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GTA IV PC Patch 6 Coming Soon

Grand Theft Auto IV - General News | @ 04:02 PM MDT | By Ash_735
Over at GTAForums, Rockstar Toronto have announced that Patch 6 for the PC version of GTA IV is coming very soon, here's what to expect from the update:
GTA IV Title Update 1.0.6.0 \ 1.0.5.1 \ 1.0.4.2 (Patch 6)

Rockstar Games Social Club
• Remove Rockstar Games Social Club application
• Separate RGSC application no longer required to launch game
• Social Club login now occurs during the launch process

Shadows
• A new, less memory-intensive, and better-looking scalable shadow solution has been implemented
• Enhanced Night Shadows added with user-selectable level of detail (replaces Shadow Density)

Performance
• Rendering optimizations have been made to improve performance, particularly when enabling shadows
• User-configurable graphics settings have been added for shadow control
• Improved memory management

Multiplayer
• Enhanced security to isolate users from cheaters and hackers

Episodic Content
• Provide in-game support to purchase "The Lost and Damned" and "The Ballad of Gay Tony" (Not available in Russian/Japanese Versions)

Bug Fixes
• Vehicle shadows re-enabled between 8pm and 6am
• Fix floating street textures
• Pedestrians in vehicles appear further out from the player to allow for long range sniping
• The Moon has been implemented with simulated lunar phases
• Fixed garbled text in Japanese Multiplayer menus
• "RESC 10" error fix for specific hardware configurations


Rockstar Toronto also answered a question many people waiting for the PC version have asked regarding the installation:
When the DLC is released on GFWL - Marketplace, you will be able to purchase/redeem/download the episodes from within the GFWL interface or through the GTA IV front end menu. If done this way, you will be able to select any of the three games without having to start a new game.

If you purchase EFLC on disc, it will install in it's own directory and you will not be able to play the original GTA IV unless you quit out of EFLC and load up GTA IV.


And regarding those of you who have purchased Grand Theft Auto IV via Steam:
You'll be able to purchase the episodes from other online distributors if desired; they will provide you with a redemption token that you enter into GFWL which will then allow you to download the episode.
Viewer Comments
Jimmy_86
Think!

Registered: Jul 2004
Posts: 2,802
"Pedestrians in vehicles"

It always bothered me reading such phrases on forums. Now Rockstar are using it.

This is a facepalm situation if ever there was one.
04-12-2010 09:18 PM
monster875
not so unknown-user anymore

Registered: Nov 2009
Posts: 57
when i get eflc can i just uninstall gta iv and install eflc
04-13-2010 05:06 AM
Kabloowy
Stoopid

Registered: Nov 2009
Posts: 1
i just got the update god damn it i just installed some mods
04-13-2010 05:32 AM
polodave
Registered User

Registered: Jul 2009
Posts: 19
this patche fucked up my mods :/
04-13-2010 05:36 AM
Nite
Addicted PC Gamer

Registered: Jul 2005
Posts: 4,893
@Polodave

that should have been expected :P mods need time to be updated to work with the new patch.
04-13-2010 05:46 AM
tomux7
Registered User

Registered: Aug 2009
Posts: 1
yay good bugfixes like resc10 or longer range for sniping. Anyway i will not update because my mods don't work with patch 6 :)
04-13-2010 05:54 AM
polodave
Registered User

Registered: Jul 2009
Posts: 19
Hi ! I got a error RMN60 when i installed the patch 6 in fresh gta iv without mods and the games cant start.
can you help me ?
04-13-2010 06:57 AM
monster875
not so unknown-user anymore

Registered: Nov 2009
Posts: 57
how can u get the patch
04-13-2010 07:01 AM
polodave
Registered User

Registered: Jul 2009
Posts: 19
is done automatically by the intermediate GFWL, when you connect to GAMES FOR WINDOWS LIFE.
04-13-2010 07:17 AM
Nielske_10
Mythical GTA Driver

Registered: Jan 2010
Posts: 8
the patch installs by himself when you start the game

+
social club away
able to play TLAD and BOGT after buy

-
SparkIV doesn't work anymore
Icon on desk isn't anymore available
04-13-2010 08:30 AM
monster875
not so unknown-user anymore

Registered: Nov 2009
Posts: 57
is the pc version of eflc on disc or download??
04-13-2010 08:58 AM
thenotsogoodtrickster
late on the feels

Registered: Jun 2006
Posts: 881
The shadowless vehicles after 8pm was seriously irritating, I'm suprised it's taken this long to be fixed, and to be accepted as an actual bug. I thought it was always me, no-one else seemed to be bothered and/or have noticed.
04-13-2010 11:23 AM
Nielske_10
Mythical GTA Driver

Registered: Jan 2010
Posts: 8
nope didn't but it is now =D and monster875, it's bot, you can get it with MP on windows Live and on disc
04-13-2010 12:44 PM
monster875
not so unknown-user anymore

Registered: Nov 2009
Posts: 57
oh yes man, ty, i was like scared about if i only could get it over WL
04-13-2010 01:18 PM
thenotsogoodtrickster
late on the feels

Registered: Jun 2006
Posts: 881
the game doesn't start up for me at all :/
04-13-2010 01:47 PM
nick498
Registered User

Registered: Jan 2010
Posts: 0
this patch is shit it fucked up my mods now we have to wait for alexander blade to make a new filecheckfix. I hate this i broke my arm so i cant go outside instead i wanted to play gta whit mods butthats not gonna work either T_T
04-17-2010 02:01 AM
 

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