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New update for Grand Theft Auto 4 brings a variety of fixes, upgrades

 

Rockstar has release an update for Grand Theft Auto IV,  now available for download. The PC version patch focuses on tweaks and upgrades for graphics, performance and much more.

The complete notes below:

Graphics

    * Interior Lights for ATI 1900 series cards
          o All light sources appear for users with 1900 series ATI cards. (ie. Pool Mini Game)
          o ALT-TAB fixed
    * Graphics Settings
          o Added menu option “OFF” for Reflection quality
          o Added menu option “OFF” for Shadow quality
    * Scrolling signboards
          o Activate missing scrolling signboard text (ie. highway signs, Star Junction, Clock Tower Sign)

Performance

    * Physics optimizations to improve situations with heavy physics calculations (ie. 32 player races)
    * Graphical Performance Optimizations

Multiplayer

    * NAT Type detection
          o Detect if user has a “strict” NAT and displays message for user
    * Voice chat is received even if your microphone is turned off

Controls

    * Keyboard / Mouse
          o Remapping restrictions removed
          o Allow Enter, Backspace, and Arrow keys to be remapped by user
          o Allow multiple mouse buttons to be mapped
    * Enable/Disable DirectInput in Menu
          o Users can now activate/deactivate Direct Input devices from “Controls” menu
          o If commandline “-usedirectinput” is active, it will override pause menu setting
    * Use 2 direct input devices simultaneously (ie. Wheel and Gamepad)
          o Users can now use 2 different controllers at once, including 1 XInput and 1 Direct Input device
    * Added more Direct Input / XInput device support
          o Saitek P380/P480/P580/P990
          o Saitek PS1000/PS2700/P3200/P3600
          o Gravis Eliminator Shock gamepad

Security

    * Detect modified files and prevent users from entering multiplayer if found
          o Game will prompt with a message after blocking user with modified data files from entering multiplayer
          o Should prevent multiplayer access from cell phone and GFWL join in progress
    * Detect modified / non-original game launcher
          o Prevent game from Launching if modifed/non-original game launcher is found

[via Examiner]