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archie456

ERR_GFX_STATE - can't play game

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archie456

The game has run really well since December (with a few crashes), but since yesterday I keep getting the ERR_GFX_STATE error and cannot now play the game at all.

 

I've searched the internet on this (its come up a lot), I've tried two recommendations:

 

1. Deleting the 3 SGA files from Documents... Settings

 

2. Adding -ignorepipelinecache into the launch options as the RockStar support page suggests.

 

Neither worked... and I can't play the game.

 

Are there any other suggestions out there?

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Legion of Hell

Run the game on safe mode, then adjust the graphic setting, then restart the game. It's should've worked

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Kubigz
15 hours ago, archie456 said:

. Deleting the 3 SGA files from Documents... Settings

After this, change graphics from Vulkan to DX12 or vice versa and run the game. Play for a little bit.

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Midokof2002

i had the same problem , Run the benchmark first and let it run for 5 second then exit the benchmark and start the story or online.that should fix it.

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archie456

Great! Changing to DX12 fixed the issue... Is there any difference between the two other than one works?

 

Thanks for your help guys!

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Legion of Hell
3 hours ago, archie456 said:

Great! Changing to DX12 fixed the issue... Is there any difference between the two other than one works?

 

Thanks for your help guys!

Vulkan is faster, DX12 is more stable

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StyxTx

I think DX looks a bit better but it has more stuttering than Vulkan. I do run into the problem of not being able to load the game every so often with Vulkan though.

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Kubigz

In my case Vulkan was more stable with fps, so eventually I reverted to it very quickly and no issues so far.

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AdamNortonUK

I've managed to fix this issue from happening and since I tried this method to see if it would actually work has stopped the game from crashing on both Vulkan and DX12 with the ERR_GFX_STATE error and have had no issues with that error for the past several weeks.
 

  1. Set the sga_vulkan and sga_win32 cache files in Documents/Rockstar Games/Settings folder to read-only.
    (I have opened the files with Notepad and cleared the contents but this may not be required since the game cannot access them to write to them as they are set as read-only, just did it to save space)
     
  2. On the Rockstar and / or Steam Launcher or any other launcher where you can set the launcher arguments, enter the launcher argument -ignorepipelinecache
     

This should fix the issue as the -ignorepipeline cache launch argument is meant to stop the game from creating these sga cache files and writing to them constantly during gameplay, but typical Rockstar, this doesn't work so setting the sga files to read-only stops the game from accessing and writing to those files as -ignorepipelinecache is suppose to be doing!

 

 

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