In this article, you will learn how to play GTA 5 without graphics card on a low-end computer with the help of GTA 5 custom graphic setting. We will guide you how to run Grand Theft Auto V without having a nice GPU with smoother gameplay.
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GTA 5 Without Graphic Card
Running GTA 5 without a dedicated graphic card can be a bit tricky because you still need enough ram to VRAM to support the game basics, for example when we try to run GTA San Andreas without Graphic Card it works like a charm, but it still uses system’s video memory, so we do need enough video memory to make the game start up.
If your game is not opening in the first place, then there might be missing programs in your computer, We recommend installing 3 important programs, these are highlighted below in a list.
Finally, you will need custom setting, but before we learn how to install them, let’s learn can we actually play GTA 5 without Graphic card.
Can I run GTA 5 without Graphic Card?
The answer is Yes! But there are some things you will have to consider, first you will need to have low weight windows, and we think there is no better windows than Windows 7 64-bit, You should have 4 GB of RAM and game should be installed on SSD, and you have DirectX and Visual C++ installed.
Windows 7 are outdated and no longer supported by Microsoft, but the important thing is that you need a 64-bit Windows, No matter how much ram or GPU you have, if you do not have 64-bit Windows Grand Theft Auto V will not work.
You can even run GTA 5 on Windows XP if you really want to go light weight, but at the same time it is important that you have a 64-bit version of Windows. There is actually a gameplay of GTA V where you can see how the performance might be if you try to run GTA 5 on Windows XP.
GTA 5 minimum CPU requirements
As much as we want Windows to be 64-bit, we need a good CPU, which is basically your computer’s processor. If you want to run GTA 5 on a low-end computer, you will need at least a 2 core processor. GTA V originally prefer Core 2 Quad and if you really want to run GTA 5 in a somewhat playable state without a GPU then core i3 might be the best option.
This is it, if i have to summarize above sections, you will need a 64-bit of Windows(x64), at least 4 GB of RAM, and a Dual Core CPU computer or laptop. Now you can learn few of these steps to run GTA 5 without GPU.
How to Run GTA 5 without Graphic Card
How to Play GTA 5 Without Graphic Card? Follow these steps to run GTA 5 without Graphic Card on computer or laptop. These steps are very important no matter what game version or what type of PC you have.
Total Time: 3 minutes
Run game’s launcher as administrator.
Right-click on game’s launcher and select Run as administrator.
Verify the integrity of GTA 5 game files.
Open Steam/Epic Games/Rockstar Games Launcher, go to settings and Verify integrity of game files.
Update Video drivers.
No matter if you don’t have a GPU, you will still have to install your computer video drivers. Simply go to your computer’s manufacturer website and download the video update drivers.
Install Visual C++ and DirectX.
You will have to install Visual C++ and Direct X and even if you think you have them installed, please reinstall them again.
Apply Custom Settings
Finally, you will have to apply some custom settings manually in your Grand Theft Auto V game.
- Custom Settings File
- Command Line File
- Visual C++
Materials: 64-bit Windows Grand Theft Auto V
To apply custom settings, you can watch the below video, and you can download custom setting files from the download section of this article.
You can download custom settings for Grand Theft Auto V from the below section, and you will need a custom command line file to make the performance more optimal.
Download Custom Settings
If the above download button is not working use a different browser or use this mirror download.
You can convert GTA 5 XML File from below webpage.
If you don’t have the Rockstar Games folder in your documents’ folder, then you can download that from the below button.
We have shared some more possible low and high settings presets for your Grand Theft Auto V game, check them out because they might be very helpful for those who have a potato computer or a good computer.
Download Custom Commandline
After applying custom settings, you will have to install a commandline TXT file into your computer. The installation processes will be very simple. Just follow the below steps, and you can download the commadline file from below as well.
How to apply commandline in GTA 5
- Download commandline settings file.
- Extract with 7zip extractor.
- Copy “commandline.txt” file.
- Paste the file into your Game’s Directory.
- Run your game.
You can download the commadline from the below button.
Also check out below article for list of all custom commandlines for GTA 5 game to increase your game performance.
If you can’t find your game’s directory folder, you can follow the below guide on how to find and locate GTA 5 directory folder in your computer and laptop.
You can run your Grand Theft Auto V game on a low end computer and even on a laptop make sure your computer has enough ram to handle the game load, make sure your display drivers are installed.
Lastly, make sure your computer has DirectX and Visual C++. If you follow this guide properly, you should be able to run your game on low settings with no lag and issues.
If you have a question, feel free to ask in the comment section.
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