GTA 4 Gets Photorealistic With iCEnhancer 2.1, Now Available For Steam, EFLC

By William Usher 2012-07-17 23:48:37 discussion comments
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Community modder Ice Laglace has released the final version of the photorealism mod for Rockstar North's Grand Theft Auto IV and Episodes from Liberty City including improved compatibility for the Steam version of the game, and the trailer for iCEnhancer 2.1 is nothing short of breathtaking. So any doubters need to look no further than the trailer, and conveniently enough, it's right here.

The iCEnhancer mod is actually a modification of the ENB Series mod by Boris Vorontsov. The original ENB mods are used in a number of games to increase the visual fidelity far beyond what the developers released. Utilizing a mix of shaders, textures and filters, the visual mods for games like GTA IV or Skyrim, can output near photorealistic quality settings and environments. In the case of GTA IV, as you'll see in the trailer below, if it weren't for the pedestrians the game would pretty much look like real life. Check it out.



That trailer was remarkable.

You know what baffles me though? That could sell a game right there. You don't need some overbearing marketing plan. You don't need has-been celebrities, skanky pornstars, demeaning protests or goofy gimmicks that cost $747 million in marketing to sell your game(s). You just need to show off some darn good looking gameplay, enticing graphics and deep gameplay mechanics and you have instant-sales. Heck, DayZ is nearing the 1 million mark and it's had no marketing campaign at all, just word of mouth and videos uploaded by users on YouTube.

As for GTA IV...if you're in the mood to play the game with some of the sexiest graphics around, feel free to download the iCEnhancer 2.1 for all supported versions of Grand Theft Auto IV by visiting the Official Ice Laglace Website.
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