March 21st, 2009

GTAIV PC Patch 3 Released!

Published at 8:32 AM PST

Rockstar Toronto has just released a brand new patch, patch #3, for the PC version Grand Theft Auto IV. The patch has a wealth of brand new additions, fixes and improvements to the game. To download the patch, just launch the game. If you prefer to just update manually, download the patch from the link below.


  • Interior Lights for ATI 1900 series cards:
    • All light sources appear for users with 1900 series ATI cards. (ie. Pool Mini Game)
    • ALT-TAB fixed
  • Graphics Settings:
    • Added menu option " OFF " for Reflection quality
    • Added menu option " OFF " for Shadow quality


  • Physics optimizations to improve situations with heavy physics calculations (ie. 32 player races)
  • Graphical Performance Optimizations


  • NAT Type detection
    • Detect if user has a " strict " NAT and displays message for user
  • Voice chat is received even if your microphone is turned off


  • Keyboard / Mouse
    • Remapping restrictions removed
    • Allow Enter, Backspace, and Arrow keys to be remapped by user
    • Allow multiple mouse buttons to be mapped
  • Enable/Disable DirectInput in Menu
    • Users can now activate/deactivate Direct Input devices from "Controls" menu.
    • If commandline "-usedirectinput" is active, it will override pause menu setting.
  • Use 2 direct input devices simultaneously (ie. Wheel and Gamepad)
    • Users can now use 2 different controllers at once, including 1 XInput and 1 Direct Input device.
  • Added more Direct Input / XInput device support
    • Saitek P380/P480/P580/P990
    • Saitek PS1000/PS2700/P3200/P3600
    • Gravis Eliminator Shock gamepad


  • Detect modified files and prevent users from entering multiplayer if found
    • Game will prompt with a message after blocking user with modified data files from entering multiplayer
    • Should prevent multiplayer access from cell phone and GFWL join in progress


  • Scroll Bar improved response
    • Tweaked to respond better to keyboard inputs
  • Sped up load times for users with many clips


  • Return of Hot Dog Stands and other props
    • Missing hot dog vendors, fences, gates, pylons should be present throughout the world.
  • Scrolling signboards
    • Activate missing scrolling signboard text (ie. highway signs, Star Junction, Clock Tower Sign)
  • ALT-TAB pauses game during cutscenes
    • Cutscenes should now pause and resume correctly after an ALT-TAB task switch. Audio remains in sync.


  • Mismatched MODO/Perseus Clothing
    • Fixed a bug when Niko mixes clothing from Perseus and Modo
  • 360 Controller Texture
    • Controller image should be visible in Controller Configuration screen

Download: Patch #3