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MadBoy 05-02-2008 09:22 PM

Hello guys,

Today i just bought a ps3 (40gb) along with GTA IV but after playng for like 20-30 mins it keeps freezing!!!! The only way to get out of it is reboot the PS3... IDK wtf is the problem?? i heard GTAIV is getting locked up for the ps3 60gb only. Do what do i do now??? who do i contact?? is it something wrong with the ps3 or the game?? please let me know

thanks in advance

randomhero 05-02-2008 09:37 PM

It is Not only the 60gb... x-play was stupid enough to say it was ONLY the Ps3... i wonder why... anyway, Mine is doing that to EXCEPT it has only froze on the Multiplayer...

Shadow Conception 05-02-2008 09:38 PM

Reinstall GTA4 data file.

Mine hasn't frozen yet, but considering how bad my luck is, I'm anticipating it soon.

BrittTastic 05-02-2008 09:41 PM

Mine is freezing on the multiplayer too. Anyone know how to fix it (if there is a way)?

Buddah_Lova 05-02-2008 09:43 PM

sign out of psn and disable the internet connection. there will be NO MORE freezes.

JacKtEk 05-02-2008 09:43 PM

Hey, I was having problem a little bit ago, and I did exactly this.

First goto System Settings, then goto Restore PS3.. only do the "QUICK FORMAT" this is what I did atleast, let it format, reinstall GTA and it should work.. It did for me atleast. Loaded my old save data and everything! good luck!

Shadow Conception 05-02-2008 10:59 PM

Quick Format deletes everything on your PS3, so be aware of that before you decide to follow his instructions.

MadBoy 05-03-2008 05:46 AM

thanks guys ...what is the problem tho? is it the game? because we bought it so early? will later games have this problem 2?

.:nemesis:. 05-03-2008 05:51 AM

There's a few remedies in this thread if it's the same problem you're having...

the punisher 05-03-2008 08:06 AM

Disconnecting the ethernet cable should do the trick. Close all internet connections going to the PS3, then try it again. Rumor is that R* put some sort of application in the game where, if an internet connection is available, it would first sign on to R*'s servers before loading. Due to the huge strain on the network, nobody can get past it. Disconnecting it automatically makes the game load without trying to connect to R*. This is also why this issue is found in both the 360 and the PS3, but less on the 360 since the network is better.

sh4dy15 05-03-2008 11:32 AM

The Punisher is right. For playstation 3 you don't even have to disconnect the ethernet cable just turn off PSN auto sign in so your not connected to the internet. Mine froze like 3 times in a row last night and i saw online someone wrote that if u sign off the PSN it should go and it did for me and i had no problems. Don't know if its going to help everyone but it worked for me. Good Luck :)

Jonny98 05-04-2008 02:31 PM

Yes well its been happening to everyone with ps3... worldwide so not much u can do.. My xbox online is working perfectly.. but i feel for u ps3 guys too..

ZiggY 05-06-2008 02:17 AM


Originally Posted by Jonny98 (Post 1793678)
Yes well its been happening to everyone with ps3... worldwide so not much u can do.. My xbox online is working perfectly.. but i feel for u ps3 guys too..

It happens on both systems..

Q3ark 05-06-2008 05:48 AM

I thought they fixed this as i had been having the same problems. Only lasted about 24 hrs tho it now woks fine, even when conected to PSN.

the punisher 05-06-2008 05:55 AM

R* still hasn't released a patch. My guess is, the online servers got better so even though the game still tries to connect to PSN when it's not on multiplayer, it doesn't cause the freezing as the servers have been improved.

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