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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." (Grand Theft Auto IV, PC)

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swishersweets20031  +   1626d ago
a turd is still a turd even if you put a bow on it.
rabidpancakeburglar  +   1626d ago | Funny
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.
Chug  +   1626d ago
In other words...a pretty turd is better than an ugly turd.
egidem  +   1626d 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.
pixelsword  +   1626d 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?
reddeadite  +   1626d ago
Got an ugly looking bow? Put a bow on it... BAM!
Pl4sm4  +   1626d 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
dazzalfc  +   1626d ago
Beyonce, next time, don't put a ring on it, SLAP A BOW ON IT!

*Does funky Beyonce ass shaking*
Danteh  +   1626d 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.
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inveni0  +   1626d 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.
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DragonKnight  +   1626d 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?
snipes101  +   1626d 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?
specialguest  +   1626d ago
You heard here first folks
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.
Dovahkiin  +   1626d ago
I don't see this turd you speak of, how ignorant some folk are.
YogiBear  +   1626d ago
Some people have a hard time with the fact that the franchise grew up a little bit.
bozebo  +   1626d 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.
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ChrisW  +   1626d ago
If GTAIV is a turd... then I like playing with fecal matter.

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kaveti6616  +   1626d ago
Gabe Newell after snack time.
Perjoss  +   1626d ago
what are you, a chimpanzee?
Quagmire  +   1626d ago
Is that what happened to you?

Goddamn those pics look amazing, I thought the first pic was Real Life!
Hozi89  +   1626d 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!!!"
ilovepsvita  +   1626d ago
There pics are indeed stellar.
JsonHenry  +   1626d ago
The site is a spammers/phishers heaven..
Perjoss  +   1626d ago
Regardless of what a few internet trolls say, GTAIV has a metascore of 98 and is enjoyed was enjoyed by millions.
vortis  +   1626d 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_player  +   1626d 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.
vortis  +   1626d 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.
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Kaos_Vll  +   1625d 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...
NukaCola  +   1626d 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--  +   1626d 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
FlameBaitGod  +   1626d ago
gimme ur gaming rig plz :)
ATi_Elite  +   1626d 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!!
y0haN  +   1626d 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.
AKS  +   1626d ago
Hmm, I have a 2600K and 2 6950s in Crossfire. 8GB of RAM @ 1866. I may try it out.
Flavor  +   1626d 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.
Hufandpuf  +   1626d ago
It's settled, I need a gaming PC. This is THE BEST looking game ever now. Disagree, I dare you.
Cablephish  +   1626d ago
What now?!

I kid, I kid, I agree'd, the graphics are amazing, but I'd like to see it in action.
rabidpancakeburglar  +   1626d ago
I'm not one to back down from a dare.
Hufandpuf  +   1626d ago
rabidpancakeburglar  +   1626d ago
And I'll agree with that to restore the balance
pixelsword  +   1626d ago
I dare you to give me $10,000

C'mon, I double dog dares ya!

teedogg80  +   1626d ago
You're right about that. These are the best looking graphics I've ever laid eyes on.
dark-hollow  +   1626d 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_looken  +   1626d 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.
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--Onilink--  +   1626d 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
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Blaine  +   1626d 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.
kikizoo  +   1626d 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 ;)
bozebo  +   1626d 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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Tanir  +   1626d 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
Rage_S90  +   1626d ago
Holy sh*t
john2  +   1626d ago
Well, you can also find a download link for this mod in the story (for those interested in trying it)
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Narutone66  +   1626d 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.
Motorola  +   1626d ago
Downgrading GTA is a pain in the ass. I lose 20 FPS just by doing so.
RyuCloudStrife  +   1626d ago
KZ 3 looks better without the make-up.
dark-hollow  +   1626d ago
In all 720p low textures glory!

And console gamers get pissed off when they compared to a pc....
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Eiffel  +   1626d ago
And Crysis from 2007 native looks better without any make up, point?
BABY-JEDI  +   1626d ago
If Killzone franchise continues Next gen(which I hope with more depth). It will have photo-realistic graphics & ultra real physics. : ).
I also hope it will have half decent characters....
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emk2004  +   1626d ago
Wouldn't it be funny if gta5 came out and looked worse than this mod.
Chug  +   1626d ago
That would be hilarious. I would laugh for days, maybe weeks. /s
--Onilink--  +   1626d ago
i think its pretty much guaranteed it will look worse than this... this mod is WAY WAY above what current consoles can do, and its pretty much guaranteed GTA V will be a current gen console
bozebo  +   1626d ago
GTA5 will probably look a little bit better than GTA4, in terms of rendering quality.

But the style and visual appeal overall could make it a much nicer looking game.

There is no shadow of a possibility, whatsoever, that the graphics quality will be anywhere remotely near what this mod does because GTA5 is aimed at consoles, which is fine - because the gameplay is the most important factor anyway and I will be happy to play it on my 360 (might have to wipe the dust off it first).
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thebudgetgamer  +   1626d ago
i wonder if my acer netbook can run it.
StarWolf  +   1626d ago
too bad the game is boring as shit. geez instaed of have orgies over these graphics, go outside where the graphics are better and you actually have more than 1 outcome for everything you do and there are MORE cars to look at beside the 5 same ones. Also buildings you can go inside. lol , plz. GTA4 was fun for a few weeks but it got repetitive and boring after.
Chug  +   1626d ago
Sure Starwolf. For now on, whenever I want to play a video game I'll just go outside instead. Because you say its more "realistic."
dark-hollow  +   1626d ago
But can I beat the crap of someone and steal their car?
Semir  +   1626d ago
You can.
bozebo  +   1626d ago
Yes, it got repetitive and boring and only had 5 car types onscreen at once because the consoles are incapable of doing anything better if they are rendering good quality graphics at the same time.

DVD limitation totally ruined GTA4.

I hope GTA5 comes on multiple disks for 360, because otherwise it is another game ruined by that retardedly small DVD of fail.
vortis  +   1626d ago
GTA 4 was way more fun than Saints Row, IMO.

Saints Row got boring to me because of all the retarded stuff and the inconsistent character development (your character was a homicidal, sociopath trying to kill everybody for no real reason).

GTA 4 had a great story, the car chases are some of the best ever in a video game and the shootouts and physics are insanely intense, especially with the iCEnhancer.

I imagine a lot of little kids 12-15 didn't like GTA 4 because it was for a more mature audience. The game never got boring to me.
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Ares90  +   1626d ago
wow, just wow... too bad my laptop even shuts down when I'm trying to watch a youtube video at 720p.
Skynetone  +   1626d ago
I thought my pc was bad, google earth ran at one frame a secound and would stop working after about ten frames, i never did get to see my house
Laika  +   1626d ago
these mods never look as good when you see them in motion. images can be deceptive.
--Onilink--  +   1626d ago
well, i can guarantee the icenhancer mod (plus some texture packs) does look this amazing in motion
Laika  +   1626d ago
its just that in motion it doesnt look as natural. it loses its realism to me and looks like a game again.
bozebo  +   1626d ago
It's because they are not made by the original devs, the modders make those amazing graphics to prove what the possibilities would be if it was a PC only game; generally their artistic and game development skills in general are far inferior to those of professional game developers. A lot of modders are infact game developers too, but without access to the game's original toolset it isn't easy to make a high quality mod.

I don't really like modding my PC games in general. But there are some mods that are extremely useful, especially server side mods for multiplayer games.
JAMurida  +   1626d ago
Nice, now only if the devs could do this with their games...
StupidDude  +   1626d ago
News flash.

Mods make GTA4 look better.

We know.
contra157  +   1626d ago
Looks terrific
PickAShoe  +   1626d ago
that is what i call photo realistic
Hozi89  +   1626d ago
Is this "Ice enhancer Mod" available for Just Cause 2 as well?
--Onilink--  +   1626d ago
Mmm no, no mod will ever be the same on 2 games, though you can probably find some mods for just cause 2 as well, i wouldnt expect to find anything too advanced anyway
TheWolverine  +   1626d ago
can i get this for Morrowind?
Hazmat13  +   1626d ago
remake BLACK just sayin. lol
josephayal  +   1626d ago
This is the WII-U Version
razgriz94  +   1626d ago
While these images are probably some of the best I've seen of any mod, can we please give these posts a rest. I mean how many of these "GTAIV mod looks better than real life" stories do we need? We get it. Yes, these are some talented people who are making the game look great. But the game is several years old. Time to move on.

And people, the next GTA won't look anywhere near as good as this. But I'm sure N4G will be flooded with mod pictures, that will make it look this good, as soon as it's released.
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swishersweets20031  +   1626d ago
No amount of graphic improvement could make the worst gta ever any good.
clockworkrazor  +   1626d ago
Right on.

GTA4 was not fun. GTAIII ,Vice City and San Andreas was FUN.

I dont care how good this pos game can LOOK it is still not a good or fun game.
Kos-Mos  +   1626d ago
And now let`s all play graphics.
ME1989  +   1626d ago
Wow damn...
xtremegamerage  +   1626d ago
I don't like the GTA games honestly, but you got to give credit where due.

That looks stunning.

I'd like Infamous 3 to look like that on PS4:)
Bounkass  +   1626d ago
Wow. I'm actually thinking of upgrading my PC...
ZILLA  +   1626d ago
i cant wait to see them do this with BATTLEFIELD 3,that my friends will be siiiiiick.
Daz  +   1626d ago
this is a pic of a different mod i use. I going to give this enb mod ago looks great.
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outwar6010  +   1626d ago
okay i have an i5 650 processor an 880 watt psu 4 gig ddr3 and a msi r6850 cyclone power oc edition can i play it like the ones in the screen shots?
net123456  +   1626d ago
Hmm. Not very good I guess. Single GPU Setups arent ideal for this. 2 good cards with 3-4 gb VRAM are enough. I saw it running on a friends PC and he had 2x480 16 gb Ram I7. But I have to say its really breathtaking not to compare with consoles at all. After watching this playing GTA 4 on PS3 looks like playing GTA 3 on PS2 if you are used to PS3 graphics.
climaxz  +   1626d ago
tbh Console graphics still blow me away...>_>

Not to mention that I don't even play on a HD tv lol. I'm definitely buying one for November though ;)
outwar6010  +   1626d ago
still loving heavy rain lol uncharted 3 comes out in a few months
SSKILLZ  +   1626d ago
Just got a massive headache trying to distinguish it from reality 
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sak500  +   1626d ago
I would love to have something for deus ex. Was disappointed when i played it last night at maxed out Dx11 settings and looked like something from mid 2000s.
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