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So, I installed gta 4 yesterday since you can't use mods online in gta 5, though it won't launch...


First I got the error that date check failed, then I got paul - out of memory, and after that I got secuROM has stopped working.

I have no idea why?


I have a new pc too, which might be worth mentioning. Here's my specs (it handles gta 5 at max so I don't think this is t he problem unless windows 10 doesn't go with gta 4)


GPU : GeForce GTX 970 Gaming 4GB

CPU : i7 - 4790K 4GHz (not overclocked, nothing is)

RAM : 16gc 1600MHz

OS : Windows 10 Home


If there's anything else you would like to know, just tell me.

Thanks :)

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  • 4 weeks later...

Here is what i did on Windows 10 Pro, it is working.

Install GTA IV from DISC using Compatibility mode Windows Vista Service Pack 1 or 2.

After the installation, go to Program Files/Rockstar Games/GTA IV and run GTAIVLauncher.exe (or something similar to that including Launcher).

DO NOT run this in any compatibility mode. The online activation will fail, choose offline activation"1" and get the steps done what the website you will get redirect to tells you "2".

After that, your game should crash saying FATAL ERROR WS10, download latest GfWL client from xbox.com, before that remove the old coming with the game setup.

Download latest patch and install it.

Done that, run GTAIVLauncher.exe again (NOT IN COMPATIBILITY MODE) and the game will start, very quick GfWL will want you to sign in inside the game.

Once signed in, GfWL will update, let it get that done, after that, you will run the game fine.

NOTE: Do all that using Administration Rights.

1: If the "Manual Activation" button is not working on SecuROM, skip the activation progress on the website, download the program "3", run it, done.

2: https://support.secu...x.php?c=offline follow this for the offline activation process.

3: The program i mean here is the following: http://download.secu...neInstaller.zip unpack it and put the .exe on your desktop, run it from there, activation should be successful.

P.S.: The Manual Activation button will only not work if you did not un-activate the game at the last un-installation. Follow the activation website above to make a 100% successful activation.

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Just change you computer's date to 2013, during the activation and it'll work.

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