Please Help! Can't Answer Phone Bug
Posted 05 April 2013 - 11:12 PM
I purchased the game and Episodes from Liberty City from Steam.
My game has this weird glitch where any time I receive a phone call and hit Enter to answer the phone, it beeps but nothing happens and the phone disappears. The phone controls continue to beep as if tey are doing something if the phone is there or not. Nobody talks on the phone. If I am not in a mission, whatever the person called me for still happens (eg if someone says come see me their logo will appear on the minimap)
However if the call is mission-related the person will just call again a few times until the game crashes. The first time this happened was when Little Jacob wanted to come with me to see Dimitri (when he betrays you). I couldn't answer and he kept calling till it crashed.
I then deleted local files and redownloaded the game from steam and reinstalled. No dice. I had Simple native trainer and xlive.dll installed and removed them. Tried again, same thing.
I then deleted my save file thinking something had been corrupted. The phone fails on the first mission where a phone call is involved (when Roman calls you from the gamblers den).
I have remapped my keys, reinstalled the game several times. The issue remains whether the trainer is not installed, installed with xlive.dll, or YAASIL.
I'm seriously at a loss and kind of pissed that I wasted money on a game that does not work.
Please help me.
EDIT: Also the game came with patch 188.8.131.52 out of Steam so that is my version.
Posted 06 April 2013 - 12:27 AM Edited by shiva s, 06 April 2013 - 12:43 AM.
Posted 06 April 2013 - 12:31 AM
Posted 06 April 2013 - 12:57 AM
Try removing the controlmap.dat from the savegame folder and see if it helps. Why don't you try removing xliveless [i.e xlive.dll]?
Posted 07 April 2013 - 02:39 AM
I'm gonna try reinstalling the game and making sure the install directory is clean... I think that the first time I reinstalled the game, the trainer files were still in there when i started the game and may have corrupted something or the other.
Posted 16 October 2013 - 07:44 AM
You make any progress with this? I'm having the same issue.
Posted 12 July 2015 - 02:00 PM Edited by kriussa, 12 July 2015 - 02:00 PM.
I reinstalled the game 2 times and still cannot use the phone anyone found solution?
Posted 24 January 2016 - 03:28 PM
Somebody please read this, I have the same problem too.. I just played GTA IV for the first time, and it really ruined my mood just half an hour since I started. Please help us..
Posted 25 July 2016 - 01:02 PM
hey guys, first time posting here, i have this issue as well. my game was fine before with mods but now all of a sudden the phone bug is just plaguing me now for some reason. i don't know what i did before it happened. it just did
Posted 26 July 2016 - 10:44 PM
Delete settings files and all savegames. This has worked for me every time.
Posted 2 weeks ago
IN SNT the first menu about the player you can make the phone sleep. Try disable that setting, helped me.
Posted 2 weeks ago
If bmw740i's answer doesn't fix it, I'd suggest uninstalling the game, going to the game directory (in steamapps, if you're on steam, if not it'll be in Program Files/Rockstar Games) and make sure the Grand Theft Auto IV Folder is gone, with all it's contents. Sometimes there might be a left over file screwing with the game.
Also if you have any controllers plugged in, unplug them.
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