Ask Chad: GTA V PC Install Issues

GTA V Error

Hey Chad,
I recently bought GTA V for PC with a download code. The code worked, but the installer keeps saying “Lost connection to server” and when I retry it, it downloads a little bit and then stops again. I have forwarded ports and taken all the steps suggested by Rockstar, but it still won’t work.
Is there a way to get this to download properly?
Shaun, UK.

Thanks for your question, Shaun. After several hours of searching for answers, I decided to try to install the game myself to see if I could replicate your problem. After 20GB or so of the download, bingo! The download manager craps out and gives me an error with the option to retry.
I have found a solution, though. It’s a pain in the butt, but I have tested it and it works.
Firstly, wait until your download craps out...

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IPG Podcast and LP team is recruiting

Hey guys,
Th3Ch@d here with a casting call for our podcast and LP teams!
All you need to do is send an email introducing yourself, your age, your gaming background and any hardware you use to recruit@infinitepossibilitygames.com

Happy gaming!

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Making Progress

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Yes, like a crazy mad scientist, I continue to make progress on UWE.  The first step was deciding on what direction to take our data handling.  Since we lost the database with the last host, I was given a chance to rethink things.  One of my personal pet peves was having to have two different logins…one for the site and one of UWE.  That also meant that you would have to have another login for any other multiplayer game we made down the road.

I had been wanting to tie all that info together anyway, so I made the choice to unify the user login system...

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Progress continues

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So I’ve been working on integrating the website and UWE users.  Ok, that’s not exactly true.  Since we no longer have a UWE database, I been working on using the users from the website as the users for UWE.  It’s actually coming along ok.  Even have some of the admin side of the stuff in place.  Working on changing the client to no longer do the login, but rather check to see if it’s already logged in and if not, sending the user to the right place.

This is actually going to be the easy part.  The hard part will be getting Chat to work once we’re in.  Need to figure out where I’m storing that…

On a brighter note, C2’s newest version has some things to make my life a little easier...

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Struggles of rebuilding the site and state of UWE

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So, as you know by now, I lost everything we had for the site when we lost the host we were on before.  This is a combination of my not being able to meet bills coupled with not having a reliable backup plan in place.  All of our code is secure, as that’s set in both my local repository and a cloud backup location, however I didn’t have a backup plan in place for the database itself, so all the posts and pages from the sites along with all the data from UWE are gone to the great hard drive in the sky.

This is a recoverable situation, however, and to be honest I had been toying with some ideas that would make UWE’s current data obsolete anyway, so this just spurs me to go ahead and make the changes I was thinking about...

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Why can’t we be friends…

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IPG is a game development company, sure.  But we are also gamers ourselves.  That means we like to play games.  Sometimes we like to play with ourselves.  (Wait, that didn’t come out right…)  Sometimes we like to play with others.  One of the goals with IPG has always been to create a gaming community to bring together those who like to play with a mixture of seriousness and wackiness.

To further this goal, IPG has always tried to foster a community of gamers.  One way is our community Teamspeak server, which you can find by firing up TS3 and pointing it towards infinitepossibilitygames.com.  And to take it a step further, we’ve added a community to the website.  Here you can form groups, post videos and images, and connect with other miscreants like yourself.

See?  We’re lookin o...

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Rebirth!

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So, we faced a catastrophic loss of data from our old host.  We lost EVERYTHING including usable backups.  We still have a lot of our code, but the data is all gone.  Blame Ubie for not being more vigilant about keeping that backed up.

The down side is that we’ve lost everything.  The upside is we’re doing a redesign of the site.  Look for more interactive things to come…we’re looking to make the site a complete community portal.  We’ll be making changes over the next couple of days and weeks so look for them!

Until then, excuse our mess.

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