Saturday, November 29th, 2008
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GTA IV ships on two DVDs for PC, won't activate until release

Grand Theft Auto IV - General News | @ 04:03 PM MDT | By Neil
"Nicolaibo," a lucky GTA fan from Denmark, managed to get his hands on the PC version of Grand Theft Auto IV a little early, and has provided some tidbits of information about the game.

Yesterday we heard about the game's activation process and true to Rockstar's word, the game cannot be played until next week - SecuROM simply won't let you activate it until then. A different manual to the console versions is supplied with the game, which ships in an outer cardboard sleeve surrounding a regular plastic DVD case.

The game data is on two DVDs. You're required to have 16GB of free space on your hard drive in order to install so those who are buying digital versions should be prepared for a long wait for their data to download from the internet.
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Nite
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wow I guess they weren't lieing about the hardrive space limits if its on 2 DVD's

Because games in the past said more hardrive space than it actually was, Example: Crysis said 12GB but only ended up being 6GB on install.
11-29-2008 05:02 PM
Rusk0v
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MAN this securom shit SUUCKSSS!!!!!!!!
11-29-2008 05:43 PM
iri
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There is a video on youtube with that guy Nicolai installing the game. Nothing special but here is the link if you haven`t of you wanna see it.


EDIT: link removed, we're trying to keep these videos off the site until the game is officially released. thanks! -rappo

[ post edited 11-29-2008 06:35 PM by rappo ]
11-29-2008 06:26 PM
Nite
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I just wonder how long it will take my system to install GTA4 >.<

Call of Duty 5 took me like 1 hour, and I bet GTA4 will be twice that time.
11-29-2008 06:36 PM
rcguy150
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Whats wrong with waiting two more days? We've waited two years so two days isn't going to kill anyone.
11-29-2008 06:50 PM
Ash_735


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If I had the game early, I'd take this time to extract some files and get a head start on the modding scene. ;)
11-29-2008 07:24 PM
Nite
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If I had it early maybe I would work on improving the road textures =p

I bet Rappo would love that lol
11-29-2008 07:28 PM
rcguy150
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Would anyone be interested in a weather mod? I need to see how it currently is in IV first, but wouldn't hurt to tweak. =]
11-29-2008 07:30 PM
Zidane


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First mod should be released on the day it's out. Or... add-on, if you will? :p
11-29-2008 08:44 PM
rappo
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damn straight, nite! although theyd have to be more realistic than cartoony this time around ;)
11-30-2008 02:19 AM
The Commander
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I hope someone makes a mod/patch/hack so that it doesnt require such a high powerd comp to play it. I mean damn Far Cry 2 and Crysis specs are lower. There is no way I can can play GTA 4.
11-30-2008 02:25 AM
Nite
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Cartoony? damn you are a mean sob =(

*crys*

lol J/K but I see where you are coming from ;) and it all depends on if I decide or can do it.
11-30-2008 02:28 AM
Rocker-5
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wow,u need 2 cds to play

but how is this possible

someone called Bunzmaster played the game on the PC and completed the first mission(so far :P)

so R* suddenly changed the game data to this -_-
11-30-2008 06:19 AM
The Commander
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I can recall several games that are DVD that need 2 disks to install.

FlightSim X
Stranglehold

They are just two off the top of my head. Im sure ill remeber more later.
11-30-2008 08:15 AM
rcguy150
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Vice City was two dvds...
11-30-2008 02:01 PM
Zidane


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Vice City was two CDs.
11-30-2008 02:14 PM
 

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