GTA3 needs more than 12mb of ram

Discussion in 'PC Gaming' started by baser5nature, Apr 13, 2003.

  1. baser5nature

    baser5nature OSNN Addict

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    wtf??? i just installed GTA3, and when i click the .exe, it tells me

    "Grand Theft Auto III needs at least 12MB of available video memory"

    none of my other games complain... i've got a geforce 4 mx 440 with 64mb ddr, detonators 43.51 (had same problem with previous detonators), and when i use "dxdiag" no video memory is reported, and the direct3D 7 test fails (i'm using 9.0a)

    does GTA3 just not work with DX9.0???
     
  2. Octopus

    Octopus Moderator

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    get the latest Detenator drivers for your 3d card.
     
  3. sboulema

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    i think the 43.51 are already the latests :S i never got that error and im paying gta3 with a geforce2 mx440 64mb. it think it has something to do with dx9 try to go back to dx8 and amybe that will solve things
     
  4. 2z

    2z OSNN Gamer

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    it works fine for me > same card > DX9a > 41.09 drivers

    might be worth reinstalling DX9 > that seems to be the root of the problem if its failing tests

    :huh:
     
  5. GoNz0

    GoNz0 NTFS Stoner

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    Re: Re: GTA3 needs more than 12mb of ram



    read the friggin post man, he has the latest.

    GTA3 is a dog mate, i uninstalled as it played but the video was shite

    TI4600
    XP2700+
    EVERYTHING UPDATED !
    still crap.
     
  6. Octopus

    Octopus Moderator

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    well roling back might solve the problme
     
  7. GoNz0

    GoNz0 NTFS Stoner

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    or download and install the full version of DX9a, its around somewere, MSFN.org was hosting it.
     
  8. its a known bug with GTA, nothing wrong with yr computer.

    I dont remember the solution but go to the gta forums
    and do a search, ull find the solution there.


    EDIT: I did the search for you and found the solution.

    first of all close all yr applications in the background and if you win xp download the text patch.

    then try this:
    1.The fault seems to be lying in Direct X 8.1..
    Click on the Display tab.
    Search for "Approx", "Total Memory" you should see "Unknown" or "N/A".
    Running the Direct3D Acceleration test will give you an error something like
    "step 8 error, no video memory"
    The solution suggested by a person: (i don't think the netmeeting bit is even necessary,
    maybe worth skipping)
    Go into Netmeeting, go to.... Call>Host Meeting
    then click the "OK" button, then go to Call>Exit.
    The go to my computer; Go to sharing in these drives
    (right click and it should be in the menu) and makes sure they all say
    'DO NOT SHARE THIS DRIVE', then go back in to DXDIAG and go back to the display screen..
    It should now have the memory available and your game should work.
     
  9. Cairo

    Cairo Guest

    dropping the resolution i believe this cured the problem
     
  10. u might want to go back to DX 8.1 since the solution that i posted works there and i dont think yr card benefits from DX9.
     
  11. baser5nature

    baser5nature OSNN Addict

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    thanks for all the help...

    i know my card doesn't have DX9 hardware support, but i figured all the DX8 stuff would be in tip top shape, and it's been quite some time since i installed DX9, using system restore is not really an option to get rid of DX9... and that's the only way to get rid of it isn't it? i'll see how that sharing and security thing works out...
     
  12. Sazar

    Sazar F@H - Is it in you? Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    your card does not have to have dx9 in order to use dx9... if you have a gf4mx card it is actually a dx7 part... and obviously you do not seem to have problems with dx 8.1 :)

    with the newer drivers you may not have the proper support for your card inherited like in the previous dets... I am speculating here...

    if the game works fine with previous versions than go ahead and use the previous versions of dets with dx9 support...

    else go ahead and roll back to dx8.1 with one of the directx uninstallers on this site some place... just do a search and check it out :)

    install dx8.1 and drive away :D

    gta III is one of the more fun games I have played in the last year or so..
     
  13. baser5nature

    baser5nature OSNN Addict

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    i gave up... i'll just wait for vice city...