Grand Theft Auto 5 character-swapping mod in the works for GTA 4 PC

In GTA 5, you'll be able to switch between any of the three main characters at any time, no matter where they are in the city. GTA X Scripting is attempting to introduce that feature into GTA 4.

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The PC version of Grand Theft Auto 4 is unquestionably the best version of the game. Why? Mods. The still-active modding community has added a number of incredible features to Rockstar's open world. iCEnhancer, for example, makes the game look awfully pretty.

Rockstar has yet to announce a PC version of GTA 5, much to the chagrin of PC gamers everywhere. Of course, the modding community isn't going to sit still. In fact, someone's already working on retrofitting one of the sequel's new features back into Liberty City.

In GTA 5, you'll be able to switch between any of the three main characters at any time, no matter where they are in the city. GTA X Scripting (via Destructoid) is attempting to introduce that feature into GTA 4, by having 1, 2, and 3 hot-keyed to three different playable characters: Niko, Johnny, and Luis--the latter two being the stars of the Episodes from Liberty City DLC expansions.

When not being controlled, the two other characters will "wander around" and even evade the cops. It's an interesting tweak, one that will give PC gamers just the smallest taste of GTA 5.

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    July 29, 2013 2:00 PM

    Andrew Yoon posted a new article, Grand Theft Auto 5 character-swapping mod in the works for GTA 4 PC.

    In GTA 5, you'll be able to switch between any of the three main characters at any time, no matter where they are in the city. GTA X Scripting is attempting to introduce that feature into GTA 4.

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      July 29, 2013 8:16 PM

      This is uh...*golf clap*

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      July 29, 2013 8:17 PM

      I've got a Q6600 8gb ram and a Radeon HD 6850, I can use auto config and the game runs pretty good, but still get slow down for a second or so sometimes. I try maxing settings and the game slow downs just when I'm walking and the camera moves around.

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        July 29, 2013 8:17 PM

        er I meant even not just.

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        July 29, 2013 8:51 PM

        You can use a fucking deep blue supercomputer with 12 titans and GTA4 on PC will still find a way to feel and control like laggy shit.

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          July 29, 2013 9:55 PM

          I'm playing the standalone DLC I grabbed during the Steam sale and I can see why people complain. The game isn't doing any anti-aliasing or anything, and while it runs completely fine during normal gameplay, it's not quite as smooth as other games and the cutscenes seem to be very low framerate. I wonder if that's rendering or if they run at a fixed animation framerate or something.

          I have the settings turned up pretty high, not completely maxed but most things on high and the view distance cranked up. 4.5GHz cpu, SLI 570s, 120Hz monitor.

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            July 29, 2013 11:28 PM

            There's this nasty bug with vsync or game input or something, it feels like utter shit to play it on PC and it's probably why so many people complain about the game input, it's laggy garbage.

            The PS3 has an inconsistent frame rate but it still plays well because the input code doesn't seem to hang up on the graphics code or something. I had no issues driving on the PS3, with the new physics and the mediocre frame rate. Yet on the PC, with a better frame rate, driving felt like SHIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIT
            Such a shit port.

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      September 17, 2013 3:26 PM

      HOW CAN VALVE SELL THIS GAME THROUGH STEAM IF THEY DON'T HAVE ANY LICENSES!!!!! THEY TOOK MY MONEY AND DON'T HAVE ANY KEYS TO GIVE OUT. "FAILED TO CONTACT KEY SERVER".. THIS IS TOTAL BULLSHIT!
      RIPOFF AND FRAUD!
      NO SUPPORT PHONE!
      NO REFUNDS!
      E-MAIL SUPPORT IS OVERLOADED AND DAYS BEHIND!

      I'LL MAKE IT EASY FOR YOU VALVE:
      IF
      GTA4 BUCKET OF LICENSES = EMPTY
      THEN
      GTA4 SALES_ENGINE = DISABLED


      GET A GRIP YOU FUCKING BANDITS!

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        December 30, 2013 9:21 PM

        Blame microsoft, they key steam gave you is legit, the key servers (microsoft owned and linked to GFWL) are being taken down by M$, hopefully rockstar come to the party and fix this f@#k up, for now create an offline account and you should be good to go as far as single player goes.

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