Former Rockstar North Head Suing The Company For $150M

It’s hard to find someone who has not heard of or played the Grand Theft Auto games, some played the original top down games while others enjoyed the series when it went 3D. One person who isn’t too keen on the name though is former Rockstar North head of the series creator who is now suing the company.

The former Rockstar North head, Leslie Benzies, took a sabbatical back in September 2014 but it was only in January that reports emerged stating that Benzies had left the company. A transcript of the call showed that Strauss Zelnick, CEO of Take-Two, said on a call that Benzies not only went on sabbatical but decided to not return to Rockstar games. As with all these tales, Benzies statement within his lawsuit claims that when he returned to work on April 1st, 2015, his key had been deactivated. After security gave him access, he was then “ordered to leave by Rockstar North office manager without reason”.

In a statement provided by Christopher Bakes, partner at the Law firm Locke Lorde LLP, that during his sabbatical, Benzies “discovered numerous deceptions on the part of Take-Two, Rockstar, Rockstar North Ltd, Sam Houser and Dan Houser, who sought to force him out of the company and terminate his portion of royalty payments based upon arbitrary actions by the company’s royalty Allocation Committee, a committee that may or may not have actually ever met”.

While these are serious claims, the figure that these unpaid royalties add up to is over $150 million, a small sum for large companies but if the allegations turn out to be true, the damage could be much higher.

Red Dead Redemption 2 to be Announced at E3?

According to rumour, Rockstar is set to reveal its sequel to Wild West open world shooter Red Dead Redemption at E3 this Summer. I know, we’ve been here before: the very same report emerged around the same time last year, and nothing happened. But, according to a Fraghero source, Red Dead Redemption 2 has been in secret production for years and is due for release in 2017.

“Fraghero received an email from a reader who wishes to remain anonymous claiming that the game has been in development for over 4 years and is in fact called Red Dead Redemption 2: Legends Of The West,” the post reads. “He also claimed that the game will be coming out in the fall of 2017 and Rockstar Games is going to announce it during E3 (which takes place in June) this year. He informed us that the game is going to contain more than one playable character and feature a much bigger open world than the last Red Dead title.”

We do know that Rockstar intends to produce a sequel to the critically-acclaimed game at some point, with Strauss Zelnick, CEO of Take-Two, revealing last year:

“I pretty much know the ones that I can assure you are permanent. It’s obvious that GTA is a permanent franchise as long as we keep delivering this incredible quality; it seems quite obvious that Red Dead is a permanent franchise, again with the same caveat, or Borderlands, for example, and NBA and others.”

This latest rumour, unverified as it is, could well be a fabrication, but that doesn’t mean RDR2 won’t be revealed at E3. Even a stopped clock is right twice a day.

GTA V’s Michael Unaware of Any Single Player DLC Plans

Grand Theft Auto V is one of the most successful games of all time and has a huge following across various platforms including PC, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Rockstar’s ability to create a vibrant, entertaining world and larger than life characters is a magical formula with endless replayability. GTA IV’s overly serious tone was fairly polarizing and many fans of the open world genre struggle to replay the game for long periods. In contrast to this, GTA V’s dark humour, and dynamic between three very different characters is fantastic and creates such a wonderful experience.

Now that the game has been out for some time, players are yearning for a new story via downloadable content. However, according to Ned Luke, who voices Michael, this might not be happening for some time, and isn’t really on Rockstar’s agenda:

“EVERYBODY wants single player DLC…I know NOTHING about that. Don’t know when it’s gonna happen or even IF it’s gonna happen. But I do know the boyz are gonna try to get out to some conventions this year so we can finally meet so many of our fans that we have been unable to meet in the past.”

Either that, or he’s contractually obliged to not disclose any information about future DLC. This makes sense given the industry’s use of embargoes to protect against unwanted leaks. As a single player gamer, I’d love to see Rockstar focus on a new story-driven campaign as the online aspect of GTA V doesn’t really interest me. On the other hand, the multiplayer is extremely popular and might be a more profitable venture as the costs of voice recording and new cut-scenes is very expensive. Whatever the case, I’m sure Rockstar has something planned to expand the game’s longevity.

Are you a fan of GTA Online, or would you prefer to see some story DLC?

Data Miners Find Evidence of Forthcoming GTA V Story DLC

A group of reputable data miner have made the exciting yet surprising discovery that a single-player story DLC for Grand Theft Auto V is imminent, reports GTA5Cheats. LondonTown2004, an experienced data miner with a strong reputation in scripting circles, dug out some new files which look set to act as a framework for a new DLC management system, specifically for the game’s single player mode.

The data mined files are, as of yet, not installed with the game, but instead are accessible via Rockstar’s QAB server, making their retrieval by LondonTown2004 just a tiny bit illegal, but who cares about the law when we get to find out there’s more GTA V en route?

LondonTown2004 was able to use the files to manually install the DLC management system, at which point he was locked out, with a screen revealing that the DLC must be purchased, suggesting the new story segment will be paid DLC. After some effort, he was able to breach the lock, at which point he found that a new DLC label had been added to the pause screen. This label opens the DLC management system, through which any purchased or activated DLC can be implemented, or possibly even turned off.

Sadly, the data mining did not uncover when the first single player story DLC will be made available by Rockstar, nor what the content of it might be. Fingers crossed that it’s soon.

There Was ‘No Intention’ to Make a Red Dead Redemption PC Version

Red Dead Redemption is one of the greatest open world games ever created and PC gamers have been longing for a PC release for many years. Sadly, it seems this was never up for consideration according to Red Dead Redemption’s lead multiplayer designer, Kris Roberts who said during a Twitch stream:

“I don’t think there was ever an intention to have a PC version of Red Dead Redemption. I was actually really shocked that they did a PC version of Grand Theft Auto V. Obviously in development, we were all PC based and had it running for win32 clients for the entire development. But as far as the licensing for the consoles and stuff, it was pretty much always going to be an X360 and PS3 title… we never really seriously talked about optimizing it for PC.”

The popularity of PC gaming has dramatically increased over the last decade so that could explain Rockstar’s initial dismissive nature towards the platform. Hopefully, the sales of GTA V on PC will provide enough encouragement to make them port the game to PC in the future. This is a possibility if Rockstar decides to make a HD remaster for the current-generation consoles.

I do find it a bit perplexing to hear Roberts’ surprise regarding Grand Theft Auto V. Firstly, the GTA franchise had strong roots on the PC and every single major release has eventually come to the platform. Not only that, PC gaming is already a resounding success and becoming more profitable than consoles. Therefore, to limit a huge title like GTA V to the consoles wouldn’t make business sense. Rockstar were very shrewd and managed to get certain customers to purchase the game on Xbox 360/PS3 then current-generation consoles and finally PC.

On another note, retail console games have a very short lifespan and years down the line, the majority of sales result in very little money due to the second hand market. PC gaming is a completely different beast with the modding community and Steam sales. I’m honestly finding Roberts’ analysis and general train-of-thought to be extremely contradictory.

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Rockstar Describes BBC GTA Drama as “Random, Made up B****cks”

Rockstar has publicly lambasted the BBC for producing a drama about the development of Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas. The production, entitled, “The Gamechangers” charts the emotions of Rockstar producer, Sam Houser and stars everyone’s favourite wizard, Harry Potter, I mean Daniel Radcliffe. Bizarrely, Rockstar wasn’t even consulted about the drama and had no involvement in the story. This seems like a massive oversight as first-hand accounts from Rockstar staff would have greatly improved the plot’s accuracy.

The drama finally aired on September 15th and Rockstar proclaimed how absurd its production was and said:

Mainstream media has always been terrible at reporting video games and this is just another example. Grand Theft Auto V was highly-publicized for being violent and becoming the most successful entertainment launch ever. The BBC could have consulted with Rockstar and made a truly-brilliant production. Instead, they opted for a haphazard approach without any major research. Rockstar has already filled a trademark lawsuit against the BBC and they only have themselves to blame.

As video-games become even more widely accepted, mainstream media will attempt to cash in on that success. Frankly, this latest attempt is rather embarrassing and doesn’t help the BBC’s cause when trying to outline the value of the license fee.

Gorgeous New GTA Mod In The Pipeline Offers Fantastic Visuals

GTA Mods are fantastic in offering players a creative, dynamic and detailed adventures with which to explore using the full powerful potential of PC gaming. This time around a new work in progress mod by the name of the Toddyhancer by Martin Bergman conveys stunning visuals which will certainly please fans of the series.

Below is a video which illustrates the very much rough test mod in action, as you can see, it’s still needs tweaking and improving considering there looks to be lighting issues which have been picked up by users.  The detail within the scenery and vehicles looks fantastic, it certainly pushes the feeling of immersion to a whole new level.

Below is another viewpoint of the mod in the form of a screenshot, Mods are known for taking a while to fine tune and creator Martin Bergman recommends that players “not go crazy” with this mod, yep, good luck with that.  He has also noted that “Its just Reshade Shaders, ENB series, simple tweaks and some tonemapping with class!”  The Mod will also in all probability won’t be compatible with GTA V Online, this is due to developer Rockstar who have taken a hard-line with modding where online use is concerned.  This is a shame as creativity should be encouraged not demonized.  

Mods are a fantastic way for fans and creative minds to recreate visuals that glossy company promotions fail to deliver.  We as gamers are told within the latest advert that these graphics will blow your shocks off, only to notice in the bottom right hand corner a sentence in size 2 font which states “these visuals are not representative of in-game footage” Do you know what really grinds my gears? the let down when you carefully place the disc into the drive only to be disappointed, I have never been let down with any title in the GTA series, but some games turn out be, well, just awful.

Hopefully this project will develop into something with even more visual eye candy.

Thank you extremetech for providing us with this information.

GTA Online Hacker With Green Hair Freaks Out Podcaster

Grand Theft Auto 5 has one amazing feature that is loved by millions of gamers and that is the online part. Play together with your friends or strangers in the awesome GTA universe. However, there is a large plaque on the game and that plaque is hackers. An issue that Rockstar doesn’t seem to care much about and certainly doesn’t do much against.

We can all agree that hacking and cheating is bad, especially in multiplayer games. The only thing you achieve is to show everybody else that you don’t have the skills to play it normally nor the morale to behave decently. But once in a while, a hacker comes along that doesn’t just create havoc, but also makes us laugh.

Nick Breckon, was playing the game online without a worry. He just wanted to have some fun. That was until weird things started to happen. Now a lot of what happens seems to be normal these days, but there were strange occurrences. At first he got a lot of money out of nowhere, then suddenly he had all weapons with maximum ammunition – for the rest, the game looked normal. A game bug, that was his first thought. But that was only until the weird psycho with green hair spawned on his back, actually piggy-backing the player, and started to stroke his neck, the GTA character’s neck that is. From there on it just got weirder and weirder and all that got turned into a podcast that is hilarious to watch all the way through. If you just want to watch the actual game footage, then you can skip forward until timeframe 10:11.

I’ll consider this 16 minutes well spent. Have you experience the annoyance of online hackers in Rockstar’s multi-million dollar game?

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Rockstar Responds to FiveM Modder Bans

It has barely been two days since Rockstar banned the people behind the already popular third-party multi-player mod made by the FiveM mod team and we could only speculate on the reason up until now. The mod that FiveM made didn’t touch Rockstar’s multiplayer part, as that is forbidden and we’ve previously got to know. Modding the single player is totally fine and we’ve seen some amazing mods already. NTAuthority, TheDeadlyDutchi, and Quasjp however got hit by the ban hammer and how Rockstar has spoken out and explained the bans to PC Gamer.

“The FiveM project is an unauthorized alternate multiplayer service that contains code designed to facilitate piracy,” Rockstar said in a statement. “Our policy on such violations of our terms of service are clear, and the individuals involved in its creation have had their Social Club accounts suspended.”

That explanation doesn’t seem to be justified in any way as the mod actually connects to Rockstars Social Club in order to verify that the user has a legal copy of the game. And yes, it does provide the ability to play on third party servers, but that in itself isn’t forbidden anywhere in the Terms of Service. It honestly just looks like Rockstar was a little bit pissed at people being able to do a better job than they did themselves. Maybe they should hire them instead of harassing them – everyone would benefit from that.

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GTA V Mods Lets You Play on Low End PCs

Do you have a low-end PC? Are you looking forward to enjoying in Los Santos in GTA V, but your PC does not let you? Fret not, Grand Theft Auto V modding community has got your back. A modder with the handle ’emirh08′ has managed compile and achieve the proper settings with file modification that will let the game run on playable frame rates (over 30 Frames-per-second) on any average system with low specifications. As the developer has mentioned that he gets over 30 fps on 1280*800 resolution with details, textures at maximum along with FXAA and Shadows enabled, reflection quality on high and Anisotropic Filtering at 8x on his 10.6″ 1080p Microsoft Surface Pro 2 Tablet which sports an Intel HD 4400 and a 4th generation 1.6 GHz Dual-Core Intel Core i5 CPU and has passive cooling.

The mod does exactly what it is supposed to because it makes the game render at playable frame rates on the systems which have lower system requirements than the officially stated note. The minimum system requirements for GTA V are –

Processor: Intel Core 2 Quad CPU Q6600 @ 2.40GHz (4 CPUs) / AMD Phenom 9850 Quad-Core Processor (4 CPUs) @ 2.5GHz
Memory: 4GB
Video Card: NVIDIA 9800 GT 1GB / AMD HD 4870 1GB (DX 10, 10.1, 11)
Sound Card: 100% DirectX 10 compatible

The modder has compiled all the presets / profiles of the settings according to the specification of your system in an archived file. The profiles vary from normal / mid-end all the way to ultra low-end configured systems.

The mod working at its best can be found in the videos below.


This video shows that this mod is not going to get you banned by Rockstar in GTA Online or Multiplayer mode. The game being played on an Intel Core 2 Duo laptop with a 7670m graphics card.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aOgIAcWjmyU

The mod can be found right here.

GTA V Mod Lets You Shoot Cars

What comes to your mind when you read “Vehicle Cannon Mod”? Yep, you got it. It’s a modification for Grand Theft Auto 5 which lets you shoot almighty vehicles at people! This trick works on any gun in the game. Before diving into the installation procedure, make sure that you are using the latest version of  Script Hook V because you may get banned by Rockstar if any of the custom scripts activates while playing multiplayer on GTA Online. Although they are fine with using them in “Director” modes and modding the single-player mode of the game as mentioned here.

Script Hook V is the library that allows to use GTA V script native functions in custom asi plugins. Staying on the latest version is important because it closes the game when a player goes Online, this is done because the game reports installed mods list to Rockstar while being in Online mode and it can end up pretty bad for players.

Installation is fairly simple, you need the latest version of ScriptHookV.dll, Asi Loader (Bundled with Script Hook) and the mod files (.asi).

  • Download ScriptHookV.dll and Asi loader (Bundled) from here.
  • Download Vehicle Cannon Mod from here.
  • Copy those files to the game’s main folder, i.e. where GTA5.exe is located.

Fire up the game, select ‘Story Mode’ and press F11 when in-game to activate the mod. Now shoot cars at folks to show them who is the boss. Press F11 again to increase the velocity and deactivate the modification.

I’ve blocked GTAV.exe in the Firewall just to be sure. Meet you all in Los Santos. Let us witness your excitement by posting comments.

GTA V Rockstar Editor Migrating Platforms

The massive GTA V has made huge waves when it hit the PC; firstly over poor installations, then hilarious mods and most recent being how Rockstar is dealing with multiplayer modders. Well, now it seems that the ‘PC exclusive’ feature of Rockstar Editor will be gracing next generation consoles by Summer.

In a Q&A session on the Rockstar Games website, the developers confirmed modified versions of the editing tool will be moving onto the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One by as soon as June.

“”The Rockstar Editor is an advanced tool requiring additional processing power so it would not be compatible with GTA V on the older systems,” Rockstar wrote, “but we are currently working on a version tailored for the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 consoles—and we hope to release that sometime this summer, or as soon as it is ready. We are also planning to bring The Lab radio station to all four consoles in a forthcoming title update. Please stay tuned for more information.”

If you are unsure what Rockstar Editor is, it allows users to take videos clips of gameplay and stitch them together; some of the results can be amazing, some not so much. Here are a few video clips to show you what can be made with a little thought.

Before watching the videos, please be aware that due to the nature of the game, there may be a presence of strong language.

https://youtu.be/trBpX46dGgc

Will you be looking forward to the introduction of the Editor to consoles? Let us know in the comments.

Thank you to ArsTechnica for providing us with this information.

First iCEnhancer Screenshots & Video Released for GTA V

One of the most famous mods for Grand Theft Auto IV was easily iCEnhancer, it brought incredible realism to the game with improved lighting and post processing effects, to name but a few of the tweaks it offered. Now the developer behind it has released the first details of how the GTA V version of this mod is progressing and it’s very impressive what has been done in just a few short weeks.

iCEnhancer released the following update via Facebook:

“The first timecycle mod for GTA V. I did that quickly though and blindly but it’s already pretty cool for the future.

I removed the DOF weird noise shit during player transition and weapon changing, reduced the fog amount, i hated it, removed the blurry background, changed the sun color to something more neutral, less brown. changed the water, and removed the post effects for each character (as you may know, each character in V has their own post-processing).

Of course we can do more but it’s a start and mostly was a test with zzcool to see what we could change using unreleased OpenIV.

GTA V TC has a lot of controls, you can change so much and it’s cool, everyone can do their own tastes easily with it. Except to see weird stuff though from some people that I know haha. :-p

But yeah, might be time I start to play the PC version a little more then.

Thanks.”

Check out the gallery below to see how great the game is looking with the currently pre-alpha mod.

The team also released the following two videos, which show how the fog has been removed from the game, water reflections have been improved, colours have been improved and more.

Given the mod is still pre-alpha, it’s already looking very impressive and we can’t wait to get our hands on the first release! We’ll update you as soon as we have more information.

No Bans for GTA V Single Player Mods

As Rockstar was banning the players who were using mods (modification like FOV mod ) on both Single-player and Multiplayer mode of Grand Theft Auto : V. This resulted in  making the gaming community quite unhappy. Players found using mods were banned for a period of 2 weeks. However, it seems that Rockstar partially fixed the situation. In a new Q&A on the Rockstar Newswire, a GTA 5 developer confirmed that players will not be banned for using single-player mods. There will not be any ban till the modification stays in action in just single-player mode.

However, Rockstar says they can’t assure that mods will not be broken by updates. They did make sure that as long as it doesn’t cross into GTA Online, the multiplayer mode of GTA V, players are safe to mod their game. Here is the full statement.

“We have always appreciated the creative efforts of the PC modding community and we still fondly remember the awesome zombie invasion mod and original GTA map mod for GTAIV PC among many other classics. To be clear, the modding policy in our license has not changed and is the same as for GTAIV.  Recent updates to GTAV PC had an unintended effect of making unplayable certain single player modifications. This was not intentional, no one has been banned for using single player modifications, and you should not worry about being banned or being relegated to the cheater pool just for using single player PC mods. Our primary focus is on protecting GTA Online against modifications that could give players an unfair advantage, disrupt gameplay, or cause griefing. It also bears mentioning that because game mods are by definition unauthorized, they may be broken by technical updates, cause instability, or affect your game in other unforeseen ways.”

This is an excellent move by Rockstar. I’m going in Los Santos to enjoy mods. Play Safe, do not use mods that messes with GTA Online. Let us know your views in comments section.

Rockstar Changes EULA to Ban GTA V Modders

With a raft of Grand Theft Auto V mods becoming available since the game’s release on PC, Rockstar has taken steps to ensure that such mods don’t impair the online component of the game, changing the end-user licence agreement (EULA) to enforce a blanket outlawing of mods. Any gamer found to be modding their copy of GTA V will be banned from online play, even if the mods are only used in single-player mode.

The revision to the EULA reads:

You agree not to:
[..] reverse engineer, decompile, disassemble, display, perform, prepare derivative works based on, or otherwise modify the Software, in whole or in part;
According to the new terms of service, unless there is a change in Rockstar’s EULA, the Grand theft Auto V modding scene, one of the biggest sell-points for the PC version, is not allowed to take off, effectively forcing players to choose between modding their game or the ability to play online.

Users on Steam have taken to demonstrating their dissatisfaction with Rockstar’s new policy by bombarding GTA V with downvotes; negative reviews for the game currently stand at 6,693 out of 36,208 total review, and that number is rising all the time.

As Valve recently learned to its chagrin, mods are a very emotive subject. Hopefully, Rockstar will at least look to some kind of compromise to its draconian policy.

Thank you WCCF Tech for providing us with this information.

FiveM, Modified GTA V Multiplayer Client Now Available

It might be an exciting day for GTA V players because another awesome mod is out. FiveM, a multiplayer modification for  Grand Theft Auto V is out for testing in Experimental builds. This is an unofficial Multiplayer client and differs from official one ‘GTA Online’ as it allows the players to have custom MODs in online session like FOV mod and what not. It relies on dedicated servers for connecting players to one another. According to them, the modification allows custom levels consisting of placed objectives around the existing map with large-scale scripting of game modes, extension scripts.

The build can be downloaded from here.

Instructions are as follows:

  •  Go to the /dist/bin/ folder and launch CitiLaunch.exe
  •  Point it to your GTAV installation directory
  •  Run CitiLaunch.exe and when you get an activation screen, press “Enter’ and Load into Online or Storymode.
  •  Once loaded in, press F6 to join an online session.

Initially, the player cap will be same as GTA: Online cap that is 32 players. It will be expanded as the modification/optimizations are done to the mod engine. There will be over 30 opponents, partners or co-conspirators and the world will also be filled with the AI vehicles, pedestrians and perhaps even animals you know and love from classical GTA. Eventually, anti-cheating measures can be deployed which will most likely get rid of a higher percentage of cheaters than Rockstar will in the game itself on PC.

Considering the current situation of Rockstar using BAN hammer on all the folks using mods on either Online or Story Mode, players should watch out and play it safe.

Thank you DSOG for providing us with this information.

Grand Theft Auto V Cars – In Real Life

Did you notice that many, if not all, of the cars in Grand Theft Auto look incredibly similar to real world cars? If you didn’t, then you may want to head out and get your eyes checked! The team over at TechReviewFeed decided to investigate and find out how much the digital and real-world cars had in common and for many of them, I’m surprised there isn’t a stack of lawsuits on the doorstep of Rockstars office, or at least more than usual.

I’m loving Grand Theft Auto V on PC, the graphics look stunning and the cars are certainly the best looking in the series so far. A mixture of high-performance sports cars seem to be littered around the game world and far more accessible than they have been in previous entries to the series. Not forgetting the stunning highways and mountain roads we have at our disposal to put each of the cars through their paces, modding, customisation, driving abilities and more; GTA V is a great game for driving fans.

The digital knock-offs of the real world cars are great, but just like we saw with Grand Theft Auto IV real cars mod, I can’t wait to see what the modding community can do with the vehicles in GTA V.

Rockstar Banning Users of FOV Mod in GTA V!

Grant Theft Auto V has been with us for a couple of weeks now and while many of us are quite happy tearing around the gameworld, both online and offline, some users have been working hard to mod the game within an inch of its life. However, there is one mod that is causing quite a stir and Rockstar seem more upset than anyone, even going as far as to ban users who have been using it!

The issue surround the games FOV mod, while this is OK for the single-player campaign, it’s not something Rockstar wants people using in the cames online component, as it could give you an unfair advantage over your enemies.

Enhancing your peripheral vision is great, but if it comes at the cost of a two-week ban, possibly even more if you repeat the offence, it may not be worth it and it’s certainly something to take into consideration before you apply the mod, or any other mod, while playing the game online.

Rockstar is sending the following email to suspect players:

Have you been enjoying GTA V on PC? Here are some mods that you can enjoy in the games single player component; Play as Los Santos Police and Animal Appocalypse

Thank you Kotaku for providing us with this information.

GTA V Animal Apocalypse Mod [NSFW]

Grand Theft Auto V hasn’t been available on PC for long, but that hasn’t stopped the modding community from working hard and creating some pretty epic mods. One of the most interesting and by far the most amusing mod I’ve seen so far, has to be the Animal Apocalypse Mod.

Cats that bring destruction and raining airplanes, rats carrying hand grenades, seagulls causing chaos in a strip club, artillery wielding monkeys, cat on motorbikes and a whole lot more; yes, this is as entertaining as it sounds! Oh and let’s not forget flying whales, you can never forget flying whales.

It hasn’t taken long for this mod to be released, so it’s pretty glitchy, but in a good way, much in the same way Goat Simulator is broken to perfection and it only seems to add to the fun of the latest mod.

There’s quite a lot of NSFW language involved in the video, so perhaps take a look over your shoulder before you hit the play button.

No doubt there are many mods on the way for GTA V and there was some truly incredible ones created for GTA IV, but which mods are you looking forward to the most?

The Mod was made possible by the Script Hook V by Alexander Blade

Grand Theft Auto V Update 2 Now Available

Rockstar has just released the latest update for Grand Theft Auto V. As we’ve seen since the game was released just last week, there have been a few bugs and performance issues that needed urgently addressing, so it’s really good to see the development team being proactive with these issues and we’re expecting more updates in the coming days and weeks to address the problems people are having.

Unfortunately, the download has only just become available, so there’s no sign of the change log just yet, but you can be certain that we’ll update you as soon as that information becomes available, not to mention testing out the game ourselves to see what impact the update has had.

What we know so far is that the update will download its self via steam. It comes in at 177MB on the Steam platform or 375MB on the Rockstar Games Social Club, although I’ve no idea why one is so much bigger than the other.

The new update is available now and will bring the game version up to v335.1

Stay tuned for more information as soon as we have it.

Have you been playing Grand Theft Auto V this week and have you been having any issues with it? Let us know in the comments section below.

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GTA V – The Way It’s Meant to Be Played – 4K and Nvidia Shield

Introduction


In September 2013, Grand Theft Auto V finally hit our screens, albeit via the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, consoles that I loved playing on, but which were kept as a lead platform for far longer than they should have been. They weren’t incredibly powerful systems to begin with and time wasn’t kind to them. The buffed up release on the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 sure looked pretty, but they still weren’t the way I wanted to play Grand Theft Auto V, not even close.

The PC release of the game was a mystery for so long, but I kept my faith. I was sure that it will be happening and it comes as little shock that I was right on the money. The only downside to the PC release was that it took so much longer than the console editions to be released. I’ve stuck to my guns and since the original console release, I haven’t played a single minute of GTA V, I don’t know the story and the only things I have seen of the gameplay are funny videos that get posted to YouTube and Reddit.

So why did I wait so long? The promise of 4K gaming, frame rates that are at least above 30, increased texture detail, longer draw distances, mods and the multitude of other graphics enhancements that PC gaming provides us. On top of that, I love my Nvidia Shield and use it to stream games around my house, the prospect of playing GTA V on a tablet while laid in bed is just too tempting. The prospect of playing it streamed to my big screen TV in 1080p at 60FPS with the graphics dialed up to ultra, even more so.

GTA V User Accounts Hacked

There has been a lot of news about the popular game GTA V since its release for the PC platform. There have been issues with drivers, download speeds from the Steam network and a whole lot more.

However, it seems as though there is now another issue spreading across the Rockstar platform. Several users have reported their accounts being hacked into and modified within the past hour.

Several people have taken to the Rockstar support forums but are yet to hear a response from Rockstar themselves. One user, song414 posted :

“Apparently 2,400+ PC GTA V accounts were compromised. It was an initial list of 198 that was leaked when my account was hacked and now another list of 2,200+ accounts was a day or so ago.”

It looks as though there are several users on the website Multiplayer Game Hacking that are selling the hacked social club accounts for $15 a piece. More forum users have claimed that they have not been able to log in successfully with the details that were leaked online to the sharing site Pastebin, though this could mean that the account details have already been changed or they are hoax details.

Rockstar has not confirmed any reports or replied to any of the forum posts on their website. We recommend you change your Rockstar password as soon as possible to prevent people getting into your precious account.

Update: We’ve had feedback from our readers that a lot of the hacking issues may be focused around Rockstar not offering a form of double verification. Those who are concerned that Rockstar haven’t replied to your reports of being hacked, keep in mind that it usually takes them up to a week to respond to tickets and that the influx of issues relating to hacking and other issues, that time could be increased.

 

Image courtesy of RockStar Games

GTA V: Barrel Full of Problems?

So following on from the username character issue we saw earlier today, it seems that another issue has reared its head. This time in the form of login errors (being the main issue).

So the main error code being presented is “ERR_GEN_ZLIB_1/2/3” and is known to affect everyone, but it only seems those that are using Rockstar Launcher are experiencing the most issues.

There are hundreds of other errors too, of which, I’ve highlighted all the errors that require you to REINSTALL the entire game. Here is a list of the error codes:

  • [ERR_NO_STEAM] – Could not detect the Steam client. Please reboot Steam and Grand Theft Auto V.
  • [ERR_NO_LAUNCHER] – Please run Grand Theft Auto V using PlayGTAV.exe.
  • [ERR_NET_WINSOCK_4] – WinSock receive error. Please reboot and restart the game. Return Code:
  • [ERR_NET_WINSOCK_3] – WinSock send error. Please reboot and restart the game. Return Code:
  • [ERR_NET_WINSOCK_2] – Invalid WinSock DLL version. Try reinstalling Windows.
  • [ERR_NET_WINSOCK_1] – WinSock error. Please reboot and restart the game. Return Code:
  • [ERR_NET_MEM] – Network error. Please reboot and restart the game.
  • [ERR_NET_EVENT] – Network error. Please reboot and restart the game.
  • [ERR_NET_ARRAY] – Network error. Incompatible versions of GTA V.
  • [ERR_MEM_VIRTUAL_3] – Game memory error. Please reboot and restart the game.
  • [ERR_MEM_VIRTUAL_2] – Out of game memory. Please reboot and restart the game.
  • [ERR_MEM_VIRTUAL_1] – Out of game memory. Please reboot and restart the game.
  • [ERR_MEM_TINY_RESIZE_2] – Game memory error. Please reboot and restart the game.
  • [ERR_MEM_TINY_RESIZE_1] – Game memory error. Please reboot and restart the game.
  • [ERR_MEM_TINY_FREE_2] – Game memory error. Please reboot and restart the game.
  • [ERR_MEM_TINY_FREE_1] – Game memory error. Please reboot and restart the game.
  • [ERR_MEM_TINY_2] – Game memory error. Please reboot and restart the game.
  • [ERR_MEM_TINY_1] – Game memory error. Please reboot and restart the game.
  • [ERR_MEM_SYSTEM] – Out of game memory. Please reboot and restart the game.
  • [ERR_MEM_SPARSEALLOC_FREE_3] – Game memory error. Please reboot and restart the game.
  • [ERR_MEM_SPARSEALLOC_FREE_2] – Game memory error. Please reboot and restart the game.
  • [ERR_MEM_SPARSEALLOC_FREE_1] – Game memory error. Please reboot and restart the game.
  • [ERR_MEM_SPARSEALLOC_ALLOC] – Out of game memory. Please reboot and restart the game.
  • [ERR_MEM_POOLALLOC_FREE_2] – Game memory error. Please reboot and restart the game.
  • [ERR_MEM_POOLALLOC_FREE_1] – Game memory error. Please reboot and restart the game.
  • [ERR_MEM_POOLALLOC_ALLOC_5] – Out of game memory. Please reboot and restart the game.
  • [ERR_MEM_POOLALLOC_ALLOC_4] – Out of game memory. Please reboot and restart the game.
  • [ERR_MEM_POOLALLOC_ALLOC_3] – Out of game memory. Please reboot and restart the game.
  • [ERR_MEM_POOLALLOC_ALLOC_2] – Out of game memory. Please reboot and restart the game.
  • [ERR_MEM_POOLALLOC_ALLOC_1] – Out of game memory. Please reboot and restart the game.
  • [ERR_MEM_MULTIALLOC_RESIZE] – Game memory error. Please reboot and restart the game.
  • [ERR_MEM_MULTIALLOC_FREE] – Game memory error. Please reboot and restart the game.
  • [ERR_MEM_MIN_ALLOC] – Out of game memory. Please reboot and restart the game.
  • [ERR_MEM_EXTALLOC_ALLOC] – Out of game memory. Please reboot and restart the game.
  • [ERR_MEM_EMBEDDEDALLOC_RESIZE_3] – Game memory error. Please reboot and restart the game.
  • [ERR_MEM_EMBEDDEDALLOC_RESIZE_2] – Game memory error. Please reboot and restart the game.
  • [ERR_MEM_EMBEDDEDALLOC_RESIZE_1] – Game memory error. Please reboot and restart the game.
  • [ERR_MEM_EMBEDDEDALLOC_INIT_1] – Out of game memory. Please reboot and restart the game.
  • [ERR_MEM_EMBEDDEDALLOC_GUARD_5] – Game memory error. Please reboot and restart the game.
  • [ERR_MEM_EMBEDDEDALLOC_GUARD_4] – Game memory error. Please reboot and restart the game.
  • [ERR_MEM_EMBEDDEDALLOC_GUARD_3] – Game memory error. Please reboot and restart the game.
  • [ERR_MEM_EMBEDDEDALLOC_GUARD_2] – Game memory error. Please reboot and restart the game.
  • [ERR_MEM_EMBEDDEDALLOC_GUARD_1] – Game memory error. Please reboot and restart the game.
  • [ERR_MEM_EMBEDDEDALLOC_FREE_3] – Game memory error. Please reboot and restart the game.
  • [ERR_MEM_EMBEDDEDALLOC_FREE_2] – Game memory error. Please reboot and restart the game.
  • [ERR_MEM_EMBEDDEDALLOC_FREE_1] – Game memory error. Please reboot and restart the game.
  • [ERR_MEM_EMBEDDEDALLOC_ALLOC] – Out of game memory. Please reboot and restart the game.
  • [ERR_MEM_CONT_3] – Game memory error. Please reboot and restart the game.
  • [ERR_MEM_CONT_2] – Out of game memory. Please reboot and restart the game.
  • [ERR_MEM_CONT_1] – Out of game memory. Please reboot and restart the game.
  • [ERR_MEM_BESTALLOC_FREE_2] – Game memory error. Please reboot and restart the game.
  • [ERR_MEM_BESTALLOC_FREE_1] – Game memory error. Please reboot and restart the game.
  • [ERR_GUI_SF_MEM_2] – Game memory error. Please reboot and restart the game.
  • [ERR_GUI_SF_MEM_1] – Game memory error. Please reboot and restart the game.
  • [ERR_GUI_MENU_VER] – Corrupt game data. Please reboot or reinstall the game.
  • [ERR_GUI_CHILD] – Corrupt game data. Please reboot or reinstall the game.
  • [ERR_GUI_ACTIVE_PANEL] – Corrupt game data. Please reboot or reinstall the game.
  • [ERR_GFX_WIN] – Failed to create window. Please reboot and make sure the graphics device is functioning correctly. System Error:
  • [ERR_GFX_STATE] – Game error. Please reboot and restart the game.
  • [ERR_GFX_SHADER_VAR] – Corrupt game data. Please reboot or reinstall the game.
  • [ERR_GFX_SHADER_TYP] – Corrupt game data. Please reboot or reinstall the game.
  • [ERR_GFX_RENDERTHREAD_TXD] – Corrupt game data. Please reboot or reinstall the game.
  • [ERR_GFX_RENDERTHREAD] – Failed to initialize thread. Please reboot and restart the game.
  • [ERR_GFX_RENDERTARGET] – Failed to create render target. Please reboot and restart the game.
  • [ERR_GFX_PFX_2] – Game error. Please reboot and restart the game.
  • [ERR_GFX_PFX_1] – Game error. Please reboot and restart the game.
  • [ERR_GFX_MORPH_2] – Corrupt game data. Please reboot or reinstall the game.
  • [ERR_GFX_MORPH_1] – Corrupt game data. Please reboot or reinstall the game.
  • [ERR_GFX_INVALID_SHADER] – Corrupt game data. Please reboot or reinstall the game.
  • [ERR_GFX_INIT] – Failed to initialize graphics device. Please reboot or reinstall latest DirectX runtime.
  • [ERR_GFX_IM] – Game error. Please reboot and restart the game.
  • [ERR_GFX_EFFECT_INVALID_STATE_5] – Corrupt game data. Please reboot or reinstall the game.
  • [ERR_GFX_EFFECT_INVALID_STATE_4] – Corrupt game data. Please reboot or reinstall the game.
  • [ERR_GFX_EFFECT_INVALID_STATE_3] – Corrupt game data. Please reboot or reinstall the game.
  • [ERR_GFX_EFFECT_INVALID_STATE_2] – Corrupt game data. Please reboot or reinstall the game.
  • [ERR_GFX_EFFECT_INVALID_STATE_1] – Corrupt game data. Please reboot or reinstall the game.
  • [ERR_GFX_EFFECT_2] – Corrupt game data. Please reboot or reinstall the game.
  • [ERR_GFX_EFFECT_1] – Game error. Please reboot and restart the game.
  • [ERR_GFX_DRAW_ROPE_2] – Corrupt game data. Please reboot or reinstall the game.
  • [ERR_GFX_DRAW_ROPE_1] – Corrupt game data. Please reboot or reinstall the game.
  • [ERR_GFX_DRAW_GLASS_2] – Corrupt game data. Please reboot or reinstall the game.
  • [ERR_GFX_DRAW_GLASS_1] – Corrupt game data. Please reboot or reinstall the game.
  • [ERR_GFX_DRAW_DATA] – Corrupt game data. Please reboot or reinstall the game.
  • [ERR_GFX_D3D_VER_1] – No DirectX 10 or 11 adapter or runtime found. Please install latest DirectX runtime or install a compatible DirectX 10 or 11 video card.
  • [ERR_GFX_D3D_SWAPCHAIN_ALLOC_2] – No DirectX 10 or 11 adapter or runtime found. Please install latest DirectX runtime or install a compatible DirectX 10 or 11 video card.
  • [ERR_GFX_D3D_SHADER_2] – Corrupt game data. Please reboot or reinstall the game.
  • [ERR_GFX_D3D_SHADER_1] – Corrupt game data. Please reboot or reinstall the game.
  • [ERR_GFX_D3D_NOFEATURELEVEL_2] – No DirectX 10 or 11 adapter or runtime found. Please install latest DirectX runtime or install a compatible DirectX 10 or 11 video card.
  • [ERR_GFX_D3D_NOFEATURELEVEL_1] – No DirectX 10 or 11 adapter or runtime found. Please install latest DirectX runtime or install a compatible DirectX 10 or 11 video card.
  • [ERR_GFX_D3D_NOD3D1X_4] – No DirectX 10 or 11 adapter or runtime found. Please install latest DirectX runtime or install a compatible DirectX 10 or 11 video card.
  • [ERR_GFX_D3D_NOD3D1X_2] – No DirectX 10 or 11 adapter or runtime found. Please install latest DirectX runtime or install a compatible DirectX 10 or 11 video card.
  • [ERR_GFX_D3D_INIT] – Failed Initialization. Please reboot and restart the game. Try reinstalling the game if this persists.
  • [ERR_GFX_D3D_DEFERRED_MEM] – DirectX error. Out of memory. Please reboot, close other applications, and ensure your computer meets the minimum requirements.
  • [ERR_GFX_D3D_DEFERRED] – DirectX error. Please ensure your video card is installed properly with the latest drivers. Check your DirectX installation and reboot your system. Return Code:
  • [ERR_GFX_CHECK_PROC_2] – Corrupt game data. Please reboot or reinstall the game.
  • [ERR_GFX_CHECK_PROC_1] – Corrupt game data. Please reboot or reinstall the game.
  • [ERR_GEN_ZLIB_2] – Failed zlib call. Please reboot or reinstall the game.
  • [ERR_GEN_ZLIB_1] – Failed zlib initialization. Please reboot and restart the game.
  • [ERR_GEN_SCENARIO] – Game error. Please reboot and restart the game.
  • [ERR_GEN_POOL_3] – Game error. Please reboot and restart the game.
  • [ERR_GEN_POOL_2] – Game memory error. Please reboot and restart the game.
  • [ERR_GEN_POOL_1] – Game error. Please reboot and restart the game.
  • [ERR_GEN_PED_VAR] – Game error. Please reboot and restart the game.
  • [ERR_GEN_PAGE_1] – Game error. Please reboot and restart the game.
  • [ERR_GEN_NAV] – Corrupt game data. Please reboot or reinstall the game.
  • [ERR_GEN_MAPSTORE_2] – Game error. Please reboot and restart the game.
  • [ERR_GEN_MAPSTORE_1] – Game error. Please reboot and restart the game.
  • [ERR_GEN_MAP] – Game error. Please reboot and restart the game.
  • [ERR_GEN_INVALID] – Corrupt game data. Please reboot or reinstall the game.
  • [ERR_GEN_INTERIOR_1] – Corrupt game data. Please reboot or reinstall the game.
  • [ERR_GEN_INPUT_2] – DirectInput failure. Please reboot and restart the game.
  • [ERR_GEN_INPUT_1] – Too many input devices. Please remove some devices and reboot and restart the game.
  • [ERR_GEN_INFLATE_2] – Game error. Please reboot and restart the game.
  • [ERR_GEN_INFLATE_1] – Game error. Please reboot and restart the game.
  • [ERR_GEN_ENT_TRANS] – Game error. Please reboot and restart the game.
  • [ERR_GEN_ENT_CONT_3] – Game memory error. Please reboot and restart the game.
  • [ERR_GEN_ENT_CONT_2] – Game memory error. Please reboot and restart the game.
  • [ERR_GEN_ENT_CONT_1] – Game memory error. Please reboot and restart the game.
  • [ERR_GEN_CUT_2] – Corrupt game data. Please reboot or reinstall the game.
  • [ERR_GEN_CUT_1] – Corrupt game data. Please reboot or reinstall the game.
  • [ERR_GEN_CODEC_1] – Voice chat codec error. Please reboot and restart the game.
  • [ERR_GAMECONFIG_1] – Corrupt game config data. Please reboot or reinstall the game.
  • [ERR_FIL_ZIP_3] – Corrupt game data. Please reboot or reinstall the game.
  • [ERR_FIL_ZIP_2] – Game error. Please reboot and restart the game.
  • [ERR_FIL_ZIP_1] – Corrupt game data. Please reboot or reinstall the game.
  • [ERR_FIL_PACK_3] – Corrupt game data. Please reboot or reinstall the game.
  • [ERR_FIL_PACK_2] – Game error. Please reboot and restart the game.
  • [ERR_FIL_PACK_1] – Game error. Please reboot and restart the game.
  • [ERR_FIL_DISK] – Game error. Please reboot and restart the game.
  • [ERR_FIL_COMMON] – Game error. Please reboot and restart the game.
  • [ERR_DEFAULT] – Fatal error. Please reboot or reinstall the game.
  • [ERR_AUD_SOUND_2] – Audio error. Please reboot and restart the game.
  • [ERR_AUD_SOUND_1] – Audio error. Please reboot and restart the game.
  • [ERR_AUD_MUSIC_INIT] – Failed to initialize audio. Please reboot and restart the game.
  • [ERR_AUD_MIXER_INIT] – Failed to initialize audio. Please reboot and restart the game.
  • [ERR_AUD_INVALIDRESOURCE] – Corrupt audio data. Please reboot or reinstall the game.
  • [ERR_AUD_INIT_2] – Failed to initialize audio. Please reboot and restart the game.
  • [ERR_AUD_INIT_1] – Failed to initialize audio. Please reboot and restart the game.
  • [ERR_AUD_HARDWARE_DS_INIT] – Failed to initialize audio hadware. You may need to reinstall your audio drivers or DirectX. Also ensure your audio device is functioning correctly. Return Code:
  • [ERR_AUD_HARDWARE_DS_BUFFER] – Failed to create audio buffer. You may need to reinstall your audio drivers or DirectX. Also ensure your audio device is functioning correctly. Return Code:
  • [ERR_AUD_HARDWARE] – Failed to initialize audio hadware. Please ensure that your audio device is functioning correctly.
  • [ERR_AUD_GTA_ONLINE_LOAD] – Failed to load audio data. Please reboot or reinstall the game.
  • [ERR_ANI_POOL_2] – Game memory error. Please reboot and restart the game.
  • [ERR_ANI_POOL_1] – Game memory error. Please reboot and restart the game.
  • [ERR_SYS_TIMER_RDTSC] – CPU does not support rdtsc instruction.
  • [ERR_SYS_THREAD] – Game error. Please reboot and restart the game.
  • [ERR_SYS_STREAMERREAD] – Corrupt game data. Please reboot or reinstall the game.
  • [ERR_SYS_SETTINGS] – Computer does not meet minimum requirements.
  • [ERR_SYS_PURE] – Game error. Please reboot and restart the game.
  • [ERR_SYS_PARAM_PREFIX] – Invalid command line parameter.
  • [ERR_SYS_PARAM_FORMAT] – Invalid command line parameter format.
  • [ERR_SYS_PAR_3] – Corrupt game data. Please reboot or reinstall the game.
  • [ERR_SYS_PAR_2] – Corrupt game data. Please reboot or reinstall the game.
  • [ERR_SYS_PAR_1] – Corrupt game data. Please reboot or reinstall the game.
  • [ERR_SYS_NOSTREAMINGHANDLES] – Out of file handles. Please reboot and restart the game.
  • [ERR_SYS_NOFILEHANDLES_3] – Out of file handles. Please reboot and restart the game.
  • [ERR_SYS_NOFILEHANDLES_2] – Out of file handles. Please reboot and restart the game.
  • [ERR_SYS_NOFILEHANDLES_1] – Out of file handles. Please reboot and restart the game.
  • [ERR_SYS_MINREQ_VID_MEM] – Your computer does not meet the minimum recommended Video Memory specification. The game may have trouble running if you proceed.
  • [ERR_SYS_MINREQ_URL]
  • [ERR_SYS_MINREQ_TITLE] – Minimum Recommended Hardware Check Failure
  • [ERR_SYS_MINREQ_MEM] – Your computer does not meet the minimum recommended Memory (RAM) specification. The game may have trouble running if you proceed.
  • [ERR_SYS_MINREQ_CPU_FREQ] – Your computer does not meet the minimum recommended CPU Frequency specification. The game may have trouble running if you proceed.
  • [ERR_SYS_MINREQ_CPU_CORE] – Your computer does not meet the minimum recommended CPU Core specification. The game may have trouble running if you proceed.
  • [ERR_SYS_MINREQ_CPU] – Your computer does not meet the minimum recommended CPU specification. The game may have trouble running if you proceed.
  • [ERR_SYS_INVALIDRESOURCE_5] – Corrupt game data. Please reboot or reinstall the game.
  • [ERR_SYS_INVALIDRESOURCE_2] – Corrupt game data. Please reboot or reinstall the game.
  • [ERR_SYS_INVALIDRESOURCE_1] – Corrupt game data. Please reboot or reinstall the game.
  • [ERR_SYS_INVALIDFILE] – Corrupt game data. Please reboot or reinstall the game.
  • [ERR_STR_INFO_3] – Game error. Please reboot and restart the game.
  • [ERR_STR_INFO_2] – Game error. Please reboot and restart the game.
  • [ERR_STR_INFO_1] – Game error. Please reboot and restart the game.
  • [ERR_STR_FAILURE_4] – Game error. Please reboot and restart the game.
  • [ERR_STR_FAILURE_3] – Game error. Please reboot and restart the game.
  • [ERR_STR_FAILURE_2] – Corrupt game data. Please reboot or reinstall the game.
  • [ERR_STR_FAILURE_1] – Network error. Please reboot and restart the game.
  • [ERR_STR_CACHE_3] – Game error. Please reboot and restart the game.
  • [ERR_STR_CACHE_2] – Game error. Please reboot and restart the game.
  • [ERR_STR_CACHE_1] – Game error. Please reboot and restart the game.
  • [ERR_SCR_TEXT_MEM_4] – Game memory error. Please reboot and restart the game.
  • [ERR_SCR_TEXT_MEM_3] – Game memory error. Please reboot and restart the game.
  • [ERR_SCR_TEXT_MEM_2] – Game memory error. Please reboot and restart the game.
  • [ERR_SCR_TEXT_MEM_1] – Game memory error. Please reboot and restart the game.
  • [ERR_SCR_LAUNCH_2] – Corrupt game data. Please reboot or reinstall the game.
  • [ERR_SCR_LAUNCH_1] – Corrupt game data. Please reboot or reinstall the game.
  • [ERR_PHY_POOL_2] – Game error. Please reboot and restart the game.
  • [ERR_PHY_POOL_1] – Game error. Please reboot and restart the game.
  • [ERR_PHY_GEOM] – Corrupt game data. Please reboot or reinstall the game.
  • [ERR_PHY_BOUND] – Corrupt game data. Please reboot or reinstall the game.
  • [ERR_PHY_ARCH] – Corrupt game data. Please reboot or reinstall the game.
  • [ERR_PAR_INVALID_9] – Corrupt game data. Please reboot or reinstall the game.
  • [ERR_PAR_INVALID_8] – Corrupt game data. Please reboot or reinstall the game.
  • [ERR_PAR_INVALID_7] – Corrupt game data. Please reboot or reinstall the game.
  • [ERR_PAR_INVALID_6] – Corrupt game data. Please reboot or reinstall the game.
  • [ERR_PAR_INVALID_5] – Corrupt game data. Please reboot or reinstall the game.
  • [ERR_PAR_INVALID_4] – Corrupt game data. Please reboot or reinstall the game.
  • [ERR_PAR_INVALID_3] – Corrupt game data. Please reboot or reinstall the game.
  • [ERR_PAR_INVALID_2] – Corrupt game data. Please reboot or reinstall the game.
  • [ERR_PAR_INVALID_12] – Corrupt game data. Please reboot or reinstall the game.
  • [ERR_PAR_INVALID_11] – Corrupt game data. Please reboot or reinstall the game.
  • [ERR_PAR_INVALID_10] – Corrupt game data. Please reboot or reinstall the game.
  • [ERR_PAR_INVALID_1] – Corrupt game data. Please reboot or reinstall the game.
  • [ERR_PAR_COLL] – Corrupt game data. Please reboot or reinstall the game.
  • [ERR_SYS_INSTALLER] – Corrupt game data. Please reboot or reinstall the game.
  • [ERR_SYS_FILELOAD] – Corrupt game data. Please reboot or reinstall the game.
  • [ERR_STR_PACK_2] – Corrupt game data. Please reboot or reinstall the game.
  • [ERR_STR_PACK_1] – Game error. Please reboot and restart the game.
  • [ERR_STR_MOD_INFO] – Game error. Please reboot and restart the game.
  • [ERR_STR_MOD] – Corrupt game data. Please reboot or reinstall the game.
  • [ERR_STR_MISSING] – Corrupt game data. Please reboot or reinstall the game.
  • [ERR_STR_INVALID_DATA_2] – Corrupt game data. Please reboot or reinstall the game.
  • [ERR_STR_INVALID_DATA_1] – Corrupt game data. Please reboot or reinstall the game.

OK most of those errors will probably never affect most of us, if they do; they’re probably a very easy reboot fix.  I personally have been looking for fixes and so far none have worked, some claim to work, but are spam with stupid browser add-ons. I personally advise biting the bullet and re-installing the entire game, or waiting for an official response from Rockstar.

Are you experiencing any issues with your GTA V game? Did you pre-load? Which client did you use to download it? Let us know in the comments.

Grand Theft Auto 5 PC Users Faced with Login Problems over the Weekend

Rockstar’s Grand Theft Auto 5 has just hit the PC platform and it already had its fair share of problems. Users with ‘unique’ usernames have been extremely disappointed when attempting to install or play the GTA 5 title over the weekend, having been greeted with the “Rockstar update service is unavailable (code 1)” message.

By ‘unique’ usernames, we mean to say that users with characters outside the alphanumeric table are facing the issue described above. Now let’s stop and think about that for a second… really? I mean how in the world did you not see this coming? Going on a simple forum or scrolling through your list of Steam/Uplay/Origin/Windows/etc usernames reveals the “0b\/|0u$”. People have been creative with their usernames for ages now.

Rockstar Support provided some information on their website, which reads as following:

“We have identified an issue where players with Windows usernames that include characters not found in the table at the bottom of this page will likely run into difficulties when attempting to download, install, or play GTAV. We are currently working on a fix for this issue.”

The company’s support has even stated to have had temporary alternative for the issue, but it involves creating a fresh account. While this gave you access to the game, you wouldn’t have had any previous achievements, friends or stats as on your regular account. Even so, who would want to play on a temporary account and lose everything when they have to switch back to their old one?

A full list of supported characters, according to Rockstar, read as following: “A a B b C c D d E e F f G g H h I i J j K k L l M m N n O o P p Q q R r S s T t U u V v W w X x Y y Z z 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9”

This is now in the past though, since Polygon reported that connection issues are now resolved. However, Rockstar now seems to be investigating some possible progression losses, saves, items and characters that occurred along with the connection problems. Have you had any problems playing the game? Did you lose any progress or items? Let us know!

Thank you Polygon for providing us with this information

Grand Theft Auto V: Has Rockstar Been Playing us For Fools?

Ahh Rockstar, the brand everyone knows thanks to Grand Theft Auto (GTA). Well it seems that they have been playing PC gamers for fools with very sporadic information regarding the PC release. Obviously it is coming to the PC, with its launch date in just two days (14th April US), but let’s see how the story progressed.

During a recent interview with PCGamer, Rockstar claimed it was always going to bring GTA V to PC.

“We planned from day 1 for a PC build and we made technical decisions based off the fact that we would be doing a PC version of the game. While we started development of the PC version quite early, we decided to focus the bulk of our attention on the PS3 and XB360 versions first in order to push that as far as we possibly could.”

But this contradicts what was initially claimed by Rockstar way back in October 2012.

“For those asking about the PC platform, we’re currently focused on the Xbox 360 and PS3 versions of the game and don’t have any details to share about a PC version at this time.”

So with the release of such a massively anticipated game around the time where the next generation consoles were soon to be released, really pushing current gen (XBOX 360 and PS3) was at the forefront of their marketing campaign. The game was always planned for PC, so development started early; almost in line with the development of the console versions. The same interview with PCGamer proven this.

“The process of bringing GTA 5 to PC was most similar to our last PC title, Max Payne 3. Our process of bringing titles to PC has evolved over the years. We knew that we would eventually create a PC version so early development was done in parallel with the console versions. In fact, some of the early preparations we made for PC, like 64 bit & DX11 support, paid off very handsomely when the PS4 and Xbox One architectures were announced.”

So does this mean that the PC version isn’t a console port? Much better playability from launch with 100% support from graphics card vendors? let’s hope so.

Have you pre-loaded GTA V yet? Let us know on our forums and in the comments.

Thanks to DSOG for this information

Can’t Afford GTA V? Check Out This Awesome Rockstar Sale!

Is the retail price of GTA V making your wallet cry? Or perhaps you’re just sitting and waiting for it to drop in price, make sure it doesn’t launch riddled with bugs and all that other stuff? Well I’ve got good news for you, there’s still plenty of Rockstar gaming action to be had this month.

Humble Bundle are doing an awesome sale at the moment, putting many incredible Rockstar games down to some seriously bargain prices. If you haven’t completed your Rockstar collection yet, this is the perfect time to do it!

Check out the deal here.

Updates for Grand Theft Auto 5 Coming to PC and Consoles at the Same Time

Grand Theft Auto 5 will finally hit the PC platform soon (after an eternity of waiting), having it be delayed several times due to the amount of work required to port the title. Since the release date is getting closer, Rockstar has disclosed how it will handle the PC version in relation to the console counterpart.

It seems that the developer plans to work on all platforms at the same time, having them release updates for the PC and consoles simultaneously. At least this is what Lead Gameplay Designer, John Macpherson, stated in a conversation with GameSpot.

“We plan to deliver updates to PC and consoles simultaneously. There can be occasional variations in timing based on specifics from one console to another but PC will not be on a separate timetable to other platforms.”

Macpherson has also given some insights on why the PC version always arrives after it’s released on consoles, stating that the company wants “each version of the game to be the best it can possibly be”, thus taking a lot more work and time to get it to the Rockstar standards.

“It comes down to bandwidth. We want each version of the game to be the best it can possibly be, and that means having the core members of the original GTA 5 team working closely with the best PC developers from across all Rockstar studios.”

“The same crew that did great work on the PC versions of Max Payne 3, L.A. Noire and GTA 4, essentially. A large portion of the team that worked on GTA 5 for PS3 and Xbox 360 also worked on the PS4 and Xbox One versions and all of the GTA Online content, including Heists.”

“Since the new generation console versions and the PC version share similar architecture, the team also continued to work on the PC version. With each version adding features and requiring the focus of the same key people, that takes time.”

Rockstar will be releasing Grand Theft Auto 5 for PC on April 14th, having Macpherson eagerly awaiting for gamers to experience the company’s “ultimate version of an amazing game”. How excited are you for the title’s release?

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