GTA 1 runs only once!
Posted 30 November 2009 - 09:29 PM Edited by gtathebest4ever, 01 December 2009 - 08:50 PM.
EDIT: I just installed it and it only ran once so I installed the GTAFIX, and now I have the same problem as Xegethra, no music in cars after a minute or so playing. Does anyone know how to fix this?
Other than that, everything works on Win7, so if someone else has it and was wondering if GTA would work, there you go.
Posted 16 December 2009 - 12:42 AM
Posted 16 December 2009 - 09:37 PM
|QUOTE (Rio Fantastic @ Dec 20 2008, 14:38)|
I was getting so frustrated when I couldn't get GTA1 to work, this worked perfectly, thanks!
Yeah.. thanks for the virus.. lol
Just copy your player_a.dat file before u open it for the first time (after your 1st install of the game) and paste it in the GTA main directory, after, if u want to play a 2nd time, copy this player_a.dat file u just copied in the main directory and paste it in the GTADATA directory, and replace it.. because I heard that the file get corrupted after the 1st play
Posted 17 December 2009 - 07:17 PM
The launcher is not working for me, I dont know why.. but it helped me to find the byte that I have to change in player_a.dat to make the game work It's the one at position : 0x00000004 of 0x00000414 Each time u play the game, it changes to 00 and u have to replace it by 06 before opening the game (each time u want to play) (so u need to download an hex editor) to make it work.. so u don't lose your highscores etc..
I hope it helped u
Posted 26 December 2009 - 06:08 PM
|QUOTE (Rio Fantastic @ Dec 20 2008, 14:38)|
|Yeah.. thanks for the virus.. lol|
Virus...? What my fix does is exactly the thing you describe in your post above; it changes the byte that makes the game crash to the one it is after a clean installation each time before the game starts.
As for people having weird problems with it, sadly I have no idea what could be causing those. Possibly some anti-virus software might be interfering with the fix thinking it's trying to harm your computer or something.
Posted 27 December 2009 - 11:12 PM
Posted 31 December 2009 - 07:33 PM
|QUOTE (B-$hep @ Dec 28 2009, 05:20)|
|Uninstall this AV and all problems solved.|
I want to protect my new computer.. lol
Posted 07 March 2011 - 04:48 PM
Your patch is workin' alright, but it has a terrible side effect as well. When the game starts, the entire screen will look distorted and blinking like this:
Can you do something with your GTA fixer to eradicate this problem? I'm right where I started - the game does not crash alrighty, but is unplayable. I'm using Windows XP Service Pak 3, no antivirus software,only Spybot Search and Destroy.
Posted 11 March 2011 - 11:32 PM Edited by Sektor, 11 March 2011 - 11:46 PM.
That display issue is a driver bug and isn't caused by any player_a.dat patcher. With NVIDIA drivers, you have to name your GTA1 exe "Grand Theft Auto.exe". If it's not an NVIDIA card then all I can suggest is changing video drivers or video card.
Posted 23 March 2011 - 02:22 PM
Can I edit the game resources (. exe) without any launchers to solve player_a.dat bug? I have the same problem with Grand Theft Auto 1 (downloaded from Rockstar Classics).
Maybe, that this error related to operation system? How it works on Windows XP SP2 or older without any fixes?
Posted 31 July 2011 - 11:49 PM
This issue (with corrupted player_a.dat) has been plaguing me as well. I do not like to download and run .exe files from unknown sources on my computer so instead I made a script that fixes the problem. Feel free to review that it doesn't do anything sneaky. I'm not saying that the other solutions do, but you should be very wary when downloading executables from unknown sources, whether they are .exe files or scripts.
Download and put it in the same folder as "grand theft auto.exe". Double click to run. It will fix the corrupted file (player_a.dat) and launch GTA. Create a shortcut to it if you are the comfortable type.
You can check the source code in Notepad to see what it does. It should make some sense even to non-programmers. Feel free to alter it or fix any bugs you may find. If you like it, pass it on. Sharing is caring.
Thanks to everyone who figured out the original solution (of which this is just a rehash)! Thanks to Rockstar not only for making this great game but also for making it available for free!
Posted 01 August 2011 - 05:52 PM
Posted 15 August 2011 - 10:01 PM
|QUOTE (saaavik @ Saturday, Dec 23 2006, 23:43)|
| I deleted the file, nothing changed, the game still crashes everytime i start it...DUDE |
Update:I installed origal versions of gta and gta london. No problems at all. The only problem:cd must be inserted to play the game...
Same. I have the big box release of the Director's Cut, and GTA 1/London both run perfectly on Windows 7 64-bit. No compatibility mode(s) required at all.
Posted 23 August 2011 - 03:25 AM
Ive installed all the fixes and JS files here and nothing works. It gets to the Loading screen and then crashed back to Windows.
How else can we fix this?
Posted 26 September 2011 - 07:20 AM
hi, GavSalkeled, i don't know how to fix this problem accurately, but i temporary fixed it by downloading through another site. My first one was also rockstar.
Posted 09 August 2012 - 01:56 PM
The free version of GTA1 has some strange bug that corrupts PLAYER_A.DAT after the first run on some systems. Extract gtafixer.exe to your GTA1 folder and run it every time before you play GTA1. It changes a single byte in PLAYER_A.DAT and renames the music files to the correct filenames.
All you need is this fix^^
Posted 02 September 2014 - 01:57 PM
First of all sorry for the bump, second, GTA1 works properly, but I want GTALondon to work that way. Any fix?
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