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Posted 17 July 2014 - 05:45 PM

Apologies if this has been posted before; have been searching and can't find a fix. Recently bought and downloaded GTA IV from Steam, but every time I try to play it, the screen fills with random blue (and sometimes white, green, and red) flashing 'pluses', as per the picture below.

 

http://i.imgur.com/wQ5IxFC.jpg

 

I'll be honest, I don't know much about computers. Mine was given to me by a friend, and it usually does the job, but I don't know how/if I can fix this. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

 

Basic stuff:

OS: Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1, Build 7601)

Processor: Intel® Core™ i5-2500 CPU @ 3.30GHz (4 CPUs)

Memory: 4096 MB

Video card: AMD Radeon HD 6800 Series

~ Total VRAM: 2800 MB

 


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Posted 18 July 2014 - 09:00 AM

Is it a Laptop or a PC? I think its an overheating issue.

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Posted 18 July 2014 - 01:54 PM

PC. I went through and had a look, and it was pretty clogged up with dust. Wiped everything down and tried to move it to a spot with better air flow, but I'm still getting the same issue.


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Posted 18 July 2014 - 02:00 PM Edited by KBG, 18 July 2014 - 02:02 PM.

Nevermind. And did you try to launch the game directly from installed directory rather than running from Steam?

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Posted 18 July 2014 - 02:02 PM Edited by Kalvin, 18 July 2014 - 02:02 PM.

Recently bought and downloaded GTA IV from Steam

I'd presume he is.


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Posted 18 July 2014 - 02:07 PM

Have been launching via Steam. Just tried going via the directory, and running LaunchGTAIV.exe - same issue.


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Posted 18 July 2014 - 02:24 PM

Did you install all the basic softwares required to run GTA IV like .NET Framework 3.5, Visual C++ 2005 SP1 and Adobe Flash Player? And also, is there any app running in the background which is causing this issue?


Recently bought and downloaded GTA IV from Steam

I'd presume he is.
I forgot, I did see it. Also edited my post out after remembering that fact.

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Posted 18 July 2014 - 02:41 PM

Went through, double checked, reinstalled - same problem. Nothing that I can see background-wise that would cause any issues.


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Posted 18 July 2014 - 03:12 PM

You can try updating your Video Card Drivers if haven't yet.

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Posted 18 July 2014 - 03:13 PM

Ah that was actually the first thing I did...


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Posted 18 July 2014 - 05:25 PM

You tried any compatible mode on LaunchGTAIV.exe? If not, then you can give a try. Set it in Windows XP SP3 Compatible Mode.

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Posted 19 July 2014 - 06:44 PM

Still doesn't work...


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Posted 20 July 2014 - 02:23 AM

Just see whether your GPU's temperature is normal or not when playing IV. I think this is some overheating issue now.




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