I lost some of the detailed vehicle reflectivity of the Ice Glace series, but the gorgeous lensflare effects and the sensible colour balance throughout the day/night cycle more than made up for it.
Choose your patch: 188.8.131.52 is the latest patch for GTA 4.
That's the one that Steam will automatically update to.
Needless to say, installing xliveless will stop you from playing online, but with GTA 4 that's no big deal.
Some mods will rely on having aru's Scripthook in your GTA 4 directory.
A defining moment in the war, for Niko, was when his army unit of fifteen young men from his village were ambushed by the enemy.
Niko barely escaped and most of his friends were killed.
The player controls Niko Bellic, an immigrant from Eastern Europe.
According to Dan Houser, "virtually none of the characters from the previous games returned, as the GTA IV era is set in a parallel universe compared to the GTA III era.
GTA 4 ran like a slug with hiccups when it first landed on PC.
In spite of the poor optimisation and the bloated Steam/Rockstar Social Club/Games for Windows Live wrapping, it's surprisingly easy to mod.
ENB's advanced shaders and lighting tweaks transform GTA 4's outdated visuals into something palatable, or even exceptional if you have a few texture packs installed. The vivid colouration, high contrast and super-bright midday effects can be a bit much.