GTA IV iCEnhancer Mod Quits After Internet Abuse

By   /   Jul 28, 2014

Gorgeous Grand Theft Auto IV (GTA) mod iCEnhancer may have seen its last update, as its creator, Hayssam Keilany, announced a departure from the modding scene, after periodic abuse. On the mod’s Facebook page, the creator signs off with the following message:

So yep, that’s it. At every release it’s the same, since 1.2. People spitting on me, my work, everything I do just because people know me or whatever.

I’m going to release the installer and downgrader then i’m done for a while.

I give up on haters.

In particular, Keilany addresses the vitriol received from the community itself and its ENB branch, of which the iCEnhancer mod is a part. The ENB mod, which stands for Enhanced Natural Beauty, is a currently widely popular mod that can also be seen used in games like Skyrim or Dark Souls.

Keilany is only part of one in multiple announcements in the gaming industry where people choose to resign to get away from internet hatred. Its most famous rage quit so far is developer Phil Fish, who cancelled plans for Fez II after one in many media backlashes that surround the Fish persona.

We’d like to remind everyone that the iCEnhancer mod is free, by the way; handed out to everyone, simply out of love of games. It makes your GTA look all pretty, without you having to do any of the technical tinkering, installs not included.

Feel free to continue the circle of hatred whenever anything comes up, but the list of cool things you’ll get as a result of it will only shrink even smaller. There’s plenty of actual bad stuff to complain about anyway.

Thanks, Kotaku.