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Posted 11 December 2008 - 09:11 PM Edited by MaxAwesome, 11 December 2008 - 09:17 PM.

My game still looks like this:

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I'm getting seriously tired of this.

When I think that they released a game with so many problems I feel like punching them in the face! No game is worth the trouble I've been having to get this game running RIGHT!

No matter what I do, I always get messed up textures...

EDIT: what can I do to get this game working? Damn texture problems don't go away with any driver version.

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Posted 11 December 2008 - 09:20 PM

Manually paste the link (http://img444.images...kingcraprq1.jpg) into the address bar and change the filtered 'f*cking', back into it's original form. That's why your link's not working. Go on try it, it works fine; it does that because of Google's filter on this website.

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Posted 11 December 2008 - 09:21 PM

QUOTE (gamesguru @ Dec 11 2008, 21:20)
Manually paste the link into the address bar and change the filtered 'f*ck', into it's original form. That's why your link's not working. Go on try it, it works fine; it does that because of Google's filter on this website.

Done smile.gif I figured it, because I saw the * in the link and it was not linking to the image.

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That's how it looks with the latest forceware.

No change at all.


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Posted 11 December 2008 - 09:30 PM

Did you use "Driver Sweeper" in WinXP Safe Mode and uninstalled all nvidia-files yet? If you have a nvidia card with these problems, than you driver-files are damaged.

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Posted 11 December 2008 - 09:32 PM

QUOTE (Lutra78 @ Dec 11 2008, 21:30)
Did you use "Driver Sweeper" in WinXP Safe Mode and uninstalled all nvidia-files yet? If you have a nvidia card with these problems, than you driver-files are damaged.

No I haven't.

I suppose I will do that then.

has to be in safe mode, right?

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Posted 11 December 2008 - 09:36 PM

How are you guys installing the new update? Straight over the top of the old beta or uninstalling first?

When I installed beta 1, I uninstalled my current drivers but then when Vista booted back up it reinstalled the driver anyway.

I then installed the beta and it went on fine.

Was thinking I might just install beta 3 over my current ones. What are you guys doing?

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Posted 11 December 2008 - 09:48 PM

Has anybody actually gone in and tried the new drivers, and made benchmarks of before and after? I would volunteer, but the last time I tried to install the latest beta forceware, I got a BSOD and had to reinstall vista...

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Posted 11 December 2008 - 09:50 PM Edited by juledeac, 11 December 2008 - 09:52 PM.

i'm also working with driver sweeper.

uninstall physx
uninstall drivers
reboot to vista

reboot again in save mode
delete nvidia drivers completely via driver sweeper

reboot and install newest drivers

and of course: reboot again biggrin.gif

works fine for me...i like to keep it clean and smooth!


can't test newest drivers now though, my gamer pc is located elsewhere.

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Posted 11 December 2008 - 09:54 PM

I removed all previous drivers with driversweeper in safe mode, to get a clean install.

Installed the latest Nvidia drivers and still, my game looks like this.

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I'm at my wit's end. No matter what drivers I have, it always looks like this.

I'm seriously thinking about returning my game. f*ck this.

What do I do? Nothing seems to work!

I have a 8600GT 512, E8400 @ stock + Asus P5Q Pro. Not sure it matters, just posted it anyway.

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Posted 11 December 2008 - 09:58 PM Edited by catzilla, 11 December 2008 - 10:05 PM.

Alright... Exact same settings.
before
Average FPS: 40.86
Duration: 36.93 sec
CPU Usage: 90%
System memory usage: 86%
Video memory usage: 98%
Graphics Settings
Video Mode: 1440 x 900 (60 Hz)
Texture Quality: Medium
Render Quality: Highest
View Distance: 33
Detail Distance: 25
Video Driver version: 180.48

after
Average FPS: 45.16
Duration: 37.07 sec
CPU Usage: 87%
System memory usage: 89%
Video memory usage: 97%
Graphics Settings
Video Mode: 1440 x 900 (60 Hz)
Texture Quality: Medium
Render Quality: Highest
View Distance: 33
Detail Distance: 25
Video Driver version: 180.84 --these are beta3. I had 18 fps at beta2

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Posted 11 December 2008 - 10:00 PM

future drivers or the "allmighty" patch should fix your issues, if not, try to get a refund!

i'm not having any problems with missing textures or something like that but the game runs pretty bad, benchmark says ~38fps, game says something else...estimated 10-20fps out on the streets.

btw. i'm running it on a E8600 on a P5Q Deluxe with a GTX280 AMP and 4gb of 1066ddr2ram

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Posted 11 December 2008 - 10:00 PM

I can run the game just fine with 180.48 so I don't think I'll risk downloading a beta driver.

Also, see this topic: Easy way to get more FPS

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Posted 11 December 2008 - 10:01 PM

besides using driver sweeper and uninstalling drivers from the programs/features menu, is it okay to delete the actual driver folder? I have a nvidia folder with drivers in them, even after removing them so I also deleted that.

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Posted 11 December 2008 - 10:05 PM

QUOTE (pokemon4ever @ Dec 11 2008, 18:01)
besides using driver sweeper and uninstalling drivers from the programs/features menu, is it okay to delete the actual driver folder? I have a nvidia folder with drivers in them, even after removing them so I also deleted that.

AFAIK, that folder is just where the package is "unzipped" to when you run setup. So if you need to reinstall, you can just do it from that folder. Shouldn't hurt anything by deleting it though.

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Posted 11 December 2008 - 10:05 PM

why the hell does it start the fraps installer instead of the driver installer.. everything gets unzipped.. I see the nvidia logo and all.. then.. fraps installation.. WTF!!

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Posted 11 December 2008 - 10:05 PM

if you mean the C:/Nvidia folder then
yes, that's just the folder the installer file extracts the driver files in which it then installs

i think you can delete it without a worry

please, correct me if i'm wrong there

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Posted 11 December 2008 - 10:10 PM

QUOTE (hydrophoenix @ Dec 11 2008, 18:05)
why the hell does it start the fraps installer instead of the driver installer.. everything gets unzipped.. I see the nvidia logo and all.. then.. fraps installation.. WTF!!

Because FRAPS has a very STUPID habit of naming their setup file simply "setup.exe". Dumb, and I've bugged them about it several times. Just rename your FRAPS setup.exe file, or move it to another location.

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Posted 11 December 2008 - 10:15 PM

For you people that get 3-8 fps more, it's probably because you rebooted after you installed the driver (aka cleared the memory) since GTA IV has huge memory leaks. So the real way to check the difference: reboot with old driver -> benchmark, install new driver -> benchmark

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Posted 11 December 2008 - 10:28 PM

And that's the way i did it.

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Posted 11 December 2008 - 11:18 PM

Is this 180.84 or a new 180.84 cuz I just installed the 180.84 a day ago is this new? or the same thing?

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Posted 11 December 2008 - 11:20 PM

Ive tried all the 180.84 betas and they all have the same date as well as no difference in the game. Also AA cannot be forced on no matter what BETA version you use. Another thing is I checked all the betas (including both linked to here) and they all are marked as 12/02/2008 in their inf. So they are all the same beta.

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Posted 11 December 2008 - 11:24 PM

Why is Nvidia releasing tons of new drivers just for GTA IV and ATi is just sitting on their lazy arse!??..

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Posted 11 December 2008 - 11:27 PM

QUOTE (Paymox @ Dec 11 2008, 22:15)
For you people that get 3-8 fps more, it's probably because you rebooted after you installed the driver (aka cleared the memory) since GTA IV has huge memory leaks. So the real way to check the difference: reboot with old driver -> benchmark, install new driver -> benchmark

that's exactly what i did.
unfortunately, nothing's changed with this new 3d beta driver.

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Posted 11 December 2008 - 11:28 PM

ATI has gotten lazy since they were taken over by AMD. AMD ruined ATI. I had an ATI 4870 for 3 weeks but it wasnt good at all so I bought an XFX GTX280 which blew away the 4870 big time.

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Posted 12 December 2008 - 12:02 AM

Huge improvement with these drivers. The game rarely goes under 30 frames now. Can't wait till WHQL get released.

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Posted 12 December 2008 - 12:24 AM

I didn't run the benchmark but the gameplay was so much smoother than with the Beta 2 driver. I was getting stuttering with all the previous drivers even after reboots but these ones are a major improvement.

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Posted 12 December 2008 - 12:54 AM

108.48 = 42 fps.
108.84 Beta1 = 18 fps.
108.84 Beta2 = 18 fps.
108.84 Beta3 = 45 fps.
Yes. I like beta3.

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Posted 12 December 2008 - 12:58 AM

These drivers were very bad for me. My windows locked up like 10 secs after getting to the desktop. I'd wait for WHQL release. Even more so because I don't believe performance in this game can really be boosted (in any way), except perhaps if you have some obvious huge issue (Quadcore pc running below 20 fps). Other than that you will need new hardware to see a performance increase.

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Posted 12 December 2008 - 01:04 AM

Hmm. They didn't work for me. confused.gif
All settings maxed for benchmarking purposes:

Beta 2:
Statistics
Average FPS: 44.27
Duration: 37.49 sec
CPU Usage: 71%
System memory usage: 91%
Video memory usage: 100%

Graphics Settings
Video Mode: 1680 x 1050 (60 Hz)
Texture Quality: High
Render Quality: Highest
View Distance: 100
Detail Distance: 100

Hardware
Microsoft® Windows Vista" Home Premium
Service Pack 1
Video Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT
Video Driver version: 180.84
Audio Adapter: Speakers (Creative SB X-Fi)
Intel® Core™2 Extreme CPU Q6850 @ 3.00GHz (@3.66)

Beta 3:
Statistics
Average FPS: 38.30
Duration: 37.15 sec
CPU Usage: 75%
System memory usage: 91%
Video memory usage: 100%

Graphics Settings
Video Mode: 1680 x 1050 (60 Hz)
Texture Quality: High
Render Quality: Highest
View Distance: 100
Detail Distance: 100

Hardware
Microsoft® Windows Vista" Home Premium
Service Pack 1
Video Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT
Video Driver version: 180.84
Audio Adapter: Speakers (Creative SB X-Fi)
Intel® Core™2 Extreme CPU Q6850 @ 3.00GHz (@3.66)

big FPS drop and tearing was really noticeable on the Beta 3 ones.

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Posted 12 December 2008 - 01:50 AM

this didnt work for me either ______________-




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