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We are working on making a patch available in the next few days. Since Grand Theft Auto IV is a Games For Windows – Live game the patch must be certified by Microsoft before release. The patch is already at Microsoft and we expect a speedy approval. The patch contains a variety of fixes including:
• A fix to the crash after legal screen that some German customers were reporting.
• Numerous improvements to the video editor: Smarter naming of videos, improved rendering quality, better fx during replays
• Fix to bowling while using certain sensitive mice
• Fix for ATI 1900 shadows
• Overall savings to memory
• Graphic improvements to particle systems and mirrors
• Multiplayer character settings are preserved
• Support for DirectInput controllers. Note: The current hack way of supporting these controllers may not work with the improved functionality. So we recommend you remove the hack before upgrading to the patch.

Issues with power management software have also been fixed (slow speed, double speed issues). Even after the patch comes out setting power management software to maximum performance is recommended. We’ve seen cases where power management software does not detect the game is running and puts the CPU in green mode.

Besides the patch we’ve also improved the way the Social Club handles data this should have greatly reduced or eliminated the Mma10 error. If you are still receiving this error after logging in and out of Social Club we would like to know as much info as you can about it.
 
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post #912 of 2109
So not many performance related things apart from "Overall savings to memory"
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I have a weird glitch. During the game some of your friends should call to do activities and so far there have only been very few. I'm just at about the end of the story and I think I've only had 1 or 2 calls each. In the console they call a lot, but not in the PC so far for me. Dwayne hasn't even made me his friend yet and his special ability is my favorite.
Has anyone else experienced this?
If you'd played the game before it is very weird. I have yet to play pool. I know I can call them, but I'm waiting til after the story is finished.
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Wait, what special abilities?
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Man I am loving this game...

Plays great so far on my PC.. A few areas of FPS drop, but constantly playable...

I was a bit skeptical at first, but really glad I got it...

I think im actually coming down with the *cough* flu *cough* and might have to go home early today
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There's no garentee that the patch will increase performance at all. It may just fix those texture and shadow issues.
Performance isn't the main problem, its the fact textures and models don't load!
I reckon the perfomace is something to do with this problem too.

Its as if the occulsion is working properly...
    
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This guy has already modded the handling:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h8-tZ...news/index.php
Edited by FilluX - 12/8/08 at 7:21am
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Hmm.. i've just noticed that along with Multiplayer 2 - 32 players on the back of the box, there is another thing which says co-op 2 - 4 players. What's that about? You can co-op through the single player gameplay?
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hey guys i just bought the game on steam and everything is fine i just can set the texture quality to anything else besides medium/low it wont let me select high for some reason? anyone know how to fix this
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hey guys i just bought the game on steam and everything is fine i just can set the texture quality to anything else besides medium/low it wont let me select high for some reason? anyone know how to fix this
Create a shortcut for the LaunchGTAIV application on your desktop and add the following to your target line :

-norestrictions -nomemrestrict
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