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How to fix some of those GTA V PC Errors

How to fix some of those GTA V PC Errors

GTA V gets a 60FPS PC Trailer

How to fix some of those GTA V PC Errors

 

Rockstar has outlined a few solutions and workarounds for some of the errors and problems that some players are facing.

Before playing the game I recommend that you update you graphics drivers to their latest version, as both AMD and Nvidia have released new drivers yesterday for the title.

Links for these drivers can be found here for AMD and here for Nvidia.

 

How to fix some of those GTA V PC Errors

 

Windows Account Names Bug

 

Your Windows account name could your problem if the game hangs while downloading updates or is giving you errors like  the follwoing, "The Rockstar update service is unavailable (code 1)."

This issue is because Windows account names that contain characters other than a number (0-9) or letters (uppercase or lowercase A-Z). This will prevent GTA V from being able to install and run properly. This issue is pretty bizarre issue, one which I have never seen in a game before, but Rockstar is already working on a fix for this issue.

In the meantime, you can get past this issue by creating a new user account with administrator privileges and a name that consists only of the aforementioned characters. Unfortunately, simply renaming your account won't suffice if you already have an unsupported character in your name.

As I have said above Rockstar say that this issue is being worked on, but an ETA on a patch has not been given to us at this time.

 

How to fix some of those GTA V PC Errors

 

Unable to Detect Windows Media Player Error

 

If you don't have Windows Media Player installed on your computer, you might be running into the following error during GTA V's installation, it reads, "Unable to detect Windows Media Player on your system. Please install Windows Media Player, then retry the installation."

You can install Windows media Player by following these instructions;

  1. -Open the Control Panel
  2. -Click "Programs"
  3. -Click "Turn Windows Features On or Off"
  4. -In the resulting popup, make sure "Windows Media Player" is checked under the "Media Features" folder
  5. -Click "OK" and wait for Windows Media Player to install

 

How to fix some of those GTA V PC Errors

 

Rockstar Social Club Error

 

Another problem which has been highlighted  by Rockstar's support site involves Rockstar Social Club. There are multiple error codes produced by a single issue, includes the following:

  • -"Social Club failed to initialize."
  • -"Social Club failed to load due to an incomplete installation. Please exit the game and re-install the latest version of the Social Club."
  • -"A newer version of Social Club is required. The updater may have failed. Please exit the game and install the latest version of the Social Club."

If you are getting any of these errors you should reinstall Rockstar Social Club, which can be downloaded here.

 

Should that not fix the problem, Rockstar outlines some additional steps you can follow:

 

  • -Verify the Steam Cache (Steam version only):
    • -Load Steam.
    • -From the Library section, right-click on the game and select Properties from the menu.
    • -Select the Local files tab and click the Verify integrity of game cache... button.
    • -Steam will verify the game's files - this process may take several minutes.
  • -Run GTAV as an Administrator
    • -Go to the install directory for GTAV PC
    • -Right click "PlayGTAV.exe"
    • -Click "Run as Administrator"
  • -Verify that you have the latest version of DirectX and Visual C++. The latest versions can be downloaded from here.
  • -If you are stuck loading, auto-signin may have failed. Press the Home key and see if you can log in manually.
  • -Temporarily disable antivirus/security, then uninstall if disabling does not work as a test. Be sure to reinstall and re-enable your antivirus after the test.
  • -Make sure that Social Club is installed to the correct directory (by default, this is: Program Files\Rockstar Games\Social Club)

  

How to fix some of those GTA V PC Errors  

 Benchmarking Troubles

One more issue is with the game's built in benchmarking utility. It's benchmarking run is taken from the main story of the game, so when that part of the story has not been completed the benchmark runs into issues. The most notable issue being that the benchmark never actually finishes.

To fix this issue players will need to play through the first two missions of the game. You will know that you are finished these missions when your player character returns home and sleeps in a bed. This creates a save point for the game and will fix the benchmark. This portion of the game will take around 20-30 minutes to complete. After this the benchmark will run normally.

 

Apart form these weird issues the game so far seems to run stable and performs admirably, but you will get our full opinions on the performance of the game when we do our full performance report and graphics settings comparisons, which should be done over the next few days.

It is great to see that Rockstar themselves have brought many of these issues to our attention, with fixes and workarounds for these said issues. While I am disappointed that these issues were not sorted out before launch, it is good to see a developer be the people to bring it to light and as provide temporary fixes while patches are in development.

 

You can join the discussion on GTA V's Errors and issues on PC on the OC3D Forums.

 

  

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14-04-2015, 07:00:26

Feronix
Sweet

I'm sure this will help a lot of people. Unfortunately I'm still waiting to receive mine.Quote

14-04-2015, 08:52:18

Pendragon
Anyone running into Crossfire VRam issues? (I have the latest Beta drive)

The game detects Crossfire VRam as both cards combined.

It would appear that the game makes use of more VRam if it's available. So it sees 6GB so it tries to use it. If I disable Crossfire it runs on the same settings but within the VRam limit of the card.

It's running well enough on the single card on max settings but I'm sure it would be smoother with both cards.

(Pair of 7970, 1080p, Win8.1, System spec in the sig)Quote

14-04-2015, 09:03:59

Tripp
Quote:
Originally Posted by Pendragon View Post
Anyone running into Crossfire VRam issues? (I have the latest Beta drive)

The game detects Crossfire VRam as both cards combined.

It would appear that the game makes use of more VRam if it's available. So it sees 6GB so it tries to use it. If I disable Crossfire it runs on the same settings but within the VRam limit of the card.

It's running well enough on the single card on max settings but I'm sure it would be smoother with both cards.

(Pair of 7970, 1080p, Win8.1, System spec in the sig)
Yeah I have run into this issue mate, it's boggle my head a bit how it's happened to be honestQuote

14-04-2015, 09:15:06

Feronix
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tripp View Post
Yeah I have run into this issue mate, it's boggle my head a bit how it's happened to be honest
Except yours is SLI, but yeah the game seems to think it stacks?Quote

14-04-2015, 09:25:17

AlienALX
Quote:
Originally Posted by Pendragon View Post
Anyone running into Crossfire VRam issues? (I have the latest Beta drive)

The game detects Crossfire VRam as both cards combined.

It would appear that the game makes use of more VRam if it's available. So it sees 6GB so it tries to use it. If I disable Crossfire it runs on the same settings but within the VRam limit of the card.

It's running well enough on the single card on max settings but I'm sure it would be smoother with both cards.

(Pair of 7970, 1080p, Win8.1, System spec in the sig)
According to Matt this game apparently scales almost perfectly over four cards so you really shouldn't be having issues.

Then again it's a R* game so hey, problems should have been expected.

Not got mine yet hopefully tomorrow but I'm running a pair of Titan Blacks so no doubt I'll report back with my findings. The game tells you how much VRAM you're using too, apparently.Quote
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