Adobe Flash Player is required to view Rockstar Games Social Club TV content from the Grand Theft Auto IV main menu. It is also required to Upload user generated Videos from within the Video Editor and to view the Online Social Club TV portal. Users running 64-bit editions of XP or Vista will need to install Adobe Flash Player from the 32-bit Internet Explorer.
Initial activation requires internet connection; Online play requires log-in to Games for Windows - LIVE and Rockstar Games Social Club (13+ to register); requires disc in drive to play (unlimited installations); software installations required including Sony DADC SecuROM, Adobe Flash, DirectX, and Microsoft's .NET Framework, Games for Windows - LIVE, and Internet Explorer.
2) INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS
During the Grand Theft Auto IV installation you will be prompted to register with Games for Windows - LIVE and Rockstar Games Social Club. Please note that registration into either is not mandatory to play the single player campaign.
In order to experience the maximum functionality of Grand Theft Auto IV PC, including the ability to play multiplayer, share your own user-created videos online, and compete and share stats with friends and other gamers, we highly recommend that you sign up for both.
Steps: 1. Insert the 'Grand Theft Auto IV DVD' (Disc 1) into your DVD-ROM drive. 2. You will first need to install the Rockstar Games Social Club application. Please follow the on-screen directions. The installation of Rockstar Games Social Club application is required to install and play Grand Theft Auto IV, but you are only required to log into the Rockstar Games Social Club website for multiplayer sessions and to upload videos. 3. Next, you will begin installation of Grand Theft Auto IV. Please follow the on-screen directions. 4. You will next be prompted to sign up for a Games for Windows - LIVE account. If you don't already have a Games for Windows - LIVE account, you may create one now. You will need one in order to enjoy online multiplayer and other LIVE features. 5. You will next be prompted to sign up for your Rockstar Games Social Club account. Rockstar Games Social Club is a members-only destination for leaderboards, stats, tournaments, ongoing special competitions, virtual events, MP3s and more goodies associated with Rockstar titles. 6. Continue to follow the on-screen directions to install the game. 7. After all files have been installed, you will need to connect to the internet to confirm that the release date of this software has passed. If you fail to connect or need to perform this step from a different computer with internet access, please visit www.rockstargames.com/support or activate.rockstargames.com/?c=GTA4 for details. 8. The installation process is now complete. 9. In order to play Grand Theft Auto IV, make sure you have 'Grand Theft Auto IV DVD' (Disc 1) in your DVD drive, and then launch the Rockstar Games Social Club application. Make sure to log into Social Club to enjoy online-enabled features. Select 'Play' on the main Rockstar Games Social Club application screen to launch Grand Theft Auto IV. 10. The first time you launch Grand Theft Auto IV, you will be prompted to enter your product key to perform a one-time product activation. If you fail to connect or need to perform this step from a different computer with internet access, please visit www.rockstargames.com/support for details.
Games for Windows - LIVE is the free online Windows gaming service that makes great games even better and connects you with your friends across Windows and Xbox 360®. The LIVE service connects millions of gamers in 25 countries, making it easy for gamers to find friends, games, and entertainment on either platform. Games for Windows - LIVE is a world-class online gaming network that offers online matchmaking using the patented TrueSkillTM enhanced matchmaking system. When you become a member of LIVE, you can see your Friends' games and activities, communicate with other members regardless of whether they're on Windows or Xbox 360, and track gaming achievements. Go to www.gamesforwindows.com/live for more information about LIVE and availability of LIVE in your region.
Connecting to LIVE To connect to Games for Windows - LIVE, you need a high-speed Internet connection and a gamertag. If you already have a gamertag, you have what you need to connect to Games for Windows - LIVE - simply log in with your Windows - LIVE ID associated with your gamertag. If you don't have one, you can get one for free. To sign up, go to www.gamesforwindows.com/live.
Family Settings Family Settings in Games for Windows - LIVE complement Windows Vista® parental controls. Manage your child's access and experience with easy and flexible tools. For more information, go to www.gamesforwindows.com/live/ familysettings.
NVIDIA: General: Occasionally the tree leaves will appear as square boxes.
6000/7000 series cards: Cars do not show damage. Changing the resolution or minimizing the game can sometimes result in visual corruption. You can restart the game to resolve this issue.
ATI: General: A slightly visible diagonal line appears across the screen.
1900 or less series cards: Cars do not show damage.
3600 series cards: Can show very noticeable banding.
3870 X2: Rain drops show up as bright white / red dots on screen
Crossfire game side bugs: Interior and Night time shadows blink until approached. When transitioning from interior to exterior the screen will pulse with different intensities of light for a few seconds. On occasion the water will jitter rapidly.
PC specific controls settings in the Pause Menu include: Mouse Sensitivity Mouse Wheel Sensitivity Mouse Aim - Hold / Toggle Invert Mouse - Off / On Always Sprint - Hold / Toggle Crouch - Toggle / Hold
KEYBOARD / MOUSE:
FRONT END Enter / Exit Pause Menu - Esc Up / Left / Down / Right - Arrow Keys Accept - Enter Map Zoom - Mouse Wheel Place Waypoint - Right Mouse Button Grab And Drag Map - Left Mouse Button (Hold) + Mouse Movement
GENERAL Change Camera - V Cell Phone (Take Out) - Up Arrow Cell Phone (Put Away) - Backspace Radar Zoom - T Look Behind - C Zoom In (While Aiming) - Wheel Up Zoom Out (While Aiming) - Wheel Down Text Chat Team - U Text Chat All - Y Definition - P Clip Capture - F2
ON FOOT Sprint - Left Shift Jump - Space Attack / Shoot - Left Mouse Button Enter Vehicle - F Action - E Next Weapon - Wheel Up Previous Weapon - Wheel Down Crouch Left - Left Ctrl Enter / Exit Cover - Q Reload - R Zoom In (While Aiming) - Wheel Up Zoom Out (While Aiming) - Wheel Down Move Right - D Move Left - A Move Up - W Move Down - S Free Aim / Melee Lock On - Right Mouse Button
VEHICLES Steer Left - A Steer Right - D Accelerate - W Brake - S Handbrake - Space Lean Forward - Left Shift Lean Back - Left Ctrl Exit Vehicle - F Shoot - Left Mouse Button Helicopter Shoot - Left Mouse Button Free Aim - Right Mouse Button Next Weapon - Q Previous Weapon - Z Headlights - H Hotwire - W / S Horn - G Look Behind - C Change Camera - V Cinematic Camera - Caps Lock Next Radio Station - Wheel Up Previous Radio Station - Wheel Down Next Song (Independence FM) - N Previous Song (Independence FM) - B Turn Off Radio - X Drop Weapon (GTA Race Only) - R
HELICOPTERS Throttle Up / Down - W / S Rotate Left / Right - Numpad 4 / Numpad 6 Bank Left / Right - A / D Pitch Forward / Back - Numpad 8 / Numpad 2 Rotate Camera - Hold R-Mouse and Move Shoot - Numpad 0 / Left Mouse Button
COMBAT Target Lock - Right Mouse Button Punch 1 - Left Mouse Button Punch 2 - R Kick (While Locked On) - Q Block (While Locked On) - Space
WEAPON SHORTCUTS Unarmed - 1 Melee - 2 Handgun - 3 (Also Works in Vehicle) Shotgun - 4 Submachine Gun - 5 (Also Works in Vehicle) Automatic Rifle - 6 Sniper Rifle - 7 Heavy Weapon - 8 Grenade / Molotov - 9 (Also Works in Vehicle) Special - 0
IN VEHICLE Left Trigger - Brake/Reverse Left Bumper - Fire Weapon Right Trigger - Accelerate Right Bumper - Handbrake Left Stick - Steering Right Stick - Rotate Camera/Aiming Left Stick button - Horn/Engage Slow Motion while in Cinematic Camera Right Stick button - Look Behind Y button - Exit Vehicle B button - Cinematic Camera/Mobile Phone Back/Hangup A button - Handbrake/Mobile Phone Forward/Answer X button - Change Weapon/(Hold) Headlights D-pad UP - Mobile Phone Up/Use Mobile Phone D-pad RIGHT - Next Radio Station/(Hold) Next User Song D-pad DOWN - Mobile Phone Down/Skip Mobile Conversation/Zoom Out Mini-Map/(Hold) Turn Off Radio D-pad LEFT - Previous Radio Station/(Hold) Previous User Song BACK button - Cycle Camera Modes/(Hold) Capture Clip START button - Pause Menu
ON FOOT Left Trigger - Target Lock On/(Half Hold) Free Aim Left Bumper - Pick Up/Context Right Trigger - Fire Weapon/(Half Hold) Free Aim Right Bumper - Enter/Exit Cover Left Stick - Movement Right Stick - Rotate Camera/Switch Targets Left Stick button - Crouch Right Stick button - Look Behind/Zoom Aim (When Targeting) Y button - Enter Vehicle/Mount Ladder/Melee (Alternative Punch/Counter) B button - Reload Weapon/Mobile Phone Back/Hangup/Melee (Punch/Counter) A button - (Hold) Run/(Tap) Sprint/Mobile Phone Forward/Answer/Melee (Block/Dodge) X button - Jump/Climb/Melee (Kick) D-pad UP - Mobile Phone Up/Use Mobile Phone D-pad RIGHT - Next Weapon D-pad DOWN - Mobile Phone Down/Skip Mobile Conversation/Zoom Out Mini-Map D-pad LEFT - Previous Weapon BACK button - Cycle Camera Modes/(Hold) Capture Clip START button - Pause Menu
All of Liberty City is a playground for you to cause chaos with up to 31 of your friends, across an array of varied multiplayer games. There are 15 modes to choose from, including Party Mode, each with numerous options to help you tailor your experience any way you like.
One Man Army: Deathmatch Mafiya Work Car Jack City Race GTA Race Free Mode
Teamwork: Team Deathmatch Team Mafiya Work Team Car Jack City Turf War Cops 'n' Crooks
Co-op: Hangman's NOOSE Deal Breaker Bomb da Base II
When you start to get really good, you can accumulate some bragging rights when your achievements are stored and documented in the Social Club. Get to be the best and you may receive some prizes from Rockstar in upcoming multiplayer tournaments.
Custom Match Another exciting new feature to Grand Theft Auto IV PC is Custom Match. When you know which types of multiplayer matches you enjoy playing, you can select your options and search for lobbies that fit your criteria.
From the cell phone, you can now choose Quick Match, Create Match, or Custom Match. The interface for the Custom Match pops up in its own screen, similar to the lobby interface.
For detailed information on online multiplayer and Custom Match, including controls and options, please refer to the Multiplayer.pdf file included on your Grand Theft Auto IV game disc or visit: http://www.rockstargames.com/IV/PC
9) VIDEO EDITOR
The all new Video Editor feature allows you to capture in-game footage, make real time edits and render those clips out as WMV movie files. The clips can also be spliced together into a video complete with post effects like music, text and transitions, and other features typically found in video editing suites. You can then share your video(s) with others to view and rate in Rockstar Games Social Club TV.
Clip Capture At any time during the game (single or multiplayer), press the F2 key to dump a chunk of footage to your hard drive. Depending on how data intensive things are in the world at that time, the clip should be about 30 seconds to a minute long. Captured footage will be the action that occurs PRIOR to pressing F2. Note that if you have a slower machine, you also have the option to turn off this feature altogether.
Launching the Video Editor To launch the Video Editor, call it up using your in-game cell phone. A prompt will let you know that any unsaved data will be lost, after which you jump into a separate menu to view and edit your clips. You arrive at this screen with the following choices: • Clips • Editor • Gallery • Upload • Online
Clips All the raw footage you've captured in-game can be viewed quickly in the Clips section. There are standard DVD style controls for video playback. In addition, you can hold down the right mouse button to move the camera and view your clip from alternate angles and then update your clip thumbnail making it easy to organize your clips.
Editor Selecting Editor allows you to create a video from your raw clips. Here you can name your video, string multiple clips together, add music, titles, and transitions. Your raw footage clips appear on the left side of the screen. The upper right portion of the screen is the storyboard editing space. Drag and drop your clip footage into the storyboard to create a video. Double click a thumbnail on the storyboard to edit it. You can add markers within your clips which allow you to place cameras and filters, and adjust audio and speed settings.
To quickly create a video for upload, make sure you have at least one clip in the storyboard editing space and then hit the Web option in Export To Gallery.
Gallery The section labeled Gallery contains all of the complete, exported videos. By default, the last exported video is displayed in the preview window. The thumbnails on the right side of the screen are arranged with the most recent ones appearing at the top.
Upload In the section labeled "Upload," players can submit their exported web videos to the Social Club. The left side of the screen shows local videos that you have created. The right side is a web portal displaying all the videos that you have uploaded.
Online The "Online" section will minimize Grand Theft Auto IV and will take you directly to the Rockstar Games Social Club TV website using your default web browser. There you can view clips others have uploaded as well as rate clips and comment on them. The Video Editor is a full featured tool. For more details, view the Video-Editor.pdf file included on your Grand Theft Auto IV game disc or visit: www.rockstargames.com/IV/PC
10) INDEPENDENCE FM (USER RADIO)
For the first time ever, you can now select your own favorite songs to play through the in-game radio station Independence FM.
Simply place your non DRM'ed MP3s, WMAs, or M4As (or shortcuts to your music folders) in the file location below: My Documents\Rockstar Games\GTA IV\User Music
Note: Quicktime or iTunes needs to be installed for M4A support.
After accessing Independence FM as you would with any other in-game radio station, you will also have the following options in the Audio tab of the Pause Menu:
Scanning Modes Enable Auto Scan - Set this to ON to perform a Quick Scan automatically on game startup. Quick Scan - Reads the audio files within your folder, plays back exactly as they are in the folder. Complete Scan - Reads the audio files within your folder, performs additional analysis to enhance user experience.
Play Modes Sequential - Plays through audio files as they appear in your folder, can skip songs. Shuffle - Plays through audio files randomly, can skip songs. Radio - Plays through audio files randomly with radio adverts and DJ banter in between tracks, cannot skip songs.
General: In-Game: Benchmarking can be run from the Graphics section of the start or pause menu. Upon completion, the tool will display the results in-game as well as writing the results to a file in: MyDocuments\RockstarGames\GTAIV\Benchmarks\
Command line: Benchmarking can also be run using command line parameters from outside of the game.
To run benchmarking from the command line, enter the directory where you have installed GTA IV and locate the executable "LaunchGTAIV.exe". Create a shortcut to this executable on your desktop. Right click the shortcut and select "Properties". Within the "Target" field, enter "-benchmark" at the end of the executable's path. Click OK and double click the shortcut you have created to run the benchmarking utility.
Users can specify which Clip to run the benchmark utility with by adding the File ID to the end of the command line option. Clip files are located in My Documents\Rockstar Games\GTA IV\Videos\Clips. Ex. If the clip file you wish to benchmark is named 081105203237.clp, enter -benchmark 081105203237 in the target field at the end of the executable's path.
Upon completion the game will exit and write the results to a file in: MyDocuments\RockstarGames\GTAIV\Benchmarks\
Output: ====Statistics==== Average FPS: Duration: CPU Usage: System memory usage: Video memory usage:
====Hardware==== Operating System: Video Adapter: Audio Adapter: CPU:
12) COMMAND LINE PARAMETERS
Tools: -benchmark: Runs the benchmark tool and immediately exits game. -help: Display list of all command line options
Graphics: -renderquality: Set the render quality of the game. (0-4) -shadowdensity: Set the shadow density of the game. (0-16) -texturequality: Set the texture quality of the game. (0-2) -viewdistance: Set the view distance of the game (0-99) -detailquality: Set the detail quality of the game. (0-99) -novblank: Disable wait for vblank (No Vsync) -norestrictions: Do not limit graphics settings -width: Set width of main render window (default is 800) -height: Set height of main render window (default is 600) -safemode: Run the graphics in the lowest setting possible -frameLimit: Limit frame to interval of refresh rate (ex If refreshrate is 60HZ -frameLimit 1 = Locks down to 60HZ) -refreshrate: Set the refresh rate of main render window - Warning - Monitor must support (ex. -refreshrate 60) -fullscreen: Force fullscreen mode -windowed: Force windowed mode -availablevidmem: Set amount of physical Video Memory(ex. -availablevidmem 0.9) -percentvidmem: Percentage of video memory to make available to GTA
Aud -fullspecaud Force high-end CPU audio footprint -minspecaud Force low-end CPU audio footprint
System: -noprecache: Disable precache of resources -nomemrestrict: Disable memory restrictions
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