How to use saves for GTA 4 The Ballad of Gay Tony:
1. Download desired GTA IV The Ballad Of Gay Tony save file
2. Extract it, right click on SGTA414 file and select Copy.
3. Delete everything from save folder
and paste files there.
4. Start your copy of GTA and load the last save slot.
Game save directory location:
: C:\Users\USERNAME\AppData\Local\Rockstar Games\GTA IV\savegames\user_XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (last value is different for each pc)
: C:\Documents and Settings\USERNAME\Local Settings\Application Data\Rockstar Games\GTA IV\savegames\user_XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (last value is different for each pc)
For brand new game installation:
If you have a brand new game installation
(which means you didn't play game before using downloaded savegame), it is recommended to start the game, and exit right after the first mission starts.
Do it before following the instructions above. This method will create necessary files within the game save directory.