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Author Topic: Anyone able to play Saints Row the Third on GPD Win?  (Read 5870 times)

Super Soup (OP)

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Anyone able to play Saints Row the Third on GPD Win?
« on: November 08, 2016, 05:03:54 am »
I'm very happy with the amount of games I've been able to play with the GPD Win, but one of the games I was most looking forward to playing on the system was Saints Row the Third. Unfortunately, after two whole days of trying this and that, I've been unable to make the game even start up. Attempting to start the game with the launcher starts the game for a second, then it quits. Starting directly off the games .exe starts the game, but it freezes to black after the intro screens. Apparently there's a few common causes for this problem; improper DirectX installation, not having the game installed to the same drive as Steam, and Intel graphics driver issues. As far as I know, there doesn't seem to be DirectX issues, since Skryim and other games play just fine. It should be installed properly, and I'm using the latest Intel drivers (which may well be the problem)

So I ask; has anybody else tried/succeeded running Saints Row the Third on the GPD Win? It would mean a lot to me to get the game working. Thanks!

Phawx

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Re: Anyone able to play Saints Row the Third on GPD Win?
« Reply #1 on: November 08, 2016, 05:54:27 am »
I'll install it and see if I find any problems.

Super Soup (OP)

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Re: Anyone able to play Saints Row the Third on GPD Win?
« Reply #2 on: November 08, 2016, 06:02:41 am »
Thanks for the help! ^^

Super Soup (OP)

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Re: Anyone able to play Saints Row the Third on GPD Win?
« Reply #3 on: November 14, 2016, 04:43:55 am »
Bump?

phoenixfox

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Re: Anyone able to play Saints Row the Third on GPD Win?
« Reply #4 on: November 15, 2016, 09:41:05 am »
haven't managed to make it work so far.

First it didn't install correctly, had to re-check files in steam.

Then the process would start but do nothing. I went to the game folder and launched the game exe directly.

Now I can see the intro videos, but then it's stuck in a black screen.

Skelton-retired

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Re: Anyone able to play Saints Row the Third on GPD Win?
« Reply #5 on: November 15, 2016, 09:57:10 am »
Works fine here. I use it steam version. Dx11 mode and Intel stable drivers from August.
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phoenixfox

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Re: Anyone able to play Saints Row the Third on GPD Win?
« Reply #6 on: November 15, 2016, 10:12:27 am »
Will try changing the drivers. Other than that I'm also using the steam dx11 version

phoenixfox

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Re: Anyone able to play Saints Row the Third on GPD Win?
« Reply #7 on: November 15, 2016, 10:36:06 am »
Tried 3 different driver versions to no avail :(

Skelton-retired

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Re: Anyone able to play Saints Row the Third on GPD Win?
« Reply #8 on: November 15, 2016, 10:43:00 am »
I use anniversary edition and bios sttings according to Phawx video. Nothing else. Maybe reinstalling directx?
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phoenixfox

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Re: Anyone able to play Saints Row the Third on GPD Win?
« Reply #9 on: November 15, 2016, 10:48:41 am »
Anniv. Edition with Phawx's settings. Reinstalled Direct X before some of the other troubleshooting mentioned above.

Game launches, plays the THQ and game intro and then goes into a black screen, no sound. 0% CPU use. Memory use doesn't change.

Skelton-retired

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Re: Anyone able to play Saints Row the Third on GPD Win?
« Reply #10 on: November 15, 2016, 10:51:50 am »
Did you try changing to dx9? Just to try a different thing. I don't know what else suggest.
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phoenixfox

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Re: Anyone able to play Saints Row the Third on GPD Win?
« Reply #11 on: November 15, 2016, 10:57:30 am »
Yep, I tried running both dx9 and dx11 exes from the game folder. same result.

Thanks for the suggestions

Super Soup (OP)

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Re: Anyone able to play Saints Row the Third on GPD Win?
« Reply #12 on: November 15, 2016, 05:19:51 pm »
Looks like pheonixfox and I are having the exact same issue, and tried the same things... Somebody in the Indiegogo comments also said they're able to play. Annoying that some people can apparently play and some can't. I can play any other game so far without issue, but I can't even start SR3 through the Steam or GOG versions.

phoenixfox

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Re: Anyone able to play Saints Row the Third on GPD Win?
« Reply #13 on: November 15, 2016, 07:30:35 pm »
I have already moved on. Deleted and now will try other games.

LordDavon

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Re: Anyone able to play Saints Row the Third on GPD Win?
« Reply #14 on: November 15, 2016, 08:05:29 pm »
I installed it and played it for about 10 minutes.  I selected the DirectX 10/11 option in the beginning.  Seemed to play fine.  Made it out of the building and was shooting helicopters from a block.  Shut it down though.  Playable, but wasn't getting 30fps, so it was giving me a headache.

phoenixfox

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Re: Anyone able to play Saints Row the Third on GPD Win?
« Reply #15 on: November 15, 2016, 08:15:31 pm »
I never managed to get the launcher (DX version) work

Super Soup (OP)

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Re: Anyone able to play Saints Row the Third on GPD Win?
« Reply #16 on: November 16, 2016, 03:16:09 am »
May I ask you guys what BIOS version is on your Wins? Except maybe graphics drivers, seems like one of the only things that could be so inconsistently different with our systems. Also I've come across at least one instance where somebody fixed this issue by updating their BIOS. Wanted to make sure it wasn't the older BIOS you guys have it working on before I try updating mine.

LordDavon

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Re: Anyone able to play Saints Row the Third on GPD Win?
« Reply #17 on: November 16, 2016, 04:40:33 am »
I'm still on whichever BIOS it came with.  IGG version.

Super Soup (OP)

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Re: Anyone able to play Saints Row the Third on GPD Win?
« Reply #18 on: November 16, 2016, 04:51:44 am »
That's what I was asking about; there may have been different BIOS revisions installed among the IGG units. The comments have already determined that there are other small changes like different heatsink designs or different installed software. There does exist a downoad for a BIOS revision, so I wasn't sure if that new BIOS came installed on some units, but not others.

LordDavon

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Re: Anyone able to play Saints Row the Third on GPD Win?
« Reply #19 on: November 16, 2016, 05:12:45 am »
That's what I was asking about; there may have been different BIOS revisions installed among the IGG units. The comments have already determined that there are other small changes like different heatsink designs or different installed software. There does exist a downoad for a BIOS revision, so I wasn't sure if that new BIOS came installed on some units, but not others.
I think you may be referencing the heatsink difference between the Z8750 and Z8700 units.  The initial batch had fins.

My unit has the 10/18 BIOS.

 

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