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September 18, 2013 2:06:13 PM

This has been annoying me for a while now on other games as well, not just gta v. But on GTA v, it's most noticeable. I think it's my tv settings or my HDMI cable.

Basically, things up close look alright such as cars when you're driving them. But it's like all the graphical detail has been concentrated on the car and everything else looks like crap :p  they have these weird, pixelly lines that look like they need smoothing out and the trees and other objects look bad as well. Don't get me wrong, the game is still playable, but it's just really bugging me D:
I also followed all instructions on the second install disc that came with the game before I put in the play disc. However, after, I installed the play disc straight away. I then later found out that rock star recommends not installing the play disc. So, I uninstalled it. I don't know if I just didn't notice it before, but this is when the game started looking crappy.
I wish I had a screenshot for you guys, if you have any help for me or anyone has the same problem, please reply!
September 18, 2013 2:14:18 PM

I started reading instructions when I was about 30 years old. Slow learned I guess.
September 19, 2013 3:46:53 AM

ThunderChicken said:
This has been annoying me for a while now on other games as well, not just gta v. But on GTA v, it's most noticeable. I think it's my tv settings or my HDMI cable.

Basically, things up close look alright such as cars when you're driving them. But it's like all the graphical detail has been concentrated on the car and everything else looks like crap :p  they have these weird, pixelly lines that look like they need smoothing out and the trees and other objects look bad as well. Don't get me wrong, the game is still playable, but it's just really bugging me D:
I also followed all instructions on the second install disc that came with the game before I put in the play disc. However, after, I installed the play disc straight away. I then later found out that rock star recommends not installing the play disc. So, I uninstalled it. I don't know if I just didn't notice it before, but this is when the game started looking crappy.
I wish I had a screenshot for you guys, if you have any help for me or anyone has the same problem, please reply!




same problem man. tried changing tv settings (3d samsung, so surely not my tvs problem?) tried changing th contract settings in game etc, not any better.

any solutions anyone? am i goin to have to switch to ps3? not happy with this

UPDATE -i havent installed the 2nd disc on the HD (as per rockstar)

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September 20, 2013 1:57:46 AM
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chengo85 said:
ThunderChicken said:
This has been annoying me for a while now on other games as well, not just gta v. But on GTA v, it's most noticeable. I think it's my tv settings or my HDMI cable.

Basically, things up close look alright such as cars when you're driving them. But it's like all the graphical detail has been concentrated on the car and everything else looks like crap :p  they have these weird, pixelly lines that look like they need smoothing out and the trees and other objects look bad as well. Don't get me wrong, the game is still playable, but it's just really bugging me D:
I also followed all instructions on the second install disc that came with the game before I put in the play disc. However, after, I installed the play disc straight away. I then later found out that rock star recommends not installing the play disc. So, I uninstalled it. I don't know if I just didn't notice it before, but this is when the game started looking crappy.
I wish I had a screenshot for you guys, if you have any help for me or anyone has the same problem, please reply!




same problem man. tried changing tv settings (3d samsung, so surely not my tvs problem?) tried changing th contract settings in game etc, not any better.

any solutions anyone? am i goin to have to switch to ps3? not happy with this

UPDATE -i havent installed the 2nd disc on the HD (as per rockstar)



This is just the way Rockstar create their games, on both Xbox and PS3. They lack anti-aliasing severely.

Which in turn causes the "pixelly lines that need smoothing out". Unfortunately there's not much that can be done.
September 20, 2013 6:09:11 AM

BuddiLuva said:
chengo85 said:
ThunderChicken said:
This has been annoying me for a while now on other games as well, not just gta v. But on GTA v, it's most noticeable. I think it's my tv settings or my HDMI cable.

Basically, things up close look alright such as cars when you're driving them. But it's like all the graphical detail has been concentrated on the car and everything else looks like crap :p  they have these weird, pixelly lines that look like they need smoothing out and the trees and other objects look bad as well. Don't get me wrong, the game is still playable, but it's just really bugging me D:
I also followed all instructions on the second install disc that came with the game before I put in the play disc. However, after, I installed the play disc straight away. I then later found out that rock star recommends not installing the play disc. So, I uninstalled it. I don't know if I just didn't notice it before, but this is when the game started looking crappy.
I wish I had a screenshot for you guys, if you have any help for me or anyone has the same problem, please reply!




same problem man. tried changing tv settings (3d samsung, so surely not my tvs problem?) tried changing th contract settings in game etc, not any better.

any solutions anyone? am i goin to have to switch to ps3? not happy with this

UPDATE -i havent installed the 2nd disc on the HD (as per rockstar)



This is just the way Rockstar create their games, on both Xbox and PS3. They lack anti-aliasing severely.

Which in turn causes the "pixelly lines that need smoothing out". Unfortunately there's not much that can be done.


Was thinking the same thing... but I don't think it's the prodblem here... A screenshot would be nice though.
September 20, 2013 6:24:07 AM

You could Ask the Rockstars directly for this issue.
September 20, 2013 9:43:30 AM

Yeah - I have it for ps3, and the graphics are fine. Maybe try xbox support for sure.
September 22, 2013 11:18:18 AM

I have the same problem. I didn't install disc two (play disc), but the gameplay is revealing some texture and shade issues i can't describe well. some textures are kinda like the "negative" of a photo or something like that. color is not consistent in all parts. I am thinking its a problem with the console's lens maybe, but i'm not sure at this point.
September 22, 2013 9:22:05 PM

ThunderChicken said:
This has been annoying me for a while now on other games as well, not just gta v. But on GTA v, it's most noticeable. I think it's my tv settings or my HDMI cable.

Basically, things up close look alright such as cars when you're driving them. But it's like all the graphical detail has been concentrated on the car and everything else looks like crap :p  they have these weird, pixelly lines that look like they need smoothing out and the trees and other objects look bad as well. Don't get me wrong, the game is still playable, but it's just really bugging me D:
I also followed all instructions on the second install disc that came with the game before I put in the play disc. However, after, I installed the play disc straight away. I then later found out that rock star recommends not installing the play disc. So, I uninstalled it. I don't know if I just didn't notice it before, but this is when the game started looking crappy.
I wish I had a screenshot for you guys, if you have any help for me or anyone has the same problem, please reply!


Your gaming on a 8 year old console thats outdated so games wont look as good plus the lack of aa which makes it worse. Most of us is waiting for the pc version but as others has said its nothing much you can do
September 23, 2013 1:48:50 AM

determinologyz said:
ThunderChicken said:
This has been annoying me for a while now on other games as well, not just gta v. But on GTA v, it's most noticeable. I think it's my tv settings or my HDMI cable.

Basically, things up close look alright such as cars when you're driving them. But it's like all the graphical detail has been concentrated on the car and everything else looks like crap :p  they have these weird, pixelly lines that look like they need smoothing out and the trees and other objects look bad as well. Don't get me wrong, the game is still playable, but it's just really bugging me D:
I also followed all instructions on the second install disc that came with the game before I put in the play disc. However, after, I installed the play disc straight away. I then later found out that rock star recommends not installing the play disc. So, I uninstalled it. I don't know if I just didn't notice it before, but this is when the game started looking crappy.
I wish I had a screenshot for you guys, if you have any help for me or anyone has the same problem, please reply!


Your gaming on a 8 year old console thats outdated so games wont look as good plus the lack of aa which makes it worse. Most of us is waiting for the pc version but as others has said its nothing much you can do


+1
September 23, 2013 1:53:47 AM

determinologyz said:
ThunderChicken said:
This has been annoying me for a while now on other games as well, not just gta v. But on GTA v, it's most noticeable. I think it's my tv settings or my HDMI cable.

Basically, things up close look alright such as cars when you're driving them. But it's like all the graphical detail has been concentrated on the car and everything else looks like crap :p  they have these weird, pixelly lines that look like they need smoothing out and the trees and other objects look bad as well. Don't get me wrong, the game is still playable, but it's just really bugging me D:
I also followed all instructions on the second install disc that came with the game before I put in the play disc. However, after, I installed the play disc straight away. I then later found out that rock star recommends not installing the play disc. So, I uninstalled it. I don't know if I just didn't notice it before, but this is when the game started looking crappy.
I wish I had a screenshot for you guys, if you have any help for me or anyone has the same problem, please reply!


Your gaming on a 8 year old console thats outdated so games wont look as good plus the lack of aa which makes it worse. Most of us is waiting for the pc version but as others has said its nothing much you can do


I have almost the same problem, but my console is from 2011
September 23, 2013 2:05:18 AM

Marcel Butnaru said:
determinologyz said:
ThunderChicken said:
This has been annoying me for a while now on other games as well, not just gta v. But on GTA v, it's most noticeable. I think it's my tv settings or my HDMI cable.

Basically, things up close look alright such as cars when you're driving them. But it's like all the graphical detail has been concentrated on the car and everything else looks like crap :p  they have these weird, pixelly lines that look like they need smoothing out and the trees and other objects look bad as well. Don't get me wrong, the game is still playable, but it's just really bugging me D:
I also followed all instructions on the second install disc that came with the game before I put in the play disc. However, after, I installed the play disc straight away. I then later found out that rock star recommends not installing the play disc. So, I uninstalled it. I don't know if I just didn't notice it before, but this is when the game started looking crappy.
I wish I had a screenshot for you guys, if you have any help for me or anyone has the same problem, please reply!


Your gaming on a 8 year old console thats outdated so games wont look as good plus the lack of aa which makes it worse. Most of us is waiting for the pc version but as others has said its nothing much you can do


I have almost the same problem, but my console is from 2011


That's really beside the point. The specs in a console from 2011 will still be the same as one from 2005.. Well almost anyway. The performance will be about the same.
September 24, 2013 2:48:31 PM

chengo85 said:
ThunderChicken said:
This has been annoying me for a while now on other games as well, not just gta v. But on GTA v, it's most noticeable. I think it's my tv settings or my HDMI cable.

Basically, things up close look alright such as cars when you're driving them. But it's like all the graphical detail has been concentrated on the car and everything else looks like crap :p  they have these weird, pixelly lines that look like they need smoothing out and the trees and other objects look bad as well. Don't get me wrong, the game is still playable, but it's just really bugging me D:
I also followed all instructions on the second install disc that came with the game before I put in the play disc. However, after, I installed the play disc straight away. I then later found out that rock star recommends not installing the play disc. So, I uninstalled it. I don't know if I just didn't notice it before, but this is when the game started looking crappy.
I wish I had a screenshot for you guys, if you have any help for me or anyone has the same problem, please reply!




same problem man. tried changing tv settings (3d samsung, so surely not my tvs problem?) tried changing th contract settings in game etc, not any better.

any solutions anyone? am i goin to have to switch to ps3? not happy with this

UPDATE -i havent installed the 2nd disc on the HD (as per rockstar)




I have the same problem with ps3. You have to install the game because it is on a bluray and there is much more space on blurays. But there is a chance it's my ps3 because it just gave me the yellow light if death and won't turn on now.
September 24, 2013 5:06:50 PM

killmaster1892 said:
chengo85 said:
ThunderChicken said:
This has been annoying me for a while now on other games as well, not just gta v. But on GTA v, it's most noticeable. I think it's my tv settings or my HDMI cable.

Basically, things up close look alright such as cars when you're driving them. But it's like all the graphical detail has been concentrated on the car and everything else looks like crap :p  they have these weird, pixelly lines that look like they need smoothing out and the trees and other objects look bad as well. Don't get me wrong, the game is still playable, but it's just really bugging me D:
I also followed all instructions on the second install disc that came with the game before I put in the play disc. However, after, I installed the play disc straight away. I then later found out that rock star recommends not installing the play disc. So, I uninstalled it. I don't know if I just didn't notice it before, but this is when the game started looking crappy.
I wish I had a screenshot for you guys, if you have any help for me or anyone has the same problem, please reply!




same problem man. tried changing tv settings (3d samsung, so surely not my tvs problem?) tried changing th contract settings in game etc, not any better.

any solutions anyone? am i goin to have to switch to ps3? not happy with this

UPDATE -i havent installed the 2nd disc on the HD (as per rockstar)




I have the same problem with ps3. You have to install the game because it is on a bluray and there is much more space on blurays. But there is a chance it's my ps3 because it just gave me the yellow light if death and won't turn on now.


Theres nothing you can do on console to fix how it gta looks except buy the pc version..I personally havent played it but i know its serverely needs aa and eh it just doesnt look good on at on a 8 year old hardware..Even it will look better on the ps4 but i know console will cut corners i recommend it for pc
September 24, 2013 7:45:58 PM

11560963,0,1086943 said:
This has been annoying me for a while now on other games as well, not just gta v. But on GTA v, it's most noticeable. I think it's my tv settings or my HDMI cable.

Basically, things up close look alright such as cars when you're driving them. But it's like all the graphical detail has been concentrated on the car and everything else looks like crap :p  they have these weird, pixelly lines that look like they need smoothing out and the trees and other objects look bad as well. Don't get me wrong, the game is still playable, but it's just really bugging me D:
I also followed all instructions on the second install disc that came with the game before I put in the play disc. However, after, I installed the play disc straight away. I then later found out that rock star recommends not installing the play disc. So, I uninstalled it. I don't know if I just didn't notice it before, but this is when the game started looking crappy.

I am having the same issue, I actually bought a new TV, tried new HDMI cables and still the same problem. Were u able to find a solution?

September 25, 2013 5:06:54 AM

tpoe said:
11560963,0,1086943 said:
This has been annoying me for a while now on other games as well, not just gta v. But on GTA v, it's most noticeable. I think it's my tv settings or my HDMI cable.

Basically, things up close look alright such as cars when you're driving them. But it's like all the graphical detail has been concentrated on the car and everything else looks like crap :p  they have these weird, pixelly lines that look like they need smoothing out and the trees and other objects look bad as well. Don't get me wrong, the game is still playable, but it's just really bugging me D:
I also followed all instructions on the second install disc that came with the game before I put in the play disc. However, after, I installed the play disc straight away. I then later found out that rock star recommends not installing the play disc. So, I uninstalled it. I don't know if I just didn't notice it before, but this is when the game started looking crappy.

I am having the same issue, I actually bought a new TV, tried new HDMI cables and still the same problem. Were u able to find a solution?

said:


Nah, I just messed around with the brightness, contrast, etc. on my TV which made it look somewhat better. I still get the jagged edges, but it doesn't really bug me as much. I'm going to start saving for a new PC though
September 25, 2013 6:54:57 AM

Played it at a friend's house on the PS3 and yes it's simply a lack of AA in the game. It's really obvious that Rockstar pushed the PS3/Xbox consoles to their limitations with this game. It's quite an achivement with only 256mb video ram available actually. There are some areas where the fps drops noticable on the PS3 (~20 fps) for some seconds. There is no way this game would run smoothly with any AA enabled.
October 5, 2013 12:41:22 PM

ThunderChicken said:
This has been annoying me for a while now on other games as well, not just gta v. But on GTA v, it's most noticeable. I think it's my tv settings or my HDMI cable.

Basically, things up close look alright such as cars when you're driving them. But it's like all the graphical detail has been concentrated on the car and everything else looks like crap :p  they have these weird, pixelly lines that look like they need smoothing out and the trees and other objects look bad as well. Don't get me wrong, the game is still playable, but it's just really bugging me D:
I also followed all instructions on the second install disc that came with the game before I put in the play disc. However, after, I installed the play disc straight away. I then later found out that rock star recommends not installing the play disc. So, I uninstalled it. I don't know if I just didn't notice it before, but this is when the game started looking crappy.
I wish I had a screenshot for you guys, if you have any help for me or anyone has the same problem, please reply!


chengo85 said:
ThunderChicken said:
This has been annoying me for a while now on other games as well, not just gta v. But on GTA v, it's most noticeable. I think it's my tv settings or my HDMI cable.

Basically, things up close look alright such as cars when you're driving them. But it's like all the graphical detail has been concentrated on the car and everything else looks like crap :p  they have these weird, pixelly lines that look like they need smoothing out and the trees and other objects look bad as well. Don't get me wrong, the game is still playable, but it's just really bugging me D:
I also followed all instructions on the second install disc that came with the game before I put in the play disc. However, after, I installed the play disc straight away. I then later found out that rock star recommends not installing the play disc. So, I uninstalled it. I don't know if I just didn't notice it before, but this is when the game started looking crappy.
I wish I had a screenshot for you guys, if you have any help for me or anyone has the same problem, please reply!




same problem man. tried changing tv settings (3d samsung, so surely not my tvs problem?) tried changing th contract settings in game etc, not any better.

any solutions anyone? am i goin to have to switch to ps3? not happy with this

UPDATE -i havent installed the 2nd disc on the HD (as per rockstar)



October 5, 2013 12:44:34 PM

Dude, I have the same problems as you and it sucks. I just bought a 350$ monitor and the game looks still like crap... I hope that someone could suggest very good gaming monitors for xbox 360.
-need answers :D 
October 5, 2013 6:03:49 PM

Kare Roberts said:
Dude, I have the same problems as you and it sucks. I just bought a 350$ monitor and the game looks still like crap... I hope that someone could suggest very good gaming monitors for xbox 360.
-need answers :D 


1 word PC..

Once the game comes out on pc its going to be crazie
October 15, 2013 6:43:24 PM

I don't have any solution for this but mine are worst everything in the game don't look like what I saw the trailer in utube the cars,building..... they all look like real in that trailer but when I play gta v in my Xbox everything in the game wasn't like real ! Is that my tv problem?? cuz I play in standard tv
any solutions anyone? am i goin to have to switch to ps3? not happy with this

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October 15, 2013 8:59:14 PM

cz pro said:
I don't have any solution for this but mine are worst everything in the game don't look like what I saw the trailer in utube the cars,building..... they all look like real in that trailer but when I play gta v in my Xbox everything in the game wasn't like real ! Is that my tv problem?? cuz I play in standard tv
any solutions anyone? am i goin to have to switch to ps3? not happy with this



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Yes going to a hdtv everything will look alot better
November 6, 2013 10:34:38 PM

This is because Rockstar uses 16 bit colors in the game for certain textures and not 32 bit. It has nothing to do with consoles. Some will notice more than others depending perhaps on their darkness and gamma settings with their televisions. Some TV's set to a "Gaming Mode" may make it better or worse. Try adjusting brightness/gamma on your television is my best answer. If you don't believe me, look at 16 bit color pictures vs 32 bit color pictures, I'm sure you will understand quite quickly what I'm talking about. There is not likely going to be a patch for this.
February 28, 2014 7:55:17 PM

I've never got an FPS lag or something like that but the edges got some pixilated sites but when I change my display settings it made my day :) )
March 22, 2014 10:34:58 PM

chengo85 said:
ThunderChicken said:
This has been annoying me for a while now on other games as well, not just gta v. But on GTA v, it's most noticeable. I think it's my tv settings or my HDMI cable.

Basically, things up close look alright such as cars when you're driving them. But it's like all the graphical detail has been concentrated on the car and everything else looks like crap :p  they have these weird, pixelly lines that look like they need smoothing out and the trees and other objects look bad as well. Don't get me wrong, the game is still playable, but it's just really bugging me D:
I also followed all instructions on the second install disc that came with the game before I put in the play disc. However, after, I installed the play disc straight away. I then later found out that rock star recommends not installing the play disc. So, I uninstalled it. I don't know if I just didn't notice it before, but this is when the game started looking crappy.
I wish I had a screenshot for you guys, if you have any help for me or anyone has the same problem, please reply!




same problem man. tried changing tv settings (3d samsung, so surely not my tvs problem?) tried changing th contract settings in game etc, not any better.

any solutions anyone? am i goin to have to switch to ps3? not happy with this

UPDATE -i havent installed the 2nd disc on the HD (as per rockstar)



March 22, 2014 10:37:41 PM

Sit farther back from your tv or get a smaller tv I had the same problem and that's the only way I found out to fix it
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