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BillDimebag

[ANDROID] Performance issues ?

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I have GTA Vice City on my ZTE Blade V ( Specs :1.2 GHz Quad Core Qualcomm msm8225Q processor , 1Gb Ram and adreno 203 gpu ) and I have noticed that the game is playable but it has big amounts of frame drops and lag. The current in game settings i have are :

BRIGHTNESS : 50%

DRAW DISTANCE : 20%

SCREEN RESOLUTION : 100%

DYNAMIC SHADOWS : OFF

FRAME LIMITER : ON

SUBTITLES : ON

I should also mention the reason why I have setted screen resolution at 100%... It's because whenever I enter a vehicle with screen resolution setted at any value below 100 ( even at 90 ) the screen freezes but the game continues to run as if im still driving and if I exit the vehicle the screen resumes ... Anyway to fix this ? I feel that if i could get to lower the resolution without having that bug I menyioned , the game would run smoothly...

P.S. : I also have San Andreas installed ( which in my opinion is a more demanding game in terms of hardware and resources ) but it runs smoothly with a really small ( and partial ) amount of minor lag.

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Spuds725

Rather then write this all again I'm going to repost an earlier post I made on this subject of freeing up system resources (see quoted post below)

 

If you do the reinstall-- be sure to back up your saves somewhere-- I've read of people that lost their saves on doing this but am not sure if they cleared all the local data or just uninstalled.

 

I am hoping you have the "limit background processes" feature that Samsung devices have under Settings>Developer options (I had this on my Galaxy S3 and currently have this on my S4) as this will likely help your situation the most.

 

I do wish you luck

 

//edit// I was just checking my S4 for this and could not find it-- so googled it and this enabled it on my S4

 

https://muffinresearch.co.uk/samsung-galaxy-s3-where-are-the-developer-options/

 

It looks as if that is how you enable it on your device too... http://www.phonetipsandtricks.com/tips/zte-blade-v/find-developer-options-15/

 

Here is a screen shot from my device..

 

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Please post back if any of this helps you.

 

 

 

@City-- I'm not sure that advice (going back to gingerbread) is very doable without rooting the device and I don't know how increasing the visual resolution will help the game run better.

@hhamzah99--

First-- try reinstalling the game-- perhaps it got boogered up on the install

Have you tried doing a few things to free up system resources??

Turn off ALL wireless communication-- bluetooth, wifi, data (if applicable)-- what this does will prevent your email/facebook/twitter/etc from checking for updates/notifications

Restart the device-- when it restarts make sure none of the wireless communication turns back on-- turn it off immediately if it does.

Close ALL running processes and apps that you can-- if your device has an onboard "killer" use that one, otherwise use a good 3rd party one.

If you are running any security software (virus/malware etc)-- force close those.

On my device (Samsung Galaxy S3)-- if you go into the settings-- way down at the bottom is a thing called "developer options"-- in there, I have a setting called-- limit running processes-- I can set this to 1, 2, 3, or 4 processes at most-- I can also set it to "No background processes", it defaults to "standard"-- and if you restart the device, it will return this to "standard"-- what I have done to make this game run better is to limit it to 2 or 3.... by doing this it will automatically kill processes if you switch to another program or what not.... so say if I set it for 3, the 3 most recently used apps will be left running. If I open a new app, the one I used longest ago will be closed.... the only downside of this is that if you do switch out of a running game and open too many apps, it can kill your game without you saving,

So anyway-- try the above-- if game works ok then great if not-- read on...

In game-- go into display settings and reduce draw distance, screen resolution, turn visual effects to LOW, turn dyanmic shadows to OFF-- only after you have gotten the game functional would I start messing with these settings (raising them back up).... you can slowly start increasing these and testing the game afterwards to make sure that increasing your visual setting doesn't hinder your game.

HTH...

Spuds

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BillDimebag

Ok . My device has the limit running processes option. Going to try it now. Thanks for your advice ;)

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Spuds725

Great-- as mentioned above-- please post back if this helps.

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BillDimebag

Wow... I've got to admit that performance is much better. It runs almost flawlessly after setting running processes to 2. Thanks for helping out :)

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Spuds725

Great-- Glad I could help...

 

As mentioned in the quoted text above-- be careful if you switch out of the game-- you can accidentally close it without saving.

 

Also-- restarting the device after playing should restore the developer options back to their default-- it does this on my device but you may want to check to be sure.

 

Spuds

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