Some Playstation 3 owners are having difficulties starting the game or loading saved games. The fix? Deactivating the PS3's online connection.
1sT. No on-line...eh. Thats too bad hope you guys get a patch this game is amazing on-line. (sinister laugh and powers up 360 for some on-line GTAIV)
ha ha hah " powers up 360 to cook breakfast" ha ha hah
Funny, because I have been playing it online. 1. Sign out of PSN 2. Start game 3. Select multiplayer 4. Game will force you to sign in 5. ??? 6. Profit.
Me too. It`s so good online, just running around in free mode w/friends is great.
ha ha "powers up 360 and gets RROD"
I wonder when a fix will come around for the 360? At least we know where Rockstar has their priorities.
@1.5 The Xbox 360 version doesnt have near the scale of problem as this. Odds are, the Xbox 360 problems are just bad discs (normal) -- while the widely reported PS3 is an actual *problem*, hence this frenzy to figure out what the problem is *on the PS3*. Of course the "priority" is to fix the broken PS3 implementation, because there isnt a problem on the Xbox 360.
To say there isn't a problem on the Xbox 360 is clearly being naive and we all know your a fanboy to start off, your gonna miss cheerleader practice n4.
It use to freeze with me when I was signed into psn. I tried today and it worked. I wasnt missing anything though, I think online is sh!t.
and believe me, it runs smooth as silk. no hiccups, lock ups or anything. i think it's clear now that the problem is ps3 centered. @ nbsmatambo, you and your 7 agreers should be in the creche(open zone), which is that way----> all the other kids dwell there!
how is the problem PS3 centered when its obvious that both system owners are suffering the same problem -.-.... i just replied to ASSASYNS comment so dont get all pumped up lol and FYI its only 5 disagrees =p, which is the same as u... (cant say that for ur agrees tho =D)
Reinstalled and its now fine. Also deleted some old demos and stuff. No more problems. And yeah the free online thing is a gem. P.S. Software patches are easy. Hardware patches aren't so.
Only people claiming that are Sony fans trying to defend their system. The fact is the problem is a THOUSAND times worse on PS3. Like other commenters have said the 360 version problems are RARE while the PS3 version has 2 systematic issues. First the cache crashing issue and second the PSN lock up issue. You'll say I'm lying but I do own both versions. I'm a total GTA fan and wanted to be able to play with my friends on both PSN and XBL. I've played over 20 hours single player and maybe 10 hours in multiplayer on 360 and had no problems. Maybe a couple of minor pop ups but no lock up issues. Haven't had any cache crashes on PS3 but I've only played like 3 hours single player... Tried to get online with my PSN friends all week and it locks up everytime unless its like 1am in the morning. Tried the work arounds like logging out of PSN before launching the game... Well that one lets you get into single player atleast but soon as you fire up multiplayer from the phone it locks up again. How many games have to launch with broken PSN functionality before you people start pointing the finger at Sony rather than the developers? COD4 - MP broken for first week Rainbow Six Vegas 2 - MP broken for first week Team Fortress 2 - MP broken for weeks after launch MGSO Beta last for 2 seconds on launch day Playstation Store update can't load images for 2 weeks after launch GTA IV - MP broken still 6 days and counting Why don't you refute what i've said? You can't so you'll throw out RROD and make jokes. Its plain clear as day.... OWNED
I never had a problem with my ps3 version.I like how he said powered up you can hear the roar of the fans starting to spin while it's powering up lol.
well i had the issue of it not wanting to load on my 20gb or my 80gb. then i read about this in the offical ps fourm and what do ya know it worked. this really pisses me off as i bought the ltd ed. and i didnt spend that type of money to have so many issues with the game. wel at least i can plpay single player until a patch comes out.
Who is this Roody Poo ? Whooooooo !!!!!!!!
After i signed up with Rockstar social club So then i signed out of PSN and it worked fine And then i had to change my email on my PSN account to get it to load again when signed in and it works fine again So my problem happened after i signed with R* Social club and the R* account wouldn't let me change my email address on there so thats why i changed it on my PSN account
I have the 60GB PS3 and my Online connection is always enabled when I start up GTA4 and I don't have any freezing issues or anything when starting up saved games. And it's not like the Xbox 360 isn't having some of the same issues either.
Are you using custom wallpaper? I disabled my wallpaper and theme and so far everything is working fine.
Many who have experienced this problem, have reported that they use a wireless router to connect their PS3 online. Thats also why more PS3 owners experienced this problem and less 360 owners. Because 360 is not future proof and does not include WIFI. Most 360 owners use wired connection and it seems like in this particular instance, it worked out better for them. But who are we kidding. 2 weeks from now, Rockstar will come with a patch and all problems will be fixed. In the meantime, disable your internet connection and play the massive single player mode. By the time you finish the game, online will be fixed. In short, 360 still doesnt come with WIFI and is still not future proof. WIFI is a frikkin BLESSING. Should you be done in the next few days, just enjoy HAZE demo untill then.
yeah ur right we should just chill and play the HAZE demo
i KNOW all of you're use to waiting so that's not a biggie. Its sad really it is. I hate procrastinators and thats exactly what sony has you guys doing. you been waiting so long you don't think 2 week is long anymore. now can you really understand microsofts marketing strategy towards sony "jump in." analyse this and you to can see that ms knew that sony fans were going to wait, so it is sort of a invitation if you will for the sony who are going to continue to wait forever to jump in and play now. ms- " are you going to wait to play or are to going to 'jump in' and play the best on and offline games.
Are PS1 games compatible with PS2 memory cards ? Or do I absolutely need a PS1 memory card if I wanna save on my PS2 ?
It's been awhile but i'm pretty sure you need a PSone memory card to save. I could be wrong but i'm almost positive you do.
no there not, u need a PS1 memory card, u shouldn't of realy thrown yours away but thats not realy your fault (if you know what i mean)
You need a PSone memory card for PSone games.
I have a 20GB launch PS3 . I bought GTAIV today and have been playing it for 7 hours . no kind of problems so far.
i have a launch 20gb as well, but mine started doing this yesterday. i was pissed.
Been playing GTA IV on mine since launch day on a 60GB PS3 and have not had one single problem so far. Been running perfect. Hope they find a fix for this before it catches up to me.
http://boardsus.playstation... Some people lockup in the first cut scene...no matter what they do...some lockup randomly in the game....some lockup in the hard disc install of the game. The Logged into the Rock* Social club might be something to look at..
i have had problems with this and also getting online but i easily fixed it by canceling my demo i was downloading. after that my game worked perfectly both loading and online
Too bad mine is still freezing. Fission Mailed. The Genius has spoken.
In fact, I didn't even know there was such a thing. But I haven't had a problem playing the game since I got it, online or offline. In fact, I played online for about 2 hours yesterday. I don't know if this has anything to do with it, but my hard drive is somewhat empty. I'm only using about 10Gb of the 60. Maybe some people should try deleting a bunch of data and then reinstalling the game data again. I don't know if that will fix things, but you never know. Besides, I really doubt logging out of the PSN works considering there are a lot of people playing online.
It's HDD problems. Game data is being installed on bad sectors and the game code is too unstable to handle the missing data. Ok this isnt fact, but i reckon its close to the mark.
i swear RockStar have realy messed up this one for the PS3, its like their the only ones that can't use the PS3's hardware
Multiplatform developers can't use the full power of the PS3 hardware just for the sake that the 360 wouldn't be able to run it.
@Varsarus I can recall last gen the xbox verion of gta3 was superior to the ps2. What I am getting at is the ps3 is all spec numbers and nothing more. GTA4 for the ps3 runs at 630p you'd think it would be running at 1080p. All games play better on the 360.
The Xbox was more powerful than the PS2, it's pretty obvious considering that the PS2 was out a year before it... and the obvious "630p"...., then explain how the hell has Guerrilla Games managed to pull off Deferred Rendering with 4xMSAA @ 720p?, Heavenly Sword = 720p + 4xAA, and first/second party games are only reaching 30% of the PS3's power!!, the Burnout developers have flat out said that they couldn't use the RSX's full power, the power was restricted, and still is for multiplatform developers. I don't claim that GTA IV would of ran at 1080p, it depends on the developer's skill. and your other dumb comment about all games play better on 360, I'll leave that to my fellow PS3 fans to sort out rofl. @below "I think it depends more on the hardware and not the myth of the cell" Hardware?, that made no sense, the PS3's RAM is the fastest in the market 3.2Ghz, the 360's RAM is shared making it 2x 700Mhz = 1.4Ghz, and having shared RAM, it eats into eachothers performance, therefore affecting it, the RSX, it's 1.8TFLOPS ALONE of total performance, and did you not read that Super StarDust HD article?.... "over 10,000 active objects with physics and collisions and over 75,000 particles simulated and drawn @60fps." and they weren't even using the SPU's on the PS3 for graphical work, ALL done on the RSX ALONE. http://multiplayerblog.mtv.... and the Cell is a myth? ROFL, explain this then http://www.n4g.com/tech/New... "If you don't think Sony did everything they could do for R* on GTA4 you truly are in denial" Still, it doesn't mean that the PS3 can't handle higher resolutions...., infact, GTA IV was a port from 360 to PS3..., however, WarDevil is 1080P @ 60fps, so I don't see your point on this arguement.... and I'm in denial?, I think you are tbh, funnily enough that I found this quote on the Planet Xbox review of GTA IV. "There are considerable frame rate drops when the action becomes intense and occasional texture popping. However this has come to be expected of the hardware limitations that hold back on Rockstar’s ambition." Hardware limitations? rofl http://www.planetxbox360.co...
@Varsarus "I don't claim that GTA IV would of ran at 1080p, it depends on the developer's skill." So you are going to tell all of us that R* doesn't have the skills to develop games for the ps3, thats a laugh. I think it depends more on the hardware and not the myth of the cell. Next you going to say that in 2009 or 2010 they will figure out a way to unlock the power of the cell. The cell is a Myth all games play better on the 360. " the power was restricted, and still is for multiplatform developers." If you don't think Sony did everything they could do for R* on GTA4 you truly are in denial.
I couldent get passed the first loading screen yesterday if i was logged in to PSN, when i logged myself out SP worked perfectly. Today everything worked like it should, SP,MP all fine. Guess it was just a server problem and im happy that its fixed =)
PSN couldn't be causing the problem cus my MGO beta and Burnout.p works Excellent when am playing online
Kinda Ironic if you ask me all the problems the PS3 version is having after all the talk about this being a Sony game and all and it having a standard hardrive. Glad I picked up the 360 version. I hear people are turning in the PS3 version to grab the 360 version. If you do get online I hear most on the PS3 are only getting 5-8 people online. 360 been playing 16 players since launch.
dont be a jerk and gloat, I feel bad for ps3 owners who were forced to get gta4 for ps3
And there are a lot of PS3 users who have not problem...YOu do not know what you are talking about.....so you need to go to the open zone.
and you get a occasional warp jump of a player now and then...but other then that no drops, no major problems.
This is BS. This was the first weekend for GTA and alot of people could not log in due to internet congestion. Basically everyone was trying to log to online. Why do i think this. Well I had a bunch of my friends playing online and they kept sending me friend invites but I could not join. But they could. Which leads to the servers being packed with GTA addicts.
I just bought a brand new 40gb few days ago. The first day gta loaded up fine, but next day it doesnt load but after one or two restarts it loads up fine. sometimes on the first try. It mostly happends when I save in the safe house. anyone else have this issue
It's simple. If you want to enjoy GTAIV completely including online multiplayer/co-op, buy a 360/360 version. PS3 seems to have more then one problem that makes several errors. On the 360 I know many, many people that own GTAIV and are up and running without any problems/errors
Take your fanboy glasses off and maybe see that this problem affects both consoles? Anyway, I think I hear POG calling you, he wants his back rub. @ Below What does Snake have anything to do with it, it's game I happen to like, get over it. Next up, what a hilarious, absolutely hilarious argument "It hasn't happened to me so it can't exist!" I've played both versions, and both have lock ups, just like BOTH versions have the exact same graphics, down to a tee. Seriously, bend over and fellow steps 1 through 5 to remove your head from your ass brother. Everyone I have encountered on the PS3 who has had the problem once they turned off they're PSN, they were golden, they play GTA4, and sign back on to PSN once they choose multi-player option.
Take your fanboys glasses of (seeing your gamertagpicture being Snake, probably PS3 fan) and see that the PS3 fans have a much more hard time running the game, online or offline then the 360 fanbase. There are problems on both sides, I just notice that the large group of people that I know with a 360 and GTAIV have no problems in running the game. I have played it myself mostly online now and not one error or problem at all.
I'd love to see your evidence that there are more problems ont he PS3 than there are the 360. Did you count each thread on every website? I could say the same exact thing for the PS3 version. Online works fine, no freezes and no error codes, with the large group of people I know worldwide. Doesn't make the problems on the 360 any less severe, or the ps3. There IS a problem, and its shared by both consoles.
Dude, go check the stories on all sites, on N4G for example on GTAIV and you'll see there are more problems on the PS3.
Rockstar screwed playstation fans Didn't test ps3 version for freezes gave them blurry 640p version Sold out to M$ for exclusive xbox DLCs did they even test ps3 multiplayer??
GTA4 looks like Junk on a HDTV set, both on my PS3 and my buddies Xbox 360 overall I'm disappointed with GTA4 (and yes whether fanboy's like it or not, both versions are exactly the same for graphics, pop ups and jaggies. @ Disagree, if your gonna disagree, at least say why, GTA4 isn't actually known for it's "awesome graphics" especially GTA4.
If your gonna be a fanboy, at least admit it, lol. Don't even deny that your not a fanboy otherwise you wouldn't be here replying to every anti-PS3 comment on here. N4G'ers are a funny group of people. btw - i have both version of the game, but play the PS3 one mostly, but 360 has much better online imho
Too bad this happens on both consoles?? How am I being a fanboy about my post, this is backwards logic is it not? I'm saying GTA4 looks like junk on a HDTV and it does, low res textures comparable to san andreas in some places on a HDTV look horrible.
Ive have had a few freezes while playing the game which ive found are remidied by signing out of the PSN. The online on the PSN is therefore unplayable if your signed out. But even when you do sign in to play it online actually getting into a game is a nightmare and you can get disconnected when your actually in the process of playing online. As for the graphics i guess it depends whether you like the blur effect on the ps3 and the more faded colours. I myself think it looks better on the 360. The colours look more fuller and the game looks sharper. Couldn't give a s**t whether PS3 fans get upset because of my comment people have a right to know the truth. I have stopped being pissed off with Rockstar i personally think it's Sonys fault for giving us a Great console but without the great os/network service to back it up. I for one would pay to have a service that works. MY WEEKEND HAS BEEN RUINED BY THE PSN PROBLEMS WITH GTA4.
I am very disappointed with the graphics....and before anyone says anything Im playing on a vga monitor...xbox version does have pop ups where missing textures pop in ...I have to agree that both version are having issues but we have been on these boards to see the ps3 version is having the most...I have not seen a story about xbox fixes for freezing..this is the 2nd story on the ps3 matter. @gaming preist...sorry for your troubles man...You are a gamer i can truly feel sorry for...there should be a fix soon for you I hope dude.
Although in all honesty there should not of had these problems in the first place. Why can't we go back to the times that when games were released they worked properly......aaah fond memories
Unfortunately, no workie for me.
We all know that GTAIV is the "last" Of the mega titles until Gears2 comes out. Its no real shock that there is a constant smear campaign to try to tarnish the Image of the PS3 by claiming that IT and IT ALONE has problems with GTAIV.Because GTAIV is the last title thats going to move 360's at a beyond normal rate, Microsoft knows this. So they are in full smear mode. As Usual. I just hope that when consumers research, they see that its clear on xbox forums/gta's "official" site, that people with 360's have a myriad of problems with GTAIV as well as RROD failures. My Launch 60gb works fine, thats not to say that PS3/360 owners aren't having problems. But there is definitely some unforseen problem that is causing this. The game runs so incredibly well, its hard to believe that Rockstar would knowingly let the game out with the problems that the 360 and the PS3 are having, so whos to say what it is right now? I know one thing for sure, the PS3's "Problems" can be sorted out with a simple patch from rockstar once they figure out the issue. The 360's Hardware failure, cant. Now its apples and oranges, GTAIV's problems and Hardware failure. BUT since the media(Kotaku) Has decided to make it a strike against the PS3 as a game system because of a select group of users that are having problems, You have to compare the two. By now consumers are used to delays and problems with launch Items. XBL down the entire christmas holiday, and im sure it didn't scare anyone away from the 360. GTAIV with problems that the ps3/360 have will more than likely be overlooked as well when they are solved. Gamers have no long term memory.
Fanboys Mart, n4user1, vagu1sh --> Open Zone is there, use it you idiots. I've been playing the PS3 version (which I bought over the 360 version because I only use 360 for XBLA because it has no games I want) all week and have had 1 problem, which I quickly took care of. The FUD is not appreciated, especially whenever everyone knows what the problem is - the way the game connects to Rockstar's online service. So, yeah, whatever.
you sony fans kill me. any and all negative official posts you always spinning it as though the 360 is in some way connected to the post.
No credibility..same goes for saying your a ps3 owner.
I own a Wii as well, but I'm not about to readily print my tags on public sites.
bought back in February 2007, and so far i haven't had any problems with GTAIV. i haven't played it online much (i logged on for a few minutes launch day just to give it a look see, but it's been all single player for me). i feel bad for the folks that are having issues, and i hope my copy doesn't freak out on me anytime soon (i'm only 32% done with the game, after about 20+ hours of playtime, so far). it's not like Rockstar isn't trying to figure out what this issue is. and to the 360 fanboys here: get a life, the 360 has PLENTY of problems of it's own, GTAIV related and otherwise.
Your gonna encounter the problem sooner or later, I beat GTA4 in about 28 hours or so, took me almost 40 to get to 90% done, but the first time I turned off my PS3 and turned it back on boom, it hit me Lock ups left and right, I quit game which coincidentally restarted my PS3 and had to turn off PSN it worked after that but you will eventually encounter it if they don't release a patch monday that is, I'm using the 40GB btw.
WHAT'S with the disagrees? it's true, i haven't had any GTAIV problems yet. it's also true that i've had my PS3 since February '07. it's true that Rockstar are looking for a solution to both consoles. it's true that i feel bad for the folks that are having this issue. it's true that the 360 has more than just GTAIV related issues plaguing it at the moment (ie, the Red Rings, and odd video card failures, which have happened to two of my friends, and my nephew) it's also true that the pathetic 360 fanboys thrashing this thread need to get a life (actually, ALL fanboys need to get a life, but for this thread specifically, there's no need for the 360 fanboys to try and cause sh*t here. their console isn't flawless either). what's there to disagree about? i'm not saying i'll never get this PS3 issue, but it seems to be tied to playing online, which i have no interest in doing at the moment (i play GTA games for the story mode, the multi-player stuff, while awesome, just isn't on my plate at the moment. after i beat the campaign mode, and if i'm still in the mood for GTAIV goodness, i'll dabble in the multi-player). i haven't experienced the issues, and it's possible that i won't. i've turned the console off and on repeatedly. i've played online for a few minutes. i've signed in and out of my PSN during play; NO PROBLEMS for me at the moment. if it happens, it happens, and i know Rockstar are working on isolating the issue and fixing it, but at the moment, i'm not going to lose sleep over the possibility that it might freeze or lock up on me.
While being connected. 3 of my friends yesterday were having this problem. I could tell when their names kept popping on and off on my screen. I told them to play the game while logged off and they all played continuously throughout the day. I on the other hand havent had any problems, but thanks to N4G I get to let them know how to fix their problem.