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 Post subject: GTA IV on Windows10
PostPosted: Thu Dec 29, 2016 10:57 am 
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Does anyone have GTA IV installed and working on Windows 10?

How did you get it installed and running properly?
Are you using Rockstar Social Club or Games for Windows settings?

:roll: This game is giving me a headache trying to figure it out.

What are the steps to get this running?


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 Post subject: Re: GTA IV on Windows10
PostPosted: Fri Dec 30, 2016 4:44 am 
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Have you tried installing/running it in windows 7 compatibilty mode?

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 Post subject: Re: GTA IV on Windows10
PostPosted: Fri Dec 30, 2016 9:13 am 
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I've tried various ways to install it.

Running it in windows 7 compatibilty mode is Greek to me. :(

I've only been using Windows 10 for a week, and still trying to figure it out.

I keep reading about Games for Windows & Rockstar Social Club problems. All the "fixes" I find, have me going in circles. :(


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Looks like I finally got it to work, so far. :) GamesforWindows liveupdate, patching, and luck got it to work.


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 Post subject: Re: GTA IV on Windows10
PostPosted: Fri Dec 30, 2016 3:21 pm 
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A lot of programs that worked well in Win 7 or Win 8 have problems with Win 10. Win 10 is a different anomaly than earlier versions. Some programs that worked well in Win XP may also work in Win 10 compatibility mode.
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/hel ... compatible
https://www.windows10forums.com/article ... ty-mode.7/

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I went from XP to Win10. My only experience with Vista is sparsely on my laptop. That's only using it for internet & VLC.

When did PC gaming become such a PITA? lol


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So far I haven't had a single problem with Win10 games. I use Steam or Origin though, so no standalone installations anymore(or at least not yet, I've got too many games to still get through before moving onto my old physical collection).

To be honest though, it is more of a problem by the game developers than Windows. With the compatibility capabilities developers have available to them, they have multiple ways to use system resources. What tends to happen is they are using custom methods and classes to interact with the OS which may reduce or simplify their development time, but is not really appropriate.

In Rockstars case, they're attempting to do multiple things with their "Social Club", and my guess is that it's poorly designed, and even worse in its implementation. Anything DRM related tends to break things anyways.

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Roach412 wrote:
So far I haven't had a single problem with Win10 games. I use Steam or Origin though, so no standalone installations anymore(or at least not yet, I've got too many games to still get through before moving onto my old physical collection).

To be honest though, it is more of a problem by the game developers than Windows. With the compatibility capabilities developers have available to them, they have multiple ways to use system resources. What tends to happen is they are using custom methods and classes to interact with the OS which may reduce or simplify their development time, but is not really appropriate.

In Rockstars case, they're attempting to do multiple things with their "Social Club", and my guess is that it's poorly designed, and even worse in its implementation. Anything DRM related tends to break things anyways.

-Roach


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Welcome back to the Forum, derylle.
But please remember, "hacking" and unlawful forms of data/file sharing are not condoned here. Your note of 'tore rent Down' is just under the censor's radar.

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