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Grand Theft Auto IV gets PC fix

by Steven Williamson on 26 January 2009, 12:10

Tags: Grand Theft Auto IV, Rockstar Games (NASDAQ:TTWO), Xbox 360, PS3, Action/Adventure

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A new update for the PC version of Grand Theft Auto IV is now available, fixing a number of known issues and adding controller support.

The update includes:

GRAPHICS FIXES / ADDITIONS:
* Graphics Menu:
o Added "Water Quality", "Shadow Quality" and "Reflection Resolution" sliders in graphics menu.
o Added "Definition" and "VSync" toggles in graphics menu.
* Rendering optimizations.
* VSync optimizations.
* Nvidia 7000 series
o Mirrors fixed

PATCH 1 FIXES:
* Direct input device support is now disabled by default and can only be enabled with the commandline: "-usedirectinput"
* Supported Controllers:
o Logitech Dual Action
o Logitech RumblePad 2
o Logitech Cordless RumblePad 2
o Saitek P2500
* Supported Wheels:
* Note: Controls are unmapped, user must map controls using Manufacturer's mapping software.
o Logitech G25 Racing Wheel
o Logitech Wingman Formula GP Wheel
o Logitech MOMO Racing
o MOMO Force
o Driving Force Pro
o Driving Force
o Formula Force
* Added Commandline "-notimefix" which will help some users who are experiencing the fast/slow gameplay issue after patch 1 was applied.
* Fixed a bug that caused some users to experience endless looping audio effects after Patch 1 was applied.
* Benchmark was disabling sounds after Patch 1 was applied, this is now fixed.

CRASH FIXES:
* Unable to load game fixed - For some users, a DOS window would open and close immediately upon Game Launch, GTA IV would never launch.
* Hang on Initial Game Loading Screen fixed - Some users experienced Character Art Loading screens in an endless loop.
* Certain causes of the RESC10 error have been fixed (Alt-Tab, change resolution). If you experience an RESC10 error, you must restart.
* Certain Instances of the "GRAND THEFT AUTO IV has encountered a problem and needs to close" error have been fixed.

VIDEO EDITOR:
* Naming clips is now mandatory on Export

MULTIPLAYER:
* Legitimate players being kicked from Multiplayer matches has been fixed.

GENERAL ADDITIONS / FIXES:
* Wireless 360 controllers not functioning - Triggers were full on/off, fixed.
* In the Options menu accessed from the Title Screen a “Game” section has been added with the ability to turn Clip capture on/off.

The update can be download from the Rockstar Games website.


HEXUS Forums :: 7 Comments

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Doesn't seem to have increased the FPS much :(
Didn't have any problems with crashes either.
Steering wheel support? Hardly seems worth it to me - it's not like the cars handle all that well.
* Nvidia 7000 series

Does that mean it will now work with a 7800GT card?
Blocky and dark image when I last installed it.
£10 the game is in morrisons now. bargain
It introduces a lot more GFX settings which you can change and a load of other things. It looks good, I haven't tested it properly yet though, only checking it works.