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Old 04-16-10, 05:25 AM   #49
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I don't know I think it runs much the same. Interestingly I have GTA 4 and now EPLC installed and they both use the same settings. Basically I went back to GTA 4 and it was using the same settings I changed to EPLC and then when I changed them in GTA 4 they came in EPLC. Of course the only ones they don't have is the shadows and nighttime shadows but that's because I didn't patch it yet.

The shadows look a lot better that is for sure and mostly it runs about the same if you ask me. Sometimes it runs better other times worse but overall much the same. EPLC says I'm using less video ram though so potential for better performance is there I guess.

Using the same save slots as GTA 4 is stupid though. I had to overwrite one of my GTA 4 saves. The bike racing is pretty fun, lets you hit guys with the baseball bat mid race. VICE CITY FM rocks. Playing lost and the damned and not really liking the main character, oh well.
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Old 04-16-10, 06:53 AM   #50
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I think he's saying drop some of the settings to medium and just play the thing. Its fun, swallow your pride... "You rig is NOT the l33t machine you think it is" and just enjoy the game.
No, I understood that - I thought he was referring to me.

I don't even have a rig at the moment.
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Old 04-16-10, 10:23 AM   #51
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Just brought the Episodes today. Good stuff so far and some nice touches in the intros which blend in with the original GTA IV.

There is also a small update for the Episodes.
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Old 04-16-10, 10:36 AM   #52
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it takes up over 30GB, much could be avoided if only they would done the smart thing and detect that GTA4 is already installed. why have the same files on the HDD twice.
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Old 04-16-10, 12:12 PM   #53
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it takes up over 30GB, much could be avoided if only they would done the smart thing and detect that GTA4 is already installed. why have the same files on the HDD twice.
They're not the same files and I have different folders. Remember that EFLC is not GTA IV, it's a separate game and doesn't integrate with GTA IV unless you buy it from the LIVE market place.
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Old 04-16-10, 12:59 PM   #54
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The bike racing is pretty fun, lets you hit guys with the baseball bat mid race.
haha I havent gotten there yet... ROAD RASH RULED THOUGH!!
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is the addon worth 19

i loved the original GTA4 with nico
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Old 04-16-10, 05:21 PM   #56
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The shadows look a lot better that is for sure and mostly it runs about the same if you ask me. Sometimes it runs better other times worse but overall much the same. EPLC says I'm using less video ram though so potential for better performance is there I guess.
I think it's just draw distance and the new shadows are very demanding if set too high... my standard draw distance was about 50-60 before the patch in the original game, but now anything over 30 gives me some massive framerate loss in large open areas with lots of shadows.

Putting it on 30 makes the game run at 30fps at pretty much all times though, which for this game is damn smooth really.
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Old 04-16-10, 06:28 PM   #57
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GTA EFLC patch v1.1.1.0 is out.

http://www.gamershell.com/news_94348.html

GTA package upgraded to v1.1.1.0 (57.27MB)
Rockstar Games has announced the release of a new patch for the PC version of Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City. This update includes improved memory management and a RESC 10 error fix for specific hardware configurations.
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OK, BOUGHT IT

it runs much better than GTA 4 nico version did when i last played it, just before i got an i7 CPU

everything pretty much maxed at 1920, just wished it had AA, as i can see it more on my newer monitor (when i last played GTA i had a 21")


still a great engine and it feels good to be back in Liberty City which still feels like a living world, have just started GAy Tony and it seems pretty well fleshed out and the motion capture is still great adding to the characters beleivability
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GTA EFLC patch v1.1.1.0 is out.

http://www.gamershell.com/news_94348.html

GTA package upgraded to v1.1.1.0 (57.27MB)
Rockstar Games has announced the release of a new patch for the PC version of Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City. This update includes improved memory management and a RESC 10 error fix for specific hardware configurations.
That was out at launch, I don't know why every news site is acting like it came out today.

Also, I got 10fps from disabling GFWL, which I did on GTA4 before and that is likely the reason for the difference. Of course now I have to start over... arg.
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That was out at launch, I don't know why every news site is acting like it came out today.

Also, I got 10fps from disabling GFWL, which I did on GTA4 before and that is likely the reason for the difference. Of course now I have to start over... arg.
even for retail copies?

I dont have a steam copy.
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