GTA 4 - Complete Edition
Beautification Project
by Tore Andersen

Step-by-step modification guide
Providing improved visuals and
effects



1:
Preparation
2: Mods
3: Screenshots
4: Game Art

     

 

1 - Preparation
Before installing the mods, a few things needs to be setup


As Grand Theft Auto 4 was not designed to use mods, I recommend backing up the game before starting. That way, if something goes wrong, or if you want to tryout different renders, then you don't need to install the entire game again.

1: Update to latest version
Make sure you have the Complete Edition installed. (Latest Steam version)
Note: If you have the regular GTA VI game with Episodes From Liberty City, use this guide instead: (LINK)

2: Backup
Make a new folder and copy the GTA IV game-folder into it.

3: OpenIV (LINK)
Download and install this program.
*This is a tool to modify GTA IV & V game files. It works like a regular file explorer, except it can read/write inside the games package files.

 

2 - The G4BP Mod-List

The following mods need to be installed one by one, in the order they are listed. This is important, as some mods overwrite files from others.

 


Mods 1: HD Textures


Ultimate Textures v2.0 (LINK)
Download and unpack to a temporary folder.
1: Copy "gtxd.img" into: "pc\data\cdimages" inside the GTA IV game-folder. Overwrite.
2: Copy the 5 folders into: "pc\data\maps\" inside the GTA IV game-folder. Overwrite.
*If the above page is down, download the texture-pack here instead (LINK)

Playboy X Real Posters (LINK)
Download and unpack to a temporary folder.
Open OpenIV, select GTA IV and click the "Edit mode" button.
Navigate to: "pc\data\maps\interiors\generic\public_2.img" and replace "plyrflr_frames.wdr" with the file from the temporary folder.
Close OpenIV when done.



New Posters Nicos House v2 (LINK)
Download and unpack to a temporary folder.
Install with OpenIV, same way as the previous mod. Navigate to: "pc\data\maps\interiors\generic\homes_2.img" and replace the files.

Romans Real Posters (LINK)
Download and unpack to a temporary folder.
Install with OpenIV. Navigate to: "pc\data\maps\interiors\generic\brownstones.img" and replace the files.

Strip Club Mod - New Photos (LINK)
Download and unpack to a temporary folder.
Install with OpenIV. Navigate to: "pc\data\maps\interiors\generic\bars_1.img" and replace the files.

S Shop new Textures (LINK)
Download and unpack to a temporary folder.
Install with OpenIV. Navigate to: "pc\data\maps\interiors\generic\retail_2.img" and replace the files.

TV S Shop (LINK)
Download and unpack to a temporary folder.
Copy "electrical.img" into "\pc\data\maps\props\residential\". Overwrite.

Vegetation Textures - Variety Pack (LINK)
Download and unpack to a temporary folder.
Copy "ext_veg.img" into "\pc\data\maps\props\vegetation\". Overwrite.

 


Mods 2: NPCs


Dead Or Alive 5 Kokoro Bikini (LINK)
Download and unpack to a temporary folder.
Install with OpenIV. Navigate to: "pc\models\cdimages\componentpeds.img" and replace the files.
*Choose either nude or with bikini.

Resident Evil 6 Deborah Human (DOWNLOAD)
Download and unpack to a temporary folder.
Install with OpenIV. Navigate to: "pc\models\cdimages\componentpeds.img" and replace the files.

Rachel from Dead or Alive (LINK)
Download and unpack to a temporary folder.
Install with OpenIV. Navigate to: "pc\models\cdimages\componentpeds.img" and replace the files.

French Maid (DOWNLOAD)
Download and unpack to a temporary folder.
Install with OpenIV. Navigate to: "pc\models\cdimages\componentpeds.img" and replace the files.
*This is a repackaged file with renamed files, so this mod doesn't overwrite any of the previous mods.
Original mod (LINK)

Better Carmen (LINK)
Download and unpack to a temporary folder.
Install with OpenIV. Navigate to: "pc\models\cdimages\componentpeds.img" and replace the files.
*Choose any version you like. I recommend: "LongStraight Hair"

Girls Skin Pack 3 (DOWNLOAD)
Download and unpack to a temporary folder.
Install with OpenIV. Navigate to: "pc\models\cdimages\componentpeds.img" and replace the files from the "componentpeds.img" folder.
Then navigate to: "pc\models\cdimages\pedprops.img" and replace the files from the "pedprops.img" folder.

 


Mods 3: Graphics (Choose only one)


Option 1: GTA 4 Beautification Project ENB 1.63
1: Boris's ENB: (LINK)

Unpack to a temporary folder. Move the content of the "Wrapper version" folder into the GTA IV game-folder. Overwrite.
2: GTA4 Beautification Project ENB 1.63: (DOWNLOAD)
Download the file and unpack into the GTA4 game-folder. *Overwrite any existing files.
NOTE: The latest "update" for Creation Club (April 2022), prevents the game from loading if ENB is enabled. Here is the fix:
3: Social Club error code 4 fix: (DOWNLOAD)
Download the file and unpack to your C drive. (So the patch matches where you have Social Club installed) *Overwrite existing files.

Note: Sometimes after loading a game, some objects will have weird triangular lines. If that happens, open settings and go to graphics. Make a change to any setting: As an example, set vsync to "Off". Click apply. Set vsync back to "On" again, and apply again. That's it. It's a known ENB error, and has nothing to do with this mod.

     




Option 2: G4BP Lighting Overhaul 1.2
(LINK)
Download the file for GTA4 Complete Edition and unpack into the GTA4 game-folder. *Overwrite any existing files.

*Alternative download mirror: (DOWNLOAD)

       

 


Mods 4: New Cars


There are thousands of car replacement mods for GTA IV (LINK)
You can replace as many cars as you want without problems, just follow the instructions within each mod

 


Grand Theft Auto IV is ready for launch
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If the game crashes on the first launch, don't worry. CTDs sometimes happen at the very first launch after file changes.
Start the game again, and everything will be fine.



 

 

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3 - GTA4 Beautification Project ENB 1.63 Screenshots

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

      

 

G4BP Lighting Overhaul 1.2 Screenshots

       

     

     

      

       

     

     

      

     

     

 

Original Game Screenshots (No mods)

        

 

 

4 - GTA IV Artwork

      

     

     

     

       

 

Fan Artwork

        

 

 

About Grand Theft Auto IV
This is just for SEO, nothing important here

The GTA 4 Beautification Project is a small enhancement guide for Grand Theft Auto IV Complete Edition. It will significantly improve both graphics & effects, and optionally add some new content. Even though Grand Theft Auto IV & Episodes From Liberty City were not designed to be modified, it's still possible with the use of some editing tools. The graphics of the games are not bad, but they are pretty far from the graphics of GTA V. The world of GTA IV also can't compare to the incredible details of GTA V, but with this modification guide, GTA IV will come closer at least with regards to render & graphics.

Grand Theft Auto IV is the 11th GTA game, and by the time of it's release, it was by far the most serious and biggest installment. GTA IV and it's two separate expansions, The Ballad of Gay Tony & The Lost and Damned, are open-world action games, just all previous GTA games. Developed by Rockstar North and published by Rockstar Games 2008. The game takes place in Liberty City, a fictional place based on the real New York City. The story follows Niko Bellic, a former Russian war veteran, who in an attempt to escape his past, got lured to the US by his cousin. As Niko arrives at Liberty City he quickly learns that his cousin's stories about the US were not entirely true, and that he has some financial problems with some shady people.

The game is played in third-person, with the exception of one view setting when in a car that's first-person. The world is 100% open, and the player can go anywhere he/she pleases at any time. The main story line is linear, but it can be completed at any phase, and there are plenty of side-missions to make it seem like it's all in the hands of the player. GTA 4 has two expansions, The Lost and Damned & The Ballad of Gay Tony, which also takes place in Liberty City, but has different main characters. They are interconnected with the main Grand Theft Auto IV story-line, but doesn't influence it in any way.

The development of GTA IV began shortly after the release of Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas in 2004. As per tradition, the game was developed across Rockstar's many studios from around the world. Grand Theft Auto 4 is created with the same crazy stories as the previous 10 games, but for the first time introduced a more realistic and detailed style. The developers took field-trips to New York, to make the game have a feel of the real place, but still they kept the "alternate-universe" idea with all different names and logo's.
Grand Theft Auto IV was a highly anticipated title, and the game received massive praise, in particularly with regards to the story and the world design. GTA IV broke all industry sales records at the time, earning USD 310 million in its first day. The record was later broken by Grand Theft Auto V in 2013.

Grand Theft Auto IV: The Lost and Damned was the first episodic expansion. It follows Johnny Klebitz, the Vice President of the Alderney chapter of The Lost MC.
Grand Theft Auto IV: The Ballad of Gay Tony was the second expansion. It follows Luis Fernando Lopez, an ex-member of the Dominican drug dealers and the personal bodyguard Anthony "Gay Tony" Prince.