‘GTA V’ PC Gets First Patch

GTA V for the PC has gotten its first patch after many users reported several issues with the game, including problems with downloading and installing the game in the first place, which affected users who had anything but letters and number in their username. You can see the full list of patch notes below.

One of the errors, the “failed zlib call” error, is particularly infuriating, as the Inquisitr previously reported. According to Rockstar, the only way to fix this is to completely download and reinstall the game if you bought it through Social Club or another non-Steam outlet. An error that causes consumers to download all of GTA V’s 60 GB worth of data is completely unacceptable as a customer. While bugs and issues in the game are going to persist — nothing is perfect, after all — for an error to greet fans after downloading the whole game at start up, only to have to re-download, it sure doesn’t feel like the “ultimate version.”

Here’s a list of the problems the patch addresses.

  • Fixed an issue where the GTA V Launcher would use an abnormally high percentage of CPU and sometimes crash
  • Fixed an issue where frame rate would drop when left-clicking the mouse while driving
  • Added a grid to the Golf mini-game to show the topology of the green while putting
  • Fixed an issue where a character’s eyebrows or other facial features could change erroneously when transferred to PC
  • Fixed an issue where a some players were asked to transfer their GTA Online character while a transfer was already in progress
  • YouTube uploads via the Rockstar Editor will now correctly resume if Internet connection is lost during the upload and later restored
  • Fixed a rare issue where the game could crash while using the Rockstar Editor
  • Projects containing deleted clips will now load properly in the Rockstar Editor and warn the player of the missing clips
  • Fixed an issue where birds were not recorded correctly in Rockstar Editor clips
  • Corrected an issue where certain characters in Windows usernames would cause the Launcher to fail to load or other undesired game behavior. For details, see this page.
  • Fixed an issue where players with one garage would not be able to replace an existing vehicle if the garage was full and the new vehicle was purchased from an in-game website
  • Additional fixes to prepare for iFruit support
  • Crew Tire Smoke can no longer be purchased if you are not in a Crew