GTA IV PC Official Patch #1 - Version

Description: First patch released for Grand Theft Auto IV for PC. The patch updates your game to version
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Version - December 12, 2008


  • Fix bug for crash on legal screen for non-English fonts
  • Reduce audio memory allocations reserved for features that are disabled on low memory systems
  • Fix a bug that prevented Windows Vista from launching title update
  • Restore proper aspect ratio after watching a video in full screen in the Video Editor Gallery
  • Default Blur filter to "ON" for systems with less than 1.4 Gigs of System Memory


  • The screen no longer flickers during the transition from interior to exterior
  • After alt-tabbing the radar will no longer appear squished
  • Particles are no longer flickering for smoke from vents and chimneys
  • Corrupt textures and black dots fixed when using a Radeon HD 3850.

Video Editor

  • Fixed case where a clip may not precisely end at the time specified by the right extent that has been adjusted by the user.
  • Fixed issues with specific sounds still playing while clip playback was paused.
  • Fixed issue where a clip marker could no longer be selected or dragged.
  • Fixed cases where the camera would not switch properly from one type to the next while editing a clip.
  • Fixed issues with the world and world interiors not drawing correctly on clip playback.

Video Editor UI

  • Added support for using directional keys to navigate clips on the clip page.
  • Fixed issue where user text could become un-editable.
  • General fixes for cutting and pasting clips in the video editor.
  • Fixed issues where some keys would not be drawn correctly for languages other than English.
  • Fixed case where clip thumbnails would no longer draw correctly.
  • Fixed general stability issues with the video editor.


  • Can now map right click to any movement controls.
  • Game will no longer hang if you recover an account when trying to create a manual save.
  • Controls for bowling fixed when using mouse and keyboard with certain mice.
  • Fixed crash when skipping track on Independence FM, caused low frame rate after restart.
  • Fix a crash after running benchmark test as mission failed.
  • Fixed a potential crash after returning Benchmark Results.
  • Fixed bug where phone answered itself positively with no user input.


  • Optimized memory requirements for video renderer. Fixes long 720p and 1080p video renders.
  • Fixed issues where the game could potentially crash while rendering a video.


  • Game now supports Direct Input PC gamepads (ie.)
    o Logitech Cordless Rumble Pad 2
    o Logitech Rumble Pad
    o Logitech Dual Action
    o Saitek P2500
  • Include Multi-GPU support
  • Game setting no longer reverts to default when the game is exited while already minimized
  • Alt-Tabbing during cutscenes no longer causes water to rise through ground.
  • Fix bug where PC clock speed is modified after game startup causing everything to run in double time

Multiplayer fixes

  • Player’s character model no longer resets itself when exiting the game.
  • Instances of players getting stuck on the next game screen have been eliminated.
  • Fix for load game not returning correctly from Party Mode.
  • Custom lobby searches for Supercar races have been corrected.
  • LAN game custom lobby behavior corrected on exit.

Rockstar Toronto
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Last Update:
Aug 06, 2009 - 05:14 PM
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Last download:
Sep 03, 2015 - 10:07 PM
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Download Mirror - Rockstar Games Official Website 08/06/09 0 bytes 3151
Download Mirror - 08/06/09 32,39 MB 15308

Report files, broken links and/or errors Added on August 06, 2009 - 04:21 PM by Daniel