Windows 7 GTA IV help??

#1
I tried installing GTA IV both in windows xp x34bit and windows 7 x64 bit.... For Windows xp x34 bit, it worked great without any problems... even while patching the game the game is detectable... But for WINDOWS 7 PRO x64 bit, i got several problems.

INSTALLER PROB :
Fixed via other ppl's solution

Then a second prob occurs which really piss me off:
When the game social club comes out, i tried to press "play" but an error occured "what what said the game is unavailable" What i did after that is i go open the GTAIV manually which actually works for me to start the game.

Third Prob :
the game lagging every couples of frame
(Dont blame on my PC, i got a decent Card and processor " ATI 5870, X4 955BE")

Forth :
when i wanna install the patch released by the official site, it said that my GTAIV copy is undectable.. :mad: WTF i'm so damn angry rite now....

-- >>> what i did to fix it was " i go copy my patched GTAIV version from my Windows Xp rig then transfer to my windows 7 rig" then i can play it without any lag .....

What is bugging me now is :
MY GAME CANT BE DETECTED if i wanna patch it in my WINDOWS 7 RIG, and the transfering progress is exhausting 13GB man!! Social club cant detect it too unless i go open my GTAIV manually.

I tried exporting my Windows Xp registy and imported it in my Windows 7 rig and it doesnt help too..
BELOW >
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Rockstar Games]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Rockstar Games\Grand Theft Auto IV]
"InstallComplete"="1"
"INSTALL_LANG"="1033"
"InstallFolder"="E:\\Rockstar Games\\Grand Theft Auto IV"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Rockstar Games\Grand Theft Auto IV\1.00.0000]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Rockstar Games\Rockstar Games Social Club]
"InstallLang"=" /clone_wait /L1033 /zAUTORUN"
"InstallFolder"="E:\\Rockstar Games\\Rockstar Games Social Club"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Rockstar Games\Rockstar Games Social Club\1.00.0000]

Is there problem with my registry??? help please....
The ones with WIndows 7 x64 bit, can check if my reg is there any prob with it...
 


Highwayman

Extraordinary Member
#2
sounds like you got serious issues there, that steam or retail version...cos I've had zero issues with my retail dvd version
 


#3
Try reinstalling the program again. If that doesn't work, then you should probably call their support.
 


#4
It's a known issue with GTA IV on Windows XP x64, since you need xp service pack 3 to run the game. Honestly, GTA IV was poorly made for pc, low fps and compatibility issues.

But it may run, try installing/updating Microsoft .Net Framework 3.5 and get latest windows updates:

Microsoft .Net Framework 3.5
Download details: .NET Framework 3.5


+

Microsoft .Net Framework 3.5 SP 1
Download details: .NET Framework 3.5 Service pack 1
 


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