This is a realism mod for making car/bike driving in GTA IV fun again. Got fed up with way too slow vehicles that additionally corner and brake like space shuttle.
Note that games overall balance between different vehicles is maintained, so chases fell similar, only faster and maybe not so frustrating picking every pedestrian or trashcan from sidewalk. This is not a super car mod that turns every car as Viper. Note also that this mod is tested on keyboard/mouse and steering wheel (never use pad for driving).
Other values are untouched (names, suspension, damage...)
- Make sure that you have installed patch that enables you to run GTAIV modded files prior to ANY mod installations or your game will just silently crash upon start.
***Recommended: Aru's GTA4 - File modding ability patch (http://www.quackler.com/ or http://www.gtaforums.com/index.php?showtopic=380102)***.
- Modding patch will additionally provide you backup files so you don't neccessarily need to backup your current handling.dat.
- Just drop handling.dat file to ...GTAIV/common/data/ folder and replace file that's there.