GTA IV Q&A and tech Info
Hello peeps been a while since i was last on here because ive been busy with work so ermmm though id post this up for Xbox 360 and PS3 users who are going to get this game on tuesday, some general info and some help if you encounter tech issues with the game courtesey of you local Rockstar QA/QC Rep PHiLCORE:
What ports will be used for online play for both PS3 & XB360?
only uses port 3074(UDP).
uses ports 6672(UDP), 8001(TCP), 28900(UDP), 27900(TCP).
For access to Playstation Network the following ports are used:
3478, 3479, 3480
How much HDD space will the PS3 version take up?
What is the official stance on downloadable content? And how far do we support this?
There will be two episodes released as downloadable content. One will be released this year, the other in 2009. They will be exclusively available through Xbox Live.
What HD resolutions does the game support (PS3/XB360)?
Xbox 360: 1080p, 1080i, 720p, 480p, 480i
PAL 50 and PAL 60 are supported
PS3: 1080p, 720p, 576p (16:9 wide screen), 576i, 480p (16:9 wide screen), 480i
Only PAL 60 is supported
Note: to enable 1080p on the PS3 the user must select custom under display settings on the PS3 dashboard and only tick the 1080p box. This will force the game to boot in 1080p. If the display settings are set to automatic the game will boot in 720p, NOT in 1080p.
Is there going to be an official H&T guide? And where will it be available from?
Yes, Brady Games will do an H&T guide. It will be available from game shops.
Here is the complete list of achievements and are there are no know issues with any of them.
Fed The Fish - You completed the mission "Uncle Vlad" (5G)
Driving Mr. Bellic - You unlocked the special ability of Roman's taxi (10G)
Off The Boat - You have completed the first mission (5G)
One Hundred And Eighty - In a darts game score 180 with 3 darts (10G)
Pool Shark - Beat a friend at pool (10G)
King of QUB3D - Beat the High Score in QUB3D (15G)
Finish Him - Complete 10 melee counters in 4 minutes (15G)
Genetically Superior - Come first in 20 single player street races (25G)
Wheelie Rider - Do a wheelie lasting at least 500 feet on a motorbike (30G)
Gobble Gobble - Score 3 strikes in a row, a turkey, in 10-pin bowling (10G)
Rolled Over - Do 5 car rolls in a row from one crash (30G)
Walk Free - Lose a 4 star wanted rating by outrunning the cops (50G)
Courier Service - Complete all 10 package delivery jobs (10G)
Retail Therapy - Unlock the special ability of buying guns from a friend (10G)
Chain Reaction - You must blow up 10 vehicles in 10 seconds (20G)
One Man Army - Survive 5 minutes on 6 star wanted level (40G)
Lowest Point - Complete mission "Roman's Sorrow" (5G)
Order Fulfilled - Complete all 10 Exotic Export orders (10G)
Manhunt - Complete the most wanted side missions from the police computer (15G)
Cleaned The Mean Streets - Capture 20 criminals through the police computer (20G)
It'll Cost Ya - Complete a taxi ride without skipping from one island to another (5G)
Sightseer - Fly on all helicopter tours of Liberty City (5G)
Warm Coffee - Successfully date a girl to be invited into her house (5G)
That's How We Roll! - Unlock the special ability of helicopter (10G)
Half Million - Reach a balance of $500,000 (55G)
Impossible Trinity - Complete mission "Museum Piece" (10G)
Full Exploration - Unlock all the islands (20G)
You Got The Message - Deliver all 30 cars ordered through text message (20G)
Dare Devil - Complete 100% of the unique stunt jumps (30G)
Assassin's Greed - Complete all 9 assassin missions (20G)
Endangered Species - Collect every hidden package in the game (50G)
Under The Radar - Fly underneath the main bridges in the game that cross water with a helicopter (40G)
Dial B For Bomb - Unlock that special ability of phoning for a bomb to be placed (10G)
Gracefully Taken - Complete mission "I'll Take Her" (10G)
Liberty City (5) - After meeting all possible friends, the ones left alive all like you above 90% (20G)
No More Strangers - Meet All Random Characters (5G)
That Special Someone - Complete Mission "That Special Someone" (10G)
You Won! - Complete the final mission (60G)
Liberty City Minute - Complete the story missions in less than 30 hours (30G)
Key To The City - Achieve 100% in "Game progress" statistic (100G)
Teamplayer - Kill 5 players who are not in your team, in any ranked multiplayer team game (10G)
Cut Your Teeth - Earn a personal rank promotion in multiplayer (5G)
Join The Midnight Club - Win a ranked multiplayer race without damaging your vehicle too much and with damage enabled (10G)
Fly The Co-op - Beat our time in ranked versions of "Deal Breaker", "Hangman's NOOSE" and "Bomb da Base II" (15G)
Taking It For The Team - Be on the winning team in all ranked multiplayer team games (10G)
Top Of The Food Chain - Kill 20 players with a pistol in a ranked multiplayer death match (10G)
Top Of The Midnight Club - Come first in 20 different ranked standard multiplayer races (20G)
Wanted - Achieve the highest rank in multiplayer (20G)
Auf Wiedersehen Petrovic - Win all ranked multiplayer variations, all races and "Cops 'n Crooks", as both sides (30G)
Let Sleeping Rockstars Lie - Kill a Rockstar developer in a ranked multiplayer match (10G)
The game is too bright / the colours are washed out / there's too much glare.
Pause the game > display options once in the sub menu you will need to turn the saturation to it's lowest level and adjust the brightness and contrast to the desired level before readjusting the saturation level to the required level.
Why cant I use the original PS2 car controls or I don't like the current control scheme.
Pause the game > Controls > Classic mode - toggle this option.
GPS mode makes the games too easy or the city is too big.
Pause the game > Display > toggle the GPS mode option as required
How do I start the multiplayer games?
In order to access the multiplayer mode you will need to pull out your mobile (press up on the d-pad) fun whilst not on a mission and select Multiplayer from the menu that appears.
What multiplayer modes are available:
Team Death match (2-8 teams)
Team Mafiya Work (2-8 teams)
Team Car jack City(2-8 teams)
Cops n' Crooks(2 teams only)
Turf War (2 teams only)
There will also be cooperative and competitive modes, although no information is available about these at present. More information can be found at: http://www.rockstargames.com/IV/multiplayer
Where can I access the SIXAXIS menu?
It is located in the pause menu > Controls > selecting SIXAXIS brings up a submenu which allows the player to enable motion controls for various actions.
How do the SIXAXIS features on the PS3 controller work?
When in a helicopter you can control the pitch and roll of the craft.
When on a bike you can use pitch and roll to pull of wheelies and stoppies as well as leaning.
When on a boat you use it to steer and control the trim of the engines.
When in a vehicle you can use the pitch and roll to control the orientation of the vehicle when in mid-air.
When using weapons you can use it to quickly reload by pitching the controller up and down in quick succession
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Also I had a little bit of a play on it today while sorting stuff out in the office, heres a little review nothing deep just some bits and bob
Managed to get a few hours in today of gameplay when I was in work in between sortting everything out before tuesday (call it the calm before the storm) ermmm had a bash on PS3 and 360 noticable differences, PS3 looks nicer and the draw distance is slightly better but because of this frame rate struggles sometimes but its hardly noticable, the 360 version as i said its virtually like splitting hairs to compare the 2 but the controlls feel easier on the 360 and it does seem to run smoother, up to now ive just done a tour of the areas available to explore.
Generally other things to report are that you feel like you have alot more control of what is going on with your character and vehicles during gameplay, although depending what car your in things can sometimes slide out of control and get pretty annoying making you crash into a wall at full speed and go flying through your windshield which is a blast unless your not taking much notice of your health then you die (seemed to happen to me alot today but it is fun ) didnt have a go of many guns apart from the pistol but still good fun the new aiming mode is pretty top notch, I thought it was going to be halo-esc but it isnt it makes it its own, police (pigs) are a nightmare in this one, if you run a toll youll get a star on you they are also pretty harsh instead of been able to fight them off like in other games they can usually grab you before you have the chance and put a gun to your head but if youve been a naughty boy expect to get shot up big style even if your in a car, ohhh getting back onto the cars get ready for some drool worthy crashes its not exactly burnout but the realtime damage on cars is awsome!
Anyways ill shut up ive tried to give you a brief run through of things ive came across and ive tried my best not to ruin things for you all by spoiling sh!t.
So yeh hope you all enjoy on tuesday and get some marley funk tuned in on the car radio!
The PS3 version takes up 3500mb? Christ, I read it was only 35 or 3.5mb. Ah well, doesn't make any difference tbh. (To me at least :P).
damn that much space the install will take awhile
This is great, dude! I've posted it on the homepage ;)
Glad to hear you can switch the controls to classic mode :). It wouldn't feel 100% right without the controls we're all used to for GTA imo.
you missed free roam out on the multiplayer options, its still in right?
Won't be the same as downloading and installing from the PS Store, since the data will be coming right from the disc.
Erm there should be 1080i support on PS3 as its states on the back of the box. If not I'm screwed until I get a new TV.
It's supported, IGN's new screenshots today were 1920x1080 ;)
yeah is there 1080i support?
My Tv's max resolution is 1080i, no progressive scan
The install takes around 7 and a half minutes.
If your TV doesn't support 1080p, then it probably has a native resolution of LESS than 1920x1080, meaning you are best to play in 720p. My TV supports 1080i, but it downscales the image and the fact that it's interlaced means that I would get effectively half the framerate compared to 720p.
720p > 1080i for gaming.
All the games i have for the ps3 are 720p only, so i can't play in full 1080p so haven't experienced anything thats True HD yet :dy:
don't know about xbox360s though
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