Rockstar says: "Don't install GTA V to your Xbox HDD!" ...needs investigation

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  • aschloch45 16 Sep 2013 13:50:13 3 posts
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    source:
    https://twitter.com/RockstarSupport/status/379334166086557696
    "Don't install the main (play)game disc for performance reasons".
    Is Digital Foundry going to investigate load times and texture pop-ins and what not?


    Ninja EDIT @ 14:02 UK time: Don't get confused. This is about installing both game DVD's on to the Xbox and not just the the second disc, which you have to do anyway.
    People who buy the digital only version off the Microsoft Store are going to be pissed.

    Edited by aschloch45 at 14:08:37 16-09-2013
  • Kay 16 Sep 2013 13:50:55 18,211 posts
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    They might if you put it in the main GTAV thread.
  • Ziz0u 16 Sep 2013 13:51:57 8,855 posts
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    I did.
  • TheSaint 16 Sep 2013 13:52:06 15,676 posts
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    http://tinyurl.com/nctx5xj
  • Ziz0u 16 Sep 2013 13:52:35 8,855 posts
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    While I'm here though, I am curious as to why they recommend this.

    There's no chance I'm not installing it though.
  • AaronTurner 16 Sep 2013 13:54:22 8,107 posts
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    I'd imagine it streams from both CD and HD. I will be really pissed off if I've bought an inferior version from psn for 50.
  • FanBoysSuck 16 Sep 2013 13:54:55 1,549 posts
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    They say so a few posts down.

    "An 8GB install is required. For optimal performance, we recommend not installing the play disc"

    "There is a specific install disc with the 8 GB to install on the HDD or flash drive."

    Basically, install the install disc then play with the play disc.

    Edited by FanBoysSuck at 13:55:30 16-09-2013
  • MrTomFTW Moderator 16 Sep 2013 13:56:02 42,112 posts
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    FanBoysSuck wrote:
    Basically, install the install disc then play with the play disc.
    Nah, seems too obvious.
  • MMMarmite 16 Sep 2013 13:57:23 1,210 posts
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    @FanBoysSuck if only people read a little more before raging ;)
  • FanBoysSuck 16 Sep 2013 13:57:27 1,549 posts
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    MrTomFTW wrote:
    FanBoysSuck wrote:
    Basically, install the install disc then play with the play disc.
    Nah, seems too obvious.
    I could be wrong, someone should try installing the play disc and playing with the install disc :D
  • AaronTurner 16 Sep 2013 13:57:41 8,107 posts
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    Obvious but impossible if you have a download version. I guess we'll know tonight.
  • Blerk Moderator 16 Sep 2013 13:58:33 48,224 posts
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    And if I don't install my play disc my 360 will sound like a fucking jet engine.

    Hurrah. :|
  • TheSaint 16 Sep 2013 13:59:04 15,676 posts
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    FanBoysSuck wrote:
    MrTomFTW wrote:
    FanBoysSuck wrote:
    Basically, install the install disc then play with the play disc.
    Nah, seems too obvious.
    I could be wrong, someone should try installing the play disc and playing with the install disc :D
    http://images.wikia.com/uncyclopedia/images/1/19/Mushroom-Cloud.jpg
  • CosmicFuzz 16 Sep 2013 13:59:51 28,554 posts
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    They give us an install disc and expect us to smile??!
  • Ziz0u 16 Sep 2013 13:59:53 8,855 posts
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    Exactly.
  • aschloch45 16 Sep 2013 14:01:17 3 posts
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    The original Xbox 360 is louder than a vacuum cleaner as you know.
    There is no way in hell I'm gonna play with the disc in.

    Also, what are the DIGITAL DOWNLOAD only guys gonna do? ;)

    Edited by aschloch45 at 14:02:11 16-09-2013
  • CosmicFuzz 16 Sep 2013 14:06:01 28,554 posts
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    Maybe Vizzini will be here soon to explain it to us.
  • neilka Funniest Forumite, 2014 16 Sep 2013 14:06:19 17,013 posts
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    I've played 20 hours with the play disc installed and only seen about three things I could describe as minor glitches. It'll probably be fine.
  • MMMarmite 16 Sep 2013 14:07:41 1,210 posts
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    aschloch45 wrote:Also, what are the DIGITAL DOWNLOAD only guys gonna do? ;)
    They only get half the game obviously.
  • Syrette 16 Sep 2013 14:07:59 45,450 posts
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    @neilka

    What 360 do you have? Disc drive making much noise?
  • Carlo 16 Sep 2013 14:09:58 18,427 posts
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    neilka wrote:
    I've played 20 hours with the play disc installed and only seen about three things I could describe as minor glitches. It'll probably be fine.
    It's not bugs or anything like that, apparently it's for optimal performance.

    It'll no doubt be explained better than I can manage, but I expect its so data can be read/streamed from HDD and DVD at the same time, and get better IOPs or something.
  • Fake_Blood 16 Sep 2013 14:12:37 5,007 posts
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    It's probably faster to load from HDD and disc at the same time. If everything needs to stream from the HDD only stuff might slow down?
  • FartPipe 16 Sep 2013 14:14:16 4,086 posts
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    DVD rom lol, Xbox One is going to be soooooooo... futuristic.
  • imamazed 16 Sep 2013 14:14:21 6,216 posts
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    My download came in the post early
  • Dombat 16 Sep 2013 14:16:48 459 posts
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    Just as well that I only have enough HD space for the install disc
  • Syrette 16 Sep 2013 14:17:50 45,450 posts
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    OptimusPube wrote:
    DVD rom lol, Xbox One is going to be soooooooo... futuristic.
    What a silly post.
  • killersrquiet 16 Sep 2013 14:19:07 2,511 posts
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    I cant stand the noise that comes from the disc drive, i'll install it and let R fix any issues that occur soon.
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