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Is it possible to pause GTA IV (PC version, via Steam) during cutscenes? And if so, how?

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Sometimes, hitting Esc during cutscenes will pause the game - hitting it again will un-pause it. The sound is correctly paused and resumed as well, even mid-sentence.

Unfortunately, this doesn't always work.

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Apparently, if you have patch (Title Update 2) or above, the cutscenes pause if you ALT+TAB out of the game.

According to the changelog from this link. (click on "Click Here To Show More Patch Details").

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I tried it and when alt-tabbing back the sound continued precisely from the moment I left, so that sounds about right - unfortunately, the video didn't come back at all, so I was left with a blank screen and had to forcefully shutdown. – Oak May 6 '11 at 15:16
I... don't know what to say. What GPU are you on? – Ragnar May 6 '11 at 19:45
GTS 250. I'll give it another go later, since that does sound promising. – Oak May 6 '11 at 19:48
That's weird, I thought it might have something to do with your graphics card, but googling hasn't revealed anything... Sorry I couldn't be of more help. – Ragnar May 7 '11 at 18:37

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