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Poll Results: What GPU are u using 4 this mod? Plz only vote if u get >or=30FPS @ high-max

 
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This isn't Crysis 2 you idiots, where's the city!
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IGN made a guide on how to get this to work: http://pc.ign.com/articles/118/1187759p1.html
    
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Ok so somebody put all this into one big, giant, .exe-installing, bugless mod and I'll do it. And provide the actual download page.
lol

dude its a pure copy/paste job depending on your version of the game. if you have the steam version, its not as simple as a self-installer. cant be done.

but as for retail version, provded you do a fresh install and patch to 1.0.4.0, its pure copy/paste and thats that.

i mean, if it helps you can tell us your resolution and i'll set up the .ini and .txt file for ya, but thats kinda lazy its that easy. edit 2 resolution lines, done.

i highly recommend a fresh install before doing this though. no previous mods/cars etc. bit hard on steam version i know.
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Is it hard to make and exe installer??
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Well, after a few days of insane fun, I've started to get crashes!

The strange thing is that it crashes at the EXACT same location on two different missions (Brucie's Easy as Can Be and Dwayne's Ruff Rider). It says "GTAIV has stopped responding" and just crashes.

I've tried tweaking a bunch of settings like turning shadows off, reducing vehicle density, and even removing several scripts like a car spawner script and a trainer script. None of them work. The game still crashes at the same spot.

The really strange thing is that I thought it may be a corrupted save-game file so I downloaded a save-game online for the exact same mission but the problem still exists! It still crashes at the same spot! In fact, I tried two different save games but none of them work.

I then tried a different mission (Manny's The Puerto Rican Connection), the one where you chase a train in a car. The game again crashed about halfway into the chase. I haven't tried the same mission again to see if it crashes at the same spot but this is highly aggravating.

I made sure that whatever mod I did (cars/weapons etc.), I did it carefully and without error.

Do these crashes mean I need to do a fresh install of the game? I will export my vehicles.img and weapons.img files along with the carcols.dat, vehicles.ide, and handling.dat files so that I won't have to reinstall everything again. The only question is could those files be corrupted and cause the same issues again?

I would hate to have to reinstall all the cars and weapons one by one; it took a long time (especially the handling.dat and carcols.dat stuff).

Anyone else having these seemingly random crashes?
     
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ok so i delete my save file, i put a fresh copy of gtaiv on, and run the game. works fine, even with the road texture thing and all trainers/loaders, which i never go without anyway.

as soon as i put on ICE or Gionight's ENB, i get in the game at the start, start to drive off in Roman's taxi and the game locks up and crashes to desktop with a program not responding error.

any ideas? or you think an actual fresh install is required, not just a copy/paste job of the gta folder?

i cant see how ICE or Gio affects the registry in any way, coz theres no installer.

EDIT:

ok so i did a proper uninstall, removed save files and everything and re-installed. then i updated to 1.0.4.0, threw in the road texture upgrade, chucked in all my trainers, asi loaders scripts etc and banged on gio's mod.

worked out of the box

so then a threw in greensystemsgo's car pack, basically just replacing carcols, vehicles and handling as well as vehicles.img, and i also threw in the trafficload mod to prevent taxi bug and the spawning of same cars.

all working perfectly and looking amazing

now to re-mod my weapons.

love this game haha. pain in the arse but shes working.
how did you get the trafficload script to work? The moment I use that script and load a game, it crashes (GTAIV has stopped working). Did you use a special ScriptHook.dll and/or any other files for this mod to work properly on version 1.0.4.0?
     
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how did you get the trafficload script to work? The moment I use that script and load a game, it crashes (GTAIV has stopped working). Did you use a special ScriptHook.dll and/or any other files for this mod to work properly on version 1.0.4.0?
im using the scripthook you get from http://www.gtagaming.com/downloads/g...ript-mods/2289

in that .rar is a file called 'scripthook.dll - old patches'

re-name it to just scripthook.dll, remove the - old patches part. thats the one i use.

as for ASI loader, i downloaded http://www.gta4-mods.com/tools/asi-l...-iv-1060-f4775

just used the loader dsound.dll

and thats it. everything i've done works.
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how did this get moved from the news chan????
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how did this get moved from the news chan????
Shouldn't be in the news section anymore, its a discussion thread now if anything.

Anyways, I need to get a DVD drive before I'll try messing more... I don't want to bother with downgrading or anything haha
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Oh wow I just uninstalled GTAIV..

*Looks up*

Thanks Big Guy!!

So anyway I'm re-downloading everything. Just wanted to check what FPS you guys reckon I'd get with my rig?
    
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