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Seems like GTA IV won't work under Windows 8.

I have the game via Steam, I launch it, log into the Rockstar Social Club thingie, then nothing happens, game won't launch. and Steam says I am no longer playing any game. doh.gif

Tried running the game's .exe under Windows 7 compatibility, but nothing.

Any ideas? Anyone got it working? Seems like no one can get it to work. sad-smiley-002.gif


EDIT:


Issue fixed by following instructions from Efemeron on Steam Forums: http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/showthread.php?p=33331677#post33331677
     
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It may have something to do with IE 10, when IE 9 was still in Beta I, among many other people installed it and GTA IV and GTA: EFLC stopped working, they wouldn't launch. They patched IE 9 in time for the final release, so my guess is they did another change again for IE 10 and this time it wasn't corrected in time for the final launch of Windows 8. GTA IV and EFLC need some IE code in order to start (I think it's related to the Rockstar Social Club log-in).

GTA IV, especially EFLC TBoGT is one of my favorite games, guess it's one more reason why I won't use Windows 8.

Edit: you may try to fix it by trying to do the same thing as is written here by analogy, it might work, you may try putting in IE 9's file in the place of IE 10's.
 
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hi i had this problem on ytd,after i ask my best friend "Google" for help,i solve the problem biggrin.gif

just download this : http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=5549

sorry my bad english , hope can help .... enjoy the games if fix
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hi i had this problem on ytd,after i ask my best friend "Google" for help,i solve the problem biggrin.gif
just download this : http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=5549
sorry my bad english , hope can help .... enjoy the games if fix

Installed that and now the game works, thanks a lot! biggrin.gif
     
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That is weird. Doesn't Games for Windows Live check for updates ? If not, Windows 8 is shipping with an old version of GFWL, that version avexmax linked to was posted months ago and it doesn't even list Windows 8 as a supported operating system.
 
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That is weird. Doesn't Games for Windows Live check for updates ? If not, Windows 8 is shipping with an old version of GFWL, that version avexmax linked to was posted months ago, it doesn't even list Windows 8 as a supported operating system.

As far as I know Windows doesn't come with GFWL, it's Steam that install it when you launch GTA IV for the first time after installing/downloading it.

Either ways, it's fixed, and I am now 100% happy with Windows 8. tongue.gif
     
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Doesn't work here,already uninstalled and installed a dozen times.
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Doesn't work here,already uninstalled and installed a dozen times.

Yeah the issue was not fixed using the method I explained in the OP, I forgot to update it.

Issue fixed by following instructions from Efemeron on Steam Forums: http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/showthread.php?p=33331677#post33331677

That worked for me. thumb.gif
     
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Nope still nothing,did it like they said..
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Nope still nothing,did it like they said..

Weird, you made sure you followed the exact steps mentioned by that user? Worked fine for me and many others, I've yet to hear from anyone who didn't work.
     
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