Performance Tweaks & Bug Fixes
Posted 08 June 2005 - 07:24 PM
Update Your Drivers
Before anything else, you should check you are running the latest drivers for you graphic card. From the list below, follow the link that best suites your PC then download and install the latest drivers.
ATI Graphics Card on Windows XP (Home or Professional)
ATI Graphics Card on Windows 2000
ATI Graphics Card on Windows 98
ATI Graphics Card on Windows XP x64 Edition
ATI Graphics Card on Windows ME
ATI Graphics Card on Windows NT
nVidia Graphics Card on Windows XP (Home or Professional) and Windows 2000]
nVidia Graphics Card on Windows 95, 98 and ME
nVidia Graphics Card on Windows XP x64 Edition
nVidia Graphics Card on Windows NT
Next make sure you are running the latest version of DirectX. The latest version of DirectX is 9.0c. You can find out what version you have installed by clicking Start, then Run, and typing 'dxdiag' and hitting return. After the dialog box has loaded, you should see your version of DirectX shown at the bottom of the list on the first page.
If it does not show DirectX 9.0c, then follow this link to download it, then install.
Important: By trying these suggested bug fixes, you do so at your own risk. GTANET or it's members are NOT responsible for damage caused by bug fix suggestions.
Pedestrian Glitch (Thanks to Skyline_man)
Description: If you are using an nVidia FX5200 128 Card with DirectX 9.0c, you may experience pedestrian texture glitches.
Fix: Down-grade to DirectX 9.0b (Click here to download).
Random Reboots with nVidia AC97 Drivers (Thanks to [DMA]Blunted)
Description: If you are using an nVidia chipset with AC97 on-board sound, you may experience random reboots.
Fix: Use official Realtek drivers (Click here to download) instead of the drivers supplied by nVidia.
Cannot Save When Installed On Windows User Account With Period (Thanks to Speedsterworld)
Description: You cannot save your game progress. You are told your save files are corrupt.
Fix: Create a new Windows user without a period (.). Example: "My Name" and not "My.Name" or if you do not wish to create a new Windows user, follow these instructions.
Advanced Options Crash Fix (originally posted by GTA3Freak-2001)
As many of you would know there is a big problem with certain people not being able to access the Advanced Options screen in SA due to 32MB GFX Cards and other low-end cards. The workaround was to request gta_sa.set files from others which contain the desired options, now however Jacob on the forums here has created a program which allows the editing of the options from your desktop thus avoiding the ingame crash.
This fix can be obtained by clicking here:GTASA Advanced Options Fix
Posted 08 June 2005 - 07:51 PM Edited by Skyline_man, 08 June 2005 - 08:09 PM.
|I have GeForce FX 5200 128mb and I had pedestrians and textures problem. I downloaded the newest graphic drivers and installed DirectX 9.0b and it works! I tryed run the game with newest graphic drivers and DirectX 9.0c but it doesn't work. So don't install DirectX 9.0c. For blurring problem you have to change your monitor frequency. I have 75Hz. On my computer it works but I don't what about your computers.|
EDIT:here is ArturP topic's link:
Posted 08 June 2005 - 08:14 PM
Posted 08 June 2005 - 08:41 PM
Posted 08 June 2005 - 09:03 PM
and Tank: about saving problems, here is the answer by speedsterworld:
|holy sh*t i'm a genius i fixed i, it's an issue witi windows username, go to your C drive, or windows drive, then Documents and settings, and if your username has a PERIOD like .WINDOW or .COMPUTERNAME |
then it will be corrupt, make a new user, one that's never been on the computer before, so it wont have a PERIOD, then throw it admin privs if u want , then switch to that user, then run the game save should work
It worked with some people imo
Posted 08 June 2005 - 10:09 PM
Go to Start -> Run -> dxdiag
Click the sound tab
Change to standard.
Posted 09 June 2005 - 12:19 AM
Posted 09 June 2005 - 12:58 AM
This is also sometimes caused by shall modifications (windows blinds, etc.).
Posted 09 June 2005 - 02:30 AM
Posted 09 June 2005 - 02:39 AM
|QUOTE (Majuub @ Jun 8 2005, 21:30)|
|I was wondering, is a 4x dvd-rw enuff for installation, I plan to use a no cd exe to play cos i hate getting my disks warn out from excessive use.|
4X is the writing speed of that drive. You should check for the "reading" speed. Anything above or equal to 8x should be fine.
Posted 09 June 2005 - 04:22 AM
If anyone else experiances this please post your setup and if a fix is found please post it and pm me.
Posted 09 June 2005 - 06:02 AM
Posted 09 June 2005 - 06:40 AM
Posted 09 June 2005 - 06:44 AM
|Does San Andreas run on machines using the GeForce4 MX440 video card?|
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas was played on a GeForce4 MX440 during compatibility testing where the game was found to play without problems on the 440 hardware. Compatibility testing recommended settings with a resolution of 800x600x16 with draw distance set to around 1/4 and "details" set to medium for best results with this graphics card.
There were many asking about this, weren't there?
Posted 09 June 2005 - 06:59 AM Edited by DeRCT13, 09 June 2005 - 07:10 AM.
btw, maybe this'll help..
-defrag your HDD
-empty your TEMP folder
-update your drivers.
Posted 09 June 2005 - 12:53 PM
Posted 09 June 2005 - 03:24 PM Edited by jools1980, 09 June 2005 - 03:29 PM.
direct link to the driver (wi2k/winxp, control center version) - http://www2.ati.com/...m_enu_23864.exe
drivers page - https://support.ati.....asp?deptID=894
home page - http://www.ati.com
Posted 09 June 2005 - 04:50 PM
"The NVIDIA Setup program could not locate any drivers that are compatible with your current hardware. Setup will now exit."
My machine looks like this:
Windows XP Media Center Edition
P4, 3.2 GHZ with H/T
1024 MB DDR SDRAM
nvidia GeForce FX Go5700, 128 MB
Posted 09 June 2005 - 06:54 PM
I uninstalled the nForce sound driver, and installed ac '97 drivers from Realtek. Hasn't crashed ever since I did that.
My setup: AMD xp2800+, 512mb DDR, asus A7N8X-X motherboard
Hope this helps peeps.
Posted 09 June 2005 - 07:47 PM
Posted 09 June 2005 - 07:49 PM
Posted 09 June 2005 - 08:27 PM
Posted 09 June 2005 - 08:53 PM
|QUOTE (Donald Rack @ Jun 9 2005, 20:27)|
|I keep lagging at some parts, even after turning down settings. Usually during missions.|
Exact the same Problem here... using a ATI Radeon 9800 XT
Doom3 runs fine with full details with 50fps o.O
Posted 09 June 2005 - 10:07 PM
I have some Problem with my GTA SA
I dont see Texture from all people in the world
Radeon X800XT = ATI Catalyst 5.6
Windows XP Home SP2
Here is a Screen from the Game
LINK NOT VALID
P.S sry for my bad english
Posted 09 June 2005 - 10:32 PM
OS: Win XP Pro SP1
MB: Asus A7V333
CPU: AMD Athlon XP2400+ 2.0 GHz
GFX: Asus V8420 GeForce4 Ti4200 128MB DDR (nVidia, updated with the latest 71.89 drivers)
RAM: TwinMOS PC2700 DDR-DIMM 512MB
What are the problems I might encounter, and how do I solve them?
Posted 09 June 2005 - 10:33 PM Edited by DocMenach, 09 June 2005 - 10:36 PM.
Morty84: According to my crystal ball.... Damn, crystal ball is in the shop, I guess I can't tell what problems you are going to have and you'll just have to wait until you get the game and try it out.
Hmmm.... with all of these issues with specific hardware (Geforce 6200, Nforce2 chipsets, Soundblaster)) it seems as if Rockstar didnt do such a good job of playtesting the game on a WIDE variety of hardware before releasing it.
Posted 09 June 2005 - 10:41 PM
|QUOTE (DocMenach @ Jun 9 2005, 23:33)|
|Morty84: According to my crystal ball.... Damn, crystal ball is in the shop, I guess I can't tell what problems you are going to have and you'll just have to wait until you get the game and try it out.|
Fair enough, at least I have a place to find my specs in case I need them...
Posted 10 June 2005 - 12:07 AM
|QUOTE (DocMenach @ Jun 9 2005, 17:33)|
|y2kcrazyjoker: You can't use the regular Geforce drivers on your laptop. You will have to use drivers supplied by your laptop manufacturer.|
Ah, thanks. Does it seem odd to you, though, that those drivers on HP's site have not been updated since late 2003 (although I got my laptop July 2004)?
Posted 10 June 2005 - 12:26 AM
I have a few "bugs" or of sorts, first off the SFX;
I don't know if it's mission-related(I'm stuck on the same mission ) or whatever seems to be the problem.
Suddenly the SFX goes silent, Radio still going and all.
Checked the menu and options but there's no "sound" from moving around in the menues either,
Anyone had a similar problem?
I'm using an onboard soundcard but haven't had any problem with Any other games so I somewhat doubt that's the problem.
Otherwise I'm running with severe crappy graphics and seemingly choppy graphics physics, perhaps that's the way it's supposed to be or is there some kind of way to tweak this game into "smoother" but at the same time keep the performance high?
Anycase, the sound is what's bugging me, seems to occur when I click past dialogue, or that's my theory atleast.
Thanks for any answers, I've checked all drivers possible and DirectX and so on and so forth.
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