Fix: Unable to Run GTA: Episodes from Liberty City on Windows 10

By: Ivan Jenic
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Grand Theft Auto games have many fans, and people play Grand Theft Auto and it’s DLCs such as Episodes from Liberty City regularly. Speaking of Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City it seems that this game stops responding on Windows 10 for some strange reason, so let’s see if we can fix that.

How to Solve GTA: Episodes from Liberty City problems in Windows 10

Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City is relatively old game, it was released in 2008, so you might have some problems running it on Windows 10. Usually these kinds of problems are caused by missing updates, so make sure that you update Grand Theft Auto as well as Windows 10 with latest updates. This will fix any potential incompatibility issues. At the same time it’s advisable that you update your graphic card drivers with the latest version. After your game, Windows and display drivers have been updated you can try this solution.

Solution – Run the game in windowed mode

If the Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City is crashing for you you might want to try running it in windowed mode. This isn’t a permanent solution, but some users report that this is a working workaround, so it’s might worth a try.

To run Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City in windowed mode you need to start the game, and navigate to Video Options and set it to run in windowed mode. If you can’t even launch a game without crashing it you might want to try this:

  1. Go to the game directory. By default it should be C:\Steam\steamapps\common\grand theft auto iv episodes from liberty city\EFLC, but it might be different on your computer.
  2. Next in that directory create a new text file called commandline.txt.gta iv episodes from liberty city problems
  3. Open the commandline.txt and enter -windowed.gta iv episodes from liberty city problems 2
  4. Save and exit commandline.txt and try running the game.

That’s about it, running the game in windowed mode should solve the problem. If you have any comments, or questions, just reach for the comment section below.

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