Rockstar announced this morning that they have released a new patch for the PC version of Grand Theft Auto IV
. The v1.2 patch has a bunch of fixes including new sliders in the graphics menu for water and shadow quality as well as reflection resolution to help customize the experience better. The other big change was that they actually disabled the direct input device support, which can be easily corrected by entering command line “–usedirectinput”. The last bit of updates includes but are not limited to “graphical optimization; bugs introduced with the release of patch 1; multiplayer and video editor fixes; and security updates”.
Today we released patch version 1.2 for Grand Theft Auto IV on the PC. A variety of fixes and enhancements were applied, including new sliders in the graphics menu for "Water Quality", "Shadow Quality", and "Reflection Resolution" to grant players more freedom to customize graphical settings as they see fit. Additionally, as a result of the patch we had to disable the default setting for direct input device support. To re-activate your supported gamepad simply enter the commandline, "-usedirectinput". The patch also addresses a variety of issues including, but not limited to, graphical optimization; bugs introduced with the release of patch 1; multiplayer and video editor fixes; and security updates. Please visit http://www.rockstargames.com/support/IV/PC/patch/index.html for specific information about the changes and supported DirectInput devices. We want to thank the GTA community for its support as we continue to improve GTA IV PC so that it is the best experience possible.