Chris is reviewing GTA for us, and has had problems launching the game that are unrelated to the above Windows username error.Specifically, Steam displayed an 'Installing' window for a few seconds and then closed, after which the game wouldn't load. Open GTA 5's install directory, found by right-clicking the game in the Steam library, going to 'Properties', and clicking 'Browse Local Files' in the Local Files tab.If you've transferred your GTA Online progress from the Xbox 360 or Play Station 3 versions, you may lose your saved cars if you haven't played since December 2013.Unfortunately, to prevent this from happening, Rockstar says you'll need to log in to your character on console before initiating a transfer on PC.After five minutes the vehicle stats were completly up to date. Update: Rockstar has released the first and second patches for GTA V, and they resolve a number of problems, including the Windows username and Windows Media Player issues outlined below.So we readjusted our itinerary and were able to spend one night there: we wish it...The Game Spy servers will be shutting down fully on May 31st with a lot of games hosted on the servers affected, including a number of Rockstar titles.
Okay what help me when I was experiencing the same issue was, staying logged in for five minutes in social club on my Mac Book, while my PS3 was running (XMB not GTA 5).Your Windows account name could be to blame if the game hangs while downloading an update or is giving you errors like, "The Rockstar update service is unavailable (code 1)." This is because Windows account names that contain characters other than a number (0-9) or letter (uppercase or lowercase A-Z) will prevent GTA V from being able to install and run properly.Amazing location with great view of the mountains and easy access from the road. Thanks to the talent of the owners: Ketty and Horacio, who also have shown exquisite taste in the architecture and artistic decoration of the hotel. This small B&B is run by gracious hosts, Horacio and Kitty.But the vehicle section still lists very few vehicles as driven.Some characters even have seemingly not used a car at all.GTA 5 went live about twenty minutes ago, but already an unexpected problem has emerged.Some users are seeing the message "the Rockstar update service is unavailable (code 1)" when trying to install the game, or else the launcher is crashing to desktop.There's no indication that Rockstar will be able to offer a fix that doesn't involve first saving your progress on console.If you already transferred your character and have lost vehicles, Rockstar suggests you submit a support request.It's caused by Windows usernames with unconventional characters.Basically, if the Windows username you're using features any characters in this handy list, then you'll need to sign in with another user account, or else create a new one.