Grand Theft Auto IV: The Complete Edition

Grand Theft Auto IV: The Complete Edition

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Flygman Dec 19, 2017 @ 1:54pm
GTA IV Not launching on Windows 10 [FIX]
For those of you trying to launch GTA IV on Windows 10 without anything happening when pressing 'play', I finally found the fix here: https://www.reddit.com/r/Steam/comments/1mfkxv/gta_iv_doesnt_start_at_all/

Basically, you just download two .dll files and place them in your GTA IV install directory, where the GTAIV.exe is found. In case the links don't work, they're called wmvcore.dll and wmasf.dll.

Links:
https://www.dll-files.com/wmvcore.dll.html
https://www.dll-files.com/wmasf.dll.html

Have fun!
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vassilevb Mar 20, 2018 @ 1:43am 
These DLLs are related to Windows Media Feature Pack ( https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=53356 ). In order to observe that kind of behavior your Windows 10 installation was either corrupted (this is most probably your case) or it doesn't have the pack by design (for example all the Windows 10 "N" versions). My case was on Win 10 Pro N 1709 (10.0.17025 Build 17025) — the game (neither GTA IV nor EFLC) did not start after clicking "Play" button via the Rockstar Games Social Club launcher. Thus, putting those DLLs in the game dirs did not solve the issue for me. I'm posting just so that other people are aware that there are multiple scenarios and multiple causes for what seems to be identical behavior.
Flygman Mar 22, 2018 @ 11:17am 
I'm running 10 Pro N aswell. Windows media pack didn't fix the issue for me, but these .dll's did.
steacheis Apr 9, 2018 @ 11:40am 
https://steamcommunity.com/app/12210/discussions/0/1696043806571702924/

Thi should let you to play without downloading any dll files!! :)
dava4444 Jul 11, 2018 @ 1:36pm 
Hi

I had the same problem described.. pressed play on the sign in window: nothing happened.

I struck on the idea of installing xlive..


1. go to: ?:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Grand Theft Auto IV
2. then 'installers' folder
3. install 'XLiveUpdate.exe'

working for me now :)
Danny30M Sep 16, 2018 @ 2:55am 
Originally posted by dava4444:
Hi

I had the same problem described.. pressed play on the sign in window: nothing happened.

I struck on the idea of installing xlive..


1. go to: ?:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Grand Theft Auto IV
2. then 'installers' folder
3. install 'XLiveUpdate.exe'

working for me now :)
Many thanks , its worked !
creakinator Dec 9, 2018 @ 6:27pm 
dava4444 solution worked for me too!. Thank you!
Alex Feb 24, 2019 @ 2:56am 
This fix worked for me : https://youtu.be/vf3IDcA5mmQ
MasterMauro28 Jul 21, 2019 @ 4:52pm 
can you link the xliveupdate thing?
kenm Jun 6 @ 12:56pm 
Fix for Windows 10 Pro N Version.

For me the issue was using Win 10 N version, which does not have the media files required.
However I was NOT going to install DLLs from random websites. This is dangerous as you do not know what is inside those files (and some people are actually recommending that you download them AND run GTA as admin compatibility.. This is not advised).

To fix I done the following:

1. Open the steam folder and ({install location}\Steam\steamapps\common\Grand Theft Auto IV\GTAIV and try to run GTAIV.exe manually.

2. Verify you get the WMVCore.DLL Missing error

3 Open Windows Settings > Apps > Apps and features > Optional features > Add a feature, and then locate Media Feature Pack in the list of available optional features

(see https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4475817/media-feature-pack-for-windows-10-n-may-2019#:~:text=Media%20Feature%20Pack%20for%20N%20versions%20of%20Windows%2010%20is,list%20of%20available%20optional%20features.)

4. Repeat (3) for "Windows Media Player"

5. Reboot, et voila.




Originally posted by kenm:
Fix for Windows 10 Pro N Version.

For me the issue was using Win 10 N version, which does not have the media files required.
However I was NOT going to install DLLs from random websites. This is dangerous as you do not know what is inside those files (and some people are actually recommending that you download them AND run GTA as admin compatibility.. This is not advised).

To fix I done the following:

1. Open the steam folder and ({install location}\Steam\steamapps\common\Grand Theft Auto IV\GTAIV and try to run GTAIV.exe manually.

2. Verify you get the WMVCore.DLL Missing error

3 Open Windows Settings > Apps > Apps and features > Optional features > Add a feature, and then locate Media Feature Pack in the list of available optional features

(see https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4475817/media-feature-pack-for-windows-10-n-may-2019#:~:text=Media%20Feature%20Pack%20for%20N%20versions%20of%20Windows%2010%20is,list%20of%20available%20optional%20features.)

4. Repeat (3) for "Windows Media Player"

5. Reboot, et voila.



1: Way to bump an old thread.
Rockstar removed windows live. Or is this fix for something else? because I'm running that OS and the games find straight from the install.
kenm Oct 23 @ 10:36am 
Originally posted by Crow:
1: Way to bump an old thread.
Rockstar removed windows live. Or is this fix for something else? because I'm running that OS and the games find straight from the install.

The fix was for me trying to install GTA on a new Win 10N build (With the only version of GTA available from the steam store at the time of the comment)
I had to do those steps and thought it might help someone else.
kenm Oct 23 @ 10:37am 
And I know it was a bump and (another one now) - but still thought it might help anyone wantng to install GTA in 2020.
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