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Grand Theft Auto 4 Patch 1.2 Released

by Maarten Goldstein, Jan 24, 2009 7:40am PST

Rockstar Games sends along a new patch for Grand Theft Auto 4, updating the PC release to version 1.2.The 33MB update offers additional graphics customization options including "Water Quality", "Shadow Quality", and "Reflection Resolution", while also fixing more crash issues.There's also the following for gamepad users: 'Direct input device support is now disabled by default and can only be enabled with the commandline: "-usedirectinput" '.Full patch notes follow

Version 1.0.2.0

GRAPHICS FIXES / ADDITIONS:

  • Graphics Menu:
    • Added "Water Quality", "Shadow Quality" and "Reflection Resolution" sliders in graphics menu.
    • Added "Definition" and "VSync" toggles in graphics menu.

  • Rendering optimizations.
  • VSync optimizations.
  • Nvidia 7000 series
    • Mirrors fixed

PATCH 1 FIXES:

  • Direct input device support is now disabled by default and can only be enabled with the commandline: "-usedirectinput"
  • Supported Controllers:
    • Logitech Dual Action
    • Logitech RumblePad 2
    • Logitech Cordless RumblePad 2
    • Saitek P2500

  • Supported Wheels:
  • Note: Controls are unmapped, user must map controls using Manufacturer's mapping software.
    • Logitech G25 Racing Wheel
    • Logitech Wingman Formula GP Wheel
    • Logitech MOMO Racing
    • MOMO Force
    • Driving Force Pro
    • Driving Force
    • Formula Force

  • Added Commandline "-notimefix" which will help some users who are experiencing the fast/slow gameplay issue after patch 1 was applied.

  • Fixed a bug that caused some users to experience endless looping audio effects after Patch 1 was applied.

  • Benchmark was disabling sounds after Patch 1 was applied, this is now fixed.

CRASH FIXES:

  • Unable to load game fixed - For some users, a DOS window would open and close immediately upon Game Launch, GTA IV would never launch.
  • Hang on Initial Game Loading Screen fixed - Some users experienced Character Art Loading screens in an endless loop.
  • Certain causes of the RESC10 error have been fixed (Alt-Tab, change resolution). If you experience an RESC10 error, you must restart.
  • Certain Instances of the "GRAND THEFT AUTO IV has encountered a problem and needs to close" error have been fixed.

VIDEO EDITOR:

  • Naming clips is now mandatory on Export

MULTIPLAYER:

  • Legitimate players being kicked from Multiplayer matches has been fixed.

GENERAL ADDITIONS / FIXES:

  • Wireless 360 controllers not functioning - Triggers were full on/off, fixed.
  • In the Options menu accessed from the Title Screen a "Game" section has been added with the ability to turn Clip capture on/off.





Comments

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  • All I can say about this patch is the game is now even more playable for me. On my lower end hardware, Athlon 64 3000+ (2.0ghz stock @ 2.4ghz), 2gb DDR400 Ram, HD 2600 XT, I am getting a 10 fps bump. I don't even have to play with the huge amount of tweaks I had to before.

    The only problem I see is on my card the shadows still have weird problems. Other than that I am going to have fun going through the game again with no slowdown. I might even play some MP now that it runs better.

    I can't help but think if rockstar had worked on it for 6 more months how much better it would be. It would be running on hardware lower than mine.