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I can't find a compatibilty tab in properties. Which properties do I look in? I have no idea what I'm doing. Tell it to me like I'm a 4 year old.
Do I do it inside of steam and Just right click GTA IV, that doesn't have it. And when I click on the shortcut on my desktop, it doesn't have it.
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Originally Posted by bevo;15408720 
I can't find a compatibilty tab in properties. Which properties do I look in? I have no idea what I'm doing. Tell it to me like I'm a 4 year old.
Do I do it inside of steam and Just right click GTA IV, that doesn't have it. And when I click on the shortcut on my desktop, it doesn't have it.


Go to C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Grand Theft Auto IV\Launch GTAIV.exe.

Right click on that, Properties > Compatibility Tab > Run this program in Compatibility mode for > Windows Vista (Service Pack 2)

Then hit apply
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Got it thanks. I wasn't highlighting the GTA IV exe file before right clicking it
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I've never had to do such a thing. Using the Steam version.
Me too.
post #15 of 16
hey i bought the gta complete collection on steam but i can't get gta3 or vice city to boot
(All that happens is i get the "Steam is preparing to launch" messsage, then a black screen for like less then half a second), all the others work fine.
anyone got a fix or suggestions? sorry for the hijack btw, didn't see the point in starting a new thread.
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Here is a complete guide how to do this! I took my time to make sure you get this done correctly.

First go to C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\grand theaft auto iv\GTAIV

Step 1
Follow the instrustions in the picture.

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Step 2
Now drag your new shortcut called "launchGTAIV-Shortcut" to your desktop.
Then follow the instrustions on the picture.

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Step 3
Now after the menu pops up click in order od 1, 2, 3 then select Windows XP SP3.

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Now use this shortcut to launch the game instead of usign Steam.
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