What is going on with my PS4?

#1 Posted by SteadyingMeat (631 posts) -

So every time I play Resogun, the game will just randomly lockup (it usually happens when I die), and require me to restart it. The system doesn't lock up, just the game. The NBA Live demo stutters every 3 seconds as well and makes it impossible to play. Contrast and Blacklight also have pretty unstable framerates, but I'm guessing that's just how those games are. AC IV is totally fine.

Is anyone else having these problems, or is my PS4 being really weird?

#2 Posted by ll_Exile_ll (1270 posts) -

So every time I play Resogun, the game will just randomly lockup (it usually happens when I die), and require me to restart it. The system doesn't lock up, just the game. The NBA Live demo stutters every 3 seconds as well and makes it impossible to play. Contrast and Blacklight also have pretty unstable framerates, but I'm guessing that's just how those games are. AC IV is totally fine.

Is anyone else having these problems, or is my PS4 being really weird?

Sounds weird, I haven't had any of those issues.

#3 Posted by DeanoXD (607 posts) -

No issues here either i didn't know there were any demo's out.

#4 Edited by SteadyingMeat (631 posts) -

Well crap....Sigh.

#5 Posted by yakov456 (1872 posts) -

I would delete Resogun and DL it again as a first attempt at resolving the issue.

#6 Edited by Blastroid (257 posts) -

You have mastered Resogun and found it's kill screen. ;)

#7 Posted by Aviar (365 posts) -

I wonder if the hard drive in your system just has some bad blocks on it. You can try to delete and re-download Resogun and if that doens't work, maybe do a system restore to reformat the hard drive. You would need to do this through safe mode and select: Initialize PS4 (Reinstall System Software). There are alot of articles written on doing this so just google for one and follow the instructions.

If that doesn't fix your issue then I would definitely contact Sony for advice on what to do next.

#8 Edited by SteadyingMeat (631 posts) -

Well I just uninstalled and reinstalled Resogun, and nope, didn't work. This time it locked up when killing the first boss, so it seems to only lock up when there's a ton of particle effects going on.

This is so weird. Flower, AC IV, Warframe, and Contrast (assuming the unstable framerate is normal), all work totally fine. I'm gonna try doing the same for NBA Live now.

#9 Posted by kaos_cracker (538 posts) -

Is it in a well ventilated area? I haven't had any problems with mine.

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#10 Posted by SteadyingMeat (631 posts) -

Yes.

#11 Posted by GaspoweR (2509 posts) -

Launch console jankiness most probably. Hopefully it'll work itself out and not have to require a replacement.

#12 Posted by SteadyingMeat (631 posts) -

Alright, so I just found out that NBA Live isn't even fully downloaded. So yeah, that might be the reason why it's stuttering a bunch. I'll try it again when it eventually downloads and installs everything instead of just a portion of it. (Though it's crazy a demo has to do that).

Still doesn't explain why Resogun keeps freezing up, though.

#13 Edited by yakov456 (1872 posts) -

@steadyingmeat: Maybe that jammed up DL is using resources important to the stability of RG?

#14 Posted by SteadyingMeat (631 posts) -

Well, I waited for it to install completely, and unfortunately, it didn't help at all. Maybe my PS4 has problems with digital games? Then again, Flower, Trine 2, Warframe, etc, all work fine. I don't fucking know. I guess I'll wait a while and see how things turn out. Thanks for your advice, guys!

#15 Posted by marc (431 posts) -

A demo? on ps4? what sorcery is this?

#16 Posted by THRICE_604 (210 posts) -

@deanoxd said:

No issues here either i didn't know there were any demo's out.

Quite a few games do. They don't have a demo section of the store anymore. If you're looking at a game underneath the buy option is a try demo option if available. Likely to have a more unified store front instead of everything being all over the place. Not perfect but once you know to look at the game page for everything related to that game it won't be problem I guess.

#17 Edited by Seikenfreak (215 posts) -

This is so weird. Flower, AC IV, Warframe, and Contrast (assuming the unstable framerate is normal), all work totally fine. I'm gonna try doing the same for NBA Live now.

I've been playing AC4 a lot and haven't had any noticeable frame drops. I'd say it runs extremely well but I guess there could be some degree of personal opinion, but I don't think it would vary that much. Also played a bit of Flower and it ran perfectly smooth. Haven't had any issues with Resogun.

As others have said: This sounds weird. Formating that HDD seems like a good start.

#18 Posted by spraynardtatum (2118 posts) -

I haven't had this but...twice so far....I've had freezes that forced me to pull the plug on the system when it was still on. The power button wouldn't do anything. One from Netflix and one just on the UI. I'm pretty sure I had come from standby mode. One time for sure.

#19 Posted by LiquidPrince (15601 posts) -

Sounds like your console is overheating, has a GPU problem or an HDD problem.

#20 Edited by SteadyingMeat (631 posts) -

@seikenfreak: I meant Contrast has frame rate issues. Everything else is totally fine. And yeah, I'm gonna look into reformatting the HDD when I get the chance and see if that helps.

#21 Edited by Seikenfreak (215 posts) -

@steadyingmeat said:

@seikenfreak: I meant Contrast has frame rate issues. Everything else is totally fine. And yeah, I'm gonna look into reformatting the HDD when I get the chance and see if that helps.

Ah gotcha. I didn't absorb that sentence correctly.

#24 Edited by SteadyingMeat (631 posts) -

@lamarrsanomaly

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I tried reinstalling the system software, going back to factory settings, redownloading and downloading the games again, and I thiiiiink something else? (oh yeah, I rebuilt the database as well). Regardless, none of it worked. It's just NBA Live that has that crazy stuttering, though. No other demos do, and I've tried them all. Fucking weird. Also, I found out that the Resogun crash I was getting was actually the same error that a ton of people were getting with Battlefield 4, so I dunno what's up with that. It's still crashing even today, though.

As for Blacklight and Warframe, I noticed a bunch of FPS drops in Blacklight. The frame rate wasn't terrible in Warframe for me, but I only played the tutorial.

#25 Edited by AcidBrandon18 (651 posts) -

My PS4 shut itself off the moment I tried to load up Master difficulty for the first time, which was weird. Also sometimes when I boot up my PS4 I get no audio, but I don't know if that is the PS4's problem or my TV's....

#26 Posted by narujoe93 (2427 posts) -

It's weird that it only effects some games. I wouldn't wait any longer and would return it/contact sony. Not worth the time/money/trouble of fixing it yourself; you shouldnt be having this experience.

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