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GTA IV not working

  1. #1


    Posts : 1
    Windows 8 64

    GTA IV not working


    Hello, im trying to play GTA IV on my new setup but i wont work.

    This comes up: GTA IV FATAL ERROR: XNetStartup failed - Please reboot or reinstall etc.

    Is there even possible to run this on W8?

    Tried to install framework 4.5 but it wont even boot.

    Also installed Games for windows live application, but i doesnt seem to help either, plus i installed latest update for the game itself.

    Sorry for bad spelling and grammar!

    Best Regards

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  2. #2


    Posts : 31
    Windows 8 Pro


    Yeah it works for Windows 8, I've got it and it installed with no problem at all. The only thing is that it freezes my computer after a while and my computer is capable of playing it at maximum settings.
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  3. #3


    Strathpine, Queensland
    Posts : 179
    Windows 8 Pro 64 Bit


    Quote Originally Posted by greentwig1991 View Post
    Hello, im trying to play GTA IV on my new setup but i wont work.

    This comes up: GTA IV FATAL ERROR: XNetStartup failed - Please reboot or reinstall etc.

    Is there even possible to run this on W8?

    Tried to install framework 4.5 but it wont even boot.

    Also installed Games for windows live application, but i doesnt seem to help either, plus i installed latest update for the game itself.

    Sorry for bad spelling and grammar!

    Best Regards
    Are you running the installation from physical media (such as a DVD) or is it a download from Steam? If it's a DVD installation, I can assure you that both GTA IV and GTA EFLC work fine from installs. If it's a Steam installation, I'm not sure. Also make sure that DirectX 9 is installed.

    Also, if it's a pirated release, help can't really be given except for maybe the torrent you got was bad? Even so, pirating is prohibited on this forum I'm sure.

    That error is normally caused by a script not working with GTA IV Patch 1.0.5.0, or if you're not using GFLW and RGSC with GTA IV. A direct DVD installation installs both GFWL and Rockstar Games Social Club, so the error shouldn't occur.

    Also, make sure you're launching from the LaunchGTAIV.exe file. Using the gta4..exe will not work.

    Last but not least, if you plan on using performance tweaks, or ENB like iCEnhancer, then Patch 1.0.4.0 is best. If you want to use intense script mods like LCPD First Response however, Patch 1.0.7.0 (latest patch) is required, which also removes the need of RGSC, but is performance problematic compared to the 1.0.4.0 patch.

    Have fun!
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  4. #4


    Kansas
    Posts : 33
    Windows 8 64-bit Media Center


    It works fine in Steam. Remember that, not only does Games for Windows Live have to be updated, but Rockstar Games Social Club must also be updated. The version for Windows 7 is not compatible with Windows 8 (DOWNLOAD Rockstar Games Social Club Update). You want the update, not the full install.

    This will also solve the problem with L. A. Noire, if you have that game also.
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