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#1 travistouchdown OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Dec 27, 2018 10:41 AM

So Rockstar recently releases a patch to remove a whole bunch of songs from GTAIV (great patch guys!) because the "liscences" had expired.  That's funny, I thought it used to be if a song was in a game it was in a game....?

 

https://www.polygon....song-list-patch

 

At any rate, i haven't fired up this game since the update and was wondering if I could simply turn off my Wifi when playing this game to avoid having the songs removed.

 

This is one in a long list of reasons modern gaming annoys me.  But the previous update was quite stable and the game is pretty complete at this point, so I see no need to do anymore updates to remove content.

 

Has anyone thought about this attempted this yet?



#2 travistouchdown OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Dec 27, 2018 10:43 AM

Here is what i've found so far: 

 

https://www.thegamer...-prevent-guide/

 

It says:

 

"The best way to avoid losing access to the songs is preventing the game from updating."

 

Soo----do you have the ability to decline the update I wonder, or would you turn off your wifi just to be safe?



#3 MrMaddog OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Dec 27, 2018 11:40 AM

Only way you can play the original versions of the GTA games is to buy the PC versions on disk from Amazon, and of course stay away from digital downloads.



#4 youxia OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Dec 27, 2018 9:54 PM

A logical implication here should be of course Rockstar issuing a partial refund to all those who purchased the original.

But seeing as they are a very poor, struggling company it is unlikely to happen.



#5 Gamemoose OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Dec 28, 2018 11:16 AM

Historically you should be able to decline the update and play. I don't recall if it will bump you off PSN when you do decline or not if the game is online multiplayer.





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