GTA IV Does not Work Anymore
Posted 04 May 2008 - 07:11 PM Edited by 12gauge3, 04 May 2008 - 07:16 PM.
Posted 04 May 2008 - 07:20 PM
GTA4 is awesome, a great, great achievement in gaming. I've played it almost solidly for 2 days.
It works fine if internet is not connected - i.e. PS3 not connected to PS Network. This is relatively minor to playing single player game.
Hopefully a patch'll be out soon so can play online too.
But, your right - Pro Evo was one of my favourite games until I bought it on PS3 - though I think the developers are more to blame than PS. Developers are struggling to harnace the power of PS3. Be patient and im sure PS3 will shine!
Posted 04 May 2008 - 07:23 PM
Posted 04 May 2008 - 07:36 PM
Turn on PS3 and sign OUT of PSN
start GTAIV and your old save files WILL work.
When you try to use multiplayer within the new game it will ask you if you wish to sign back into PSN to be able to access multiplayer. I've have tried this over thirty times and i've been able to play single and mutli player, but if i restart the machine and don't sign out of PSN then i still get the loading screen freeze.
Hope this helps
Posted 04 May 2008 - 08:13 PM
Over the weekend I too encountered this problem. it start on the mission Deconstruction and now every time I boot the game it takes several reboots for it to work.
In my opinion the game is boring, the missions are too quick to complete and too easy and it's a backwards step from San Andreas. This further problem just compounds my disappointment with the game.
Shame on you Rockstar, shame on you.
Posted 04 May 2008 - 11:41 PM
I got the game on launch (UK), and the game work perfectly. Even Online worked fine.
A few hours later, multiplayer servers went down but the game still worked fine.
A couple of days later, I started getting framerate issues and laggy online games.
Now however, the game won't loading UNLESS I sign out of PSN before booting up the game, after that, no frame rate, multiplayer problems.
It is clear that this is a network problem, if the servers are packed then you will have problem, however a packed online server is also effecting people who are playing offline but is logged into PSN.
What R* needs to do i think is to make sure that you are connected to their server ONLY when needed, like going online or to update your Social Club scores.
At the moment, as long as you are logged into PSN, you are also logged into their server.
This needs to be fixed.
Posted 05 May 2008 - 01:31 AM
The one freeze happened when I was already signed into PSN (most of the time this acheived during or after loading).
Can you guys post which mission you're on when it froze and what country you're from, maybe there are faulty master discs out there...
Posted 05 May 2008 - 10:30 AM
Posted 05 May 2008 - 04:12 PM
Posted 05 May 2008 - 04:29 PM
One question did you all use cheats atall?
Posted 05 May 2008 - 07:10 PM
Posted 05 May 2008 - 07:14 PM
|QUOTE (DK08 @ May 3 2008, 01:26)|
| just a quick thought everybody , anybody using the cheats , |
i used them but never saved the game after wards , could this be a problem , because i read it can mess up your game
Never used a cheat.
Posted 05 May 2008 - 08:58 PM
my PS3 has done the same thing and i was purely teed off, waited for ages then it brakes. I searched the web for a solution and tried many but they didnt seem to work then i found on one website that u should turn ur graphic settings to 720p. so i tried it
At the ps3 home menu i went : setttings >>>> display settings >>>> clicked the first one to change settings >>> clicked hdmi then it gave me the option to change display setting >>> so i put it to 720p (and signed out of psn network )
and IT WORKED i dont really no which one made it work but i recommmend that u try wot i did coz it has worked for me and i have now played the game for bout 5 hours since and it is fine
Posted 06 May 2008 - 01:21 PM
However, I have a suspicion that it's a firmware issue, because GTA4 is not the only network-enabled application which I've known to crash / freeze when it was doing something with the network. I've had Motorstorm freeze when online, and also the folding@home client has refused to quit sometimes when trying to upload a work unit. So I'm wondering whether the bug lies with the PS3's network handling code, and GTA4 just happens to trigger it quite often.
People who are seeing frequent freezes - is your network connection good for other machines which use it? Do freezes happen at any time, or are they more frequent when the network is congested?
Just some random thoughts...
Posted 06 May 2008 - 01:45 PM
|QUOTE (gamesnooper @ May 3 2008, 03:07)|
| steps to fix the problem....|
1. stand up and clap your hands
2. turn in circles 3 times with the last one only going 180 instead of a full circle.
3. jump up and down screaming niko niko niko niko for 30 seconds.
4. sit back down, take a deep breathe to calm yourself.
5. turn your ps3 back on and log out of the psn network, the game should work fine now.
Werked for me!
Posted 07 May 2008 - 01:26 AM
Posted 07 May 2008 - 06:48 PM
GTA IV froze on my system about 4 times within 20 minutes on the launch date. After ejecting the disc, I noticed it was scratched. I was lucky enough to get the disc replaced. This one froze as well. In MY case, it was the processor overheating, and I'm sure I'm not alone. If you don't already have one, I highly suggest getting a cooling system. I bought one from a company called Nyko, which you can find for about $30 at Best Buy. Since then, it hasn't froze up once and I've been playing a LOT.
Posted 08 May 2008 - 02:57 AM
Posted 08 May 2008 - 03:35 AM
Posted 12 May 2008 - 03:15 PM Edited by ARM129, 12 May 2008 - 03:37 PM.
I found that once i removed saved game data and reinstalled it didnt work still, same problem. I then removed it and left it off for 15mins, i then restarted and reinstalled and it worked, but i had already removed the saved data during one of the earlier failed attempts. I had also removed my internet connection, but plugged it in straight after and had no issues since.
edited to say i have totally turned off auto save, i manually save prior to turning it off!
Posted 13 May 2008 - 10:42 AM
Posted 25 September 2008 - 04:59 PM
Posted 29 January 2009 - 09:38 PM
Today, every time I go to play it it freezes after about 3 minuts of gameplay. If connecting to a multiplayer game, it will freeze on the waiting screen or in the game, but it's normally always up to 5 minutes before you start playing the game.
Is this a problem with the disc? Internet connection? PlayStation?
I reinstalled everything that was relevant to the game and there is still the same problem.
Is there any way to solve the problem? It seems strange considering it could be played for such a long time yesterday.
Thanks, any help is appreciated.
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