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GTAIV 1.01 Patch Now Available

Sony and Rockstar quickly responded to the freezing and lock-up issues many players were experiencing with Grand Theft Auto IV. Both companies said they'd work fast to come up with a fix of some kind, and in the meantime, we figured out a few ways of getting around the glitch (unplug the Internet connection, for one).

But when you load up GTAIV with the PS3 connected to the Network today, you will notice that they've apparently delivered that repair in the form of a 18MB patch. It's the GTAIV 1.01 update and at that 18MB size, it's quite small, so it won't take very long at all to download. So far, early reports are that everything is going along nicely; those who did have the freezing issues before now say they haven't come across any problems since downloading the patch. Of course, it's still early, but the first batch of feedback we've seen around the Internet has been most positive. For our part, signing out of the PSN has worked just fine, but now we won't have to do that...right, Rockstar?

So, if you've been having trouble with GTAIV, today's the day all your difficulties should cease. But if for whatever reason they don't, feel free to let us know. We'll be trying to find more feedback in the future, and while we'd like to just assume this patch is a fix-all, that may not be the case... Try it out!

Related Game(s): Grand Theft Auto IV

5/7/2008 Ben Dutka

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Comments (10 posts)

ThePoetRazel
Wednesday, May 07, 2008 @ 1:50:34 PM
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Only 1 week to get a patch out. Good work. Lets hope this holds now and those brilliant guys who brought us this fantastic game can have a well deserved rest.

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OtisFeelgood
Wednesday, May 07, 2008 @ 5:59:55 PM

Rest on that 500 million they just made... ;o

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Jdogtoocool
Friday, May 09, 2008 @ 2:26:11 PM

Yea right dude the guys at Rockstar are probably already starting on their next Grand Theft Auto right now. Video games are like cars dude as soon as they're releasing their brand new model of the year, they already have a couple of months head start on the building the next model...

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LegioN
Wednesday, May 07, 2008 @ 2:36:17 PM
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My friend, even after downloading the patch, can't get past the first loading screen still.

However for me it's allowed me to play multiplayer again, which im happy about.

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abyss
Wednesday, May 07, 2008 @ 3:44:40 PM
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well i tried playing after downloading the patch, & it worked fer about 12 minutes. Then it froze, also i was so able to play multiplayer. Personally I think it has to do with the radio stations, it freezes mostly in the cars and on 102.7 frequently.

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solid_ocelot
Wednesday, May 07, 2008 @ 5:48:42 PM
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glad to hear there's a fix. i just got my head out of MGo long enough to go pick up gta. so i'll be playing shortly. i just wanted to see what was up with the freezing before i even turned it on, and you guys(of course) had just the info i was
looking for. well gotta run, can't wait to play this 9.9 out of ten.

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erislocker
Thursday, May 08, 2008 @ 9:23:25 AM
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i could played online quite a bit now(compared to before)...

but still had the "lost connection to one or more players. returning to single player".
plus had some serious difficulty playing with a buddy of mine and other random people...

i mean, it worked, but could've been better...
either way, i think it's on the upturn...!
GTA race is funnnnnnn :D

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K Phantom
Thursday, May 08, 2008 @ 3:42:01 PM
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hahaha this is hilarious, I don't have my PS3 connected to the net. How Am I supposed to get it? hahaha OMG I am dying here, those are serious laughs, I'm killing myself in a while unless they find a solution for me, no not really, but i would be seriously pissed. *thinking, I can believe this!*

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Nasty80
Thursday, May 08, 2008 @ 8:26:07 PM
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mine still freezes!! Screw this game!!!

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Squeezey
Friday, May 09, 2008 @ 6:46:31 AM
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Wow...I'v played my Gta at will and have only had it freeze once...I really didn't even need the patch...and you players that freeze online have you ever stopped to think it could be your ISP???

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