This guide will let you know how to play multiplayer on Grand Theft Auto IV for free. Go through the guide and follow all the instructions carefully to play multiplayer.
First, you will need to check the version of the game. To do so, you have to right-click on the game icon and select the “Open file location” option, as shown in the image below.
After that, scroll down, select gta4.exe, and right-click on it. You have to click on properties, tap on the Details tab, and you will find the version of your game there. Your game version must be 188.8.131.52 to play the game online.
Now you need to download the file from the link below:
You have to download the first link, “Grand Theft Auto Connected 1.2.19”, as shown in the image below.
You have to extract the file and paste it on your desktop. After that, you will need to download the patch file from the link below.
After downloading the file, you need to extract it as well. You need to open the extracted folder, copy all the files and paste them into the gta4 game folder, as shown in the image below.
You will need to find and open the ZolikaPatch.ini file in the notepad. You will see the sets of commands there, so you have to change the BlackScreenFix value to zero, then save and close the window.
After that, run the GTA connect installer, which you downloaded before and install the GTA Connect, as shown in the image below.
After installing it, you need to open the launcher settings from the bottom left side of the installer window. Enter your name in the general tab, and click on the OK button.
You need to tap on the Open button and go to the game settings. You have to ensure that you have selected the right game, then click on the Browse button and select the GTA4.exe file from the game folder.
Enable the DLC checkbox and then launch the game. If your game didn’t start then, you must uncheck this option. When you launch it, you will see the different available servers list for the game, so now you have to choose a server, right-click on it, and then select connect option, as shown in the image below,
When you are in the game, you need to open your phone and go to multiplayer; then, you must tap on the game option and select the quick match option. Now go to the end of the list and select free mode, as shown in the image below.
When you select it, your game will load, and then you will enter into a free roam world in the game.