Major Bug in GTA III for iPhone

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by OzyOly, Dec 19, 2011.

  1. OzyOly, Dec 19, 2011
    Last edited: Dec 19, 2011

    OzyOly macrumors 6502a

    Jun 3, 2009
    Melbourne, AU
    I think this is an iPhone only issue but I'm not sure;

    If when paying GTA III you get a phone call and you leave it to go to voicemail, the sound in the game will turn off until you restart the game, but this isn't the major bug. The major bug is it will disable your ability to save at safehouses. You can enter the safehouse, but it won't trigger the save menu, leaving you stuck in a locked room. (I will upload the screen shot when I get home).

    By luck I had some grenades so killed myself, but I can't get into the safehouse now, it's locked. I have to rely on not turning my iPhone off or quiting the app to continue playing or lose my side quest missions I've just completed.

    Be warned. ;)

  2. domk macrumors newbie

    Dec 5, 2008
    I can confirm this exact bug on my iPhone 4. It's ruined 2 saved games for me so far. : /
  3. HazyCloud macrumors 68030


    Jun 30, 2010
    Another reason why it should have iCloud support. Shame on you, R*.

    (I'm still bitter my games saves don't sync across devices that both use the same app.)
  4. salacious macrumors 6502a

    May 15, 2011
    thanks for the heads up, guess il be answering every call i can!! lol
  5. uminatsu macrumors newbie

    Jan 17, 2012
    I had same problem. Try drive to another island and save there, then it will fix it.
  6. uminatsu macrumors newbie

    Jan 17, 2012

    Of course, this fix only works if you already unlocked the Staunton island stories. Otherwise yes you are stuck with no safehouses.
  7. brainzilla macrumors member

    Oct 28, 2007
    Nice one - just finished the 2nd last mission in GTA 3 on iPad (S.A.M.).
    Driving back to my save house, entering the elevator. Elevator closes, stuck.
    Quit GTA, resumed the aborted game an I find myself in the elevator - grenade to respawn and discover the elevator is now closed for business.
    Headed over to the 3rd save house, save works.
    Now trying to lay the last mission and as soon as I enter the cutscene at the end of the dam he shows me the save menu! Either cancel and save will exit that and I see the correct scene with the help for a split second.
    Then I'm back in the elevator! With mission-timer still running and all!

    Hopefully my earlier save game will still be ok...
  8. Boblo17 macrumors newbie

    Aug 25, 2018
    So if you have this bug,
    Start the bignveiny quest (the third phone call quest) and pick up two or three magazines, it teleported me to my saved games screen and then to my safe house, still in the van for the quest. Exit the van and go into your own car or wait for the mission to fail. Click don’t retry and the door to your safehouse swings open!

    This works if you only have the first safehouse. You do have to complete a few quests to get there though

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