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Downloaded it from steam lastnight to see what these mods look like. For some reason, when it trys to boo tup it says.

GTA IV FATAL ERROR: windows vista: Need to have service pack 1 or higher to proceed.

I have windows 7.

What;s the problem here?
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Hmm, I've never had that problem, try running as admin
Edited by tomsteel1 - 10/22/11 at 10:06am
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Not sure what's going on but here's a workaround.
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Reinstalled the game and changed compatability on the RGSC Launcher and GATIV exe to run on Vista SP 2 and it runs. Steam wont launch it though. Has to be done manually from the RGSC Launcher. It will have to do though.

http://www.sevenforums.com/gaming/43480-gta-iv-error.html
    
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post #4 of 16
Or run it in Windows Vista SP1 mode, in properties mode

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GTA4 was not made for W7. You need set it to run in compatability mode for Vista SP1 to get it to work. This happens to almost everyone with W7 as far as I know.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Shaded War;15408635 
GTA4 was not made for W7. You need set it to run in compatability mode for Vista SP1 to get it to work. This happens to almost everyone with W7 as far as I know.

How do I do that?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by intelfan;15408628 
Not sure what's going on but here's a workaround.



http://www.sevenforums.com/gaming/43480-gta-iv-error.html


Steam version doesnt use RGSC launcher, so i dont think that will work, as i said try Windows Vista SP2 or 1 in compatibility tab of properties
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Shaded War;15408635 
GTA4 was not made for W7. You need set it to run in compatability mode for Vista SP1 to get it to work. This happens to almost everyone with W7 as far as I know.

Doesn't happen to me, and i have to use GTA IV alot while developing iCEnhancer, alot of restarting of it
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Shaded War;15408635 
GTA4 was not made for W7. You need set it to run in compatability mode for Vista SP1 to get it to work. This happens to almost everyone with W7 as far as I know.

I've never had to do such a thing. Using the Steam version.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by bevo;15408645 
How do I do that?

Right click > properties > compatibility > Run as V SP1
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