Digital Foundry Finds Workaround for GTA V Install Warnings
Yesterday, we learned that Rockstar Games warned Xbox 360 owners against installing both discs of Grand Theft Auto V to hard drives, because performance issues would ensue. The problems, as illustrated by this video from Eurogamer’s Digital Foundry, show that it’s an issue with visual pop-ins and streaming. Basically, installing both discs will make your game look like shit.
But! The video at the top of this post reveals that installing the “play” disc onto a USB flash drive seems to mitigate the issues:
“Mileage may vary according to your flash drive but this looks like a viable route to running the game without putting up with a noisy spinning DVD.”
Maybe it’s me, but the USB-install footage seems a little herky jerky to me, but it’s still loads better than the footage with both discs installed on the drive. Either way, it may not be a bad idea to just deal with an uninstalled “play” disc and, you know, just play the game with the disc spinning in the drive. That’s not the worst thing in the world.
As for me, I’m not sure that any of the USB drives I have here would be fast enough to get the job done, so I’ll probably just install the “install” disc and leave it at that. Right? Right.
So what do you think? Is this workaround good enough to get you to try it? Or are you going to leave well enough alone?