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Toddyhancer mod injects a dose of realism into Grand Theft Auto V

By Shawn Knight
Aug 26, 2015
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  1. The arrival of Grand Theft Auto V for the PC earlier this year allowed us to experience Rockstar’s sandbox in glorious 4K at 60 frames per second. Even with all of the eye candy turned on, there’s no mistaking GTA V for real life.

    Hoping to change that is Toddyhancer, a work-in-progress mod from Martin Bergman that takes realism to the next level. To pull off the stunning visuals, Bergman said he is using generic post-processing injector ReShade, ENB, some simple tweaks and what the modder describes as tone mapping with class.

    As explained in the description of a brief YouTube video, the mod isn’t without penalty. One can expect a frame rate hit of up to 40 FPS. The good news, however, is that the mod appears to be in an early stage of development meaning there’s almost certainly some refinements that can be made to ease the performance hit.

    Bergman said the demo video looks choppy because it was recorded on a notebook. Just imagine how it’ll in 4K on a beefy SLI / Crossfire setup.

    If you’re interested in keeping up with the development of Toddyhancer, you may want to subscribe to his YouTube channel and Like him on Facebook. In the interim, be sure to check out our recent round-up featuring five of the top GTA V mods.

    All media courtesy Martin Bergman

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  2. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 6,481   +2,035

    I suppose it's perfectly acceptable to drive on the wrong side of the road, it is GTA after all.
     
  3. WangDangDoodle

    WangDangDoodle TS Addict Posts: 199   +71

    Can we use mods for GTA V without getting perma-banned now then?
     
  4. davislane1

    davislane1 TS Evangelist Posts: 3,546   +2,341

    Only in single player. Play with mods in MP and you're... well, busted.
     
  5. IAMTHESTIG

    IAMTHESTIG TS Evangelist Posts: 954   +273

    Looks good... now we need realistic vehicle physics.
     
  6. WangDangDoodle

    WangDangDoodle TS Addict Posts: 199   +71

    This looks amazing! Rockstar needs to pay this guy and make the mod an official part of the game.
     
  7. Randomthom

    Randomthom TS Enthusiast Posts: 47   +16

    With a 40fps hit? I expect they'll pass. It's already a demanding-enough game.
     

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