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Preparing Your Console For GTA V

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GTASuspectOnFoot
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Posted 20 August 2013 - 04:48 AM

Just a reminder, GTA V requires an 8 GB install to your hard drive. As a rule of thumb, you will want about 20% free space on your hard drive (after the install) to support smoother gameplay.

Also, since GTA V runs natively at 720p, those with 1080p TV's may want to lower the resolution display settings. Otherwise the 720p content is just upscaled; and depending on the quality of the TV, upscaling has been known to cause display lag.

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Posted 20 August 2013 - 04:52 AM

Okay... moto_whistle.gif

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Posted 20 August 2013 - 04:55 AM Edited by DTUMan, 20 August 2013 - 05:00 AM.

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Edit by DTUMan: This is considered spam. Please refrain from making posts like this.

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Posted 20 August 2013 - 04:57 AM

Wut? With that 20 GB logic the first 2 years the 360 must have been running like ahit as it only had like 17 GIGS. Rest was for OS and stuff

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Posted 20 August 2013 - 04:59 AM

20 PERCENT of the hard drive space...not 20 GB...

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Posted 20 August 2013 - 05:00 AM

I will be installing the entire game, so ill use up 15GB or so

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Posted 20 August 2013 - 05:04 AM

QUOTE (GTASuspectOnFoot @ Tuesday, Aug 20 2013, 06:59)
20 PERCENT of the hard drive space...not 20 GB...

Well then I did read it wrong. My bad.

And what issues will you get with less than 20%???

Still this sounds weird to me. Like a 100GB HDD should then have 20 GB free while a 20 GB HDD only 4. Weird

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Posted 20 August 2013 - 05:06 AM

No offence DTU, this thread is more spam than a f*cking reply. Get real.

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Posted 20 August 2013 - 05:08 AM

QUOTE (iNero @ Tuesday, Aug 20 2013, 16:04)
QUOTE (GTASuspectOnFoot @ Tuesday, Aug 20 2013, 06:59)
20 PERCENT of the hard drive space...not 20 GB...

And what issues will you get with less than 20%???

Framerate issues. Longer load times etc.

PS. Why are single images considered "spam"? Sometimes the pictures say more than words can... if people said anything along with the funny gifs it would spoil the humour of it.

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Posted 20 August 2013 - 05:13 AM

QUOTE (LotusRIP @ Tuesday, Aug 20 2013, 07:08)
QUOTE (iNero @ Tuesday, Aug 20 2013, 16:04)
QUOTE (GTASuspectOnFoot @ Tuesday, Aug 20 2013, 06:59)
20 PERCENT of the hard drive space...not 20 GB...

And what issues will you get with less than 20%???

Framerate issues. Longer load times etc.

PS. Why are single images considered "spam"? Sometimes the pictures say more than words can... if people said anything along with the funny gifs it would spoil the humour of it.

That coukd explain some issues I had. Unfortunatelly I have too man on Demand Games on my HDD from the sales. I dont want to delete them confused.gif

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Posted 20 August 2013 - 05:17 AM

You don't need 20% of hard drive space to have your console run smooth. Who the hell told you that? Back when I had the 20 GB model, and I had nothing more than 300 MB left on my drive, there was no difference in the performance of any of the games. Clearing your cache will help a little bit, but that's all.

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Posted 20 August 2013 - 05:21 AM

I read somewhere it's good to have 10% free space of hard drive total capacity. But I figure this is a rule of thumb with ALL hard drives - computers and laptops and all. Computers are sluggish as sh*t and always crash when your hard drive is crammed to the max. You know that feeling right? Well the same goes for all hard drives ie. PS3 and 360 consoles

I'm no expert but I imagine it has something to do with the amount of time the hard drive takes to access files on the disk. Sort of like the reason you use disk defrag on a PC... so the hard drive runs smoother and more efficiently.

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Posted 20 August 2013 - 05:23 AM

QUOTE (GTASuspectOnFoot @ Monday, Aug 19 2013, 22:48)
Just a reminder, GTA V requires an 8 GB install to your hard drive. As a rule of thumb, you will want about 20% free space on your hard drive (after the install) to support smoother gameplay.

Also, since GTA V runs natively at 720p, those with 1080p TV's may want to lower the resolution display settings. Otherwise the 720p content is just upscaled; and depending on the quality of the TV, upscaling has been known to cause display lag.

This isn't necessarily the best advice. Some older or entry-level HDTVs, though behaving as 720p or 1080i, actually have a PC-derived native resolution such as 1366x768 or 1024x768. If your console is connected on HDMI, it should be able to detect and offer the TV's native resolution as a choice besides the standard resolutions. The effect can be dramatic because some of these same TVs won't let you use the full RGB color space unless they're receiving what they think is a "PC" signal using the native resolution rather than a TV/movie signal. When you see full RGB color coming from your console it looks a lot more like PC gaming (OK, old PC gaming). Yes, a game is natively 720p, but if your screen isn't native 720p you can't see 1:1 pixels anyway, so give up and use the screen's native resolution for best color and performance.

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Posted 20 August 2013 - 05:23 AM

It's true with computers yes, since they often have a lot of crap running at the same time. Consoles are different though, since they don't have anywhere near as many processes going on at the same time. Also, the games have likely been optimized to consoles with close to no HDD space (can you imagine the uproar if some dude couldn't play a game because he'd bought too many arcade games?), so it really won't be an issue.

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Posted 20 August 2013 - 05:29 AM

Amount of space on your hard drive doesn't effect performance. Just thought I'd put that out there..
But... If you do want better performance I would suggest installing the whole game instead of just the
8gb.

Sadly, I cannot do this due to the fact that I have the oldest model of the xbox 360 and my xbox
does not have enough space to hold the whole game.

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Posted 20 August 2013 - 05:32 AM

The space and performance thing only holds true with an SSD

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Posted 20 August 2013 - 05:36 AM

I know that Xbox always has the option to install the whole game, but will PS3 be able to for GTA V?

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Posted 20 August 2013 - 05:38 AM

QUOTE (lazloisdavrock @ Tuesday, Aug 20 2013, 16:32)
The space and performance thing only holds true with an SSD

What's an SSD? Super Sexy Doctor?

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Posted 20 August 2013 - 05:45 AM

space = good. more space = more good. rool of dumb hurr hurr!!!!!

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Posted 20 August 2013 - 05:47 AM

I don't have enough room on my hard drive on my Xbox, but I have a 16gb USB connected and that's where I save all my games. Would that work aswell?

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Posted 20 August 2013 - 05:48 AM

I have 150GB free. I'm paranoid that my Xbox will f*ck me over soon, so I started to play my Playstation 2.

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Posted 20 August 2013 - 05:48 AM

QUOTE (KicknShift @ Tuesday, Aug 20 2013, 05:47)
I don't have enough room on my hard drive on my Xbox, but I have a 16gb USB connected and that's where I save all my games. Would that work aswell?

as lung as it's fast enuf.

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Posted 20 August 2013 - 05:51 AM Edited by marko dash, 20 August 2013 - 05:54 AM.

Solid State Drive, becoming increasingly popular lately and will eventually replace standard HDDs as the tech improves. you're already familiar with it as tumbdrives and other memory cards. they have no moving parts so they don't produce any noise and run much cooler than a HDD because of it. the 360s harddrive for example is an SSD.

the only issue at the moment is that you can get much more storage space on a HDD than a SSD for the same price, but the gap is shrinking quickly.



on topic: i'm going to have to free some room, i have an original 20gb harddrive. if i must i'll just uninstall fallout new vegas, that will free enough room.

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Posted 20 August 2013 - 05:52 AM

QUOTE (marko dash @ Tuesday, Aug 20 2013, 05:51)
Solid State Drive, becoming increasingly popular lately and will eventually replace standard HDDs as the tech improves. you're already familiar with it as tumbdrives and other memory cards. they have no moving parts so they don't produce any noise and run much cooler than a HDD because of it. the 360s harddrive for example is an SSD.

the only issue at the moment is that you can get much more storage space on a HDD than a SSD for the same price, but the gap is shrinking quickly.

ur wrung xbox 360 does nut cum with SSD.

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Posted 20 August 2013 - 05:54 AM

QUOTE (southparkmayor @ Monday, Aug 19 2013, 23:52)
QUOTE (marko dash @ Tuesday, Aug 20 2013, 05:51)
Solid State Drive, becoming increasingly popular lately and will eventually replace standard HDDs as the tech improves. you're already familiar with it as tumbdrives and other memory cards. they have no moving parts so they don't produce any noise and run much cooler than a HDD because of it. the 360s harddrive for example is an SSD.

the only issue at the moment is that you can get much more storage space on a HDD than a SSD for the same price, but the gap is shrinking quickly.

ur wrung xbox 360 does nut cum with SSD.

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Posted 20 August 2013 - 05:56 AM

the only one that does not is the cheap arcade version. and i hope it's doesn't cum with anything, that'd be a mess tounge.gif

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Posted 20 August 2013 - 05:59 AM Edited by justin428, 20 August 2013 - 06:01 AM.

a SSD is a solid state drive. I have one on my pc and I will never again own a pc without it. It is AWESOME. F@ckin fast.

And I got the PS3 bundle with 500GB drive. It's the ONLY game I play.

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Posted 20 August 2013 - 06:01 AM

When gta v drops i will be deleting all those sh*tty indie games off my xbox and i will open it up to clean out any dust blocking the fans since i have an old elite.

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Posted 20 August 2013 - 06:11 AM

The XBOX does not have a SSD, it has a regular SATA hard drive. (PC Version will probably be announced soon I HOPE)

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Posted 20 August 2013 - 06:57 AM

QUOTE (Antagonista @ Tuesday, Aug 20 2013, 05:48)
I have 150GB free. I'm paranoid that my Xbox will f*ck me over soon, so I started to play my Playstation 2.

Same here, I have my xbox 360 for 2 years now and lately had slow rendering problems in RDR so I rather stopped playing it now.




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