GTA 4: Mods and Downsampling for possible GTA 5 graphics?
The visual quality of GTA 4 is still a highly discussed topic because of blur graphics and the missing Anti Aliasing. Downsampling and graphics mods deliver a noticeably better quality that shows, exaggeratedly said, what might be possible in GTA 5.
PC Games Hardware has already reported about the possibilities offered by mods and special methods like Downsampling. Now the user OC_Burner of the 3D Center Forum published new screenshots of GTA 4 that have been taken at a resolution of 6,400 x 3,600 pixels and the following settings: No Anti Aliasing, 16:1 AF and maximal details (draw distance is only 40). Furthermore the weather has been tweaked with a trainer and the graphics have been improved with the Visual IV modification. The latter one offers features like enhanced lighting, a Bloom effect, better reflections on cars and buildings as well as enhanced shadows. For more information see GTA-Extreme.
Preview on GTA 5 graphics?
The combination of Downsampling (see below), in-game tuning and modifications delivers a visual quality that exceeds almost anything seen on the common GTA 4 screenshots. Sharp textures, excellently smoothed edges, great weather effects and general enhanced realization of reflections, shadows and lighting make GTA 4 look much better than the game's default graphics. Reactions in the 3D Center Forum went as far as talking about a whole new game experience. Regardless of the huge improvements of the graphics - we recommend to download the file archive with the original sized pictures below, because the shots in our preview gallery are only 1280 pixels wide - it would be presumptuous to draw parallels to the possible graphics of GTA 5. Nevertheless it is a nice vision that the GTA 4 successor might hit the markets with such sharp textures, working Anti Aliasing and enhanced shadow and lighting effects.
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