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Saves and Compatibility [Mobile Devices]


Lethal Vaccine
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Lethal Vaccine

No idea about iCloud and those Social Club Save Slots, BUT the good news is Android and iOS ARE compatible for sure. My iOS Save is compatible for Android Users and my friend's Android Save also works on my iPhone 6. When it comes to Mobile GTA's III and VC are NOT compatible between operating systems but SA and CW are. Strangely enough, the Windows Version of SA is NOT compatible with iOS/Android...

 

The SA Mobile Saves in which are "normal" in the Slots will work (GTASAsf1.b). But it also depends on what Version you are on. Like SA Mobile Version 1.5 and below is only compatible, but SA Version 1.6 and up are compatible. Furthermore, I have heard that people running iOS 8.2 and up can NOT use my SA Mobile Save for some reason since I am on iOS 8.1 and refuse to update :p It's a bit confusing as to why sometimes it works and sometimes not. But the bottom line here is iOS and Android are compatible for SA Mobile.

 

Also, the proper section to post this in is "Help and Support."

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Igor Bogdanoff

Strangely enough, the Windows Version of SA is NOT compatible with iOS/Android...

Which windows version if I may ask? Windows store or original 2005 version (aka retail/steam)?

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Lethal Vaccine

The one that fnxrak bought for his Tablet, I guess. He said Android and iOS aren't compatible as discussed in his Topic about Win 8.1 Version.

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Igor Bogdanoff

Ok the store one aka mobile one. That's pretty lame tho. Good job R*

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Lethal Vaccine

I am still baffled as to why III and VC isn't even compatible. It's like Rockstar didn't think someone would change Operating Systems. I am on iOS, but I don't like Apple all that much, so in the case of III and VC, if I got an Android Device, I'd have to start over, instead of just putting my Save onto the Android Device. Doesn't make any sense, really...

 

I also heard that if you are a certain Operating System for Apple, like 8.1, 8.2, 8.3, etc, etc...It may not work since when updating it seems to not work anymore, unless you have the Game App and Save already on your Device when you update...

 

I don't know. But it doesn't make much sense lol

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Igor Bogdanoff

Seems like main.scm is altered for some reason, or maybe tha save files can be crypted? Who knows? Maybe guys who ported it.

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Lethal Vaccine

OrionSR had the skills and knowledge to actually convert my III iOS Starter Save into Android and it DID work, but Claude walked the OPPOSITE direction of the direction you had the analog stick going. He also converted my VC 100% iOS Save to Android, too. But again, everyone just leeched the File and didn't let OrionSR know if it actually worked or not, but knowing his skill level it DID work.

 

But yeah, there is way more variables when comparing iOS to Android in terms of III and VC. SA and CW are compatible, but not III and VC.

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Igor Bogdanoff

Can you post the link so i can try both saves?

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Lethal Vaccine

It's gone now. He had it in my VC iOS 100% Save Topic, but those are all removed. If you want to check out III, see here.

 

It's somewhere in there in regards to a semi-complete III Starter Save. Someone tried it out and it worked flawlessly on Android. Not sure if the Link is still alive, though. I am not interested in asking OrionSR to convert all my Files, anyways...He only did it as a test and to gain knowledge and understanding of the differences between the Save Structures...

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Igor Bogdanoff

Ye dead, but it would be usefull for corverting saves between platforms on gta-snp

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Lethal Vaccine

That is something you'd have to bring up to Samutz. I know nothing about it, or how difficult it is. But we should really go back on topic. I got respect for lil weasel and he doesn't like this :D

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Android, iOS, and the Windows Store versions have always had some level of compatibility.

 

The timeline looks like this:

December 12, 2013: iOS release. Uses c0de word littered save format, file size of 260000 bytes.

December 19, 2013: Android release. Also uses c0de word format.

- At this point saves are compatible.

October 27, 2014: 1.06 for Android release. Uses new save format that doesn't have c0de words. File size of 195000 bytes. Can load old c0de-word saves.

- At this point Android can load both old and new formats from Android and iOS. iOS can load old format from Android, but not new format from Android.

April 21, 2015: 1.6 for iOS release. Uses the new save format.

- At this point saves are compatible again.

 

I haven't heard anything about differences in iOS 8.1 and 8.2. It shouldn't affect the save format as the mobile developers for the game are the ones that control the format.

 

I am not sure if the Windows Store version has always used the new save format or not, but currently it does use it and is able to load the old c0de word format as well.

Neither Microsoft nor Rockstar have made much info available about the WS version, such as patch notes. I'm going off of my own testing with my WS copy.

 

Also keep in mind that, sadly, some people have older, pirated versions of the game rather than the latest versions or just haven't allowed the app to update for whatever reason.

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Also keep in mind that, sadly, some people have older, pirated versions of the game rather than the latest versions or just haven't allowed the app to update for whatever reason.

That is because the newest version has some annoying bugs. You can't shoot the rockets in the Hunter for example.

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Lethal Vaccine

Yeah, I don't even know how the Game App is supposed to be updated, unless I update the OS at the same time and I am NOT going to iOS 8.4 or whatever it's on. I am sticking with 8.1. Thing is, when SOME (not all) people try and download my Saves, they say they don't work. Not sure what that is all about, but when they tell me it doesn't work, they have 8.2 and higher and download Apple's Updated. I don't, and I won't. I learned from my old iPhone 4 that as you download that sh*t and continue doing it, your Phone acts up and slows down. So when I got my iPhone 6 in November 2014, whatever the OS was on it then, I kept, and it's 8.1. So if updating to Apple's newest sh*t is how to update the Game App, I'll pass...

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Yeah, I don't even know how the Game App is supposed to be updated, unless I update the OS at the same time and I am NOT going to iOS 8.4 or whatever it's on. I am sticking with 8.1. Thing is, when SOME (not all) people try and download my Saves, they say they don't work. Not sure what that is all about, but when they tell me it doesn't work, they have 8.2 and higher and download Apple's Updated. I don't, and I won't. I learned from my old iPhone 4 that as you download that sh*t and continue doing it, your Phone acts up and slows down. So when I got my iPhone 6 in November 2014, whatever the OS was on it then, I kept, and it's 8.1. So if updating to Apple's newest sh*t is how to update the Game App, I'll pass...

It makes no sense that tou have to update a OS in order to update an app. I can run any version of SA on any version of Android i had on my phone(s)

 

I had these versions of Android, in this order:

Android 2.3.6, Android 4.1.2, Android 4.2.2, Android 4.4, Android 5.0, Android 5.1, Android 4.4.4.

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Then how do you update? I won't update, but am just curious on how to update? It's not like when I open III, VC, SA, or CW on my Phone it asks to update. I play the same Versions since the day I bought them and same with iOS 8.1. No need to update to 8.4.1 which is the most recent...

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I go to the Google Play Store, go to My Apps and then Update if i have a update to any app.

 

Or it would update automatically if i had Automatic Update enabled, which sucks because it makes the app always active (battery drain) and also updates YouTube and Smart Remote

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