Grand Theft Auto 4 DLC Coming to PC?

A new Grand Theft Auto 4 patch released for PC today, which users report silently adds support for achievements from 'The Lost And Damned,' the downloadable content which has so far been exclusive to the Xbox 360 version.

The six Games for Windows Live achievements reportedly arriving in this latest patch correspond to the Xbox Live achievements added by The Lost and Damned, which hit Xbox 360 in February with a tale of Liberty City motorcycle gang The Lost.

Microsoft paid Rockstar $50 million in 2007 for exclusivity on two DLC packs, and declared its Xbox 360 "the only console where you can get the complete Grand Theft Auto IV experience" at a time when the PC version had yet to be announced.

Shacknews has contacted Rockstar for comment. The 98MB patch can be downloaded from FileShack, with its list of changes following below.

  • Convert all region SKU's into the same SKU.
  • Include support for all languages within single exe.
  • Allow controls to be double mapped on keyboard.
  • Added option in controls menu to disable mouse controls in helicopters.
  • Adjust keyboard control sensitivity in hood cam view in vehicles.
  • Security Updates to deter cheating in multiplayer.
  • Hosts can now immediately Kick users from their games in Lobby and in game via Cell phone without having to rely on peer voting.
  • Fixed a bug in Cops 'n Crooks mode where Host would drop out and prevent remaining players from leaving game.
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    November 10, 2009 10:56 AM

    fuck this game for PC, I was burned so bad on this game, it was the reason I purchased a GTX260 only to have it not run or work worth a shit. First game I ever demanded my money back from Gamestop and got it.

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      November 10, 2009 10:57 AM

      Is it that bad? I thought it was an ok port.

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        November 10, 2009 11:01 AM

        I'm a freakishly picky PC gamer and this game looks and runs like it was sent directly from heaven on my system: GTX 260 SC (evga), Q9550, 8 gigs RAM. Vista 64. Fix your shit!

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          November 10, 2009 11:27 AM

          It works fine as long as you have a quad core CPU. I don't know why but it's what it's bottlenecked on, if you have a quad, you'll run it fine, if you don't, you should probably skip it. I have a Q6600 and it worked great for me, for example.

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            November 10, 2009 12:03 PM

            Worked fine on my core 2 @ 3.7ghz & 8800U on unlocked highest settings. 40 fps avg.

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          November 10, 2009 12:25 PM

          Im also a freakishly picky pc gamer and there is nothing wrong with my shit

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            November 10, 2009 1:56 PM

            With all due respect, yes there is. People with PC's whose specs are lower than yours (including mine) are reporting more success than you are.

            That being said, this is an example of why PC gaming is so difficult - the magic combination of parts/OS/programs can make or break your gaming experience whereas every console gamer gets the same experience, for better or for worse

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              November 10, 2009 3:05 PM

              Ive been gaming on pcs since the original doom days, I have built all of my own gaming machines, I work on computers for a living. I know what Im doing and there is nothing wrong with my computer.

              here is a brief example of what i have to do to play games the way i want.
              Games that are coming out recently have this trend where you cannot map the arrow keys or the right mouse button. I have to use GlovePIE to re-write my entire keyboard mapping to get it to work the way I want (most recent Manhunt2 for PC). I had to buy a mouse (razer deathadder) so i can remap the mouse clicks to a keyboard command so i can use the right mouse button to move forward (red faction guerrilla). I had to download a special overlapping driver for my mouse (MAFmouse) so i can play inverted since some games don't give the option, thank you wanted weapons of fate.

              So with all do RESPECT there is NOTHING WRONG WITH MY SHIT. I am a PC gamer and with pc gaming comes the territory of shit not working right or the way you want so you have to find workarounds. GTAIV was an unworkable pile of crap. Now can we get passed the comments that state " get a better computer" or " you don't know what your doing"

              If you took 5 minutes to browse the forums you would notice that I'm not a minority with the fucking game

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                November 10, 2009 9:43 PM

      're a pc gamer and you use the arrow keys??

                just yanking yer chain, but seriously: I had an identical setup to yours when I first played GTA4 (release day on steam). I had an 8800GT and it ran like ass. I then upgraded to a GTX260 just for this game and..... it still ran like ass.

                Then they patched the game and it ran about 30% better....significant, but still not perfect.

                Down the line I upgraded to a quad...Q9550 which my mobo (and yours, probably) luckily supported. I also threw in another 4 gigs of RAM (meaningless, but just fyi)

                It was as if the heavens parted and Jesus smiled down upon me with a huge shit-eating grin. Seriously, with the right hardware combo and hacking the ini to remove all graphics restrictions, this game will blow you away graphically. IMO nothing on PC holds a candle to it in terms of overall graphics.

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                  November 11, 2009 4:59 AM

                  yeah my next step was to try a quad core but i already got a refund for the game. anyways thanks for the serious response.

                  Yeah what can I say about the arrow keys, Ive been using them since i started gaming and im too stubborn to learn wasd

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      November 10, 2009 10:58 AM

      yes it was TERRIBLE. Avid pc gamer here and it was an insult to all of us

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        November 10, 2009 10:59 AM


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          November 10, 2009 11:02 AM

          strongly disagree, just go look at the forums, or the ratings this game got for "PC" I'm not talking about the console versions, i have the PS3 version and its good. The PC version is a joke

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            November 10, 2009 11:11 AM

            The PC version is fine if you have an AMD 3/4 core or Intel Quad core.

            The game runs a looks way better than the PS3 or Xbox360 version if you have a computer that is not from 1999.

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      November 10, 2009 11:03 AM

      Yeah, I heard the performance on this game is abominable on PC. That's bullshit.

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      November 10, 2009 11:03 AM

      it works fine if you have a comp worth a shit to play it on vid card alone aint gonna cut it

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        November 10, 2009 11:04 AM

        my computer FAR EXCEEDS the requirements for this fucking game. And yes a gtx260 is supposed to handle it. Poor coding is what killed this game

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        November 10, 2009 11:08 AM

        C2D e8500
        4gigs ddr800
        GTX260 latest drivers
        vista latest updates

        This was my setup when the game first came out and it failed to run. Almost a year later and i still would NOT spend 5 dollars on this shit even with a better computer

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          November 10, 2009 11:10 AM

          Your C2D is the problem.

          The game begs for a 3 or 4 core CPU.

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            November 10, 2009 11:12 AM

            not according to rockstars recomendations which must be my fault that the company released false info

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            November 10, 2009 11:13 AM

            Yeah, you get 25 fps instead of 20.

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            November 10, 2009 11:41 AM

            The only problem is the shitty PC port. With that set up he's able to play every other modern game at normal/high settings easily.

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          November 10, 2009 11:29 AM

          You need quad core. It runs perfect on my Q6600/9800GT setup.

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          November 10, 2009 11:50 AM

          What settings are you running on?

          Balls-out it needs a quad core. You should be able to pick a setting it can run at with that proc

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            November 10, 2009 12:16 PM

            it wouldn't run on the lowest settings

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          November 10, 2009 12:09 PM

          I also have a C2D E8500 and GTX 260, running Win7 now and I'm getting 32 to 58fps (Low-High) and averaging at 40fps with the latest Nvidia drivers, though there seems to be some bug with the camera going crazy in some cut scenes... everything else has been fine.

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      November 10, 2009 11:09 AM

      You should've gotten an HD4850 instead. Runs smooth as silk on mine.

      I like how the game informs you of the atrocious amount of VRAM it needs for playing in full quality - something like 750 MB. So a 1 GB card is definitely a plus.

      My main problem is the game itself isn't very fun.

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      November 10, 2009 11:44 AM

      Runs great on my system. Too bad the story is so boring. I'll play the DlC though.

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      November 10, 2009 11:49 AM

      I'm playing it with a 9800GT perfectly at 1680x1050 with no issues.

      You're doing something wrong.

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      November 10, 2009 11:50 AM

      That's because gta4 relies heavily on your cpu and not so much on your gpu. What cpu do you have? At least you need to have a quad core...

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      November 10, 2009 11:54 AM

      In summary, the GTA IV PC port requires a quad core processor.

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        November 10, 2009 12:07 PM

        No it does not, as said before it worked fine on my core 2 3.7 ghz without a hitch. No worse that a similarly clocked quad.

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          November 10, 2009 12:12 PM

          thank you exactly my point, this game is just poorly coded, if you read the forums from PC to PC this game either runs or it doesnt. 8800 nvidia users get better performance than 260 users etc etc. its a mad cluster fuck

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      November 10, 2009 12:19 PM

      I just bought it for PC a week ago and it works just fine for me.
      Quad Core Q6660, 8Gb DDR3, GeForce 8800GT

      Of course, I had the collectors for the XBox, but still... no real problems.

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      November 10, 2009 4:45 PM

      It was rough on release but it's been patched up and works great now. I still play regularly.

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      November 10, 2009 4:53 PM

      q9650-gtx275-8gig of 1066 ddr2 not that it matters it only uses 4 it runs smooth and looks far better than the ps3 and xbox versions and dont take 30 years to load

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      November 10, 2009 5:14 PM

      Good console ports should not run worse than consoles on PCs with hardware approximately 3-4 times as powerful

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