If you’re anything like me, you’ve been sitting around wondering when the next next Grand Theft Auto IV PC patch is going to hit. Wait no longer.

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I’m actually not entirely kidding—I’ve been wanting to replay GTA IV for a while now, and have been bummed to find it so difficult to even start the version of the game I own through Steam. Yesterday, Rockstar released a new patch that should make it easier for more people to play.

Per Rockstar, here’s what the Game Patch 8 does:

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  • Added error code “WTV270" to indicate a problem with connecting to Windows Live Sign in Assistant / Games for Windows Live Servers.
  • Added Windows 8, 8.1, and 10 to compatible OS check.
  • Added Display Controller image in Controller Configuration.
  • Fixed a bug which made completing “Out of Commission” mission impossible when frame rate exceeds 60fps.
  • Fixed a bug with the “Resource Usage” indicator on graphics cards with more than 2GB of VRAM.
  • Fixed a bug that restricted settings changes when using modern video cards.
  • Fixed a bug with the map crosshair on certain resolutions.
  • Fixed a bug with text scrolling in “Brief” Menu.
  • Fixed “drawlist overflow” crash.
  • Minor performance optimizations.

There’s also a new launcher update that should let some people play who were previously locked out by a server update.

Game Patch 7 was released in March of 2011, which makes for a hell of an extended dry spell between PC updates. Unfortunately, GTA IV is still a pain in the ass for me to get working, mostly thanks to the fact that it still uses the now-defunct gatekeeping service Games for Windows Live. I got the game working after tracking down and installing the XLiveLess workaround. Frustrating that good games like this one could theoretically be hobbled on PC forever.

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I don’t really have a modern frame of reference for how GTA IV ran before the patch, but it works... okay for me now? It’s playable, though I definitely get some weird stutter in cutscenes and sub-60fps performance that seems like it shouldn’t be happening on my modern machine. Still, nice that Rockstar’s updating older games at all. Maybe next we can get a performance patch for Bully.