Steam-related stability issues? (GTA in particular)

Discussion in 'General Gaming and Hardware Forum' started by zegh8578, Aug 9, 2019.

  1. zegh8578

    zegh8578 Keeper of the trout Orderite

    Mar 11, 2012
    My brother bought GTA V for his super-duper laptop, and it runs perfectly for hours on end whenever playing without an internet connection. As soon as internet is connected, it crashes every couple of minutes.
    I tried googling the issue, but people are ass-hats, and they´re all trying to play the game on a potato-toaster - but this is NOT the case here, and I can´t seem to find a way to google the issue and not find these retards flooding the support forums "I installed GTA into a can of olives, but now it won´t work"

    Does anybody know about this, or recognize this kind of issue? I´m suspecting it might have something to do with Steam or the connection, because those are the active factors whenever the game crashes. Whenever he plays story-mode with NO wifi available, the game runs smoothly with graphics maxed. When internet is connected, the game crashes even with graphics set to minimum.
    (PS: he has not yet tried playing Online mode, so it´s all story-mode, but with/without internet connected)

    Not really expecting a solution, but maybe a pointer in some direction, something we can go and double check
  2. TheHouseAlwaysWins

    TheHouseAlwaysWins Look, Ma! Two Heads!

    Nov 28, 2015
    Rockstar doesn't care about PC ports at all honestly. I played Vice City on Steam and it was an awful port and they fucked up San Andreas.
  3. Alphons

    Alphons National Beholder

    Aug 9, 2017
    Had a similar problem with GTA 4- low details and still constantly went under 30 FPS. So I poked around Steam forums and found the solution.

    I don't know if it'll work with V, but the solution to my problem was to launch game without Steam.
    I just created a shortcut to LaunchGTAIV and bypassed Steam that way. Had to do the same with EFLC, but performance went really up (settings on max, never had less than 60 FPS).
  4. Norzan

    Norzan Vault Senior Citizen

    Apr 7, 2017
    I pretty much just install mods and fan patches that make the GTA ports into actual good ports and not the nonsense Rockstar thinks ports are. Plus add back all the music they removed due to licensing rights ending.

    Last GTA i did this was San Andreas and i had a very consistent experience.
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  5. zegh8578

    zegh8578 Keeper of the trout Orderite

    Mar 11, 2012
    Yeah, it turned out to be something w the ports indeed! Afaik its running good now!
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  6. Squadcar

    Squadcar Still closed. Still closed.

    Jun 1, 2018
    I like that everyone meant a different kind of port but ports were the issue in the end anyway. It all worked out, in a strange wonderful way.
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