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anothershad0w

Please Help! Can't Answer Phone Bug

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anothershad0w

I'm running Win7 with a 1GB NVidia gfx card (dont know which one, can find it if necessary) and Intel i7 Sandy Bridge quadcore processor.

 

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 1.0.7.0 out of Steam so that is my version.

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Shiva.

I suggest you remove the simple native trainer if you're still having it. Do you have any other mods installed?

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anothershad0w

I've tried removing the trainer and still had the same issue :\

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Shiva.

Sorry for being a pain in the butt, do you have any other mods installed?

 

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]?

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anothershad0w

You're not being a pain in the butt, I appreciate any help. I've tried it and it didn't work.

 

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.

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qbanb8582

You make any progress with this? I'm having the same issue.

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Shiva.

Reinstall the game.

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kriussa

I reinstalled the game 2 times and still cannot use the phone anyone found solution?

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josepha916

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..

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wtrxprs007

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

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LazlowsucksiloveslutS

Delete settings files and all savegames. This has worked for me every time.

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Viewbob

did u guys find a fix

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bmw740i

IN SNT the first menu about the player you can make the phone sleep. Try disable that setting, helped me.

 

Regards

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Deissp

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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Arin426

I know m too late but I recently got hit with this problem. The trainer is the cause but it's the fix too. Jus open up menu then options and enable phone sleep mode for 3 secs and turn it back off! Problem solved, Cheers!

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GamingWithJumbo
On 3/27/2020 at 1:16 PM, Arin426 said:

I know m too late but I recently got hit with this problem. The trainer is the cause but it's the fix too. Jus open up menu then options and enable phone sleep mode for 3 secs and turn it back off! Problem solved, Cheers!

This doesn't work for me, unfortunately.

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