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Old 04-13-2015, 07:27 PM   #1
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Grand Theft Auto Fail? #GTAV #GTAVPC


Released for the PC today, Rockstar's Grand Theft Auto V is experiencing issues despite the 17 extra months the team had to work the bugs out. According to Steam, if you're having trouble getting GTAV on the PC to run it might be because your windows username contains anything other than a 0-9 or A-Z. No kidding. Like, really.

Apparently Rockstar missed the fact that with newer OS's like Microsoft's Windows 8, users are encouraged to enter their email addresses (such as Yahoo! or Bing) as their usernames during setup (example).

But do not fear, Rockstar suggests you create and play under a new user account until they fix it. *As if that doesn't open up a whole new set of problems.

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Old 04-13-2015, 07:47 PM   #2
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Old 04-13-2015, 08:19 PM   #3
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I've got my Gmail account for my Microsoft account and didn't have any issues, thankfully. Played the first couple missions and it's run great thus far.
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Old 04-13-2015, 08:25 PM   #4
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Windows 8.1, no problems here. Booted up and ran fine right off the bat.
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Old 04-13-2015, 08:54 PM   #5
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It's been running perfectly for me... I can actually enjoy driving at high speeds since I get no lag now at 60+ fps on ultra with the amazing smoothness of G-Sync. The game looks so much better as well. I haven't even finished tweaking it yet but so far so good.
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Old 04-13-2015, 09:02 PM   #6
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I've got my Gmail account for my Microsoft account and didn't have any issues, thankfully. Played the first couple missions and it's run great thus far.
No, not a Microsoft account, a Windows account. Had you setup Windows with the account sgtslappy@gmailz.Com you'd be sol, I believe.
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Old 04-13-2015, 09:39 PM   #7
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I don't use a Windows user account. I'm in and loving the game. Anyway, at least it has an easy workaround.
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Old 04-13-2015, 09:46 PM   #8
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I don't use a Windows user account. I'm in and loving the game. Anyway, at least it has an easy workaround.
Dude, do you realize the hilarity of this statement? Are you on a PC?
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Old 04-13-2015, 09:50 PM   #9
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Its working for me, but I did notice that if you try to run the benchmark before you start the single player game then you'll be treated to both the benchmark and beginning of the game. At once.
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Old 04-14-2015, 12:55 AM   #10
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What the hell would a game need the login name for, anyway...

..wait

... crappy online-account dongled game?

Ah well, after all this time, might as well wait for the bargain bin anyway.
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Old 04-14-2015, 02:18 AM   #11
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I'm running into a BEX64 error with the GTA Launcher and so are many other people. The Valve rep says it's the username BS but it isn't. There is a problem with the Social Club app from Rockstar.
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Old 04-14-2015, 03:24 AM   #12
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Working fine and running very well here, win8.1
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Old 04-14-2015, 03:48 AM   #13
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196,000 simultaneous users on steam ALONE, Rockstar obviously didn't get the memo that the PC platform is dying.
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Old 04-14-2015, 04:59 AM   #14
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Valve is issuing refunds now.

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Dear Steam Customer,

We recently learned of an issue that can impact players attempting to install Grand Theft Auto V on Windows PCs. For those experiencing this issue, you have three options available to you at this time.

First, Rockstar Games intends to have a fix for this issue soon.

Second, customers can try the manual work around detailed below.

Third, if neither of the above works for you, the self-refund tool will continue to be available until the official fix is released.

We apologize for the inconvenience, and thank you for your patience.

Please see below for more information from Rockstar Games, including details on the manual workaround.

The Steam Team

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.

If you do not want to wait for a fix, you need to create a new Administrator User Account for your Windows system that only includes letters A to Z, a to z or numbers 0-9 from the basic roman alphabet. For a full list of supported characters, see the table at the bottom of this page. Please note that simply renaming your current User Account will not correct this issue. To create the account, follow these instructions from the Microsoft website:

Windows 8/8.1:
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/w...ount=windows-8
Windows 7:
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/w...ount=windows-7
Windows Vista:
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/w...=windows-vista
We will update this support article with any new information as soon as we have it, including expected timing of a fix and whether you will be able to transfer progress on the newly-created Windows username over to your original Windows user account.

If you would like to receive an automatic update via email when there is more information about a fix, please log into the Support Site and click Subscribe at the top of this page.

Supported Characters At Launch for Windows Usernames for GTAV PC

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z
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Old 04-14-2015, 05:05 AM   #15
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I am unsure if I am having any problems with GTA5 (unlocked during the night) - and i dont have the steam version. However, past windows fuckup experiences have taught me to never use special characters or spaces in my windows username, so i suppose i am good.

With that said, while it is a "fail" by Rockstar, i dont think it's anywhere near the absolutely catastrophic failure that was the xbox360/ps3 launch. This seems to be only hitting a small number of people, while the other was hitting practically everyone - and by that measure you could argue that its a fairly good launch.
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Old 04-14-2015, 05:35 AM   #16
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It's probably the result of them tacking the DRM in at the end of the project. I'm sure it never gets tested as well as the regular code. The game looks glorious. I had to change how the cars drive in the option. The friggin "point the view at the destination" driving view by default was driving me crazy.
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Old 04-14-2015, 07:14 AM   #17
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Old 04-14-2015, 07:24 AM   #18
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Working fine on my Win 7 setup.
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Old 04-14-2015, 08:26 AM   #19
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What the hell would a game need the login name for, anyway...

..wait

... crappy online-account dongled game?

Ah well, after all this time, might as well wait for the bargain bin anyway.
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Old 04-14-2015, 11:19 AM   #20
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Just wait for the 10GB patch that "fixes" this.
Then all will be fine again!
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