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Old 11-15-2012, 04:06 PM   #1
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Exclamation GTA IV Windows 8 Fix

http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/For...f-3cc95d5a18e8

In my case, installing the latest windows live wasn't enough.

But I followed the instructions (see link above).. and gfwl launched inside the game.

Now I have another problem, the damn software is rejecting my key.. But I don't care.. In your face MS!

Oh yea, you have to click on "LIVE" in the game menu.

... Here is the post


I've found a fix.Download the files and unzip and copy them to:

C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Windows Live\

Next, uninstall all GFWL and MS Live entries from control panel > add remove programs and reboot your machine.

Go to the GFWL site and download the installer. Run it, and install everything. Then reboot your machine once more.

And finally, check your Windows Update for Games for Windows Live 3.4 software, and install that.

Your games should work now. go into a gfwl game, try and sign in, download your profile, and update gfwl. That should be it.

I don't know if this will work have not tryed it yeat..

Here are the files.. http://8.filepak.com/8_Windows_Live.rar

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Old 11-19-2012, 12:39 PM   #2
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I want to know if "spannernick"'s fix helped other people besides me.

Hello?
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Old 12-13-2012, 12:25 AM   #3
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I want to know if "spannernick"'s fix helped other people besides me.

Hello?
It is a very unlogical and stupid operation, but: IT WORKS!

Thanks for the hint!
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Old 12-13-2012, 12:38 AM   #4
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One more: You´ve to start Live Marketplace in Windows 7 Compatibility Mode. But thanks!

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http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/For...f-3cc95d5a18e8

In my case, installing the latest windows live wasn't enough.

But I followed the instructions (see link above).. and gfwl launched inside the game.

Now I have another problem, the damn software is rejecting my key.. But I don't care.. In your face MS!

Oh yea, you have to click on "LIVE" in the game menu.

... Here is the post


I've found a fix.Download the files and unzip and copy them to:

C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Windows Live\

Next, uninstall all GFWL and MS Live entries from control panel > add remove programs and reboot your machine.

Go to the GFWL site and download the installer. Run it, and install everything. Then reboot your machine once more.

And finally, check your Windows Update for Games for Windows Live 3.4 software, and install that.

Your games should work now. go into a gfwl game, try and sign in, download your profile, and update gfwl. That should be it.

I don't know if this will work have not tryed it yeat..

Here are the files.. http://8.filepak.com/8_Windows_Live.rar
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Old 12-14-2012, 06:24 AM   #5
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It is a very unlogical and stupid operation, but: IT WORKS!

Thanks for the hint!
Nice

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One more: You´ve to start Live Marketplace in Windows 7 Compatibility Mode. But thanks!
Compatibility mode didn't work for me. I had a problem with the windows live id sign in assistant. You can't install it on Windows 8. Some people are more lucky that others.

@Microsoft: update your gfwl client, dammit. People should not be using workarounds to play a damn game.
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Old 12-16-2012, 11:34 PM   #6
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Where do u see GFWL 3.4 update? That is an old version no longer available from MS.
The latest version is 3.5.50
Don't get it from Windows Updates, get it from Xbox.com

You also need to make sure you install these...

DirectX Runtimes (June 2010) (yes, even Win8 needs this)
Visual C++ 2005, 2008, 2010 (yes, all three)
.NET Framework 4.0/4.5 (via Windows Updates)

Once the Visual C++ versions have been installed, check for further updates to them via Windows Updates.
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Old 12-28-2012, 11:59 PM   #7
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I have tried the fix described in this topic. However just after sighing in to social club I get an error "SecuLauncher:failed to start application.[2000]-> 0x000002E4"
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Old 12-30-2012, 12:21 AM   #8
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EDIT: OK after unchecking "run in compatibility mode" for the game exe and launcher the game now works.
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Old 12-30-2012, 05:26 AM   #9
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EDIT: OK after unchecking "run in compatibility mode" for the game exe and launcher the game now works.
Awesome.
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Old 01-05-2013, 10:06 PM   #10
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Thanks for the find.
Worked wonders for me
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Old 01-06-2013, 08:55 AM   #11
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Funny. I have Windows 8 and I've had no problems. It may be because I have UAC completely switched off via a registry hack. I turned it off because I found a lot of programs have problems with it - especially those that need to manipulate files, etc. The downside to disabling UAC in this way is that you can no longer run metro apps.
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Old 01-07-2013, 05:27 AM   #12
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Funny. I have Windows 8 and I've had no problems. It may be because I have UAC completely switched off via a registry hack. I turned it off because I found a lot of programs have problems with it - especially those that need to manipulate files, etc. The downside to disabling UAC in this way is that you can no longer run metro apps.
I used the slider thing and UAC is gone This is a really weird problem with GFWL, MS is too lazy to patch it's own program and make everyone happy.
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Old 01-07-2013, 02:55 PM   #13
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I used the slider thing and UAC is gone This is a really weird problem with GFWL, MS is too lazy to patch it's own program and make everyone happy.
In Windows 8, that slider doesn't completely turn off UAC like it does in windows 7. UAC is still on but you just don't see it. You have to use a registry hack to turn it off completely.
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