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So, I bought GTA:IV + EfLC yesterday on steam and surprise surprise the game won't run. Whenever I start it, it gets to the copyright screen and then a "GTA:IV has stopped working" screen appears. I have conatcted Rockstar support, but have yet to receive a reply from them. I'm starting to feel somewhat robbed now, having spent €35 on a game that doesn't even work.

I should add that I have not yet installed EfLC due to bandwith constraints.

edit: I'm pretty sure it's this useless bloatware that is Games For Windows which is causing it. Whenever I try to sign into the Games For Windows Marketplace, it just crashes instantly.
Edited by WC_EEND - 1/21/12 at 10:55am
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You can try GFWL minimum setup, have a look here.

http://www.gamefront.com/files/12546340/gfwlivesetupmin.exe/
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tried that, didn't change anything unfortunately.
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Went into windows event log viewer thing today, and apparently a file called "ntdll.dll" is the cause of the crash, some googling turned up a few promising but unfortuntaley non-helpful results.

edit: solved it, turns out MSI Afterburner's OSD server was conflicting
Edited by WC_EEND - 1/24/12 at 3:24am
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