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Old 05-03-2008, 06:06 AM   #31
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Originally Posted by Bizi Jones View Post
nah the game isn't 1080p...I read somewhere its running at 630p...but that's from a post of a post..

anyways, wicked game, haven't tried online, and barely into the game but like RC said, really well developed game ...

game froze up once in the opening scene, nothing catastrophic, been fine ever since...

anyways, back to gta
Yeah that's right, 630p. Interesting though, but still they said the PS3 graphics run a bit smoother.

I have the 60GB version of the PS3 and hadn't had it lock up yet.
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Old 05-03-2008, 06:32 AM   #32
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Yeah that's right, 630p. Interesting though, but still they said the PS3 graphics run a bit smoother.

I have the 60GB version of the PS3 and hadn't had it lock up yet.
Well, its odd that the PS3 allows for native 1080p display - *shrug*
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Old 05-03-2008, 12:47 PM   #33
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eh, I think if u force 1080p, uncheck all other options then it'll upscale to 1080p...which according to some looks better

and omg is this city huge or what...I have the hardest time knowing where I am going, NY just opened up and I end up taking cab rides everywhere cause I hate getting lost all the time...
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Old 05-03-2008, 02:36 PM   #34
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well the game froze up and won't even load my last mission save...some ppl are saying if u disable internet connection then it should load... worthless Rockstar
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Old 05-03-2008, 02:56 PM   #35
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Still no probs on my 360
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Old 05-03-2008, 04:24 PM   #36
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**oops, duplicate post**

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Old 05-04-2008, 12:06 AM   #37
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Originally Posted by MidEngine4Life View Post
Still no probs on my 360
And no problems on my PS3

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well the game froze up and won't even load my last mission save...some ppl are saying if u disable internet connection then it should load... worthless Rockstar
I am betting the last "autosave" is corrupt, and/or your harddrive is almost full and the 3GB install is fragmented.

I make a habit of deleting unneeded/wanted stuff from my PS3 harddrive before installing/running these new big games.

The same sort of maintenance you do with PC's.

Perhaps thats why I have not had the issues that others have experienced.

Why not delete unwanted crap, free up some space - then delete the install files for GTA4 and rerun the game.

You might also want to make a habit of saving your game and not only relying on the "autosave'. Then make backups of your save game on a USB stick.

Good luck.

BTW, last night there was a French Connection style mission that has you chasing an elevated train by car - then offing the gangsters as they left the station - tonights highlight was taking down some Strip Club thugs...

They ran out the back and tried to get away in the their blinged out pearl white Escalade EXT on 22"s... but their progress was slowed when I emptied a Mac10 clip into the driver and dragged the passanger out and convinced him it was time to get out of the Titty Club game - right there in broad daylight.

The scene, complete with screaming witnesses running, the New York skyline in the background and a white Escalade half up on the sidewalk, driver slumped over the wheel, windshield all pock marked by gun fire and the passanger door open with the a thug laying in a pool of his own blood really underlined the age restrictions they placed on the game.

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Old 05-04-2008, 11:03 AM   #38
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nope, like I said, it seems that by logging out of psn the game loads fine...that's the current fix...until rockstar comes out with some sort of update

its been working fine since
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Old 05-04-2008, 02:54 PM   #39
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nope, like I said, it seems that by logging out of psn the game loads fine...that's the current fix...until rockstar comes out with some sort of update

its been working fine since
I think logging in to PSN is not the real cause, as when the game starts up, it does nto appear to be making any network calls - I mean, it has no reason to.

My vote is on fragmented game install.

I have managed toduplicate this issue and fix now.

I filled up the drive with rubbish, and reinstalled GTA4 and it takes an age to start - or kust locks up.

If I free up space, then install the game, it runs ok.

On my system at least, there appears to be a direct correllation to drive freespace (and probably then also fragmenttation) and the success of loading the game.



**More Discovered Attention to Detail**

Anyway, back to the game - there is clever attention to detail (that I dont recall from the little time I spent on GTA3) that makes it very interesting - one of the first times I jacked a 69 Camaro in downtown, I wanted to do a rolling burnout through Times Square.

So I stood on the brakes, and powerbraked into a great smoeky burnout... and then was admiring the chaos with the arious camera angles - but as I went to leave a nice r=ubber strpe, the tyres burst - hehe

First one then the other - but essentially I had corded the tyres and was now on the rims sparks flying everywhere.

These little touches make the difference I think.

BTW - what are the fraking glowing pigeons for? Just racking up kills?

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Old 05-04-2008, 09:33 PM   #40
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detail: i got into a wrecked car during a chase and realized that my front left tierod was broken. it was kind of fun trying to out run the cops with it... but i did... very fun!!
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Old 05-05-2008, 12:04 AM   #41
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ok i got the game finally...

and

OMFG!!!! ITS AMAZING i couldnt belive how detailed the game is.. im playing in 1080p and its fine. but alittle blocky.

Multiplayer is amazingly fun lol But very very slow where i can get to 2 fps... so yea BUT non the less chasing 20 of your mates around in a helicopter is fun

Now i let some guy live that was hanging off a roof. And thats about where im upto atm
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Old 05-05-2008, 02:02 AM   #42
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heh, I guess all that porn on there was not helping the game....evidently
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Old 05-05-2008, 06:47 AM   #43
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heh, I guess all that porn on there was not helping the game....evidently
Who needs pr0n on the PS3 when you can get virtual head from $20 street hookers in GTA4?
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Old 05-05-2008, 08:07 AM   #44
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Damn, the "Three Leaf Clover" job was CRAZY!!!
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Old 05-05-2008, 11:26 PM   #45
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any suggestions on how to stop the damn train in the Puerto Rican connection...do u need to shoot it in a special way...cause following it is almost impossible...

nm, figured it out

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