Scripthook and ASI loader installation

Tools: Scripthook and ASI loader
Tutorial author: FunGt

Before following this tutorial you must install the latest patch you can download from here.

With this tutorial you'll be able to:
  • install any script mod (asi, net, dll, etc)
  • load third party savegames (xliveless only)

Scripthook installation

  1. Copy ScriptHook.dll and ScriptHookDotNet.asi in GTAIV main folder:
    C:\Program Files\Rockstar Games\Grand Theft Auto IV\

xLiveLess ASI loader installation

  1. Copy xlive.dll file in GTAIV main folder:
    C:\Program Files\Rockstar Games\Grand Theft Auto IV\

Important informations about xLiveLess:
  1. The multiplayer is disabled.
  2. The savegame folder has been moved! Follow the next steps to restore your savegames.

How to restore my savegames:
  1. Follow this path (replace USER with your Windows username):
    Windows XP:
    C:\Documents and Settings\USER\Local Settings\Application Data\Rockstar Games\GTA IV\savegames\user_***\
    Windows 7:
    C:\Users\USER\AppData\Local\Rockstar Games\GTA IV\savegames\user_***\
  2. If you can't find this folder search in C:\ SGTA4.
  3. Copy all the files named SGTA4** to this folder:
    Windows XP:
    C:\Documents and Settings\USER\My Documents\Rockstar Games\GTA IV\savegames\
    Windows 7:
    C:\Users\USER\My Documents\Rockstar Games\GTA IV\savegames\
  4. If some folders under Documents don't exist, create them.


IVAsiLoader (dsound.dll) installation

  1. Copy dsound.dll file in main GTAIV directory:
    C:\Program Files\Rockstar Games\Grand Theft Auto IV\

Which should I choose?

You can't use xliveless and IVAsiLoader together, so you have to choose only one! We recommend xLiveLess.

Pro and con about xLiveLess (xlive.dll):
  • + Asi loader included.
  • + Ability to load any third-party savegames.
  • - Multiplayer disabled (to prevent cheating).

Pro and con about IVAsiLoader (dsound.dll):
  • + Asi loader included.
  • + Multiplayer enabled.
  • - Can't use third-party savegames.