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Hey. I bought GTA IV from Amazon yesterday and finished downloading it today. I did everything I was supposed to, including the Rockstar Social Club thing. When I do the auto-run installer, I get the Legal Screen where I press Accept then get the Installer Window. Well, I get this screen that tells me my system is incompatible. The link it tells me to go to doesn't open my browser, so I have no idea what it says. I have Windows 7 Pro 64bit. Any ideas how I can get this working? I hope I didn't throw $5 down the toilet (along with 13GB of space and hours of downloading)

Btw, I have good enough hardware and latest drivers if anyone is wondering.

I appreciate everyone's help so, so much.


Edited by axizor - 12/28/10 at 4:25pm
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Run in Windows XP SP2 compatibility mode.
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post #3 of 12
I love how they greet you with that message after you've already paid for the game...

I'm sure there's some sort of option or mod that will bypass the screen, but I don't own the game so I don't know. Try Google?
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Run in Windows XP SP2 compatibility mode.
How do I do this and will I have to do this every time to play the game?

Btw, I really appreciate all of your guys' help.
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Quote:
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Run in Windows XP SP2 compatibility mode.
this
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post #6 of 12
Nevermind.
Edited by Shadowed Ruin - 12/28/10 at 4:28pm
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How do I do this and will I have to do this every time to play the game?

Btw, I really appreciate all of your guys' help.
Right click the .exe.
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post #8 of 12
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Right click the .exe.
Thank you. Will the game only be able to run in DX9 now? (Idk, maybe this was all that the game was designed for.)

Thank you so much, I was worried
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You only have to do it to install.
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post #10 of 12
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You only have to do it to install.
Thank you so much, along with everyone else. Really, it means a lot
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