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Downloads: GTA IV Update
14.04.2010, 19:27
Author: Alex

After Rockstar Games announced an upcoming new GTA IV patch some days before, it's available to download now. Besides of some other changes, the patch brings you improved shadows and a better performance. Check out the official change list:

        GTA IV Title Update \ \

        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

            * 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)

            * 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

            * New system-intensive benchmarks have been added under the Graphics menu
            * User gameplay captures can be used for benchmarking using the command line

            * 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
            * Fixed garbled text in Japanese Multiplayer menus
            * "RESC 10" error fix for specific hardware configurations

Furthermore, as most of you know, "Episodes from Liberty City" has been released in North America yesterday. European and Australian players can expect to play the episodes on their PS3s and PCs this Friday, April 16th.

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