New in version 1.0.7.0

June 1st, 2010
  • fixed a bug causing tree leaves to look transparent
  • fixed a bug that prevented uploading of rendered videos to Social Club when attaching certain music tracks
  • fixed for clip capture "OFF" slowdowns occurring when near water's edge
  • exposed "detonate" in custom key mapping options menu for Grand Theft Auto IV: The Lost and Damned so users can remap "down" arrow key

New in version 1.0.6.0 (April 14th, 2010)

  • 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

New in version 1.0.5.0 (November 11th, 2009)

  • GENERAL:
  • Convert all region SKU's into the same SKU.
  • Include support for all languages within single exe.
  • CONTROLS:
  • Allow controls to be double mapped on keyboard.
  • Added option in controls menu to disable mouse controls in helicopters.
  • Adjust keyboard control sensitivity in hood cam view in vehicles.
  • MULTIPLAYER:
  • Security Updates to deter cheating in multiplayer.
  • Hosts can now immediately Kick users from their games in Lobby and in game via Cell phone without having to rely on peer voting.
  • Fixed a bug in Cops 'n Crooks mode where Host would drop out and prevent remaining players from leaving game.

New in version 1.0.4.0 (June 20th, 2009)

  • It contains a small maintenance update.

New in version 1.0.2.0 (January 26th, 2009)

  • 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.

New in version 1 (December 16th, 2008)

  • Fix to the crash after legal screen that some German customers were reporting.
  • Numerous improvements to the video editor: Smarter naming of videos, improved rendering quality, better FX during replays
  • Fix to bowling while using certain sensitive mice
  • Fix for ATI 1900 shadows
  • Overall savings to memory
  • Graphic improvements to particle systems and mirrors
  • Multiplayer character settings are preserved