Detect modified files and prevent users from entering multiplayer if found
- Game will prompt with a message after blocking user with modified data files from entering multiplayer
- Should prevent multiplayer access from cell phone and GFWL join in progress

VIDEO EDITOR:
Scroll Bar improved response
- Tweaked to respond better to keyboard inputs

Sped up load times for users with many clips

TITLE UPDATE 2 FIXES:
Return of Hot Dog Stands and other props
- Missing hot dog vendors, fences, gates, pylons should be present throughout the world

Scrolling signboards
- Activate missing scrolling signboard text (ie. highway signs, Star Junction, Clock Tower Sign)

ALT-TAB pauses game during cutscenes
- Cutscenes should now pause and resume correctly after an ALT-TAB task switch. Audio remains in sync

GENERAL ADDITIONS/FIXES:
Mismatched MODO/Perseus Clothing
- Fixed a bug when Niko mixes clothing from Perseus and Modo

360 Controller Texture
- Controller image should be visible in Controller Configuration screen


Please let us know in the comments or on the forum if your performance improves.
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