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MisterEd

Niko randomly shoots while driving

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MisterEd

Sometimes whien Niko is driving a car he will randomly start shooting. At first I thought I was accidentally pressing some key or control button to start this. I tested this by only pressing the RT to accelerate the car. My left hand was at my side and no other finger was near the controller. All of a sudden a few minutes later Niko started randomly shooting. This would start and stop with no apparent cause. This becomes really annoying in the middle of a mission when I attract police attention and have to stop to try and outrun them and lose my wanted level.

 

Does anyone have any idea why this is happening and knows how to stop this? BTW, getting rid of all my guns would work but is not an option.

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Vice4Life

Are you playing on console?

Maybe there is a problem with your shooting button

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Lance Mayhem
Posted (edited)

I also could only guess this is a result of controller malfunction (the controller device, not you). 

 

One of my controllers has a problem with its L1 button as well (PlayStation console user here). In GTAV / Online, this causes the radio to come on while driving, which may not seem so bad, but it also causes the character to put away the weapon in a firefight. Inconvenient, I must say. 

 

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Just realized an L1 malfunction would explain my weapon thing, but not my car radio issue (or randomly bringing up my phone, all of which started happening around the same time). 

 

 

 

Since we're talking about this, is there a fix we can do at home for this? I ask because few of us can leave our homes right now. 

 

Edited by Lance Mayhem
Because it seems I have to edit nearly all my posts, since you're asking, you smarmy forum software.

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AlexGRFan97
1 hour ago, Lance Mayhem said:

I also could only guess this is a result of controller malfunction (the controller device, not you). 

 

One of my controllers has a problem with its L1 button as well (PlayStation console user here). In GTAV / Online, this causes the radio to come on while driving, which may not seem so bad, but it also causes the character to put away the weapon in a firefight. Inconvenient, I must say. 

 

EDIT:

 

Just realized an L1 malfunction would explain my weapon thing, but not my car radio issue (or randomly bringing up my phone, all of which started happening around the same time). 

 

 

 

Since we're talking about this, is there a fix we can do at home for this? I ask because few of us can leave our homes right now. 

 

At this point I'd just order a new controller. I remember softlocking myself on the infamous torture mission in V because the button to remove the victim's teeth (right analog stick?) had lost so much power to the extent that I kept twisting and nothing was happening. Gameplay was otherwise normal but it was impossible for me to pass that mission until I bought a new controller.

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billiejoearmstrong8
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Yeah must be the controller. My 360 one is also on its last legs, the A button is pressed in further than the others from over use and the left stick sometimes gets stuck in a slightly forward position causing me to accidentally walk off buildings/ledges.

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Lance Mayhem
14 hours ago, AlexGRFan97 said:

At this point I'd just order a new controller.

 

 

Bummer. Not what I was hoping for, but a good answer. Thanks. 

 

 

 

13 hours ago, billiejoearmstrong8 said:

...the left stick sometimes gets stuck in a slightly forward position causing me to accidentally walk off buildings/ledges.

 

 

Yeah, I sometimes get that with one of my controllers as well. 

 

Hilarity ensues. 

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MisterEd

I have a couple GameStop Xbox 360 controllers. I am running GTA IV on a PC. How about an Xbox One controller?

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MisterEd
Posted (edited)

I bought a couple new controllers. They are the Microsoft WL3-00060 Xbox One S Wireless Controller, Grey/Green. I had to check around because they seem to be sold out at a lot of places.

 

GTA IV seems to be working a lot better now. At least the cops are chasing me a lot less.

 

Update:

Even with the new Xbox One controllers I occasionally have random gunfire while driving. Note that while driving the LB button is assigned to fire gun. What may be happening is I may be touching that button without realizing it. Still this is happening much less that did with the old Xbox360 controllers.

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