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Poll: How has the WINDOWS LIVE update affected your GTA 4 ? (381 member(s) have cast votes)

How has the WINDOWS LIVE update affected your GTA 4 ?

  1. No change it was fine before the update and is fine now (26 votes [9.56%])

    Percentage of vote: 9.56%

  2. The game was running fine before the update and is now stuttering (187 votes [68.75%])

    Percentage of vote: 68.75%

  3. I suffered stuttering before the update and now it is worse (24 votes [8.82%])

    Percentage of vote: 8.82%

  4. I suffered stuttering before the update and nothing has changed (9 votes [3.31%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.31%

  5. I didn't download the patch because I was using xliveless (26 votes [9.56%])

    Percentage of vote: 9.56%

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Rhazzy
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#571

Posted 24 April 2009 - 01:33 AM

QUOTE (luceberg @ Apr 24 2009, 01:29)
QUOTE (Rhazzy @ Apr 24 2009, 00:50)
QUOTE (CharmingCharlie @ Apr 24 2009, 00:42)
I will check on my PC upstairs in a minute, that one is running win xp, but I am 99.9% sure that's where the files are located.  You might want to check the folder options and ensure you have "show all files and folders" ticked.

I have the box for "show hidden folders and files" checked on...an ived searched my whole pc with that windows search program and there is no such folder on my pc...and ived just opened the game to see if the game resumes from where
i was last time...and yes it does...so everything seems to be ok...but wtf is GFWL not storeing my saved games files on my pc???

You might need to uncheck "Hide protected operating system files" in folder options also.

Thank you man...i solved this way

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#572

Posted 24 April 2009 - 01:35 AM

I just uninstalled GFWL and installed the old version and now my game crashes on the first black screen with text.

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#573

Posted 24 April 2009 - 01:53 AM

Sorry for the other post, I gave up reading forums through fully, too much garbage...

Anyways, either they are using us as test subjects for how much sh#t can custumers take or they really are the masters of lameness...

I think we should all rape their e-mail boxes with our complaints until they figure out how much of a failure they are and commit suicide, leaving new jobs for real programers that so much need to work.

Peace! (No, no peace for you windows and rockstars lamers!)

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#574

Posted 24 April 2009 - 02:01 AM

QUOTE (garchomp @ Apr 24 2009, 01:35)
I just uninstalled GFWL and installed the old version and now my game crashes on the first black screen with text.

Hmm, maybe it doesn't always work then. It does on my XP installation.

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#575

Posted 24 April 2009 - 02:17 AM

I HATE THIS PATCH!!!!!
game was working fine before. now it is almost un-playable.
Really damn annoying how choppy it has become. it ran smooth before and now the new patch just killed it.
I dont mod so i dont have anything to worry about but yeah now the game is really laggy.
i tried lowering resolution, graphix quality from high to med on everything, turning off definition, turning off vsync. NOTHING WORKS/MAKES IT BETTER suicidal.gif

they better come out with a new patch asap to combat this one,*( patch the issue caused by the patch. ) *
I mean are you serious guys at microsoft? patches are supposed to make a game better isnt that the idea ?

I need to contact microsoft somehow about this. it is just BS.

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Posted 24 April 2009 - 02:20 AM Edited by Th3 ProphetMan, 24 April 2009 - 02:24 AM.

QUOTE (euge963 @ Apr 24 2009, 02:17)
game was working fine before. now it is un-playable.

fixed monocle.gif

QUOTE (euge963 @ Apr 24 2009, 02:17)
I mean are you serious guys at microsoft? patches are supposed to make a game better isnt that the idea ?


if at least i knew what the hell they were trying to fix or improve.. dozingoff.gif im sure it was some stupid trivial fix and even then they manage to screw the game up. just incredible.

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Posted 24 April 2009 - 02:26 AM

This is sad, now I just spend my time in Free Mode, I had a lot of respect for Rockstar after the 3rd patch, but some of my it got lost because of this. I am sure they will fix it but I am curious to know whats taking them so long? All together 29Pages notify.gif

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#578

Posted 24 April 2009 - 02:38 AM

Yeah for those looking for where the GFWL and xLive folders are they are here.

make sure you can see hidden files,

in vista (probably similar in xp too) it is in

(your user name) *the folder up one from my documents* \ appdata \ local \ microsoft

ALSO I FOUND SOMETHING ELSE........LAUNCH GTAIV (SAFE MODE).EXE

it can be found here.

C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\GameExplorer\{5C8900B2-0A0E-41DA-B7B5-C915BA604722}\PlayTasks\1

just keep digging...you'll find it

i will try to run the safe mode and see how it is. will post back soon.

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Posted 24 April 2009 - 02:50 AM

little to no change in safe mode.
i tried it just now. it launches the game fine and loads from where you left off fine.
it just loads lowest graphics settings at the beginning.
It is still choppy though. ugg.

i gotta do something productive like studying for the big upcoming test i've been trying to forget about. sad.gif

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Posted 24 April 2009 - 02:58 AM

Oh man ived just "install" xliveless...the game runs smooth now...i would say better than before the GFWL update...but maybe iam just excited that i can play the game now.
I dont know if ill go back to GFWL even if they fix the problem.

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#581

Posted 24 April 2009 - 04:04 AM

just EPIC FAIL @ GFWL

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Posted 24 April 2009 - 05:04 AM

QUOTE (Th3 ProphetMan @ Apr 24 2009, 01:00)
i think we should ask valve to teach MS how to properly support their software and get things ****ing done...

April 21st - Left 4 Dead survival pack released
April 23rd - First patch after survival pack adressing about 10 bugs and exploits

seen here

I'll second that - patches and updates for L4D????? WTF was I thinking....let me just fire Steam up then....I thought that game ran good on the ole P4 biggrin.gif

Playing L4D is EXACTLY what I need right now too. Dude!!!....thanks for reminding me. I said it earlier, I'm so stupid. And, damn it, the Steam shortcut is right there too....oh my.

Besides, I'd rather just leave GTA alone until they fix it. I don't, FFS, want to make it worse and then have only myself to blame do I?

Thanks again.

Oh, BTW - your so right you can't be wrong. They sure could learn a lot from those Valve guys. They're the smartest f*ckers on the planet in my book.

(the he he he he, L4D is updating NOW)

(and, ya know - those Valve guys keep on patching and patching and patching.....it kills me every time I end up firing up CS:Source, always ANOTHER patch addressing a bunch of stuff, sweeeeeeet)

Ya know what also blows my mind......the R* pack on Steam....can't.wait.to.buy. I mean....ALL GTAs plus ALL the Max Payne series (and some other stuff I care less about). WTF??? That's bonerlicious!!

My humble apologies too, I've been drinking AND smoking.....ZOMBIES!!!!!!!

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#583

Posted 24 April 2009 - 06:18 AM

and still there is no solution to the problem, letīs continue waiting some oficial word from rockstar and the promise fix from microsoft

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#584

Posted 24 April 2009 - 06:26 AM

There's a new update for LIVE, guys. smile.gif Downloading now.

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#585

Posted 24 April 2009 - 06:37 AM

QUOTE (shandude90 @ Apr 24 2009, 11:56)
There's a new update for LIVE, guys. smile.gif Downloading now.

Indeed. Finally. I hope it gets rid of this f*cking stuttering issue without creating any more new issues.

*crosses fingers*

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Posted 24 April 2009 - 06:40 AM Edited by C06alt, 24 April 2009 - 07:10 AM.

Fixed sp stuttering for me, just downloaded.
Use task manager to kill gtaiv.exe if your screen goes black during the update. wink.gif

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#587

Posted 24 April 2009 - 06:42 AM

I can confirm the update removes stuttering for me, I get no black screen it loads just like before.

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#588

Posted 24 April 2009 - 06:46 AM

Yep all's good. Damn feels like a brand new game! f*ck! Glad it's over! biggrin.gif

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#589

Posted 24 April 2009 - 07:24 AM

so its all over ??? FFs now i can buy gta 4 !!!! inlove.gif

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Posted 24 April 2009 - 07:30 AM

Just let me wrap up this poker game I got into after L4D and I'll (hopefully) also confirm a working GTA.

If so, I'll be back to say "many thanks" and if true and true - "that was fast too!".

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Posted 24 April 2009 - 07:32 AM

yeah its fixed.

I'm still not impressed though confused.gif

At least its fixed, now that i have modded everything...lol!

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#592

Posted 24 April 2009 - 08:06 AM

if only we could get the same performance as 1.2 ... it was awsome since i am in 1.3 i had to lower things to get around 30 fps -_- while being on 1.2 i was getting 30-40 all settings to max or close but view distance @ 30,30,30,8

now its like 15,25,25,4 -_-' and get only 19-30 fps >.<

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#593

Posted 24 April 2009 - 08:07 AM

Here is the download link if you want the install to be faster.

http://www.microsoft...90-3088604e4afe

!!!!REMEMBER TO UNINSTALL THE CURRENT VERSION OTHERWISE IT WON'T WORK!!!!

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Posted 24 April 2009 - 08:43 AM Edited by Waynio, 24 April 2009 - 08:51 AM.

A GFWL guy on the forum posted this link, it has the update link.

http://www.gamesforw...ssuesGuide.aspx

I did not have to uninstall anything, just downloaded and run it, now the stuttering is gone, phew smile.gif .

I am still amazed how the patch got released causing such a problem, now if only they implemented proper anti cheat into GFWL.

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Posted 24 April 2009 - 10:19 AM

Big thanks to dave for letting us borrrow his jackhammer

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#596

Posted 24 April 2009 - 11:56 AM

Well. It's fixed. But you can't help thinking that it wouldn't have happened in the first place if it wasn't there (obviously, it wouldn't).
As the Roman guard said to Brian "now, don't do it again". Only with the twist of Brian being the fool this time.

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Posted 24 April 2009 - 01:04 PM

Ok I see there is a new thread discussing the update fix. I will close this topic off now so please use this thread :-

http://www.gtaforums...howtopic=408638

for any further discussions about this isssue. I will shortly be doing another poll in the other thread to see if this has fixed the problem for everyone.




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