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Grand Theft Auto IV
Grand Theft Auto IV cover
Developers
Rockstar North
Windows Rockstar Toronto
Publishers
Rockstar Games
Russia 1C-SoftClub
Engines
RAGE
Release dates
Windows December 2, 2008
Reception
Metacritic 90
IGDB 88
Taxonomy
Monetization Expansion pack
Series Grand Theft Auto
Grand Theft Auto IV on HowLongToBeat
Grand Theft Auto IV on IGDB
Grand Theft Auto IV guide on StrategyWiki
Grand Theft Auto IV on MobyGames
Grand Theft Auto IV on Wikipedia

Grand Theft Auto
Grand Theft Auto 1997
Grand Theft Auto 2 1999
Grand Theft Auto III 2002
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City 2003
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas 2005
Grand Theft Auto IV 2008
Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City 2010
Grand Theft Auto V 2015

Warnings

For Games for Windows - LIVE on Windows 8 or later, install the latest Games for Windows - LIVE software.

Key points

March 2020 update upgrades the game to the Complete Edition, introducing the Rockstar Games Launcher DRM while removing Games for Windows - LIVE and SecuROM DRM entirely, but also removing multiplayer[1] (see Network for solutions).
Extensive modding community, along with Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City. See Downgrading.
Ability to import your music for your own custom radio station.
Rockstar has removed music from the game due to expired licences. Same with Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City. See Restore removed music.

General information

Rockstar Support
GTA Modding - A wiki hosting mod information for the GTA series.
GTAForums - Grand Theft Auto IV Discussion
GTA Network - A huge network of fansites all dedicated to the Grand Theft Auto series
Steam Community Discussions

Contents

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
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Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
CD key
Requires online activation
Uses SecuROM 7 and SecuROM PA DRM for disc checking.
CD keys can be redeemed on the Rockstar Games Launcher. Doing this will activate the Complete Edition.[2]
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Windows
Official website
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Complete Edition.
Windows
Steam
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Complete Edition.
Windows
Complete Edition includes Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City.

DLC and expansion packs

DLCs are now a part of the Complete Edition. All previously purchased copies on Steam were upgraded for free to that version, while original retail versions can be freely upgraded to Complete Edition, by registering a Games for Windows LIVE key on Rockstar Games Launcher.
Name Notes
The Lost and Damned
Windows
The Ballad of Gay Tony
Windows

Essential improvements[edit]

Skip intro videos[edit]

Apply the GTA IV Intro Patch[citation needed]
Edit loadingscreens_pc.dat[4]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\GTAIV\common\data\
  2. Open loadingscreens_pc.dat with Notepad
  3. Change the value of "duration" for sections 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 to 0.
For the Rockstar Games Launcher version, run the launcher with the -scOfflineOnly parameter to avoid restoring original game files.
Apply XLiveLessAddon (old versions only)[5]

Patches[edit]

Patch released in May 2020, returns the requirement additional launcher in form of Rockstar Game Launcher in place of obsoleted Rockstar Social Client.
For patch releases after Patch 8, you must update through Steam or the Rockstar Games Launcher.
Patch 8 updates the game to version 1.0.8.0
Patch 7 is also available (may be required for some mods, as much as Patch 4).
Since Patch 6 Rockstar Social Club is no longer required to run the game.[6]

FusionFix[edit]

This projects aims to fix some issues in Grand Theft Auto IV Complete Edition.
FusionFix · GitHub
Applying FusionFix[7]
  1. Download the Ultimate-ASI-Loader.zip file.
  2. Extract the contents of the download to <path-to-game>\.
  3. Download the GTAIV.EFLC.FusionFix.zip file.
  4. Extract the contents of the download to <path-to-game>\ (replace the file(s) when prompted).
For the Rockstar Games Launcher version, run the launcher with the -scOfflineOnly parameter to avoid restoring original game files.
For Grand Theft Auto IV 1.0.8.0, see here.

ColAccel[edit]

Greatly reduces loading times
Does not work for versions older than Patch 6
If editing .IMG archives you need to delete colCache.dat and let it get re-created
Requires an ASI Loader.

Extend GTA IV Memory Graphic Settings (512 MB) (1.2.0.30)[edit]

Download

Download Link:

Click on the link to download: dinput8.dll

Virus Total Results:

Virus total results for dinput8.dll

Source Code

Source code (If you want to compile it yourself):

https://github.com/colistro123/GTAIV_ExtendVidMem

Troubleshooting:

Troubleshooting

Q: My game is crashing.

A: Delete hints.dat from your GTAIV folder or alternatively re-download the dll and replace your old one.

Q: My Antivirus/web browser marks this file as a virus, what do I do?

A: It's common for an Antivirus or Web Browser to mark certain system files as a virus and since dinput8.dll is a system file which gets loaded by the game, most antiviruses will detect it since it's not signed, hence why I have provided the source code if you want to read the code and compile this yourself.

Q: What does this do?

A: I pretty much just hook GetMaxAvailableVideoMemory (not an actual name, I named this myself) which returns the max available video ram in GTA IV and modify it to return something else. I also create a hook to Direct3DCreate9 to get the D3D device the host application creates and figure out the amount of available VRAM by creating a dummy DXGI adapter.

Q: How do I run this on Proton/Linux?

A: To run on Proton/Linux simply add WINEDLLOVERRIDES="dinput8=n,b" %command% as a launch option. Thanks to @Managor

Restore removed music[edit]

Over 50 radio station tracks were removed from the game due to expired licenses in 2018.[9]
Downgrading the Radio Stations[10]
  1. Download the downgrader.
  2. Unpack to the installation folder.
  3. Run install.bat.

Notes

If GTA IV was downgraded to Patch 4, don't extract and replace the "common" folder, as doing so will mess up all text in-game.

Run EFLC as DLCs[edit]

Not needed for Complete Edition.
Merges songs from EFLC into the base game.
Does not work with versions older than Patch 6.
Removes RamJam FM, Self-Actualization FM and Vice City FM radio stations. They can be restored by this mod

Game data[edit]

In-game general settings.
In-game general settings.

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %LOCALAPPDATA%\Rockstar Games\GTA IV\Settings\SETTINGS.CFG
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/12210/pfx/[Note 1]
Configuration files are encrypted. For an alternative, see Command line parameters.

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %LOCALAPPDATA%\Rockstar Games\GTA IV\savegames\<user-id>\
%USERPROFILE%\Documents\Rockstar Games\GTA IV\Profiles\<user-id>\ (Complete Edition)
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/12210/pfx/[Note 1]
Rockstar Launcher version searches for Games For Windows Live saves.
(old versions only) %LOCALAPPDATA%\Microsoft\XLive must also be backed up as the save data is bound to the Games for Windows - LIVE profile.

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud
Uses Rockstar Social Club's savegame & settings cloud sync function.

Video[edit]

In-game video settings.
In-game video settings.

Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
Cutscenes and loading screens are Vert-.[11]
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Ultimate Camera Control can be used to add a photo mode with adjustable FOV, does not allow adjustment of in-game FOV.
Windowed
Launch the game with -windowed parameter.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Use FusionFix.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Up to 16 samples.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Use SMAA injector for SMAA. The game does not support traditional methods of anti-aliasing.[12]
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
Cutscenes may be zoomed in incorrectly; slow handbrake camera; handbrake camera is too fast on high FPS (gamepad only)[13]

Input[edit]

In-game key map settings.
In-game key map settings.
In-game keyboard/mouse settings.
In-game keyboard/mouse settings.
In-game gamepad settings.
In-game gamepad settings.

PS3 Controller Buttons[edit]

If using a PlayStation controller, you might want to change the Xbox 360 buttons to the PS2/PS3 buttons. In order to do so, follow the instructions below.

Instructions[citation needed]
  1. Download the Controller Button Icon Change mod.
  2. Extract buttons_360.wtd and frontend_360.wtd to <path-to-game>\PC\textures\

DirectInput Controller support (old versions only)[edit]

Launch the game with -usedirectinput parameter[15]
Added in patch 1.0.2.0[14]
After patch 1.0.3.0 a seperate option is located in Options then Controls then Controller Options.

Audio[edit]

In-game audio settings.
In-game audio settings.

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
SFX & Music.
Surround sound
Up to 5.0 output[16]
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Commands responsible for audio in the game:
  • -fullspecaudio: forces higher quality audio (default).
  • -minspecaudio: forces lower quality audio - good for low-end CPU's (e.g. radio cannot be heard outside car).
Game uses DirectSound[16] which can be handled by Creative ALchemy (set duration to 10)[17]. Just run LaunchGTAIV.exe as admin in case of game crash (unnecessary in Rockstar Launcher version).

DSOAL for using as alternative DirectSound wrapper (w/ or w/o HRTF) is compatible at least with Rockstar Launcher version and Windows 10 build lower than at least 1809.

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Czech
Fan translation, download.
French
German
Hungarian
Fan translation.
Italian
Japanese
Polish
Fan translation, download. For Complete Edition download this version
Brazilian Portuguese
Fan translation, download.
Russian
Official localization by «1C-Softclub» retail version, download.
Russian
Fan translation by «ENPY Studio»
Spanish
Ukrainian
Fan translation, download.
Turkish
Fan translation, download.

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Notes
LAN play
Use CitizenMP:IV or IV:MP.
Online play
Use CitizenMP:IV or IV:MP.

Connection types

Ports

Protocol Port(s) and/or port range(s)[18]
UDP 8888
Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) support status is unknown.

VR support[edit]

3D modes Native GG3D Notes
Nvidia 3D Vision
For better support use Helix Mod: Grand Theft Auto IV
TriDef 3D
iZ3D
vorpX
G3D
Officially supported game, see official vorpx game list.

Issues fixed[edit]

In case of old versions - for Games for Windows - LIVE on Windows 8 or later, install the latest Games for Windows - LIVE software.

Rockstar Games Launcher stuck at black loading screen[edit]

Update your GPU drivers[19]

Fatal error RMN20[edit]

Run game in compatibility mode[citation needed]
  1. Go to the installation folder.
  2. Right click on GTAIV.exe and enter its properties screen.
  3. Under the compatibility tab, set the compatibility mode to Windows Vista (Service Pack 2) and click OK.
If using Windows 7, Vista or XP, update your Windows to the latest available service pack[20]

Game stuck at disclaimer screen or Rockstar logo on Windows 10[edit]

Disable fullscreen optimization[21]
  1. Go to the installation folder.
  2. Right click on GTAIV.exe and enter its properties screen.
  3. Under the compatibility tab, tick Disable fullscreen optimizations and click OK.

Large framerate drops on diverse parts of the city[edit]

Lower view distance to 20 or lower. Anything higher causes high drops in peformance impact when looking at the skyline for very little visual gain.
You may also increase your peformance significantly while minimizing pop-in and graphical glitches by keeping distance detail between 10 and 40.
If you are after very high framerates (144 FPS) and above disable shadows as they use a lot of cpu power and reduce vehicle density to around 40, (33 is the console default if you want a "vanilla experience"
Keeping V-Sync enabled (with shadows disabled) may help maintain close to stable 60 FPS even on old Core2Quad CPUs.
Alternatively you can also try out disabling replays in "Game" in main menu and setting -mispecaudio which can unburden CPU in some extent depending on specs and -noprecache in some scenarios and -disableimposters excluding flying.

Texture popping, stuttering and other performance issues after running the game for a while[edit]

Force maximum available memory[23]
  1. Create a file named commandline.txt in your root installation folder.
  2. Depending on your texture quality, enter one of the following codes in to the newly created file:
    • Low textures (256 MB VRAM): -memrestrict 230686720
    • Medium textures (512 MB VRAM): -memrestrict 314572800
    • High textures (1 GB+ VRAM): -memrestrict 681574400
  3. Save the file and launch the game.
-reservedApp 0 is also worth a try for a 64-bit OS.[22]
Keep in mind that the use of High Textures is not recommended for 32-bit Vista/7 or newer.[22]
Forcing available memory with Patch 8 is not recommended as it will make the game unstable.
Make sure Steam Overlay is enabled[24][citation needed]

No recoil/bullet spread[edit]

By default, recoil/bullet spread is only enabled when playing with a controller. This results in 100% shooting accuracy when using a keyboard and mouse.

Regular camera movement and handbrake camera are too slow[edit]

This bug occurs if the frame rate is very high.

Cutscenes are too zoomed in[edit]

This bug occurs if the frame rate is very high.

Game language doesn't follow Steam/Rockstar launcher settings[edit]

Change Windows language
Replace .gxt file
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\common\text\ and make a copy of .gxt file of desired language
  2. Delete the file of language you currently having in game
  3. Rename previously made copy to make it look like previously deleted file
You need to do this separately for TLaD and TBoGT: <path-to-game>\TLaD\common\text\ and <path-to-game>\TBoGT\common\text\ folders respectively.

Game will load with minimal graphic settings and won't let you change them[edit]

For video cards that have more than 2 GB or VRAM the game will run but won't let you change the graphics settings to anything better. In order to force the game to allow the changes, load the .exe with the extra parameter: -norestrictions.
Bypass graphics restrictions on Steam version[citation needed]
  1. Open your Steam library.
  2. Right-click on Grand Theft Auto IV and select Properties.
  3. Press the Set Launch Options... button.
  4. Enter -norestrictions into the text field, press OK.
  5. Start the game.
Bypass graphics restrictions on other versions[citation needed]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>.
  2. Create a new text file in this folder and name it commandline.txt.
  3. Open it and add the string -norestrictions to it.
  4. Save the file.
  5. Start the game.

Infinite loading loop[edit]

Launch the game with -availablevidmem 0.9 -percentvidmem 100 parameter[28][29]

AMD/ATI Radeon Water Fix[edit]

There is a problem where the water loses its features and details after a while. To fix this issue do this:
Replace the water shaders[citation needed]
  1. Download the fixed waterTex shader file.
  2. Go to <path-to-game>\GTAIV
  3. Go to common\shaders\win32_30_atidx10\
  4. Place your downloaded waterTex.fxc shader file and replace the original.
  5. Go to common\shaders\win32_30_low_ati\
  6. Place your downloaded waterTex.fxc shader file and replace the original.
  7. Play!

Notes

Don't forget to backup original files.
For the Rockstar Games Launcher version, run the launcher with the -scOfflineOnly parameter to avoid restoring original game files.

Invisible fonts glitch[edit]

An invisible fonts glitch may occur which involves game menu text disappearing.
Instructions[citation needed]
  1. Download the files fonts.dat and fonts_r.dat located here.
  2. Go to the installation folder.
  3. Drag and drop the files into common\data\ in <path-to-game>.
For the Rockstar Games Launcher version, run the launcher with the -scOfflineOnly parameter to avoid restoring original game files.

Frame rate drops after a short time in game (e.g. smooth 60 FPS to a choppy 45 FPS)[edit]

Launch game via LaunchGTAIV.exe

The game stays in the foreground after hanging, making it impossible to see the task manager to close it[edit]

Click "Options" on the Task Manager and enable "Always on top", it will now be possible to alt-tab to it

Release Date Check Failure[edit]

Change Windows Date to any date before 28 June 2015[citation needed]

Error WS10[edit]

Install the updated Games for Windows Marketplace Client[citation needed]

SecuLauncher: failed to start application. [2000] error[edit]

Fatal error WTV190[edit]

Reinstall GFWL client[citation needed]

Fatal error WTV270[edit]

No recoil/bullet spread[edit]

Install the Bullet Spread/Recoil Fix script[31]
Not recommended to use in Multiplayer.
Requires an ASI Loader.

Game minimizes after clicking start[edit]

If the game minimizes after selecting between GTA IV base and EFLC and can not be made full screen again it may be a problem with PunkBuster. It can be fixed by stopping it from running.
Stop PunkBuster[citation needed]
  1. Press Ctrl+ Shift+Esc.
  2. Click PnkBstrA.exe in Processes.
  3. Click End task to stop it from running.

2GB+ VRAM is wrongly recognized[edit]

This is fixed in Patch 1.0.8.0.
Force increase video memory[32]
  1. Open <path-to-game>\commandline.txt (create if it doesn't exist).
  2. Put -availablevidmem 2 in a new line (or replace 2 with other number, it's a multiplier of already detected Vram by GTA IV engine).

Multiplayer: Login to Social Club failed[edit]

This was fixed with Patch 8.
Override paul.dll[citation needed]
  1. Rename <path-to-game>/paul.dll to paul.dll_old.
  2. Restart the game. It should load up directly.
  • You must have completed GFWL setup first, then you can take this shortcut.

Broken quick-time event during the final mission[edit]

The helicopter quick-time event may not accept Space bar input on modern systems, making it impossible to finish the game.
Set affinity[33]
  1. Open Task Manager
  2. Go to "Details" tab
  3. Find GTAIV.exe process
  4. Right click it, press Set affinity
  5. Uncheck all cores, except CPU 0
  6. Press OK
Make sure to re-enable all the cores after the quick-time event, as the game performance will be abysmal otherwise.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9
Shader Model support 3
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Physics Bullet Physics Library, Euphoria
Interface Flash
Cutscenes Bink Video 1.9r
Used for ingame television

Launch Options[edit]

By creating a file called commandline.txt and saving it to your root installation folder you can alter the way your game runs. Below is a list of all the parameters.
Few commands works only on clear game and patch 1.0.3.0.
Parameter Description
-help Lists the available commands
-adapter Use the specified screen adapter
-autoconfig Automatically adjust quality setting to maintain desired frame rate (15-120)
-availablevidmem Set amount of physical Video Memory
-benchmark Launches the game in Benchmark mode and then quits it
-detailquality Set the detail quality of the game (0-99)
-disableimposters Turn off imposter rendering for vehicles
-forcehighqualitymirrors Enable 64 bit mirrors
-forcer2vb Force Render to Vertex Buffer
-frameLimit Limits your FPS to your refresh rate
-framelockinwindow Force framelock to work even in a window
-fullscreen Force fullscreen mode
-fullspecaudio Force high-end CPU audio footprint
-gpucount Lets you manually set the GPU count if query fails
-height Sets the vertical resolution
-managed Use D3D runtime managed resources
-memrestrict Set the restriction the amount of available memory for the game
-minspecaudio Force low-end CPU audio footprint
-no_3GB Disable 32-bit OS with /3GB
-noBlockOnLostFocus Don't block the window update when it loses focus.
-noprecache Disable precache of resources
-nomemrestrict Disable memory restrictions
-nominimize Disables the ability to restore the game from minimize and changing resolutions (Reduces System Memory Footprint)
-norestrictions Do not limit graphics settings
-noswapdelay Disable sleep delay before Present (Disable fix for hard Present stalls)
-notimefix Disable Time Fix
-novblank Disables V-Sync
-percentvidmem Percentage of Video memory to make available for the game
-refreshrate Set the refresh rate (Must be supported by your monitor)
-reserve Amount of memory to set aside for other applications
-reservedApp Amount of memory to leave available within application space
-renderquality Set the render quality of the game (0-4)
-safemode Sets graphics setting to lowest setting
-shadowdensity Set the number of lights that cast shadows (0-16)
-shadowquality Set the shadow quality (0-4)
-stereo Set game to support stereo rendering mode
-texturequality Set the texture quality of the game (0-2)
-unmanaged Use application managed resources
-usedirectinput Allow DirectInput alongside XInput support.
-viewdistance Set the view distance of the game (0-99)
-windowed Force windowed mode
-width Sets the horizontal resolution

Custom music[edit]

Grand Theft Auto IV allows users to play their own music on a custom radio station, Independence FM.[34]

Simply place any audio files/folders or create shortcuts in the %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Rockstar Games\GTA IV\User Music\ folder, and tune into the station in-game.
Supported formats are MP3, WMA, M4A. Other formats and extensions are not recognized.
QuickTime or iTunes needs to be installed for M4A support.
Use shortcuts to audio files/folders to save disk space and improve performance.
Supports High-resolution audio files. Up to 96 kHz / 24 bit.
Supports Surround audio files. Up to 6 channels.
FLAC is not supported. Convert to WMA Lossless to use in-game.
Monaural audio files not supported.


Downgrading[edit]

Many mods for GTA IV won't work with the latest version
The most supported versions for modding are Patch 4 and Patch 7
Currently Steam version users can encounter problems with disabling auto update feature. It can be done by setting time of update: 12 a.m. to 12 p.m.
For the Rockstar Games Launcher version, run the launcher with the -scOfflineOnly parameter to avoid restoring original game files.
Install Patch 4 (1.0.4.0)[citation needed]
  1. Extract and run the installer
  2. Download the font fixes
  3. Place fonts.dat and fonts_r.dat into <path-to-game>\common\data\
  4. Download and install XLiveLess

Notes

An older version of ScriptHook is required for modding on Patch 4, found here
This version is claimed to improve game performance[35][36]
Some mods work only with Patch 4, while other mods, such as ColAccel, won't work with Patch 4 at all
  1. Extract the files anywhere on your computer
  2. Run UpdateTitle.exe and install it
  3. Download and install XLiveLess

Notes

Patch 7 has updated visuals, secondary keybindings, bug fixes, etc.
Many have reported a performance decrease in comparison to Patch 4
To get rid of the Social Club login screen, remove or rename "paul.dll" in the game's installation folder

XLiveLess / ASI loader[edit]

XLiveLess removes Games for Windows - LIVE service.
Save game data location changes to %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Rockstar Games\GTA IV\savegames\
Save games made using XLiveLess are not compatible with native save games.
Disables access to the multiplayer to prevent cheating.
ASI loader is the tool that loads custom libraries with the file extension .asi.

XLiveLessAddon[edit]

Skips intro videos and menu.
Adds borderless windowed mode.
Allows to launch GTAIV.exe directly.
Includes Ultimate ASI Loader.
Applying XLiveLessAddon[5]
  1. Download the XLivelessAddon.zip file.
  2. Extract the contents of the download to <path-to-game> (replace the file(s) when prompted).

Ultimate ASI Loader[edit]

Built-in XLiveLess.
Applying Ultimate ASI Loader[37]
  1. Download the Ultimate-ASI-Loader.zip file.
  2. Extract the contents of the download.
  3. Rename the dinput8.dll file to xlive.dll.
  4. Move this file to <path-to-game> (replace the file(s) when prompted).

XLiveLess[edit]

Built-in ASI loader.
Applying XLiveLess[38]
  1. Download XLiveLess.
  2. Extract the contents of the download.
  3. Move the xlive.dll file to <path-to-game> (replace the file(s) when prompted).

Modifications[edit]

It is strongly recommended making a backup of any files modifications may replace or amend in the event of corruption.
For the Rockstar Games Launcher version, run the launcher with the -scOfflineOnly parameter to avoid restoring original game files.

First person mod[edit]

Compatible with VR.

Simple Native Trainer[edit]

Allows God mode and more.
Works on all version of GTA 4.
Open Trainer with F4.

Draw Distance Tweak[edit]

Allows for large draw distances.

GTA IV Optimizer[edit]

Boost FPS
There is a V2 in Beta. Download

Speedometer KM/H (Not necessary)[edit]

Add a speedometer to GTA 4 that looks good.

iCEnhancer[edit]

Improves the game looks, from lighting to reflections to vegetation, while also improving performance.
Might require specific game versions.
Cannot be used with ENB mods.

Excellent ENB[edit]

This ENB is very bright and if you don't want that one, download ENB for natural and realistic lighting (may not work on anything newer than GTA 4 1.0.4.0).
Graphical modification that improves visuals [citation needed].
Includes multiple presets suitable for low-end and high-end hardware.
Compatible with all patches.
Contains optional ASI loader.
Contains optional trainer.
Contains optional textures for roads and trees.
Cannot be used with the iCEnhancer mod.
Minor graphical bug on street lights when night shadows are enabled on patch 6 or later.

Road Textures by DKT70[edit]

Graphical improvement that includes HD textures for roads.
Combine with an ENB modification for best results.

CG4 Radar/Map Mod[edit]

Adds additional details and information on the world map while improving its look.

ProVehicleMod v .1.0.1[edit]

ProVehicleMod is a Grand Theft Auto IV PC Sport mod that lets you spawn any automotive you need inside recreation. It is applied with a easy GUI that enables you simply to seek out, view and choose any car you need.

Project 2DFX[edit]

Improves corona effect.
Needs ASI Loader.

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP SP3
Processor (CPU) AMD Athlon X2 64 2.4 GHz
Intel Core 2 Duo 1.8 GHz
System memory (RAM) 1.5 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 16 GB
Video card (GPU) ATI Radeon X1900
Nvidia GeForce 7900
256 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9.0c compatible
Sound (audio device) 5.1 Channel Audio Card

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 File/folder structure within this directory reflects the path(s) listed for Windows and/or Steam game data (use Wine regedit to access Windows registry paths). Games with Steam Cloud support may store data in ~/.steam/steam/userdata/<user-id>/12210/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (12210) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References

  1. Grand Theft Auto IV and Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City updates to remove Games for Windows Live - Rockstar Games Customer Support - last accessed on 2020-03-25
    "As a result of this update the following services will no longer be available in Grand Theft Auto IV: Complete Edition - Games for Windows Live, Multiplayer mode, Leaderboards"
  2. Grand Theft Auto IV and Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City updates to remove Games for Windows Live - Rockstar Games Customer Support - last accessed on 2020-03-25
    "Players with existing CD Keys will be able to redeem them via the Rockstar Games Launcher"
  3. ThirteenAG/GTAIV.EFLC.FusionFix: This projects aims to fix or address some issues in Grand Theft Auto IV Complete Edition
  4. Remove/Skip annoying intro sequence! - /r/GTA
  5. 5.0 5.1 [REL|GTAIV] XLiveLess - Page 32 - Scripts & Plugins - GTAForums
  6. https://games.softpedia.com/progChangelog/Grand-Theft-Auto-IV-Patch-Changelog-30489.html
  7. GTAIV.EFLC.FusionFix/readme.md at master · ThirteenAG/GTAIV.EFLC.FusionFix · GitHub
  8. ColAccel - reduce loading time by 50%* - Scripts & Plugins - GTAForums
  9. Grand Theft Auto IV Music Cut Patch - Rock Paper Shotgun
  10. IV/EFLC Radio "downgrader" - GTA Forums
  11. Grand Theft Auto 4 21:9 Gameplay (2560x1080) (60fps) (Ultrawide) - YouTube
  12. pc technical issues - How can I force anti-aliasing in GTA IV? - Arqade - last accessed on 2020-04-03
  13. Handbrake camera is too fast on high FPS (gamepad only) · Issue #21 · GTAmodding/GTAIV-Issues-List
  14. Title Update v. 1.0.2.0 - Help & Support - GTAForums
  15. Currently Supported Controllers for GTA IV PC - Rockstar Support
  16. 16.0 16.1 PC Gaming Surround Sound Round-up
  17. Creative Alchemy - GTAForums
  18. IV:MP T4 Manual - IV-MP Community Forum
  19. https://translate.google.pl/translate?sl=pl&tl=en&u=https%3A%2F%2Fforum.pclab.pl%2Ftopic%2F1303525-Gta-5-si%25C4%2599-nie-wczytuje%2Fpage__pid__15789133__st__0%26%23entry15789133
  20. GTA IV: Error Code RMN20 - Rockstar Support
  21. https://steamcommunity.com/app/12210/discussions/0/2592234299551921423/#c2592234299552032969
  22. 22.0 22.1 Extreme Texture Pop-in - GTAForums
  23. How to use -memrestrict to fix stuttering - GTA Forums
  24. How do i get over 60 fps in GTA 4 ?? - Steam Community Discussions
  25. Recoil behaves differently between gamepad and kb/mouse · Issue #6 · GTAmodding/GTAIV-Issues-List
  26. Handbrake camera is too slow · Issue #10 · GTAmodding/GTAIV-Issues-List
  27. Zoomed in cutscenes · Issue #1 · GTAmodding/GTAIV-Issues-List
  28. READ THIS if your GTA 4 gets stuck on loading screen after pressing play! Easy Fix. :: Steam Community Discussions
  29. Need help running GTA IV (Steam) on Windows 8.1, page 1 - GOG.com Forum
  30. 30.0 30.1 SecuROM™ Support Website - Grand Theft Auto IV
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  32. Issues with GTA IV showing video cards with over 2GB as under spec – Rockstar Support
  33. GTA IV Final Mission Helicopter Bug Fix
  34. Independence FM (User radio) in GTA IV - Rockstar Support
  35. Patch 1.0.4.0 vs Patch 1.0.7.0 - GTA Forums
  36. [REL|III|VC|SA|IV] Project 2dfx - GTAForums
  37. Ultimate-ASI-Loader/readme.md at master · ThirteenAG/Ultimate-ASI-Loader · GitHub
  38. [REL|GTAIV] XLiveLess - Scripts & Plugins - GTAForums