What does the American dream mean today? For Niko Bellic fresh off the boat from Europe, it is the hope he can escape from his past. For his cousin, Roman, it is the vision that together they can find fortune in Liberty City, gateway to the land of opportunity. As they slip into debt and get dragged into a criminal underworld by a series of shysters, thieves and sociopaths, they discover that the reality is very different from the dream in a city that worships money and status, and is heaven for those who have them and a living nightmare for those who don't.
The 18.104.22.168 patch for Grand Theft Auto IV.
Version 22.214.171.124 - March 19, 2009
Interior Lights for ATI 1900 series cards:
All light sources appear for users with 1900 series ATI cards. (ie. Pool Mini Game)
Added menu option " OFF " for Reflection quality
Added menu option " OFF " for Shadow quality
Physics optimizations to improve situations with heavy physics calculations (ie. 32 player races)
Graphical Performance Optimizations
NAT Type detection
Detect if user has a " strict " NAT and displays message for user
Voice chat is received even if your microphone is turned off
Keyboard / Mouse
Remapping restrictions removed
Allow Enter, Backspace, and Arrow keys to be remapped by user
Allow multiple mouse buttons to be mapped
Enable/Disable DirectInput in Menu
Users can now activate/deactivate Direct Input devices from "Controls" menu.
If commandline "-usedirectinput" is active, it will override pause menu setting.
Use 2 direct input devices simultaneously (ie. Wheel and Gamepad)
Users can now use 2 different controllers at once, including 1 XInput and 1 Direct Input device.
Added more Direct Input / XInput device support
Gravis Eliminator Shock gamepad
Detect modified files and prevent users from entering multiplayer if found
Game will prompt with a message after blocking user with modified data files from entering multiplayer
Should prevent multiplayer access from cell phone and GFWL join in progress
Scroll Bar improved response
Tweaked to respond better to keyboard inputs
Sped up load times for users with many clips
TITLE UPDATE 2 FIXES:
Return of Hot Dog Stands and other props
Missing hot dog vendors, fences, gates, pylons should be present throughout the world.
Activate missing scrolling signboard text (ie. highway signs, Star Junction, Clock Tower Sign)
ALT-TAB pauses game during cutscenes
Cutscenes should now pause and resume correctly after an ALT-TAB task switch. Audio remains in sync.
GENERAL ADDITIONS / FIXES:
Mismatched MODO/Perseus Clothing
Fixed a bug when Niko mixes clothing from Perseus and Modo
360 Controller Texture
Controller image should be visible in Controller Configuration screen