GTA 5 freezing

Hello Garuda users. Recently, GTA 5 started bugging me. At the same time, GTA 4 works fine. The problem is that in GTA 5 textures are not loaded and in general it is buggy. Sometimes when I enter it, the story mode starts loading endlessly, sometimes I can still enter it, but then my textures are blurred. About a week ago everything was fine. Drivers are ok. The nvidia drivers are version 515.57. I also tried to restart GTA with proton 7 and proton experiment, it did not work. With all this, GTA 4 runs great.My hardware: ssd 500 gb, gtx 1650, 8 RAM, pentium 4600. The hardware is not very new, but before that it pulled normally. Completely forgot. I ran performance tests and GTA gave out 60-70 fps at high settings, but at the same time the image lagged and looked like somewhere around 30 fps, but not 60 at all. And for some reason, during the tests, textures did not load for me. I checked the integrity of the files several times, but there are no problems.

Terminal

System:
  Kernel: 5.18.14-zen1-1-zen arch: x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 12.1.0
    parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/@/boot/vmlinuz-linux-zen
    root=UUID=3be6bfab-7793-443d-8925-14f402362e3c rw [email protected]
    quiet quiet splash rd.udev.log_priority=3 vt.global_cursor_default=0
    resume=UUID=1358094e-bd25-4baf-9290-02892a3efe12 loglevel=3 ibt=off
  Desktop: KDE Plasma v: 5.25.3 tk: Qt v: 5.15.5 info: latte-dock
    wm: kwin_x11 vt: 1 dm: SDDM Distro: Garuda Linux base: Arch Linux
Machine:
  Type: Desktop System: Gigabyte product: H110M-S2H v: N/A
    serial: <superuser required>
  Mobo: Gigabyte model: H110M-S2H-CF v: x.x serial: <superuser required>
    UEFI: American Megatrends v: F22 date: 06/12/2017
CPU:
  Info: model: Intel Pentium G4600 bits: 64 type: MT MCP arch: Kaby Lake
    built: 2018 process: Intel 14nm family: 6 model-id: 0x9E (158) stepping: 9
    microcode: 0xF0
  Topology: cpus: 1x cores: 2 tpc: 2 threads: 4 smt: enabled cache:
    L1: 128 KiB desc: d-2x32 KiB; i-2x32 KiB L2: 512 KiB desc: 2x256 KiB
    L3: 3 MiB desc: 1x3 MiB
  Speed (MHz): avg: 3600 min/max: 800/3600 scaling: driver: intel_pstate
    governor: powersave cores: 1: 3600 2: 3600 3: 3600 4: 3600 bogomips: 28800
  Flags: ht lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx
  Vulnerabilities:
  Type: itlb_multihit status: KVM: VMX disabled
  Type: l1tf
    mitigation: PTE Inversion; VMX: conditional cache flushes, SMT vulnerable
  Type: mds mitigation: Clear CPU buffers; SMT vulnerable
  Type: meltdown mitigation: PTI
  Type: mmio_stale_data mitigation: Clear CPU buffers; SMT vulnerable
  Type: retbleed mitigation: IBRS
  Type: spec_store_bypass
    mitigation: Speculative Store Bypass disabled via prctl
  Type: spectre_v1
    mitigation: usercopy/swapgs barriers and __user pointer sanitization
  Type: spectre_v2 mitigation: IBRS, IBPB: conditional, RSB filling
  Type: srbds mitigation: Microcode
  Type: tsx_async_abort status: Not affected
Graphics:
  Device-1: NVIDIA TU117 [GeForce GTX 1650] driver: nvidia v: 515.57
    alternate: nouveau,nvidia_drm non-free: 515.xx+
    status: current (as of 2022-06) arch: Turing process: TSMC 12nm
    built: 2018-22 pcie: gen: 1 speed: 2.5 GT/s lanes: 16 link-max: gen: 3
    speed: 8 GT/s bus-ID: 01:00.0 chip-ID: 10de:1f82 class-ID: 0300
  Device-2: Realtek FULL HD 1080P Webcam type: USB
    driver: snd-usb-audio,uvcvideo bus-ID: 1-7:5 chip-ID: 0bda:58b0
    class-ID: 0102 serial: <filter>
  Display: x11 server: X.Org v: 21.1.4 with: Xwayland v: 22.1.3
    compositor: kwin_x11 driver: X: loaded: nvidia unloaded: modesetting
    alternate: fbdev,nouveau,nv,vesa gpu: nvidia display-ID: :0 screens: 1
  Screen-1: 0 s-res: 1280x1024 s-dpi: 85 s-size: 382x302mm (15.04x11.89")
    s-diag: 487mm (19.17")
  Monitor-1: DVI-D-0 res: 1280x1024 hz: 60 dpi: 86
    size: 376x301mm (14.8x11.85") diag: 482mm (18.96") modes: N/A
  OpenGL: renderer: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650/PCIe/SSE2
    v: 4.6.0 NVIDIA 515.57 direct render: Yes
Audio:
  Device-1: Intel 100 Series/C230 Series Family HD Audio vendor: Gigabyte
    driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 1-7:5 v: kernel chip-ID: 0bda:58b0
    bus-ID: 00:1f.3 class-ID: 0102 chip-ID: 8086:a170 serial: <filter>
    class-ID: 0403
  Device-2: NVIDIA driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel pcie: gen: 3
    speed: 8 GT/s lanes: 16 bus-ID: 01:00.1 chip-ID: 10de:10fa class-ID: 0403
  Device-3: Realtek FULL HD 1080P Webcam type: USB
    driver: snd-usb-audio,uvcvideo
  Sound Server-1: ALSA v: k5.18.14-zen1-1-zen running: yes
  Sound Server-2: PulseAudio v: 16.1 running: no
  Sound Server-3: PipeWire v: 0.3.56 running: yes
Network:
  Device-1: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet
    vendor: Gigabyte driver: r8169 v: kernel pcie: gen: 1 speed: 2.5 GT/s
    lanes: 1 port: d000 bus-ID: 02:00.0 chip-ID: 10ec:8168 class-ID: 0200
  IF: enp2s0 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter>
Drives:
  Local Storage: total: 566.39 GiB used: 175.19 GiB (30.9%)
  SMART Message: Unable to run smartctl. Root privileges required.
  ID-1: /dev/sda maj-min: 8:0 vendor: Kingston model: SA400S37120G
    size: 111.79 GiB block-size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B speed: 6.0 Gb/s
    type: SSD serial: <filter> rev: 60A9 scheme: MBR
  ID-2: /dev/sdb maj-min: 8:16 vendor: Kingston model: SA400S37480G
    size: 447.13 GiB block-size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B speed: 6.0 Gb/s
    type: SSD serial: <filter> rev: 1103 scheme: GPT
  ID-3: /dev/sdc maj-min: 8:32 type: USB vendor: Qumo model: N/A
    size: 7.46 GiB block-size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B type: N/A
    serial: <filter> rev: PMAP scheme: MBR
  SMART Message: Unknown USB bridge. Flash drive/Unsupported enclosure?
Partition:
  ID-1: / raw-size: 438.03 GiB size: 438.03 GiB (100.00%)
    used: 175.19 GiB (40.0%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/sdb2 maj-min: 8:18
  ID-2: /boot/efi raw-size: 300 MiB size: 299.4 MiB (99.80%)
    used: 588 KiB (0.2%) fs: vfat dev: /dev/sdb1 maj-min: 8:17
  ID-3: /home raw-size: 438.03 GiB size: 438.03 GiB (100.00%)
    used: 175.19 GiB (40.0%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/sdb2 maj-min: 8:18
  ID-4: /var/log raw-size: 438.03 GiB size: 438.03 GiB (100.00%)
    used: 175.19 GiB (40.0%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/sdb2 maj-min: 8:18
  ID-5: /var/tmp raw-size: 438.03 GiB size: 438.03 GiB (100.00%)
    used: 175.19 GiB (40.0%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/sdb2 maj-min: 8:18
Swap:
  Kernel: swappiness: 133 (default 60) cache-pressure: 100 (default)
  ID-1: swap-1 type: zram size: 7.72 GiB used: 3.42 GiB (44.3%)
    priority: 100 dev: /dev/zram0
  ID-2: swap-2 type: partition size: 8.8 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%)
    priority: -2 dev: /dev/sdb3 maj-min: 8:19
Sensors:
  System Temperatures: cpu: 51.0 C mobo: N/A gpu: nvidia temp: 37 C
  Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A gpu: nvidia fan: 30%
Info:
  Processes: 278 Uptime: 7m wakeups: 0 Memory: 7.72 GiB
  used: 6.19 GiB (80.2%) Init: systemd v: 251 default: graphical
  tool: systemctl Compilers: gcc: 12.1.0 clang: 14.0.6 Packages: pacman: 2044
  lib: 549 Shell: Bash v: 5.1.16 running-in: konsole inxi: 3.3.19
Garuda (2.6.5-1):
  System install date:     2022-05-15
  Last full system update: 2022-07-29
  Is partially upgraded:   No
  Relevant software:       NetworkManager
  Windows dual boot:       Probably (Run as root to verify)
  Snapshots:               Snapper
  Failed units:            bluetooth-autoconnect.service

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Maybe this is a known problem in a recent update?
See latest comments in:
https://www.protondb.com/app/271590
I think you could also try to switch steam to experimental

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Switching to proton to experimental and to proon 7 did not give anything. GTA still crashes after a few minutes, problems with textures remained.

I tried changing proton versions, lowering/raising graphics settings, reinstalling GTA, checking its files for integrity. None of this resulted.

What changed between it working correctly and it not working?

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Nothing has changed. GTA broke down even before the update of the garuda, I didn’t update Steam or GTA at all, I didn’t touch the driver either. She just broke as if on her own. Like for no reason.
UPD
Oh, wrong. There was a GTA update that I didn't notice because it was updated in the background. But apart from the GTA update, nothing happened.

Latest comments in protondb I linked above mentioned a new version of GTA 5 having this problem. Do you feel the same? Was GTA 5 better for you before?

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Yes, I have exactly the same problems as those who complain about the update. Before it everything worked perfectly. After that the game became completely unplayable.

You could try to revert the update if Steam and Rockstar Games aren't using Digital Restrictions Management on you.

But how to do that. Steam doesn't have that option. Maybe it makes sense to just wait for the proton update?

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