Grand Theft Auto IV gets patched but breaks stuff such as saves

Grand Theft Auto IV gets patched but breaks stuff such as saves

Rockstar has released a new patch for Grand Theft Auto IV out of the blue which comes six years after the game’s launch.

The patch has been released to make the game more compatible with new OSes such as Windows 10 and there are performance optimisations

The update does come with a caveat. Players have reported launch issues, missing saves and mods that no longer work. Be warned.

  • 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 optimizations.

The update is available now on Steam.

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  • Paul Younger

    Founder and Editor of PC Invasion. Veteran PC gamer of over 22 years.

    • kenoh

      Red Dead Redemption 2 confirmed for PC ?

      • True FF Fan

        wtf does that crappy western game have to do with this?

        • kenoh

          PC gets more interest from Rockstar ?

    • DrearierSpider

      They couldn’t even be bothered to remove GFWL and SecuROM? What a joke.

    • MorningLM

      I happen to have been playing GTA IV over the last couple of weeks as it’s the only one of that generation that I haven’t finished. Seeing the update this morning, and it being a Rockstar game, I feared the worst. Perhaps they were removing music whose licence had expired? Instead it appears to be a pretty positive experience for me.

      – Vsync never worked properly before. It would never go above about 53fps when enabled in-game, regardless of settings. I couldn’t even get the Nvidia drivers to it, except by using the third party NvidiaProfileInspector to limit the frame rate to 60. Now it seems to work properly.

      – Rockstar Social Club would never log in. Now you don’t appear to have to enter any credentials, you just click play, which means that multiplayer now seems to work.

      – Saves seem fine. I am going to run GameSaveManager now, just in case…

      – I don’t use any mods for this, but it’s far from unreasonable that updating the game should break them.

      • Ángel

        they used the mix between rgsc and gamertarg so u just need to be logged in the gfwl account and no rgsc login attemps to error. So nice

    • The Regulator Guy

      I was wondering what that update was for. Thanks for the info.

    • Mystick

      Does this include the EFLC as well?