Asked & Answered: The Rockstar Editor, GTA Online Updates, PC Mods and More

Posted on May 7 2015, 12:00pm | Author: R* Q | Filed Under: Social Club, Games

“The real question is: on what are we going to spend the money from the Heists? (For those who have practically everything)” – vens243
“What’s coming next [for GTA Online]…??” – Nilix
“Will there be more [Heists] added with future updates?” – carl0winer

To vens243 and others who are excited to show off their Heists spoils, beyond the many new vehicles and items that arrived to GTA Online as part of Heists, we are also working on another update coming soon that will feature some very cool new toys for you to enjoy and flaunt with your ill-gotten gains. For now, the screenshot above provides just a glimpse... For those asking for more Heists, please understand that Grand Theft Auto Online Heists were a tremendous undertaking so it’s not the sort of thing where we can easily create and publish additional Heists like other Job modes and missions. We are, however, working on other cool updates for GTA Online that you can expect over the coming months.


“I would like to use [the Rockstar Editor] but I’m on PS4. Hey Rockstar, can you do something please for PS4 players?” – Black_Pawn_01
“When’s [The Lab radio station] coming on next-gen consoles?” – GRUNSKY
“Is [The Lab radio station] ever gonna come out on PS4?” – sn3jku

The Rockstar Editor is an advanced tool requiring additional processing power so it would not be compatible with GTAV on the older systems, but we are currently working on a version tailored for the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 consoles – and we hope to release that sometime this summer, or as soon as it is ready. We are also planning to bring The Lab radio station to all four consoles in a forthcoming title update. Please stay tuned for more information.


“Will there be any more updates for [GTA Online] on Xbox 360?” – @ColtsPacersJosh

We want to support the older consoles with new content for as long as we possibly can. As we mentioned previously, we always knew there might be a point where we would reach the technical capacity of what the older generation of consoles can handle as each downloadable update requires additional memory both for assets and for additional scripting.  We have continued to optimize the entire game over time in order to squeeze as much memory as we possibly could out of the last-generation hardware and at some point, continuing to add content for those systems could cause the risk of instability to the game overall. As of now, we are planning on releasing the next big content update for all five systems and we will continue to squeeze as much as we possibly can onto them.


“Why is [Self Radio] not possible on PS3/PS4?” – Destroy_Ger
“How about creating something like that in PS4/3 and Xbox platforms?” – Osprey11
“Can you put this on PS4 or Xbox 1 at least?” – RayzRBlayde1229

The GTAV PC Self Radio experience that plays your personally curated playlist of mp3s in the game as a fully featured and properly integrated radio station just wouldn’t technically be possible on the consoles as it requires more than the consoles allow at this time.


“I’m having soo much fun with GTAV on the PC but I just have one question about it, how come you are not allowing mods for it?” - @ClarkMatthew63
“Will I get banned from GTA Online for using a FoV Mod or Oculus Rift mod?” - @Mattophobia

We have always appreciated the creative efforts of the PC modding community and we still fondly remember the awesome zombie invasion mod and original GTA map mod for GTAIV PC among many other classics. To be clear, the modding policy in our license has not changed and is the same as for GTAIV.  Recent updates to GTAV PC had an unintended effect of making unplayable certain single player modifications. This was not intentional, no one has been banned for using single player modifications, and you should not worry about being banned or being relegated to the cheater pool just for using single player PC mods. Our primary focus is on protecting GTA Online against modifications that could give players an unfair advantage, disrupt gameplay, or cause griefing. It also bears mentioning that because game mods are by definition unauthorized, they may be broken by technical updates, cause instability, or affect your game in other unforeseen ways.


“We want to play GTAV with joystick. Will you add joystick support for PC? There is a huge difference between gamepad and JS.” – @eniyikotuadam
“Just wondering if there’s a possibility of including joystick support for GTAV in any upcoming patches or updates?” – received via Mouthoff
“Rockstar friends, GTAV PC version would be significantly enhanced if players could use their steering wheels.” – received via Mouthoff

Thank you for the feedback! We understand that many PC players out there would like to see enhanced peripheral support for specialized controllers such as flight sim joysticks and steering wheels. No promises, but it is something we are investigating to see if possible in a future update.


“Can I play GTAV on my Mac?” – received via Mouthoff
“Why this game isn’t [available for] Mac?” – Jaalloav

While GTAV isn’t technically released for Mac, you can actually play the PC version on a Mac by running Windows 7 or 8 through Boot Camp. You can find instructions along with some other requirements over at Rockstar Support.


“Hi Rockstar! Please report these guys on YouTube who destroy your game. Look at all the cheats they promote in their videos… I’d be grateful for answers on what you plan to do with about this?” – Aleek94
“Okay, so I've let this slip under the carpet, but now I'm really starting to get pissed off with the whole situation. I can accept people grinding Capture or Rooftop Rumble, what I can't get over is the amount of people doing money and RP glitches, and the YouTubers who are feeding the community with them... I suggest you take action on the YouTubers who are promoting these glitches… they need dealing with, because they're the ones starting to destroy GTA Online...” – ilewisgta

We are tremendous fans of the vast majority of YouTube content that fans post using footage from our games – everything from original machinima movies to funny gameplay moments to hypnotizing time-lapses and so much more – but we obviously do not support or condone any videos that attempt to instruct people how to cheat their way towards illegitimate RP, counterfeit GTA$, duping vehicles without having earned them and other things along those lines that compromise the fairness of the game’s ranking and economy systems. We have a long-standing policy on posting copyrighted Rockstar Games material over at the Rockstar Support website, and to make things clearer on this front, we’ve just added a bulletpoint about this particular type of content there. Just like our other long-standing rules about not posting pre-release leaked footage, spoilers or entire in-game television content episodes – anyone who posts videos that encourage and promote ways to cheat your way towards gaining illegitimate RP or counterfeit in-game money or duplicating in-game items without having earned them may have their videos flagged for takedown with YouTube. Thank you again to everyone in the community (and especially the hardworking and creative GTA YouTube community!) for helping to bring this matter to our attention. Thanks also to everyone in the community for your ongoing efforts since the launch of GTA Online in reporting glitches, bugs and exploits to us via the Support website – it’s invaluable information that helps inform fixes in Title Updates and via dynamic tuning to help keep GTA Online as fair as possible for everyone.


“Are you guys doing anything to fix godmode/invisibility and unlimited ammo [in GTA Online]?” - @TacticalTaco5

Absolutely. We have always taken this issue very seriously and have people dedicated to addressing these problems when they arise. Unfortunately even a tiny minority of people cheating can have a negative impact on a larger population. In addition, solving this problem requires a different approach on each platform. We have been regularly rolling out fixes for specific exploits and tools to enable us to combat cheating with each patch and we are going to continue to do so. While it’s unrealistic to say we can solve the problem of cheating forever and for everyone, we believe we are making significant progress on this issue and we will continue to work aggressively to stop these griefers in their tracks as best we can.


Asked & Answered is a special feature here at the Rockstar Newswire rounding up a selection of popular frequently asked questions with official responses from Rockstar. Have another question for us? Feel free to send it to our attention at mouthoff@rockstargames.com where we can have a look for consideration in an upcoming edition. As a reminder, if you have suggestions specific to GTA Online, you can send them to GTAOnline@rockstargames.com and if you have a technical customer support question of any sort, please visit​ http://support.rockstargames.com and consult our knowledge base to find help.

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  • R* Xon May 12 2015, 12:23pmFlag
    Hi all, thanks again to the entire community for your great questions and for your support as always!

    We know there’s many other questions some of you have, so as a reminder you can feel free to hit us up at the following feedback addresses and places:

    GTAOnline@rockstargames.com for wishlists and feedback on things you’d most like to see in GTA Online. We actively track incoming player suggestions there for consideration.

    If you are experiencing any sort of technical issue whatsover, the place to find help is http://support.rockstargames.com or via Twitter at http://twitter.com/rockstarsupport. You can also see current online server status information always at this Support page: https://support.rockstargames.com/hc/en-us/articles/200426246-GTA-Online-Server-Status-Latest-Updates

    And you can email Mouthoff@rockstargames.com for general inquiries and feedback – we can’t always provide an answer to all questions there especially on anything that hasn’t been announced previously, but we’re always interested to have a look at what you have to say.
  • oOo-CAIN-DOG-oOo19 hours, 53 minutes agoReplyFlag
    Hi rockstar, is there a official realise date for CEO updates on ps3?
    • Henell1271 week, 1 day agoReplyFlag
      I have two questions about the controller emulator software called x360ce. Since my steering wheel that i have (Thrustmaster Ferrari Red Legend Edition) doesn't get recognized by windows itself i have to use external programs to get it to work. The program basically inserts 2 .dll files in to the games own files so the game detects the wheel as a working controller. So my questions are will i get in trouble for using it in Online since it affects only me? Will there be consequences from using it like a ban or something on those lines?
      • parham.khafan4 weeks, 1 day agoReplyFlag
        hi...how does the car mods work??? and in which consols can we use car mods( reall cars ) pc?ps4?xbox??
        • Palurdito24on July 23 2016, 9:54pmReplyFlag
          Rockstar porque no ponen algo mas aunqueseapara old gen?, ya se que podremos disfrutar nuevos dlcs ni primera persona, ni editor rockstar pero algo que por lo menos sea compatible,como las luces de neon
        • xRoyalxHype713xon July 20 2016, 6:00pmReplyFlag
          Can I transfer my online character to use in (director mode only) and still use mods?
          • CommanderTFSAS7on July 10 2016, 4:07amReplyFlag
            Dear Rockstar today is my birthday im want to know if they ang plans for Army the,me Dlc coming soon and i would for my birthday Army colthes on GTA 5 online and really want see real Army gear in GTA online and that could also get money on GTA 5 online for my birthday s well i kow very busy i hope see that you bring Army Theme Dlc to GTA 5 online with new weapons gear better bullet poor Armor and new LAV tanks and trucks and many more i hope you see this From \CommanderTFSAS7
          • Chiraq_Boy_312on July 6 2016, 12:34amReplyFlag
            hey rockstar i got a question, do u guys ban online modders on gta v? do u guys not care about old gen?
            • TicketedLawyeron July 3 2016, 11:45amReplyFlag
              Hey Rockstar! We have consoles, I have PS3 , we are playing on thoose consoles because they give us lots of FPS. But to take this FPS in PC with this graphics quality, we have to spend over 4000 Dolars. We don' wanted to spend over 4000 Dolars, so we bought PS3. I think PS3 has enough memory to get new updates. And if it doesn't have enough memory, give us the new cars! Please , we all know you can take new cars like GROTTI X80 PROTO to PS3. Yours sincerely, TicketedLawyer.
              • Domsterpotato2 weeks, 6 days agoReplyFlag
                "A lot of FPS" lol 30 fps on low graphics you absolute idiot you can get a PC for like 400 that runs gta 5 on high graphics 60 fps
            • CroppedBee94497on July 3 2016, 12:56amReplyFlag
              hi rockstargames on one of the most amazing games that you made I want to give you some good tip and fixers 1 fix servers I been doing ceo missions and getting my warehouse full then I go back to storymode so it could save come back to online and nothings there.2 plzzzzzzzzzz bring back the armored money truck its really good for money and roleplaying youtubes love to roleplay and take snapmatics so plz bring back the armored money truck 3 You now in story mode how you can go into the police station and all the fleccers banks but in online you can not as a machined in the privlies tip its good for snapmatices and let us fly through the aii building again. whish you will read this the will make gta online experience better
              • captainsamilockon July 1 2016, 7:21pmReplyFlag
                When ia the gta 5 udate for xbox 360 coming out
              • joelmiller8007on June 26 2016, 3:33pmReplyFlag
                my gta5 crash on ps4 and I lost all my crate in my 16 ware house
                • NwAHomiezon June 15 2016, 10:07pmReplyFlag
                  I have 1question can u do rockstar editor on ps3
                  • hardsnioerzzzz1on June 15 2016, 1:24pmReplyFlag
                    Rock star services can you fixes my ps3 I got banned Plssss thank you
                    • D.V.L.Aon June 22 2016, 11:50amReplyFlag
                      @hardsnioerzzzz1 don't bother asking, the R* system don't ban you without a reason.you have either cheated, exploited the game, use in-game glitches or you accepted loads of money for the modding players.so get over it
                    • ToNnY_Gon June 25 2016, 5:17pmReplyFlag
                      @D.V.L.A than what is the reason ?
                  • carlosguzman27on June 12 2016, 9:48pmReplyFlag
                    hola, me gustaria saber que pasa con el fondo de los emblemas de la crew, llevo un mes cambiandolo y poniendo el fondo transparente y sigue saliendo blanco..
                    • GiloS123on June 6 2016, 11:42amReplyFlag
                      Hello Rock Star, I returned from a long vacation and i login to the game and I saw I had received banned if it is possible to know why I got?
                      • Crowdefjamon June 2 2016, 3:36pmReplyFlag
                        Hola rockstar el juego es increíblemente bueno pero tengo una duda en alguna actualización podrán meter más coches deportivos o clásicos se les olvidó el shelby gt 500 un clásico sí lo podrían meter al juego que estupendo sería un saludo y gracias
                        • leTerminator35on June 5 2016, 1:41pmReplyFlag
                          @Crowdefjam je pense la même chose que toi non pas dutout mais est ce que la mise à jour que vous sorterrez sur console next gen c'est sur mais les consoles old gen est ce que vous allez toujours encore laissé tombé la PS3 et la Xbox 360. Alors est ce qu'il y aura les garages Benny's sur les consoles Ps3 les voitures disponible sur Ps4 et Xbox One mais indisponible sur les consoles old gen et les nouvelles mises à jour est égal a ceux de ps4 et de Xbox One parce que la première personne qu'on attends depuis cette mises à jour sur console next gen et du coup depuis je demande a m'acheter la ps4
                        • leTerminator35on June 5 2016, 1:44pmReplyFlag
                          @leTerminator35 ah oui c'est pour quand la grosse mises à jours (sur toutes les consoles) parce que ça fait 2 mois qu'on attends cette mises à jour
                      • Kirito97Genesison May 31 2016, 1:31pmReplyFlag
                        I have a question will see a heist update week like we had a few months ago because a lot of my friends and me missed out
                        • kozaka_HUNon May 25 2016, 10:29amReplyFlag
                          21) Quick GPS for shops like food store or clothes shop. Or quick GPS for everything (like cinema, darts, golf).
                          22) In Ammu-Nation it should be possible to buy ammo for all the guns, grenades, armors we have with one single click. Same like before any jobs. It is annoying that we have to select all the guns for what I would like to buy ammo.
                          23) More ammo and grenade reserve for guns like homing missile launcher. If I got 9969 bullets for a Carbiner, why I have only 10 grenades in the grenade launcher?
                          24) More relevant background for winnings. Like if you play golf or darts, and you win, why the celebration video is in a garage? Why not in the pub or at the golf pitch?
                          25) Respawn car with a key in free mode if you are stuck. Sometimes it would be nice because the vehicle is stuck. Now I have to destroy the vehicle or run away and call mechanic.
                          26) Buy Inventory items before any job like armor and snacks.
                          27) More possibilities to get in to buildings. Like Tequilala, or banks, etc.
                          28) In Ammu-Nation the default option to buy ammo for a gun should be full. Like with one click you fill fully up. Who want buy 7356 piece of ammo into the Carbine gun with x 60? That would be 123 clicks!!!
                          29) It should be possible to call the mechanic close to one of my vehicle. The new one should arrive, the old should be disappeared. Like with Pegasus vehicles.
                          30) Older chat messages should disappear after some time, or at start in the next job. If I write something to all in one job, this will remain for hours and will be shown always at start of the new job.
                          31) Disable voices from NPCs like Lester in Heist setup. He chit-chat too much, and it is disturbing, that you can't turn it off.
                          32) If it is not like this, place some servers with regions, like EU, US, Asia, etc. Because of lagg.
                          33) Transfer game money to your friend?
                          34) Armor should not gone if one NPC hit you with a car. It cost 500 to get back a new one. Only health should drop if you fall down, or you will be hit by a car.
                          35) Stronger armor. One hit and armor is gone. What? Or it is ok, but then I should use a new armor with one key hit.
                          36) Create a new invite only session if you are already in an online session. It is annoying that you have to be in single player mode to be able create a new invite only session. Means if you are in a public, you have to go single player, then create a new invite only session.
                          37) Job menu at the beginning should be simple. Invite and play in one page? Other informations below, or on an another page if interested. Or the interactive menus should be on the top, to be able select them in jobs.
                          38) Get access to your apartment’s garden or balcony from inside.
                          38) Get access to your apartment from the roof (arriving with a helicopter, airplane or parachute).
                          39) It would be a bit better to get more money for the missions/jobs. You get 10-15k for one. And do one in about 10 minutes means you will get 50-75k in one hour minus your used ammo or other costs. So you will earn maybe 50k in an hour. To get a vehicle for 1 million means you have to play 20 hours continuously.
                          40) It would be nice, to change weapons in a car like you do on foot with this round weapon selector. Now you have only one possibility, hit TAB and roll. This is annoying if you got lot of guns. Or at least be able to scroll with buttons in two different directions (scroll with middle mouse?).

                          ps2.: This list is also sent to Rockstar. I thought this could be a good place for such kind of idea list.
                          • kozaka_HUNon May 25 2016, 10:28amReplyFlag
                            Dear Community and Rockstar!

                            I really like your GTA5 game, but here is my list with new ideas and bugs. I hope you can fix some of them, or even implement and add new features what I listed here for you.

                            Thank you: kozaka gamer

                            ps.: English is not my native language, sorry if you did not understand something. Just write back if you have questions!

                            01) Internet search should work with car names too. Like if I write in to the search field a car name like Zentorno, the search engine should go directly to the page or show a list of pages where I can find the car.
                            02) Sell or hide not used or miss bought guns what I don’t want anymore.
                            03) Hot key to eat a snack and put on body armor.
                            04) If we (3 players/friends for example) had started in an invite only session, and did some jobs, after we decide to go to free mode, all of us should go back in the original invite only session (or into a new one) and not distributed into some public session.
                            05) Car plates should be also changeable in the game and not only with mobile app iFruit. Plate should work with all the cars you own.
                            06) If I select one radio station, the station should not change at every new job what I start. Or I turn it off, should stay off forever!
                            07) Radio should also work if loading a page. It is boring to wait for the loading in silence. (I especially turn music off and listen internet radio, because of this missing feature).
                            08) Ban all kind of hackers or (cheater) modders. Do something, because they disturb all the online game experiences like events, or free mode, VIP works, etc. Or send back 1/3 of my paid money, as I paid also for this features.
                            09) Leader boards should be cleaned! Because of the many hackers they have irrelevant data stored. Like max point in one job is 13456 and the top one is with 4565346237465 points. Or the best time for a race is 0:00 minutes. Ban the guy (also record IP address at ban), and clean the leader boards.
                            10) Selecting a job from a list via the menu should be always possible. This is now not possible if you finished a job. Only possibility select from 5 random or completely random.
                            11) More support for different joysticks. Like car steering wheel or HOTAS for flight.
                            12) Add as friend should work in online game. Like we are in a job, I should be able to add the unknown player as friend. Or at find player function, I should get a list from the last players I played with to find fast the last players.
                            13) Heist, heist setups, Lamar missions should works also with minimum player like 2-4. Sometimes a 4 player only mission could be done with 2-3 players. But to get a additional 1-2 random players is hard. And many times they just left after a couple of failed mission.
                            14) If we are in a heist with 4 players. The heist or heist setup or job don’t need the 4th player, and one player exits, the heist should be continued and not break. Except, if the number of players are too low to finish the job. Like do Fleeca alone?
                            15) More harder level for elite players like very hard or hardcore.
                            16) Clothing should be more flexible. Like if you got a watch, and you will put on an ear jewelry, the watch should not gone. Like if you have Black & white Leather Straps on, it will be removed if you put on any kind of necklace.
                            17) More car tuning should be possibilities. Like skirts, spoilers, extinguish, colors, decals. Internal tuning, like things on the mirror, bubble head, etc.
                            18) Put money into the bank via Internet should be maybe not possible. In real life you can’t do this. The players should go always to an ATM or bank.
                            19) In creator I should be able to create not only versus or death match missions, rather than all or at least some more (like contact missions) other mission types.
                            20) We should own ships in a dock like we own and manage the cars. Means we should be able to buy docs for ships. Also then tune, respray, etc. them.
                            • droidrzrloveron May 26 2016, 1:29pmReplyFlag
                              @kozaka_HUN If you do an IP ban, you can simply become unbanned by requesting a new IP from your ISP's DHCP server, they should ban your entire subnet.
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