I just bought GTA 4 a few weeks ago, played it for a few days and then somehow ended up with the impression it was rubbish. Anyway, I got back into it again today and obviously ran into the same mission. Pool.
I don't know if anyone else has played pool in GTA4, but it seems fundamentally broken. You can aim and stuff, but then it says to press LFT MB to enter shoot mode, then pull the mouse back, then forwards to set the power. This last part doesn't work at all though. The Pool queue just buzzes back and forth in his hand, then selects a random amount of power - usually too little meaning its impossible to win a game.
I'm on version 1.0.7, which seems like a fairly low version. I'm not to sure how long GTA4 has been out on PC though, so maybe its too early to have seen any patches yet?
Otherwise, is there a MOD that repairs this?