Simple ENB for natural and realistic lighting (0.79)

by Danvsw
Please explain why you're reporting this file:

This is my custom settings, based originally on settings by Dpeasant3.

IMPORTANT: Patch and xliveless are required

Also, check out the different weathers if you want to compare with my screenshots, which were taken with these settings 100% unaltered.
Most of the time, Cloudy weather is the most realistic.

New video:
My other videos:
Friends and Enemies (all weathers + full mod list):
Number one:

More Screenshots:

Road textures by DKT70:
Liberty City Textures Volume 1 (manhattan) by DKT70:!B5RyRBiI!Y-fXrA5tX0KiZpphWG15F2dsAR5awVuHokVhaVKi2Zo
If you get glitches like erratic blur or empty space on startup, try alt+tab out and back in.

UPDATE: New timecyc and video. Small color changes to enbeffect.fx as well. Brighter night and day for most weathers, improved Sunny, and a new Foggy. More info added to readme.
Added new screenshots and recreated main ones to reflect changes, first one is now sunny windy.

UPDATE 2: Balanced brightness (mostly midday) and tint, added new Drizzle and Lightning. Corrected exaggerated reflections, skies and water color during certain weathers and times of day. Lots of other subtle timecyc improvements.
9.32/10 - 179 votes
Downloads: 212,667
Added: April 3, 2013 11:08PM
Last Downloaded: November 30, 2015 11:09AM
File Size: 14.85 MB

Posted on April 4, 2013 3:41PM by Jaizeta
omg that's so photorealistic !!

what's your anti aliasing bro' ?

Posted on April 4, 2013 4:01PM by OviaZ
Look like iCEhancer 2.1 with better settings!

Taxi model from ?
Posted on April 4, 2013 4:46PM by Blind27
10/10 nice enb
Posted on April 4, 2013 5:02PM by SolidBigBoss89
Looks insane...

10/10 + 1 for the best ENB I have ever seen!
Posted on April 4, 2013 5:08PM by eabettebalterze
eabettebalterze " This is no way photorealistic. If you want photorealistic then use this: "
Posted on April 4, 2013 5:19PM by Blind27
Shut the * up with the complaints and linking to other mods. No ENB is actually photorealistic. Most 1040 ENBs can seem photorealistic when looking at the right spot, at the right speed, at the right time of day. In terms of video, you'll notice nearly every "photorealistic" build is in 720p or just not of that high a quality. Blur things and they look more real, hence why these videos seem as such.

When push comes to shove, through 10 mins of gameplay, all ENBs will be very obviously not photorealistic if you're doing things besides walking through tight alleys or times square in first person mode.

Looks good.
Posted on April 4, 2013 8:52PM by MarkC9
nice MarkC9. Third screen is fantastic!
Posted on April 4, 2013 9:47PM by raynier
Amazing work! How is it performance-wise?
Posted on April 4, 2013 10:29PM by RobertBlox
It's been close to a year since I've actually been IMPRESSED at a video with ENB Graphics (including my own tweaking). So while I think it needs a little brighteness, it's * amazing looking man.
Posted on April 4, 2013 11:51PM by 2TimesACharm
@Blind27, shut up. The ENB edited by Jumper311 looks good yea, but this one is better.
Posted on April 5, 2013 12:00AM by eabettebalterze
@MarkC9 Try that then you tell me if it's not * realistic! This look too glossy.
Posted on April 5, 2013 12:36AM by Bid96
not even real he edited the pictures and video was edited i tryed it and look no where near it.
Posted on April 5, 2013 1:41AM by Naznesss

Rated: 1/10
Posted on April 5, 2013 1:42AM by Naznesss
Looks fine, but definetly nothing like the screens

Rated: 5/10
Posted on April 5, 2013 3:21AM by MelvinCZ
And yea, what taxi model is that?
Posted on April 5, 2013 4:17AM by eabettebalterze
Not like in screens? I rated 10/10 :/
Posted on April 5, 2013 5:50AM by kostys
Thanks everyone.

To those who think it's fake, it's not. I did not edit anything.

You may be comparing different weathers and textures. Also if you told me what doesn't look right I could help you correct it.
Posted on April 5, 2013 6:08AM by Danvsw
eabettebalterze don't say you don't know enb any more ahah
Posted on April 5, 2013 6:23AM by Blind27
@eabettebalterze: the taxi model is crown victoria v2.0, also the police

@RobertBlox: performance is alright, about 30-40 fps on average on my gtx 660

@MarkC9: true

@OviaZ: my AA is nvidia fxaa + sweetfx smaa + downsampling
Posted on April 5, 2013 6:31AM by Danvsw
Do you know how to remove white color in windows ?
Posted on April 5, 2013 7:06AM by Blind27
Try changing values under [CARWINDOWGLASS], or in Overallpower/intensity under [Sky]. That's not my settings though, is it?
Posted on April 5, 2013 7:21AM by Danvsw
I don't have this probleme with ur enb :P enb of Jumper_311 ^^. Thx i will try this. i have test downsampling look nice. What is ur resolution ?
Posted on April 5, 2013 8:52AM by Blind27
In my screenshots I use 2560x1440+fxaa+smaa, sometimes 1920x1080 + ENB AA, looks good but performance is pretty bad with that.
Posted on April 5, 2013 9:08AM by Danvsw
Yeah bad fps :/ ^^
Posted on April 5, 2013 10:03AM by Blind27
How do you get fxaa and smaa at the same time?
Posted on April 5, 2013 11:15AM by MelvinCZ
FXAA in nvidia's control panel and SMAA via sweetfx. They work well together when downsampling.
Posted on April 5, 2013 11:32AM by Danvsw
so you go with 2560x1440 and downsample to 1920x1080?
Posted on April 5, 2013 12:10PM by MelvinCZ
Posted on April 5, 2013 12:20PM by Danvsw

Posted on April 5, 2013 1:53PM by saite_2012
maybe if you included proper files in the release i would had rated 10/10
Posted on April 5, 2013 3:54PM by Naznesss
SICK man!!
Posted on April 5, 2013 3:57PM by ModxSwagg
@Naznesss: Well if you tell me what you mean by proper files I'll see what I can do

@saite_2012@ModxSwagg: thx bros
Posted on April 5, 2013 4:52PM by Danvsw
Amazing work! How is it performance-wise?
Posted on April 5, 2013 6:18PM by RobertBlox
Thanks mate, I already answered you, look above
Posted on April 5, 2013 7:22PM by Danvsw
It just doesn't look like the pictures i am not joking.There's something wrong here.If you can fix i am sure you will get better ratings.All i wanted is to play with these graphics.
Posted on April 5, 2013 7:56PM by Naznesss
Even the video the guy posted doesn't look like your pictures or video.Please fix it if it's real.
Posted on April 5, 2013 7:59PM by Naznesss
I don't know why it doesn't look like it to you. Post a screenshot.
Posted on April 5, 2013 8:01PM by Danvsw
The video the guy posted is using Sunny weather which I didn't work on much and didn't post a screenshot of. You know how to change weathers right?
Posted on April 5, 2013 8:06PM by Danvsw
tell me what weathers then.
Posted on April 5, 2013 8:44PM by Naznesss
Read the new description
Posted on April 5, 2013 9:09PM by Danvsw
looking good, hope you'll rls it too with a completed timecycle
Posted on April 6, 2013 2:25AM by ReNNie
I dunno maybe it's me doesn't look 100% like pics but does look better on cloudy but nothing like the pics.You should do on newest enb series this older series forget to say.
Posted on April 6, 2013 4:36AM by Naznesss
also upload your timecyc modifiers you didn't add them maybe that's why.
Posted on April 6, 2013 4:44AM by Naznesss
I have try it,and like it very much..Just need a bit of Brightness in full day light,besides that is very good settings.
Posted on April 6, 2013 5:51AM by zosto
You also have to consider time of day and DKT70's Liberty City textures (which are color corrected) if you want it to look 100% like the screenshots. Timecyc modifiers are vanilla.
Posted on April 6, 2013 8:12AM by Danvsw
looks great 10/10, I will definitely look for updates!
Posted on April 6, 2013 9:38AM by dasupapwna
shouldn't have rated 10/10, looks MUCH MUCH worse in game :( I'm sad, it looked so good ;/
Posted on April 6, 2013 10:00AM by dasupapwna
To those who think it's too dark, try this experimental SweetFX preset:

Extract to main GTA folder, press Scroll Lock ingame to toggle on/off. Let me know what you think.

Extrasunny screenshot:

@dasupapwna: Sorry, I can't make the entire game look as good as certain areas. Did you read the note about weathers?
Posted on April 6, 2013 10:47AM by Danvsw
With some tweaking on SweetFX it looks much much better. Maybe if you could upload your preset (not just the bright version)

Also, I took some screens without downsampling AA, feel free to share and use them in any way:

With some timecyc modification this could be the best enb after all.
Posted on April 6, 2013 11:13AM by MelvinCZ
I did not use a preset beforehand, I've used Curves occasionally for some contrast but alone it will just make the game darker.

Nice screenshots. Feedback on what I should modify in the timecyc is welcome.
Posted on April 6, 2013 11:53AM by Danvsw
By the way, to anyone using crown victoria taxis and want them to look like the screenshot, open carcols.dat in common/data and replace taxi color to this

taxi, 127,127,0,

I've also modified the yellow tone, so find the "127 taxi yellow" line and replace it to this

213,154,0,-,yellow # 127 taxi yellow
Posted on April 6, 2013 12:10PM by Danvsw
Great work, but Y r there so few iCE enhancers and ENB's for EFLC. Millions of people have that game but I've only seen 1 enb for EFLC and GTA IV has like 90 different ones!! WTF??

Posted on April 6, 2013 12:12PM by Firehawq
I believe because Rockstar's patches past messed with ENB's compatibility
Posted on April 6, 2013 12:30PM by Danvsw
So defualt timecyc modifiers?
Posted on April 6, 2013 2:08PM by Naznesss
Posted on April 6, 2013 2:35PM by Danvsw
ya still not getting same picture quality.
Posted on April 6, 2013 7:48PM by Naznesss
Stop being vague if you want help. What quality are you referring to? Post a screenshot.
Posted on April 6, 2013 8:08PM by Danvsw
Amazing work! How is it performance-wise?
Posted on April 6, 2013 9:38PM by RobertBlox
its not the enb i see there man...

Rated: 6/10
Posted on April 7, 2013 1:53AM by Tori
Posted on April 7, 2013 2:23AM by THUMBUUP
Very good work. Probably most realistic look of all ENBs, but to make it perfect, i would change the brightness of environment in the shadow, for example when i drive the car under bridge or simply in some shadow, the car seems still too bright to look realistic. Check Gionights's Best ENB to see what i mean.

And the saturation of colors is a little bit higher than would be ideal. It is evident on skin color. If this are parameters that i can adjust in enbseries.ini ,please let me know. But otherwise it's great.
Posted on April 7, 2013 2:32AM by Chris87
great enb anvsw. thank you make enb. have fun. 10/10
Posted on April 7, 2013 4:35AM by strain
@tori: It would be helpful if you told me what's different or posted a comparison screenshot. Same goes to anyone else who thinks this.

@Chris87: Thanks for the suggestions. I know what you mean but I can't say I noticed it in my settings. Could it be shaders related? Anyway I'm going to make shadows a bit brighter, hopefully it'll look better. For saturation, go to enbeffect.fx, find the line r0.rgb+=diffcolor*0.6 and lower the number. Minus works too.

@THUMBUUP@strain: thx mates @RobertBlox cmon son

Posted on April 7, 2013 4:17PM by Danvsw

Please forgive me for my mean comment, I actually want to try this enb again (but yes I did read the desc XD) You do deserve a 10/10, you just have too keep updating and learning, I know this will be even more amazing soon.
Posted on April 7, 2013 5:44PM by dasupapwna
Thanks man, and yeah I've already got a better (hopefully) timecyc going, which I will try to release tomorrow.
Posted on April 7, 2013 6:54PM by Danvsw
why patch only?

Rated: 1/10
Posted on April 8, 2013 5:10AM by ArdyReyes
Because the newer patches ruined enb's compatibility. I'll take the blame though no problem.
Posted on April 8, 2013 6:37AM by Danvsw
What vehicle pack are you using?
Posted on April 8, 2013 7:38AM by KyleN
None, just randomly added cars to my now bloated .img
Posted on April 8, 2013 9:29AM by Danvsw
First of all thank you for the work you're doing, thanks to your advice I have the game to 2560x1440, antialiasing SweetFX and Nvidia FXAA and it is impressive that the game looks good, is very useful because I'm recording Machinimas. But I have a problem I have image errors with ENB at 20:00 looks very bright, at 21:00 the same, then fixes but again at 00:00 the image begins to blur, to it intensifies 01:00, until 05:00 that looks horrible, very grainy and bright. From 06:00 all right again, this error does not occur with drizzle, foggy neither with nor with lightning or extra sunny, but with the rest if. What problem can be? I am attaching some pictures of the problem and thanks again

Posted on April 8, 2013 10:32AM by kanedha
Glad you like it bro. About your problem, that is very weird and shouldn't be happening. I've never seen grain or exposure like that in my settings. Are you sure you're using all my files? No leftover enb files? Vanilla timecyc modifiers and shaders? Does it happen without sweetfx?
Posted on April 8, 2013 11:10AM by Danvsw
@Danvsw : Where can I have "sweetfx smaa + downsampling" plz ?
Posted on April 8, 2013 11:57AM by OviaZ
Tried this out, very good during the day. Once it hits midnight, the place is pitch black, can't even see infront of me! No clue why this is happening...other than that, great mod. 10/10
Posted on April 8, 2013 7:44PM by Gr1mdrag0n
Where should I go to find out how to install mods like this one? Brand new to modding :/
Posted on April 8, 2013 11:39PM by InfraBlack
@OvaZ Google sweetfx, download it and read my readme. For downsampling guide google downsampling guru3d.

@Gr1mdrag0n: Thanks mate. You're right night time is too dark, the next timecyc (which I will upload shortly) should correct that. If not try changing NightLightingIntensity in enbseries.ini.

@InfraBlack: Extract all files to the main GTA folder
Posted on April 9, 2013 9:07AM by Danvsw
thx bro'
Posted on April 9, 2013 11:29AM by OviaZ
Posted on April 9, 2013 6:30PM by dasupapwna
I reinstalled the game and enb and it works perfect, without the grainy effect or bright. Should be some file or something to modify shaders and I had not even noticed ^ ^ Thanks to your answer at least the problem is solved. Greetings bro
Posted on April 10, 2013 7:14AM by kanedha
Great stuff. Can anyone pinpoint the location of the first screen ( I want to compare :)
Posted on April 10, 2013 9:21AM by Gr1mdrag0n
@kanedha: Happy to help mate, glad it's sorted.

@Gr1mdrag0n: Top left of the map, Leftwood, just north of the bridge. Sunny windy, 7pm sharp. Meet you there. By the way how's midnight now?
Posted on April 10, 2013 9:58AM by Danvsw
Found it! Couldn't get something like the image you've got though, much darker in my game. Also the nights are quite dark unless it's rainy weather...
Posted on April 10, 2013 5:22PM by Gr1mdrag0n
Really love the new update, great job Dan :)
Posted on April 10, 2013 5:32PM by dasupapwna
@Gr1mdrag0n: Strange, care to post a comparison shot?

@dasupapwna: Thanks bro, good to hear
Posted on April 10, 2013 5:56PM by Danvsw
All these shots were taken with your ENB, using Liberty City Textures Volume 1 and the DKT70 pack you linked. All with Sunny-Windy weather
Posted on April 11, 2013 7:30PM by Gr1mdrag0n
That's completely wrong and shouldn't look like that. Looks like you have the same problem as kanedha did. What timecyc modifiers and shaders are you using?
Posted on April 11, 2013 7:58PM by Danvsw
Lol yeah I figured as much :p Like I said, it's only got your enb and those texture mods, everything else is as a fresh install. So I guess that means I"m using your timecyc and the built in shaders?
Posted on April 11, 2013 8:20PM by Gr1mdrag0n
Yeah that's how it should be. And did you make sure your game's version is Also are you using xliveless?
Posted on April 11, 2013 8:31PM by Danvsw
Ah, that's what the issue was. I guess somewhere between all the install clones, backups, and mods I've used I somehow jumped back to Now it looks much better! Thanks for the troubleshooting :)
Posted on April 12, 2013 5:07AM by Gr1mdrag0n
No problem mate, enjoy. Thanks for the comparison shots.
Posted on April 12, 2013 8:37AM by Danvsw
Please make it to 1.0.7 patch! :)
Posted on April 14, 2013 4:42AM by sleepy93hun
Danvsw. omg. this enb real. not game graphic. fantastic. holly cow. this is best of best enb. always thank you. 1000/10 more
Posted on April 15, 2013 2:15PM by strain
@sleepy93hun: Sorry I don't know how or if it's possible without changing everything

@strain: Thanks man, and you're welcome
Posted on April 16, 2013 12:28PM by Danvsw
wow that's what the 14.84 MB can do O.o
Posted on April 16, 2013 9:54PM by Stig_TheDriver
So stock timecyc and shaders?
Posted on April 17, 2013 1:55PM by EHETZIP
can i run with this spec

Intel Core I7 2670qm 2.20 ghz-3.1ghz


Nvidia Gefroce GT 540M 2GB

on notbe Asus ?
Posted on April 20, 2013 9:29AM by GTR_96
I will try out
Posted on April 23, 2013 9:17AM by Nikobelichgta5
Posted on April 23, 2013 9:52AM by Nikobelichgta5
Hey man, good to see that your mod is getting some good publicity.

It certainly does look great, and it really wants to get me back into GTA.

I remember you posted the link to the Liberty City textures in that thread on /v/ a while back, do you still happen to have that link?

Also all that aliasing must be killer on your framerate, because I can see virtually no jaggies.

Looks photoreal!
Posted on April 30, 2013 7:02PM by RinGuy
@Nikobelichgta5 Glad you like it man

@RinGuy Thanks bro, I don't have the original link for the textures but I saw this one circling around:

It's in two parts, below that video
Posted on May 1, 2013 10:18AM by Danvsw
The texture pack you recommended seems to not exist. Unless I'm missing something :(
Posted on May 1, 2013 3:36PM by jim2point0
@jim2point0 You mean the Liberty City textures? Did you check the link in my post above?
Posted on May 1, 2013 10:22PM by Danvsw
I'm a dumby. I was searching this site for it. Thanks for your help!

Now... are there instructions anywhere for this? I now have 2 archives with a ton of .img files and not an idea what to do with them.
Posted on May 2, 2013 10:25AM by jim2point0
No problem, to install it go to GTA folder, pc>data>maps>manhat and replace the imgs there. Make a backup of the folder in case you'll need to revert.
Posted on May 2, 2013 3:23PM by Danvsw
Can you give setting for motion blur please men!
Posted on May 3, 2013 2:54AM by Blind27
Not same like the pictures

Rated: 1/10
Posted on May 3, 2013 3:38AM by Nikobelichgta5
@Nikobelichgta5 Oh, now I know where I remembered your name from. It's exactly like the pictures, but thanks for the vote anyway.

@Blind27 It's there mate, press P ingame to toggle.
Posted on May 3, 2013 9:19AM by Danvsw
Nikobelichgta5 it looks JUST like the pictures, * *
Posted on May 3, 2013 3:11PM by dredd47
Beautiful Enb by the way, love it
Posted on May 3, 2013 4:17PM by dredd47
which parameter in enbeffect.fx can change the color tempertature?
Posted on May 4, 2013 5:29AM by Chris87
Link for Liberty City Textures Volume 1 please Danvsw ? :)

Posted on May 4, 2013 7:28PM by TheG0ldKiller
@dredd47 Thanks

@Chris87 Either Mood or Defog/FogColor

@TheG0ldKiller Look a few posts up, gtamania link and how to install
Posted on May 4, 2013 9:48PM by Danvsw
@Danvsw What other Texture Pack do you use with the Liberty City Textures Volume 1 please ?
Posted on May 6, 2013 5:53AM by TheG0ldKiller
None. Just the 93mb road textures and the slightly modified tree textures that I included + the liberty city textures which are only for manhattan.
Posted on May 6, 2013 12:50PM by Danvsw
@Danvsw You don't like DKT70 Road Textures? :O
Posted on May 6, 2013 3:33PM by TheG0ldKiller
What? They are from DKT70.
Posted on May 6, 2013 3:54PM by Danvsw
Sorry I'm tired. xD For me, Fraps disable SweetFX. :( How to fix it ?
Posted on May 6, 2013 4:59PM by TheG0ldKiller
This is a good mod and in some places in Manhattan it definitely looks like the pics, although not everywhere in the game. I followed your instructions and also installed the mentioned high-res textures.

I have a quadcore 3.6Ghz/4GB, Win7/64bit and a 660 TI with 2GB Vram, GTA IV 1.0.4 - the problem is I am getting texture problems at some point with textures either loading very delayed or at some point not loading at all. Do you have a fix for that? For me it looks GTA IV is simply too old to handle that massive amount of textures? I already tried many tweaks and tips I read about the texture problem but cant fix it. (By the way, of course there is no way it's playable with FXAA, SweetFX AND downsampling :), but without downsampling it runs pretty ok.
Posted on May 7, 2013 5:58PM by flexy123
FXAA opened no effect, can you add the FXAA and SMAA?
Posted on May 8, 2013 6:48AM by 83242540
@TheG0ldKiller No idea sorry, they both work perfectly for me

@flexy123 What do you mean at some point? Like after an hour of playing? Are you using car mods, traffic load, stuff like that? Have you tried increasing the memory limit through commandline.txt? About AA, it depends on how much. If you downsample from something like 2560x1440 (using custom resolutions, not ENB's AA) it should be plenty playable. Also can you tell me what you mean by "not everywhere in the game"? I took those screenshots with nothing but the settings and the mentioned textures on a clean install, it should be 100% 1:1.

@83242540 Use SweetFX for SMAA and nvidia control panel for FXAA, it should work. Fraps screenshots don't show FXAA, but ENB does (print screen), use that to compare.
Posted on May 8, 2013 8:04AM by Danvsw
Also, are you using the default SweetFX preset aside from SMAA?

Sometimes that can get a little bit tricky.
Posted on May 8, 2013 4:24PM by RinGuy
You mean me? Default and disabled everything except SMAA.
Posted on May 8, 2013 5:35PM by Danvsw
Thank you, it also seems like my custom resolution (which I use for downsampling) isn't showing up in the options.

Did the same happen for you?
Posted on May 8, 2013 6:03PM by RinGuy
Yeah it happened once, I think it was because of the refresh rate. Try changing between 57/58/59/60.
Posted on May 8, 2013 6:16PM by Danvsw
@Danvsw Great, but I FXAA and SMAA dont work, wait in hope the new kernel
Posted on May 9, 2013 9:49AM by 83242540
How do you mean "change the refresh rate"?

In the game menu you mean? for me there's only 59 and 60 for 1920x1080.

Also meant to ask, are you running everything maxed out including draw distance?

I have a 670 and am getting some pretty bad framerates in areas, though I guess that's a give from what I'm using.
Posted on May 9, 2013 12:13PM by RinGuy
I meant in custom resolutions, try creating one with a different refresh rate and see if it shows up.

Yeah everything is maxed except vehicle density and draw/detail distance, most of the time I leave those at 20-30.
Posted on May 9, 2013 2:17PM by Danvsw
Thanks brother, that seemed to work.
Posted on May 9, 2013 6:56PM by RinGuy
No problem mate
Posted on May 10, 2013 9:38AM by Danvsw
why is patch required?
Posted on May 10, 2013 4:57PM by xboxlover5000
By the way do you have a link to the taxi and police Crown Victoria models?

Can't seem to find the exact ones either.
Posted on May 10, 2013 6:08PM by RinGuy
@xboxlover5000 Newer patches messed up ENB's compatibility

@RinGuy It's been a while since I downloaded it so I'm not 100% sure but I believe it was this one:

And it doesn't include handling so here's what I'm using:

1700.0 6.0 85 0.0 0.0 -0.2 0.0 5 0.17 1.0 140.0 0.22 0.65 0.7 35.0 1.2 0.95 14.0 0.13 0.47 1.6 1.0 1.0 0.15 -0.16 -0.01 0.5 1.0 1.0 0.7 1.5 0.0 25000 440080 0

Posted on May 10, 2013 8:29PM by Danvsw
Oh and the police model is most likely this one

I've also personally modified the texture because it was too bright, here it is if you want:
Posted on May 10, 2013 8:41PM by Danvsw
where can i download DKT70's 2gb "Liberty City Textures Volume 1"???
Posted on May 10, 2013 11:38PM by RamboTron
Posted on May 11, 2013 5:34AM by TheG0ldKiller
the night cycle is too dark, how can i fix this pls.
Posted on May 12, 2013 11:01PM by psychoshot321
Oh geez, I think I messed up.
Posted on May 12, 2013 11:32PM by RinGuy
also every couple mins the game will crash and display this message (GTA IV Fatal Error: unrecoverable fault - please restart the game 118711856). your enb mod works great and i would like to use it and fix darkness problem. thanks
Posted on May 12, 2013 11:39PM by psychoshot321
@TheG0ldKiller: Yep thanks

@psychoshot321: Sounds like a patch problem. Did you make sure it's patched properly to Is it the steam version?

@RinGuy: What did ya do? It looks like something went wrong in carcols.dat. Make sure your color line looks like this:

213,154,0,-,yellow # 127 taxi yellow

And the taxi line like this:

taxi, 127,127,0,

Posted on May 13, 2013 8:27AM by Danvsw
I have done all of that, though the mod said to replace the "taxies" line in vehicles.dat with this:

taxi, taxi, car, TAXI, TAXI, VEH@STD, VEH@STD_RI3_LO3, 40, 999, 0.2345, 0.2345, 0.3, 3, 1.0 ,1, ext_taxi+ext_requi+livery

Could this be the problem, is there a solution?
Posted on May 13, 2013 2:25PM by RinGuy
That is what I'm using, except for the livery part at the end. Try removing it.

Also I'm using the same mod for taxi2 (same line in carcols too) and this is the line in vehicles.ide:

taxi2, taxi2, car, TAXI2, TAXI2, VEH@STD, NULL, 40, 999, 0.2345, 0.2345, 0.3, 3, 1.0 ,2, ext_taxi+ext_requi

Not sure if that makes a difference
Posted on May 13, 2013 3:20PM by Danvsw
Tried the exact same thing, still getting purple taxis.

I've used the same models on both taxis 1 and 2, so maybe it does have to do with carcols, I'm not sure what though.

Just to be clear, I've changed "taxi yellow", in the #yellow section, to:

213,154,0,-,yellow # 127 taxi yellow

But no changes, also changed taxi 1 and 2 to:

taxi, 127,127,0,
Posted on May 13, 2013 8:51PM by RinGuy
Weird. I believe this purple happens when a car can't load the colors specified for its model. Is your cargrp.dat the default one? Also, the line that needs to be changed in carcols is under #SPEC FLIP COLOURS, not #yellow, in case you didn't know.

If nothing helps try putting back the default lines and see which one was the culprit.
Posted on May 13, 2013 10:14PM by Danvsw
Ah, well that must have been the problem.

Do you happen to know what the default values for the taxi line under #yellow is?

I guess I should have made backups.
Posted on May 13, 2013 11:12PM by RinGuy
Yeah always make a backup. Here it is:

245,137,15,-,yellow # 89 taxi yellow

Also I just did a test and replicated the problem, did you remove the 2 from taxi2 in carcols? THAT may be it. It should be like this:

taxi, 127,127,0,

taxi2, 127,127,0,
Posted on May 13, 2013 11:43PM by Danvsw
Nope, nothing seems to work.

I'm starting to think it's the models, though I cant be too sure.
Posted on May 14, 2013 12:31AM by RinGuy
I've checked and it's the exact same model and texture that I'm using. Anyway, here's the original taxis and carcols plus an adjusted carcols, see if that works:

Also the vehicles.ide taxi lines we've been discussing are the default, he just added the +livery, so that shouldn't be the problem.
Posted on May 14, 2013 9:59AM by Danvsw
Well sorry for the trouble man, and thanks for the help.

If it means anything, I've been using SparkIV, selecting the model, and importing the new one.

Is that the way to do it?
Posted on May 14, 2013 12:24PM by RinGuy
It's cool bro, I'm happy to help.

Yeah SparkIV is a good way to do it, there's also OpenIV, they both work well. You import 2 files for each car, one for the model and one that contains the textures, then (in SparkIV) rebuild and save.

Is your taxi color working now?
Posted on May 14, 2013 3:42PM by Danvsw
yes it is the steam version and it is patched to
Posted on May 14, 2013 4:31PM by psychoshot321
Then you need to downgrade it to, and also use xliveless. Sorry man I know it sucks but newer patches don't work well with ENB.
Posted on May 14, 2013 4:56PM by Danvsw
i followed the tutorial on downgrading to patch, it should be done. but what exactly is xliveless?
Posted on May 14, 2013 5:16PM by psychoshot321
now it is crashing after the loading screen and i cant even start playing

Posted on May 14, 2013 5:32PM by psychoshot321
Xliveless removes GFWL and allows modded timecycs to load properly I believe. I don't have the steam version though so I don't know much about the downgrade process and what can go wrong. Sorry mate.
Posted on May 14, 2013 5:39PM by Danvsw
Well it seems to be working fine now, thanks a ton!

And just to clarify, what are your recommended settings in terms of actually playing the game?

Right now I'm just using downsampling along with SMAA, though I'm wondering if I should take a way one of the two so I can up my draw distance.
Posted on May 14, 2013 8:55PM by RinGuy
some of the most impressive environment scenery I've seen to date.. it even looks beautiful with it off, but I get NO reflections on any vehicles at all (your files + SweetFx) :/
Posted on May 15, 2013 3:08AM by KotsChopShop
@RinGuy: No problem, glad it's solved. Like I said the best compromise is to use 20-30 draw/detail distance, for high end PCs the other settings don't matter much, at least in my experience, and SMAA doesn't have a significant impact. So if you really want higher draw distance it's probably best to let go of downsampling. Also I believe the draw distance is highly CPU intensive so if you know how to overclock your CPU that would probably help a lot.

@KotsChopShop: Glad you like it, check out some of the other weathers too. About the reflections, that is strange, can you post an example with a car up close? What's your in-game reflection setting?
Posted on May 15, 2013 6:20AM by Danvsw
do not download if shader folder is edtited
Posted on May 15, 2013 7:44AM by whdrnjs
really nice fake ........
Posted on May 15, 2013 11:01AM by whdrnjs
How is it fake? Because you can't install a simple ENB?
Posted on May 15, 2013 11:16AM by Danvsw
^ lol - sorry Dan, you lost me to Schakusa; not to say this'n isn't nice, but his is simply drag n drop beautiful ..I certainly appreciate the support tho, for sure
Posted on May 15, 2013 12:19PM by KotsChopShop
It's cool, to each his own, but it's not like my enb requires any extra steps
Posted on May 15, 2013 12:36PM by Danvsw
Works but looks NOTHING like the screenshots.

Rated: 1/10
Posted on May 17, 2013 9:28PM by jithbot
This is getting annoying. Please don't rate my mod if you're an idiot who doesn't understand ENB and timecyc.
Posted on May 17, 2013 10:55PM by Danvsw
You understand nothing mods and you do not know how to install a simple enb, and therefore the author screenshots are fakes? you are idiot; for me this enb is the best ! look at my video I added here !

So, always fake ? ;-) & thanks Danvsw :D

Posted on May 18, 2013 7:24AM by YeahManShack
No problem bro, thanks for the video & comment
Posted on May 18, 2013 8:53AM by Danvsw
Well *, the mod looks like the screenshots now (I have no idea why it didn't work earlier).
Posted on May 18, 2013 10:30PM by jithbot
BEAUTIFUL work! I just recently got a gaming PC so am new to this! Is this the same thing as icenhancer? Or is it different? Do I have to have icenhancer to install this? Please respond so I know quickly because I am soooo looking forward to my gta4 looking this great!!!
Posted on May 19, 2013 10:40PM by NicoTheKid
No you don't need icenhancer to install this, but yeah it's similar, you just extract all files to main folder and make sure you're using xliveless and that your game is properly patched to (and not higher, because of compatibility issues). You may need to downgrade if you have the steam version, but I don't know much about that since I don't have it.

Also I recommend using Simple Native Trainer to conveniently change weathers and time of day. Let me know if you need help with anything else.
Posted on May 20, 2013 9:44AM by Danvsw
What's your config ???
Posted on May 20, 2013 2:28PM by MrZero
What config?
Posted on May 20, 2013 3:00PM by Danvsw
Your PC specs ? (sorry I'm french) :)
Posted on May 21, 2013 10:17AM by MrZero
Your PC specs ? (sorry I'm french) :)
Posted on May 21, 2013 10:40AM by MrZero
Slight bug, during some weather and times, textures of objects in the background flash white for a split second, usually only happens at night or during rain (note, I can tell it isn't lightning cuz there is no sound afterwards)
Posted on May 21, 2013 11:40PM by 5dmc1
@MrZero i5 2500k & GTX 660

@5dmc1 Strange, is it like a flash that happens once and fades out or does it flash constantly during that time?
Posted on May 22, 2013 8:22AM by Danvsw
Thx :)

One last question: Can you send me your FXAA ? (or show me where I can found it ?)
Posted on May 22, 2013 11:07AM by MrZero
Thx :)

One last question: Can you send me your FXAA ? (or show me where I can found it ?)
Posted on May 22, 2013 11:18AM by MrZero
Amazing. It works. 'BUT' i get a ridiculous fps ..

im using [i7-3770 3.4Ghz] with [GTX 650 1G] and [8GB ram]

i uninstalled the dkt70 textures. its better but still too low. i usually get between 33-40 including mods and high FXAA setting

and few car mo without no taxi bug . but your enb even gives me a taxi bug while no mods are installed , i only add nyc cabs and cops...and get 12-20fps even lower ON LOWEST SETTING AND RESOLLUTION! im confused

i dont get it.
Posted on May 22, 2013 10:24PM by petkkko
@MrZero Download SweetFX for SMAA and read my readme on how to use it, for FXAA I use nvidia control panel

@petkkko Sorry to say but your GPU may not be enough for this ENB. Have you tried disabling ambient occlusion? Also, ENB doesn't cause taxi bug, adding car mods does. The NYC taxi and police models are enough to cause taxi bug. Try trafficload or the vehicle selector method.
Posted on May 23, 2013 7:54AM by Danvsw
@Danvsw It doesnt constantly flash, but what will happen is, I will approach a tree, or drive by it and look back and it really quick flashes white, this mainly happens at night or during rain or both, its really strange, it also happens if I use my trainer, and go instantly from day to night, the trees light up bright as the sun white and then fade out, but that isnt the issue, the issue is that the trees will randomly flash when walking or driving by them at certain angles and at certain times, it just kills the illusion of realism the mod conveys, and it is by far the best enb mod out there too, so I really want it to work right...
Posted on May 23, 2013 10:58PM by 5dmc1
Also, just to be sure, I tested the graphics with other tree mods and the stock IV trees (which are disgusting I might add) and they flicker no matter what, if you wanna test it yourself set the time to 00:00, freeze it, then get on the freeway from bohan safehouse and take the exit to Middle park going over the brooklyn bridge, look straight ahead at the trees of middle park as you exit the freeway, keep your eyes on them, and continue to move forward to them, they will flicker white for a second, it also happens when driving by the trees down the roads encompassing Middle Park, that is the easiest way to make the glitch appear.
Posted on May 24, 2013 12:03AM by 5dmc1
I fixed the tree flicker by replacing the "Tree" section in the config with one from L3evo, now I am gonna try to fix another thing I noticed, if it is raining, and sunrise...its WAY overbright, gonna tweak the timesyc a bit and get that tuned up right
Posted on May 24, 2013 10:14AM by 5dmc1
I tried it and it's just AMAZING!!!

Your ENB is the best of all ENB I ever tried!

Thank you so much.

I'm just looking for the FXAA because I've an AMD GPU.

Posted on May 24, 2013 11:26AM by MrZero
I tried it and it's just AMAZING!!!

Your ENB is the best of all ENB I ever tried!

Thank you so much.

I'm just looking for the FXAA because I've an AMD GPU.

Posted on May 24, 2013 11:36AM by MrZero
@5dmc1 Alright I've managed to replicate it after extensive testing, I tried all the weathers but didn't see what you mean until I tried my old Drizzle. Yeah that seems buggy and it's one of the weathers I didn't touch and actually been working on along with Lightning for my next update. I've completely replaced it. Did it only happen with Drizzle? Anyway I see you fixed it so that's cool. How about the sunrise? Drizzle as well?

@MrZero Thanks man & you're welcome. For AMD I think there is MLAA but I don't know how that looks, also I've noticed the new SweetFX (1.4) has FXAA implemented as well, below SMAA. Try that.
Posted on May 24, 2013 12:07PM by Danvsw
Ok, Thx bro' :)
Posted on May 24, 2013 12:55PM by MrZero
During Sunrise with Drizzle or rain, it looked terrible, I replaced the timecyc with one from ULTRATECH Mixed ENB and it looks almost the same as yours, minus the crappy orange sky and stuff from the mornings, with your permission, I will post them on here as a mixed ENB and credit you and anyone else who I got settings from, I take no credit for it at all, just fixed the bugs.
Posted on May 24, 2013 2:15PM by 5dmc1
Well if you think it looks better then by all means go ahead. Anyway I'm working on fixing bugs in this timecyc, so thanks for the feedback.
Posted on May 24, 2013 4:08PM by Danvsw

no problem bro, thanks for the permissions.
Posted on May 24, 2013 4:17PM by 5dmc1

Mind posting some comparison screenshots?

I'm intrigued.
Posted on May 24, 2013 6:40PM by RinGuy
May have the authorization for use your enb in my next video ? I'm going to use it with ultimate textures, roads textures of DKT70, RealizmIV and Visual IV (All credits for you of course ;) )
Posted on May 25, 2013 11:12AM by MrZero
Of course bro
Posted on May 25, 2013 11:34AM by Danvsw
@ Ringuy comparison Image :3
Posted on May 26, 2013 2:12AM by 5dmc1
@ Danvsw heres the link to my improved version, Called it "Prototype Enb" but I credited you for everything you made ^^
Posted on May 26, 2013 2:19AM by 5dmc1
Alright cool, I see your taste is much different than mine. Not bad though, good luck mate.

By the way the trees are not DKT70's, it's actually the game's original files but with some swapped textures and brightness/color adjustments that I made to look better with my settings.
Posted on May 26, 2013 8:18AM by Danvsw

thanks buddy ^^ let me know when your debugged version comes out too, I want to give it a go.
Posted on May 26, 2013 10:53AM by 5dmc1
@Danvsw I found the part of the Timecyc that has the orange mornings, its Extra sunny between the hours of 5-7am
Posted on May 28, 2013 2:33AM by 5dmc1
Yeah I know, I did it, I was going for something like this

But yeah it didn't come out well overall. Thanks for the heads up anyway.
Posted on May 28, 2013 9:16AM by Danvsw
Very nice, great performance too! 9/10
Posted on May 31, 2013 8:44PM by jesusismyairbag
Best ENB ever!
Posted on June 1, 2013 6:36AM by jamcheesy
Does anyone know how to turn off DOF without turning off motion blur?
Posted on June 1, 2013 7:44AM by jithbot
Took some screenshots of what it looks like in my game, downsampled to 2048x1152:

Posted on June 1, 2013 8:45PM by jesusismyairbag
@jamcheesy @jesusismyairbag: Thanks mates

@jesusismyairbag Nice screenshots, that fourth one is great. Try some extrasunny & cloudy too. Also what tree textures are you using?
Posted on June 1, 2013 10:00PM by Danvsw
Hey jamcheesy, great vid. You using sweetfx or something?
Posted on June 1, 2013 10:31PM by Danvsw
Thanks man. Awesome work with the ENB. I'm using SweetFx but I haven't really tweaked it yet
Posted on June 2, 2013 3:20AM by jamcheesy
@Danvsw -I just took the "HD Trees" from iCEnhancer2.0n. It's in iCEnhancer20N>Patch to>Options folder

It's on icelaglace's website. If you're interested.
Posted on June 2, 2013 7:07AM by jesusismyairbag

can't play EFLC anymore, it looks ugly without this enb preset =D

Only one question. Why 0.79?)
Posted on June 2, 2013 8:24AM by Xilandro
@jamcheesy Alright cool, thanks again

@jesusismyairbag I see, some of that vegetation is pretty nice, I'll check it out thanks

@Xilandro Thanks mate, I use 0.79 because it's an old config that I've been slowly tweaking for a long time and haven't seen a reason to convert it, everytime I tried a newer version I ended up going back for various reasons
Posted on June 2, 2013 11:57AM by Danvsw
this enb really work well with my pc, it run beautifully, thank you!

But since I install this why my Simple Native Trainer doesn't work? Is it because the enb?
Posted on June 5, 2013 9:12AM by RoadBlockers
Glad you like it mate, and no it shouldn't affect the trainer. Maybe something with the scripthook, if it doesn't load when you start up the game try reloading the save again and see if it works then. Happens to me sometimes.

If not then try a different version of the scripthook/trainer.
Posted on June 5, 2013 12:47PM by Danvsw
Could i run this on a i7 3770 + gtx 650 (non-ti) maxed ?
Posted on June 15, 2013 12:17PM by xboxlover5000
With a 650 probably not very well sorry
Posted on June 17, 2013 7:54AM by Danvsw
Thx nice ENB!!!! 10000000000000000000000/10
Posted on June 20, 2013 1:24PM by furin0620
Thanks man, cool vid
Posted on June 20, 2013 11:08PM by Danvsw
:) 10/10
Posted on July 2, 2013 12:13AM by sergiyj
Hi,i would like modify your awesome ENB for my patch 1070 but i have two problem:

1) with the light or reflection who stand on the screen :/

2) the second with the evening or night,there is grain.

Can you help me Danvsw,i love your ENB :) ,but i need help for modify the setting.

Posted on July 2, 2013 5:34AM by xestebanx
@sergiyj Thank you

@xestebanx Sorry man but I have no experience with 1070 and no idea how to make it work properly on it, only 1040
Posted on July 2, 2013 3:43PM by Danvsw
Can you please tell me what are the steps to make the game look * awesome like this? by just extracting the enb to the file folder? i wonder mine looks like s*** compared to this!
Posted on July 6, 2013 6:36AM by Kenttheblackone
Post a screenshot so I can tell if it's working properly or not
Posted on July 6, 2013 9:05AM by Danvsw
Posted on July 6, 2013 10:31AM by Kenttheblackone
Yeah that doesn't look right, are you not using xliveless?
Posted on July 6, 2013 11:43AM by Danvsw
Hmm, i reinstalled the game, updated it to 1.0.4 and used xliveless. So here's the result : i guess i still lack something, right?
Posted on July 6, 2013 8:56PM by Kenttheblackone
No that looks about right for extra sunny, use native trainer to see the other weathers
Posted on July 7, 2013 9:20AM by Danvsw
10/10 mate :D i was test it without sweet-fx was suck but when i saw your commant i test it with sweet-fx looks real natural but i need to get desktop soon to test it but why when i take screen shot while using camControl with fraps and makes like red screen ;/ need help
Posted on July 11, 2013 12:34PM by Bruce911
Thanks man. I'm not sure why that happens with fraps, but I suggest using enb's screenshot function (print screen by default, appears in main folder), it also captures FXAA/SMAA unlike fraps.
Posted on July 11, 2013 6:41PM by Danvsw
does it work with eflc ?

Posted on July 20, 2013 10:43PM by asif-2fun
hello my friend, excuse my ignorance but is not much of enb series gta 4 newly installed again, now would have to install patch 1.04.0 and later?

dkt70 download textures, is this to install?

and then?

I would like to make it like yours

thank you very much and sorry for the inconvenience
Posted on July 21, 2013 4:01PM by martincitograve
hello my friend, excuse my ignorance but is not much of enb series gta 4 newly installed again, now would have to install patch 1.04.0 and later?

dkt70 download textures, is this to install?

and then?

I would like to make it like yours

thank you very much and sorry for the inconvenience
Posted on July 21, 2013 4:11PM by martincitograve
hello my friend, excuse my ignorance but is not much of enb series gta 4 newly installed again, now would have to install patch 1.04.0 and later?

dkt70 download textures, is this to install?

and then?

I would like to make it like yours

thank you very much and sorry for the inconvenience
Posted on July 21, 2013 4:43PM by martincitograve
@asif-2fun No sorry, IV only

@martincitograve Yeah buddy, and then xliveless (very important) then the road textures (gtxd.img) in pc/data/cdimages and you should be good to go. If you want building textures exactly like mine, get Liberty City Textures Volume 1.
Posted on July 23, 2013 8:26AM by Danvsw
Gave it a try. Very impressive. Needs more "yellow" direct light at midday to feel sunny, but overall, probably one of the top 5 enb settings ever created.
Posted on July 23, 2013 10:37PM by 2TimesACharm
Thanks mate, appreciate the feedback
Posted on July 24, 2013 10:02AM by Danvsw
muchas gracias, tu sabias decirme donde puedo descargar Liberty City Texturas Volumen 1.??
Posted on July 24, 2013 7:19PM by martincitograve
thank you very much, you knew tell me where I can download Liberty City Textures Volume 1.??
Posted on July 24, 2013 7:28PM by martincitograve
How do you make the sky grey like it is in the screenshots in enbseries configuration settings?
Posted on July 25, 2013 3:36AM by Darkhawk141
@martincitograve Here, it's the 2 links below the video

Note the gtxd (road textures) that comes with it is different than what I use (description).

@Darkhawk141 The sky should be grey during cloudy weathers, but certain times of day and certain angles will make it look slightly red/blue, like in the blue building image.
Posted on July 26, 2013 4:22PM by Danvsw
Posted on July 28, 2013 7:06AM by MRVone
If it doesn't look like the screenshots, then it's time for a pc update!
Posted on July 29, 2013 5:49PM by ModxSwagg
Hi Danvsw, can be possible that you can upload your full GTA IV folder in torrent and all we enjoy your supreme version?

(It´s difficult find all texture mods),

Thank you very much.
Posted on July 30, 2013 2:25PM by Crackelaar
Looks EXACTLY how it does in the screenshots located here. If it does not on your computer, you have three options:

1. Ensure you've only patched to 1040 MAX.

2. Remove common/shaders folder contents. Put in extracted patch common/shaders folder contents to original location.

3. Upgrade your ancient computer.

Note: DanSW has turned off ENB bloom in this release. You can experiment by setting EnableBloom=True.

Well done man. Simply amazing.
Posted on August 1, 2013 1:01PM by 2TimesACharm
@Crackelaar You only need 2 texture packs mate. The gtxd in the description and the Volume 1 textures that I linked above.

@2TimesACharm Yeap. Thank you.

Timecyc update is coming soon by the way.
Posted on August 1, 2013 6:38PM by Danvsw
^How exactly does one top perfect?!

Man, if you could make a well blended flare into this while retaining everything else...
Posted on August 3, 2013 6:19PM by 2TimesACharm
Ha, well I hope I didn't mess it up then.
Posted on August 4, 2013 5:56PM by Danvsw
If you want a tester drop me a line

On here:

On GTAForums:

On Facebook:

On YouTube:


Would love to see what you have cookin. This is nearly, exactly what I have been trying to achieve since two years ago. Except, I really like the lens flare worked into the bloom. And black/blue night sky, but that's okay as in your previous release.

I am desperataly looking for a solution, either by myself or someone who offers the right graphics, plus performance is possible to finish what I started a long time ago:

That is to say, to be able to begin creating it with a set that will enable FPS and graphics, rather than limit one or the other.

Are you on GTAForums? This set of yours comes way out of left field and should be used by a TON of people. Probably is i.e.: 18,000 downloads lol
Posted on August 6, 2013 3:58PM by 2TimesACharm
Dansvw, you should post your screenshots in this thread:

All would be a hugely welcomed addition to the screenshots. Besides, I need new desktop wallpaper.

Posted on August 6, 2013 11:47PM by 2TimesACharm
I have a problem with this enb. it seems to work but in game i sky turns black and view distance is barely visible? is there any fix to that i really liked the enb actually and can it be applicable to ELCS ?
Posted on August 7, 2013 1:42AM by asif-2fun
@2TimesACharm Hey thanks for the offer. I'm pretty much done with this update, but if I do another one I'll be sure to let you know.

More black/blue night skies is actually a part of my update. Also that video is really nice, I like the lighting and colors there a lot. It seems you and I have similar taste.

I used to browse GTAForums a lot, mainly the screenshot threads, got a lot of inspiration there. Never posted though. I might do that now that you mention it, took a ton of screenshots lately.

@asif-2fun What patch are you on? What's ELCS? You mean EFLC? Sorry buddy, IV only, max.
Posted on August 7, 2013 11:32AM by Danvsw
Beautiful. Can't wait to give it a try. Read your comment on YouTube. Sounds good, I'll see what I can do about putting a flare directly in there.

The interesting part is what you've done with the FX. I've put my timecyc into your settings, works GREAT. Even fixed up my butt ugly clouds. Put my bloom into your set + timecycle - parts of the bloom work fine. Pretty cool. Not that I am going to keep it that way - was just very interesting. All through this set is pure awesome.

Very well done. Looking forward to the update when you have it available!

Posted on August 7, 2013 3:24PM by 2TimesACharm
Alright good luck mate. Yeah I've been told that other timecycs work well with it, that is pretty cool. Not sure what I did for that to happen though, haha.
Posted on August 8, 2013 4:18PM by Danvsw
I put your enbeffect.fx into my setup and it appears to possibly have solved most of the lightness / darkness issues I have been having. I dunno what you did there, but it works great. +10 FPS too.

Love your taste in graphics dude. I think this is the first time I've ever played GTA IV with ENB at more than 45 FPS. Hey, when do you think the update will be ready for distribution?
Posted on August 9, 2013 2:43PM by 2TimesACharm
Oh yeah, I did a lot of tweaking to enbeffect to make it look just right. Glad it performs better for you as well.

The update should be ready by tomorrow.
Posted on August 10, 2013 11:55AM by Danvsw
I din't belive it at first lol but my game is like in the picture (with cloud sky)

For me it's the best ENB.

It's natural, not fifteen tons of effects, and the fps are great. So... it's perfect ^^

I have a i53570k / HD7970-OC /8Go and the game run at 40-50 fps in 1920/1080p

I'm just sad than I can't use the mod LCPDFR in :P
Posted on August 11, 2013 6:12AM by Zione
Click -> Firing Up IV (y)
Posted on August 11, 2013 9:42PM by 2TimesACharm
@Zione Thanks mate, that's exactly what I was going for. Unfortunate about though, I agree.

@2TimesACharm Enjoy bro
Posted on August 12, 2013 9:04AM by Danvsw

When you say your AA method is "nvidia fxaa + sweetfx smaa + downsampling" is that downsampling through the nvidia custom made resolution or using ForceAntialiasing=true?
Posted on August 12, 2013 9:36PM by MasterVampire

When you say your AA method is "nvidia fxaa + sweetfx smaa + downsampling" is that downsampling through the nvidia custom made resolution or using ForceAntialiasing=true?
Posted on August 12, 2013 10:15PM by MasterVampire
Both, except ForceAntialiasing is mostly for screenshots because of how demanding it is
Posted on August 12, 2013 10:36PM by Danvsw

When you say your AA method is "nvidia fxaa + sweetfx smaa + downsampling" is that downsampling through the nvidia custom made resolution or using ForceAntialiasing=true?
Posted on August 12, 2013 10:49PM by MasterVampire
Is there an installation tut?
Posted on August 15, 2013 9:34AM by fuzzydogdog
dude i have been trying alot but your enb does not activate on my gta iv. Why's that?
Posted on August 16, 2013 8:16AM by ozybain
Posted on August 20, 2013 11:36AM by SuperNiko
Great work man, looks great. I was curious as to why ScriptHook doesn't have the normal black tint when I open its console in-game with this ENB? Same occurs when opening say the Iron Man mod menu, the highlights are missing. I've switched ENB's back and forth and I've realized this ENB is at fault.
Posted on August 26, 2013 12:22AM by Tooney
this is best enb. real best. ty. updated.
Posted on August 28, 2013 3:52AM by strain
Damvsw, theres some way to use some part of this mod to put in the gta iv iso/files for xbox? i already have tried and works the enhancer, Thanks
Posted on September 3, 2013 2:31PM by evaristood
@Danvsw why use 0.79? loving it btw
Posted on September 5, 2013 3:52AM by kor0ro.k3yz
@Tooney Thanks mate. Not sure why that happens, scripthook seems fine for me. Is your install clean? Stock shaders?

@strain Thanks again buddy

@evaristood Nope not that I know of, sorry

@kor0ro.k3yz Glad you like it, and about why it's 0.79, from a comment I made above: because it's an old config that I've been slowly tweaking for a long time and haven't seen a reason to convert it, everytime I tried a newer version I ended up going back for various reasons
Posted on September 7, 2013 3:54PM by Danvsw
@Danvsw Love the update, man! I don't see any reason to change ENB ever. Here's two pics:

Posted on September 7, 2013 10:27PM by jamcheesy
@jamcheesy Thanks bro. Great shots, you're pretty good.
Posted on September 8, 2013 6:03AM by Danvsw
@Danvsw 10/10 from me but i got little problem with your enb not also just your enb some other's also so i need help when i start the game i just go out from building then stopped working but when i use icenhacer any version work just fine no stopped working i also added the sweetFX for your enb so my spec is

CPU: AMD FX-4130 3.80 GHz OC to 4.00 GHz

GPU: Gigabyte Geforce GTX 480 1.5 GB 384-bit

RAM: Kingston 4 GB 1600 MHz

PSU: 600w 80+ Bronze

and i use old monitor acer 17 inch LCD 2008 but i don't think the problem from monitor cause soon ill buy one 1080p monitor so would you please help fix the stopped working problem ?? i also use compatibility service pack 1 please need help
Posted on September 14, 2013 12:57AM by GGC_89
Best ENB, Dear Danvsw your work is great. Plz can you update your ENB to 0.163 version ?
Posted on October 23, 2013 8:57AM by lalkaISbudapest
looks awful good;) maybe your not checking posts here anymore but i dont know how to use sweetfx combined with your enb. Theres sweetfx 1.5, can i use that one. And do i use all files in sweetfx? I renamed d3d9.dll to SweetFX.dll and copied all other files to mainfolder but the game wont even start. When you put your very nice enb public and add video you should make a description STEP by STEP so noobs like me can feast in the eyecandy you show in your video.
Posted on October 25, 2013 11:01AM by Mac22
got the game going and think its freakin good looking but i still dont think im where your vid is. I googled your sweet 1.4 by that guy, dont remember, and there it sais sweet is 1.3. pressed d-link and got to sweet 1.5. Installed that but have a feeling i did something wrong or, i dont know, dang your video is good. I dont think my aa is good enough yet, cause i see kind of a disturbance specially in front of cars, and the grill spesificly, get a feeling this is the aa. You would do me a huge favor if you post a detailed description on your sweetfx setup, d-links and any alterations i should do with the shader.fx, swettfx.fx etc to give me good aa like yours. My pc is i5 2500k, gtx660 2g, 8g ram.

If i could get my game just like your vid i wouldnt try out any more enbs ;)
Posted on October 25, 2013 5:52PM by Mac22
Hey Nice ENB. But i have a problem when im walking around the camera starts spin just like when Niko is drunk stops and starts again. And when i get in a car, its drive forward by its self and start smoking from the engine. Really annoying
Posted on November 7, 2013 3:14AM by Erhjkle
Hey Nice ENB. But i have a problem when im walking around the camera starts spin just like when Niko is drunk stops and starts again. And when i get in a car, its drive forward by its self and start smoking from the engine. Really annoying
Posted on November 7, 2013 9:30AM by Erhjkle
i ve instaled ur files danvsw but my exe doesnt even run =( what should i do?
Posted on November 11, 2013 1:52PM by niko456
Hey guys, when I start the game and it says loading a new game the game just crashes and says gta has stopped working. Any help please? I only have the trainer and xlive installed with the better tree mod. Thank you.
Posted on November 19, 2013 8:25PM by Davelaric
remake for 1.0.7 dude.

Posted on January 17, 2014 3:22AM by assulin
Works in ?
Posted on January 29, 2014 4:55PM by KassenBR
i've got a problem, but i cant see radar hud map and everything else, help?
Posted on February 2, 2014 11:00AM by GamingTim
The best Enb I have tested in gta iv, amazing job 10/10.
Posted on February 26, 2014 7:49PM by Gustavoveiga007
I tested a variety of ENBs, but this by far is the best!

I installed the 'Inject SMAA' as antialiasing, I changed the name of 'd3d9.dll' (AA file) to 'd3d9SMAA.dll' (for don't replace the enb file), entered the 'enbseries.ini' mudeio the [Proxy] to this:


EnableProxyLibrary = true

InitProxyFunctions = true

ProxyLibrary = d3d9SMAA.dll '

Just passing this help, I have helped.

Amazing job!

(sorry my horrible inglish)
Posted on March 3, 2014 11:14AM by Otker
my game doesnt look like the screenshots help me
Posted on March 7, 2014 12:15PM by adsdwr123
i got

Gpu : Geforce GT 630M

Cpu : intel i7-3537U cpu @ 2.00GHz

Ram : 8gb

64 bit operating system

will this mod work for my gta?
Posted on March 11, 2014 5:32AM by saadiboy12
Saadiboy12 yeah it will for sure.

anyways anyone knows how can i fix the night light? because its to dark and somtimes it has a wierd bug in it.
Posted on March 18, 2014 7:13AM by AJ19
@danvsw what program do you use to record???
Posted on March 22, 2014 8:57AM by xboxlover5000
I have a Crappy computer, Is there a way to make my GTA IV Go faster?
Posted on March 25, 2014 9:23PM by Gunman709
the link for DKT70 is not working
Posted on April 5, 2014 8:20AM by Pilot077
@AJ19 i tried it but it crashed my game i dnt knw u know any latest graphics mods that will go perfectly for my game according to these specs?

Posted on April 5, 2014 5:19PM by saadiboy12
Really amazing! Rated 10/10

How can I find this point of city??

Is near to Didier Sachs Store??

Posted on April 15, 2014 4:55AM by zlatan87
Taxi Carcols backup:


taxi, 89,1,1, 89,89,1, 89,3,1,

Posted on April 18, 2014 8:49AM by Exo 401
Someone should really try remaking this with 163+Dax's fix. Arguably the best ENB.
Posted on April 18, 2014 12:14PM by cp1dell
can run this?
Posted on April 22, 2014 8:05PM by desmondsin
No, this is only for Patch Hopefully somebody ports it to though. With dax's fix, ENB works 100% on Patch 7 and EFLC. So there would be no issues.
Posted on April 26, 2014 11:57AM by cp1dell
this is really awesome!!

i made a video for this graphics mod :)

Posted on April 29, 2014 12:25PM by bstt92
Hi. Mod looks pretty outstanding, thanks for making it happen sir! Anyway, I have the Steam version, and I successfully downgraded it to the version need for this ENB, and downloaded the old fonts needed for this patch. The font is completely missing aside from jumbled gibberish words and the first letter of main menu options. What do I do, I can't figure it out no matter the "soultions" I tried. I would love to play a game with this ENB, as it is quite an improvement.
Posted on May 9, 2014 6:12PM by Sturmgewehr44

it's a great ENB, but I have a green blinking fps display in the upper left corner and can't disable it. I miss an entry in enbseries.ini named "KeyShowFPS=106". I'd add it, but still can't disable it with * or any other key, even if I modify the number.

Can someone tell me what key it is or where I can disable it?
Posted on May 18, 2014 2:25PM by Empilicious
I managed to fix the missing fonts, but now my sky is missing, just a strange dark blue hue, even when daylight is out! What is wrong?
Posted on May 18, 2014 9:31PM by Sturmgewehr44
can anyone help me i have and xliveless but the enb doesn't change anything i don't know what do please help
Posted on May 25, 2014 2:09PM by Raven971
nevermind got it, looks gta8 xD
Posted on May 27, 2014 2:58AM by Raven971
Can someone help me. Might time is really dark idk why. thanks
Posted on May 28, 2014 11:14PM by Coldzero
Great Performance and IQ !

Rated: 10/10
Posted on May 29, 2014 4:17AM by RHN
Liberty City textures have severe trouble loading. Any reason why? I have -memrestrict set very high, to 1610612736. It usually occurs around Alderney, but I don't know what's causing it.
Posted on June 2, 2014 7:17PM by Sturmgewehr44
i got gtx 480 doesn't show me same screen shoot even i used sweet.fx i saw video same this enb on gtx 460 looks better than me why !! need help

Rated: 1/10
Posted on June 2, 2014 7:25PM by CryNEX
The link to the textures is dead, what is the new link?
Posted on June 3, 2014 7:28PM by tigpoppa

I agree with everyone else that this mod is good it is only good at a certain time or weather. Nice for screens but I too could not achieve the same look as in the examples

Try mine. You may like it.

Posted on June 17, 2014 8:02AM by Shadowherder
Could you reupload "Liberty City Textures Volume 1 (manhattan) by DKT70"? Link is dead.

By the way - it looks GREAT :)
Posted on June 23, 2014 8:04AM by Goog0
i can run with:

-G2020 Pentium, 2.90 GHz

-4gb ram

-Geforce GT 630 2gb DDR3?
Posted on June 28, 2014 9:48PM by MrSkyLiNe
It would be awesome if this gets ported to
Posted on July 3, 2014 1:11PM by Usman55
Beautiful,I'm enjoying it
Posted on July 4, 2014 4:06PM by Raptor44
I gets noise at night, how can I fix it?
Posted on July 18, 2014 9:29PM by momobimo
The best and most realistic looking ENB out there. Thanks man. 10/10
Posted on July 20, 2014 5:11AM by Coldzero
anybody know how to make ENB look Like Screenshot ? In My Game The ENB dont Look Like In Screenshot
Posted on July 20, 2014 7:18PM by bemmyhendrias
Greeeetings :)

Thank you so much Danvsw, great fck job. Srsly i checked 10 or 15 enbs nothing can compare with this trust me. I worked on it a little bit about saturation,brightness but still best enb EVER. Love your job mate, work like your version

Some screens for prove :)
Posted on July 25, 2014 5:21PM by Voudek
With this enb with some car mods taillights appear wrong, for example with this Carrera GT:

I've found out the value that affects taillights is OpacityMultiplier under [CARWINDOWGLASS]. Anything close to 0 makes the lights look great, similar to the bottom screenshot in my imgur link. A downside is that all car windows become very hard to see as if there were no windows at all. Making ReflectionAmount value higher makes it a little better but still car windows don't look as good. If you're planning to update your enb I suggest to turn down OpacityMultiplier at least a little, it affects quite a few modded cars not just one I showed.
Posted on July 29, 2014 7:00AM by kaow
how do i disable the key bindings it interferes with LCPDFR
Posted on July 29, 2014 9:59AM by ladnerjer@gmail
It's Number ONE ENB!!!!!Very awesome!And i have 60 FPS.So good optimization.I love this ENB.

Posted on August 11, 2014 8:51PM by StickyBomb
how can i activate antialiasing?
Posted on August 14, 2014 4:26AM by nikraz
Will it work stable on my PC ? My PC: AMD Phenom II X4 B55 3.3GHz 4GBRAM VGA AMD Radeon HD6570 1GB DDR3.
Posted on August 20, 2014 7:56AM by speedkevin
Can i boost my fps? Its too lagging...
Posted on October 23, 2014 11:55AM by ZoomFX
how can you make the sky grey like that
Posted on November 13, 2014 4:16AM by Darkhawk141
i don't get it

on a high end machine ("4Ghz i7 Quad" + "R9 290 4GB") with maxed out settings, AA in enbseries.ini set to -1

nothing else to improve settings wise, but it still doesn't look like screens

how do you get it to look like that?
Posted on November 26, 2014 2:24PM by gjans
@gjans If you haven't already, download the textures @Danvsw used. Includes all the textures he used and more
Posted on December 8, 2014 3:53PM by SillentStriker
How can I lower the saturation from the ENB you've configured! The display settings from within the game, the saturation slider doesn't do much! Please help!
Posted on December 12, 2014 7:25AM by Wxtrim
does it work on 1070 - Steam Version ?

Posted on December 12, 2014 10:23PM by Minh121
ohhh it looks amazing on gta IV but what about EFLC does this enb support it PLEASE ??
Posted on December 14, 2014 1:19PM by spider-said
What's up with the link for DKT70's Roads? It was working fine a two hours ago and now it is blocked???
Posted on January 3, 2015 12:26AM by Sturmgewehr44
ist it normal that it has SO much grain? or is a prblem because im ustin patch 7

Posted on January 7, 2015 7:35PM by lasarousi
Does this run for me?

My spec are

Intel Core 2 Duo CPU E4500 2.20GHz

NVIDIA GeForce 210 1GB

Ram: 2GB

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
Posted on January 14, 2015 3:01AM by Imiinas
Did a Mix between this and ICEnhancer 2.1 i think, looks stunning
Posted on January 14, 2015 8:51AM by ImJahova
Anyone try this on patch yet?

Will it work?
Posted on January 23, 2015 11:39PM by Winsonyong
Why I don't have any antialiasing (FXAA, MSAA....) with this ENB?
Posted on January 28, 2015 9:22AM by GeXaZ
This is my favorite enb of all time, eventhough I can barely run it, with all the AA and fxaa that the game can eat.

This enb makes the game look sooooooo goooooooooood.

BEST ENB EVER, looks realistic, got proper colors and so on.

I can just stand still somewhere and stare and ask myself if this is a game or not. :D

10/10 definitly.

Got some pictures for anyone saying its " fake "
Posted on January 28, 2015 6:00PM by SobZney
@Dansw Long time no see! I just downloaded the latest version after seeing your "friends and enemies" video, but my game gets past the rockstar logo....then thats it, its just a black screen and nothing happens.

I am running with the only mods being the IV retexture mod and some roads, they shouldnt cause any interference with graphics... I copy pasted everything from the mod folder to the directory. so why isnt this working for me?
Posted on January 29, 2015 12:03AM by 5dmc1
@Danvsw just retested with a completely 100% stock no nothing no trainers, epm, no textures, 100% blank gta iv, works~

Something was making it act up. Im gonna get it all setup with SMAA and everything, then slowly reinstall my core mods like the native trainer and epm, see if it still works, then textures, etc.
Posted on January 29, 2015 12:33AM by 5dmc1
Crashes when I load it. But I revered to and installed this. So one of the two isn't working. Not sure which just yet.
Posted on January 31, 2015 3:08PM by Refinerymascot
@Danvsw Please if youre out there and still alive reply to this, all of the links are dead. Please reupload because i really liked your videos and i badly want to try this.
Posted on February 7, 2015 8:37PM by RiotMan
Guys Can sameone explain to me how to dawnload the patch if i bought gta EFLC from steam recently ? i'm having a really hard time trying to make this mod work . i need help
Posted on February 20, 2015 1:18PM by DemonsFist420
anybody ?
Posted on February 21, 2015 3:16AM by DemonsFist420
For me this mod works with GTA IV patch
Posted on February 25, 2015 5:04PM by DJone86
The mod looks good though it doesn't look as it does on the picture. The reflection is not the same + when the night comes in the game it becomes pitch black, you can barely see where you going.

Also DKT road textures link doesn't work perhaps that was the reason why reflection wasn't as good but I doubt it.
Posted on March 7, 2015 6:30PM by scar196
"IMPORTANT: Patch and xliveless are required"

That killed it for me. I will not downgrade game for any mod. If they cannot make mod for newest patch then It is useless mod.
Posted on April 17, 2015 8:09AM by CoSm1c gAm3r
When I installed this it looked terrible, I think I probably installed ti wrong though xD I did have a previous enb installed which may have been conflicting with it. Anyways, if I based my view on the photos I would say it looks incredible.
Posted on July 7, 2015 6:50AM by BubblesTheGamer
Could anyone tell what minimum specs you would need to at least have a chance of running this on a gaming laptop? Thanks :)
Posted on August 14, 2015 7:55AM by TGiHarry
The ultimate ENB ... !!
Posted on August 17, 2015 7:14AM by sunrise
Can someone help me pls? Whenever I launch the game, it will load, and I'll see my character for a split second and the game will crash
Posted on August 29, 2015 10:56PM by N_Kilbride
How to install this mods....have movie to show ? 3 friend also don know how to install it....your mods is very cool...wan to try it xP(HELP)
Posted on October 5, 2015 12:51AM by leonwome
@Danvsw will you be coming to the GTA V modding community soon? Your mods for IV still look better than V, even with V's mods, they dont come close to the realism yours deliver.
Posted on November 7, 2015 12:42AM by 5dmc1
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