PC Version of GTA IV vs Console Version of GTA V

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#1 Posted by BluRayHiDef (10839 posts) -

Does the console version of GTA V look at least as good as the PC version of GTA IV? The following screen captures were taken with the game running at 1920 x 1080 with the settings as depicted in the final screen capture. Disregard the warning, as it is just a glitch in the PC version of the game that occurs when it's being rendered by video cards with more than 1GB of VRAM (mine has 3GB of GDDR5). 

I've yet to play GTA V in person as it is not available on PC (yet) and I don't have the current generation systems anymore. 

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#2 Posted by mems_1224 (47147 posts) -
GTAV looks way better
#3 Posted by millerlight89 (18545 posts) -
GTA 4 looks much better. GTA 5 is pretty woof.
#4 Posted by Jonwh18 (9350 posts) -

Lol Tc is so desperate to play GTA V. :lol: 

#5 Posted by BluRayHiDef (10839 posts) -

Lol Tc is so desperate to play GTA V. :lol: 

Jonwh18

Look, I've got no hatred for consoles and console gamers, so lets not turn this into a fanboy war. Okay? You're right; I do want to play GTA V. Is there something wrong with that?

#6 Posted by charizard1605 (57726 posts) -
Yeah, the PC version of GTA 4 holds up really well. It is still, however, GTA 4 and not GTA 5. It being shinier cannot change that fact.
#7 Posted by BluRayHiDef (10839 posts) -

GTA 4 looks much better. GTA 5 is pretty woof. millerlight89

What do you mean GTA V looks woof? What's inferior about it compared to GTA IV on PC? 

#8 Posted by BluRayHiDef (10839 posts) -

Yeah, the PC version of GTA 4 holds up really well. It is still, however, GTA 4 and not GTA 5. It being shinier cannot change that fact.charizard1605

Well, those screen captures were taken without there being any mods installed, which I've never installed for the game anyhow. Perhaps they'd make a huge difference. 

On another note, if anyone can, please post screen captures of GTA V.

#9 Posted by cain006 (8625 posts) -

My computer runs GTA4 like shit and I have a 460. I can't put up with bad framerates so the game looks pretty bad on my computer.

Oh and honestly those pictures look pretty bad. I think GTA4 is a pretty bad looking game, even when I put the settings up high to see what it looked like. I think Saints Row 2 or 3 looks better honestly.

#10 Posted by charizard1605 (57726 posts) -

[QUOTE="charizard1605"]Yeah, the PC version of GTA 4 holds up really well. It is still, however, GTA 4 and not GTA 5. It being shinier cannot change that fact.BluRayHiDef

Well, those screen captures were taken without there being any mods installed, which I've never installed for the game anyhow. Perhaps they'd make a huge difference. 

On another note, if anyone can, please post screen captures of GTA V.

GTA 4 with mods is a beautiful game. Did they ever fix the horrible optimization issues that the game had on the PC version?
#11 Posted by aroxx_ab (9831 posts) -

Doesn't matter how good or bad GTA IV looks, GTA V is the better game ;)

#12 Posted by millerlight89 (18545 posts) -

[QUOTE="millerlight89"]GTA 4 looks much better. GTA 5 is pretty woof. BluRayHiDef

What do you mean GTA V looks woof? What's inferior about it compared to GTA IV on PC? 

It's a blurry mess.
#13 Posted by millerlight89 (18545 posts) -

Doesn't matter how good or bad GTA IV looks, GTA V is the better game ;)

aroxx_ab
Oh how I wish that were true.
#14 Posted by aroxx_ab (9831 posts) -

[QUOTE="aroxx_ab"]

Doesn't matter how good or bad GTA IV looks, GTA V is the better game ;)

millerlight89

Oh how I wish that were true.

Oh IC you mad no PC version yet? :P

#15 Posted by muffin200 (733 posts) -

[QUOTE="aroxx_ab"]

Doesn't matter how good or bad GTA IV looks, GTA V is the better game ;)

millerlight89

Oh how I wish that were true.

 

From a gameplay side it's much better but if the only thing you like is graghics then keep om hating.

#16 Posted by BluRayHiDef (10839 posts) -

[QUOTE="millerlight89"][QUOTE="aroxx_ab"]

Doesn't matter how good or bad GTA IV looks, GTA V is the better game ;)

muffin200

Oh how I wish that were true.

 

From a gameplay side it's much better but if the only thing you like is graghics then keep om hating.

That's surprising. Based on the gameplay walkthrough videos I've seen of GTA V, courtesy of theRadBrad (Youtube), GTA V looks more fun than GTA IV in regard to gameplay. GTA IV is just a series of assasination missions with a few bank roberries thrown in. It's very boring. I only play it because of the free-roam style of gameplay, the large environment, and the graphics.

#17 Posted by muffin200 (733 posts) -

[QUOTE="muffin200"]

[QUOTE="millerlight89"] Oh how I wish that were true. BluRayHiDef

 

From a gameplay side it's much better but if the only thing you like is graghics then keep om hating.

That's surprising. Based on the gameplay walkthrough videos I've seen of GTA V, courtesy of theRadBrad (Youtube), GTA V looks more fun than GTA IV in regard to gameplay. GTA IV is just a series of assasination missions with a few bank roberries thrown in. It's very boring. I only play it because of the free-roam style of gameplay, the large environment, and the graphics.

 

You or I (50-50%) have misread. GTA5 is better in every way gameplay wise.

 

#18 Posted by PSdual_wielder (10646 posts) -

I like the colour palette in GTA V way more.  Just like vice city, V has much more vibrance and overall looks more happy and interesting.  IV and san andreas had way too much green.

#19 Posted by BluRayHiDef (10839 posts) -

I like the colour palette in GTA V way more.  Just like vice city, V has much more vibrance and overall looks more happy and interesting.  IV and san andreas had way too much green.

PSdual_wielder

Yes, but what about the texture quality and the lighting? Also, what about the character animations and overall physics?

#20 Posted by PSdual_wielder (10646 posts) -

[QUOTE="PSdual_wielder"]

I like the colour palette in GTA V way more.  Just like vice city, V has much more vibrance and overall looks more happy and interesting.  IV and san andreas had way too much green.

BluRayHiDef

Yes, but what about the texture quality and the lighting? Also, what about the character animations and overall physics?

Textures are noticeably better in V even being on console versions.  The roads clearly show what their materials are like rough or paved concrete and stuff.  So are the bricks on walls, sand in the desert, etc.  Super sharp on ps3. :)

Animations and physics I would imagine are going to be the same across all platforms.

#21 Posted by BluRayHiDef (10839 posts) -

[QUOTE="BluRayHiDef"]

[QUOTE="PSdual_wielder"]

I like the colour palette in GTA V way more.  Just like vice city, V has much more vibrance and overall looks more happy and interesting.  IV and san andreas had way too much green.

PSdual_wielder

Yes, but what about the texture quality and the lighting? Also, what about the character animations and overall physics?

Textures are noticeably better in V even being on console versions.  The roads clearly show what their materials are like rough or paved concrete and stuff.  So are the bricks on walls, sand in the desert, etc.  Super sharp on ps3. :)

Animations and physics I would imagine are going to be the same across all platforms.

I hope GTA V comes to PC before 2014. 

#22 Posted by ChubbyGuy40 (26150 posts) -

GTA4 looks ugly modded or not. 5 is vastly superior.

#23 Posted by DragonfireXZ95 (19818 posts) -
GTA IV has better graphics on PC, but GTA V(even if it is only on consoles) is infinitely the better game. Can't wait for the PC port!
#24 Posted by princeofshapeir (14168 posts) -
IV on PC still looks worse than V on consoles. IV hasn't aged well graphically, you need to get ENBs to make it look good.
#25 Posted by BluRayHiDef (10839 posts) -

IV on PC still looks worse than V on consoles. IV hasn't aged well graphically, you need to get ENBs to make it look good.princeofshapeir

I personally think IV looks great on PC. Anyhow, I'll look into getting the ENB mods.

#26 Posted by UnbiasedPoster (834 posts) -

GTA IV is a straight up ugly, ugly game no matter what platform it is played on.

V looks and plays better. It's an infinetly better game.

TC, you might as well buy a PS3 now and play it. Might now be on PC for 6+ months

#27 Posted by wis3boi (31382 posts) -

4 only looks good modded

#28 Posted by dramaybaz (6020 posts) -
Get GTA IV mods, especially ENB.
#29 Posted by Mr-Kutaragi (1962 posts) -
GTA5 technology is much improve and optimize. Animation, lighting, physic, all improve.
#30 Posted by Martin_G_N (1715 posts) -

I have played alot of GTA IV with graphics mods on PC, which is a must if you are playing GTA IV on PC. The game looks butt ugly without them. Though the engine itself is poorly optimized for PC and have alot of bugs.

The improvements done from GTA IV to GTA V is very impressive considering the hardware it is running on. Not only have they improved the graphics and longer draw distance, but they have also improved the car handling, physics, and animation. They have added tons of small details aswell that most people don't notice or don't see as a hard thing to do. Like when the character get wet, and only up to where he should get wet. There are tons of these small details that most devs don't prioritize.

#31 Posted by ShepardCommandr (2686 posts) -

GTAV looks way bettermems_1224

#32 Posted by the_bi99man (11047 posts) -

[QUOTE="princeofshapeir"]IV on PC still looks worse than V on consoles. IV hasn't aged well graphically, you need to get ENBs to make it look good.BluRayHiDef

I personally think IV looks great on PC. Anyhow, I'll look into getting the ENB mods.

DO IT. Assuming your PC is powerful enough to run the game with the right mods (edit: just looked at your sig. If ANYONE can run any given mod, I'm sure you can), it CAN be absolutely gorgeous. Gotta be careful, though. There are several ENBs out there that look great in screenshots, under certain conditions, but are inconsistent, and look much worse in motion. That said, there are also quite a few that look simply amazing, all the time. Combine that with some real life car model replacements, which are not only cool because they're real life cars, but are also usually much, much higher quality/more detailed than the vanilla cars. Throw in some enhanced weapon models (plus enhanced weapon sounds), custom clothes for Niko, and one of those mods that makes the explosions bigger and more badass, and it's like a whole new game (visually, at least).

#33 Posted by BluRayHiDef (10839 posts) -
  • Downloaded and installed Ice mod (whatever it's called).
  • Looked like crap, so uninstalled it but it didn't seem to go away.
  • Had to delete GTA IV and now have to redownload and  reinstall it. :evil:
  • Never again.
#34 Posted by Pray_to_me (2849 posts) -

GTA 5. 

5 years and a quarter of a billion dollars to optimize what they already had with gta4

#36 Posted by Cyberdot (3537 posts) -

GTA 4 on PC looks better, no doubt considering I've seen GTA 5 on my brother's PS3 and it looks absolutely terrible.

#38 Posted by GulliversTravel (3062 posts) -
GTAIV on PC hold up extremely well but GTAV is simply much better looking.
#39 Posted by BluRayHiDef (10839 posts) -

GTA 4 on PC looks better, no doubt considering I've seen GTA 5 on my brother's PS3 and it looks absolutely terrible.

Cyberdot

What made GTA V look terrible? Low res textures? Low polygon character models?

#40 Posted by mitu123 (153911 posts) -

Now lets compare it with my GTA V screens.



















#41 Posted by Lucianu (9426 posts) -

  • Downloaded and installed Ice mod (whatever it's called).
  • Looked like crap, so uninstalled it but it didn't seem to go away.
  • Had to delete GTA IV and now have to redownload and  reinstall it. :evil:
  • Never again.

BluRayHiDef

Did you check this thread before dabbling with something you're inexperienced with? Here's a tutorial explaining everything concievable about it, including how to modify it to suit your pleasure.

Why didn't you ask BenBuja or other people that succesfully added ICEnhancer for some advice before adding the ICEnhancer mod, or check some good config. that might appeal to you? For example, a lot of people messed up modding Deus Ex, and wen i answered and meticulously explained their problem, and their solution, they were happy with the result because they managed to fix their situation with help. And why didn't you make a backup beforehand? That's modding 101.

You don't just jump head on in something you obviously have no experience with, without a little research before hand. In no field does anyone do that, it makes no logical sense.

 

#42 Posted by mitu123 (153911 posts) -
[QUOTE="BluRayHiDef"]

[QUOTE="millerlight89"]GTA 4 looks much better. GTA 5 is pretty woof. millerlight89

What do you mean GTA V looks woof? What's inferior about it compared to GTA IV on PC? 

It's a blurry mess.

That's more to do with the res, on a technical area in character models, environments, lighting and more GTA V is ahead of GTA IV unmodded.
#43 Posted by Wasdie (49923 posts) -

GTA 4 is still a vastly inferior game to GTA 5 no matter how many mods you add to 4.

#44 Posted by pelvist (4812 posts) -

[QUOTE="PSdual_wielder"]

[QUOTE="BluRayHiDef"]

Yes, but what about the texture quality and the lighting? Also, what about the character animations and overall physics?

BluRayHiDef

Textures are noticeably better in V even being on console versions.  The roads clearly show what their materials are like rough or paved concrete and stuff.  So are the bricks on walls, sand in the desert, etc.  Super sharp on ps3. :)

Animations and physics I would imagine are going to be the same across all platforms.

I hope GTA V comes to PC before 2014. 

 

Im expecting it to arrive the same time as PS4/XBONE version TBH. Hopefully it will come sooner but I doubt it.

#45 Posted by BluRayHiDef (10839 posts) -

[QUOTE="BluRayHiDef"]

[QUOTE="PSdual_wielder"]

Textures are noticeably better in V even being on console versions.  The roads clearly show what their materials are like rough or paved concrete and stuff.  So are the bricks on walls, sand in the desert, etc.  Super sharp on ps3. :)

Animations and physics I would imagine are going to be the same across all platforms.

pelvist

I hope GTA V comes to PC before 2014. 

 

Im expecting it to arrive the same time as PS4/XBONE version TBH. Hopefully it will come sooner but I doubt it.

I'm sure it'll look amazing on PC; it'll be sharper, have better AA, and much better frame rates. Can't wait. I remember when I had GTAIV for PS3; it looked so much worse than the PC version.

#46 Posted by mitu123 (153911 posts) -

[QUOTE="charizard1605"]Yeah, the PC version of GTA 4 holds up really well. It is still, however, GTA 4 and not GTA 5. It being shinier cannot change that fact.BluRayHiDef

Well, those screen captures were taken without there being any mods installed, which I've never installed for the game anyhow. Perhaps they'd make a huge difference. 

On another note, if anyone can, please post screen captures of GTA V.

Check my pics below!
#47 Posted by BluRayHiDef (10839 posts) -

[QUOTE="BluRayHiDef"]

[QUOTE="charizard1605"]Yeah, the PC version of GTA 4 holds up really well. It is still, however, GTA 4 and not GTA 5. It being shinier cannot change that fact.mitu123

Well, those screen captures were taken without there being any mods installed, which I've never installed for the game anyhow. Perhaps they'd make a huge difference. 

On another note, if anyone can, please post screen captures of GTA V.

Check my pics below!

 

I've been trying to look at your pics on the previous page, but they don't load. I see only the text of your post.

#49 Posted by mitu123 (153911 posts) -

[QUOTE="mitu123"][QUOTE="BluRayHiDef"]

Well, those screen captures were taken without there being any mods installed, which I've never installed for the game anyhow. Perhaps they'd make a huge difference. 

On another note, if anyone can, please post screen captures of GTA V.

BluRayHiDef

Check my pics below!

 

I've been trying to look at your pics on the previous page, but they don't load. I see only the text of your post.

Refresh or click on this spoiler:

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Now lets compare it with my GTA V screens.



















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#50 Posted by Cyberdot (3537 posts) -

[QUOTE="Cyberdot"]

GTA 4 on PC looks better, no doubt considering I've seen GTA 5 on my brother's PS3 and it looks absolutely terrible.

BluRayHiDef

What made GTA V look terrible? Low res textures? Low polygon character models?

It's just very blurry and the amount of jaggies is severe.