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GTA IV problem installing

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January 4, 2009 8:13:01 PM

I got GTA IV as a present form a friend, I easily have the specs to run the game, (2.4Ghz Core 2 duo, 2GB RAM and a 8800GTS 640mb gfx card) and everytime i try to install the game it says:
"Your system is incompatible with %P"
My OS is Windows Vista 64bit

Can anyone help me?

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January 5, 2009 3:08:59 AM

try updating to vista sp1
January 5, 2009 6:31:03 AM

I realise that it wont help you - but just in case anyone else reading this needs it - GTA-IV needs service pack 3 on XP to work.
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January 5, 2009 7:03:52 AM

Had the same problem on Vista X64. Unable to find another solution with my original game I downloaded pireted copy from the net and it works!!!
Maybe I should not have bought it at all. I feel like I should have given half my money to pirates that made it work and just a half to Rockstar. By the way my PC is always up to date with updates and drivers. I have heard somewhere that You need x64 framework 3.5 to work but I have never tried since I got it working with pirated copy.
January 5, 2009 10:22:39 AM

Cant say i blame you ainarssems, but thats really sad to read.

heres a fix i just googled, give it a shot...no idea if it works but a few have said it does:

1) Go to the options of the setup.exe on your GTA disc.
2) Choose the compatibility options there.
3) You need to tick the field with Windows XP (SP2) and accept changes

(from some cheeky russian fella on the GTA forums)
January 5, 2009 10:24:09 AM

Oh...quick disclaimer - i have absolutly no idea if this reverts the game back to using x86 hardware recognition i.e. limited RAM and CPU cores. Might result in crappy(ier) graphics.
January 6, 2009 3:18:34 PM

deathun0 said:
I got GTA IV as a present form a friend, I easily have the specs to run the game, (2.4Ghz Core 2 duo, 2GB RAM and a 8800GTS 640mb gfx card) and everytime i try to install the game it says:
"Your system is incompatible with %P"
My OS is Windows Vista 64bit

Can anyone help me?



You will need to download SP1.

Oh, and if like me you always have Vista on auto update and assume you already have it? You don't. You will have to manually go through Microsoft website and download it.

Oh, and ensure you download and install Nvidia's Forceware 184.84 too. This game is a real pig to get working, but when you do..Yay!
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