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Do I need to install DirectX 9 to play GTA IV or will 11 be ok?

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As the title states, do I need to install DirectX 9 to play GTA IV or will 11 be ok?
The game isn't launching. I'm about to roll back on the ATI drivers to see if that does the trick to starting the game. I get no errors and the game won't launch after the Social popup.
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did you patch it up fully?
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Originally Posted by The Master Chief;12071908 
did you patch it up fully?

If the game is in Steam, do I have to patch/update anything manually? I'm asking the question but honestly, I even downloaded the latest "update" from Rockstar or Social network website and applied that too with no success.
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If you download the setup from Microsoft it patches you the current DX drivers.
@edit: I see you patched the game
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Ugh, I had sooo many problems with gta4. Some of the things you can try depend on the error you are getting, if any. If you installed the IE9 beta, uninstall it, as GTA4 won't run with the beta installed in some cases. Also try unintalling and reinstalling all the c++ redistributables, 2005, 2008 and 2010.
If you are getting securom errors, you may need to reset the activation. Also get the latest Games for Windows Live software. Failing all that sure, try older drivers.
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Originally Posted by Vbp6us;12071952 
If the game is in Steam, do I have to patch/update anything manually? I'm asking the question but honestly, I even downloaded the latest "update" from Rockstar or Social network website and applied that too with no success.



No it should download the latest version of the game.
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Dx11 runs dx10 and dx9.
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post #8 of 8
If its a Steam copy:
Download and Install the game.
Then download and install the latest Games For Windows Live (it won't do this automatically).

If its a retail copy:
Install the game.
Download and install the latest patch (1.07)
Download and install the latest Games For Windows Live update
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