GTA IV patch for PC

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While PS3 users are enjoying the “Tales From Liberty City” add-on, and Xbox 360 users are snickering in the background because “We have like had it forever man!”* PC players are getting a brand new patch for the game. By the looks of it though, they are mostly performance improvements, so don’t get too excited.

Read the list of updates below:

  • 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 o Fixed garbled text in Japanese Multiplayer menus
    • “RESC 10” error fix for specific hardware configuration
*actual response from a kid in Modern Warfare 2 when I said that PS3 players can play the GTA4 expansion now.
  • Andrenekoi

    Removing Rockstar Games Social Club application is already worth the excitement, and they are finally supporting well the PC version, these new shadows looks really better, the game was already a lot better on the PC than the consoles, but after this patch the game looks even better. I had GTA IV initially on the PS3, but after playing the PC version i just had to sold that one, it’s like another game, graphics and perfomance are a lot better on the PC.

  • PlayingMantis

    That’s a pretty nice list of improvements. Too bad PC people don’t get the expansions for free…that era is ending unfortunately. Wish I had a PC worth (read:capable) of running GTA IV, or other more recent games for that matter.

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