Quantcast
Jump to content
Search In
  • More options...
Find results that contain...
Find results in...
    1. Welcome to GTAForums!

    1. Red Dead Redemption 2

      1. PC
      2. Gameplay
      3. Missions
      4. Help & Support
    2. Red Dead Online

      1. Gameplay
      2. Find Lobbies & Outlaws
      3. Help & Support
      4. Frontier Pursuits
    1. Crews & Posses

      1. Recruitment
    2. Events

    1. GTA Online

      1. Diamond Casino & Resort
      2. DLC
      3. Find Lobbies & Players
      4. Guides & Strategies
      5. Vehicles
      6. Content Creator
      7. Help & Support
    2. Grand Theft Auto Series

    3. GTA 6

    4. GTA V

      1. PC
      2. Guides & Strategies
      3. Help & Support
    5. GTA IV

      1. Episodes from Liberty City
      2. Multiplayer
      3. Guides & Strategies
      4. Help & Support
      5. GTA IV Mods
    6. GTA Chinatown Wars

    7. GTA Vice City Stories

    8. GTA Liberty City Stories

    9. GTA San Andreas

      1. Guides & Strategies
      2. Help & Support
      3. GTA SA Mods
    10. GTA Vice City

      1. Guides & Strategies
      2. Help & Support
      3. GTA VC Mods
    11. GTA III

      1. Guides & Strategies
      2. Help & Support
      3. GTA III Mods
    12. Top Down Games

      1. GTA Advance
      2. GTA 2
      3. GTA
    13. Wiki

      1. Merchandising
    1. GTA Modding

      1. GTA V
      2. GTA IV
      3. GTA III, VC & SA
      4. Tutorials
    2. Mod Showroom

      1. Scripts & Plugins
      2. Maps
      3. Total Conversions
      4. Vehicles
      5. Textures
      6. Characters
      7. Tools
      8. Other
      9. Workshop
    3. Featured Mods

      1. DYOM
      2. OpenIV
      3. GTA: Underground
      4. GTA: Liberty City
      5. GTA: State of Liberty
    1. Red Dead Redemption

    2. Rockstar Games

    1. Off-Topic

      1. General Chat
      2. Gaming
      3. Technology
      4. Programming
      5. Movies & TV
      6. Music
      7. Sports
      8. Vehicles
    2. Expression

      1. Graphics / Visual Arts
      2. GFX Requests & Tutorials
      3. Writers' Discussion
      4. Debates & Discussion
    1. News

    2. Forum Support

    3. Site Suggestions

  • 0
Sign in to follow this  
ShooterSix

Graphics options reset every time

Question

ShooterSix

Hello,

 

I tried using search, but it gives me an error.

 

My question is:

 

Everytime I start the game, my graphics settings reset, forcing me to change the resolution, etc etc. Anyway to make the changes stick?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

22 answers to this question

Recommended Posts

  • 0
Shadow-Link

I've got the same problem it's really annoying. Are we the only two people having this problem?

Does anybody know how to fix this?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0
Officer_Dufus

Well the second time I started up the game is today, and since the servers are down.... I don't even think you can access your profile! So your graphics settings may be saved under your online profile.

 

I think it is damn crap you can't even load a saved game without logging on. Why the hell did they do it that way?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0
robixxx

Had this problem also, I used nvidia beta drivers..

 

changed back to the normal ones, now it's fixed monocle.gif

 

GTAIV is full of strange things really, we need over 9000 patches icon14.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0
ZodiacKiller

Delte the rockstar folder from my documents. Save game is stored elsewhere.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0
:DRX: ¡EyE!

Greetz;

 

I have the same issue and I've tried WHQL drivers and beta drivers, but still no luck for me; my setting are reset to the auto-configure settings every time I start the game. I sent an email to Rockstar support about it and if I fix it; I will advise.

 

The game is bad ass, lol! icon14.gif

 

Out;

 

EyE

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0
Craigybabes

Hi guys, same problem here - but have a solution.

 

This is Vista and folder may be hidden;

if so check: Control Panel > Folder Options > View > Show hidden files and folders.

 

Navigate to \\[uSER]\AppData\Local\Rockstar Games\GTA IV\Settings and delete 'SETTINGS.CFG'

 

Run game > Set options > Quit game. biggrin.gif

 

Whether Set options > Play game > Quit game would upset this method I don't know but mine are set. Enjoy.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0
:DRX: ¡EyE!

 

 

Hey thanks Craigybabes, that worked for me too. cool.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0
Craigybabes

My pleasure.

 

Although it is worth noting that all your control & audio settings are lost as well dozingoff.gif

 

Best solution available for yet another R* 'dirty port'. Almost feel like buying an XBox.

Edited by Craigybabes

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0
kionna

thanks !!! this worked for me too!! i think it's because windows live stores your settings and having the local settings file messes it up icon14.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0
megahustler

Works on XP too, folder path is slightly different though:

 

\Documents and Settings\**WINDOWS-USERNAME**\Local Settings\Application Data\Rockstar Games\GTA IV\Settings

 

Thanks!

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0
catzilla

Thanks! I had this problem too =)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0
smokeringhalo
Works on XP too, folder path is slightly different though:

 

\Documents and Settings\**WINDOWS-USERNAME**\Local Settings\Application Data\Rockstar Games\GTA IV\Settings

 

Thanks!

That's messed up because there is no Rockstar Games folder in my app data folder.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0
Lutra78

Works. Thank you!!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0
slowrider
Works on XP too, folder path is slightly different though:

 

\Documents and Settings\**WINDOWS-USERNAME**\Local Settings\Application Data\Rockstar Games\GTA IV\Settings

 

Thanks!

That's messed up because there is no Rockstar Games folder in my app data folder.

you sure? i managed to find it, though i am curious as to what the other three files are meant to do. one of them is labelled serial so that is being left alone.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0
megahustler

 

That's messed up because there is no Rockstar Games folder in my app data folder.

Strange. Sure you're in the right folder?

 

Important: (EDIT: This is for XP)

 

The path is USERNAME\Local Settings\Application Data\Rockstar Games

 

NOT USERNAME\Application Data\...

 

There are two Application Data folders (at least on my system), for some reason...

Edited by megahustler

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0
Fallback

Thx, helped me as well.

 

Now I can finally reduce my resolution and this really reduces the glitches and lags. smile.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0
reassor

bumping for new ppl with this bug

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0
pat30724

Not working at all sad.gif

 

I have an offline account. My laptop is a bit crap so it can't go online anymore.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0
Mark

Moved to troubleshooting.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0
Hanneswasco
Not working at all sad.gif

 

I have an offline account. My laptop is a bit crap so it can't go online anymore.

So, you haven't installed the patches? I think that if you install the latest patch for GTA IV, the graphics settings won't reset. Try to install the patch from Rockstar's site, here.

 

If you have can't go online on your laptop, you can put the patch on a memory stick or something and then install it on your laptop.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0
pat30724

I have the last version installed. But it still resets the gfx every time

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0
mkey82
I have the last version installed. But it still resets the gfx every time

Go into one of the corresponding folders

 

 

Windows XP SP3	C:\Documents and Settings\<user>\Local Settings\Application Data\Rockstar Games\GTA IV\SettingsWindows Vista	C:\Users\<user>\AppData\Local\Rockstar Games\GTA IV\SettingsWindows 7	C:\Users\<user>\AppData\Local\Rockstar Games\GTA IV\Settings

 

 

And delete all the files in there (there should be three of them). Don't delete anything else, just the settings.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Answer this question...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Sign in to follow this  

  • 1 User Currently Viewing
    0 members, 0 Anonymous, 1 Guest

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using GTAForums.com, you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.