Grand Theft Auto IV Update Released

Updates to Grand Theft Auto IV have been released. The updates will be applied automatically when your Steam client is restarted. The major changes include:

Rockstar Games Social Club

  • Remove Rockstar Games Social Club application
  • Separate RGSC application no longer required to launch gameSocial Club login now occurs during the launch process


  • A new, less memory-intensive, and better-looking scalable shadow solution has been implementedEnhanced Night Shadows added with user-selectable level of detail (replaces Shadow Density)


  • Rendering optimizations have been made to improve performance, particularly when enabling shadows
  • User-configurable graphics settings have been added for shadow controlImproved memory management


  • Enhanced security to isolate users from cheaters and hackers

Episodic Content

  • Provide in-game support to purchase "The Lost and Damned" and "The Ballad of Gay Tony"

Bug Fixes

  • Vehicle shadows re-enabled between 8pm and 6am
  • Fix floating street textures
  • Pedestrians in vehicles appear further out from the player to allow for long range sniping
  • The Moon has been implemented with simulated lunar phasesRESC 10" error fix for specific hardware configurations