Are you facing GTA 4 black screen error on computer, then we are here to help you out. We will be fixing Grand Theft Auto IV Niko Bellic version and Grand Theft Auto 4: Episodes from Liberty City.
This guide will fix not only black screen error, it will also fix game freeze, stuck on starting or crashing issues and to make things less difficult for you, we have make 5 methods which you can apply to achieve great results.
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5 methods to fix GTA 4 black screen error
You can follow these simple steps to solve GTA IV black screen problem on Windows 7/8.1/10/11. These methods will help you gain more FPS with stable and smooth gameplay on your computer or laptop.
Method #1: Run your game as admin
Open your game directory folder, and right click on LaunchGTAIV(.exe) and go to properties. Under the Compatibility tab, check the box for “Run this program in compatibility mode” and set compatibility as ‘Windows XP (Service Pack 3)’ from the drop-down. Now check the box for “Run this program as an administrator” and hit apply to save. now launch your game normally.
Method #2: Install Visual C++ and DirectX
Visual C++: Now, it is very important for your computer or laptop to have Visual C++ software program to be installed. GTA 4 requires this software as an important component and without Visual C++ your game will not work no matter what you do.
DirectX: This is another important and required program to run games on Windows. If you want to play any kind of game, including GTA IV, you are required to have DirectX. You can download DirectX and Visual C++ from below articles.
Method #3: Update your graphic driver
Now, in case you don’t know GTA 4 requires 256 MB of minimum Graphic memory and no matter you have a dedicated graphic card or not you will still have to install your display drivers.
A simple way to update graphic drivers is to visit the driver’s page of your Computer manufacturer and download the latest drivers for your motherboard or graphic card’s drivers.
Method #4: Deleting the gta4Browser(.exe) file
This is a very popular way of fixing game error, open game directory and search for gta4Browser file. First make a backup of that file and then delete it from the game’s directory and run the game.
Where is GTA 4 Directory?
- Open ‘This PC’ from desktop
- Open drive with Grand Theft Auto V installed
- Open Game folder
- Your game folder is your game’s directory
Method #5: Verify the integrity of game
If you are facing errors in GTA 4, we highly recommend to verifying the integrity of your game files will let Steam/Epic Games/Rockstar Games Launcher look through your game folder to check for any missing or corrupted files of the game. If the software finds anything that’s lacking, it automatically downloads the necessary game files to complete your game.
Fix GTA 4 with Solution File
Now, there are two basic editions in GTA 4: Grand Theft Auto IV Niko Bellic version and Grand Theft Auto 4: Episodes from Liberty City. Both editions have different solution files and there is one more thing you will have to consider before applying the solution pack.
After applying the solution file, you might not be able to play your game with steam/epic games or Rockstar Games launcher because it is a patch file which disabled the online connection system in game. Now it may sound a bit weird, but basically it will patch the game and run on your computer offline.
You can download the solution files from below section for both GTA IV: Niko Bellic version and GTA 4: Episodes from Liberty City complete edition.
Download Solution File
You can download solution file for GTA IV Niko Bellic version from below button.
Solution for Grand Theft Auto IV: Complete Edition or episodes from the liberty city can be downloaded from the below button.
How to apply solution file in GTA IV
- Download the solution file.
- Extract solution file with 7zip.
- Copy all files to GTA 4 directory folder.
- Install DirectX and Visual C++
- Play your game.
We recommend making a backup of your game before doing changes to it.
Below are some of the most asked questions about GTA 4 errors.
Can we fix GTA 4 black screen?
You can fix GTA IV black screen error by first updating your graphic drivers and making sure your computer have the minimum requirements for Grand Theft Auto IV.
How to fix GTA 4 crash
Make sure the computer have display drivers installed, and Usually this problem is caused by your graphics card issue. If your graphics card is unstable or corrupted, your game crashes on startup. Another possible cause is your outdated GTA 4 has missing files.
How to fix GTA 4 on Windows 11?
How to enable Compatibility mode in Windows 7/8/8.1 and 10: Go to your GTA 4 folder and open it. Now, right-click on the .exe file of the game and select its Properties. Then click on the “Compatibility” tab and check on “Run this program in compatibility mode” and select “Windows 7″ as the OS. Now hit “Apply” and “OK”.
If you have a question, feel free to ask in the comments.