Windows 7 How do you get GTA IV to work in Win 7?????

#21
OK whatever you say. Now my question to you is, if I install from a ripped copy of the dvd or install directly from my game dvd, is there a difference? Is this causing the problem? Because I also downloaded the game because I heard that if I reinstall too many times I will have to buy a new copy. So to prevent this I am installing the game from ripped files, but i am playing with my own key and dvd. Does this have an effect?

If that is indeed the case, i will install from DVD again and see if this changes anything....
ftr got it working fine after installing from disc/updating to 1.0.2 on win7 x64 build 7000
 


#22
GTA IV with build 7048 x64

I kept having probs installing until I ran it for compatibility for XP and I had to install the Windows Live thing too, kept saying I was missing that file. - works great though!!




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#23
hi fellas! I´ve got windows 7 installed and GTA IV original workin´ properlly. However, I´ve got a problem with my USB joystick. I´ve been tried to install an file that emulate it on vista (and it goals, workin very fine!) but now, it doesn't work. Anybody has a file that works to send to me or post the file?
tnks 4 all!
 


#24
Is GTA IV working on Windows 7
 


#25
Not sure what the problem is. I slapped the disk in the drive and installed with absolutely no problems. I didn't have to run it in compatibility mode or anything. W7 x64 RC build 7100.

@hussanali

Yes.
 


#26
Whats your specs.
 


#27
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#28
Where U from ?
 


Highwayman

Extraordinary Member
#29
strange..... I've had no troubles with either installing or running the game at all without any messing on or compatibility mode on patch 1.3, must be twitchy setups or drivers prehaps?:confused:
 


#30
strange..... I've had no troubles with either installing or running the game at all without any messing on or compatibility mode on patch 1.3, must be twitchy setups or drivers prehaps?:confused:
Is it pirated. ?
 


Highwayman

Extraordinary Member
#31
No its a retail dvd, pointless pirating it really as the online game is mint, not to mention my local Morrisons sell it for £9.99 :razz:
 


#32
Works fine for me

I have the retail version and that works fine for me too. Installed and played with no problems.

System: Windows 7100 - 32 bit
E8400 processor
P5QL-E mobo
 


#33
Old Topic, Same problems

Hi,

I realize this is an old topic but I'm rather frustrated, and all the loops you have to jump through just to play this game is so annoying I nearly took it back.

Anyway, I get it installed just fine (win7 x86) but when I attempt to run, even with most compat modes ... it gets to the point where it reads the cd, passes that and then ... nothing. Rinse/repeat even after updates and even after attempting to use nocds .. same result. I really don't think I should have to go through this much hell to play a game I payed for. Is it going to take going back to XP to get this to work or am I missing something obvious. .. or?
 


#34
Well, I had that problem also, and it took me a reinstall of windows 7 and updating the drivers and installing directx 9.0c before i connect to the internet or install games to get it to work. I have a topic opened on this forum for the right way to install it. http://windows7forums.com/windows-7-games/25651-problems-games-windows-7-works-most-time.html I would try this first before you go back to xp, it seems that GTA IV and other games run a lot smoother with win 7, at least with the 64 bit version.
 


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