I found a potential fix for the load screen freeze
Ok I have the original 20 GB launch PS3.
Staying signed in to PSN, I copied my saved game and profile data to a flash drive, and then deleted my save game from the HDD.
Then started a new game, went straight to multiplayer, and it worked.
Exited the game, copied the save data back from my flash drive to my HDD, loaded GTA and I'm now back on multiplayer.
Hope this helps some of you let me know if it does!!
Yes sir I NEVER unplugged or signed out, another note i did NOT delete my 3GB of game data OR the profile, only my saved game.
Best Potential Fix For Gta 4!!!
simple: dont ever sleep in your bed again (in gta i mean)
dont manually save
simple and everything works
u can keep ur auto game save
biiii (GTA 4 RULES)
How is this a fix for anything? It would just get annoying..
The only apparent disdvantage I can see to this would be that you can't have mulitple saves. So if you wanted to try something risky you couldn't save half way through without overwriting the 'original' and if things take a turn for the worst then your kippered to put it simply. I imagine other than that it works fine, that is provinding it works at all, but on the whole it just impractical.
I wouldn't call this a fix... No, Rockstar has to bring an Update. Otherwise we wasted our money.
I have read that to log out of the PSN and then it will work. I have tried this and now it doesnt frezze on the opening loading screen. Thanks
well i can't sign onto PSn cos mine isn't hooked up to the internet... no loading problems so far and i'm 10+ hours into the game.
btw i own a 60gig launch model
It's a better idea to unlink your PSN ID to the Rockstar Social Club. You could end up doing that process every single time you turn off your ps3 and want to play again.