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post #501 of 548
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don;t you need xlive to make steam moddable though?

To make GTAIV moddable* yes, it's required, and if you're crashing you might also need dsound.dll which Icenhancer includes.

Again, the steps, assuming you have a totally stock 1.0.7.0 Steam folder:

Make a copy of the folder as a backup, name it "1.0.7.0 stock" or something.

Get the 1.0.4.0 patch files into the 1.0.7.0 folder you're working with and overwrite everything.

Get the 4 or so Rockstar Social files and put them in the folder you're modding.

Test the game. If it works, make a backup of your modded folder. Name it "1.0.4.0 stock" or something.

Get the Icenhancer or Gio archive and put the files in the folder you're modding, overwriting everything.

Test. If it works so far, make a backup of your modded folder. Name it "1.0.4.0 Icenhanced or Giod"

Then add any extra mods you want, and if any breaks your game you can simply start from the last working point where the Ice/Gio mod works.
Edited by Stealth Pyros - 8/25/11 at 12:46pm
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To make GTAIV moddable* yes, it's required, and if you're crashing you might also need dsound.dll which Icenhancer includes.

Again, the steps, assuming you have a totally stock 1.0.7.0 Steam folder:

Make a copy of the folder as a backup, name it "1.0.7.0 stock" or something.

Get the 1.0.4.0 patch files into the 1.0.7.0 folder you're working with and overwrite everything.

Get the 4 or so Rockstar Social files and put them in the folder you're modding.

Test the game. If it works, make a backup of your modded folder. Name it "1.0.4.0 stock" or something.

Get the Icenhancer or Gio archive and put the files in the folder you're modding, overwriting everything.

Test. If it works so far, make a backup of your modded folder. Name it "1.0.4.0 Icenhanced or Giod"

Then add any extra mods you want, and if any breaks your game you can simply start from the last working point where the Ice/Gio mod works.
Those files were already there with the mod you posted.


I did everything correctly, and doesn't work. Gta 4 stopped responding. Right after the first screen with text.

I think the mod you posted doesn't work. I will try with icenhancer 1.3
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it works now but i can't play... it says " Social club unavailable play offline or try again"
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guys remember that xlive.dll and dsound.dll are actually 2 different versions of the same thing, they are both ASI loaders. you only need 1.

i havnt tested this but i imagine having both could cause some issues.

i personally use dsound.dll
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Icenhancer 1.3 on my computer doesn't look like those in the pictures and videos

Especially the night was really dark. Couldn't see anything.

Are there some special settings you have to adjust?
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Originally Posted by enri95 View Post
it works now but i can't play... it says " Social club unavailable play offline or try again"
Just choose the play offline option when you launch the game, you can't play online anyways.

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Originally Posted by gtarmanrob View Post
guys remember that xlive.dll and dsound.dll are actually 2 different versions of the same thing, they are both ASI loaders. you only need 1.

i havnt tested this but i imagine having both could cause some issues.

i personally use dsound.dll
I did not know that, but I have both and don't have issues.

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Originally Posted by enri95 View Post
Icenhancer 1.3 on my computer doesn't look like those in the pictures and videos

Especially the night was really dark. Couldn't see anything.

Are there some special settings you have to adjust?
You are probably running 1.0.7.0, which has different shaders from 1.0.4.0. Icenhancer runs best on 1.0.4.0. The link in my signature might help you with downgrading to 1.0.4.0. Aside from that, you can modify some values in the Icenhancer config file if you don't want to downgrade, but you're still missing out on some effects until Icenhancer releases a patch with full support for 1.0.7.0.
Edited by Stealth Pyros - 8/26/11 at 7:14am
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post #507 of 548

Well I have a couple of issues with iCEnhancer 1.3. Wonder if someone could help or replicate them?

1.) There are quite a few occasions where the game will just crash during cutscenes. I tend to hit "space" to skip them to avoid crashes.

2.) Sometimes, the game will freeze during the "Loading" screen and just sit there. I'm not sure why this is happening but I usually have to bring up Task Manager to 'End Process' and restart the game.

3.) The Rain effect is absolute **** for me; I can see the effect on the ground (sound of water and water-spray when driving) but I can't see any of the actual rain! I want the rain to be like this:


4.) Does anyone use "Better City Textures" along with iCEnhancer 1.3? Can we use them together?

5.) I have View Distance set to "100". I set it to 50 before and I couldn't really tell a difference. What's the point of setting it to 100?

Any other suggestions/tweaks to make it look/perform better?

Also, what are the best parameters to use in the commandline.txt document? I have "-norestrictions", "-nomemrestrict", and "-percentvidmem 100". Any others that should be used? I think I have more than enough VRAM for the game so I wonder if the "percentvidmem" parameter is even needed for me (?).
     
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^ The only thing I can answer is about the draw distance. Icenhancer's config file automatically has it set real high, so changing it in the game menu is useless. I just leave mine at 1 because I remember Ice saying we should leave it at that.
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a couple of tips for those who want to try this mod and get a reasonable FPS


if you are using the STEAM version of GTA 4, it would be version 1.0.7.0 which makes the game very bright if you use this mod.



to fix that issue,

go to your gta folder and open "iceconfig.ini"

and change AdaptationMin=0.1 to 0.6 or 0.7



if your game is very laggy, make sure you delete the option.txt on gta folder(my fps went from 15-25 to 25-35FPS)


and you can also change the "EnableAmbientOcclusion=true" to false


also his blog has nice collection of mods for GTA 4
http://icelaglace.wordpress.com/
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if your game is very laggy, make sure you delete the option.txt on gta folder(my fps went from 15-25 to 25-35FPS)

http://icelaglace.wordpress.com/
the option.txt is for FXAA support. Its nice if you can get a decent fps because it looks much better but yeah it will give you boost if you remove it.
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