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scabo19
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Posted 26 March 2005 - 11:43 AM

Will san andreas need a DVD-ROM to run cause i dont have 1.But if it does I'll be more than happy to shell out some extra bucks for one.I just want to know so i can know what to do.Somebody please get back to me on this

P.S. Desperately awaiting San Andreas On PC biggrin.gif

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Posted 26 March 2005 - 02:39 PM

Yes, SA PC will need a DVD drive to run... most PCs these days SHOULD have one, but you can get a DVD drive for cheap now, somewhere around $25 or $35

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Posted 26 March 2005 - 02:43 PM

Actually i think it's coming out on CD aswell. If it dosen't then buy a DVD drive, very cheap!

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Posted 26 March 2005 - 05:11 PM

QUOTE (Knife @ Mar 26 2005, 14:43)
Actually i think it's coming out on CD aswell. If it dosen't then buy a DVD drive, very cheap!

If its on a dual layered dvd i really doubt it will fit onto a 800mb cdrom

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Posted 26 March 2005 - 05:57 PM

QUOTE (Konoko45 @ Mar 26 2005, 08:39)
Yes, SA PC will need a DVD drive to run... most PCs these days SHOULD have one, but you can get a DVD drive for cheap now, somewhere around $25 or $35

Yeah, but was is dumb is that DVD-r's are like $80-100...

The Sims 2 did that, they had one for cd-rom which was 4 cds and DVD which was all on one... So, they might just use DVD to save money rather than using so many discs...

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Posted 26 March 2005 - 08:22 PM Edited by bob the noob, 30 April 2005 - 11:29 PM.

QUOTE (Knife @ Mar 26 2005, 14:43)
Actually i think it's coming out on CD aswell. If it dosen't then buy a DVD drive, very cheap!


***EDIT*** took out the double qoute

here is a copy of email concerning my pre-order through rockstar warehouse and my relivant question to them and thier answer:****EDIT**** only things i have changed from the orginal email was blank out my name and deleted out my email addy

Hi *****,

This game will be available on June 7th. We will try to ship it a day earlier but cannot promise that we will get it in time to ship before the 7th. To answer your DVD question, the game will only be available on DVD.

Thanks for your order!

Rockstar Games

Sent: Thursday, March 03, 2005 1:56 PM
To: Store
Subject: GTA San Andreas


Hi I wrote about a week ago and havenít gotten a response Ö. Iíve since then added you to my allowed senders list I had a few questions concerning my pre-order of gta san andreas I noticed on take2ís uk site it says it will be released on DVD and on the North American site it says PC CD ROM and DVDÖ and was wondering what type I will be getting I prefer it on DVD if I have a choice also I was wondering if it will shipped to arrive on june 7 or will shipping start june 7?

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i have alrequested the system specs but they told me to write back in the spring ... gonna to that in april....So unless things have changed since they wrote me it will be DVD ONLY much to my liking concidering it would be a 4-5 cd game otherwise

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Posted 26 March 2005 - 11:21 PM

Most games come out on DVD & CD just now, as game companies do know that tehir is a lot of folk withough DVD-ROMs still... but I would still recomend buying one...

http://www.ebuyer.co.uk (or http://www.ebuyer.com if you are in us) is a great website for computer parts... probably one of the cheapest sites you will find...

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Posted 26 March 2005 - 11:54 PM

[QUOTE]We know its being discussed in a topic already, at the moment its just speculation.

My pre-order with Gameplay is now shown as a DVD Rom. They have also added this to the specifications section on their website.

BUT Its just speculation apparently!


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Posted 27 March 2005 - 01:54 AM

I have a very hard time believing that the game will not be available on CD's.

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Posted 27 March 2005 - 02:05 AM

Very interestng, bob the noob, we didn't know that...

http://www.gtasanand...gle.php?id=1026

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Posted 27 March 2005 - 02:11 AM

Yeah as I suspected they have gone the DVD route which is great news, no more disc swapping. Really if it was on CD it would be in excess of 4 discs I'd imagine so yay.

For those who don't have a DVD-ROM get one as they are dirt cheap even for an actual DVD-Writer.

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Posted 27 March 2005 - 02:11 AM

f*ckin bitches, making me get a dvd drive to be able to play on the pc. f*ckers...

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Posted 27 March 2005 - 02:16 AM

QUOTE (jxuusa @ Mar 27 2005, 11:41)
f*ckin bitches, making me get a dvd drive to be able to play on the pc. f*ckers...

Come on DVD-ROMS are so common now that anyone who doesn't have one is basially a minority and so we all know that the majority comes first in business.

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Posted 27 March 2005 - 02:20 AM

QUOTE (jxuusa @ Mar 27 2005, 13:11)
f*ckin bitches, making me get a five-year-old standard feature of computers to be able to play on the pc. f*ckers...

Fixed.

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Posted 27 March 2005 - 04:04 AM

QUOTE (Konoko45 @ Mar 26 2005, 14:39)
most PCs these days SHOULD have one

Most off-the-shelf computers made in the past four years have them. And even if you've built your own computer, why would you leave out something as important and as cheap as a DVD-ROM?

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Posted 27 March 2005 - 04:57 AM

Come on people, stop being soo cheap, I got a one year old desktop in 2000, and that came with a DVD Drive! It was a Dell!! So come on, If I've had computers with DVD Drives for 5 years.. I think you could get one, ffs. I've had four different computers with DVD Drives.

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Posted 27 March 2005 - 01:27 PM

Oh gosh now r* is making me spend more money just to play san andreas.If anybody still has any news that it could be possibly coming for cd-rom then tell me cuz it would be nice to save the money.See i dont live in the us and when u convert us$ to my currency it ain dirt cheap. I got a dell in 2002 but i never really saw the need for a dvd-drive cuz i had like 4 dvd players already but anyway if i need to buy a dvd drive to play san andreas then i would cuz its well worth the money.

P.S. Does anyone if a dvd-rom a dell laptop can work with a desktop and if so then how?

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Posted 27 March 2005 - 01:43 PM

Can't you play a dvd in a normal cd drive? At least I can.

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Posted 27 March 2005 - 01:49 PM

No, you cannot play DVDs in a CD drive. Do you honestly believe the concept of a DVD-ROM is just a scam to get you to pay $30 more for a unit? dozingoff.gif

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Posted 27 March 2005 - 02:19 PM

CDs are past, DVD is the future.
Fits more and... anyway, forget CDs.

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Posted 27 March 2005 - 02:24 PM

Ill spend da money for a dvd drive but wat i want to know is where can i get one real cheap other than ebuyer.com and tigerdirect.com? and who will deliver a pre-order of san andreas pc the fastest?

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Posted 28 March 2005 - 01:01 PM

Ok, who really cares about disc swapping? The only times I've had to disc swap is during installation and then I used the first or last disc to play the game (last disc for GTA3 and VC). And since I bought the game(s), I just d/l a cd crack so I don't need a disc at all to play it. DVD-ROMs are not cheap here in the states I don't see why I should have to buy one just so I can play SA.

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Posted 28 March 2005 - 04:15 PM

Well GTAKhaoZ looks like you will have to buy a DVD ROM after all if you want to play SanAn on PC: http://www.gtasanand...gle.php?id=1038

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Posted 29 March 2005 - 03:47 AM

QUOTE (GTAKhaoZ @ Mar 28 2005, 22:31)
Ok, who really cares about disc swapping? The only times I've had to disc swap is during installation and then I used the first or last disc to play the game (last disc for GTA3 and VC). And since I bought the game(s), I just d/l a cd crack so I don't need a disc at all to play it. DVD-ROMs are not cheap here in the states I don't see why I should have to buy one just so I can play SA.

I am pretty sure they are cheap in the states since they are cheap in Australia and our stuff is always more expensive. Get with the times and buy a damm DVD-ROM as that's the only way your going to play SA. If your PC doens't have one then I wouldn't expect the game to even run in the first place as computers have been coming with DVD-ROMs for like 5 years.

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Posted 31 March 2005 - 01:12 PM

To all you people complaing about expensive dvd drivers, look at this.

http://www.pcliquida....asp?which=1502

Ok 12.99 US! Go buy it, its not so expensive!!

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Posted 03 April 2005 - 12:06 PM

QUOTE (Cran. @ Mar 31 2005, 13:12)
To all you people complaing about expensive dvd drivers, look at this.

http://www.pcliquida....asp?which=1502

Ok 12.99 US! Go buy it, its not so expensive!!

Yeah. Just stop buying McDonalds or any junk food etc for a week or 2 and you can get it. Geez...

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Posted 17 April 2005 - 09:11 AM

Hi All,
Just got a question regarding DVD-ROMs.
First of all, is the PS2 version on a Dual layer DVD?
Second, would this mean you have to have a Dual layer DVD Rom, or just a normal DVD player? Just that there was talk of the GTA DVD being on DVD5 or DVD9, or something like that.
(personally i cant see this game being over 4.5GB?)

Thanks.

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Posted 17 April 2005 - 09:45 AM

QUOTE (murph_fan51 @ Apr 17 2005, 18:41)
Hi All,
Just got a question regarding DVD-ROMs.
First of all, is the PS2 version on a Dual layer DVD?
Second, would this mean you have to have a Dual layer DVD Rom, or just a normal DVD player? Just that there was talk of the GTA DVD being on DVD5 or DVD9, or something like that.
(personally i cant see this game being over 4.5GB?)

Thanks.

Nope PS2 version was never Dual-Layer, and even if the PC version is put on a Dual-layer any PC equiped with a DVD-ROm can read it. Dual-layer only becomes a problem when your writing with it which requires you to have a dual-layer DVD writer.

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Posted 17 April 2005 - 03:09 PM Edited by riahc3, 18 April 2005 - 05:00 PM.

QUOTE (Luke2004 @ Mar 27 2005, 13:43)
Can't you play a dvd in a normal cd drive? At least I can.

Sure. And I can burn a DVD-RAM in my CD-ROM drive....rolleyes.gif



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Nope PS2 version was never Dual-Layer, and even if the PC version is put on a Dual-layer any PC equiped with a DVD-ROm can read it. Dual-layer only becomes a problem when your writing with it which requires you to have a dual-layer DVD writer.


While you're mostly correct, some DVD drives CANNOT read dual layer media. Its rare but its known to happen.


Altho I am still almost 99% sure that this game will come out on CD and DVD (yes Ive read the email...) a cheap DVD drive:

http://www.store.yah...on16xdvdsl.html

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Posted 17 April 2005 - 08:31 PM

QUOTE (riahc3 @ Apr 17 2005, 15:09)
Sure. And I can burn a DVD-RAM in my CD-ROM drive....


You can play dvd-roms in ur cd drive? Excuse my ignorance but how do u do that?You need some software or do u jus use it normally?




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