Grand Theft Auto IV

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Grand Theft Auto IV
Developer(s) Rockstar Games
Publisher(s) Rockstar Games
Series Grand Theft Auto
Release date(s) April 29, 2008
Release type Multi-platform
Genre(s) Action, Adventure
Mode(s) Single-player, Multiplayer
GameID(s) BLES00229 (IRD), BLUS30127 (IRD), NPEB00882, NPUB30702, BLES00258 (IRD),BLJM60093 (IRD)
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BLES01128 (IRD), BLUS30682 (IRD)
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Grand Theft Auto IV was developed by Rockstar North and is the eleventh title in the Grand Theft Auto series, and the first main entry since 2004's Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas. Set within the fictional Liberty City (based on New York City), the single-player story follows a war veteran, Niko Bellic, and his attempts to escape his past while under pressure from loan sharks and mob bosses. The open world design lets players freely roam Liberty City, consisting of three main islands.

The game is played from a third-person perspective and its world is navigated on-foot or by vehicle. Throughout the single-player mode, players play as Niko Bellic. An online multiplayer mode is included with the game, allowing up to 32 players to engage in both co-operative and competitive gameplay in a recreation of the single-player setting. Two expansion packs were later released for the game, The Lost and Damned and The Ballad of Gay Tony, which both feature new plots that are interconnected with the main Grand Theft Auto IV storyline, and follow new protagonists.


Only options that deviate from the default configuration to ensure best performance are listed below. The full list of default options is available here.

CPU configuration

Setting Option Notes
SPU xfloat accuracy Accurate Fixes missing collision. Requires SPU LLVM recompiler.

GPU configuration

Setting Option Notes
Write color buffers On Fixes missing reflections.

Known Issues

Broken light sources with NVIDIA GPUs on Vulkan - Fixed

Light sources like lamps, streetlights or headlights on vehicles are broken when using Vulkan on NVIDIA GPUs. AMD doesn't have this issue.

Special Notes

Netplay testing

For the complete list of games tested with RPCN, please check the RPCN Compatibility List.

Game Version Connects? Create/Join lobbies? Match with others? Online features working? Notes
1.02 Yes Yes No No Creating a custom match works but the emulator for the client will crash on attempting to join.


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      "Grand Theft Auto IV (Grand Theft Auto 4)":
        BLUS30127: [ 01.08 ]
        NPUB30702: [ 01.08 ]
    Author: Zolika1351
    Notes: Set Framelimit to 60FPS otherwise loading screen layers will go too fast.
    Patch Version: 1.0
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  Unlock FPS:
      "Grand Theft Auto IV (Grand Theft Auto 4)":
        BLES00229: [ 01.08 ]
        NPEB00882: [ 01.09 ]
    Author: Zolika1351, illusion
    Notes: Set Framelimit to 60FPS otherwise loading screen layers will go too fast.
    Patch Version: 1.0
      - [ be32, 0xF18840, 0x00000000 ]