Summary: This game will not launch at all due to a SecuRom error. I own GTA4 on steam, previously purchased on Amazon and it took customer support from Microsoft to fix those issues at the time, but it runs now. Since Amazon seems to not be selling steam codes anymore...at least not on the end of summer sales, this is sold as a standalone outside of any launcher/game library. If I play in offline mode, the game crashes at startup.
Summary: I downloaded the game and it took about four hours to download it. So far so good. When I wanted to play the game, it says I should go to the social club, so Iregistered there. Everytime I try to logIn to play online, it says that the SecuROM doesn't work anymore. The programm then gets debugged and then closes automatically. Then I tried to play offline. It all worked well, until I got to the point, where I wanted to save the game.
Summary: The descriptions says it requires XP and is not compatible with Windows 7. I installed on Windows 7 and it works marginally. I have two older computers that I rebuilt as XP machines. I updated them completely and they functioned perfectly. On each of the computers (HP 6910 laptop and custom built PC), the first reboot after installing this game, the system will no longer load XP with the NTLDR.exe error. I wrote Rockstar for "support" and they have completely ignored me.
Summary: I have windows 7 amd a6-3420m I can play the game but am unable to save the game due to the fact that you have to download windows live which is no longer as of August 25 2013 why amazon is still selling this game is beyond me I've contacted windows live and xbox live which both inform me that I need to contact the other I'm so frustrated I should've listened to the other review that mentioned this exact same situation happening to them amazon I want my money back...