Rockstar is facing plenty of flak today and is now rushing to fix the many issues that users are complaining about in the PC release of Grand Theft Auto IV
These problems include glitchy textures, repeated crashes and the fact that the game won't run smoothly on higher graphics settings even with the best hardware money can buy. We tested that last issue ourselves
, though we were limited by the fact that the game currently doesn't support SLI.
Rockstar has even gone so far as to publish their own guide to GTA IV error codes
to help users diagnose their problems and speed up the support process. Valve meanwhile is reported
to have broken from it's usual refund policy and has started issuing refunds for the game to those who demand it.
In response to the complaint that the higher graphical settings are unattainable for nearly all users regardless of hardware, Rockstar has said that "higher settings are provided for future generations of PCs with higher specifications than are currently widely available.
Even users who are getting the game working as planned aren't entirely happy either as the game comes bundled with both Rockstar Social Club and Games for Windows Live, both of which are required to be running and connected before users can play or save the game.
You can check out our own GTA IV PC review
for a full breakdown of the performance issues and graphical settings. Let us know what you think in the forums