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Old 12-03-2008, 01:52 PM   #1
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How To Get GTAIV Running

IMPORTANT: I do not hold all the answers. I cannot solve your issue. Please do not PM me for help. This thread is simply a collection of the bug fixes i have found on various forums.

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The "GET YOUR GTAIV WORKING" Checklist!
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1. Update your drivers to the latest stable version:
- nVidia Users
- ATi Users

2. Update DirectX with the automated web installer.
- Official Microsoft Link

3. Update Games for Windows Live.
Click here.

4. Update Adobe Flash. (Install both of these)
- Adobe Flash Download #1
- Adobe Flash Download #2

5. Update Visual C++.
- 32bit Version
- 64bit Version

6. Update .NET Framework
- .NET Framework v3.5
- .NET Framework v3.5 SP1
- .NET Framework v4.0

7. Registry clean. (Optional -- Very safe -- Recommended For Everyone)
Click here.

- Install
- Open CCleaner
- Registry tab
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- Scan
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- Fix
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- Finalize
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General Graphics Issues

DirectX:
Ensure your update your DirectX!
Note: These links will take you to the web installer. A 300KB program which downloads the latest DirectX release from Microsoft.
- Official download link.

Clip Capture
This feature records the last ~30 seconds of gameplay, as you run around in GTAIV, and has been attributed to a lot of different loading and FPS issues. Go into your options menu, move to the "Game" tab, then disable "Clip Capture".

Error Code RMN40
Cause: Windows XP SP3 required.
Solution: Please click here.
Instructions: Simply download and install.
Warning: The download is over 300MB and the installation can take up to an hour. Be careful!
This issue can also occur in Vista / Win7 if you are running Steam in XP compatibility mode.

Social Club Login Failed
Cause: Rockstar.
Solution: No fix for this issue as of yet. Only possible workaround is the following,

1. Launch GTAIV
2. Click "forgot password"
3. Reset your password to anything you'd like (even the same password again)
4. Try logging in again

If this does not solve the issue, and if you're sure there are no firewall / antivirus issues, then there is nothing else that can fix the issue. I have personally tested the issue with dozens of people across the world running different setups and the issue remains constant with no real rhyme or reason.

The only other solution is to spam the login button dozens of times and eventually you may get lucky.

Error Code RMN40 (Windows Vista / Win7)
Cause: Rockstar.
Solution: Set GTAIV to Windows 2K compatibility mode.
Instructions:

1. Locate the GTAIV directory.
X:\Steam\steamapps\common\grand theft auto iv\GTAIV
2. Right click "LaunchGTAIV.exe"
3. Select "properties"
4. Select the "compatibility" tab
5. Tick "Run this program in compatibility mode for:"
6. Select "Windows 2000"
7. press "OK"
8. Run the game from the "LaunchGTAIV" exe

Bland Textures / Flickering Textures
Cause: You're either running low on video RAM, system RAM, or your hard drive isn't streaming content fast enough for the game to render everything at max quality.
Solution: Consider reducing your quality settings somewhat.

Error Code MMA10
Cause: Rockstar Social Club
Note: Also try the "Social Club Fatal Error" solution (below).
Solution: Simply log out of the Social Club before playing GTAIV. To sign out, click the "Log Out" button below your username int he Social Club window:

http://i34.tinypic.com/2ql7i80.jpg

Notes: If you wish to play multiplayer, simply minimize GTAIV, log into the the Social Club, then maximize GTAIV once more. Multiplayer will work just fine.

Error Code RMN20
Cause: Windows Vista / Win7 SP1 required.
Solution:
- Windows Vista / Win7 32bit SP1
- Windows Vista / Win7 64bit SP1
Instructions: Simply download and install the correct version (either 32bit or 64bit)
Warning: The downloads are over 400MB and the installation can take up to an hour or more. Be careful!


Black / Missing Textures
Cause: Corrupt graphics drivers.
Solution: Please click here.
Alternate solution: Please click here.
Notes: Some users have reported that reducing their game resolution fixed the "no texture" issue.

Games for Windows Live Issues
Cause: -
Solution: Update your GFWL redist.
Instructions:

1) Click here
2) Click "Download the Latest Update"
3) Install

Graphics Restrictions
Cause: Rockstar attempting to protect us from ourselves.
Solution: Please click here.

Buggy Sound / White Noise
Cause: Old sound card drivers.
Notes: Only seems to affect Realtek Onboard Audio.
Solution:

1. Click here
2. Download and update

"Router Too Strict / NAT"
Cause: Firewall.
Solution: Add GTA to your Firewall exclusions list (Win XP/ Win Vista / Win7), and forward the following ports:

TCP/UDP 88
TCP/UDP 3074

If you don't know how to forward ports with your modem/router, see here:
http://www.portforward.com/english/r...outerindex.htm

Find your modem/router, then locate "XBOX LIVE 360" in the next menu.

Social Club Fatal Error

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Cause: Outdated .NET Framework.
Credit: dawnclover
Solution: Install the latest version of .NET Framework.

- .NET Framework v3.5
- .NET Framework v3.5 SP1
- .NET Framework v4.0

This Game is Currently Unavailable...
Cause: Obselete version of Visual C++.
Solution: Download either the 32bit Version, or the 64bit Version of Visual C++ redist.
Notes: If that fails to help, please click here. And if you don't know what Windows version you have, head on over to Control Panel, then System. Look for either "32 bit" or "64 bit" in your operating system information.

GFWL Asking For CDKEY
Cause: Registry bug.
Solution: BE VERY CAREFUL IN YOUR REGISTRY

1) Click Start
2) Click Run / Vista / Win7 users simply need to type into the "Search" box
3) Type: regedit
4) Expand HKEY_CURRENT_USER
5) Scroll down and locate "SOFTWARE" then expand it
6) Scroll down and locate "Rockstar Games" then expand it
7) Click on "Grand Theft Auto IV"
8) Locate your key in the right quadrant

http://i36.tinypic.com/16lir61.png

Error At Main Menu
Cause: Outdated Adobe Flash.
Reported By: nsscandyman

Solution: Download and install both of the following:

- Adobe Flash Download #1
- Adobe Flash Download #2


"The Application Has Failed To Launch"
Cause: Bug when downloading GTAIV through Steam.
Credit: SmileSkill
Solution:

1) Manually navigate to the Steam folder
2) Open "SteamApps"
3) Open "Common"
4) Open "Grand Theft Auto IV"
5) Open the "RGSC" folder
6) Double click "RGSCLauncher"
7) Click back
8) Open "GTAIV"
9) Double click "LaunchGTAIV.exe"

After completing these steps, GTAIV should launch successfully whether you open through Steam or "LaunchGTAIV.exe"

Game Pad Not Working
Cause: Rockstar.
Notes: Rockstar is currently working on adding support for a larger variety of game pads. Here is the current list of supported game pads:
  • XBOX 360 for Windows (Controller)
  • Wireless XBOX 360 Controller
  • Joytech 360 pad (Controller)
  • Pelican TSZ360 Pad (Controller)
  • MadCatz 360 (Controller)
  • MadCatz 360 Pro (Controller)
  • MadCatz 360 MicroCon (Controller)
  • Bigben Controller BB7201 (Controller)
  • MadCatz Arcade GameStick 360
  • Logitech Chillstream
However there is also another way to "emulate" the XBOX360 controller using the following method:

1) Click here to download
2) Navigate to your SYSTEM32 directory (C:\Windows\System32)
3) BACK UP THE FOLLOWING FILES
- xinput1_3.dll
- xinput1_2.dll
- xinput1_1.dll
- xinput9_1_0.dll

3) Extract the contents of the archive to your SYSTEM32 directory (C:\Windows\System32)
4) Start playing GTAIV with your controller

SecuROM Launcher Has Stopped Working
Cause: You are running the D3DOverrider application that comes with RivaTuner.
Solution: Disable/Uninstall the D3DOverrider application.

Lack of Motion Blur
Cause: The depth of field / motion blur filter is disabled by default.
Solution: Press the "P" button on your keyboard while in game to enable and disable the filter.

"RGSC.exe has encountered a problem..."
Cause: .NET Framework v3
Credit: Sapiens
Note: This fix is not confirmed, however if you are completely out of ideas at this point, this fix might be the ticket.
Solution:
Quote:
I recently ran into this issue in Vista / Win7 Ultimate x64 and after a bit of troubleshooting managed to resolve it.

When I first install Vista / Win7 I open up the "Turn Windows features on or off" window in the Control Panel and uncheck everything, mainly because I don't want or need any of the extra features listed there.

One of those features is "Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0".

After my last reinstall I disabled it, installed .NET 3.5 SP1, and everything worked fine... until GTA4. Apparently even with .NET 3.5 SP1 installed, RGSC will die if you've unchecked this feature. There are three components listed under it:

- Windows Communication Foundation HTTP Activation
- Windows Communication Foundation Non-HTTP Activation
- XPS Viewer

Initially, checking the "Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0" box will only select the XPS Viewer, which won't fix this problem. I enabled the WCF HTTP and Non-HTTP Activation entries (which subsequently enable the .NET Extensibility and Request Filtering features under Internet Information Services) and presto, RGSC stopped crashing.
Games for Windows Live Crash - Non English Users
Cause: Language settings.
Credit: MrBim
Solution:
Quote:
Finaly got GTA running!

My problem was that GFWL would crash on start up.

This had to do due to wrong language and country settings in the control panel of Vista / Win7 (regional and language settings)

I live in the Netherlands, but had everything set to US. Since I changed everything to Dutch, GFWL started to run.

The stupid thing however is that GFWL worked BEFORE I installed Steam & GTA IV. After the install it did not, unless I would change the country settings.

Thanks for all the effort!
Can't Log Into Games for Windows Live
Cause: -
Solution: Click here.

R*SC Club Not Updating / Crashing
Cause: -
Credit: Originally goes to ViSK05
Solution: Manually replace the original R*SC files with a newer version.

Please click here to download.

Instructions: Download the 3MB update. The 260MB full install should not be required.

Trouble Updating GTAIV
Cause: User Account Control (Windows Vista / Win7)
Credit: alevasseur14
Instructions:
1) Click Start
2) Type: msconfig
3) Click the "Tools" tab
4) Locate "Disable UAC"
5) Click it, then click "Launch" on the bottom right
6) Restart your computer
7) Attempt to update

After you finish updating, you can enable UAC once more by following the above steps, and selecting "Enable UAC" on step #5.

Jelly / Wobbling Water
Cause: Selecting Performance / High Performance as the quality option in nVidia control panel.
Credit: CaptainDingo
Solution: Set nVidia control panel back to a minimum of "Quality".

Shadows Look Like Grainy Sand
Cause: -
Solution: There is none. This is how the shadows are supposed to look in GTAIV. However if you can't stand the shadows at all, tap the letter "P" while in game to enable the blur filter. This can substantially soften the shadows.

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Unknown / Unresolved Issues
  • Fatal Error WS10
  • RGSC.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close
  • Grand Theft Auto IV has encountered a problem and needs to close
  • Extremely bad FPS (<5) on machines that surpass all requirements
  • Fatal ZLIB20 Error
  • Error Code RESC10 on machines that surpass video requirements
  • Error Code DD3D30
  • Game speed faster than normal
  • Memory leak after prolonged play (physical RAM error)
  • Multiplayer errors such as "you have been removed from the game"
  • Crash to desktop while loading single player campaign

Error Codes
Credit: Remos
Note: Press CTRL+F and locate your error code!

Code:
RMN20	Windows Vista / Win7: Need to have Service Pack 1 or higher to proceed.
RMN30	Windows XP 64 / Server 2003: Need to have Service Pack 2 or higher to proceed.
RMN40	Windows XP: Need to have Service Pack 3 or higher to proceed.
DD3D50	D3D Error - DirectX 9 video card required
TEXP110	D3D Error - Failed to create texture - Please restart the game
DWIN20	D3D Error - Failed to query memory. Please re-start the game.
DD3D10	D3D Error - Please re-boot your system
DD3D10	D3D Error - Please re-boot your system
DD3D30	D3D Error - Please re-boot your system
DWIN30	D3D Error - Please re-boot your system
DD3D20	D3D Error - Please re-install the game and/or re-install DirectX
DWIN10	D3D Error - Please restart the game
DD3D60	D3D Error - Shader Model 3.0 or higher is required
DD3D70	D3D Error - Unable to retrieve D3D Device. Please re-boot your system
GPUP10	D3D Error - Unable to retrieve D3D Device. Please re-boot your system
TEXP20	D3D Error - Unable to retrieve D3D Device. Please re-boot your system
TEXP30	D3D Error - Unable to retrieve D3D Device. Please re-boot your system
TEXP80	D3D Error - Unable to retrieve D3D Device. Please re-boot your system
DD3D40	D3D Error - Unable to retrieve device capabilities. Please install latest video card driver and/or re-install DirectX
TEXP10	D3D Error - Unable to retrieve device capabilities. Please install latest video card driver and/or re-install DirectX
DD3D80	D3D reset failed - Please restart the game.
STRB10	Failed to delete file - Please re-boot your system
RMN10	Failed to read file - Please re-boot your system
STRM10	Failed to read file - Please re-boot your system
STRM20	Failed to read file - Please re-boot your system
BNDL10	Failed to write file – Please re-boot your system
STBF10	Failed to write file – Please re-boot your system
VOIC10	Fatal voice chat error - Please restart the game
RESC10	Out of video memory - Please re-boot your system
BA10	Out of virtual memory - Please re-boot your system
EA10	Out of virtual memory - Please re-boot your system
TEXP60	Unable to create color render target - Please re-install DirectX and/or install the latest video card driver.
TEXP70	Unable to create depth render target - Please re-install DirectX and/or install the latest video card driver.
AE10	Insufficient Memory to Start Game - Please close some applications and restart the game
PC10	Unable to retrieve D3D Device - Please reboot your machine or reinstall your display driver
TF10	Unable to write to disk - Please restart the game
WS20	InitWinSock failed - Please re-boot your system and/or re-install the game
WS30	InitWinSock failed - Please re-boot your system and/or re-install the game
Extended Error Codes
Credit: maRRko of the GTA Forums.
Thanks: NIPSEN (bringing it to my attention)
Note: Press CTRL+F and locate your error code!

Code:
BH10
Unrecoverable fault - Please restart the game

DD3D50
D3D Error - DirectX 9 video card required

TEXP100
D3D Error - Failed to copy surface - Please restart the game

TEXP90
D3D Error - Failed to copy surface - Please restart the game

TEXP110
D3D Error - Failed to create texture - Please restart the game

DWIN20
D3D Error - Failed to query memory. Please re-start the game.

DD3D10
D3D Error - Please re-boot your system

DD3D30
D3D Error - Please re-boot your system

DWIN30
D3D Error - Please re-boot your system

DD3D20
D3D Error - Please re-install the game and/or re-install DirectX

DWIN10
D3D Error - Please restart the game

DD3D60
D3D Error - Shader Model 3.0 or higher is required

DD3D70
D3D Error - Unable to retrieve D3D Device. Please re-boot your system

GPUP10
D3D Error - Unable to retrieve D3D Device. Please re-boot your system

TEXP20
D3D Error - Unable to retrieve D3D Device. Please re-boot your system

TEXP30
D3D Error - Unable to retrieve D3D Device. Please re-boot your system

TEXP80
D3D Error - Unable to retrieve D3D Device. Please re-boot your system

DD3D40
D3D Error - Unable to retrieve device capabilities. Please install latest video card driver and/or re-install DirectX

TEXP10
D3D Error - Unable to retrieve device capabilities. Please install latest video card driver and/or re-install DirectX

DD3D80
D3D reset failed - Please restart the game.

STRB10
Failed to delete file - Please re-boot your system

RMN10
Failed to read file - Please re-boot your system

STRM10
Failed to read file - Please re-boot your system

STRM20
Failed to read file - Please re-boot your system

BNDL10
Failed to write file – Please re-boot your system

STBF10
Failed to write file – Please re-boot your system

VOIC10
Fatal voice chat error - Please restart the game

ZLIB10
Initialization failed - Please re-boot your system

WS20
InitWinSock failed - Please re-boot your system and/or re-install the game

WS30
InitWinSock failed - Please re-boot your system and/or re-install the game

TMR10
Invalid instruction - CPU not supported.

ARCH10
Invalid resource detected - Please re-install the game

BDTR10
Invalid resource detected - Please re-install the game

BDTR20
Invalid resource detected - Please re-install the game

BLDB10
Invalid resource detected - Please re-install the game

BNDG10
Invalid resource detected - Please re-install the game

BNKM10
Invalid resource detected - Please re-install the game

BNKM30
Invalid resource detected - Please re-install the game

EBDB10
Invalid resource detected - Please re-install the game

EFC10
Invalid resource detected - Please re-install the game

EFC20
Invalid resource detected - Please re-install the game

FVF10
Invalid resource detected - Please re-install the game

MA10
Invalid resource detected - Please re-install the game

MA20
Invalid resource detected - Please re-install the game

MM10
Invalid resource detected - Please re-install the game

MOTC10
Invalid resource detected - Please re-install the game

MOTC20
Invalid resource detected - Please re-install the game

MS10
Invalid resource detected - Please re-install the game

MV10
Invalid resource detected - Please re-install the game

PLYT10
Invalid resource detected - Please re-install the game

RC10
Invalid resource detected - Please re-install the game

RC20
Invalid resource detected - Please re-install the game

SCRP20
Invalid resource detected - Please re-install the game

SCRP60
Invalid resource detected - Please re-install the game

SCRP70
Invalid resource detected - Please re-install the game

SCRT10
Invalid resource detected - Please re-install the game

SCRT20
Invalid resource detected - Please re-install the game

SCRT30
Invalid resource detected - Please re-install the game

SCRT40
Invalid resource detected - Please re-install the game

SCRT50
Invalid resource detected - Please re-install the game

SHDR10
Invalid resource detected - Please re-install the game

SHDR20
Invalid resource detected - Please re-install the game

SHFC10
Invalid resource detected - Please re-install the game

SHFX10
Invalid resource detected - Please re-install the game

SHFX20
Invalid resource detected - Please re-install the game

SHFX30
Invalid resource detected - Please re-install the game

SHVR10
Invalid resource detected - Please re-install the game

SRCP10
Invalid resource detected - Please re-install the game

SRCP40
Invalid resource detected - Please re-install the game

SRCP50
Invalid resource detected - Please re-install the game

STRC10
Invalid resource detected - Please re-install the game

STRM30
Invalid resource detected - Please re-install the game

TEXP120
Invalid resource detected - Please re-install the game

TOK10
Invalid resource detected - Please re-install the game

VI10
Invalid resource detected - Please re-install the game

VI20
Invalid resource detected - Please re-install the game

VI30
Invalid resource detected - Please re-install the game

VT10
Invalid resource detected - Please re-install the game

VT20
Invalid resource detected - Please re-install the game

VX10
Invalid resource detected - Please re-install the game

WAVS10
Invalid resource detected - Please re-install the game

CURV10
Invalid resource detected - Please re-install the game

SHGR10
Invalid resource detected - Please re-install the game

ZLIB20
Invalid resource detected - Please re-install the game.

WS40
Network error - Please restart the game

WS50
Network error - Please restart the game

ANM10
Out of memory - Please re-boot your system

ANM20
Out of memory - Please re-boot your system

ANM30
Out of memory - Please re-boot your system

ANM40
Out of memory - Please re-boot your system

BNKM20
Out of memory - Please re-boot your system

MHA10
Out of memory - Please re-boot your system

MMA10
Out of memory - Please re-boot your system

SMPA10
Out of memory - Please re-boot your system

SMPA20
Out of memory - Please re-boot your system

TMRT10
Out of memory - Please re-boot your system

RESC10
Out of video memory - Please re-boot your system

BA10
Out of virtual memory - Please re-boot your system

EA10
Out of virtual memory - Please re-boot your system

TEXP40
Unable to create color multisampled render target - Please re-install DirectX and/or install the latest video card driver.

TEXP50
Unable to create color multisampled render target - Please re-install DirectX and/or install the latest video card driver.

TEXP60
Unable to create color render target - Please re-install DirectX and/or install the latest video card driver.

TEXP70
Unable to create depth render target - Please re-install DirectX and/or install the latest video card driver.

TF10
Unable to write to disk - Please restart the game

BSP10
Unrecoverable fault - Please restart the game

CLTH10
Unrecoverable fault - Please restart the game

CURC10
Unrecoverable fault - Please restart the game

CURN10
Unrecoverable fault - Please restart the game

DD3D90
Unrecoverable fault - Please restart the game

IMC10
Unrecoverable fault - Please restart the game

INPT10
Unrecoverable fault - Please restart the game

MNFD10
Unrecoverable fault - Please restart the game

MNFD20
Unrecoverable fault - Please restart the game

POLY10
Unrecoverable fault - Please restart the game

RMN50
Unrecoverable fault - Please restart the game

SMPA100
Unrecoverable fault - Please restart the game

SMPA110
Unrecoverable fault - Please restart the game

SMPA120
Unrecoverable fault - Please restart the game

SMPA130
Unrecoverable fault - Please restart the game

SMPA140
Unrecoverable fault - Please restart the game

SMPA150
Unrecoverable fault - Please restart the game

SMPA160
Unrecoverable fault - Please restart the game

SMPA170
Unrecoverable fault - Please restart the game

SMPA180
Unrecoverable fault - Please restart the game

SMPA30
Unrecoverable fault - Please restart the game

SMPA40
Unrecoverable fault - Please restart the game

SMPA50
Unrecoverable fault - Please restart the game

SMPA60
Unrecoverable fault - Please restart the game

SMPA70
Unrecoverable fault - Please restart the game

SMPA80
Unrecoverable fault - Please restart the game

SMPA90
Unrecoverable fault - Please restart the game

STR10
Unrecoverable fault - Please restart the game

TXTR10
Unrecoverable fault - Please restart the game

RMN20
Windows Vista / Win7: Need to have Service Pack 1 or higher to proceed.

RMN30
Windows XP 64 / Server 2003: Need to have Service Pack 2 or higher to proceed.

RMN40
Windows XP: Need to have Service Pack 3 or higher to proceed.

WS10
XNetStartup failed - Please re-boot your system and/or re-install the game

AE10
Insufficient Memory to Start Game - Please close some applications and restart the game

RP10
CReplayMgr::StartWorkerThread: Could not create the replay-save thread - Please close some applications and restart the game

RT10
Could not create the render thread - Please shut down some applications and restart the game

SI10
Code is expecting version %d but file %s has version %d! - Please reinstall GTA IV

PC10
Unable to retrieve D3D Device - Please reboot your machine or reinstall your display driver

WTV10
Failed to load kernel32.dll - Please reboot your machine

WTV20
Failed to load ntdll.dll - Please reboot your machine

WTV30
Failed to load winmm.dll - Please reboot your machine

WTV40
Failed to access kernel function - Please reboot your machine

WTV50
Failed to access kernel function - Please reboot your machine

WTV60
Failed to access kernel function - Please reboot your machine

WTV70
Failed to access kernel function - Please reboot your machine

WTV80
Failed to access WINMM.DLL function - Please reboot your machine

WTV90
Failed to access WINMM.DLL function - Please reboot your machine

WTV100
Failed to access WINMM.DLL function - Please reboot your machine

WTV110
WindowsTimerFunctionsValidator::InitializeDelayedObjects( ) - XLivePBufferAllocate( ) FAILED! - Either reboot or reinstall Game For Windows LIVE

WTV120
WindowsTimerFunctionsValidator::InitializeDelayedObjects( ) - WriteToProtectedBuffer: QPC\tFAILED! - Either reboot or reinstall Game For Windows LIVE

WTV130
WindowsTimerFunctionsValidator::InitializeDelayedObjects( ) - WriteToProtectedBuffer: QPF\tFAILED! - Either reboot or reinstall Game For Windows LIVE

WTV140
WindowsTimerFunctionsValidator::InitializeDelayedObjects( ) - WriteToProtectedBuffer: NtQPC\tFAILED! - Either reboot or reinstall Game For Windows LIVE

WTV150
WindowsTimerFunctionsValidator::InitializeDelayedObjects( ) - WriteToProtectedBuffer: GTC\tFAILED! - Either reboot or reinstall Game For Windows LIVE

WTV160
WindowsTimerFunctionsValidator::InitializeDelayedObjects( ) - WriteToProtectedBuffer: GT\tFAILED! - Either reboot or reinstall Game For Windows LIVE

WTV170
WindowsTimerFunctionsValidator::InitializeDelayedObjects( ) - WriteToProtectedBuffer: BP\tFAILED! - Either reboot or reinstall Game For Windows LIVE

WTV180
WindowsTimerFunctionsValidator::InitializeDelayedObjects( ) - WriteToProtectedBuffer: EP\tFAILED! - Either reboot or reinstall Game For Windows LIVE

WTV190
WindowsTimerFunctionsValidator::Check( ) - ReadFromProtectedBuffer: QPC\tFAILED! - Either reboot or reinstall Game For Windows LIVE

WTV200
WindowsTimerFunctionsValidator::Check( ) - ReadFromProtectedBuffer: QPF\tFAILED! - Either reboot or reinstall Game For Windows LIVE

WTV210
WindowsTimerFunctionsValidator::Check( ) - ReadFromProtectedBuffer: NtQPC\tFAILED! - Either reboot or reinstall Game For Windows LIVE

WTV220
WindowsTimerFunctionsValidator::Check( ) - ReadFromProtectedBuffer: GTC\tFAILED! - Either reboot or reinstall Game For Windows LIVE

WTV230
WindowsTimerFunctionsValidator::Check( ) - ReadFromProtectedBuffer: GT\tFAILED! - Either reboot or reinstall Game For Windows LIVE

WTV240
WindowsTimerFunctionsValidator::Check( ) - ReadFromProtectedBuffer: BP\tFAILED! - Either reboot or reinstall Game For Windows LIVE

WTV250
WindowsTimerFunctionsValidator::Check( ) - ReadFromProtectedBuffer: EP\tFAILED! - Either reboot or reinstall Game For Windows LIVE

NEM10
Network event manager ran out of event ids - Please restart GTA IV
The Graphics Settings of GTAIV

Most users using current PC hardware as of December 2008 are advised to use medium graphics settings. Higher settings are provided for future generations of PCs with higher specifications than are currently widely available.

Graphics settings are limited by system resources by default. 256MB video cards force minimum settings by default. If a user bypasses these safety measures using command line arguments and exceeds their system resources, the users gaming experience may be compromised.

Video Mode
Resolution scaling effects water, reflections, shadows, mirrors and the visible viewable distance. The resolution settings relate to the amount of available video memory. At 2560*1600 the game will require 320MB of video memory in addition to all the memory required for content. At 800*600 the game will require 32MB of video memory in addition to the content. Medium resolution settings are recommended for most users as higher settings are only usable if there is available video memory.

Texture Quality
Texture quality affects the visual quality of the content of the game. High setting for textures will require 600MB of video memory at a setting of 21 View Distance in addition to the memory taken by the Video Mode. A medium texture setting is recommended for most users.

Render Quality
Render quality is the texture filter quality used on most things in the world rendering. Most people would know this as anisotropic filtering. Medium settings are recommended for most users and will provide filtering beyond what the console versions can execute.

View Distance
View distance scales the distance in which different objects in the world such as building and cars are seen. Raising this option increases the distance in which high quality objects must be loaded and will increase the memory it requires. Restrictions are established to ensure the game runs optimally for most users. A setting of 22 or more will provide PC users an enhanced experience over the console versions.

Detail Distance

Detail distance scales aspects of the environment that the View Distance setting does not including vegetation, trash and other moveable objects. A setting of 10 would be the equivalent to the performance on a console. This setting has little effect on memory.

Vehicle Density
Vehicle density scales the traffic density of the traffic in the game. It has no effect on the mission vehicles or difficultly of the game, but can have a significant impact on CPU performance

Shadow Density
Shadow Density controls the number of shadows generated for positional lights in exterior environments. These shadows are exclusive to the PC version and can have a major impact on CPU and GPU performance.

Crossfire/SLI
With the latest ATI driver (8-11 series) the game supports crossfire modes (ie. 4870x2)
SLI is currently unsupported. Support will be added through a future game patch as well as an updated Nvidia driver.

Background Processes
Certain background processes can have a detrimental effect on system performance when playing GTA IV, especially on systems with minimum required system memory. Users should ensure they disable their Virus scans when running the game to maximize performance.

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I would like to thank the following people for their help with this thread:

- NIPSEN (broken link)
- Stern (deleting Flash player)

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Old 12-03-2008, 01:55 PM   #4
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You're always helping people!!!
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I'l try to help when i finish downloading.
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I think I'll be stickying this.

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Old 12-03-2008, 02:02 PM   #6
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Can't even get it started

Says can not be started try again later,is that usual?
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Right what about this error? i have not read about this.

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Says can not be started try again later,is that usual?
Can you show me a screenshot?

Is the message from Steam or GTAIV itself?
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Remember to sticky my topic also..
"Game Update" now with Mplay fix
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Old 12-03-2008, 02:15 PM   #10
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The game runs great on my nVidia 9800 GTX, but cutscenes slow to a crawl... wtf? Anyone else having this issue?
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Remember to sticky my topic also..
"Game Update" now with Mplay fix
Did I forget?

Hm... odd.

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Old 12-03-2008, 02:32 PM   #12
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The game wasn't starting for me, a back dos box would pop up and then it would close a few seconds later. I finally figured out a way to fix it after reinstalling DirectX, all the Net libraries etc.

Turns out I was forgetting to log into Windows Live games, click "start > all programs > microsoft games for windows - live > games for windows - live" and log into your account.

Worked for me after all that, i probably spent a good 3 hours troubleshooting for it. T_T Hope this helps someone else with my issue, unless I was the only idiot who couldn't figure it out haha.
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good post, this helped me out with not only one, but two errors
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I wish I could say that the linked thread would fix the texture issue for all of us. Still no luck and I guess I'm not alone with that issue.
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Right what about this error? i have not read about this.

http://www.horizonforums.co.uk/look.jpg
Yep i have the exact same problem as this, and it seems to be the only problem that no one has any ideas on how to resolve. HELP!!!

Update* followed instructions and updated .net to 3.5 sp1 game works fine now, with a slightly low fps but still very playable! YAY!

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