Home Gaming PSA: You’re going to have to install GTA V

PSA: You’re going to have to install GTA V

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This is something Rockstar revealed a few months ago already, but with the games imminent release, I feel I should remind all of you – especially those of you who’ll be attending midnight launches – that you’re going to have to install GTA V before you’ll be able to roam the streets of Los Santos.

The Xbox 360 version sill ship as two discs; one to install from and the other to play from – which is neat, as it mitigates the need to ever switch discs.  And yes, the Ps3 version will come on just one super handy blu-ray disc, but because of that system’s slow drive you’re going to have to install it too before you can play.

both installs will clock in at around 8Gbs; which is a bit of a problem for those of you running those 4GB Xbox 360’s, or those still running the old Arcade units. Thankfully, you can easily just throw in a fast enough flash drive, format it for the 360, and install to there.

For PS3 owners with the 12Gb system, you’re either going to have to free up a bunch of space, or replace the drive with a bigger one.

Try and get all of this done before the game’s release next week, mkay? the last thing anybody wants is for you to get home from a midnight launch and be unable to play the year’s most eagerly anticipated game.

Last Updated: September 11, 2013

93 Comments

  1. ALKi1234

    September 11, 2013 at 13:32

    Thanks for the heads up.

    Reply

  2. Hammersteyn

    September 11, 2013 at 13:42

    Swapping discs? That’s as old as turning the cassette from side A over to side B.

    Reply

    • Brady miaau

      September 11, 2013 at 13:57

      You could do that?

      Reply

      • RincemySniperKittEH0-O

        September 11, 2013 at 13:58

        BWAHAHAH!

        Reply

    • Umar Final Fantasy 15 Hopeful

      September 11, 2013 at 14:08

      Revealing your age lol

      Reply

      • Hammersteyn

        September 11, 2013 at 14:24

        Hehe

        Reply

    • OVG Beyond your comprehension

      September 11, 2013 at 14:08

      and then rewinding on side A because side b was longer.

      Reply

      • Anon A Mouse

        September 11, 2013 at 14:09

        and then the radio “eats” your tape and you need to use a pencil to rewind till the beginning.

        Reply

        • OVG Beyond your comprehension

          September 11, 2013 at 14:11

          Oldschool

          Reply

        • Admiral Chief of Rivia

          September 11, 2013 at 14:12

          Ahhh nostalgia, you get me again

          Reply

          • OVG Beyond your comprehension

            September 11, 2013 at 14:29

            It would take 15 minutes to load the tape then you only played for 5 because the game was kuk. Darn we have come a loooooooooooooooooong way in 30 years.

          • John on trial

            September 11, 2013 at 14:30

            Remember turning on the radio to watch tv shows translated?

          • Anon A Mouse

            September 11, 2013 at 14:33

            Kojak, Spiderman, geez I was all man and then I took nostalgia to the knee. *snif*

          • Sageville

            September 11, 2013 at 22:07

            Ahhh, Raboobi, man, how I used to slaughter those Xhosa lyrics

          • OVG Beyond your comprehension

            September 11, 2013 at 14:33

            never had TV 🙁 I was a border 🙁 But I do remember those speakers that we had to hang on the car window at the drive in.

            No phones, no answering machine. DARN life was so simple and sweet.

            WHAT THE FUCK DID WOMEN DO BACK THEN? 😛

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            September 11, 2013 at 14:34

            Not vote.

          • Admiral Chief of Rivia

            September 11, 2013 at 14:47

            XD

          • Anon A Mouse

            September 11, 2013 at 14:34

            Same as they do now. Washing dishes and making food. Trolololol

          • OVG Beyond your comprehension

            September 11, 2013 at 14:36

            WIFE. Washing Ironing Fornicating Etcetera

          • ElNicko

            September 11, 2013 at 14:42

            make sandwiches >??

          • Admiral Chief of Rivia

            September 11, 2013 at 14:47

            Sammiches?

        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          September 11, 2013 at 14:22

          I can still remember the sound of when it happens. It’s like sitting in traffic & hearing the dull crunch of metal.

          Reply

        • John on trial

          September 11, 2013 at 14:23

          Man. Right in the past.

          Reply

      • Hammersteyn

        September 11, 2013 at 14:24

        Aww yis

        Reply

  3. Alien Emperor Trevor

    September 11, 2013 at 13:42

    Only 8gb? I would have thought it needed way more space.

    Reply

    • OVG Beyond your comprehension

      September 11, 2013 at 14:05

      Skyrim was only 3.8gigs. I think the sand box games stream as you go so less memory is needed.

      Reply

      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        September 11, 2013 at 14:12

        New AAA games have conditioned me into believing anything under 10gb is tiny, but then I play on the PC. I nearly coughed up a lung when I saw Max Payne 3 was around 23gb.

        Reply

        • RincemySniperKittEH0-O

          September 11, 2013 at 14:13

          You should tell @johnambitious:disqus this, he seems to think that Consoles are way bigger on memory than PCs… HEHEHEHEHEHEHE

          Reply

          • Admiral Chief of Rivia

            September 11, 2013 at 14:14

            We need to trap him, so its baiting time

          • John on trial

            September 11, 2013 at 14:18

            Just had the longest meeting. Finished putting someone else under the gun, now it’s time for me to get it again it seems.

          • RincemySniperKittEH0-O

            September 11, 2013 at 14:18

          • John on trial

            September 11, 2013 at 14:20

            Ah, but I move like a squirrel.

          • RincemySniperKittEH0-O

            September 11, 2013 at 14:22

            Squirrel you say?

          • John on trial

            September 11, 2013 at 14:22

            A humble squirrel with battle finesse.

          • RincemySniperKittEH0-O

            September 11, 2013 at 14:23

            …. YOU can google that!

          • John on trial

            September 11, 2013 at 14:23

            I sense I’m missing something important here…

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            September 11, 2013 at 14:33

            How did he kill the squirrel with that rifle? By clubbing it to death?

          • Anon A Mouse

            September 11, 2013 at 14:35

            Heart attack me thinks.

          • Sageville

            September 11, 2013 at 22:13

            Thats his Just-had-a-stroke face

          • RincemySniperKittEH0-O

            September 11, 2013 at 14:38

            Shock?

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            September 11, 2013 at 14:46

            I also don’t understand why he looks so pleased. It’s a squirrel. It’s like being proud of navigating the rush hour traffic from Bloemfontein airport.

          • John on trial

            September 11, 2013 at 14:17

            I will neither confirm nor deny that statement.

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            September 11, 2013 at 14:20

            Oh nothing so obvious will work. He’s a wily & subtle one. It will require some tempting ambiguity to trap him.

        • OVG Beyond your comprehension

          September 11, 2013 at 14:20

          All those cut scenes. The biggest game to hit the XBOX was Lost Odyssey 24gigs. Then that horribly compressed FF XIII at 18gigs. LA Noir was also a whoper. All that disk changing gave me a hernia.

          Reply

  4. Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

    September 11, 2013 at 13:45

    My Tb harddrive is ready… so too is my body!

    Reply

    • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

      September 11, 2013 at 13:48

      I have already stocked up the snacks cabinet. It’s just the fluids. I need to get more drinks.

      Reply

      • Hammersteyn

        September 11, 2013 at 13:53

        I got my obituary ready. Then two weeks later I miraculously return from the dead.

        Reply

        • Admiral Chief of Rivia

          September 11, 2013 at 13:53

          LOL, put me in your will
          STEAM ACCOUNT

          Reply

    • Admiral Chief of Rivia

      September 11, 2013 at 13:53

      Curious question, what FS is needed to be formatted in?

      Reply

      • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

        September 11, 2013 at 13:56

        FAT32

        Reply

        • RincemySniperKittEH0-O

          September 11, 2013 at 13:59

          I thought fat was restricted to 4gigs?

          Reply

          • Exalted Overlord Geoffrey Tim

            September 11, 2013 at 14:25

            Individual files on fat32 are restricted to 4gigs.

          • RincemySniperKittEH0-O

            September 11, 2013 at 14:26

            Yeah, so if a game is 25 gigs (or in this case 8), it wouldn’t work would it?

          • Anon A Mouse

            September 11, 2013 at 14:28

            If it has 7 or more files it will.

          • RincemySniperKittEH0-O

            September 11, 2013 at 14:28

            I don’t think games are broken up like that are they? None of the installs to my HD are like that currently.

          • Anon A Mouse

            September 11, 2013 at 14:31

            It’s the only work around I see, but then again I’m a total Techni N00b, that’s why I play on console.

          • John on trial

            September 11, 2013 at 14:27

            You are a wise one.

  5. Umar Final Fantasy 15 Hopeful

    September 11, 2013 at 13:53

    I use a 16gig flash for my 4gig Xbox. Not the best of things but hey, get’s the job done

    Reply

  6. RincemySniperKittEH0-O

    September 11, 2013 at 13:53

    Geoff, I believe with an update the Xbox can now support 32gig USBs? Right?

    Reply

    • Hammersteyn

      September 11, 2013 at 13:54

      How much? Easy now you don’t want to over do it 😛

      Reply

      • RincemySniperKittEH0-O

        September 11, 2013 at 13:57

        You looking forward to playing on your PC 3TB? Oh, SHOOT trololo!

        Reply

        • Hammersteyn

          September 11, 2013 at 13:58

          No my PS3 will work fine hehe.

          Reply

          • RincemySniperKittEH0-O

            September 11, 2013 at 14:11

            Good man 😉

  7. OVG Beyond your comprehension

    September 11, 2013 at 13:56

    Is the second disc a key for the first or does it spin off of it? If so then can we install the second disc also as my 360 sounds like a jump jet.

    Reply

    • RincemySniperKittEH0-O

      September 11, 2013 at 13:58

      I have an idea. IF it sounds loud, while it’s on, move it from it’s horizontal position to a vertical one. It helps BIG TIME! Trolol!

      Reply

  8. John on trial

    September 11, 2013 at 13:57

    Look at all these articles I can’t comment on.

    Reply

    • RincemySniperKittEH0-O

      September 11, 2013 at 13:59

      What would you say though… I mean, can a PC run a Blueray?

      Reply

      • John on trial

        September 11, 2013 at 14:00

        You’ll probably just install the entire game and run it from steam. No discs needed.

        (no trolling)

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        • Admiral Chief of Rivia

          September 11, 2013 at 14:01

          Agreed

          Reply

        • RincemySniperKittEH0-O

          September 11, 2013 at 14:10

          Haha! No discs? What’s the point in that? And you say PC master race? *waits with wide eyes and manic grin 0-O

          Reply

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            September 11, 2013 at 14:17

            Don’t mock us because we’re more advanced technically. To misuse a quotation, “Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.” ;P

          • John on trial

            September 11, 2013 at 14:19

            Your contribution to this conversation is appreciated.

          • RincemySniperKittEH0-O

            September 11, 2013 at 14:20

            Appreciated, meaning you agree? 0-o

          • John on trial

            September 11, 2013 at 14:22

            I value the input of your opinion and acknowledge your statement with my own objectivity.

  9. CaptainNemo42

    September 11, 2013 at 14:02

    Don’t forget the mandatory 200Mb (or something) day one patch.

    Reply

    • Admiral Chief of Rivia

      September 11, 2013 at 14:03

      New avatar?

      Reply

      • CaptainNemo42

        September 11, 2013 at 14:24

        Yeah, Change is as good as a holiday. Or so they say.

        Reply

        • RincemySniperKittEH0-O

          September 11, 2013 at 14:27

          ‘They’ are wrong and should feel shame

          Reply

          • Sageville

            September 11, 2013 at 22:09

            I used to room with them, douches all.

    • Hammersteyn

      September 11, 2013 at 14:03

      We’ve waited this long. We can wait a bit more.

      Reply

      • CaptainNemo42

        September 11, 2013 at 14:26

        I can wait. I got a 4Mb uncapped line, so it will make quick work of what ever R* wish to through at me.

        On top of that, I got an 3G modem with 4Gb loaded on it as back up.

        Reply

    • RincemySniperKittEH0-O

      September 11, 2013 at 14:11

      I think MoH was 1 gig? 0-O

      Reply

  10. RincemySniperKittEH0-O

    September 11, 2013 at 14:26

    This is the reason I say we are not ready for download only access to games. How frigging long would this take to download? Even with a 4mb connection. It comes out on the 17th but you can only play it on the 27? Need to sort our internet out, give me 20mb/s please!

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    • FoxOneZA - X-Therminator

      September 11, 2013 at 14:52

      Took 24hrs to get MK9 from PSN. About 10gbs.

      Reply

    • TiMsTeR1033

      September 11, 2013 at 14:59

      Exactly Rince, exactly. The idea of all games being downloaded is only good for super high speed bandwidth, which currently will reach South Africa in about 2020.

      Reply

  11. Tidycpc

    September 11, 2013 at 14:37

    Will have to free up some space on my 20gig xbox harddrive…

    Reply

  12. Vampyre Squirrel

    September 11, 2013 at 15:19

    Good thing I’ve still got a bunch of free space on my Xbox 🙂

    Reply

    • TiMsTeR1033

      September 11, 2013 at 15:41

      I am happy to hear, will you be playing Gta online? I’ll gladly join your crew.

      Reply

      • Vampyre Squirrel

        September 11, 2013 at 16:29

        At some stage yeah, I’m moving at the end of the month and won’t have internet for a while 🙁 *cries*

        LG Crew FTW!

        Reply

  13. gtalove

    September 16, 2013 at 01:55

    To download the installment disc and the game disc, will i need xbox live to install this?

    Reply

  14. Mags

    September 16, 2013 at 12:55

    Its actually around 15GB. I saw a pic today on twitter of someone installing GTA V.

    Reply

  15. ahr;gjagk;eajr

    September 18, 2013 at 21:49

    fuck you rockstar and your stupid fucking install disk that takes 2hrs then pops up error you need to install again

    Reply

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