|QUOTE (zBobG @ Mar 28 2009, 00:24)|
| I use the official SecuRom no-DVD launcher (with GTA4 v22.214.171.124) and I do not get this error. I don't think the launcher is the problem. It's been said that running the GTAIV.exe directly is what causes the error, you must use the launcher and RGSC must be running. You can instead use xLiveless but you still must use the launchGTAIV.exe to run the game.|
I think you are asking whether it's possible to fake that you are running v126.96.36.199 in order to play MP with patch v188.8.131.52, and no I don't think that's possible. I can think of only one reason to do that and that would be to use now prohibited mods in MP. Don't even think about it.
First of all, I havent played MP w/ the pc version & have no interest in doing so, I did a couple times w/ a console & it wasnt anything special, I dont care about playing MP, there are many others who do. I intended to pose the question in general, not as tho I were looking to play online w/ mods. If you're curious, read my posts in other topics related to MP and the release of the new patch that prohibits it w/ mods. I think having mods in SP is ok, eventhough this goes against the license agreement, which you and probably everyone has violated by now, not w/ that explicit intent but only for the purpose of enhancement.
Cheats/mods in MP is simply not acceptable, there are some who wanted it, atleast in free mode, which I could understand wanting to show off your car modifications, altering Niko's clothes etc, all just for fun gameplay not for record keeping, but as I'd suggested, the only ways I could see that were if R* provided in-game cheats/mods maybe on a dedicated server that gamers pay extra for, otherwise, R* could at some point (as they did w/ the video editor) institute an in-game editor to mod vehicle/character attributes.