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Problem with water...


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Well, I've read through the Pinned! topic, and I've had a quick look around in here, aswell on the Take2games support site, but all with no result.

 

So, as I play VC PC, everything's running fine. A little slowdown on my computer, as its not the best, but it meets the minimum spec. Occasionally I get the bug where the textures don't load when driving fast, but I've got the solution for that.

 

But, whenever I come into contact with water in the game, the graphics go very odd. Usually caused by rain (so I installed the sunshine mod to reduce that), the sky goes odd and parts of my hud disappear.

 

vcproblems.jpg

 

As you can see, the money, wanted level, weapon, etc, basically everything except the time have gone from the hud, and also the radar has no markings. This also happens if I knock over a fire hydrant, walk through a swimming pool, or most annoying of all, use a boat, rendering certain missions extremely different to complete.

 

I have contacted Take2games support, and am still as of yet awaiting a response. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

 

My computer specs are as follows:

Intel Celeron 1.7GHz

128 MB DDR RAM

40 GB HDD (30 GB free)

16X - DVD ROM

32 MB S3 ProSavageDDR Graphics Card

Onboard Soundcard

Windows XP

 

Not great, but its only a week old, upgraded from a:

Pentium II 400MHz

64 MB RAM

6 GB HDD

4 MB ATI RagePro Graphics Card

 

The only mod installed is the Sunshine Mod, as previously mentioned.

 

Many thanks in advance.

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theenglishgit

you could do with more ram and a much much better graphics card

 

a avergae Geforce FX is £60

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Thanks, I know my computer isn't the best, but I'm looking for a solution to this problem that doesn't involve buying anything new, other than some RAM which I'm getting anyway to try and help the low fps...

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I have the exact same problem... check down on the page.. its called something like Graphic Trouble... by korpdeath. I emailed Rockstar and am waiting for a reply... I post it as soon as I get it.

 

Oddly, we have the exact same video cards.

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Auto-Thefty

Replace the graphics card. I remember playing GTA3 on a Savage and I had TONS of bugs. Replace, replace, replace.

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just in case you missed it, maybe it'll help...

 

 

S3 Pro Savage, Savage 4 and Savage 2000 video cards:

We found these video cards have missing texture problems in 16 bit color which are

cured in 32 bit color, so we suggest using these video cards in 32 bit color.

 

if not, i guess it is your video card, since the other guy w/ same card has same problems. the only solution to that is to wait for an official response from R* or get a new video card.

 

good luck to you.

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Got this from Rockstar sometime today:

 

Thank you for contacting Take2 Games technical support. Our office

hours

are

9AM - 5 PM Monday - Friday, and email is only answered during these

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only answer we can give on questions like this.

 

 

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I guess we have to wait till Tuesday for something more than that, on account of Monday is Memorial Day and all.

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just in case you missed it, maybe it'll help...

 

 

S3 Pro Savage, Savage 4 and Savage 2000 video cards:

We found these video cards have missing texture problems in 16 bit color which are

cured in 32 bit color, so we suggest using these video cards in 32 bit color.

Thanks, I hadn't seen that. But, that is for the textures not loading problem, and it comes with a solution.

 

To everyone else, no, I am not going to get a new graphics card.

 

@korpdeath, cool, please post your reply when you get it... I only sent my email off on Sunday. It does look like its our graphics cards though. :nervous:

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I'm having the same problems whenever I try to play VC on my laptop (so a new card is out of the question anyways.) But I'd like to play vice while traveling the bus..  :beerhat:

 

It's a "S3 Graphics Twister Fujitsu" with 32MB.

 

The rest of the system should be plenty enough, 384 MB, 1.2GHz CPU and all that jazz. Just those Vidcard probs  :(

 

Hope someone finds a workaround someday.

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It looks as if it's our crappy S3 gfx cards... :*(

 

Hopefully R* will give us a nice patch or something...

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Dude, just get a cheap $50 GeForce 2. It'll actually run it and play other games much better. R* isn't going to do anything, mainly due to such a small portion of you people having Savage cards.

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Dude.. I would get a cheap $50 GeForce 2, but then I would have to dish out another $50 for a power supply, which in the end would cost more than $100 and currently I'm broke as f*ck!!!

 

So I'd rather see what R* says.

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Dude, just get a cheap $50 GeForce 2. It'll actually run it and play other games much better. R* isn't going to do anything, mainly due to such a small portion of you people having Savage cards.

 

no, I am not going to get a new graphics card.

 

:/

 

 

korpdeath, any response from R*?

 

 

And yeh, has anyone else got any ideas, not involving the words 'graphics', 'new', 'card', 'a', and 'get', (not necessarily in that order)...

 

;)

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Got this today...

 

Hello,

 Could you please send in the requested files. I was not able to view

the

previous file that you sent.

 

To perform a more detailed examination of your PC and the problem

you´re

having, we´re going to require some more information about your

computer in

order to help you solve your problem. We will need to get two files,

called

DXDIAG.TXT and MSINFO32.NFO, to help check for any potential problems

with

the program and your system.

 

Please answer the following questions completely:

What is the full name of the program: ?

What is the operating system for your computer?

Does the title have the name globalstar anywhere on it:  ?

What is the detailed problem with the program: ?

What is the complete detailed error message: ?

If the program has any patches do you have any installed: ?

Do you have any 3rd party mods, no-cd patches installed: ?

How long have you had the program: ?

 

It will also help us if you can send to us any and all screenshots of

the

error message along with the both DXDIAG & MSINFO32 data files. Please

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that these system files are not on your system normally. You have to

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them, then send them to us by following the instructions below to help

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Click on ´Save All Information´ and save the file to a place that you

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This will bring up the Microsoft System Information window.

Click on File, then choose "Save" or "Save as System Information

File..."

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Windows XP users, the file type you need to save the MSINFO file as is

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Save in make sure it says ´Desktop´. Now click on "Save." This may take

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few seconds to complete, and your disk drives may make some unusual

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but this is normal.  Reply back to this e-mail with the DXDIAG.TXT and

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Hope this helps!

 

Patty Saneman

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Take2 Baltimore

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== Original Message =============================

I bought Grand Theft Auto Vice City about a week ago and I am having

major

graphic problems. Every time I approach the water, or it starts to rain

in

the game, the game's textures start sticking, and fuzzing together... I

have

tried the patch to no results and I've also tried other fixes and still

got

no results.

 

I have attached the analysis for Vice City, and a picture of my

problem.

 

-Dave T

 

------------------------------------------------------------

 

I sent the files and answers they wanted back about an hour ago, so I don't when I'll get a response, but I'm guessing not anytime soon.

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Hello,

You need to update the drivers for your S3 card. ---------------

       Card name: S3 Graphics ProSavageDDR

    Manufacturer: S3 Graphics, Inc.

       Chip type: S3 ProSavage DDR

        DAC type: S3 SDAC

      Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_5333&DEV_8D04&SUBSYS_90221509&REV_00

  Display Memory: 32.0 MB

    Current Mode: 1024 x 768 (32 bit) (60Hz)

         Monitor: hp pavilion f50

 Monitor Max Res: 1024,768

     Driver Name: s3gnb.dll

  Driver Version: 6.13.0010.1083 (English)

     DDI Version: 7

Driver Attributes: Final Retail

Driver Date/Size: 7/13/2002 06:26:58, 361728 bytes

     WHQL Logo'd: Yes

 

 

 

Display Tab 1: Hardware-accelerated Direct3D 9 is not available because

the

display driver does not support it.  You may be able to get a newer

driver

from the hardware manufacturer.

 

 

Hope this helps!

 

Patty Saneman

Tech Support

Take2 Baltimore

9AM - 5PM EST, M-F

 

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OTHERWISE YOU MAY BE ASKED TO RESEND PREVIOUS EMAILS.

 

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== Original Message =============================

Everything you asked for is in the ZIP file.

 

   

 

 

-------------------------------------------

Updated my drivers and still the problem occurs... sent e-mail back to them saying that it didn't help.

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:rah: for everyone wondering about gfx cards, i have a Radeon 9000 M 128mb one, and it does the same thing, except mine doesn't stop until it goes completely blank and knackers the whole pc...

 

Dunno, maybe its something do do with screen?  it only happens on my TFT one so i assumed it was due to the fact its a notebook... :(  :wtf:  :sui:

 

??? :sui:

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Ok... my problem has been fixed... it wasn't cheap but I got tired of not playing so I bought a new card... the difference is incredible... I play the game with the highest settings and get no lag at all..

 

Oh yea, my new card is Radeon 9200 128MB AGP... works great and only a $130... money well spent, recommend you do the same fred.

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make sure the water is not going inside your computer. get a water proof case.  :pp

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