What are you talking about…
GTA IV San Andreas is a MOD for GTA IV that turns the current game into a new version of the previous acclaimed title. Here you can find cars, sounds, characters and, of course, all the enormity of the original map, with everything you have right.
That's because Grand Theft Auto San Andreas took the games to another level. In addition to the well-known freedom of movement featured in the previous releases of the GTA franchise, players here have also been given the chance to explore a gigantic map, never seen before anywhere else.
He so pleased that, to this day, many prefer to have fun with the title rather than take advantage of the latest releases of the series. For you who are fans of this remarkable game, some addicts decided to bring San Andreas to "the future".
A great map, even in the beta
Once you check out the awesome iCEnhancer Mod graphics for GTA IV , it's time to go back in time! GTA IV San Andreas is a fan-made adaptation that fairly faithfully created the world of the previous game in the still stunning graphics of GTA IV. The MOD has been developed a few years ago and only now has been released a version open to the public.
By still being in a first beta, many bugs are present, such as the lack of people or cars on the streets, problems in the light effects, absence of sounds and large breaks of polygons.
Despite the problems, the entire map of San Andreas is available and the player is able to tour the city using a bicycle - vehicle removed from the options in Grand Theft IV and brought back by the fans!
Downloading through file sharers
When you click to download MOD, you will actually find a file in the torrent extension. This in turn is who allows the user to download the GTA IV San Andreas through a client of this type of file, such as uTorrent .
Therefore, do not be alarmed by the small size of the data received, since the download of the MOD itself will only occur afterwards.
Performing the installation
After downloading the files from GTA IV San Andreas, it is now time to install the modification package. The process seems complicated, but it is in Portuguese, something that can make life easier for many users. Therefore, your first action should be to choose the Portuguese language, and then continue.
On the next screen you receive the welcome of the program, just proceed. Then the installer will ask if you should "prepare a GTA folder". This means that it will automatically create a copy of your GTA IV with the data required to insert the MOD. This is the easiest way to follow the process, so check the first option "Copy the current GTA folder and prepare the mod" and continue.
Now, indicate the folder in which GTA IV is installed and also which directory should be created for GTA IV San Andreas. When clicking to proceed, the program will identify the version of the game installed on your machine. For the MOD to function properly, the game must have one of the following updates:
Then the file copy process starts. Let everything happen automatically, do not interfere with any process, and preferably avoid doing other tasks on your computer. After preparing the folder, the software will start the MOD installation process. To avoid setbacks, select the first option: "Recommended".
Among the files to be added by the program are some patches that allow the correct operation of the MOD, as well as some graphical changes to the game, such as new textures for plants and walls, for example. In addition, cars and characters from GTA San Andreas will also be added.
Wait for the process to finish. When it's all over, just click on the button available to start the game.
For those who downloaded Steam
If you have obtained Grand Theft Auto IV through Steam and have the game in version 22.214.171.124, then it is necessary to downgrade , that is, to cause the game to return to an earlier update, which guarantees the operation of the MOD. Even with versions 126.96.36.199, 188.8.131.52 and 184.108.40.206 announced as compatible, issues have arisen and have made this process critical.
To do this, click here and download these files. Then, install the patch that makes your game back to version 220.127.116.11. After the installation, access the game to see if the process went well, before performing the procedures to add the GTA IV San Andreas.
Our opinion about GTA IV San Andreas
The installation of MOD, even in Portuguese and with a virtually automatic process, presents several setbacks, such as incompatibility problems between versions, for example.
In addition, adding some graphical details may make the game not work, requiring the user to do the work manually, excluding the visual inclusions one by one, until you find out what the problem is.
With the GTA IV San Andreas running, many bugs arise, especially with regard to light effects. At night, for example, in some places the screen will be all black, because there is no lighting inside the game. When moving around the city, you may notice some problems in the buildings, such as breaking polygons and walls that can be crossed.
Other problems also came up during our tests, like the absence of any other vehicles or people on the streets, leaving only your character with the bike to know the whole city.
The level of frames per second has gone down quite a bit, even with the custom graphics in the minimal configuration and on a computer that has hardware performance far superior to the one demanded by the game.
In contrast, the map was reproduced fairly faithfully with most of the buildings and streets of GTA San Andreas. The main character of the plot, Carl Johnson, comes back perfectly constructed, replacing with mastery Niko Bellic of the original game.
GTA IV San Andreas is an excellent work, but still in trial version and only worth being downloaded by the most curious - in addition to those who are really fans of Grand Theft Auto San Andreas and want to kill the homesickness of the title.
Pro & Cons
- Installation process with option in Portuguese
- Map of San Andreas complete
- Graphics patches included
- He presented several complications in the installation
- Being beta still has many bugs
- There are no missions yet
- Low game speed, even on a PC with powerful configuration