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WHERE_IS_MIANUS
Has anyone else had their money vanishing for no reason? Yesterday I had nearly $150,000 in my Multi-player and when I logged in today it said I have nothing. Where did my money go?
PabloHoneyOle
QUOTE(WHERE_IS_MIANUS @ Feb 4 2009, 08:52 AM) [snapback]1481970[/snapback]
Has anyone else had their money vanishing for no reason? Yesterday I had nearly $150,000 in my Multi-player and when I logged in today it said I have nothing. Where did my money go?

I think you just need a new PS3 or to find another game. You're jinxed.
WHERE_IS_MIANUS
QUOTE(Stoic Person Eater @ Feb 4 2009, 03:45 PM) [snapback]1481993[/snapback]
QUOTE(WHERE_IS_MIANUS @ Feb 4 2009, 08:52 AM) [snapback]1481970[/snapback]
Has anyone else had their money vanishing for no reason? Yesterday I had nearly $150,000 in my Multi-player and when I logged in today it said I have nothing. Where did my money go?

I think you just need a new PS3 or to find another game. You're jinxed.


My money came back. There was a lot of problems then. I get getting booted out of games and I kept getting logged out. Others told me they had the same except their money was always there. Maybe others had their money going and coming back but I asked the wrong people about that on the PS3 voice. I know there's been a topic in another thread about lagging etc, I must say, a lot of people had serious lagging as well. I don't know what went wrong today. With that lagging, people were saying over the voice about how annoying and funny things were and the game had about sixteen people and about four minutes after the started with loads of the duration remaining, I suddenly got a message saying I was the only player where they all quit. Some of the lagging had people that appeared to have them being dragged back, forth, left and right but an invisble rope or something. I checked my connection and it said 100% and others said there's wasn't like that until the same time. Shorlty after some of us invited each other in the same games and things had improved.
fug34
It can take a few hours for the PS3 stats to update and when they do they often don't give you all the money that you had originally. I have wrote my total down a few times and always come up a few grand short.
WHERE_IS_MIANUS
QUOTE(fug34 @ Feb 14 2009, 12:39 AM) [snapback]1483904[/snapback]
It can take a few hours for the PS3 stats to update and when they do they often don't give you all the money that you had originally. I have wrote my total down a few times and always come up a few grand short.


I'm wondering if my cash went for a bit because I turned my PS3 off without quitting the game first by the PS3 button on the controller. MAybe I never gave my Multi-player account to save my setting and it does a recovery later when the console is back on. When I said "back on", when I turned mine on for the first time one time, my money was zero and when I quit my game, rebooted my PS3 and loaded GTA 4, my money was back. I swear I made the same blunder of shutting my PS3 off without quiting the game another time and then I noticed my cash was zero again until I switched my PS3 on, loaded the game, quit the game, rebooted my PS3 and loaded the game again. For some reason it seems that we have to turn the PS3 on and load the game twice on two seperate occassions to get things back.

It's like when I tuen my modem and router on, when I turn my PS3 on straight afterwards I can't get the internet running through. I have to either wait a bit and it wil work or reboot my PS3 and then it will work. It seems the PS3 is sensitive with the internet side and how we turn it off. It's best to quit a game before turning off the PS3.

fug34
Nah dude it still screws your stats if you cancel out the game properly. If you quit mid game it aparently doesn't update at all, but mines will sometimes add some of my money but not it all. I have probably been screwed out of $400.000 or something.

If you stop playing GTA IV then check your stats have updated before playing again though, I noticed you can cancel your previous session out if you don't let it update.

I think it is all to due with the Social Club, if you go on there you have to log in with your details so Rockstar can grab the data from the GameSpy servers.
WHERE_IS_MIANUS
QUOTE(fug34 @ Feb 14 2009, 01:06 AM) [snapback]1483917[/snapback]
Nah dude it still screws your stats if you cancel out the game properly. If you quit mid game it aparently doesn't update at all, but mines will sometimes add some of my money but not it all. I have probably been screwed out of $400.000 or something.

If you stop playing GTA IV then check your stats have updated before playing again though, I noticed you can cancel your previous session out if you don't let it update.

I think it is all to due with the Social Club, if you go on there you have to log in with your details so Rockstar can grab the data from the GameSpy servers.


Thanks for that info. Some games I did have to restart things where people kicked me out for some dumb reason and I was jammed on the message about me being returned to the one-player session and when I pressed the X button to return there it never worked and I had to quit the game that rebooted my PS3 as well. I don't know why some handbags want to kick people out for no reason. I remember the other day in one game, somebody did and I guess it was because he hated the fact that I was killing more people than anyone else. He was a sad loser.
fug34
I haven't been awarded money for 2 days now, I should have made around $300.000 I have emailed Rockstar about this as I am sick of it, it is impossible to play this now as my stats are 100% inaccurate.
WHERE_IS_MIANUS
QUOTE(fug34 @ Feb 16 2009, 04:02 AM) [snapback]1484182[/snapback]
I haven't been awarded money for 2 days now, I should have made around $300.000 I have emailed Rockstar about this as I am sick of it, it is impossible to play this now as my stats are 100% inaccurate.


I know one thing. Rockstar dick around where they either ignore us or they try and blame issues on something else. One time I asked them about why there's so much lagging and they told me my settings were wrong. I thought what utter bollocks. My settings are correct and my connection always reads 100%. The fault is in their server. The same as they have a fault in their server because of people getting a DNS error that signs people off the Multi-player and I know that isn't a kicking. The DNS error is a completely different thing. When people get kicked off they don't have to sign back in. The DNS error logs people out. One time when I got the DNS error I couldn't sign back in and I quit GTA 4 and I went to Playstation Home and I was able to log back in fine and walk around my suite. When I loaded GTA 4 back in the bloody Multi-player finally worked. It seems odd why strange shit happens when logged into Rockstar's server and it's fine elsewhere. All Rockstar seem to do is blame us for having a fault. I'm still awaiting for them to answer to the glitch in BOMB DA BASE II that I reported to them. I guess it's time for me to e-mail them again over that. Rockstar cause more glitches than anyone else. I wish Activision made the GTA games. I find Activision's graphics better as well even with their old games. Just think, all the graphics to the GTA games before GTA 4 are shit. I can't remember all the titles but I bought some Activision games when Rockstar released GTA: SA and I thought the Activision games had better graphics to GTA: SA as well as the other GTA games.


The Awesome One
maybe you spent it?
WHERE_IS_MIANUS
QUOTE(therealcbc @ Mar 6 2009, 09:34 PM) [snapback]1488917[/snapback]
maybe you spent it?


Over $520,000 in one day? That would be a lot of hotdog, burgers and hookers etc. Lol. I think I know what caused it, I think it depends on how you exit the game. I think it happened one time when I shut my PS3 off and I forgot to quit the game first. It happened again over something like that. I know one time my connection cut off and I went to quit the game and my PS3 rebooted itself and when I was back I went in a game and after it it said I needed about $5,000 for a higher ranking and I knew it happened again and when I checked my money I only had about $4,000. After quiting the game and rebooting the PS3 and switching back on and re-loading the game, all my money was back.
The Awesome One
QUOTE(WHERE_IS_MIANUS @ Mar 6 2009, 10:54 PM) [snapback]1488935[/snapback]
QUOTE(therealcbc @ Mar 6 2009, 09:34 PM) [snapback]1488917[/snapback]
maybe you spent it?


Over $520,000 in one day? That would be a lot of hotdog, burgers and hookers etc. Lol. I think I know what caused it, I think it depends on how you exit the game. I think it happened one time when I shut my PS3 off and I forgot to quit the game first. It happened again over something like that. I know one time my connection cut off and I went to quit the game and my PS3 rebooted itself and when I was back I went in a game and after it it said I needed about $5,000 for a higher ranking and I knew it happened again and when I checked my money I only had about $4,000. After quiting the game and rebooting the PS3 and switching back on and re-loading the game, all my money was back.

i dont have that problem on ps3,360 or pc.weird...i could spend $520,000 in one day.its easy.i can do it in one shop too.and its a charity shop!
WHERE_IS_MIANUS
QUOTE(therealcbc @ Mar 8 2009, 08:52 PM) [snapback]1489193[/snapback]
QUOTE(WHERE_IS_MIANUS @ Mar 6 2009, 10:54 PM) [snapback]1488935[/snapback]
QUOTE(therealcbc @ Mar 6 2009, 09:34 PM) [snapback]1488917[/snapback]
maybe you spent it?


Over $520,000 in one day? That would be a lot of hotdog, burgers and hookers etc. Lol. I think I know what caused it, I think it depends on how you exit the game. I think it happened one time when I shut my PS3 off and I forgot to quit the game first. It happened again over something like that. I know one time my connection cut off and I went to quit the game and my PS3 rebooted itself and when I was back I went in a game and after it it said I needed about $5,000 for a higher ranking and I knew it happened again and when I checked my money I only had about $4,000. After quiting the game and rebooting the PS3 and switching back on and re-loading the game, all my money was back.

i dont have that problem on ps3,360 or pc.weird...i could spend $520,000 in one day.its easy.i can do it in one shop too.and its a charity shop!


My money went again today and this time it never came back no matter how many times I reloaded the game. I loaded it about thirty times and still nothing. After GTA Race it said I needed billions and billions to get another rank. I can't remember the exact amount. So, there's another glitch to the list. One of my friends on the PS3 said he had the same problem at times.
bOnEs
yea, everything got reset yesterday... when i jumped on, i was ranked 0 again... but, i didn't play any games and when i relaunched GTAIV later that evening, it was all back to normal...

i think the best way to avoid playing for a few days with a lower ranking is just avoiding playing at all when the ranking system is messed up... one time when i was ranked 0 i played a few games and my ranking stayed that way for two weeks!! but yesterday when the problem popped up, i turned off the system and, it was back to normal later that evening when i did decide to play...

i am glad that these problems don't last forever because, i am $45,000 away from level 9 and i'd hate to have the problem be permanent and lose all that hard work biggrin.gif...
The Awesome One
it might be r* are doing a daily update?sneaking in new bins and trees...
WHERE_IS_MIANUS
QUOTE(bOnEs @ Mar 9 2009, 05:03 PM) [snapback]1489319[/snapback]
yea, everything got reset yesterday... when i jumped on, i was ranked 0 again... but, i didn't play any games and when i relaunched GTAIV later that evening, it was all back to normal...

i think the best way to avoid playing for a few days with a lower ranking is just avoiding playing at all when the ranking system is messed up... one time when i was ranked 0 i played a few games and my ranking stayed that way for two weeks!! but yesterday when the problem popped up, i turned off the system and, it was back to normal later that evening when i did decide to play...

i am glad that these problems don't last forever because, i am $45,000 away from level 9 and i'd hate to have the problem be permanent and lose all that hard work biggrin.gif...


Normally when this happens to me I can get things back on track after re-loading the game. On Saturday my money was zero all bloody day after loads of re-loading attempts through 90 minutes. In the end I quit and I was lumbered with the Free Game because it doesn't involve money. My money and ranks were back to normal the following day.

QUOTE(therealcbc @ Mar 9 2009, 09:34 PM) [snapback]1489358[/snapback]
it might be r* are doing a daily update?sneaking in new bins and trees...


You could be correct there. It's like some web sites are temporary down due to maintenance for whatever reason.

I remember a funny message on a web site one time. I went on the site and a message said "Sorry this site is down because a member of our staff fucked-up."
The Awesome One
thats the internet for you.
WHERE_IS_MIANUS
QUOTE(therealcbc @ Mar 12 2009, 09:19 PM) [snapback]1489899[/snapback]
thats the internet for you.


More like Rockstar for us. The worst companies are Rockstar and Microsoft. Meaning, they always fuck-up.
The Awesome One
QUOTE(WHERE_IS_MIANUS @ Mar 13 2009, 09:37 AM) [snapback]1490020[/snapback]
QUOTE(therealcbc @ Mar 12 2009, 09:19 PM) [snapback]1489899[/snapback]
thats the internet for you.


More like Rockstar for us. The worst companies are Rockstar and Microsoft. Meaning, they always fuck-up.

yea,everyone fucks up.but didnt sony fuck up as well?
Aero-R
Hello everybody. I'm new into this forum, in fact I've done the registry just for this problem in the GTA IV servers. I'm from Spain and I'd have the same problem that you, I've spent hours and hours looking on internet for some answers, asking people on the net, asking people while playing the online..., I even e-mailed Rockstar's support account: no answers at all.

Just don't lose your time with the idea of it was caused by a wrong exit of the game or something like that, simply because in my case it was totally different and I also had two times the same problem. Some things to take in my from my case:

- I've lost my rank & money two times, I've bought this game 4 days ago so fortunately what I lost was only my Level 1 (losing all, so starting from Level 0), and days later my Level 2 (that time only loosing one rank, so I was then down to Level 1).
- The system I'm using is Playstation 3 and I did never exit the game with the "PS" button while playing, neither turn off the sytem by this game while on the Multiplayer. I just did exit, after the match had finished, by pressing the "O" button when we were on the screen in which you're selecting the Guns, Area, Time, Game Mode.... you know.
- The system I'm using have no errors with other games, also no Playstation Network disconnections while I was playing.
- After the first lost, I always saved the game as soon as I did exit the Multiplayer mode. I do know that it doesn't do much because those stats should be saved on the Rockstar's servers, but I was shocked the 1st time I lost my rank and money. Unfortunately, even with that, the day after was the day in which I lost by second time my Rank and Money, so that also doesn't work.
- I always, when on the results screen after the match had finished, wait for those 10 seconds or press "X" instead of "O" to have the stats saved.

This problem not only causes the Platinum trophy unreachable because of the impossible fact to get Level 10 Rank if this problem persist. This also is embrassing because we've paid a 60€ game that has its whole Multiplayer mode with errors, so we can't progress. I still remember my times on the first GTA on Playstation... it also had a lot of bugs, but c'mon this time I thought it would be different and now I find myself with a copy of a game that also have bugs like the first, but now in 2009 era.

Anybody have any info regarding this?. I've know people on Rank 8 and 9 that doesn't know anything about this problem. I started to think it may be the ID of each one (maybe the server doesn't saves properly the stats for those names with characters like "-" on the names or something like that?). Any help would be appreciated. Excuse my english and thanks in advance.
bOnEs
since your just starting out, i'd give this another week... i'm a level 9 guy and i have this problem it seems like at least once every couple of months or so... so, this is just some sort of bug in the multiplayer... the important thing is to check your multiplayer stats from the start menu... check the stats on the game modes you know you played and see if it at least registers that you played those games... if it has then, give the server some time to adjust accordingly...

if your stats aren't showing up then, you might have a more serious problem...
Aero-R
QUOTE(bOnEs @ Mar 18 2009, 03:36 PM) [snapback]1490842[/snapback]
since your just starting out, i'd give this another week... i'm a level 9 guy and i have this problem it seems like at least once every couple of months or so... so, this is just some sort of bug in the multiplayer...

So you have had the error before, losing your money but getting it later? or you have done the rank until Level 9 many times from Level 0?

QUOTE(bOnEs @ Mar 18 2009, 03:36 PM) [snapback]1490842[/snapback]
the important thing is to check your multiplayer stats from the start menu... check the stats on the game modes you know you played and see if it at least registers that you played those games... if it has then, give the server some time to adjust accordingly...

if your stats aren't showing up then, you might have a more serious problem...

Excuse me but I don't know the stats you're talking about. Are you talking about the Playstation 3 version?, I don't know where those stats are shown. The only menu I do know is the mobile one and the money displayed below, into the southwest area/corner of the screen before a match.
bOnEs
yes, my ranking gets reset to 0 every now and then... but, after a couple of days or so, the star rating goes back to what it should be at... i never have to re-earn the money to get it back to 9... the server will fix the problem and give me the proper star rating i should have depending on the amount of money i've earned in multiplayer... i'm saying you need to give it time... the multiplayer servers will eventually correct themselves, i hope...

i am on the PS3 too... pause the game and go to the stats menu... select the network tab, and then select the game mode you've been playing online... once it loads a ranking list, press L1 to view you and your friends... if you've played the game, it should register your name under the game mode and give you your current ranking among other people who have played the same mode... if it says that you've played a few games (or however many you've played) then you are fine... the servers are still remembering what you have played... if you name doesn't show up under one of the modes you clearly remember playing then, you might have a problem...
Aero-R
QUOTE(bOnEs @ Mar 18 2009, 07:45 PM) [snapback]1490894[/snapback]
yes, my ranking gets reset to 0 every now and then... but, after a couple of days or so, the star rating goes back to what it should be at... i never have to re-earn the money to get it back to 9... the server will fix the problem and give me the proper star rating i should have depending on the amount of money i've earned in multiplayer... i'm saying you need to give it time... the multiplayer servers will eventually correct themselves, i hope...

i am on the PS3 too... pause the game and go to the stats menu... select the network tab, and then select the game mode you've been playing online... once it loads a ranking list, press L1 to view you and your friends... if you've played the game, it should register your name under the game mode and give you your current ranking among other people who have played the same mode... if it says that you've played a few games (or however many you've played) then you are fine... the servers are still remembering what you have played... if you name doesn't show up under one of the modes you clearly remember playing then, you might have a problem...

Ah okey, so many thanks for the idea.

Just one question: while that time you're back to Level 0, you continued playing until you see the change to Level 9 or you waited until it appeared by re-loging or something like that on any menu?
bOnEs
both... sometimes i would just quit playing for a few days and then re-check it... or i would just play through the problem... either way, it always corrected itself after a while...

but, if your still having this problem after a few days or so, then you might have something more serious...
Aero-R
QUOTE(bOnEs @ Mar 19 2009, 04:20 PM) [snapback]1491022[/snapback]
both... sometimes i would just quit playing for a few days and then re-check it... or i would just play through the problem... either way, it always corrected itself after a while...

but, if your still having this problem after a few days or so, then you might have something more serious...

Ah thanks. I get it now.

And no, I do not have the problem by the moment. I've checked my stats and they are there, the only problem is that in one of the modes, my ID appear two times. I don't know if this is normal (may be, since it appears always on 1st line as untouchable and later in the list in which I can scroll).

At this point I really hate Rockstar's servers & support (since everybody I do know that have e-mailed them about this problem with them, have no answers back). Would be nice if before I bought this game, I would knew about this.
bOnEs
it's not really an issue i think... at least the online mode works... you can still get enjoyment out of playing against friends... and besides, the clothing you unlock with your rank really sucks anyways... once i reached level 5, i had all the clothing my character would need... now all i am unlocking is new motorcycle helmets and that's just stupid... no one hardly ever wears those...

but, the ranking system is no big deal, you should just try to enjoy the online games and not worry about the ranks because, your such a late edition to the rankings that, it's gonna take a ton of playing to even make a dent into the rankings... it's taken me since release to move into the top 200 for deal breaker, and into the top 450 overall... and i play at least once or twice a week...
fug34
If your money doesn't add within 3 hours I would suggest not playing the game. I myself wasted multiple days with it, at one point the PS3 stats didn't update for something like 5 days. I guess Rockstar had to reset the the servers or something. Midnight Club LA has the same problem on the PS3.

I think it is due to their stupid Social Club, either that or GameSpy servers.
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