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Old 04-13-10, 10:26 AM   #13
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I'm glad the rockstar social club will be (mostly?) gone. Where do you get the patch from? http://www.rockstargames.com/support...tch/index.html only has 1.0.0.4 from November 2009. Is it a .cab file?
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Old 04-13-10, 10:32 AM   #14
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I'm glad the rockstar social club will be (mostly?) gone. Where do you get the patch from? http://www.rockstargames.com/support...tch/index.html only has 1.0.0.4 from November 2009. Is it a .cab file?
No doubt you'll have to wait for it to appear, since GFWL users get it first through the update system. The RSC application gets uninstalled, so they've just rolled it into GTA IV now, which is much better.
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Old 04-13-10, 12:08 PM   #15
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EFLC is available at Steam right now...

looks like it's the standalone version (16gb download, seperate install from GTA IV)
hmm, so then you have to launch GTA4 to play the original game? and launch EFLC to play the DLC?

I know when i started GTA4 after patch there is live marketplace, and you can download both DLCs from LIVE for 1200 points each, and they are only about 3GB each.

Why can't they release DLCs on steam, instead of 16GB standalone download
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Old 04-13-10, 12:09 PM   #16
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I'm glad the rockstar social club will be (mostly?) gone. Where do you get the patch from? http://www.rockstargames.com/support...tch/index.html only has 1.0.0.4 from November 2009. Is it a .cab file?
start the game, login to live, and it will download the patch, works with steam version
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Old 04-13-10, 12:39 PM   #17
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hmm, so then you have to launch GTA4 to play the original game? and launch EFLC to play the DLC?

I know when i started GTA4 after patch there is live marketplace, and you can download both DLCs from LIVE for 1200 points each, and they are only about 3GB each.

Why can't they release DLCs on steam, instead of 16GB standalone download
Because they're a separate game. You don't actually need GTA IV to play them.

As the screenshots show, you can play the episodes from within GTA IV if you like but from what I've heard, the episodes install in their own directory.
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Old 04-13-10, 01:07 PM   #18
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NOTE: im sure this will come up

ALL STEAM CD-KEYS are INVALID in new ROCKSTAR GAMES Securom Activation.

http://forums.steampowered.com/forum....php?t=1224295

if Steam forces your GTA4 to update, you will be greeded with Activation box, that won't work.

NOTE: PRESS CANCEL, and GAME WILL START ANYWAY
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Old 04-13-10, 01:15 PM   #19
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hmm, so then you have to launch GTA4 to play the original game? and launch EFLC to play the DLC?
Yep Looks like you'll be re-downloading the entire Liberty City (if you already have GTA IV) if you get the retail/Steam version. Also, in reading from other boards, the retail/Steam version has 50 new songs. If you get each DLC from GfWL, you do not get the 50 new songs.

I prefer Steam, but if this is the case, I'll just get the 2 DLCs from GfWL
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The patch actually uninstalls Rockstar Social Club.
So if you're a new GTA4 owner you still have to install SC in order then patch it to remove it.

And 16Gigs?!! I wouldn't even dl that much if it was free.
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Old 04-13-10, 01:46 PM   #21
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Thanks, I got the patch. I can't login to my rockstar online account now, it keeps saying invalid username (even though there's no place to enter a username). Maye it's the "+" in my email address... Oh well, I never used the social club anyway. I wish they would have removed the cd check.
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Thanks, I got the patch. I can't login to my rockstar online account now, it keeps saying invalid username (even though there's no place to enter a username). Maye it's the "+" in my email address... Oh well, I never used the social club anyway. I wish they would have removed the cd check.
Yeah, it's only for multiplayer anyway. The cd check and credits on startup are annoying and take a long time.
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So if you're a new GTA4 owner you still have to install SC in order then patch it to remove it.

And 16Gigs?!! I wouldn't even dl that much if it was free.
Yep, but at least Rockstar are fixing their screw ups, only a year and a half later.

I'll stick to buying the disk.
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Old 04-13-10, 02:19 PM   #24
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When you launch the game now, you get the same launcher you can hit play offline. Then it comes up within the game interface and lets you choose GTA IV or EFLC. So you can run either GTA IV or GTA EFLC and it gets you to the same place now with the latest GTA IV patch.

GTA IV runs the same for me but looks alot better, the in game benchmark gives me 66.8 FPS. For some reason the in game benchmark in EFLC still gives me 47.8 FPS average.
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