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.
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 As a result of the game including the outdated and deprecated framework, many gamers have since transfered to third party modifications to play the game with friends.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 220.127.116.11 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.|