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Old 04-21-09, 08:23 AM   #1
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Default GTAIV + New Games for Windows Live Update 21/4/09

Okay this is so typical for me.


I'm currently sitting in the house awaiting the delivery of my brand spanking new EVGA GTX295, arriving at any moment, and I decide to knock up GTAIV and have a mess about with some mods and take note of the fps (Got a 9800GTX+ atm). Got to be said, this game has always ran beautifully. Got most settings around the 50/100 mark, textures and shadows at 'very high' and at 1920x1200 usual fps is inbetween 20-50. Never has it struggled though, always smooth sailing.

So I knock up GTAIV and notice there's a new Games for Windows Live update, so I naturally install it. Well, what a mistake that was... Now I'm getting intermittent stutters and the main menu takes a lot longer to load up.
And this was the one game I was really looking forward to playing with my new card, heh

Anyone else in the same boat?
If you haven't installed the new update, I'd suggest waiting for more feedback.
EDIT: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XIggj3cA7cY -Video of the problem I've uploaded

Already found this on: http://www.gtaforums.com/index.php?showtopic=408280
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"well watever it is........it sucks ive now lost 5 fps but my system itsnt running alot nither is my g card, but now I get shuttering during gameplay I got in a car drove down the street and I thought my game was gonna freeze, it shutters when I run down the street also, whatever it is I dont like it"
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Old 04-21-09, 10:52 AM   #2
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WINDOWS LIVE FU*** FAIL

If I want to log online I need to install new update when I accept that I got error that Live cannot connect to the servers so I can't download update. So now I can't play online cause you can't login online without installing this new rubbish update.
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Old 04-21-09, 11:23 AM   #3
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Default Re: GTAIV + New Games for Windows Live Update 21/4/09

I just bought the PC version last night and I am having the same problem. What is even worse is when I close "Rockstar Social Club", my PC freezes and I have to restart.
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Old 04-21-09, 11:49 AM   #4
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Default Re: GTAIV + New Games for Windows Live Update 21/4/09

I would test this for you, but... I don't want the same problem.
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Old 04-21-09, 06:37 PM   #5
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Yep, same problem here. FPS is good but I get horrible stuttering.

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Old 04-21-09, 07:45 PM   #6
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Default Re: GTAIV + New Games for Windows Live Update 21/4/09

Checked here also and I get good frames as before but massive stuttering makes the game annoying to play.

I thought it was a problem here, glad to see I am not the only one. GFWL needs to fail.
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Old 04-21-09, 08:02 PM   #7
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Well on a positive note, my gtx295 arrived eventually, installed without a hitch and runs all games spot on...minus GTA of course, at the moment anyhow

Guess it's worth playing through some other games that utilize Games for Windows Live to see how they fair?
Fallout 3 seemed fine. Anybody tried Gears of War?
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Old 04-21-09, 10:27 PM   #8
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Gears of War is a great game..
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Old 04-22-09, 12:31 AM   #9
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Installed the update, Didn't need to restart, Didn't notice any stuttering.

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Default Re: GTAIV + New Games for Windows Live Update 21/4/09

this is a real stupid question...how do i make sure not to install this windows live update? does it do it automatically?


i do not play GTA4 online so far just playing single player. Do I need to worry about it doing it or prevent it from doing it somehow?
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anyone have the older version? installed the update and GTA4 runs like **** now.
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It forces you to download the update I think anyway... if you decline it signs you out, so you can't load your game.

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