Rockstar says not to install GTAV "play" disc on Xbox 360

Do not install the GTAV "play" disc on Xbox 360 for "optimal performance," says Rockstar on Twitter.

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Rockstar Games has encouraged Xbox 360 owners of Grand Theft Auto V not to install one of the game's two discs to their hard drive.

The Xbox 360 version of GTAV ships on two discs, one labelled as "install" and the other as "play." The game features a mandatory 8GB installation from the first disc, with the second required to sit in a user's disc tray in order to play.

Some users might have considered installing the play disc to their hard drive too, but Rockstar Games advised against this on Twitter if users want "optimal performance."

Rockstar has said that it will have more information on this on its support site when the game launches tomorrow.

Over the weekend Rockstar said it was "investigating" cases of the game being sold early.

The PlayStation 3 version of the game also requires a mandatory installation, but the game ships on one Blu-Ray disc.

Discussion

369 comments
sunnymax2488
sunnymax2488

Tutorial For Noobs using Xbox 360.

1) Get a usb drive with minimum 16 gb space. (I would recommend Usb flash drive instead of Usb HDD)

2) Connect your usb drive to your xbox 360 console.

a) Go to "Settings", and then select "System Settings".
b) Select "Storage" or "Memory".
c) Select "USB Storage" Device.
d) Choose "configure now" to format the USB flash drive for Xbox content.
e) Your usb drive is ready for Xbox 360 game installation.

3) Insert your "GTA V Disc 1 / Installation Disc" into the disc drive.

a) Go to the drive tray and press "X" on your controller
b) Select "Install".
c) Select your Internal HDD drive.
d) Wait for installation to complete.

4) Insert your "GTA V Disc 2 / Play Disc" into the disc drive.

a) Go to the drive tray and press "X" on your controller
b) Select "Install".
c) Select your USB drive this time.
d) Wait for installation to complete.

5) Keep "GTA Disc 2 / Play Disc" into the disc drive and play game without any dvd drive noise!

Hope this helps :)

garysingh34
garysingh34

Anyone know why it keeps taking me back to home screen when entering certain parts of the map? Xbox 360 btw

jark888
jark888

Simply put that Bluray is the way to go.

Twizzle123
Twizzle123

What the fck is the problem. I installed disc 1. No problem. Put disc 2 in. No problem. I am now driving around Los santos with NO PROBLEMS. Its working fine for me on Xbox 360.

liandrikonflict
liandrikonflict

I threw out disc 2 cuz I thought it was for french language...FML...:(

gtx021
gtx021

need patch over xbox live right now,due to bit noise of disc 2

blackace
blackace

The game automatically does the install. Why would anyone be stupid enough to try to install the 2nd disc? lol!!

wildamnesia
wildamnesia

No biggie.  The 'Play' disc won't be leaving my disc tray for a long while yet.

Urizen316
Urizen316

I don't see how anyone could consider this a problem.. It's not like you can't play, you just can't install. And it will be fixed with a patch. No biggy, it's not like the loading times aren't worth it right?

Garm31
Garm31

HOW DO YOU INSTALL IT TOO THE USB????? Would be great if Rockstar gave instructions.

fgjnfgh
fgjnfgh

" The PlayStation 3 version of the game also requires a mandatory installation, but the game ships on one Blu-Ray disc." I laughed

twisted_sith
twisted_sith

i don't even want to troll people. i honestly just feel sorry for them.

callsignalpha
callsignalpha

These are the benifits of Blu-rays. We dont need two discs in the first place.

SiLenTWarrior29
SiLenTWarrior29

Good thing I don't have to deal with this situation. PlayStation baby!

nikisoru
nikisoru

I've installed Disc 1 on HDD and Disc 2 on USB and works fine this way and no noise ! :D

tightwad34
tightwad34

Why does the 360 have some games where you need 2 discs? It's freaking 2013 and we are in the middle of the technological age and they are still doing shit they did back in 1996.

adward22
adward22

plz guys i need help iam dying ..people are playing meanwhile iam  right now  i still  clean shits  on my garden ...and dont know what to do..:(

adward22
adward22

WTFK suppose that mean ?? ..ok disk 1 is mandatory installation that cotains texture and blaa bla bla ...ok the second disc is is playing mode so why not to install it to my xbox360 HDD to rest my laser driver of rotation disce??s ...fkn blizards rockstar must fix your  shit early...


first i need help i burned two disc with ihas burner and none of them worked to my xbox360 is jittaged ....any help i use optical disces

disc 1 ..it shows me a message that unreadable disc ..fk as hell

disc2 ..it shows me a message that can not start  the game and need to re-install again...

wtfk suppose i do guys...plz if someone has the same problem plz tell iam not the only one who has a fkn trouble ...need fix this damn thing :(

xwest06
xwest06

Man, this 8GB install is taking forever! lol

XNEXUS666X
XNEXUS666X

Sweet! I only installed the 'install' disk because I couldn't wait to fuckin play it.

Darkfall_05
Darkfall_05

This initial install (Install disc) will require an Xbox 360 Hard Drive or an external 16GB USB flash drive with at least 8 GB of free space. If using a USB flash drive it must be at least USB 2.0 with a minimum 15mb/s read speed and formatted for Xbox 360 use. A new USB flash drive is recommended to ensure optimum performance.

Darkfall_05
Darkfall_05

My guess is that, if you install both, the hard-drive will have to seek between two segments of data and therefore create more crunch time, deprecating read speed and any benefit from being installed... so no point

iamdoomed
iamdoomed

Ah it's like the Battlefield 3 HD patch all over again.

Wonder if like BF3 you can get around it by installing the play disc to a USB stick that reads faster than the DVD?

nirvana47
nirvana47

can we play it without installing or we must install one of the disks on xbox 360?

sunnymax2488
sunnymax2488

@garysingh34 Try deleting and re-installing Disc 1 / play disc. This usually happens when your console cant find or access disk 1 data. 


adward22
adward22

i know i saw that before you..thanks for tips grandma ^_______6

blackace
blackace

@adward22 Did he say "pirated or not"? lmao!! What does "Blizards" have to do with this? Funniest post of the day so far.

sunnymax2488
sunnymax2488

@Garm31 

Tutorial For  Xbox 360 users

1) Get a usb drive with minimum 16 gb space. (I would recommend Usb flash drive instead of Usb HDD)

2) Connect your usb drive to your xbox 360 console.

a) Go to "Settings", and then select "System Settings".
b) Select "Storage" or "Memory".
c) Select "USB Storage" Device.
d) Choose "configure now" to format the USB flash drive for Xbox content.
e) Your usb drive is ready for Xbox 360 game installation.

3) Insert your "GTA V Disc 1 / Installation Disc" into the disc drive.

a) Go to the drive tray and press "X" on your controller
b) Select "Install".
c) Select your Internal HDD drive.
d) Wait for installation to complete.

4) Insert your "GTA V Disc 2 / Play Disc" into the disc drive.

a) Go to the drive tray and press "X" on your controller
b) Select "Install".
c) Select your USB drive this time.
d) Wait for installation to complete.

5) Keep "GTA Disc 2 / Play Disc" into the disc drive and play game without any dvd drive noise!

Hope this helps :)

Kjranu
Kjranu

@callsignalpha I use Steam and we don't even need install discs! Get caught up with the times please. 

adward22
adward22

now iam jealous..would you mind to borow your ps3 version :).....i dont think so :(

adward22
adward22

i agree shit age are done ..we are living in 21th century for god sakes ..

Moeremmo
Moeremmo

@nirvana47 Just install disk 1 .. it contain textures and graphics and trust me u will be shocked by the graphics i have it sine Saturday and disk 2 is 2 play 

RedLegZeff
RedLegZeff

@nirvana47 Yeah 1 disc is required to install but the other disc they advise you not to install. So only install 1 disc, not 2.

DrizztDark
DrizztDark

Did you fucking read the article? So many dumbasses...

adward22
adward22

yeah?.......no just amnesia i couldnt even sleep  thinking about gta5  i dont thing it called a problem to me

and you call it a seizure ?

poor  kid........sadly but you dont  know anything about outer world we live ...i feel sorry for you ...have fun ball licker ok....

dont lick y panties ok ...:*_^

blackace
blackace

@Kjranu @callsignalpha You only need 2 disc for the install. After that it's ONE DISC when you play the game. Just like the PS3. lol!!

MrBunson
MrBunson

@Kjranu @callsignalpha
You won't be playing this game any time soon (if ever) so steam is worthless in conversations about this game.....sorry.

tightwad34
tightwad34

@collingtonuk And I wasn't technically being technical. I was just throwing some shit out there.

adward22
adward22

so any solution to fix this damn shit...........?? Q_Q

any help will be much appreciated

adward22
adward22

come on pal this is free world ..yes i came here for help because this article may be connect to my problem...at least if igot someone had this issue before maybe give me some tips to fix fkn trouble :(

DrSpeedyNuts
DrSpeedyNuts

So let me get this straight, you've come to a well known games review site to ask for help with burning an illegal copy of GTA5 to discs to play on a jtagged 360?