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thegigabite

Stevie NEVER texted me! 98% done with game...

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thegigabite

Hello all,

 

I am 98% done with the entire game, and I am STILL WAITING for Stevie to send me the FIRST text to steal a car. Believe me, he has never sent me a text. (I know that finishing all 30 car thefts gives you 2% towards completion of the game.) I checked through my entire phone inbox and found nothing. I even deleted all my messages hoping that it would lead to him sending me a text...but nothing.

 

And I know for a fact that you cannot delete his text until you deliver the car that he requests, and my inbox is EMPTY will indicates that he never sent me anything.

 

PLEASE can someone shed some light on this bug/glitch? Anyone else experience this problem? Cheers.

 

EDIT: Here is the link to my 98% save file (I used slot #12). See if you can find that first car... confused.gifhttp://rapidshare.com/files/120726215/GTA_IV-98_.rar.html

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Supernautus

I take it you delivered all the cars for brucie?

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thegigabite

 

I take it you delivered all the cars for brucie?

Yes I have. I have done all story missions and all sidequests, including the 10 cars for Brucie. That is how I am sitting at 98%.

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xNikolaiBellicx

I belive Brucie introduces him to you after you have done missions for Brucie.

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thegigabite
I belive Brucie introduces him to you after you have done missions for Brucie.

You are correct. I vaguely remember Brucie calling me and telling me that Stevie should text me soon. That was after I finished Brucie's missions. BTW Brucie likes and repects me 100%.

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rogan2442

check ur e mails mate, i think with stevie you have to reply positively to a brucie e mail, might be muddled up with another side task but im sure u have to reply to an e mail before he texts/calls you facedesk.gif

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thegigabite

 

check ur e mails mate, i think with stevie you have to reply positively to a brucie e mail, might be muddled up with another side task but im sure u have to reply to an e mail before he texts/calls you facedesk.gif

I replied positively to all emails that were sent to me from Brucie. I also replied positively to everyone else.

 

My theory about the glitch is this: I had my phone turned off at certain times throughout the game (foolish I know). For example after I completed a difficult mission I would turn off my phone and rush home to save the game. Afterwards I would then turn it on and then Niko would automatically call the person that he just did the mission for OR that person would automatically call Niko.

 

But at times after I saved I would just turn off my PS3 system. And when I eventually turn it back on and load my save file, Niko doesn't call the person or the person doesn't call Niko...

 

Do you guys think that this is the cause of the Stevie glitch? That too much time has passed with my phone being turned off? The only reason why I turned off my phone was because it annoyed me whenever my friends called me asking to hang out. If I said no then I lose like/respect points with that person. And it's boring and time consuming to take them out.

 

This is very frustrating sitting at 98%. And I was also trying to get into the Rockstar 100% Social Club. sad.gifsad.gifsad.gif

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Rebel
Check your text messages. Stevie always texts you the cars he needs and where they are, and the picture of the place too. Maybe check your map as well for the garage?

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thegigabite
Check your text messages. Stevie always texts you the cars he needs and where they are, and the picture of the place too. Maybe check your map as well for the garage?

My phone text message inbox is EMPTY. And I do see the garage icon on my map, it is located to the right of my savehouse on the island to the north.

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Rebel

Well maybe find a map of Stevies cars that he wants, but maybe find it with numbers on so you know which cars he wants delivered in what order. I don't remember the first car he wanted so I can't help you there. Actually...I think he wanted the Intruder first. user posted image

You might want to save that so you can zoom in for some of the cars.

 

EDIT: Sorry about the page stretch then..just click on the photo for a bigger version and save it though.

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thegigabite
Well maybe find a map of Stevies cars that he wants, but maybe find it with numbers on so you know which cars he wants delivered in what order. I don't remember the first car he wanted so I can't help you there. Actually...I think he wanted the Intruder first. user posted image

You might want to save that so you can zoom in for some of the cars.

 

EDIT: Sorry about the page stretch then..just click on the photo for a bigger version and save it though.

Thanks for the map but from my understanding the order of cars that he wants is RANDOM and everyone's order will be different. Also I heard that cars will not appear in those spots unless he texts you requesting for that particular car.

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Fuzzknuckles

Was the first car a Sabre GT? I might be wrong.

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Rebel
Well I guess you might just have to go to every location and see if the cars there? I don't see any other way you could get round this problem except look in all the spots.

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thegigabite
Well I guess you might just have to go to every location and see if the cars there? I don't see any other way you could get round this problem except look in all the spots.

That's what I was thinking as well. Chances are the cars won't be there but it's worth a shot I guess. sad.gif

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Rebel
Well I guess you might just have to go to every location and see if the cars there? I don't see any other way you could get round this problem except look in all the spots.

That's what I was thinking as well. Chances are the cars won't be there but it's worth a shot I guess. sad.gif

Yeah its a pain but after you get his first car and take it to the garage then you'll get a text soon telling you where the other car is though so you won't have to look everywhere.

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Jayt001

If you have completed all story missions then you need to go back and check through every text message you have received and hopefully one of those should be from stevie telling you he wants a certain vehicle to be "acquired" lol.

 

 

By the way what do you mean by turned the phone off?? Do you mean sleep mode? It says on there that it may halt the progress of the story. So if this is what you did, turn sleep mode off and see if you receive a text. If not go bowling with brucie and maybe he'll call you then, telling you about stevie.

 

And double check your emails for good measure.

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thegigabite

 

By the way what do you mean by turned the phone off?? Do you mean sleep mode? It says on there that it may halt the progress of the story. So if this is what you did, turn sleep mode off and see if you receive a text. If not go bowling with brucie and maybe he'll call you then, telling you about stevie.

 

And double check your emails for good measure.

Turning the phone off is putting it in sleep mode. That was what I did. But now my phone is always on and the only people calling/texting me are my friends/girlfriends. And I already checked my emails. But Stevie doesn't email you, he sends you text messages.

 

And to $RebelG I checked all 30 locations and none of the cars were there, which was not surprising.

 

I really do believe that this is a bug/glitch that Rockstar needs to investigate. Anyway I hope this thread helps those with the same problem as me. Cheers.

 

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ace62394
Was the first car a Sabre GT? I might be wrong.

It's actually random, my first car was an Infurnus, while my friend got a Bobcat first. icon14.gif

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thegigabite

OK guys I give up. Stevie just simply will not send me a text. I will retire from GTAIV with only 98%. I simply refuse to restart the game due to a bug/glitch. That's just wrong. I've invested a good 75+ hours in the game. And on a side note all the other GTAs: III, VC, SA, LCS, and VCS I've gotten all 100%. So until Rockstar addresses this bug (or any other bug) I'll start playing COD4 again.

 

Cheers to everyone who've provided me with help and suggestions. smile.gif

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GTA3Freak-2001

Yeah that's a pain in the ass, just to clarify the first TXT message that starts the Stevie side-quest is from Brucie who then adds Stevie to your address book. Then Stevie is supposed to send the first message.

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CrazeLaze
Don't give up! It's always some really little and stupid reason why it doesn't work. Delete all your message in your Email Inbox.

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STEALTHGEIST

OMG FINALLY! someone with the exact same problem that I am having. I did the same thing and never recieved anything either. Or put it this way, if I did, it's gone now and I need to know how to reinitiate it. I noticed that when I had my phone in sleep mode, most of the time people would always text or call again when I turned it back on. The ones that didn't were generally the women I was dating. I did notice that one other time, a picture message some how just dissappeared. I know for a fact that it wasn't Steve's though. I think what happened was I got the message and died before I could save the game and I didn't go and reload the last quick save. Whatever it is, absolutely nothing else in the game has kept me from getting that 100% and neither should this. If it does, then I agree that it is a serious glitch. Luckily I didn't waste my time finding the pigeons or stunt jumps yet. I actually have contacted rockstar about this as I have spent too many hours on forums and have only found 2 people including you with this problem and of course no definitive answer. Hopefully they address it and don't just laugh. Let me know if you ever figure this one out.

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Doctor Emmett L. Brown

He should have text you look in your messages and search for him he will be there for sure. after you completed smackdown and do the first mission for Bruice then he will text you. he says "Brucie gave me your number he said you can help stealing cars for me, can you get this cognoscentti for me in Alderney City, thanks Stevie!" Oh almost forgot you need to do the exotic exports aswell.

-Doc

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STEALTHGEIST

I know what the requirements are to unlock Stevie's missions and assure you that I have done them ALL long ago. I have no emails and no text message concerning Stevie. Both my phone and email inbox are empty as I get rid of them after reading.

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thegigabite

I'm sorry to hear about your situation, STEALTHGEIST. suicidal.gif

 

OK guys I have a question: For those of you who've completed ALL 30 cars for Stevie, does the garage icon still remain on your map? Or does the garage icon dissappear after you've completed all 30?

 

This is a good question because if the garage icon dissappears after the 30th car then it means that if you still have it then you still have cars to deliver. And this proves my point, that the Stevie glitch is in effect: since I still have the garage icon and my text inbox is empty, I have the Stevie glitch.

 

Also does it list anywhere in your "stats" section on how many cars you delivered for Stevie? Thanks guys.

 

Rockstar will hear from me.

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ishouldntbehere

i didnt hear from Stevie either, until I grabbed a random (or so I thought) Lambo and it said, 'You've found Stevie's car! take it to the garage!'

 

so, look up where the first car is. and then try to find it. maybe thatwill solve your problem

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jas0nuk

That sucks. If you are 98% done, there is definitely nothing you can do to activate the Stevie text messages, since those 30 cars give you the final 2%.

 

It appears there are quite a few phone-related glitches in the game, such as the Elizabeta glitch (failing to answer her call the first time she rings results in the game ceasing up after the "Final Interview" mission part 1).

 

Hopefully they'll release a patch for it.

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Dvs98

The garage stays open after your done because you can deliver any car you want for money afterwards.

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STEALTHGEIST

So it seems the glitch is either the phone or quick save or maybe a combination of both. The garage icon on my map leads me to believe that I did get a call from Brucie and may have hung up before he got through. I think I could have even gotten a text from Stevie but somehow lost it. I remember getting phone calls and text messages in the middle of heated car chases or gun battles and not being able to deal with them. Then I would end up dying and have no way of knowing if they were all still there. I ended up losing a picture text from Kiki of her A** in a thong because of this. Naturally, I wanted to save that one. I also remember seeing some white text at the bottom of the screen right after I got into a car and that is what happens when you find one of Steve's cars. It dissappeared before I got a chance to read it though. What are the chances of that S**t?! That means that car could just be floating around out there wherever I left it. Hopefully it wasn't one that I wrecked in the water. I think that is the same problem you are having too Gigabite. I'm going to try searching all thirty locations again. That first car has to be out there somewhere. Bottom line is NEVER rely on the quick save. If you have something that you really want to keep, Go to a safe house and save. Also, do not ever turn off your console before doing so. Unfortunately, this appears to be the only thing that can prevent you from getting that 100% regardless of how many calls, emails or texts you miss or delete. Grand Theft Ghetto!

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Vice Princess
does the garage icon still remain on your map? Or does the garage icon dissappear after you've completed all 30?

 

This is a good question because if the garage icon dissappears after the 30th car then it means that if you still have it then you still have cars to deliver. And this proves my point, that the Stevie glitch is in effect: since I still have the garage icon and my text inbox is empty, I have the Stevie glitch.

 

Garage icon? I'm doing Stevie's cars now and no icon ever appears on the map - I had to look it up online to find out the location.

 

The cars are definitely in a random order, my boyfriend and I are both playing it on different save files and the cars are in a different sequence.

 

Stevie sent me a text after I finished one of the first missions on Alderney (one of Derrick's I think). You don't receive it automatically after getting the 10 cars for Brucie, it would be impossible to do if you didn't have all the islands open. Actually, thinking about it, I got an email from Brucie before the text from Stevie.

 

Hope you manage to do it somehow

 

 

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