GTA IV PC title update

Today, in our continuing effort to support and enhance Grand Theft Auto IV on the PC, we are happy to announce Patch is now available for download. Notable features include graphical optimization; greater user control over graphic settings, including a new “OFF” option for reflection and shadow quality; and the elimination of remapping restrictions for keyboard and mouse, allowing for user-custom control schemes.

Download from or Games for Windows Live.

Interior Lights for ATI 1900 series cards
– All light sources appear for users with 1900 series ATI cards. (ie. Pool Mini Game)
– ALT-TAB fixed

Graphics Settings
– Added menu option “OFF” for Reflection quality
– Added menu option “OFF” for Shadow quality

– Physics optimizations to improve situations with heavy physics calculations (ie. 32 player races)
– Graphical Performance Optimizations

NAT Type detection
– Detect if user has a “strict” NAT and displays message for user

Voice chat is received even if your microphone is turned off

– Remapping restrictions removed
– Allow Enter, Backspace, and Arrow keys to be remapped by user
– Allow multiple mouse buttons to be mapped

Enable/Disable DirectInput in Menu
– Users can now activate/deactivate Direct Input devices from “Controls” menu.
– If commandline “-usedirectinput” is active, it will override pause menu setting

Use 2 direct input devices simultaneously (ie. Wheel and Gamepad)
– Users can now use 2 different controllers at once, including 1 XInput and 1 Direct Input device

Added more Direct Input / XInput device support
– Saitek P380/P480/P580/P990
– Saitek PS1000/PS2700/P3200/P3600
– Gravis Eliminator Shock gamepad

Detect modified files and prevent users from entering multiplayer if found
– Game will prompt with a message after blocking user with modified data files from entering multiplayer
– Should prevent multiplayer access from cell phone and GFWL join in progress

Scroll Bar improved response
– Tweaked to respond better to keyboard inputs

Sped up load times for users with many clips

Return of Hot Dog Stands and other props
– Missing hot dog vendors, fences, gates, pylons should be present throughout the world

Scrolling signboards
– Activate missing scrolling signboard text (ie. highway signs, Star Junction, Clock Tower Sign)

ALT-TAB pauses game during cutscenes
– Cutscenes should now pause and resume correctly after an ALT-TAB task switch. Audio remains in sync

Mismatched MODO/Perseus Clothing
– Fixed a bug when Niko mixes clothing from Perseus and Modo

360 Controller Texture
– Controller image should be visible in Controller Configuration screen

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