How to Activate GTA IV PC Without Internet Connection
If you have bought GTA IV PC but you don't have an active Internet connection on the computer where you installed the game, you may need to perform a manual activation of the game. This is a three-step process that involves collecting your product code (serial number) and unlock request code, generating an unlock code on another computer with Internet access, and entering the unlock code on your game installation.
In this article, we will show you how to do this step by step, using information from the official GTA IV PC activation support website[^1^] and some examples of serial keys and unlock codes that may work for you.
Step 1: Collect your product code and unlock request code
Your product code is a 20-digit alphanumeric code that can be found on the back of your game manual, or in a billing email if you bought the game online. It looks something like this: XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX.
Your unlock request code is a 16-digit alphanumeric code that will be displayed during the installation of the game, or by running the game again after installation is complete, when no Internet connection is detected and you choose to activate manually. It looks something like this: XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX.
Write down these codes or copy and paste them into a text file and save them. You will need them for the next step.
Step 2: Generate an unlock code on another computer with Internet access
On another computer that has Internet access and no firewall restrictions, go to this website and enter your product code and unlock request code in the fields provided. Click the "Generate Unlock Code" button and your unlock code will be generated. It looks something like this: XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX.
Write down this code or copy and paste it into a text file and save it. You will need it for the final step.
Step 3: Enter the unlock code on your game installation
Go back to the computer where you installed GTA IV PC and run the game again. When prompted to activate manually, enter the unlock code that you generated in the previous step. Click "Activate" and your game should be activated successfully.
If you have any problems with this process, you can contact Rockstar Games support for further assistance.
Example serial keys and unlock codes
Here are some examples of serial keys and unlock codes that may work for GTA IV PC activation. These are taken from various sources online[^2^] [^3^] and are not guaranteed to work for everyone. Use them at your own risk.