Talk:Red Dead Redemption 2

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Infogram (talkcontribs)

A new NVIDIA hotfix driver was released today which is supposed to help with stuttering in Vulkan mode - though really after the latest game update (also released today) the stutter seemed to be mostly gone already, maybe it can still help somehow.

As this is a hotfix it doesn't show up on the NVIDIA driver search / GeForce Experience / etc, seems it can only be found on the support page they posted it: hxxps://

Might be worth mentioning it in the article, since it'd be pretty hard to find otherwise.

Rose (talkcontribs)

Thanks. That is now done. Could you check whether it solves any of the issues known to you or experienced by you, then do a quick search on reddit or any other places you know of, and remove the instructions that are no longer necessary? Keeping notes of updates for a while is still important but it's best to clean up the article to give more visibility to any of the outstanding issues and applicable fixes.

Rose (talkcontribs)
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Fix for "ERR_GFX_STATE" error after new update

Infogram (talkcontribs)

Started getting this error after the new update whenever I loaded into a save, after some investigating I found deleting the sga_vulkan_final_init files (should be 3 of them) inside "Documents\Rockstar Games\Red Dead Redemption 2\Settings" would let me load in without any issue (game regenerates them when they don't exist), seems like I need to do this each time I want to start the game though...

I'm not really sure if this is just something to do with my setup or not so didn't add this to the article yet, made a few posts on reddit about it though so I guess we'll see if it helps any others.

Infogram (talkcontribs)

Well I've had two confirms from other people that this lets the game work for them (seems this issue is kinda rare already so I can't really expect tons of responses), but now that I'm pretty sure this isn't just something on my end I'll add something to the article about it in a sec.

E: also, another small issue with the new update: some reason the settings button is grayed out on the main menu now, need to wait 10-20 seconds for it to enable itself... not sure if that's worth a mention in the article or not though, but there's been lots of people asking about it on the subreddit (previously the button was always enabled, dunno why they changed it)

Infogram (talkcontribs)

Strange, after playing for a bit and making a new save, now I can play the game fine with the sga_ files in place, no need for me to delete them now.

I guess maybe it had something to do with where I saved it before? Unfortunately can't remember where my save was when I was getting the crash, will have to try checking some older saves.

If this is the case I guess it should be added to the article? Since this'd mean you don't need to delete the sga_ files each time, just delete them once, load in, and save in a different location. I'm still not completely sure the location is what caused it though...

EDIT: aha, found my old save and yep, the crash still happens with it, so I guess that must mean the problem is location-based?

For reference, my chara was located at the bottom-left of the "N" in "LEMOYNE" on the map: hxxps:// (can't post URL for some reason...)

Would be interesting to see if anyone else gets an error there with the cache in place.

E2: Loaded my crashy save with sga_ files deleted, moved to a different area and saved game, then restarted with sga_ files from last run, and it loaded in fine!

Added a mention about needing to relocate to the article, would still be nice if someone else can try saving at that location I posted and see if they also get a crash in Vulkan mode though.

Rose (talkcontribs)

"Fixed it by going into Online (because that worked for some reason) and then loading my single saved game from there, and it worked after that."

From this comment.

Does it help? It would be better than removing files.

Infogram (talkcontribs)

Just gave it a try and seems not :( Switched to Online on the menu and tried loading in, load screen showed up for a few seconds but then gave the same error.

(strange that my bugged SP save would effect the online part, maybe because I haven't set up my online chara yet or something...)

Removed the cache files & tried again, and it loaded in fine.

Too bad, that would have been a better fix. Sounds like it can help for some people though, could still be worth mentioning it I guess.

Rose (talkcontribs)

There is not much evidence for it that I'm aware of. Thanks for adding the main fix to the article though. Since the addition, I've seen multiple reports of people saying it works.

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On providing instructions and references

Rose (talkcontribs)

One of the reasons for creating PCGamingWiki was the lack of easily accessible and comprehensive instructions on making games work.

As such, the guidelines of the wiki state "if the fixes provided are not explained in a clean and easy to follow process, then they are useless. Ultimately, this defeats the purpose of this wiki.", "Do NOT ever assume that the reader can "figure out the rest". Provide a full set of instructions for the fix, up until the game is fixed completely and can be played." and so forth. Avoid one-line recommendations unless they are fully sufficient.

Moreover, we want to make sure instructions or other claims are verifiable or come from credible sources, because otherwise articles would become polluted with all kinds of anecdotal evidence that may be purely coincidental, making them extremely hard to navigate and distracting from the useful, verifiable claims and detailed instructions. The wiki exists to summarize and outline the best of the available fixes for each game. Attempting to be a disorganized collection of blog posts and disconnected user comments would defeat the purpose of the wiki. This is also the reason we should avoid providing general instructions within game articles and take them to guide pages. There is no doubt that lowering graphics settings or closing unused applications can improve performance, but that is applicable to all games, it is common sense, and thus of no added value to each specific game article.

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Kaminari (talkcontribs)

The statement is inexact. The exclusive fullscreen mode does work via Vulkan, but it is buggy. It gets automatically reset to borderless window at the refresh rate of your desktop (usually 60 Hz) every time you change a graphic option or you restart the game. You can easily reproduce this by selecting a 50 Hz refresh rate and the display will switch to exclusive fullscreen at 50 Hz, until you restart the game.

Rose (talkcontribs)

I did additional testing at your suggestion. I created a custom resolution with the width and height of the native and set it to 50 Hz. I launched the game in the DX12 mode but the game window was borderless. Then I set the API to Vulkan and restarted the game manually - after this it still would not minimize to the taskbar from the launch screen, no settings touched. Then I looked at the settings to confirm that the Screen Type was Fullscreen. Setting back from 50 Hz to 60 and back and restarting had no effect either.

Keep in mind that I do not have a G-Sync monitor, but the statement we have in the article isn't exclusive to G-Sync monitors either.

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