It’s fun that people are now finally able to play Grand Theft Auto 5 on their respective PCs as Rockstar has already launched the blockbuster game’s PC version (in case you didn’t already know).
But with the game’s much-awaited PC launch also came problems that almost certainly made some PC gamers cry.
While others who were lucky enough to be able to play GTA 5 seamlessly, others were stuck with being unable to launch the GTA 5 application at all.
If you’re one of those unlucky ones— not to worry, we’ll help you fix that shortly.
Error: Windows Username
This error is the most common among GTA 5 users. In this type of error, the game application fails to launch properly because of an error on GTA 5’s install path because of a PC username. This is characterized by an error message that says “The Rockstar update service is unavailable (code 1)”— which basically means that the gaming software could not support one of the characters you put to make up the username for your PC.
In cases like this, Rockstar recommends that you use a different admin account on your PC, and its username should be minus the character that the gaming software does not support. Or you cal always create a new admin account, restart your PC and run GTA 5 again. Things should be fixed by then.
Error: GTA 5 Launcher Failed to Initialize
For others who couldn’t launch the GTA 5 social club, Rockstar says all you need to do is uninstall just the launcher itself while making sure that the following files aren’t running in the background:
Once the uninstall is finally completed, reboot, reinstall, run the launcher, and enjoy! (Note: Make sure to use an Administrator account when doing this)
Error: Failed Zlib Call
This seems to be an error so common among GTA 5 fanatics. The error is encountered by gamers at various times, with some reporting their encounter with the glitch as soon as they launched the game. Others, on the other hand, don’t encounter the error until they are well into the game. When this happens, a message tells gamers to reboot and restart the game— but on Rockstar’s support page, it’s been said that rebooting and restarting the game alone won’t do. Stream users will need to verify the games cache, while users who purchased the game are faced with a more daunting solution. They’ll have to re-download the entire 60GB GTA 5 game, and no fix exists presently.