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Grand Theft Auto 4 gets first PC patch in over six years

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Wednesday, November 30, 2016 - 13:57 GMT
Grand Theft Auto 4 gets first PC patch in over six years
Wednesday, November 30, 2016 - 13:57 GMT

Rockstar Games has released a new patch for the PC version of Grand Theft Auto 4. The patch is the first update for the game in over six years.


The new update for Grand Theft Auto 4 is said to improve the game's performance and general compatibility with modern PCs and operating systems.

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With the introduction of new operating systems such as Windows 8 and Windows 10 the game suffered from many compatibility issues that caused players to have to jump through hoops to be able to launch the game.

The new update not only allows players to play on modern operating systems, it also fixed several bugs that hindered gameplay. The performance updates are said to be "minor optimisations" that will most likely go unnoticed during normal gameplay.

Sadly, the new update does not get rid of the Games for Windows Live framework that was used to play the game's multiplayer game mode. As a result of the game including the outdated and deprecated framework, many gamers have since transfered to third party modifications to play the game with friends.


Patch 1.0.8.0 changelog

Added error code “WTV270” to indicate a problem with connecting to Windows Live Sign in Assistant / Games for Windows Live Servers.
Added Windows 8, 8.1, and 10 to compatible OS check.
Added Display Controller image in Controller Configuration.
Fixed a bug which made completing “Out of Commission” mission impossible when frame rate exceeds 60fps.
Fixed a bug with the “Resource Usage” indicator on graphics cards with more than 2GB of VRAM.
Fixed a bug that restricted settings changes when using modern video cards.
Fixed a bug with the map crosshair on certain resolutions.
Fixed a bug with text scrolling in “Brief” Menu.
Fixed “drawlist overflow” crash.
Minor performance optimisations.
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