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Open the Epic Games Launcher, click settings, scroll down until you find "Grand Theft Auto V", click on "Grand Theft Auto V", make sure the box for "Additional Command Line Arguments" is checked, then enter {{code| -skipInstallers}} in the field provided.
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{{Fixbox|description=Call a cab|fix=Move away from the mission marker to make the marker reappear. Call the Downtown Cab Company. When your taxi arrives, get in as a passenger and set the mission as the destination. Make sure to use the "skip trip" option. You should be delivered near the mission marker and able to start the mission.|ref=<ref name="mission disrupted">[https://support.rockstargames.com/articles/115012213448/Mission-Disrupted-in-GTAV-Story-Mode Mission Disrupted in GTAV Story Mode] (Rockstar Games Customer Support)</ref>
 
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Latest revision as of 14:55, 4 December 2021

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Although this product has been released, it remains under active development - information may change frequently and could be outdated or irrelevant.
Grand Theft Auto V
Grand Theft Auto V cover
Developers
Rockstar North
Rockstar San Diego[1]
Rockstar Leeds[1]
Rockstar Toronto[1]
Rockstar New England[1]
Rockstar London[1]
Publishers
Rockstar Games
Russia 1C-SoftClub
Engines
RAGE[2]
Release dates
Windows April 14, 2015
Reception
Metacritic 96
OpenCritic 96
IGDB 96
Taxonomy
Microtransactions Currency, Unlock, Infinite spend, Free-to-grind
Modes Singleplayer, Multiplayer
Perspectives First-person, Third-person
Controls Direct control
Genres Action, Open world, Racing, Gambling/casino
Vehicles Automobile, Bicycle, Bus, Flight, Helicopter, Naval/watercraft
Themes Contemporary
Series Grand Theft Auto
Grand Theft Auto V on HowLongToBeat
Grand Theft Auto V on IGDB
Grand Theft Auto V guide on StrategyWiki
Grand Theft Auto V on MobyGames
Grand Theft Auto V on Wikipedia
Grand Theft Auto 1997
Grand Theft Auto 2 1999
Grand Theft Auto III 2002
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City 2003
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas 2005
Grand Theft Auto IV 2008
Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City 2010
Grand Theft Auto: iFruit 2013
Grand Theft Auto V 2015
Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars 2021
Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition (series)
Grand Theft Auto Re: Liberty City Stories (unofficial port) TBA

Contents

Key points

Mods are safe to use in story mode, however, the game will automatically detect them and prohibit online-play until they are uninstalled (applies to all mods).[3]
PC version features the ability to import music files for playback in a custom radio station.

General information

PC Report
GeForce Graphics Guide
Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Requires online activation
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Comes on 7 DVDs.
Product key also unlocks access to a digital download through the Rockstar Games Launcher.
Windows
Publisher website
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Premium Edition.
Windows
Epic Games Store
Epic Games Launcher
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Premium Edition.
Windows
GamersGate
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Premium Edition also available.
Windows
Gamesplanet logo.svg
Icon overlay.png
Premium Edition also available.
Windows
Green Man Gaming
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Premium Edition also available.
Windows
Humble Store
Icon overlay.png
Premium Edition.
Windows
Steam
Icon overlay.png
Icon overlay.png
Premium Edition.
Windows
All versions require Rockstar Games Launcher DRM, and a Rockstar Social Club account in order to activate the game and play online[4] and Arxan Anti-Tamper DRM.[5]
Console players can redeem exclusive content in the PC version, including weapons, vehicles, events and money bonuses.[6]

Monetization[edit]

DLC and expansion packs

Name Notes
Bonus $1,350,000 Preorder bonus.
Windows
Criminal Enterprise Starter Pack
Windows
iFruit Offered separately from the main game. Contains minigames that make the main game slightly easier, and online features like Rockstar Social Club and Lifeinvader.
Windows

Microtransactions[edit]

Grand Theft Auto V's microtransactions apply only to the game's multiplayer portion, otherwise known as GTA Online.
Type Notes
Currency Real money purchase of Shark Cards in various denominations. Shark Cards are an instant addition of GTA$ to a player's account. GTA$ are otherwise earned in-game.
Free-to-grind All content can be earned and played without Shark Cards, albeit with a considerable grind.
Infinite spend There is no cap on the amount of Shark Cards that can be purchased. There is no current GTA$ spending cap as new content is regularly added.
Unlock GTA$ can be spent on vehicles, weapons, and clothing. Additionally GTA$ are used to purchase various properties such as offices and warehouses. These properties are required to experience much of the game's post-launch content.

Essential improvements[edit]

Skip Intro and Legal Messages[edit]

Download, extract and place the file in main directory. Link in reference.[7]

Skip intro videos[edit]

Modify files[8]
  1. Download OpenIV and install it
  2. Launch OpenIV and select Windows under Grand Theft Auto V
  3. Scroll down to x64a.rpf and open it
  4. Inside x64a.rpf, navigate to movies, enable Edit mode and delete rockstar_logos.bik
  5. Go back to the GTA V folder, then navigate to the folder update and open update.rpf.
  6. Inside update.rpf, navigate to x64, movies and delete rockstar_logos.bik.

Notes

OpenIV can now be uninstalled.
The game requires OpenIV.asi to allow loading of non-signed RPF files (signature is removed when editing them). Since asi mods require asi loader, it is detected by anti-cheat immediately, do not use this with GTA Online.[citation needed]
Modding the archives outside mods folder, will force to use OpenIV.asi all the time to run the game.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Rockstar Games\GTA V\
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/271590/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Rockstar Games\GTA V\Profiles\<user-id>[Note 2]
%PROGRAMDATA%\Socialclub\Player\
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/271590/pfx/[Note 1]
Rendered Rockstar Editor videos are saved in %LOCALAPPDATA%\Rockstar Games\GTA V\videos\rendered

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Epic Games Launcher
Steam Cloud
Uses Rockstar Social Club's savegame cloud sync function.

Video[edit]

Graphics settings.
Graphics settings.
Advanced graphics settings.
Advanced graphics settings.

Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
Cutscenes are pillarboxed 16:9.
Use the PCGW script as a workaround at own risk.
Ultra-widescreen
Cutscenes are pillarboxed 16:9. Use the PCGW script at own risk. For 32:9 use -borderless -width XXXX -height YYYY to fix incorrect interface scaling.[9]
4K Ultra HD
Cutscene Black Bars Fix on 4K TVs
Field of view (FOV)
45-55° vertical. Use Extended Camera Settings Mod or the PCGW script to change FOV, may be bannable if used online.[10]
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Up to 16 samples.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
FXAA, up to 8x MSAA, TXAA, and SSAA through Frame Scaling Mode option.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
Frame rate is capped at 270 FPS.[citation needed]
High dynamic range display (HDR)
[11]

Chromatic aberration[edit]

Chromatic aberration is forced on by default. Use No Chromatic aberration & Lens distortion to disable.

FidelityFX Super Resolution (FSR)[edit]

FSR can be used through a mod.
Grand Theft Auto V + FidelityFx Super Resolution 1.0[12]
  1. Download the latest release.
  2. Copy d3d11.dll and gta5_fsr.ini to Grand Theft Auto V root folder (e.g. \Steam\steamapps\common\Grand Theft Auto V)
  3. Go to ingame Graphics settings and make sure DirectX Version is set to DirectX 11
  4. Go to ingame Advanced Graphics settings and set Frame scaling mode:
    1. 0.5x - Performance Mode
    2. 0.667x - Balanced Mode
    3. 0.75x - Quality Mode
    4. 0.883x - Ultra Quality Mode

Input[edit]

Input settings.
Input settings.

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
All control options must be bound, including redundancies.
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Must use the Raw Input option, otherwise mouse sensitivity is framerate-dependant.
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
Supports both XInput and DirectInput controllers.
Full controller support
Rockstar Social Club launcher emulates LS of gamepad as mouse cursor. Opens virtual keyboard when clicking in input area.
Controller remapping
Can only switch between pre-set layouts.
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Controller types
XInput-compatible controllers
Xbox button prompts
Impulse Trigger vibration
Use X1nput[13]
DualShock 4 controllers
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Tracked motion controllers
Use GTAVR.
Button/gesture prompts
Use GTAVR.
Generic/other controllers
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Additional information
Button prompts
For DualShock 3 prompts use the PS3 Gamepad Icons mod. For DualShock 4 - PS4 Gamepad Icons mod.
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M
Use GTAVSteamControllerNative Mode. Rapidly changes button prompts.[14]
Steam Input
Steam Input API support
Official Steam Controller bindings only.
Hook input (legacy mode)
Official controller preset(s)
Steam Controller button prompts

Mouse stuttering when moving with the keyboard[edit]

Ease of Access Center[citation needed]
  1. Start > Control Panel > Ease of Access > Change how your keyboard works
  2. Click 'Set up Filter Keys'.
  3. Select 'Turn on Filter Keys' and 'Turn on Repeat Keys and Slow Keys', uncheck 'Beep when keys are pressed or accepted' and apply.
  4. Click on 'Set up Repeat Keys and Slow Keys'.
  5. Set 'Avoid accidental keystrokes' to 0.0 seconds and select 'Ignore all repeated keystrokes' and apply.

Audio[edit]

Audio settings.
Audio settings.

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Up to 5.0 output.[15]
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Under the Audio menu.

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Czech
Fan translation. Doesn't contain translation for Online part.
Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese
French
German
Italian
Japanese
Korean
Polish
Subtitles can be read with GTA V - Reader v1.2 by Ivona or other voice chosen in system. Works with 1.0.350.1/2, see "update 5" in Stuttering during gameplay section.
Brazilian Portuguese
Russian
Spanish
Depends on Windows Language preferences, for Spain must be on any configuration of Spanish.
Latin American Spanish
Depends on Windows Language preferences, for Latin America, Windows language must be on Español (México).
Turkish
Fan translation, download.

Adding custom music[edit]

Adding Music[citation needed]
  1. Go to the configuration file location.
  2. Open User Music.
  3. Add any desired tracks.

Notes

Windows shortcuts can be used for the desired music.
Only the WAV, MP3, WMA, M4A formats are supported.
Some users have reported slower-loading textures when using the Self-Radio station.[16]

Network[edit]

Online features require a Rockstar Games Social Club account.
Online characters can no longer be transferred from the console versions since March 6, 2017.[17]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
LAN play
Use GTA CooP.
Online play
30 Co-op, Versus
Cooperative campaign requires a separate mod.

Connection types

Type Native Notes
Matchmaking
Peer-to-peer
Dedicated
Use FiveM or GTA Network
Self-hosting
Use FiveM or GTA Network
Direct IP
Steam version only. Type "steam://connect/[IP]" on Command Prompt or Browser (Recommended on Command Prompt)[citation needed]

Ports

Protocol Port(s) and/or port range(s)
UDP 6672, 61455-61458
Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) support status is unknown.

VR support[edit]

3D modes Native Notes
Native 3D
Nvidia 3D Vision
Native support for up to triple-monitor setups.[4] See also Helix Mod: GTA V.
TriDef 3D
vorpX
G3D, Z3D, DirectVR
Officially supported game, see official vorpx game list.
Headsets Native Notes
HTC Vive
Use GTAVR.
Oculus Rift
Use GTAVR.
OSVR
Windows Mixed Reality
Use GTAVR.
Devices Native Notes
Tracked motion controllers
Use GTAVR.
See Input for details.
Traditional controller
See Input for details.
Keyboard/Mouse
Play area Native Notes
Seated
Standing
Room-scale

Issues unresolved[edit]

Unable to start game on laptops with Intel-AMD switchable graphics[edit]

3 possible fixes[18]
  • Start game with gtav.exe set to "Power saving" and change it back to "High Performance" at right time when main game launches
  • Use Windows 10 Technical Preview with Windows Update drivers
  • Seems to work for most people: hotfix that simply ignores the exception when launching game YouTube video with link and explanation

In-game stock market malfunctioning when playing offline[edit]

When buying stock the money is always deducted from your in-game account but the stock isn't reliably added to your portfolio, effectively causing your money to vanish.
Some workarounds:[19][20][21][22]
  • Make sure to save your game before buying stock.
  • Check your portfolio after buying stock to ensure you actually received the stock you bought, reload the save if not.
  • Try buying smaller amounts instead of going all-in in one transaction.
  • Trading on the stock market is profitable but completely optional so you could simply avoid it altogether.

Issues fixed[edit]

No sound when using a Bluetooth headphone/ear buds[edit]

Turn them off and on again[23]

Turn the headphone/ear buds off (ear buds usually need to be put in the charger to turn them off), wait for the game to switch to another audio device and turn the headphone/ear buds back on.

Low FPS in certain areas on AMD GPU[edit]

Grass Quality will need to be set to Normal when using AMD GPU (similar to Nvidia Hairworks in other games)[24]

Go to in-game settings, then Graphics, then set Grass Quality to Normal

  • Got an FPS boost around 30 frames in some cases, using an RX 5700 XT! But generally, from ~45 FPS in very grassy areas to 60+ FPS.

Stuttering when wanted by police[edit]

Due to Logitechs lightsync usage in GTAV the game may heavily stutter when the player is wanted by police. Closing Logitech Gaming Software before starting GTAV will fix the stutters. A more permanent solution is to go to the Logitech Game Software installation folder and delete the SDK folder. Note that this will get rid of lightsync and some other functions. (Just turning of lightsync in the GTAV keyboard/mouse options, or inside Logitech Gaming Software does not fix the issue)

Crash when using Dxtory[edit]

Run as administrator[citation needed]
  1. Open GTA5.exe compatibility settings.
  2. Enable Run this program as an administrator.

Notes

If the launcher does not work, untick Run this program as an administrator for GTAVLauncher.exe.

Broken benchmark[edit]

At the end of the second mission, you will arrive at Franklin's house. Sleep in the bed to save the game and do the benchmark in the options menu from there[citation needed]

Game launches at weird resolutions, unable to change resolution in-game or by altering files[edit]

Right click on desktop, open Nvidia Control Panel. In the menu located on the left side of the window, under Display, click "Adjust desktop size and position". Under option 2 "Apply the following settings:", tick "Override the scaling mode set by games and programs.
This fix worked when changing resolution in-game, settings.xml and commandline.txt, along with full re-installs did not. This fix also worked on a pirated version, to ensure issue wasn't Steam specific.

Heavy game stutter/stutter in general[edit]

Open the task manager and close, or either directly delete, the "RzSurroundVADStreamingService" service. Only viable if Razer Synapse is installed[citation needed]
If you have a monitor that has higher refresh rate than 60Hz (like an overclocked monitor) you might want to set the refresh rate manually in the settings menu in game and then switch VSync on. Also go into the Nvidia Control Panel and turn off Shader Cache, set Maximum Pre-rendered Frames to 1, Threaded Optimization to On and put on Single Display Performance Mode.

This fixed the remaining stuttering I had[citation needed]

ERR_GFX_D3D_INIT[edit]

Switch DirectX version[citation needed]
  1. Go to the configuration file location.
  2. Open settings.xml with the text editor of choice.
  3. Find DX_Version and change the value to 0.
  4. Save the changes and run the game.
You might need to force write protection on settings.xml if the value resets after launching the game.
Install 399.24 drivers (Nvidia)[25]

ERR_GEN_ZLIB_2[edit]

The error message usually means corrupted data files. A manual action is required to solve the issue.

Verify the game's cache or redownload the game. Or also you can launch GTAVLauncher.exe with parameter -verify. Make shortcut of it, go to properties, and in "target" just add -verify after GTAVLauncher.exe. Game will verify integrity of the files, and download again corrupted files.

Or follow this guide[citation needed]

Game does not open ("Grand Theft Auto V has Stopped Working" generic Windows error)[edit]

The game makes it past the launcher. However, when the main game loads it crashes instantaneously leaving you with a black screen, or the Windows error prompt.
Unplug your USB controller. If that doesn't work, try launching with just your mouse OR keyboard[citation needed]

Unplug other USB attachments. The Mayflash DolphinBar will cause this problem.

Delete gamepad/controller driver or library[citation needed]
  1. Launch the game with the gamepad plugged in. Let it crash and close it.
  2. Go to Windows Event Viewer.
  3. Go to Applications.
  4. Look for the Error that corresponds to GTA, it should be recent since our game just crashed.
  5. Identify the problem in the Error description. For example:
    Faulting application name: GTA5.exe
    Faulting module name: 811EZFRD64.DLL
  1. Taking 811EZFRD64.DLL as an example (it may be different for you). It is located at %WINDIR%\USB_Vibration, which is a folder that contains gamepad related files.
  2. Delete the file (you may want to backup it, just in case).
  3. Try running the game with your gamepad plugged in. It should work fine now.
Restore your mods folder

If you have mods, and you renamed mods folder to have stock game (the method could just stop working properly - you can delete dinput8.dll instead in some cases)

Game crashes during missions[edit]

The game crashes at random, with no error code, during cutscenes and missions where the game automatically switches between characters.
Enable Landing Page[citation needed]
  1. In the game settings on the Saving and Startup tab, set Landing Page to ON[citation needed]

No NPC (Tonya) outside Franklin's house to start first obligatory Strangers and Freaks mission[edit]

See here[citation needed]

Or make sure you have folders mpchristmas2 and mppatchesng with dlc.rpf file inside, in location \update\x64\dlcpacks. Manual download available in description of the video

Stuttering during gameplay[edit]

Turn settings up on high end systems[citation needed]
  1. If you're experiencing stuttering on a higher-end system beyond the recommended specs for the game, turn up your settings to use a higher pool of VRAM memory.
Due to the higher memory pool, the GPU renders frames on lower settings much easier and thus calls for more data at the CPU level. In order to fix this issue, turn up the settings to offload the processes back onto the GPU as opposed to the CPU.
Disable the custom radio[citation needed]
Keep the graphical settings under the video memory limit[citation needed]
Play in offline mode (see below for instructions)[citation needed]
Change Windows sound quality[citation needed]
  1. Open Start menu, search for "mmsys.cpl" and open it.
  2. On the Playback tab, click on your sound card and click on Properties.
  3. Click on the Advanced tab and change the default format to a lower setting (16bit, 48000hz should stop stutter entirely).
  4. Apply and hit OK.
Difference is the most noticeable while changing from 24 bit/192 kHz and higher.
Set Graphics settings in Nvidia Control Panel[citation needed]
  1. Right-click on your desktop background.
  2. Select Nvidia Control Panel
  3. Go to Manage 3D Settings > Program Settings tab.
  4. In the select program field, select GTA5.exe.
  5. Modify the following settings.
  6. Maximium pre-rendered frames=1
  7. Power management mode=Prefer Maximum Performance
  8. Threaded optimization=On
  9. Vertical sync=Adaptive
  10. Hit Apply to save.
Use "-FrameQueueLimit 1, or alternatively 0" command line parameter[26]

Limits the frames that are pre-rendered. Reducing them can also reduce input lag and smooth things out a bit.

An equivalent of an option in Nvidia Control Panel.
Use "-framelimit 1" command line parameter[26]

Locks FPS on 30 FPS, or 60 FPS if performance is high enough. "-framelimit 2" command is just 30 FPS cap. These settings can reduce CPU/GPU load and increase game stability if game oscillates near these FPS values.

-framelimit 1 is an equivalent of an option VSync half in-game menu.
FPS can be felt smoother.
Use "-disableHyperthreading" command line parameter

It can help people with older machines.

Dedicated to people without Hyper-Threading (4/4, 6/6, 8/8)
Prevents from stuttering, especially on weak CPUs.
Consider turning on Game Mode in Windows 10
Use update 5 (1.0.350.1) of the game[27]

Begin the whole process by logging normally into Social Club account online once - otherwise activation in offline mode fails, and clicking retry won't help. Make sure you have deleted all newer updates than patchday5ng and older in \update\x64\dlcpacks\. Leave previous patchdayXng folders. metadata.dat, update.rpf, GTAV.exe, GTAVLauncher.exe, and Social Club specific version have to be gathered from external source, relevant to the files of update 5. Also preserve previous mp_xxx folders until the update 5, otherwise, some missions may be unplayable (eg. Tonya will not appear outside Franklin's house - christmas2 and mppatchesng). To uninstall your current Social Club version without uninstalling your games from Rockstar see. Play offline mode (or with -scOfflineOnly parameter) with logged/saved account before, to avoid game updates.

It is one of the latest versions without game files encrypting/decrypting - with less load on CPU.[28]
Can cause disappearing of textures, and more stuttering if you use 4GB RAM, or/and slow HDD (e.g. 5400RPM) for the game or HDD for pagefile/system.
Playing online is possible only with the newest updates.
Can increase overall FPS.
Certain users reports that update 7 (the last before infamous 1.28/update 8) performs worse than update 5, but for others (maybe with better CPUs), it behaves the same, fixing viewing emails and phone stuck, and character cannot function properly.[29]
Frame scaling is unavailable in update 5. You can still use DSR/VSR instead.
Change settings of page file

For 8GB/16GB RAM users it can be set: in field initial size - 400, and in maximum - 16000, for 4GB RAM - 8192. The best setting for game being installed on eg. D: drive is to have page file disabled on all partitions except C: (system's partition will be used for page file globally - make sure you have enough space). If you possess second HDD beside the one on which you had installed the game, use it instead of C: for the pagefile. Besides, SSD may behave as the fastest for this purpose. If you have slow HDD with 4GB RAM, set ~6GB in the field "initial size".[30]

Further instructions here And also be aware that 5400 RPM 2.5" HDDs on 4GB cause textures disappearing during gameplay.

Change settings of V-Sync
  1. Set V-Sync to auto in driver's panel (Nvidia Control Panel/Radeon Settings)
  2. Run the game
  3. Set in-game V-sync to off
  4. Load single/multiplayer mode
  5. Enable V-Sync in-game settings

If works, FPS boost will be most noticeable nearby the area of grass. Working confirmed by Nvidia users (so far).

Use ReadyBoost Windows function

Plug in pendrive, and RBM on it in My Computer, go to ReadyBoost, then click "Dedicate this device to ReadyBoost". Since now, game may stutter less on 4GB RAM configurations (mostly during intensive using HDD and page file during the game). Before playing, make sure that process System, SysMain, or svhost.exe (LocalServiceNetworkRestricted -p) stopped using disk. The last one can be closed in Resource Monitor.

The tool does not work if using an SSD.
Download GTA V Priority Launcher (intended for W10)

It is a script which closes certain process and changes priorities until the close of the game. Among many others - subprocess.exe termination command added, gtavlauncher.exe priority lowered - all those help maintain stability on weak CPUs. Just load the game world before running the script. Download site Script for offline mode users.

In case of problems with not smooth cursor with Game Mode in W10, use Rinput.
  1. Create a shortcut to RInput.exe.
  2. Right-click the newly created shortcut, go to Properties, then add a space followed by "GTA5.exe" without the quotation marks in the Target box (e.g. "...\RInput 1.44\RInput.exe" GTA5.exe).
  3. Run Rinput through the shortcut.
Disable "Control Flow Guard" in Windows Defender[31]

Use this instruction. Turning off CFG globally is a major security breach, but in case of GTA V, may be required in case of encountering errors.

If you use another AV software, then you would naturally assume everything Defender related is disabled, and you would be wrong. If you use Defender, you will be brought to the Windows Defender Security Center straight away, but if you don't, you will end up on a Settings page saying that Windows Defender is not available because it's turned off. Click "Turn on Windows Defender Antivirus" - don't worry, your AV software will disable it again straight away.
Use InSpectre
May lower stuttering and FPS issues on configurations with low RAM and weak CPU.[32]
Restart needed after changes.
Your system may be vulnerable for Spectre, Meltdown and MDS (if CPU itself is, and requires system patches activated).
Download Battle Encoder Shirase
  1. Run the program as admin
  2. Target the game process after launching the game, and set CPU to 1%.

Notes

Intended mostly for freezes in GTA Online.[33]

Unable to play offline[edit]

Use the -scOfflineOnly command line argument[citation needed]
While having previously activated game, if you encounter the error whilst offline: "Unable to access Rockstar servers. Activation requires Internet connection. [...]" Just click retry, and game may still be able to load without Internet connection. Please note that activation itself, resets around every week, and requires Internet connection, along with proper login and password to play offline like before.

Missing mfreadwrite.dll[edit]

Some players reports missing mfreadwrite.dll error[citation needed]

The issue is due to N versions of Windows, because it has no built-in Media Features Pack.

GTA V account keeps disapearing among other Social Club accounts[edit]

Delete manually other profiles

Go to %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Rockstar Games\Social Club\Profiles\ and delete all folders except the one with GTA V folder inside \Titles.

Update Download Issues (Retail Copies Only)[edit]

If you are experiencing trouble downloading updates with a retail copy of the game (e.g. repeatedly losing connection, restarting download from scratch etc.) you should use the -verify -noChunkedDownload parameters with the launcher:
Set GTA V Launcher Parameters
  1. Hit "Start", "Run", and type "cmd" without the quotes. Hit enter.
  2. Type "cd c:\Program Files\Rockstar Games\Grand Theft Auto V" without the quotes in the cmd window that pops up. If you installed GTAV in a different directory, be sure to type in that directory instead. Hit enter.
  3. Type "GTAVLauncher.exe -verify -noChunkedDownload" in this window (no quotes again) and hit enter.

Full instructions here

In some cases offline mode can still work if you installed all game files, and problem with downloading appeared after update or mods installing.

Game crashes while loading when Grass Quality is set to High or above or MSAA is set to 2x or above[edit]

Uninstall Nahimic for MSI or Sonic Studio for Asus

Infinite loading of story mode[edit]

Delete your saves[34]

Navigate to your "Documents" folder and Find the "Rockstar Games" subfolder. Delete it, even though you may lose saved game states and all of your progress. Then just normally start GTA V and it should work again.[34][35]

Rockstar Game Launcher black infinite loading screen[edit]

Update your GPU drivers[34]

UAC prompt while launching through Epic Games[edit]

Add commandline option `-skipInstallers` to launch parameters

Open the Epic Games Launcher, click settings, scroll down until you find "Grand Theft Auto V", click on "Grand Theft Auto V", make sure the box for "Additional Command Line Arguments" is checked, then enter -skipInstallers in the field provided.

Story cannot progress with "The mission has been disrupted" message[edit]

When trying to start the mission "Monkey Business" a message appears when approaching the mission marker: "The mission has been disrupted, please return later". Returning later or with another character won't make a difference.
Call a cab[36]

Move away from the mission marker to make the marker reappear. Call the Downtown Cab Company. When your taxi arrives, get in as a passenger and set the mission as the destination. Make sure to use the "skip trip" option. You should be delivered near the mission marker and able to start the mission.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 10, 10.1, 11
Shader Model support 4.0, 5.0
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Physics Bullet, Euphoria
Audio XAudio2 You may want to check custom dsound.dll if it enhances sound quality for you.[37] Copy the files (dsound->OpenAL) to your game folder, and additionally x3daudio1_7_hrtf renamed to x3daudio2_7.dll with HRTFs. Use these libraries online only on your own risk - dsound.dll injection was used before by ASI Loader and Scripthook [38]
Interface Scaleform v3.3.94
Cutscenes Bink Video v1.994a
Multiplayer Epic Online Services Only for the Epic Games Store version[39]

Modifications[edit]

Script Hook[edit]

For using with simple trainer, other mods.

Simple Trainer[edit]

Mod menu for game.

Xbox One Button Icons[edit]

Includes all QTEs.
Utilizes official icons ripped from the Xbox One version of the game.

PlayStation 4 Button Icons[edit]

Includes all QTEs.
Utilizes official icons ripped from the PlayStation 4 version of the game.

PlayStation 3 Button Icons[edit]

Replaces the Xbox 360 controller button-prompts with their DualShock 3 equivalents.
Includes all QTEs.
Utilizes official icons ripped from the PlayStation 3 version of the game.

GTA V Redux[edit]

Features a completely rewritten weather system, simulated global illumination, better tonemapping, improved fog implementation, reduced lens artifacts, chromatic aberration, noise, and environmental blur, new motion blur, depth of field, bokeh effects, and volumetric lighting for times of day. Weather and particle effects, water, and custom timecycle edits to specific areas of the cityscape, and improved environmental tessellation have also been added."[40]

GTA V NVE - NaturalVision Evolved[edit]

Changes made to the environmental weathers, lighting system, ambient colors and tonemapping[41]

GTA V QuantV[edit]

The QuantV has a cooler color theme versus the NVE. If you are looking forward to a more realistic look without all the extra effects this might be the right choice for you. By installing shaders on your game you’ll get much better visuals while maintaining a decent fps because QuantV doesn’t modify too many extra things like the NVE.[42]

GTA V PRV - Project REVIVE[edit]

Unlike the other 2 graphic mods introduced until now, this one doesn’t focus on being too realistic or dramatic. PRV reflects its author’s unique vision and tries to introduce a new theme to the game.[43]

Command line arguments[edit]

See Rockstar's list of available command line entries.
By creating a file called commandline.txt and saving it to your root installation folder you can alter the way your game runs.

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) Vista SP2
Processor (CPU) AMD Phenom X4 9850 2.5 GHz
Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 2.4 GHz
System memory (RAM) 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 101.35 GB[Note 3][44]
Video card (GPU) ATI Radeon HD 4870
Nvidia GeForce 9800 GT
1 GB of VRAM
DirectX 10/10.1 compatible
Sound (audio device) DirectX 10 compatible
A 64-bit operating system is required.

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 File/folder structure within this directory reflects the path(s) listed for Windows and/or Steam game data (use Wine regedit to access Windows registry paths). Games with Steam Cloud support may store data in ~/.steam/steam/userdata/<user-id>/271590/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (271590) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.
  2. When running this game without elevated privileges (Run as administrator option), write operations against a location below %PROGRAMFILES%, %PROGRAMDATA%, or %WINDIR% might be redirected to %LOCALAPPDATA%\VirtualStore on Windows Vista and later (more details).
  3. Due to multiple additional free online download content since 2015.

References

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  2. The tech that built an empire: how Rockstar created the world of GTA 5 | News | TechRadar
  3. The Rockstar Editor, GTA Online Updates, PC Mods and More
  4. 4.0 4.1 GTAV PC: New Release Date, First Screens and System Specs | Rockstar Games
  5. NFOHump.com :: View topic - Grand Theft Auto V [R]
  6. Details on Exclusive Content for Returning GTAV Players on PS4, Xbox One and PC | Rockstar Games
  7. For bypassing intro videos and legal messages.
  8. Verified by User:Hawaii_Beach on 2016-12-11
  9. https://www.pcgamingwiki.com/wiki/Topic:Vjx0pierjd3ah0lz
  10. FOV mod DOES get you banned. : GrandTheftAutoV_PC - last accessed on 2017-02-03
  11. Verified by User:Blackbird on 2021-04-17
  12. I added FidelityFx Super Resolution to Grand Theft Auto 5
  13. X1nput 2.0 - Xbox One Controller Impulse Triggers on (almost) any PC game
  14. Steam Controller Native for Grand Theft Auto V
  15. PC Gaming Surround Sound Round-up
  16. GTA V Self Radio vs any other station: GrandTheftAutoV_PC
  17. GTA Online Character Transfer Special Feature Shutting Down – Rockstar Support - last accessed on 2017-03-22
  18. Thread on Rockstar Support forum with all problems and possible fixes
  19. stock is still empty (Steam forums)
  20. Stock Market not working? on Steam forums
  21. Bought stocks and money gone? on Steam forums
  22. Lost $700K in stock because LCN claims I didn't buy any... on Reddit
  23. Bluetooth Headphones No sound on Steam forums
  24. Verified by User:Rysllo on 2021-07-08
  25. https://forum.dobreprogramy.pl/t/gta-5-err-gfx-d3d-init/637555/5
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  35. Verified by User:Rudolf snail on 2020-12-18
  36. Mission Disrupted in GTAV Story Mode (Rockstar Games Customer Support)
  37. GTA V 24 bit HRTF test vs stock game
  38. http://gtaxscripting.blogspot.com/2015/04/gta-v-scripthookv-scripthookv-net-asi.html dsound.dll documented previous usage
  39. GTA V on EGS uses EOS. - last accessed on 2020-07-07
  40. https://www.extremetech.com/gaming/231350-new-gta-v-redux-mod-gives-grand-theft-auto-a-massive-graphics-and-gameplay-overhaul
  41. https://www.gamepressure.com/download.asp?ID=63910
  42. https://www.patreon.com/QuantV
  43. https://gtacarmods.com/articles/best-gta-5-graphics-mod-in-2021
  44. Verified by User:Zorklis on 2021-07-20