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GTA IV PC Patch 6

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Rockstar has released patch number 6 for the PC version of GTA IV which features a large number of bug fixes and additional features. The patch is available through Games for Windows LIVE and a standalone downloadable version with be available soon. The majority of these new features/fixes are already present in the PC version of Episodes from Liberty City.

Rockstar Games Social Club

  • Remove Rockstar Games Social Club application
  • Separate RGSC application no longer required to launch game
  • Social Club login now occurs during the launch process

Shadows

  • A new, less memory-intensive, and better-looking scalable shadow solution has been implemented
  • Enhanced Night Shadows added with user-selectable level of detail (replaces Shadow Density)

Performance

  • Rendering optimizations have been made to improve performance, particularly when enabling shadows
  • User-configurable graphics settings have been added for shadow control
  • Improved memory management

Multiplayer

  • Enhanced security to isolate users from cheaters and hackers

Episodic Content

  • Provide in-game support to purchase "The Lost and Damned" and "The Ballad of Gay Tony" (Not available in Russian/Japanese Versions)

Bug Fixes

  • Vehicle shadows re-enabled between 8pm and 6am
  • Fix floating street textures
  • Pedestrians in vehicles appear further out from the player to allow for long range sniping
  • The Moon has been implemented with simulated lunar phases
  • Fixed garbled text in Japanese Multiplayer menus
  • "RESC 10" error fix for specific hardware configurations

In addition, Episodes from Liberty City players are also getting a small update (1.1.1.0) that will improve memory management and address a hardware configuration error.

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A question.

If I install GTA IV now, will I need to install all the patches for the PC version till date ? Or just this 'GTA IV Patch 6' ? :rolleyes:

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OK, I need a more layman newbie answer, I gamed the previous GTAs on PC, but the magnitude of the GTA4 series is such that I only used the two consoles. You can download the games and other things with LIVE, or you can stay offline and buy the DVDs. I bought them and I normally play them offline, so what do I need to know this being my case? Are the patches added already to the store released discs??

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OK, I need a more layman newbie answer, I gamed the previous GTAs on PC, but the magnitude of the GTA4 series is such that I only used the two consoles. You can download the games and other things with LIVE, or you can stay offline and buy the DVDs. I bought them and I normally play them offline, so what do I need to know this being my case? Are the patches added already to the store released discs??

No. The retail version is at 1.0.0.0

Useful patch, but my framerate dropped by up to 14 FPS in some cases. I'm using 1.0.5 again, works better for me.

I went straight from 1.0.4 to 1.0.6 and didn't really notice much of a difference, but it certainly wasn't any worse. I don't play much anyway so doesn't bother me :)

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