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#1 DarkStar_109
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Specs

Inspiron 1420 Laptop

Intel Core 2 Duo 1.8 GHz

Nvidia Geforce 8400 GS (Overclocked to 650 MHz core)

Windows 7


Mods

RealityIV

http://www.youtube.com/user/DKTronics70#p/u/7/iRQawVrqOPk

Better City Textures

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AQ75lf7siLU

Supreme Car Pack

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8MX3J5hj420

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#2 khanabyss25
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Doesnt really look that good to me.. on the other hand im amazed that you can play this game with your specs,,, i have a quad core q6600 and a 8800GT and

the game kinda runs slow =/.. it just shows how bad this game is optimized...

Edit: Just watched the v ideo and it looks tons better than on your picture, i might give it a try again and see if i can get better framerate with patches

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#3 o0squishy0o
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That looks terrible.. or are you trying to prove the game looks that "good" for such poor specs? confused with the post haha

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#4 DarkStar_109
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Yea the I had antialiasing set to off to some of the background looks jagged but the motion blur while driving makes it look soo amazing, when I first got this game it looked like absolute garbage and had to tweak the hell out of it just to get it to run at a half decent fps (10-15) should be able to play at least 25-30 fps once I get my new processor. One of things that helped me was turning off the CUDA processor on my GPU settings, this makes the game send all of the physics calculations to the processor instead of overloading my already old graphics card. Since the mods already add pretty decent shadows to the game I also set those to off and you can't really even tell the difference, it slows the whole game down tremendously with it on, vsynch on also helps a little, and if still running slow setting your GPU to preformance settings and then cranking up the graphics in game also helps (along with defragging your directory with contig.exe). You should be able to play it fine with your specs and the motion blur from realityIV while driving makes it epic :)
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#5 dakan45
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Is it grainy because ofthe reain or.....?
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#6 the_ChEeSe_mAn2
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Where did you get those mods?
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#7 mattuk69
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I think it looks good its just hes taken a screenshot at a really low res. With no AA GTA IV is one game that looks much better at a higher resolution.

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#8 Teh_Can
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lol no offence, but that's just ugly. ENB series + custom config however, is epicness

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#9 dakan45
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How demanding is enb series?
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#10 Teh_Can
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How demanding is enb series?dakan45

Depends on the config, the one in the screenshots drains about 5-10 fps, more or less.

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#11 DarkStar_109
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@Teh_Can: NICE Dude!

ENB Series is good but I heard it was very demanding unless you have a quad core CPU, RealityIV seemed easier to install and has more balanced effects without the performance hit so I decided to install that instead. If u have a really good computer it prolly wouldn't mattter either way.

Heres another good video that also shows its potential, some pop-in errors but still good quality and performance.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GF9sCWnfVOY

Better Render on higher settings, still noticed the shadows is what killed fps the most everything else not much at all.

Not bad for min. requirement PC xD

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#12 the_ChEeSe_mAn2
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lol no offence, but that's just ugly. ENB series + custom config however, is epicnessTeh_Can

Anyone know where to get that specific ENB configuration? GTA IV looks awesome in those screenies.

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#13 Teh_Can
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[QUOTE="Teh_Can"]

lol no offence, but that's just ugly. ENB series + custom config however, is epicnessthe_ChEeSe_mAn2

Anyone know where to get that specific ENB configuration? GTA IV looks awesome in those screenies.

Here

http://www.sendspace.com/file/vc9d7u

Just don't blame me if you mess anything up, modding GTA IV can be tricky if you're a newbie :P

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#14 DarkStar_109
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Yup you should also download a good texture and car pack and you'll be all set, I recommend Better City Textures and theres a bunch of decent car ones just look it up on youtube

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#15 Cruxis27
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You probably shouldn't be playing GTA: IV on that laptop... :?

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#16 DarkStar_109
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lol it works, looked like garbage when I first got it but now but after tweaks it looks tons better and runs better, also should run fine at these settings once I updgrade the processor so i'm not worried about it at all, no overheating problems either :P (GPU ~60-70 C CPU 50 C)

Also @Dakan45 the grains might from the rain but I think its the car pack because most of the models don't do this at all even at lower settings.

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#17 mattuk69
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You probably shouldn't be playing GTA: IV on that laptop... :?

Cruxis27
Why do laptops blow up when you play GTA IV? There is nothing wrong with playing games on laptops. Sure the hardware sucks but at the end of the day they still play the games if you dont mind lowering the settings.
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#18 mattuk69
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[QUOTE="the_ChEeSe_mAn2"]

[QUOTE="Teh_Can"]

lol no offence, but that's just ugly. ENB series + custom config however, is epicnessTeh_Can

Anyone know where to get that specific ENB configuration? GTA IV looks awesome in those screenies.

Here

http://www.sendspace.com/file/vc9d7u

Just don't blame me if you mess anything up, modding GTA IV can be tricky if you're a newbie :P

BTW will it work with the latest patch for GTA?
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#19 Teh_Can
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lol it works, looked like garbage when I first got it but now but after tweaks it looks tons better and runs better, also should run fine at these settings once I updgrade the processor so i'm not worried about it at all, no overheating problems either :P (GPU ~60-70 C CPU 50 C)

Also @Dakan45 the grains might from the rain but I think its the car pack because most of the models don't do this at all even at lower settings.

DarkStar_109

I'm also planning to upgrade, should run much smoother once I do. I have a quad core but my graphics card only has 512 Mb Vram, and GTA IV really likes Vram.

Here's some more screens :D

It's a shame anti-aliasing isn't supported, jaggies kinda ruin it.

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#20 Teh_Can
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BTW will it work with the latest patch for GTA?mattuk69

Nope, well it'll work but look like crap because a lot of effects will be missing like shadows and stuff. I think there's a ENB series more compatible with the latest patch though, still it has some effects missing

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#21 DarkStar_109
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RealityIV works with the latest patch too if u want to test it out :) http://www.youtube.com/user/DKTronics70#p/u/8/RYfpft0uTV8
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#22 DarkStar_109
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Alright luckily got the processor I ordered last week came in the mail yesterday and after numerous more tweaks I finally got it running smooth and looking decent on my old dell laptop :P

Before tweaks there were still major stuttering issues even with my updgrade (1.8-2.4 Dual Core) and I found that the speedstep driver on the processor was another main cause of this issue, for those with intel processors still having speed issues I suggest making sure that is turned off by looking at your BIOS settings. After that it ran much smoother with no sudden choking. Issues like this explain why most people need ridiculously high system requirements to run the game smoothly straight out of the box.

If you think about it doesn't make any sense why a weaker PSP can play a downgraded version of GTA while faster PC's with min. requirements can barely play it at all on a similar resolution without adjusting for the numerous errors, it really was a lazy pc port but nonetheless a sweet game after the tweaks and graphic enhancements are applied.

lol its finally semi-recordable and you can check out a video of the some gameplay below, appears slow but framerate is finally near constant and much smoother in the actual game, enjoy!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ue6qUSjXETQ (RealityIV ENB Series on Old Laptop)

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#23 mattuk69
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Alright luckily got the processor I ordered last week came in the mail yesterday and after numerous more tweaks I finally got it running smooth and looking decent on my old dell laptop :P

Before tweaks there were still major stuttering issues even with my updgrade (1.8-2.4 Dual Core) and I found that the speedstep driver on the processor was another main cause of this issue, for those with intel processors still having speed issues I suggest making sure that is turned off by looking at your BIOS settings. After that it ran much smoother with no sudden choking. Issues like this explain why most people need ridiculously high system requirements to run the game smoothly straight out of the box.

If you think about it doesn't make any sense why a weaker PSP can play a downgraded version of GTA while faster PC's with min. requirements can barely play it at all on a similar resolution without adjusting for the numerous errors, it really was a lazy pc port but nonetheless a sweet game after the tweaks and graphic enhancements are applied.

lol its finally semi-recordable and you can check out a video of the some gameplay below, appears slow but framerate is finally near constant and is much smoother in the actual game, enjoy!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ue6qUSjXETQ (RealityIV ENB Series on Old Laptop)

DarkStar_109

How do you get motion blur? I installed RealityIV V2 Beta 1.3 it works fine accept will no motion blur. Im gonna install better city textures now :)

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#24 DarkStar_109
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Oh yea forgot to say the motion blur is enabled when you set definition to off in your graphics settings, easy way to control in case it gets annoying, make sure you unzip the correct shaders into your common/shaders directory, he also released a newer one which is out of beta that you can check out here: RealityIV 2.15

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#25 mattuk69
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Oh yea forgot to say the motion blur is enabled when you set definition to off in your graphics settings, easy way to control in case it gets annoying, make sure you unzip the correct shaders into your common/shaders directory, he also released a newer one which is out of beta that you can check out here: RealityIV 2.15

DarkStar_109
Im confused on which shaders to use? Shader or Shaders edited. Then DOF patched, not DOF patched and stock shaders..? And ever more folders after that :)
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#26 mattuk69
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[QUOTE="DarkStar_109"]

Oh yea forgot to say the motion blur is enabled when you set definition to off in your graphics settings, easy way to control in case it gets annoying, make sure you unzip the correct shaders into your common/shaders directory, he also released a newer one which is out of beta that you can check out here: RealityIV 2.15

mattuk69
Im confused on which shaders to use? Shader or Shaders edited. Then DOF patched, not DOF patched and stock shaders..? And ever more folders after that :)

nvm its amazing what you can learn when you read the Readme :lol:
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#27 DarkStar_109
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lol yea it can be a lil confusing at first, anyways fraps was killing the framerate so I just posted a cell phone video that gives a much better idea of the actual in game framerate, these are the same graphics settings as in the previous video with high texture and reflection settings, finally got looking and playing decent on this ol lappy :P

RealityIV Movie 2 (High Textures, render)

Hope u had fun with the patch too mattuk lol haven't been to this forum in a long while peace out yall.

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#28 couly
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Amazing mods
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#29 mattuk69
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Something is messed up with mine one of the day light settings. Eveything goes too bright only for a minute or so tho.

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#30 couly
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[QUOTE="DarkStar_109"]

lol it works, looked like garbage when I first got it but now but after tweaks it looks tons better and runs better, also should run fine at these settings once I updgrade the processor so i'm not worried about it at all, no overheating problems either :P (GPU ~60-70 C CPU 50 C)

Also @Dakan45 the grains might from the rain but I think its the car pack because most of the models don't do this at all even at lower settings.

Teh_Can

I'm also planning to upgrade, should run much smoother once I do. I have a quad core but my graphics card only has 512 Mb Vram, and GTA IV really likes Vram.

Here's some more screens :D

It's a shame anti-aliasing isn't supported, jaggies kinda ruin it.

Astonishing. So is the ENB series the graphic mod or is it the cars?
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#31 Teh_Can
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Astonishing. So is the ENB series the graphic mod or is it the cars?couly

ENB is the graphics mod, it also adds realistic reflections to cars.

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#32 DJ_Headshot
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looks good considering your running on a 8400gs
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#33 metroid5
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lol no offence, but that's just ugly. ENB series + custom config however, is epicness

Teh_Can

Where Can I get all these mods to look like this?

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#34 Teh_Can
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Posted the link on the previous page

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#35 DaAlienMan
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[QUOTE="Teh_Can"]

lol no offence, but that's just ugly. ENB series + custom config however, is epicness

thats soo beautiful..i want that!
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#36 Elann2008
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One of those games that would not benefit from better textures.
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#37 SPBoss
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I have the same combination of mods and its great, better city textures is much better than the ultimate textures mod.

However im running on very high and 1920x1080 so it makes all the difference, don't see any point doing this on a low power setup it would most likely run a few fps slower, very rarely mods increase fps.

I changed all my cars and added nos :P

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#38 BluRayHiDef
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lol no offence, but that's just ugly. ENB series + custom config however, is epicness

Teh_Can

How the fudge can I get the game to look like this?! I've used the ENB mod before and I've never gotten it to look this good. Damn.

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#39 Teh_Can
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How the fudge can I get the game to look like this?! I've used the ENB mod before and I've never gotten it to look this good. Damn.BluRayHiDef

All you need is this

http://www.sendspace.com/file/vc9d7u

Just make sure you're not running on the latest patch

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#40 mrbojangles25
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maybe it is time to give GTAIV another go...

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#41 BluRayHiDef
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[QUOTE="BluRayHiDef"]How the fudge can I get the game to look like this?! I've used the ENB mod before and I've never gotten it to look this good. Damn.Teh_Can

All you need is this

http://www.sendspace.com/file/vc9d7u

Just make sure you're not running on the latest patch

How do I find out whether I'm running on the latest patch? Also, what version is the latest patch?

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#42 bonafidetk
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[QUOTE="Teh_Can"]

[QUOTE="BluRayHiDef"]How the fudge can I get the game to look like this?! I've used the ENB mod before and I've never gotten it to look this good. Damn.BluRayHiDef

All you need is this

http://www.sendspace.com/file/vc9d7u

Just make sure you're not running on the latest patch

How do I find out whether I'm running on the latest patch? Also, what version is the latest patch?

basically if you arent a pirate you will be running the latest patch.
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#43 BluRayHiDef
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[QUOTE="BluRayHiDef"]

[QUOTE="Teh_Can"]

All you need is this

http://www.sendspace.com/file/vc9d7u

Just make sure you're not running on the latest patch

bonafidetk

How do I find out whether I'm running on the latest patch? Also, what version is the latest patch?

basically if you arent a pirate you will be running the latest patch.

Well, how do I remove it?

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#44 the_ChEeSe_mAn2
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You need to find a way to disable the GWFL client that requires you to have the latest patch to log-in. If you disable Live, you disable the prompt to update the game (along with the ability to play onlin). Search for Xliveless on google.
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#45 Teh_Can
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To check what patch you're running right click on GTAIV.exe and then click version

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#46 the_mitch28
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I like the custom cars, but whenever I use them the traffic loses diversity and ends up being made up of about 5 million taxis, some cop cars and whatever i'm driving parked everywhere. It's an annoying bug.

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#47 couly
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Will ENB release a version for the latest patch? I need to get this.
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#48 Teh_Can
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Will ENB release a version for the latest patch? I need to get this.couly

Nope, the creator said he's sick of making a new version everytime a patch comes out, it's like they're deliberately trying to stop ENB. There is a version for the latest patch but it wont look as good.

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#49 couly
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[QUOTE="couly"]Will ENB release a version for the latest patch? I need to get this.Teh_Can

Nope, the creator said he's sick of making a new version everytime a patch comes out, it's like they're deliberately trying to stop ENB. There is a version for the latest patch but it wont look as good.

Damn, if I reinstall GTA4 how do I stop it from auto updating and install patch 1.4 myself? (Where do I even get it?)
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#50 Gooeykat
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Looks like an overdose of bump mapping to me and little else. Aliasing still looks horrible. This is far from EPIC.