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Cobra700

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Hello,

 

I am one of the many people who has got the disappearing textures and now i dont know by what this is caused , i am very tired of this problem i have had this since the day that i bought IV. I have searched through out many forums for a solution to this with no solution for me. Now i DO use car mods and L3evo 8-7 but i am very sure my pc can run it with these things because i have a good pc. The problem that i experience is that after a couple of minutes of playing it freezes very short and then some textures disappear and reappear very quikly and from then on it gets worse until all textures are gone and when i look up to the task manager it says it only uses like 1.2 GB. I have tried : cacheboost,gamebooster,defragging my local disk,clear drivers and reinstall,using a program that optimizes RAM,change the virtual memory,run the game in other compatibility,tried memrestrict and the textures even disappeared faster, and so on. I am thinking that the problem is with my RAM but my RAM should be enough mm? Here are my PC specs: OS Name: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate

Version 6.1.7601 Service Pack 1 Build 7601.

Other OS Description Not Available.

OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation.

System Type X86-based PC.

Processor AMD Phenom II X4 955 Processor, 3200 Mhz, 4 Core(s), 4 Logical Processor(s).

BIOS Version/Date American Megatrends Inc. 1601, 8-9-2010.

SMBIOS Version 2.5.

Windows Directory C:\Windows.

System Directory C:\Windows\system32.

Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume1.

Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "6.1.7601.17514".

Installed Physical Memory (RAM) 4,00 GB.

Total Physical Memory 3,25 GB.

Total Virtual Memory 8,12 GB.

Available Virtual Memory 5,98 GB.

Page File Space 4,87 GB.

display adapter AMD radeon HD 6800 series (1 GB)

 

Please reply i dont know what is going to fix this i really want to play this game without any dumb texture bugs atleast reply = D

thanks

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Have you tested various memrestrict values? If you got even more popup, then you probably used a too small number.

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yes well i have tried various memrestricts such as my ram 1024 x 1024 x 1024 it did help but then all of a sudden boom the world disappears. I also have tried the list that rockstar suggested but then strangeky enough i got even more popup. Mayebe there is one right commandline that will help me i really dont know.

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mmmm i noticed that when i used that memrestrict i also used other commandlines i will try again without the others

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By "disappearing" textures, do you mean that the world goes? If so, it's a VRAM problem. Have you tried any other graphics settings where this doesn't happen? Have you tried putting -safemode in your commandline?

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My Commandline.txt (No lags and no missing textures)

 

 

-norestrictions -availablevidmem 5.0 -percentvidmem 100 -DX9 /low  -frameLimit 0 -nomemrestrict-novblank -noprecache-minspecaudio

 

 

Keep the settings at the lowest and see if it works.

 

 

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yess i have found a memrestrict that works so atleast the world an the buildings dont disappear:D but i am going to search a little further to find a good one to fix the pop ups. And i noticed a strange thing with the rockstar list i tried to use the memrestrict for 1gb but then when i start the game instant boom everything disappears, the medium one seems to work though

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mmmm it seems how higher memrestrict from the medium list goes how more of the pop ins disappear but after a time of playing boom everything disappears right now the memrestrict 325000000 works good but i wonder is there a solution so that all textures appear normally without pop ins?

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What patch are you using?

Be sure to install the forth wink.gif

 

Also, try removing the mods and then see if it still happens.

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i am using patch 1.0.7.0 for multiplayer i heard that the other patches were better but i want mp. when i deinstall all of my mods i still get a pop in issue, i still think it is my RAM but 3.25 should be enough with my video card and processor mm?

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can anyone btw reply why the poppins disappear at a higher memrestrict but all of a sudden the city disappears?

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pffft it happend again with the memrestrict 32500000 the textures only lasted longer please can anyone reply with a good fix?

 

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The fourth switch doesn't even exist.

Well, I wanted to have improved graphics even if I have DX 11 so I put that switch (It works).

 

@OP: Err, do you know what steps you have taken before you installed the clean GTA 4? Because now you need to reinstall and remove any modded file (you might have updated the file via changing some units manually). See if it works. Don't worry, the RGSC and will be fine and your settings and savefile too.

 

If you bought it from a store then cation! You game may be of Patch 1.0.0.0 so be sure you update your game before playing. I don't know what errors or crashes will occur. I warned you...

 

People play GTA 4 for their story so complete the story and add mods, trainers, whatever you want but, don't come asking for help because multiple mods cause damage to the game. We would simply say remove the mods.

 

Also, don't triple post. Wait for anyone to post or help you.

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first of all sorry for my tripple post i desperately want to play this game without any texture issues and i am new to this forum. Yes i have tried deinstalling and reinstalling and i think it is my car mods because with my game without the car mods the textures are loading fine, I think i am reinstalling the car mods manually without replacing the vehicles.img and to see if that helps and soon i am going to reformat my pc to a 64 bit version with 4GB of extra RAM i hope everything will be solved with that

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The fourth switch doesn't even exist.

Well, I wanted to have improved graphics even if I have DX 11 so I put that switch (It works).

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Placebo

 

Cobra, you should start looking to play the game the way it can be done on your PC. Lower the settings, remove the mods and see where that gets you.

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YES i have found a fix for this problem it seems it isnt related to my specs its just the bad coding of the game i have recently found another guy with the same problem as me with a GTX 580 and 1.5 VRAM that should be more than enough, and it seems he fixed it with the 1.4 patch. And i stumbled at another topic and someone said that the problems were caused by the shaders. Sooooo i had the idea of copying the important files of the 1.4 patch into my game with the 1.7 patch and i hope it will be fixed with that. Now if someone could just link me to a download of a 1.4 patch i can find out what files fix it and fiddle with it around.

here is the guy with the GTX 580 : http://www.gtaforums.com/index.php?showtopic=483578

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The fourth switch doesn't even exist.

Well, I wanted to have improved graphics even if I have DX 11 so I put that switch (It works).

 

@OP: Err, do you know what steps you have taken before you installed the clean GTA 4? Because now you need to reinstall and remove any modded file (you might have updated the file via changing some units manually). See if it works. Don't worry, the RGSC and will be fine and your settings and savefile too.

 

If you bought it from a store then cation! You game may be of Patch 1.0.0.0 so be sure you update your game before playing. I don't know what errors or crashes will occur. I warned you...

 

People play GTA 4 for their story so complete the story and add mods, trainers, whatever you want but, don't come asking for help because multiple mods cause damage to the game. We would simply say remove the mods.

 

Also, don't triple post. Wait for anyone to post or help you.

You should go back to science class and learn what hte Placebo Effect means.

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HAHA i knew it once i replaced the shaders from patch 1.0.4.0 i had NO missing textures NO pop ins i could play smooth for an hour with no missing things a buidling was a building no matter where i looked. There was only one problem the shadows didnt work but i will find something for that. So if anyone is out there who has car packs and has this problem google patch 1.0.4.0 and download it then run it and copy the shader files into ur directory voila no missing textures or pop in. I thought that patches were supposed to fix things? Lol anyway thank you for your replies i will test this for a couple of more hours and then i can confirm it 100% works smile.gif

 

EDIT mmm the textures load fine even after hours of playing BUT the shaders go through the objects im currently looking to fix this. Can anyone reply what files cause the 'clip trough objects' effect?

 

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WreckageGTA
HAHA i knew it once i replaced the shaders from patch 1.0.4.0 i had NO missing textures NO pop ins i could play smooth for an hour with no missing things a buidling was a building no matter where i looked. There was only one problem the shadows didnt work but i will find something for that. So if anyone is out there who has car packs and has this problem google patch 1.0.4.0 and download it then run it and copy the shader files into ur directory voila no missing textures or pop in. I thought that patches were supposed to fix things? Lol anyway thank you for your replies i will test this for a couple of more hours and then i can confirm it 100% works smile.gif

 

EDIT mmm the textures load fine even after hours of playing BUT the shaders go through the objects im currently looking to fix this. Can anyone reply what files cause the 'clip trough objects' effect?

So what you did is to downgrade your patch to 1.0.4.0? How about the commandline.txt? Are you using it?

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aha finnaly a reply biggrin.gif nope not using any commandlines and what i did to get the textures to load properly is this: i copy and pasted the shaders from patch 1.0.4.0 into my original 1.0.7.0 game the textures all load fine now only a couple of issues now : 1,the shadows dont load 2,the shaders go through objects

other then that it is all fine.Now i am trying to solve these two bugs i will come back and tell which files cause these bugs,OR if some guys here on the forum know which files to replace please reply.

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WreckageGTA
aha finnaly a reply biggrin.gif nope not using any commandlines and what i did to get the textures to load properly is this: i copy and pasted the shaders from patch 1.0.4.0 into my original 1.0.7.0 game the textures all load fine now only a couple of issues now : 1,the shadows dont load 2,the shaders go through objects

other then that it is all fine.Now i am trying to solve these two bugs i will come back and tell which files cause these bugs,OR if some guys here on the forum know which files to replace please reply.

So where do you copy the shaders from 1.0.4.0? hmm ._.

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well as first you must be sure to agree that you will lose your shadows and the shaders will go through objects. Ok first you have to google GTA IV patch 1.0.4.0 and then download it, i downloaded it from filefront or something like that. Also MAKE SURE U HAVE A BACKUP! Because if u do it wrong u might no longer be able to play the game. First of all delete all of ur files in the directory and then run the .exe to run the patch it will automatically put all of the needed files in x:/program files/rockstar games/Grand theft auto IV . Then place the files in ur patch 1.0.4.0 folder then put the backup u made back in the grand theft auto IV folder and then afterwards put the shaders from patch 1.0.4.0 into grand theft auto IV/common/shaders then u will be able to play the game normally without pop ins

WARNING i am still busy with searching the files that will bring the shadows normally back and fix the shaders issue. Do this at ur own risk

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WreckageGTA
well as first you must be sure to agree that you will lose your shadows and the shaders will go through objects. Ok first you have to google GTA IV patch 1.0.4.0 and then download it, i downloaded it from filefront or something like that. Also MAKE SURE U HAVE A BACKUP! Because if u do it wrong u might no longer be able to play the game. First of all delete all of ur files in the directory and then run the .exe to run the patch it will automatically put all of the needed files in x:/program files/rockstar games/Grand theft auto IV . Then place the files in ur patch 1.0.4.0 folder then put the backup u made back in the grand theft auto IV folder and then afterwards put the shaders from patch 1.0.4.0 into grand theft auto IV/common/shaders then u will be able to play the game normally without pop ins

WARNING i am still busy with searching the files that will bring the shadows normally back and fix the shaders issue. Do this at ur own risk

I'll try that. Thanks. smile.gif

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Hello there guys i have returned biggrin.gif

 

I have fiddled more around and added the reservedapp 0 to my personal memrestrict an guess what? No more missing textures VERY little pop in. I still dont know why it worked on my system i have 32 bit and it is SUPPOSED to work only on 64 bit and rockstar said it wouldnt work on 32 bit. Well not from what i am experiencing , now i can FINALLY play the game with my mate's online cruising:D thanks for u guys..... replies.

 

PS: u can close the thread now smile.gif

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WreckageGTA
Hello there guys i have returned biggrin.gif

 

I have fiddled more around and added the reservedapp 0 to my personal memrestrict an guess what? No more missing textures VERY little pop in. I still dont know why it worked on my system i have 32 bit and it is SUPPOSED to work only on 64 bit and rockstar said it wouldnt work on 32 bit. Well not from what i am experiencing , now i can FINALLY play the game with my mate's online cruising:D thanks for u guys..... replies.

 

PS: u can close the thread now smile.gif

Does that apply with the patch 1.0.4.0's shaders or it is on 1.0.7.0? If so, then where to add "reservedapp 0"? In the commandline.txt (with memrestrict)?

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