GTA 4: Cars run automatically? :-o

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Friday November 5, 2010
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Whenever I enter into a car (to drive), first I see smoke coming out of the engine** and the car gets accelerated automatically. This really irritates. Also, most of the times, Niko staggers even though he isn't drunk. These make game so very uncomfortable to play.
How can I fix these problems?

Thanks in adv.!

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Its a bug on the game,try theses to fix:

*Unplug any DirectInput controllers like gamepads, joysticks and so on....
* Reboot your computer then lauch the game,IF by this there is no improvement try this one:

Exit game,press Start->Control Panel->System->Hardware Tab->Device Manager->Human Interface Devices,locate and delete drivers for the devices then relaunch the game.

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its dont work can u help me please!!!!!! when I sit on car the smoke will come from engine and than its run automaticaly
same problem here
Thiz workz !! Try to open GTA IV launcher.exe on gta 4 folder
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Delete the paul.dll game will create new file but bug will be gone for long time, though every time this bug appears complete this step it'll fix the problem.
I have problem my Launcher.exe wont open
yea I to had it. it nothing but it is slightly cracked reinstalling with compability toolkit 4.1 can fix it.
Dear Kishan, where and how do I find the compability toolkit 4.1 ?
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Hello ,

Try to download the latest official patches, maybe it should help in fixing your issues.
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Good one aakai1056 did not notice this on Faq,


I had face the same problem. How ever I overcome it. For you my suggestion is don't save the game when you are in cousins apartment. If it don't work, then start the car from the beginning (from the port) don't follow the road map drive different way. Make a lot of crime. Then after hero's death drive accordingly.

I think it will help you.
how to kill the heroo
it dont works when u remove all device human resorses
try this...

its will helpful......
prakash kk