Grand Theft Auto 4 Gets Its First Patch In Years


Grand Theft Auto 4 has just gotten its first update in many years. It’s been almost a decade since the game’s release and 6 years since its last patch in May, 2010. Today, the game has been updated to support modern computers that run on Windows 8, 8.1 and 10.

Just as well, the patch fixes bugs related to displays above 60fps and a variety of other issues that cropped up due to new systems. Here’s what’s in store:

  • 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.

Unfortunately, the game still requires Games for Windows Live so you’ll have to put up with that.