Friday, December 12th, 2008
12
DEC
GTA IV PC patch released

Grand Theft Auto IV - Rockstar/Take2 News | @ 11:51 PM MDT | By rappo
Rockstar listened, and is now delivering: a new patch for the PC version of Grand Theft Auto IV is available for download. To get the 32.6Mb update, simply start your game, log into LIVE, and select to update when prompted. The patch is reported to make the following changes:
  • A fix to the crash after legal screen that some German customers were reporting.
  • Numerous improvements to the video editor: Smarter naming of videos, improved rendering quality, better fx during replays.
  • Fix to bowling while using certain sensitive mice.
  • Fix for ATI 1900 shadows.
  • Overall savings to memory.
  • Graphic improvements to particle systems and mirrors.
  • Multiplayer character settings are preserved.
  • Support for DirectInput controllers.
Thanks to Erika_ for the news
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The Commander
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How do you get it if your PC that you installed it on doesnt have a internet connection?
12-13-2008 12:10 AM
rappo
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For now... you don't. Also this update screwed up my game, probably because I have modded files. I tried reverting all the mods - not sure if I missed anything, but yeah it still wouldn't launch. I'm reinstalling now. Soooo if you've modded your game, you should do your best to get rid of the mods before updating :P
12-13-2008 12:20 AM
The Commander
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How typical is that of the big gaming companys to make sure you can't mod there game for your enjoyment.

"Lets release a patch and make sure they can't mod it again!"
12-13-2008 12:43 AM
rappo
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i don't blame them - turns out those patches could be used for online, ranked matches :P
12-13-2008 01:26 AM
The Commander
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Oh wow, I didn't know that. Well in that case I understand. But then they could have done something else couldnt they? Like implement actull mods some how for non online play and then people wouldnt have to hack files.
12-13-2008 03:11 AM
Anamon
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The update is not LIVE only (which is a good thing for people like me who want their savegames stored f**kin' locally) If you don't want to use LIVE, you can also download the patch at FilePlanet. I suppose other game and download sites will follow soon.
12-13-2008 06:01 AM
RED-FROG
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Thanks to the patch, I no longer have sound (weapons, walksound, people, vehicles) in the game. I can only hear music.

The benchmark on the other hand gives sound.

Thanks Rockstar.

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Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Audio
12-13-2008 06:49 AM
Anamon
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For people who do not want to register/wait/load at FilePlanet, here is a mirror:
http://rapidshare.com/files/172970710/GTA4PCPatch_FP.rar

No problems with the patch here... I can now start the game without running a burn-in test, and I can finally bowl.

[ post edited 12-13-2008 07:08 AM by Anamon ]
12-13-2008 07:06 AM
j0eybb
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HAHA it just made it worse! now im ive got a even lower frame rate
12-13-2008 08:55 AM
kawaga
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tried it out, but it still freezes after a minute, needs pc reset. Quite scary: read the new liscence agreement... o_O.

Anyway if R* is not communicating better, I could really consider to return it, fortunatly the LA is against European Law and thus every store is obliged to take it back as well as Take2 is. I'm quite feeling fooled by these guys, always and still talking about 'small numbers of players having trouble' and stuff.

You can see the worth of a company if there is a problem, problems can happen, the right way would be to stick to the groups which have problems and to explain what happens when and where is the problem. I'm not sure what to do with this game at the moment, R* still has a plus on my publisher ranking, because of its previous works ... they are using it up at the moment.
12-13-2008 09:09 AM
Zamoldac
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works perfectly for me now using 8.12 + patch the game just flys at max settings ( only traffic density @ 51%)
12-13-2008 09:13 AM
behzad_sol
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Pretty cool fucking awesome,I have to download it,I really want to play it with my joystick
12-13-2008 11:40 AM
Steve88
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No Sound.. it worked before
12-13-2008 04:57 PM
WheresMalik
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I think it might be time for them to admit that not everyone will be able to play this game.

Ever.
12-13-2008 08:08 PM
behzad_sol
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shiiiit,can't use it again,WFT!
12-14-2008 04:42 AM
otai
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What this patch do??
Nothing change for me
12-14-2008 09:50 AM
Hatclub
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I actually uninstalled GTA4 last night, (I'm not sure why - I didn't need the disk space, I was just annoyed at it's existence) before I saw that the patch had come out. But I have to be honest, looking at what people are saying, I doubt it's going to do anything for me as I'm an SLI 8600 user.

I put up with the flaky GTA3 performance when it came out - that was bearable, I had a decidedly bottom of the range PC compared to the specs, and eventually when I went back a few years later with a new PC it was great.

This time, it's unplayable, and I have to be honest when I say that I can't see anything that justifies the requirements it needs (and my spec exceeds their 'recommended').

It'd be the first game I'd ever taken back, but I'm seriously considering it. Very sad :(
12-14-2008 10:06 AM
Anamon
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If I were you I would give the patch a try anyway before returning the game. There are a few people who report very positive effects, and it's probably not more because they're all playing now...

Apart from that I have to agree with you, the lack of QA in this product is a disgrace for Take2, Rockstar, and Microsoft.
12-14-2008 03:53 PM
behzad_sol
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For me,some new effects appeared,how?I dunno!
12-15-2008 04:31 AM
claud3
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i got it and it works fine. But i think i pefer the game with out it;. Because my gta iv was working a hell of alot better with out the patch to be honest
12-15-2008 09:11 AM
 

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