Ok, so I recently got a new laptop with Windows 8.1 installed, and I can't get GTA 4 to work at all. It will only get up to the load screen, then it stops working and becomes a small black box in the upper left corner.
In addition, the auto detection mechanism for the graphics setting must be broken because it says I have 12 MB VRAM, and as such won't let me change any of the settings. I have the new GTX 870m with 6 GB VRAM, so VRAM will never be a problem. It also opens up in a very narrow window, not widescreen as it should, which is incredibly annoying.
I really want to play GTA IV on my new decked out laptop but it seems its years are starting to show. Can anyone help out?