GTA V, like many previous Grand Theft Auto titles, was released on PC over a year after the original console release. Nevertheless, the stunning graphics, massive map, and the incredible story-line were well worth the wait. If you purchased the hard copy of the game, it was a whopping 7 discs! However, some PC users have been having some technical difficulties with their game. Can’t get your copy to work? We might be able to help you out.
Make sure that you aren’t missing any new driver updates from your GPU’s manufacturer. Nvidia GeForce has put out a driver update specifically for GTA V, so be on the look out for that if you are a Nvidia GPU user. You should also make sure that you are not missing any updates from DirectX, Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 SP1, or Social Club.
Don’t worry! You are not alone. There are a number of problems that PC users have experienced with GTA V, even with up-to-date programs and drivers. We can walk you through the steps to fix some of the most common problems.
If Steam says that it is installing, but then the installation window closes, you may be able to fix it by a simply manual installation. Here is a foolproof way to do it:
- Right click on GTA V in the Steam Library.
- Go to “Properties” from the drop-down menu.
- Click on the “Local Files” tab.
- Click “Browse Local Files.”
- Click on the “Installers” folder.
- Manually install the game using the installers found there.
If you do not have Windows Media Player and GTA V isn’t installing properly, you might just need to re-install the media player software. Don’t know how to get Windows Media Player? Follow these basic instructions:
- Open Control Panel.
- Click “Programs.”
- Click “Turn Windows Features On or Off.”
- Find the “Media Features” folder.
- Check “Windows Media Player.”
- Click “OK” and the software should install.
Are you getting a message that says “the Rockstar update service is unavailable (code 1)” when you try to install the game? Does the launcher crash and lead you back to your desktop? Both of these problems may be resolved with the same fix.
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