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GTA IV Freezing PS3???

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29 Apr 2008
By tomahawx

I've been looking on various other forums and it appears that several people are having freezing issues with GTA IV on their PS3 (Specifically the 60GB launch version). I'm hoping it's just a problem with the NTSC version as I haven't heard any similar complaints from UK buyers.

 

So my question is to all those that have a UK GTA IV on PS3...Have you had any problems with GTA freezing?

 

x   I have my fingers crossed that you haven't!   x

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No probs so far and I have a launch 60 gb model
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60gb launch and no probs at all, been playin since last friday
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Wait, so America get the PAL version and we get the NSTC version?

 

Because it only seems to be over the water that there is a issue..

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Aarronp wrote:

Wait, so America get the PAL version and we get the NSTC version?

 

Because it only seems to be over the water that there is a issue..


 
No, we get the PAL version and America get the NTSC version.
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Yeah thats what I meant lol

 

< **bleep**

 

Anyway R* believe it may be a issue with a batch with retailer gamestop.. I havent seen any problems with any UK users so far.. but if there is a problem they should get a fix asap because looking at all the boards ALOT of people are getting annoyed..

 

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i have a 60gb launch model, and had this trouble a couple of weeks back, but with all other games.

since got it replaced (on my fourth!) so hopefully it wont happen while im playing gta... 

 

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Unfortunately I've had freezing problems with GTA IV on the UK PS3 40gb version (firmware v2.30) purchased last February...so it appears to be a broad range problem for some at the moment.

 

It may well be an issue with the online server as suggested in other forums!

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I've had lots of problems. 60GB PS3 2.30 Firmware.

 

1. 1st day I played GTA IV it froze solid in game after about 1hr of play....

2. Played online Multiplayer Game (race) came 1st and it just sat there no way of exiting

3. I'm up to mission 'The Shadow' the game intro screen plays then when it says Loading - The Shadow nothing happens just sits there. Choosing quite game causes the Playstation to reboot!!

 

Never had problems with freezing on ANY other games at all. Very dissapointed with Rockstar for such a highly anticipated game.

 

Andy 

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I have had the game since tuesday and have been playing happy since then, even got a few games of online, but it only started locking up today.

 

I have a 60bg ps3 with what ever the latest firmwire is, 

 

it works fine if I sign out of PSN but if Im signed in it hangs on the loading screen and if I log in from the game it freezes about a second later.

 

I tryed a reinstall but no luck with it

 

seems like something that will be fixed with a patch,  from what I gather it has something to do with when the game connects with the online servers

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I had no problems until today with this game freezing. Froze 5 times on me this afternoon when loading my saved game up. Only way i can play the game is by disconnecting the ps3 from the internet and thats on a UK ps3 60gb and pal version of gta4.
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i've got the 60gb uk ps3 and gta was working fo the first 3/4 days of owning it then it kept freezing in game if it could get past the loading screen but after reading on various forums and taking the advice to disconnect from the internet it works perfectly hopefully there will be some sort of patch through soon as i would be nice to actualy use the online features.
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I had an issue with one mission which froze about 6 or 7 times, but after that its been freeze free.

 

However i had a problem with saves, i found that after a time the autosave feature wasnt working, and like TallAndy it would not even load, it would sit on the loading screen forever.

I went into the xmb save game bit and deleted the autosave which was a few minutes earlier than my own save, then it worked fine.

 

Now i just play with autosave off like someone else has mentioned and save quite often. 

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GTA IV doesn't work well on the crappy rubbish PS3, I'm getting it on Xbox 360 which is far better :)
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SnoopDop wrote:
GTA IV doesn't work well on the crappy rubbish PS3, I'm getting it on Xbox 360 which is far better :)
The 360 version has freezing issues too you know.
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i have a 60gb  ps3 and have had it lock up  7 time in one night but since then had no  problems !!!! touch wood !!!!!!!!!!:smileyhappy:
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I followed [url=http://uk.gamespot.com/news/6190279.html]this[/url] 12 stage fix a few days ago ... and yes it's working a-ok so far.

 

 

 

 

Take-Two suggests PS3 GTAIV fix
Publisher's tech support department unveils an elaborate 12-step program to address frequent freezing by deleting saves, disabling online and rumble support; 360 remedy still MIA.
By Brendan Sinclair, GameSpot
Posted May 2, 2008 12:25 am GMT

Reports of Grand Theft Auto IV freezing up have been circulating message boards since the game's launch Tuesday, but Rockstar Games has been tight-lipped as to the reason or the remedy, passing off requests for public comment onto Sony. While the majority of complaints appear to be coming from PlayStation 3 users, Xbox 360 owners with glitch-ridden game experiences have also voiced their frustrations online.

Take-Two representatives may not have been willing to go on the record about the issue, but the publisher's tech support team does not have the same luxury when it comes to customer complaints. An inquiry into the Take-Two tech support site yielded the following array of suggestions on how to fix the problem. The 12-part response follows below:

Please run through the following, go through in order.

1) Delete the game's install data. This is done via the PS3 options. Scroll along the cross media bar until you reach the 'Game' tab, now scroll up / down the list until you reach the 'Game Data Utility' Enter this and locate the GTA IV option. Highlight this and press triangle once, from the menu select Delete. This will delete the game's install information.

2) Delete the game's save files. To delete any save files you will need to do the following. Scroll along the cross media bar until you reach the 'Game' tab, now scroll up / down the list until you reach the 'Save Data Utility' Enter this and locate the GTA IV option. Highlight this and press triangle once, and from the context menu select Delete.

3) Disable your Internet connectivity for the PS3. To do this scroll along the cross media bar until you reach the 'Settings' tab, now scroll up / down the list until you reach the 'Network Settings'. Now scroll down to the Internet connection option and press x, now select the disable option. Once this has been done unplug the ethernet cable if you are connecting to the Internet if using this.

4) Disable the console's information board. To do this scroll along the cross media bar until you reach the 'Network' tab, now scroll up / down the list until you reach the 'Information Board', highlight this and press triangle. From the menu select 'Do not display' Press X to confirm this.

5) Disable Media Server functionality. Scroll to Settings, now scroll up / down to 'Network Settings' select Media Server connection. Once this has been done press triangle and change the option Disabled.

6) Delete all of the system's Internet cache. To do this scroll along the cross media bar until you reach the 'Network' tab, now scroll up / down the list until you reach the 'Internet Browser', highlight this and press X. Once you browser opens press the triangle button once, from the new menu highlight the 'Tools' option and press X. Scroll down the menu until you reach 'Delete Cookies' and press X. Confirm the files deletion. Repeat this for 'Delete Cache'.

7 ) Turn off the PS3 screen saver. Use the cross media bar to scroll to 'Settings', select 'Display Settings'. Now highlight 'Screensaver' and set this to 'Do not use'.

8 ) Once this has been done, manually restart you PS3 by holding down the power button for 5 seconds it will beep once and then shut down. Release the power button and re-press it and hold for about 5 seconds. The system will then boot and reset all display settings. You will be prompted to reset your display settings to how you require them.

9) Once restarted please try the game again, you will be prompted to reinstall.

Once the game has started please turn off the following features:

1) The game's auto-save. Press Start, Game, and locate the Auto-save option. Turn this off.

2) Turn off the game's flicker filter. Press Start, Display and locate the Flicker Filter option. Turn this off.

3) Turn off the controller vibration feature. Press Start, Controls and locate the vibration option. Turn this off.

If that doesn't solve the problem, Take-Two allows tech support users to reopen their cases within seven days.

As for Sony, earlier today, a representative with the company confirmed a 'freezing' issue with GTAIV on "a limited number of PS3s." He added that Sony has received "an extremely low volume" of complaint calls to its customer service line, and that it is working with all concerned parties to pin down and fix the issue.

Microsoft has not yet responded to GameSpot's inquiries on problems with the Xbox 360 edition of the game. GameSpot editors have yet to receive a response to a Take-Two tech support ticket filed for that version of the game.

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 i have a 60gb launch console, and no problems here!
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problem fixed ps have a update for the game when you play it seems to be the fix as connected to the internaet now and no probs
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