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GTA 4 and Windows 8

I bought GTA4 from gamersgate and I've had no luck getting it to run. Initially, it wouldn't work at all so I had to change some settings and finally made it start. Then I had the endless loading screen that others have mentioned so I downloaded the title update 7. Now it wont start at all. It just opens a black box for a few seconds as though the game is about to load but nothing happens


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Dear player,

If You still have problems playing GTAIV on Windows 8, please folow these steps:

1 - (optional) Reboot your PC.
2 - Uninstall the game and then reinstall it.
3 - Do the date check but do not log yet through the laucher. Instead of that, hit the cancel.
4 - Download the lastest patch, unpack and update the game.
5 - Again, the game will launch but you shoud hit cancel again.
6 - Now, the trick for playing under Windows 8:

a) Open the folder where the game is installed, it shold be at "C:\Program Files\Rockstar Games\Grand Theft Auto IV\"
b) Look for an executable named "GTAIV.exe", then right-click it and select it's properties.
c) Under the "Compatibility" tab, choose for running the game in compatibility mode. This action will enable an option to select which Windows version it will run.
d) Select "Windows XP (Service Pack 3)" or "Windows Vista "(Service Pack 2)" because Rockstar DIDN'T EVEN MADE THE GAME COMPATIBLE WITH WINDOWS 7! HOW DO THEY THINK IT WOULD RUN PROPERLY UNDER WINDOWS 8????".
e) Sorry about that... now run the game and have fun with your friends.

SatyriconPhoenix 0 Stimmen

Hello. I have windows 8 and I bought GTA IV and it doesn't work. First time I installed it normally and when I click play it does nothing. I uninstall and reinstall again using the patch and it uninstall rockstargame and after I start using windows xp sp 3 apper erros: the original 5366 could not be located in the dynamic link library C:\Program Files (x86)\Rockstar Games\Grand Theft Auto\GTAIV.exe

alex.lacatusu 0 Stimmen

@WeedBR Dear player,

till now i have played on windows 7 multibooted with windows 8,
but without this setting, .. and i have some little glitch like - lack of laptop's capacity, but its capacity is much over ..
i go to try .. ( i have set this setting now) O.o

BuddhaElement 0 Stimmen

well i bought gta iv asswell but when i start it up it just worked. but then if i click start in the game itself i have an endless loading screen. so i dont know what to do now?? anyone knows that???

Gumwargamerz 0 Stimmen

You need to get the Games for Windows Live with it's latest update to run GTA 4 and EFLC, but you'll get a little bit of problems with the game.

ala-eddine97 0 Stimmen

when i got this game it would not load so i downloaded the cracked launcher and it then worked
but dont reccamend it

CalTheTroll 0 Stimmen