Are these the most epically hilarious Grand Theft Auto IV videos ever? Could well be

Grand Theft Auto is the gift that keeps on giving. Nearly three years have passed since its release, and still it's hurling out the ludicrous LOLs like shells from a red hot M16 of comedy. The latest entrants into its ongoing barrage of motor-vehicular anarchy are these two videos, showing what happens when you adjust the PC version's physics settings to reduce car friction to -9. Essentially, all of Liberty City's cars start behaving like helium-filled pinballs on the moon.

Click below to witness Niko's heroically cinematic attempts to survive this fountain of hurtling metal, and have a clean set of pants ready in case of any laugh/wee-based accidents. I'm afraid they're pretty likely.

Sterling work here from Dot12321. If you want to create a similar petrol-fuelled mess yourself, he advises that you find the handling .dat file in your GTAIV folder, and then tweak the wbias setting for each car down to around -9. Let us know how long you manage to keep Niko alive if you give it a go.

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  • shaft121 - January 15, 2011 2:35 p.m.

    I wouldn't call this a funny video myself. Interesting to see the chaos on screen but no real humour
  • pr0tostar - January 15, 2011 10:09 a.m.

    1:20 is how we'll be playing disc(car)golf 50 years from now when we have nothing to do with clunkers.
  • wolfwing187 - January 15, 2011 4:23 a.m.

    First vid...thats a movie trailer right there. I can see it now. GTA IV presents...CARMAGEDDON! starring Niko Bellic.
  • theintellectual - January 15, 2011 3:20 a.m.

    car-mageddon indeed.. it looked like a rejected outtake from 2012.
  • Robx - January 15, 2011 1:20 a.m.

    @Odpaterson I c wut u did thar And the video was surprisingly funny.
  • MJHAYLETT - January 14, 2011 11:57 p.m.

    the cars in GTA games annoy me enough as it is without any wacky mods :D
  • AngryScotsman - January 14, 2011 11:17 p.m.

    It's the complete and utter mayhem that gets me. I don't know why it's funny, but a dozen cars flopping about and honking their horns at each other just is.
  • Reubenguy - January 14, 2011 11:08 p.m.

    yea i was shocked at the PC graphics when I bought this in the steam Holiday Sale, stil you get used to it. CRACKUP VID
  • celticsfan645 - January 14, 2011 10:53 p.m.

    cuz i mean, zero friction is no friction. Would negative friction mean it gains speed?
  • celticsfan645 - January 14, 2011 10:46 p.m.

    Im confused. How can friction be negative nine. Wouldnt zero be as low as you can get?
  • Lovelost - January 14, 2011 10:30 p.m.

    I Am about to do this. This was so damn funny. I need to play like this wish I could do it on my 360 instead of PC
  • mastersword369 - January 14, 2011 9:40 p.m.

    I liked the part where he narrowly avoided that car.
  • Tymiegie - January 14, 2011 9:22 p.m.

    I got my fare share of this kind of thing on my copy of Saint's Row 2. No gravity cheat with angry cars on is amazing (also infinite health and sprint). Trying to get across a bridge on foot while every car is makes it a point to hit you leads to some pretty awesome moments like ten to twenty second air time and lots of great crashes.
  • Spybreak8 - January 14, 2011 8:08 p.m.

    Haha those were great, it's like GTA Undead Cars. See how long you can survive the Carpocalypse! This needs to be a multiplayer mode!
  • TheVoid - January 14, 2011 8:04 p.m.

    The PC version of GTA4 was kind of a mess upon release, but only because it's requirements where pretty far beyond where most PCs were at the time (despite the box info indicating otherwise). But as usual, it didn't take long for PCs to catch up, in fact many PC gamers used GTA4 as an excuse to upgrade. Nowadays most PC gamers are able to enjoy GTA4 in all of it's higher-res glory with respectable frame rates, not to mention access to a whole slew of fantastic mods. Not that Rockstar deserves much credit though - most PC gamers (myself included) were most irate that the system reqs listed were not at all accurate and few at the time were able to run this high-anticipated game. True, Rockstar probably could have optimized the code far more than they did, but it's all water under the bridge at this point, especially since us PC gamers typically end up patiently waiting for ports that generally surpass their console counterparts anyway. Between buying a game on a console now and waiting a few months for the PC version, I'll almost always wait for the PC version, the most recent exception for me being Red Dead Redemption, especially once Undead Nightmare came out - I simply couldn't wait for that heaping bowl of awesomeness, more so because there has been no real news of it coming to PC anytime soon).
  • BobsYurUncle - January 14, 2011 7:45 p.m.

    Perhaps the best one yet
  • Odpaterson - January 14, 2011 7:30 p.m.

    Who divided by zero?
  • Engage183 - January 14, 2011 7:26 p.m.

    PC version of GTA IV>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Console Version of GTA IV besides its glitchy start XD
  • Zzombie99 - January 14, 2011 7:24 p.m.

    God, this reminds me of Flatout 2. Good times.
  • batman5273 - January 14, 2011 7 p.m.


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