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GTAIII on Android phone, kinda laggy

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  • JustRob


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Posted 13 January 2013 - 12:07 AM


I downloaded GTAIII Anniversary Edition for my Samsung Galaxy S GT-9000, but the game doesn't run very smoothly. Sometimes it hangs, or goes slowly, etc.

I've read online that there are ways to get it to run more smoothly on this model, does anyone have any ideas?

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 08:22 PM Edited by Spuds725, 13 January 2013 - 08:24 PM.

I don't have that specific model but here are some of the basics for conserving system resources in game and out.

First-- in game you can go into the settings and under display-- reduce screen resolution, draw distance.... turn visual effects to low, dynamic shadows to off.... framer limiter to on.

On the device itself you should do the following.... Restart the device.... turn all wireless communication to off (mobile networks and/or wifi and bluetooth)-- do NOT start any apps as many will run in the back ground when you exit (including killing them)-- turn your Sync to off (remember to turn back on when done playing- or you won't get your email or facebook notifications).

Kill any running processes (ie clear memory) if your device can do this.... better to do with the device memory manager rather then an "app killer" app.

I have a samsung galaxy s3-- not sure if your samsung device has this but worth a look... go into settings and check for a setting called "developer options"-- inside of that section I have a place to "limit processes"-- I usually set it for "no more then 3" you can try less then this (1 or 2)-- just realize if you exit the game without saving and open another app, you run the risk of "killing" your game meaning it will close without saving as the device is shutting down unused processes to conserve resources. When I restart the device, the setting limiting processes will return to "standard"... I would check this if your device will do this-- obviously don't restart until after you finish playing.

After limiting processes, start the game-- see if that effects anything and if running better, you can slowly start bumping up display settings in the game up to what your device can handle.... if you start getting lag again, then you might need to back them down a bit...

Thats about it.... I have no problem running III, but Vice City for android has caused me a few issues (why I learned the above).



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