If you are a fan of the Grand Theft Auto games then you are more than likely very disappointed with the latest one.
With the internet full of complaints about poor performance, crashes, memory leaks etc. GTA IV has not been a successful launch.
But all is not lost as Rockstar has announced a patch that is supposed to correct many of the issues that are the topic of so many support forum threads. To add to this nVidia has created a new driver just for the game to help out.
Kotaku has the list of fixes and links here.
-A fix to the crash after legal screen that some German customers were reporting.
-Numerous improvements to the video editor: Smarter naming of videos, improved rendering quality, better fx during replays
-Fix to bowling while using certain sensitive mice
-Fix for ATI 1900 shadows
-Overall savings to memory
-Graphic improvements to particle systems and mirrors
-Multiplayer character settings are preserved
-Support for DirectInput controllers. Note: The current hack way of supporting these controllers may not work with the improved functionality. So we recommend you remove the hack before upgrading to the patch.