Hey gamers, today i will share a guide on how to fix GTA 4 fatal error: SHFX20 with note: “GTA IV FATAL ERROR: Invalid resource detected – Please re-install the game.” now this is a pretty serious problem because it clearly says that there are missing files or broken files in your game directory.
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So, to fix this problem you have two options which can be applied on both Grand Theft Auto IV: Niko Bellic version, The Complete Edition, and Episodes from Liberty City. Both methods are simple, but we highly recommend making a backup of your game files before doing any kind of changes to it.
Method #1: Verify the integrity of game files.
Method #2: Use a solution file.
Here are both methods for you to fix your game’s SHFX20 error on Grand Theft Auto IV game.
Fix GTA 4 using its launcher
If you have a premium version of GTA IV game like Steam, Epic Games, or Rockstar Games Launcher then we highly recommend verifying the integrity of your game’s files that will update the game and fix all possible issues.
Now there are also quite few versions of games and as mention earlier but all of them can be fixed using this method.
- Open your program (Steam/Epic/Rockstar Games)
- Go to settings section.
- Click on library and find your game.
- Right click to verify the integrity.
- Make sure your internet is turned on!
- Let the game update automatically.
If you are confused, simply check follow below article to verify the game step by step.
How to Fix GTA IV FATAL ERROR: SHFX20?
- First disable your defenders temporarily.
- Download the solution file.
- Extract it with 7Zip App.
- Copy all files to GTA 4 folder.
- Replace all the files.
- Now install DirectX program.
- Then install Visual C++ App.
- Restart your computer.
- Play your game.
These are very important steps if you are following this second method. You can download all the required files from the below download section.
Check out FAQ’s section for more possible solutions.
Below are some of the most ask questions.
How can i fix a fatal error in GTA 4?
You can fix your Grand Theft Auto 4 game by verifying the integrity of game files or by installing a solution patch.
How to fix invalid resource detected in GTA IV?
We face similar problems because there are missing file or broken files in GTA 4. You can fix this issue by either reinstalling the game or by updating it.
How to update GTA 4?
Go to your game program such as steam, epic games and Rockstar Games launcher and verify the integrity of game to update the game and for those with different Grand Theft Auto IV versions you can download an update from internet.
How to prevent your game from facing error?
A simple way to do that is by adding your game folder defenders exclusions, if you are still facing errors then reinstall your game, make sure your graphic drivers are up-to-date, and check game system requirements.
How to fix GTA 4 crash and failed to start?
GTA IV requires 512 MB of dedicated video memory, if your computer already have a graphic card then you should update the game and install DirectX & visual C++.
If you have a question, feel free to ask in the comments section.
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