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GTA 4 refuses to launch after patching


Cal Hooper

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When I installed the game, it launched fine but

was really slow. I decided to try to patch the game. I downloaded the Grand

Theft Auto IV Patch 7 -- Title Update v. 1.0.7.0 English from

http://support.rockstargames.com. After the patching, when I try to launch

the game, I get the Social Club screen and two options: Play(offline) and

Play. When I click either of those, the screen closes, the DVD starts

spinning and the mouse pointer changes in to a disc. A few seconds later,

the pointer gets back to normal, DVD stops spinning and nothing happens. The

game does not launch. After the update, I have no way of launchinf the game.

I've tried to reinstall it, but it doesn't help.

 

My computer is

HP G62 Notebook PC

AMD Phenom 2 N830 Triple-core processor (3CPUs), ~2,1GHz

Memory: 4096MB RAM

DirectX 11

Screen: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5470

 

Is there any way you people could help me with this? Does the patch make the game

go faster? According to some tests, I've understood that GTA 4 should work ok

on my machine.

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i think these are it :

 

AMD athlon 64 X2 dual core processor 4200+

nvidia geforce 9600 gt

acpi mutliprocessor pc

 

i run it in windows xp 32 bit if that helps, sorry not an expert about computers. -_- hope this makes some sense to you

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Do you have any disk emulation software installed, like daemon tools? Try reinstalling the vc++ libraries from the game disk.

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I read from some older post, that the patch 1.0.4.0 would be most optional performance-wise. Is that true? Is it possible that 1.0.7.0 would make the performance even worse?

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How about with a system like this

 

HP G62 Notebook PC

AMD Phenom 2 N830 Triple-core processor (3CPUs), ~2,1GHz

Memory: 4096MB RAM

DirectX 11

Screen: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5470

 

What do you mean by settings? The graphics settings in the game, such as resolution?

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You have to test it out. Usually, with lower quality shadows you manage to even out the performance, though some people have a lot lag going on on patch 7.

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Do you have any disk emulation software installed, like daemon tools? Try reinstalling the vc++ libraries from the game disk.

i have deamon tools, but i have it off most of the times. and how do i get to that vc++?

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Remove daemon tools. vc++ libraries are on the game disk in the redistributables folder.

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