Grand Theft Auto IV has received its first patch in over six years, publisher Rockstar Games has revealed.

Unfortunately, if you've been waiting this long with bated breath, you might be disappointed. The PC patch introduces compatibility with Windows 8, 8.1, and 10 operating systems, brings some small performance optimizations, and that's about it.

There's some minor bug fixes, full details of which can be found on Rockstar's support site, as well as below, but nothing groundbreaking.

GTA and Rockstar have had a muddled recent history on PC. The series' latest, Grand Theft Auto V, did not release on PC at first--non-console players had to wait until April 2015. Players have often relied on the modding community to support the game, rather than Rockstar itself, while we listed GTA IV as one of the five worst PC ports ever.

GTA IV Patch 8 Changes:
  • 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.

Source: GameSpot