Grand Theft Auto IV

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GTA 4 - Beautification Project - Graphics Overhaul: Custom ReShade & custom render settings for natural lighting

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GTA 4 Beautification Project
Natural and less brown-ish lighting

Works for both: Standard Edition with/without DLCs & The Complete Edition

This page only contains the ReShade/Render settings
Visit GTA 4 Beautification Project for the complete guide

Version 1.1

Graphics Overhaul:
This is a custom ReShade, with modified render settings for much better lighting, AA, reflection and MXAO.
It works for both GTA 4 & GTA 4: Episodes from Liberty City. And GTA IV - Complete Edition.

      Original Graphics                                                                                        GTA4BP Graphics Overhaul

If the game runs fine, but looks messed up (Black sky, missing UI), just press the End key, and click "Reload".
Wait 2-3 seconds and everything will 
look just fine.

Note for Windows 10: (PLEASE READ)
The Creators update for Windows 10 introduced a wide variety of problems, especially for custom shaders.
If you encounter problems like messed-up graphics or extreme slowdowns, then read how to fix it here: (LINK)
*Follow the steps in number 4.

If it still doesn't work:
Then Windows 10 is somehow still blocking the custom shader (ReShade). Search Google for alternative ways of forcing Windows 10 into accepting custom d3d files.

If you can't get it working no matter what:
Just delete "d3d9.dll", "d3d9.ini" and "Reshade.ini", but leave everything else. This will disable the shaders (AA, MXAO & bloom), but it will keep the natural colors and lighting. This works on any system and any version of Windows.