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Grand Theft Auto IV: The Complete Edition

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Preface to the preface, if you can believe it or not
I know I'm still probably going to get comments asking me how to help, and I'll be upfront and honest right with you right now:

I don't ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ know.

I'm sorry if that comes off as rude or too blunt, but it's the truth.

I wrote this guide as little more than an exercise, using Google searches to look up common issues and rewording them here. I don't remember how long this was, although if I really wanted to check, I could.

Please do not come here asking if I can fix your issue. My only response will be that I can't help you.

(Added on 7/28/18) Preface
This is something that I should've added when I first wrote this humdrum guide to begin with, but whatever. Here I go.

I AM NOT an expert with this type of ♥♥♥♥. I don't know the game's code in and out; I am a simpleton like you. This guide was built off of common knowledge and surface level research. Truth be told, it was a lazy effort on my part, and little else. If you have an incredibly specific technical error, don't add a comment on this guide expecting me to know how to solve it for you. If you really want help with that type of thing, post your errors on the Steam forums and, if that doesn't work too well for you, look elsewhere.

I could easily remove this guide, but it might help some people so it'll stay up for now.

Thank you.
This part is kind of sad to me...
due to the recent patch by Rockstar for both GTA IV and EFLC (Episodes from Liberty City), the mod framework (or, all ASI loaders in general, if you have any previous knowledge of GTA modding) is outdated and will no longer work. This means that trying to run the game with mods AND the framework will crash the game (from experience, running the game with just the files for the mod you want to install has a chance of not crashing your game. That said, though, don't expect the mods to, well... work).

If you have mods installed, or just installed a mod, and forgot what files to delete, then fear not!
The first step to remove the mod framework is to go to the game's root folder. Since this is about the Steam version in specific, the root folder should be found in:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Grand Theft Auto IV\GTAIV if you have a 64 bit system, or C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\Grand Theft Auto IV\GTAIV if you have a 32 bit system.

The file you're looking for is called dsound.dll. Have no worries about deleting this, as the ASI loader does not replace any actual game files. That said, if you have OTHER mods that aren't the ASI loader that are crashing your game, it's best to look to see what those files are (by either re-downloading the zip/whatever files they came in and/or extracting them again if you still have it) and delete them. If any of those files has replaced a critical game file, then re-install the game. No joking there.
"But I WANT mods!" (UPDATE: 12/31/16)
It's a little difficult for me to explain this, but it is very much possible to downgrade your version. If you're interested in the PC port for mods alone, this guide should help you (I didn't make the guide, but it's still very well done and worth checking out):
Method 2: GFWL Marketplace (UPDATE: 5/22/17)
Before reading up on this method: Due to the new patch, I can't confirm that this either works or doesn't work at all. Be cautious when trying this method.

Another method of getting this game to work is to install the Games for Windows Live Marketplace. You can get it here[]. Don't worry about viruses, this is the official Xbox website I've linked to. The installation should be pretty straightforward, even on Windows 10. After it's installed, it will ask you to sign into your 'live' account.

From here, things diverge. GFWL will force you to always be online in order to save, though there is an option to fix this. There is a slight chance that GFWL won't work either way; if this does happen to you, downgrade your game (using the guide I've provided you) and download liveless[]. The installation for liveless is super simple, you just need to put the files in your game's root folder. Again, if you want the LiveLess method, you'll need to downgrade your game. Keep in mind, the previous version of GTA IV is known to have performance issues on newer PCs.

If you think you can handle GFWL, there are two ways of going about:

For those who want to play Online/Have Online Capabilities (such as achievements):
This can be done by signing into your Microsoft account. If you don't have one, then get an Outlook (Microsoft's version of Gmail) account - it worked for me. Another thing: before singing in, I recommend checking ALL the boxes (automatic sign in, remember me, save password).

For those who don't want their game to be Online only and want to play Offline:
I'm not so sure about this one since I used the former method, but I'm fairly certain you can do this in GTA IV as well. When starting up your game for the first time, you should be given an option to Sign In or Create an Account. Click on Create an Account, and in a block of text found there, there should be a blue hyperlink that will allow you to create an offline account.

If any of this is confusing to you, here's a video demonstrating the process:

There's no saying if this will work for you at all. If it doesn't and you don't want to be online 24/7, refer to my previous statements on liveless.
Method 3: GFWL Connection Error fix (WTV270 Error)
Due to the new patch, a new error has been added. If you're getting the error 'WTV270', then chances are, you're not able to connect to the GFWL servers. While it's hard for me to describe how to actually fix this error (don't know too much about it myselft), there is a reddit post that might help you (it's meant for Dark Souls: PTD Edition, but should really work for all GFWL-Backed games), which can be found here.
I hope this guide helped you, and if it didn't, then please, feel free to whine about some sort of error that I have no idea about any solution to. That said, if you have any other solutions that worked for you, then please feel free to tell me them and I'll add them to the guide.

Otherwise, enjoy GTA IV!

Why does GTA 4 keep crashing?

1. Set Your Pc to Performance mode in system properties>Advanced Settings. 4. Decrease The graphics settings (especially Anti Aliasing and advanced graphics) in the game settings.

What happens if you cheat in GTA IV?

The downloadable content adds cheats to spawn new vehicles. These do not block any achievements or trophies. In addition, any of the cheats from the main game can be used, and do not block any achievements in The Lost and Damned.

How do I fix GTA Crash?

Change the Graphics Settings to Normal. The high graphics settings in GTA V can help improve the performance, while it may trigger some issues like GTA V keeps crashing. Here you can try setting the graphics settings to normal.

Why does GTA V keep crashing on loading screen?

Causes of GTA 5 Crashing Randomly Problem The first cause can be the issue with the game files; for some reason, if the game files get corrupted or missing, you might face the issue. Furthermore, if your system is not capable of running the game in a high graphics setting, then also the issue persists.

Is GTA 5 crashing normal?

Why is GTA V crashing? Usually this problem is caused by your graphics card issue. If your graphics card is unstable or corrupted, your game crashes on startup. Another possible cause is your outdated GTA 5 version.

Why does GTA keep freezing?

If your computer runs out of RAM when running GTAV, Windows will dip into virtual memory for temporary file storage. If you don’t have enough virtual memory to save temporary files, that can cause your game to freeze. If that’s the problem for you, increasing your virtual memory can fix it.

Can modders crash your game?

Modders can ruin your game like nothing before. They can cause it to crash horribly, flash black and white, if you try to report it causes your game to crash it’s horrible now, way worse than before.

Why does my GTA 3 keep crashing?

Android: Go to Settings->Apps->GTA III->Clear Cache and Clear Data. Note that Clear Cache and does not delete your save files and are safe to use. Clear Data may result in irreversible loss of game settings and save files.

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How can I fix a loading screen crash in Grand Theft Auto IV?

There is an issue in which the Steam Version of the game (And possibly non-steam) will fail to start. The Rockstar Social club login pops up, but after you sign in, or go offline, the game fails to start. This is caused by an out of date Games for Windows Live Client. You can download the client here. You may have to start run this program each time you want to play.

Unfortunately, however, updating the client may not be the only issue preventing you from logging in to Games for Windows Live. It could also be a problem with your MTU size. To determine what your MTU size is, open a cmd window (click Start, type cmd, press enter). Once in the cmd window, enter the following command:

This will show you the MTU size currently set for all of your network interfaces. For your account to be able to log in, the MTU size must be set to 1500. If it is not, a quick fix is to just force the change in with:

Assuming, of course, that "Local Area Connection" is the name of your network interface. Note that even though we set "store=persistent", this change will not be permanent and will be lost on reboot.

If the game loads as a process under Task Manager, but disappears after a while, run GTAIV.exe under compatibility mode for Windows XP SP3 or higher. In Windows 7, this can be found under the Programs tab of the Control Panel.


Grand Theft Auto IV: The Complete Edition game guide focuses on how to fix some game crashes like launcher, can’t start, not load saves and etc. While writing this instruction, we pick up many pieces of information from several sites for you. We hope that this guide will help you.The game as you remember, has announced Important Updates to Grand Theft Auto IV and Episodes from Liberty City. Let’s look shortly in updated news what they said:

New Players

Starting 03/19/2020, Grand Theft Auto IV: Complete Edition will replace both Grand Theft Auto IV and Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City wherever it is currently digitally available. Grand Theft Auto IV: Complete Edition will as also be available via the Rockstar Games Launcher.

Current game save files will be compatible with Grand Theft Auto IV: Complete Edition. Steam Achievements for Grand Theft Auto IV: Complete Edition will be unavailable until release. As a result of this update the following services will no longer be available in Grand Theft Auto IV: Complete Edition:

  • Games for Windows Live
  • Multiplayer mode
  • Leaderboards

How to Fix Game Crashes

As you read the game has announce a new platform to reach Grand Theft Auto IV: Complete Edition so the game becomes available via the Rockstar Games Launcher. However the players have some troubles reaching the game with the new launcher. Here are some solutions that many players tested.

1. Save Crashes

After Grand Theft Auto IV: Complete Edition becomes available via the Rockstar Games Launcher, some players faced with save problems. The most common one is that the game load the autosaved file rather than save file that you did manually.  Most recent save will always be loaded but for some reason the rockstar launcher will give some saves the same time/date stamp if you enable the launcher’s cloud save and restart the game. If both saves share the same date/time the game will prioritize the autosave.

If you don’t want to face this issue anymore, just disable rockstar’s and you should be good.

You can also clicking the link below to reach old and new save files location:

2. Rockstar Crash & Steam Launcher Solves

When you open the game in your library, I can’t play because it may open the Rockstar launcher and then it detects GTA IV as running. Then when you press “run on steam” on GTA IV on the Rockstar games launcher, Steam will tell you that the game is already running.

To solve this:

  • Go to SteamLibrary > steamapps > common > Grand Theft Auto IV
  • Make sure that ‘PlayGTAIV’ is NOT set to run as Administrator.
  • You should also be able to completely close Steam and start the game direct from the

#2nd Solution

If it is still not launching,

Launch the game from the steam folder filename “Launchgtaiv.exe” as System Administartor

#3rd Solution

  • If you can’t launch the game on Steam,
  • Check the game directory and you may some script hook files.
  • So remove any mods and any compatibility setting on the .exe file

3. The Game doesn’t shown in Rockstar Games Library

On this issue, devs of the game has announced a new like that:

Games previously activated using Games for Windows Live will require players to create and/or link their Social Club accounts in replacement of Games for Windows Live to update to Grand Theft Auto IV: Complete Edition

4. Game doesn’t launch at all now after this update.

Afer all these steps, if you still can’t launch the game so let’s downgrade to patch 8. Here is the link:

5. Bugs, Shuttrings and Freez during any mission

So you may face a bug or freez during a part of any mission. To overcome these issues

Install Fraps

Set it to fps 30

Pass that part of the mission

After that you can pause the game and turn of fraps and play again.

6. GTA IV Load Failed. Please check your hardrive.

It’s an old issue but still some player see that problem.

To fix this:

  • Go to your windows key + R run to Appdata>local>Rockstar games>GTA iv>
  • Then click savegames and drag everything there into your documents>RG>GTA IV> Savegames>
  • Finally paste them in.

This is the ending of Grand Theft Auto IV: The Complete Edition Fix Game Crash Launcher Save File Can’t Start guide. Hope it will help you. If there is wrong or you have suggestions, please let’s know and comment us. Have fun.

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