More GTA V Mega Guide: Change Vehicle Controls, Atomic Blimp, Negative Money, Buying Property and More
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Our first GTA V Mega Guide was also about freeze/hang issues during installation and playing, pre-order code issue, mission details and more.
Here we are again continuing to support GTA community, presenting our second mega guide of GTA V giving out fixes for vehicle controls, error code 80029564, atomic blimp not showing up and more.
Freezing during GTA V installation
Question: I'm trying to install the install disc and it just freezes so I can't play. How can I fix this so I can install and play?
Answer: If you are having problems with frozen installs or error messages while the install disc in installing:
- Delete any GTA V install data that is on the Xbox 360 storage device
- Clear the Xbox 360 Cache: System Settings->Storage->Highlight Storage Device and Press Y->Choose Clear Cache->Confirm
- Re-attempt the installation.
- From the XMB (system screen), go to (Game) > [Game Data Utility].
- Important: Make sure you select [Game Data Utility]. Do NOT select [Saved Data Utility], as this will delete all of your saved games files.
- Highlight the game data utility file (i.e., name of a particular game you have been playing) you wish to delete.
- Press the button and select [Delete].
- Highlight "Yes" and press the button to confirm the deletion.
- A message indicating the file is being deleted will appear.
- A "Delete completed." message will appear once the file has been successfully deleted.
- Once all of the files have been deleted, go back to the XMB home menu.
- Reboot the game.
If you are still experiencing the error, please try installing to a different memory device.
If the problem persists for all memory devices, please try the disc in another console to confirm whether the disc or the console is the issue.
How to change vehicle controls in Grand Theft Auto V
Question: When I go to the settings in the Pause Menu, it only shows on-foot controls. How can I adjust my vehicle controls?
Answer: To view and adjust the vehicle controls, enter a vehicle and then go to the pause menu settings. The controller configuration display will show controls for vehicles when you are in a vehicle. Please note that adjusting controls while in a vehicle will also affect the controls while you are on foot, and vice versa
How to adjust safezone size in GTA V to prevent elements from getting cut off on certain televisions
Question: I have a certain model TV and some of the text and interface is getting cut off on the side in Grand Theft Auto V. Is there an option to fix this?
Answer: Yes. Pause the game and go to Settings->Display. There is an option there for Safezone Size that affects display at the edges of the screen.
Inability to progress in GTA V story after completing Flight School early
Question: I was excited about flying in GTA V so I completed flight school very early on in the game, before I even got the phone call from Trevor about improving flight skills. Now it seems like I can't progress past a certain point in the story. Is this a bug?
Answer: We have received some reports about difficulty progressing in the Grand Theft Auto story after completing Flight School early and are looking into it now. If you would like to receive an automatic email notification as soon as there is more information, please log into the Support Site and click Subscribe at the top of this page.
Update: Rockstar have looked into this issue and have been able to proceed in the game even after completing Flight School early. Here are some tips:
One of the more common missions missed is the third FIB one, By the Book. In order to do that mission, you must receive a text while playing as Trevor or Michael. There is also a 6-minute delay between finishing the second FIB mission and getting access to the next part. This is also mentioned here:
If you remain in the apartment following the port setup mission, the text doesn't get sent due to Floyd and wade being in the apartment. You need to leave the apartment to receive the text.
If you are playing as Michael and Franklin all the time, you may not receive the text from Wade and Floyd about the preps as Trevor.
Information about saving and achievements while using GTA V cheat codes
Question: I heard that using cheat codes in GTA V disables achievements. Can I still earn achievements later after turning them off? How do I turn the cheats off? Does using cheats disable saving?
Answer: Saving is allowed when cheat codes are enabled but achievements are temporarily disabled. Entering the same cheat code twice will usually, but not always, disable the cheat.
Sometimes during specific areas of gameplay, specific cheats are temporarily not available. If you enter a cheat code when it is unavailable, the game will show the following message: "Cheat Denied: Cannot activate that cheat right now."
Starting a mission with off-mission cheat codes enabled will disable those cheats. Reloading a save or rebooting the console will reset all cheats and return the game to its previous state.
"Down for Maintenance" error on GTA V's BAWSAQ stock market
Question: Whenever I go to BAWSAQ, it says “Down for Maintenance.” How can I access it?
Answer: If you are unable to access BAWSAQ for this reason, please sign into Xbox Live or PSN. A live connection is required to access this feature.
Please note that we are also aware of an intermittent issue accessing BAWSAQ even when logged in.
How to Resolve GTA V PS3 Installation Error 80029564
Question: While installing the PSN downloadable version of GTA V, I am encountering a 80029564 error. What should I do?
Answer: Please try deleting all game content, and then re-downloading and installing the game. You can delete any installation data by going to the Game Data Utility through the Game column of the XMB.
Also try a "Restore File System" and "Rebuild Database" through the PS3 Safe Mode menu. These will not result in loss of data. For directions, click HERE:
You can find more information on this error on Sony’s website here:
If you are still experiencing problems with this error, please reach out to Sony PlayStation technical support directly.
Low volume with Pulse Elite headset in Grand Theft Auto V
Question: I am using a Pulse Elite headset in GTA V for PS3 and the volume is very low, with not much bass rumble. Is this a known issue?
Answer: We have seen a few reports about low volume on the Pulse Elite headset and are looking into this now. If you would like to receive an automatic email notification as soon as there is more information, please log into the Support Site and click Subscribe at the top of this page.
Update from Rockstar Games: GTA V will only use the special pulse mode if the headset is turned on and connected to the console when the game boots, or if you enter audio settings in the pause menu after connecting the headset. The game should detect the presence of the headset and allow you to select "Wireless Stereo Headset" in the audio settings. If you do not have Wireless Stereo Headset showing up and selected in the settings, the game has not detected the headset and the output will not be optimal.
Inability to change license plate in Grand Theft Auto V
Question: I downloaded iFruit and reserved a license plate in Los Santos Customs, but now I want to change it. Is this possible?
Answer: When reserving your license plate, a prompt appears to notify you that your license plate is permanent. License plates cannot be changed at this time.
Vanilla Unicorn being locked in Grand Theft Auto V
Question: Help! The Vanilla Unicorn strip club is locked in GTA V. What can I do?
Answer: We have received a few reports about the Vanilla Unicorn being locked in GTA V and are looking into this further.
Atomic Blimp no longer showing up in GTA V
Question: I redeemed my Atomic Blimp code successfully and was able to use it for a while in game. For some reason, now it is no longer showing up in my phone contacts or anywhere in the game. If I start a new save file, though, it does show up again. Is this a known issue?
Answer: We have received some reports about the Atomic Blimp missing, even after using it for a while on accounts that successfully redeemed a code and downloaded it. This is currently under investigation.
Being stuck with negative money as Franklin in GTA V
Question: After Franklin had to give Lamar some money (or after paying a cab fare he couldn't afford) his dollar balance became negative and now I can't get any more money when playing him. Is this a bug?
Answer: We have received some reports about money becoming negative for Franklin, and then getting stuck there. It is currently under investigation.
Kifflom mission not proceeding after delivering 5 cars in GTA V
Question: I just finished the part of the Kifflom mission line where you have to deliver 5 cars. Nothing else seems to be happening in that mission line. Help!
Answer: We have received some reports about difficulties proceeding in the Kifflom missions and are looking into this now.
Cars stuck in Franklin’s garage
Question: I just wedged too many cars into the garage, and now there is no way of climbing into the cars to back them out.
Answer: If you are no longer able to climb into a car, a tow-truck may help move it. A tow-truck is usually available at the Los Santos Customs location near the airport.
For a tutorial on using a tow-truck, try doing/repeating the side mission “Pulling Favors” which is available to Franklin, and found across the street from Franklin’s house.
Problems with Bureau Raid in GTA V after cancelling mission
Question: I canceled out of the Bureau Raid one and decided not to retry after failing. Now when I try to go back and do the mission, the door is locked and I fall under the map. Help!
Answer: We have received several reports about this issue and are looking into it now.
How to buy GTA V property in Single Player when the Dynasty 8 site is down
Question: How can I buy a property in Grand Theft Auto V Single Player? Whenever I go to the Dynasty 8 website on my phone, it says:
This website is down for maintenance and is currently unavailable.
We are currently updating our website to improve your property purchasing experience.
Please come back again later.
Answer: This website is not available in Story Mode by design. In Single Player, you can buy properties by checking the pause menu map, going to the location, and walking up to the realty sign in front of the house. Look for icons on the map that look like a house with a dollar symbol inside
NOTE from EDITOR: Keeping Checking this guide for updates on issues which are currently under investigation.