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Windows Icenhancer 2.0 GTAIV

Discussion in 'Gaming' started by CoffeeTwoSugars, 22 Feb 2012.

  1. CoffeeTwoSugars

    CoffeeTwoSugars What's a Dremel?

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    Hey, sorry guys, been pretty busy lately.

    Pretty strange that you have both had crashes with this pack, did you both use the installer or do it manually?

    I didn't really use the installer to get the cars i copied over the files manually and haven't had one crash yet. I would suggest trying it that way but failing that I wouldn't have a clue why it's crashing. Might be useful to do a clean reinstall of the whole thing.

    and @bdigital this is the texture pack i use, it was recommended by a friend, I haven't really tried many others so if you come across an awesome one I'm all ears :)
     
  2. bdigital

    bdigital Is re-building his PC again

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    Hey thanks for the reply - I appreciate your help.

    I managed to sort the crash problem (i think, played for about 1 hour with no issues the other night).

    I think it was MSI afterburner causing it. So i switched that off and touch wood all has been well.

    I will try the new texture pack this week and report back!

    thanks again
     
  3. bdigital

    bdigital Is re-building his PC again

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    Well i tried the textture pack you used. Having some issues though!

    When i extract the RAR file i get the following errors

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    Which means that when i run the game there are some areas with no textures! I end up driving into a never ending abyss. Quite funny the first time, but after that its not lol

    Maybe you could manually pass these over to me? Im guessing that would work?

    Fingers crossed!!
     
  4. CoffeeTwoSugars

    CoffeeTwoSugars What's a Dremel?

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    Weird man, I have the files on my pc, I can try and send them over to you somehow.

    What do you suggest?
     
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  5. bdigital

    bdigital Is re-building his PC again

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    hmmm if they are not too big, perhaps email?

    Or if not you could host them on skydrive.com?
     
  6. CoffeeTwoSugars

    CoffeeTwoSugars What's a Dremel?

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    I can email you the files that are missing in the above picture they aren't too big just pm over your address, or I will upload the whole thing somewhere.
     
  7. bdigital

    bdigital Is re-building his PC again

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    Pm'd. and given you some rep (again) for helping :thumb:
     
  8. CoffeeTwoSugars

    CoffeeTwoSugars What's a Dremel?

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    Nice one man just getting it all together for you now :)
     
  9. CoffeeTwoSugars

    CoffeeTwoSugars What's a Dremel?

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    Going to have to do it through dropbox, Sharing is real easy, just taking me a while to upload the files, have pm'd you
     
  10. bdigital

    bdigital Is re-building his PC again

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    Downloading now - Il get them installed this evening and hopefully that will sort out the issues!

    I noticed in the readme for these textures it mentions some other mods that the author uses. Not heard of them myself but might check them out.
     
  11. thissucks

    thissucks What's a Dremel?

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    yo finn, i installed icenhancer 2.0n on the steam version

    CANT SEE NO GODAMN FONTS
     
  12. Da_Rude_Baboon

    Da_Rude_Baboon What the?

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    How about a little manners in your first forum post? Some punctuation and proper use of capital letters would be helpful too.
     
  13. CoffeeTwoSugars

    CoffeeTwoSugars What's a Dremel?

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    Rad the guide I wrote, it explains everything.
     
  14. Byron C

    Byron C Official Necromancer

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    I'm interested to know this also. I just recently finished GTAIV and the game performance was shoddy at best. If my machine (1GB 6770, 4GB RAM, E5200@3.75GHz) can handle games like Skyrim & ME3 on high detail settings at 1080p, it should be able to handle a several year old game. GTAIV is the only game that runs badly on my PC.
     
  15. bdigital

    bdigital Is re-building his PC again

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    Im afriad i dont know about the performance question because i went straight to Icehancer on my PC version, i never played it without the mod.

    Speaking of which, my random crash is back :( Even with MSI closed. So it must be something to do with the car pack as you guys mentioned.

    The textures worked thank you coffee - Just need to roll back the car pack and do it manually (however you do that!)
     
  16. Byron C

    Byron C Official Necromancer

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    Graphics Performance & Benchmarks

    Well, I can say pretty much definitively that it does have a performance hit; I've been doing some benchmarks using the in-built tool with the various different graphics options.

    PC Spec:
    MSI GA-G31M-ES2L v2
    E5200 @ 3.75GHz
    4GB DDR2 800MHz
    Radeon HD6770

    I started with running a benchmark with vanilla GTAIV - no mods - then benchmarked each of the optional graphics options: FXAA or SMAA, "I'm afraid of overheating" and "Only if it's lagging too much". I didn't realise until afterwards that Icenhancer bumped up the standard graphics settings, so I had to delete and re-download GTAIV again in order to run another benchmark with graphics settings that more closely matched Icenhancer.

    I know it's not exactly the most powerful or modern machine, but it should at least give some indication as to what difference (if any) the various options make.

    Benchmark Runs:

    1. No mods installed, standard "auto configure" graphics settings used
    2. No mods installed, graphics settings set to match Incenhancer as best as possible
    3. Icenhancer, FXAA option
    4. Icenhancer, SMAA option
    5. Icenhancer, FXAA option with "I'm afraid of overheating"
    6. Icenhancer, SMAA option with "I'm afraid of overheating"
    7. Icenhancer, "Only if it's lagging too much" - Mid End
    8. Icenhancer, "Only if it's lagging too much" - Low End
    9. Icenhancer, "I'm afraid of overheating" with "Only if it's lagging too much" - Mid End
    10. Icenhancer, "I'm afraid of overheating" with "Only if it's lagging too much" - Low End

    Graphics Settings:

    The resolution was set to the native panel resolution for my monitor, 1680x1050, with the following variations. Thumbnails are clickable for full version.

    Benchmark Run 1:

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    Benchmark Run 2:

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    Benchmark Runs 3-10:

    [​IMG]

    Results:

    I think graphs are better for this, don't you?

    All:

    [​IMG]

    FPS Only:

    [​IMG]

    CPU & Video/System Memory Usage Only:

    [​IMG]
     
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  17. CoffeeTwoSugars

    CoffeeTwoSugars What's a Dremel?

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    Hey good work there +rep BLC. :)

    Looking at the last graph I see that the CPU usage is highest without any mods at all, my question is why does this drop with the mods installed, and surely if the CPU usage was greater the fps would be higher?
     
  18. boiled_elephant

    boiled_elephant Merom Celeron 4 lyfe

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    Oooh, hmm...in light of that, I might have to install it, given that my CPU is majorly my bottleneck for this game.
     
  19. Byron C

    Byron C Official Necromancer

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    I would have thought the same with my PC too, but even though the CPU usage goes down with Icenhancer the FPS drops through the floor...
     

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