Just bought GT6, a few questions...

Discussion in 'Gran Turismo 6' started by tkurgpold, Jan 24, 2017.

  1. tkurgpold

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    Hey all! Newest member here. :p

    So, I just recently got GT6 installed on my PS3, and it's awesome. However, there are a few things bothering me that I was hoping I might be able to get some answers for here.

    First off, how big are the updates? I bought the game off PSN, so frankly it's unacceptable that I'd get a digital copy of version 1.00 without a single update installed. Mostly, I'm interested in being able to sell cars, but otherwise I don't have a huge incentive to update.

    Also, how do I get to the Top Gear track? I've heard it's available, but I can't find it anywhere in Arcade mode.(Speaking of arcade mode, I'd bring up the pathetic 2 pages of cars available, but evidently that's already been discussed)
     
  2. Mr Grumpy

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    Hi mate & welcome to GTPlanet :cheers:

    The answer to your 1st question is........the updates are HUMONGOUS lol, probably about 20G I think & it'll probably take ages & also **** up a few times :(

    There's a guide somewhere on the forum just use the search tool. Also I agree if you bought the digital version it should come pre-loaded but hey, it dont.

    The answer to your 2nd question is..... there is no top gear test track in gt6 (officially) :)

    In terms of selling cars, you can only sell them back to the game at a huge loss, not other players.

    Add your own cars to favorites so you're able to use them in arcade mode (it's not as good as it was in GT5)

    As a reminder though mate (you've probably already found this out but) as your 1st car you are forced to buy a Honda Fit to progress, but you can sell it once you have enough cash for a new car.

    Your garage can hold 500 cars max after that you have to keep your cars in the stockyard 10000 cars max (however it takes ages to load/save) so your choice.

    Any other questions mate feel free to ask there's a lot of helpful people on here.

    Have fun & try not to smash your PS3 up while trying to install the updates :)
     
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  3. tkurgpold

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    Holy- :crazy: Well, that settles it, I get 90 kb/sec download speeds if I'm lucky.

    As for the top gear track, I actually found out about it not being included just a few minutes ago, which sucks.:tdown:

    I hated the Fit, I still can't believe they'd force me to buy it. Even in Midnight Club, you get to choose from 3, and that game only has about 50 different cars. I really hope the ability to sell cars isn't hidden away in some update, because I really want to get rid of it so I can use the money on a drift build. :p


    Lol, not to worry, I'm not the type to start throwing controllers or anything. :D

    Edit: One other question, do I have to update to use the track editor? I've made a few tracks, but I've realized that if I want to import the track, i have to sign into PSN... and I get signed out for playing on 1.00. Does this mean I can't use my custom tracks unless I get a better internet connection?(which, by the way, would literally mean my family would have to move.)
     
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  4. Mr Grumpy

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    Better start packing mate lol,
    Sorry :) yeh unfortunately you need to update to version 1.22 in order to use online functionality which does include importing custom tracks (as far as I'm aware)
     
  5. Ridox2JZGTE

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    Maybe this fit RS tune can help :p

    For downloading update, I suggest to do it one by one, meaning press cancel after one update finished downloading, and let it install. This is the safest way to avoid problems. Restart the game and PS3 after each update.
     
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  6. SlantSix

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    I got the digital download a couple of weeks back and the 22 - yes, 22! - updates are a major undertaking even on a fast broadband connection. Most of the problems with the update procedure relate to disc versions, and the piecemeal update process that people recommend is to avoid the possibility of losing all unsaved progress as you download, install and then run the game in turn.
    Again, this really relates to the disc version and may not be necessary for the digital version but, just to be safe...
    This is the process I did under the latest instructions on the GT6 website forums: download the first 6 updates in one block, install them and then run the game to confirm the installation. The remaining updates need to be done one by one: download, install, run game. You also need to disable the internet connection in the Network Settings on the PS3 each time between installations.
    It will take forever to do this. It will be worth it for the new tracks and cars - the Senna pack is great - contained in the endless, bloody slow, mountain of data. Good luck.
     
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  7. tkurgpold

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    Is there any danger of my game becoming corrupted? And if so, can I back it up? I really don't want to have to re-download it all over again...
     
  8. fordlaser

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    If your game ever gets corrupt, just re-downloaded the updates that is all you can do.
     
  9. SlantSix

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    If you read through the many threads here and on the GT6 forums concerning the update problems, you'll see that it seems to be one of the larger updates that were getting corrupted and freezing the whole process - #10 0r 13 usually. Hence the download - install - run sequence to save where you are at. Once you are past # 13 or so, you can double up on the downloads as they get smaller in size. I had no issues at all, but didn't want to run the risk of a hanging update download, so I did the one-at-a-time sequence. It took most of the day as the Sony servers are bloody slow.
     
  10. tkurgpold

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    So it'll download an installer? Does that mean as long as it downloads okay, I won't be in any danger of a corrupted game?
     
  11. Draggon

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    It doesn't have an "installer" per se. You download and install an update to the PS3, stop the process, run the game and install the update into the game. Then repeat the process 20 odd more times. The link is PD's explanation of how to do it. Depending upon your ISP it can take hours or a whole day. Connecting with an ethernet streamlines the process.

    Good luck and welcome to GTP!

    http://community.eu.playstation.com...ended-GT6-Updating-Instructions/td-p/22766000