homie vtol and homie heli doesn't show up on the phone list!

#1 Posted by ssc604 (28 posts) -

anyone else having this problem

i can call everything else its just those two that have problems

my game is installed to the hard drive

#2 Posted by Soap (3563 posts) -

Sorry for the dumb question here but... have you unlocked them?

Also if they are greyed out it's because they are unavailable (they work on a pretty lame cool down system)

#3 Posted by ssc604 (28 posts) -

lol they are unlocked

and no its not just grayed out

it doesn't appear on my phone list as the thread title states

#4 Posted by Napalm (9020 posts) -

Sucks for you, I guess. Maybe you should head to the Saints Row: The Third forum and post your issue there.

#5 Posted by TaliciaDragonsong (8698 posts) -

I noticed them sometimes not landing, like circling me for a minute before disappearing in the distance again, but I never had problems calling them.
Strange.

#6 Posted by WebScud (114 posts) -

They are always in my phone, but they don't always so up. And if they show up, they don't always land. They often hover above a cleared area. I actually get a helicopter about 60% of the time and a VTOL about 25%.

#7 Posted by Xeiphyer (5594 posts) -

You're not missing much, every time I call in a VTOL homie, he either never shows up, or shows up and immediately crashes. 
 
Might want to go post in the official forums or something, though I imagine its just glitched and you're screwed.

#8 Edited by nutter (122 posts) -

I have the same issue. I haven't bought the VTOL, but I bought the Heli Homie unlock and it's like it never actually took the unlock. I've had a similar issue with stores and property. I'll buy them, and once I save, quit, and reload...the money is gone but the properties aren't mine. Annoyance at worst...

#9 Posted by Napalm (9020 posts) -
@nutter said:
I have the same issue. I haven't bought the VTOL, but I bought the Heli Homie unlock and it's like it never actually took the unlock. I've had a similar issue with stores and property. I'll buy them, and once I save, quit, and reload...the money is gone but the properties aren't mine. Annoyance at worst...
Why would you save, quit and reload right after you buy properties?
#10 Edited by nutter (122 posts) -

I play a lot of co-op and I'm a parent of a 3 and a 1 year old. My co-op partners are friends of mine, most of whom are parents of young kids. Point being, life happens and we all have to save and quit here and there. It's not something I do habitually, but my 1 year old is teething and is battling an ear infection. So those few precious hours that I spend gaming are frequently interrupted. I stopped playing with strangers for the same reason. I don't want to be the ass who drops out in a close game on Live, but my kids are the priority, so I will...that, and when you only have an hour or two here and there IF the kids sleep soundly, I don't want it ruined by typical public match BS... Long and rambling answer, I know...and, it was typed on an iPhone... Sorry about the formatting and lack of direct reply...my phone doesn't like Giant Bomb's forum code.

#11 Posted by MikeGosot (3227 posts) -
@WebScud said:
They are always in my phone, but they don't always so up. And if they show up, they don't always land. They often hover above a cleared area. I actually get a helicopter about 60% of the time and a VTOL about 25%.
@Xeiphyer said:
You're not missing much, every time I call in a VTOL homie, he either never shows up, or shows up and immediately crashes.   Might want to go post in the official forums or something, though I imagine its just glitched and you're screwed.
The VTOL needs big open areas to land. Some crossroads work too.
#12 Posted by LTSmash (602 posts) -

About 50% of the way through the game Oleg was just permanently grayed-out for me.

#13 Posted by Yummylee (21242 posts) -

After completing the story, I can't call in any of my character homies (only the vehicle delivery and saints/SWAT backup work) anymore and they're all labelled as being ''busy''. Burt Reynolds I wasn't able to call even during the story =/ The whole Homie Mechanic (jesus, did I really just type Homie Mechanic?) is pretty buggy overall it seems.

#14 Posted by Demoskinos (14559 posts) -

This game has a lot of issues.  Restarting the 360/clearing the cache actually fixes SOME of them.   No guarantees tho.

#15 Posted by Joey_Joe_Joe_Junior_Shabadoo (1 posts) -

I have the same issue.

I reached level 39, unlocked (paid for) the Homie VTOL feature but it does not show up in my phone.

It isn't greyed out -- it doesn't show up at all!!!

The other homie items show up: vehicle delivery, heli(copter) and tank, BUT NO VTOL!!!

What's up with that?!?

#16 Posted by LTSmash (602 posts) -

I had a similar issue with Oleg. About halfway through the game his icon became grayed-out and he was unavailable for the duration, which is a bummer as he's great to have around wrecking shop.

#17 Posted by Natedawg8624 (1 posts) -

ON THE PS3:

I just want to know, how long it takes for the VTOL to become available on the phone (HOMIE VTOL)? I bought the Homie delivery, summoned the VTOL, and it just hovered over a fucking parking lot, trying to land but not touching down for five minutes IRL. Finally I said FUCK IT and blew it out of the sky with an RPG! Now I'm at the airport waiting for it to become available again.

#18 Posted by Godlyawesomeguy (6385 posts) -

I have the exact same problem on the PC. No idea how to fix it.

#19 Edited by tymerteeking (1 posts) -

Solution (PC version):

Use this tool: http://www.saintsrowmods.com/forum/index.php?threads/sr3-save-editor-c.1042

Open up your save game (suggest your last numbered one), go to the homies tab, uncheck VTOL, save, open game, go to campaign, load that saved game (suggesting the one with most recent time), try to call vtol homie and likely fail to do so, save, quit game, re-open tool, go back to homies tab after opening save game again, re-check vtol homie, save, reopen saint's row, should now be working.

Remember... always get the PC versions of games, because there's always a fix.

#20 Edited by Fearbeard (823 posts) -

@napalm said:

@nutter

said:

I have the same issue. I haven't bought the VTOL, but I bought the Heli Homie unlock and it's like it never actually took the unlock. I've had a similar issue with stores and property. I'll buy them, and once I save, quit, and reload...the money is gone but the properties aren't mine. Annoyance at worst...

Why would you save, quit and reload right after you buy properties?

Well when he's done playing he probably saves and quits. Then when he is ready to play again he reloads or loads the save. I don't think he's doing all three the moment he buys the property.

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