GTA 4 looked great with iCEnhancer1.3? Guess again cause these screenshots will leave you speechless

DSOGaming writes: "By now, most of you will probably know iCEnhancer, the graphical mod that transformed GTA4 to one of the best looking games ever. What you might not know however, is that iCEnhancer is based on the ENB series for GTA4 and to prove how much better a tweaked version of ENB can be, “gionight” went ahead and captured some breathtaking screenshots of his tweaked ENB Series version 0.82. And let us tell you that you haven’t seen anything like this. We were pretty amazed with some previous GTA4 modded screenshots but these latest ones will certainly make you upgrade your system. Yeap, they are THAT good."

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swishersweets200312640d ago

a turd is still a turd even if you put a bow on it.

rabidpancakeburglar2640d ago

Yes but then it's a pretty turd, bows make everything better. Ugly girlfriend, slap a bow on it. Handing divorce papers to your husband/wife, slap a bow on it. Giving a christmas present someone didn't want, slap a bow on it. Bows solve all of life's problems.

Chug2640d ago

In other words...a pretty turd is better than an ugly turd.

egidem2640d ago

I just compared this to my PS3 copy (the PS3 copy) seems to be so many miles behind.

Makes me wonder why I even have the copy.

pixelsword2640d ago

is this in-game actual gameplay, or the usual screenshots from still activity because actual movement in-game will blow-up the computer type of deal?

reddeadite2640d ago

Got an ugly looking bow? Put a bow on it... BAM!

Pl4sm42640d ago

got cancer ? ... slap a bow on it run over by a car ? ...slap a bow on it ....u are falling from 10,000 feet to ur death ? .... slap a bow on it ..... ur right rabidpancake..ect ... woah .. big username

dazzalfc2640d ago

Beyonce, next time, don't put a ring on it, SLAP A BOW ON IT!

*Does funky Beyonce ass shaking*

Danteh2640d ago (Edited 2640d ago )

I honestly think the other mod looks much better.

I had a really hard time trying to differenciate between real life and in-game with iCEnchancer 1.3, but in this ENB mod the only really photorealistic pic is the first one.

inveni02640d ago (Edited 2640d ago )

I put ENB on my copy the other day, and it looks awful in motion. The lighting is soooo uneven. These mods make pretty screenshots, but the in-game experience suffers for it. I wound up removing ENB, and I like the game much better now.

But I'll give this one a shot and see how it goes.

DragonKnight2640d ago

This again? Geez, who cares? GTA4 is old. You want to impress people? Use these mods on NEWER and BETTER games. People have too much time on their hands and they waste it on trying to make mediocre games look better. This is the state of gaming folks. Where a game is judged on its looks instead of its substance. Kinda sounds familiar doesn't it?

snipes1012639d ago

Thank you DragonKnight. This is exactly my sentiment. The game is boring and yet now it's getting a ton of unwarranted and undeserved attention because it looks pretty.

Geeze, the things that the next generation has done to the gaming community. Why can't we talk about how the damn things play anymore?

specialguest2639d ago

rabidpancakeburglar may have just invented a new internet meme phrase:

Slap a bow on it - to solve all of life's problems with a bow.

1. Ugly girlfriend, slap a bow on it.

2. Giving a christmas present someone didn't want, slap a bow on it.

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Dovahkiin2640d ago

I don't see this turd you speak of, how ignorant some folk are.

YogiBear2640d ago

Some people have a hard time with the fact that the franchise grew up a little bit.

bozebo2640d ago (Edited 2640d ago )

Yeah, GTA4 is a great game.

But it severely lacks in content and gameplay where San Andreas excelled. The best change is the shooting.

Even the missions in GTA4 had considerably reduced gameplay mechanics compared to San Andreas or Vice City.

I blame it on the DVD limitation (and some idiot is going to say San Andreas was also on a DVD - yes, but with vastly reduced space requirements for textures and other assets).

GTA4 did grow up, and mostly for the better - but it's a game; it should have fun stuff to do.

ChrisW2640d ago (Edited 2640d ago )

If GTAIV is a turd... then I like playing with fecal matter.

Quagmire2640d ago

Is that what happened to you?

Goddamn those pics look amazing, I thought the first pic was Real Life!

Hozi892640d ago

Dude I swear the same thing happened to me when I first looked at it. I was like "Oh wtf, they messin with my head and puut real life people walking around" then I looked at the pic with Niko in the car and was like "No Effing Way"...Rockstar has got their asses cooked now. If they can't compete with this for GTA5 then "Boooo!!!"

ilovepsvita2639d ago

There pics are indeed stellar.

JsonHenry2640d ago

The site is a spammers/phishers heaven..

Perjoss2640d ago

Regardless of what a few internet trolls say, GTAIV has a metascore of 98 and is enjoyed was enjoyed by millions.

vortis2639d ago


It's the most intense and evolved game this entire generation. There's never a dull moment to be had and Rockstar ensured that gamers make use of EVERY inch of their sprawling city.

I still haven't even completed everything there's so much to do. That's not to mention with the icEnhancer GTA IV is literally the most immersive game I've played this generation. It feels so authentic and like you're really part of a living, breathing city.

the_best_player2639d ago

He means GTA4 sucks and yes the gameplay did not top GTA San Andreas. So having nice graphics means the game still sucks for fun but looks nice.

vortis2639d ago (Edited 2639d ago )

I would ask you how the gameplay doesn't top GTA SA but you only have one bubble.

If you mean airplanes? Then yes, GTA IV doesn't have airplanes but there's not really enough room to make use of them like in GTA SA.

If you mean interactivity then you're waaaaay off the mark. The fighting, the shooting, the chase sequences, the social interactivity, the verticality, Euphoria, the physics-based destruction, etc., run circles around GTA SA.

If you enjoyed mindless, stupid fun then yes, there was more of that in GTA SA just like in Saints Row. If you're looking for a next-gen immersive experience then GTA IV delivers in spades.

Only a 12 year old would say GTA SA is better and that's probably because of Hot Coffee.

Kaos_Vll2639d ago


GTA:SA had what GTA4 lacked, fun.

Dislike GTA:SA and Saints row all you want, but only a pompous jackass would disregard the very reason people play VIDEO GAMES, to have mindless, stupid fun...

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NukaCola2640d ago

That is photorealism at it's finest. I would really like to see this running in real time. Can't wait to see it in action.

--Onilink--2640d ago

its perfectly possible to run in real time, my PC could run IceEnhancer above 30FPS always, the only problem is that the mod is not really designed to work with the newest NVIDIA cards so they tend to overheat a lot, so i decided to uninstall it.

My PC is definitely not average though. Core i7 3GHZ, 6GB ram 1666Mhz, 2 x GTX570 SC in Sli

FlameBaitGod2640d ago

gimme ur gaming rig plz :)

ATi_Elite2640d ago

I'm running Icenhancer over 60FPS on 560ti GTX SLi and my cards have no problem with this mod! But i set my fan speed manually to 65%. I never use auto fan cause it allows cards to get too hot!

single card set-ups that barely can run this mod do have a tendency to get hot but then again they are borderline for running this intense mod and that's why most You-tube videos have horrible car physics cause the cards memory is maxed out!

This mod is best run on a HD6970 580GTX or higer or a SL or CF set-up!! GTAIV was not optimized very well from the get go as it was a poorly done port and then you add so many textures on top of that and the Icenhancer mod will make your GPU work hard and break a sweat!!

y0haN2640d ago

ATi_Elite, you can make your own fan profile with MSI Afterburner. You can use it on Nvidia/ATI and any subvendor as far as I know. That way you can control the fanspeed at whatever temperature intervals you want. Recommended.

AKS2640d ago

Hmm, I have a 2600K and 2 6950s in Crossfire. 8GB of RAM @ 1866. I may try it out.

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Flavor2640d ago

It's stuff like this and the crysis 2 dx11 nonsense that makes PC gaming averse to most gamers. Even if rigs cost far less, and must be updated less frequently, this technobabble and e-peen measuring just scares off potential users.
The only thing that can kill pc gaming? pc gamers.

Hufandpuf2640d ago

It's settled, I need a gaming PC. This is THE BEST looking game ever now. Disagree, I dare you.

Cablephish2640d ago

What now?!

I kid, I kid, I agree'd, the graphics are amazing, but I'd like to see it in action.

rabidpancakeburglar2640d ago

I'm not one to back down from a dare.

rabidpancakeburglar2640d ago

And I'll agree with that to restore the balance

pixelsword2640d ago

I dare you to give me $10,000

C'mon, I double dog dares ya!


teedogg802640d ago

You're right about that. These are the best looking graphics I've ever laid eyes on.

dark-hollow2640d ago

I dont know why you have a lot of disagrees!

Disagrees and agrees on n4g are very unpredictable!
In any other site that has them, any good comment gets thumped up and bad comments and trolling gets slammed.
Here, it's like a fight between the disagree and the agrees!
One moment a guy gets 10 agree 2 disagree,
The other moment it becomes 13 agrees 30 disagree!

just_looken2640d ago (Edited 2640d ago )

Its nice but i disagree beacuse gtaiv draw distance and fps are beyond bad with these mods(heck the original was a disaster). If you stand stil or move slowly yes very nice but fight/car drive or get the cops over and sloooowdowns or a simple ctd.


@below c2 is dx9 native patched for 11 this is a dx9 game so it may come close but c1 can.

--Onilink--2640d ago (Edited 2640d ago )

Probably the disagrees are from PS3 fanboys who think Uncharted looks better and 360 fanboys who thinks Gears looks better...

Overall i think right now the only think that can possibly compete with this graphics is Crysis 2 PC with DX 11 and Ultra Textures pack, that shit looks insane, and the amount of lightning/reflection/shadows effects are amazing

Blaine2640d ago


Yes, the agree/disagree system on this site is retarded. I feel like they should get rid of the disagree button altogether. It just promotes a negative environment.

Also, the mods are extremely negative. I see so many users with great comments, but it's extremely rare to see anyone with more than 5 bubbles. Most people have less than 5 though.

kikizoo2640d ago

Poor onilink, dreaming of that kind of real time : can't happend without slowdowns and others glitchs, go play your screenshots with your new supercard who cost more than a console, we have the best games ;)

bozebo2640d ago (Edited 2640d ago )


That is running on a BAD graphics card.

And the "stretched image" is caused by the video codec, there may be some deliberate motion blur shader in the game but when put into a low quality video format it looks quite bad.

Also, that is not "scrolling".

Go be a troll somewhere else, or learn what you are trying to talk about.

True, I once lost a bubble for saying OnLive would be laggy (and it really is, even if you have a ping of 30ms to the servers - people who think it isn't laggy are obviously used to input lag already from other factors like bad performance on their console/pc while gaming) and then somehow regained my bubble and have 5 again now :P

The graphics cards cost more than a console because they are 30 to 50 times more powerful than a console, anybody who has ever bought a high-end graphics card will be extremely satisfied with their purchase. Go on and keep playing your 30fps input lagged games, they may be good games but until they can actually be played that doesn't count. And no, I am not a graphics whore - I run most of my PC games on low settings for a smooth frame rate and they still look as good as the console versions and sometimes better, but with all the other advantages of the PC platform being available to me.

If console games would allow you to reduce graphics settings to get a good frame rate I wouldn't have built a gaming PC.

Console gamers are the true graphics whores because they want 'good' graphics and don't care if that makes the game unplayable and kills the content (textures take up a LOT of disk space which would otherwise be used for more stuff to do in the game).

If the developers could make console games look like they should and run at good frame rates, that would be great - but they can't because the game won't sell well to the shallow consumer base who will complain it looks bad. Indie and small developer games sell extremely well on PC because it is a lot easier to program a good looking PC game.

Last generation was the best because it was also DVD bottlenecked but more space was left for actual gameplay content (compare Oblivion to Morrowind or GTA4 to San Andreas).

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Tanir2640d ago

um, yes the enviorments look amazing but the characters still look like crap lol. very life like though with cars and buildings, but the people look WAY out of place

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john22640d ago (Edited 2640d ago )

Well, you can also find a download link for this mod in the story (for those interested in trying it)

Narutone662640d ago

Here's the link: htss-best-enb-final-f9889

Try it and let us know the outcome and the game play. Frankly I haven't played any GTA games and I'm very interested in this. I might try my hand at PC gaming again and upgrade my PC or buy a high-end PC.

Motorola2640d ago

Downgrading GTA is a pain in the ass. I lose 20 FPS just by doing so.