Grand Theft Auto IV

Started by sjefen, April 27, 2008, 11:39:54 am

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Will you buy GTA IV?

Yes. (On PlayStation 3)
Yes. (On Xbox 360)
No. Never liked the GTA series
What is GTA IV?
No. I'm on the Planetside team and don't have time for this right now

Ironshirt

As long as I'm informed correctly, Rockstar is currently working on the framerate issues of PS3. They are preparing a patch to solve this problem.


I don't know if you want to try this(or already know this), but Rockstar released a workaround to solve some issues.
No plan if it works...     and I don't want to try because this workaround is longer than several game's manuals   :D :D :D

For those who want to try:

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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.



sjefen

May 06, 2008, 01:19:47 pm #16 Last Edit: May 06, 2008, 01:51:49 pm by sjefen
Ironshirt - Where did you find this. Can you give me a link? I tested it a few minutes ago, but it didn't work.



EDIT - Never mind. I found it, but this was not meant to fix the framerate issues. It was a workaround
for some freezing issues...  which I don't have... eh.

I really hope Rockstar release a fix for the framerate issues very soon. I hate playing games that I don't feel are finished.
Especially games I really like.
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Seth

patch available for PS3 today...

sjefen

May 07, 2008, 04:01:09 pm #18 Last Edit: May 09, 2008, 07:22:47 am by sjefen
Quote from: seth93 on May 07, 2008, 12:40:14 pmpatch available for PS3 today...


Quote from: IGN"Rockstar Games has released a GTA IV patch for Playstation 3 today that prevents Gamespy's servers from being overloaded and therefore reduces the impact on those servers that were causing the game to stutter and lock up," a statement said. "This update will ensure that everyone will experience Grand Theft Auto IV the way it was intended. We apologize for the inconvenience this has caused."


So this is only a fix for the online problems. I have tested it and can confirm that it doesn't fix the frame rate issues.
Maybe there is something funny with my PS3 ???
ArtStation: https://www.artstation.com/royalt

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X
32,0 GB RAM
GeForce GTX 1060 6GB