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GTA4 Windows 7 Fix (Guide + Pics)

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For all you guys who just bought GTA4 on the steam sale, this guide is for you.
I took my time to make sure you get this done correctly.

If anyone posts they have this problem, please refer them to this guide.


Step 1
First go to C:\\Program Files (x86)\\Steam\\steamapps\\common\\grand theaft auto iv\\GTAIV
(Location may be different depending where you Steam files are and 64/32 bit users)

Follow the instrustions in the picture.




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



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




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

Now it should work properly. Have fun in Liberty City!
Edited by Shaded War - 10/22/11 at 11:31am
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This is the second half of my guide

This part is completely optional

Now that you can properly start the game, I will show you how to remove the graphic setting limiter for the best gaming experience. (Recommended for people with a Mid/High ranged GPU)

Step 1
Follow the instructions in the Step 2 picture from the first part of the guide.

Step 2
Now click the areas in red like in the picture below. Then in the box, copy and paste this in the box " -norestrictions" without " ".


Edited by Shaded War - 10/22/11 at 11:34am
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Vista SP1? Don't you mean 7 SP1? I mean I can see it being a common problem with the newer OS but you appear to show 7 and Vista is beyond sp1 at this point.

+rep eitherway I did just pick this up.
Edited by RainMotorsports - 10/22/11 at 11:22am
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2TB Seagate 5900 RPM Windows 7 x64 Ultimate Ideazon Z Board Seasonic X750 
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Thermaltake V9 BlacX Logitech G700 
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Thank you, I changed it to Win 7.
Edited by Shaded War - 10/22/11 at 11:29am
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