GTA 4 gets its first patch in six years, making it play nice with Windows 8 and 10


GTA IV released eight years ago, but it just got a new patch on Steam, making it play nice with modern operating systems, as well as fixing some bugs and issuing some further optimisation work.

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The open-world crime-’em-up should now work with Windows 8, 8.1 and Windows 10, and it should run a bit more smoothly thanks to a few crash fixes and performance improvements.

Here are the patch notes:

  • 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.

Can you run it? Test your PC against the GTA 4 system requirements 2021.