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Posted 04 August 2013 - 08:06 AM

QUOTE (Cole Phelps Gta @ Wednesday, Mar 7 2012, 05:10)
SAN Andreas has really sh*tty graphics their crappy. i'm not a graphics natzi but after playing iv the graphic are horrible. im playing on my hd tv which makes it worse. im still enjoying it but its tripping me out i usually adjust to graphics quickly but not this time

The colourful graphics and bright nights are still enjoyable. I can run full hd resolution with good framerates with a cheap graphics card and the graphics are quite clean and sharp.
I hated the blur filter on all the time on GTA4 Xbox360 version.
The car handling and gamepad support has been improved a lot with GTA4, but you can improve GTA SA with tools like Xpadder and I like bicycles ;-)

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Posted 18 August 2013 - 03:08 PM Edited by lil weasel, 18 August 2013 - 03:19 PM.

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With the biggest GTA game to date fast approaching, it's no secret that the sheer scale of what we've seen is a big factor of the hype. This brought me back to 2004, and the feelings I got when playing San Andreas for the first time.

I'll always remember as soon as I took control of Carl I rode the bmx west for what seemed an eternety at the time. I eventually reached the Santa Maria lighthouse and thought I had finally found the side of the map. I then decided to try out swimming and swam further out west from the lighthouse. As I saw flint county fade into the distance from what I thought was the ocean horizon I was in complete amazement. I then brought up the pause menu map and saw I had only covered about a third of the map width. Just how big was this damn game?

Did anyone else have a moment similar to this back in '04? I'd love to hear it, and thought it would be something fun to get us a little more hyped for V.

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Posted 09 January 2014 - 06:58 AM Edited by lil weasel, 11 January 2014 - 03:58 AM.

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Considering I was only 11-12 when I played san andreas and much of the stuff included weren't found me/the missions weren't really understandable, I am gonna play this piece of awesomeness game again on my pc.

Can't wait to fly around with the hydra.

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Posted 09 January 2014 - 07:16 AM

Good luck doing the Supply Lines mission =D


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Posted 09 January 2014 - 07:29 AM

Good luck doing the Supply Lines mission =D

Don't remember this one but don't spoil it for me hun <3


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Posted 09 January 2014 - 12:40 PM

I am not going to do Zero's missions, they are bugged in the PS2.

 

Have fun w/ San Andreas!


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Posted 09 January 2014 - 04:37 PM

There's no bug. The Fuel is a 'Time Limiter', and bad flying is penalized harshly.

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Posted 11 January 2014 - 03:22 AM

I just started a new SA playthrough as well. The nostalgia that I'm feeling is just amazing. I'm finally taking the chance to fully experience the game. Last time I did a playthrough, I was younger and didn't understand the missions fully.

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Posted 11 January 2014 - 04:27 AM

Yo if you got the extra cash go get a nexus 7... 200 buks on sale at most places (often) 220 without sale... Get the Moble Android version and connect your PS3 controller in. They added shaders, increased draw distance... my cars got SHINE yo shine! looks sick on the HD screen the Nexus 7 has... Plus, you can take that sh*t anywhere... I have been playing more San Andreas than V lately... 


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Posted 11 January 2014 - 04:32 AM Edited by GoldenBlade, 11 January 2014 - 04:33 AM.

Yo if you got the extra cash go get a nexus 7... 200 buks on sale at most places (often) 220 without sale... Get the Moble Android version and connect your PS3 controller in. They added shaders, increased draw distance... my cars got SHINE yo shine! looks sick on the HD screen the Nexus 7 has... Plus, you can take that sh*t anywhere... I have been playing more San Andreas than V lately... 

Wish I could afford it. Unfortunately, I can't. From what I've heard, the Nexus 7 version of SA is pretty awesome. The gameplay looks great.

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Posted 11 January 2014 - 11:10 PM

So many feels...such a great game.

I still remember the time when i first time played it and looked at the map. 

It was beatiful...


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Posted 12 January 2014 - 02:04 PM

Grove Street.. home, still get goosebumps thinking about that sentence

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Posted 12 January 2014 - 08:03 PM Edited by GoldenBlade, 12 January 2014 - 08:03 PM.

Grove Street.. home, still get goosebumps thinking about that sentence

Same with me. I started a new SA playthrough a few days ago. When I heard that sentence, the memories started flowing. :inlove:
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Posted 14 January 2014 - 12:46 AM Edited by Drake Johnson, 14 January 2014 - 12:58 AM.

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Considering I was only 11-12 when I played san andreas and much of the stuff included weren't found me/the missions weren't really understandable, I am gonna play this piece of awesomeness game again on my pc.

Can't wait to fly around with the hydra.

 

Eh it wasn't the missions I was so overly fond of in this game, it's good but I like VC story better, it's the sandbox experience that kept me playing SA all these years

 

but yeah it does take a long time to unlock everything that's in the game, you can still cheat to get some of them like jetpack, tank, hydra ect. but its nice to unlock them instead, you feel a great feel of accomplishment when you unlock everything

 

I remember getting SA for christmas in 2004 when I was 14 and trying to figure out how to sleep with the hookers, took em back to CJ's house as I recall, thinking I had to get out my car and go in the house rofl To think it'll be 10 years this year since I played San Andreas for the very first time! I think an SA party will be in order later this year :D

 

Who remembers the good ole top down days? Use to love running over those orange jump suit guys


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Posted 17 January 2014 - 04:43 AM Edited by G_Masta_Phunk, 17 January 2014 - 04:44 AM.

Top down was where it started... I remember my buddy showing me GTA for the first time on his computer. We would just get cops chasing us and run over people trying to get as far as we can... way too young to have been playing that game but the graphics were so bad my parents nor my friend's parents really minded...

 

I played the hell out of China town because it bought me back to these times..... China town was actually really dope i remember too... funny and witty... might have to pick that up again... 


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Posted 04 July 2014 - 01:06 PM

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June 2005 in the gtaforums IRC channel. Found this while looking through old stuff so I thought I'd share it.


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Posted 09 July 2014 - 05:50 PM

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June 2005 in the gtaforums IRC channel. Found this while looking through old stuff so I thought I'd share it.

I was there! Holy hell nostalgia to the max!!!

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Posted 21 July 2014 - 07:11 AM Edited by lil weasel, 21 July 2014 - 08:35 AM. Merged topics.

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Like back in the day, these graphics were stunning. Now they look horrible compared to current graphics

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Posted 21 July 2014 - 07:28 AM

Like back in the day, these graphics were stunning. Now they look horrible compared to current graphics


Lol

Those were the days. Being amazed at the game at the time. It doesn't look too bad on mobile devices in my opinion. :)

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Posted 21 July 2014 - 08:00 AM

It happens with every game, in about 8 years, GTA V will look really bsd

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Posted 21 July 2014 - 11:43 AM

GTA VC and GTA SA are the only two games ( in the series ) I'm most addicted to since release. During the release, I used to literally throw all my free time on playing. As soon as school ends, I would rush home so that I can continue from where I left. I totally lost interest in all other stuff, be it studies, food or even playing outside with friends. I was just too damn in love with this game, but soon I was facing way too many irregularities affecting my studies, I had to put an end from playing for almost upto 2012 .. lol.

Since then, I started to play again for a taste of video gaming you won't enjoy it more than GTA SA. I think that's what makes me keep coming back, big or small, boring or fun, or just anything worth for some good old fun alone, the interest has always been there to try it one more time. I carried away by the enjoyment and crazy silly fun of venturing out with CJ on a dynamic open world; things are not limited and you got an upper hand on the ability to freely choose whatever sh*t you like to do. There's a ton to do!!

I never got bored of playing the storyline whenever I begin afresh to choose my ways of taking CJ to the top, make new encounters while I complete every mission and also side stuff that I'm interested to either try or simply skip it.
Seriously, the way GTA SA gives a map you want to go deep into, what order you take it, and how much you want to repeat; any fan of non-linear open world won't be let down a bit.
Of course, there are boring sections too, but almost every game ends up being one afterwards anyways.
But, when it comes to GTA SA ( incl GTA VC ), the idea of complete fun with simplicity and general enjoyment easily made it the greatest game for me.
Had this game received few more polished and patching/fixing, It would become more easy than to trouble myself going through few annoying aspects of this game.
In the end, its one of the best game, I loved playing it and still manage to enjoy it without getting bored :^:
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Posted 08 August 2014 - 12:19 AM

You guys are going to make me cry. These are all such beautiful stories.

What I love most is that back in GTA, Rockstar had already laid down the foundations of their cities. After Vice City was out and before any announcement for a new game was ever made, EVERYBODY started assuming that San Andreas was next, going by the cities featured in the first GTA game.
Everybody wanted it.
Everybody needed it.
And then, Rockstar delivered with their best game yet, and we had already gave them our hearts. This time, we gave them our souls.
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Posted 08 August 2014 - 08:51 AM

San Andreas was my first GTA.


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Posted 15 September 2014 - 01:34 PM Edited by HeroBrineR007, 15 September 2014 - 01:34 PM.

Well, starting from GTA IV, EVERYTHING SUCKED MUAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!111!1!222@@[email protected]!1
OM6 GTA V ZUCKZZZZZZZ

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Posted 15 September 2014 - 08:50 PM

Man... Playing SA. VC. Gran Turismo 4, NFS Most Wanted, NFSU2, whit friends... Damn those where the gold times for me, remember playing San Andreas in my PS2 whit my friend in 2 player mode, So much time enjoying SA and other games, time that new games cant give me :die:


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Posted 15 September 2014 - 08:54 PM

Man... Playing SA. VC. Gran Turismo 4, NFS Most Wanted, NFSU2, whit friends... Damn those where the gold times for me, remember playing San Andreas in my PS2 whit my friend in 2 player mode, So much time enjoying SA and other games, time that new games cant give me :die:


You're right.
Old games like Final Fantasy VI or Tomb Raider rock.
You play them like 30 hours and you're still not finished.
New games are too quick and no good gameplay at all.

Like i said, GTA IV AND HIGHER ZUCKZZZZZZ1!!!!!11!!1111111!!!!!!11111!!@^"(0),$3^:
OM6 SA AND VC ARE AWEZUM!!!1!!!!111111111!!!@@!!!

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Posted 15 September 2014 - 09:03 PM Edited by xHELLAFLUSHx, 15 September 2014 - 09:03 PM.

 

Man... Playing SA. VC. Gran Turismo 4, NFS Most Wanted, NFSU2, whit friends... Damn those where the gold times for me, remember playing San Andreas in my PS2 whit my friend in 2 player mode, So much time enjoying SA and other games, time that new games cant give me :die:


You're right.
Old games like Final Fantasy VI or Tomb Raider rock.
You play them like 30 hours and you're still not finished.
New games are too quick and no good gameplay at all.

Like i said, GTA IV AND HIGHER ZUCKZZZZZZ1!!!!!11!!1111111!!!!!!11111!!@^"(0),$3^:
OM6 SA AND VC ARE AWEZUM!!!1!!!!111111111!!!@@!!!

 

I think GTA 4 whit EFLC was good... But gta 5 was a joke man... Still SA and VC and 4 my favs, But the best is SA...


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Posted 16 September 2014 - 02:37 AM

Yes.... I am with you on this. It bring back days of me pregnant and having nothing better to do but to play San Andreas. I will be playing it again this afternoon.. 


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Posted 16 September 2014 - 02:44 AM Edited by lil weasel, 16 September 2014 - 09:56 AM. Caution on multiposts.

Man... Playing SA. VC. Gran Turismo 4, NFS Most Wanted, NFSU2, whit friends... Damn those where the gold times for me, remember playing San Andreas in my PS2 whit my friend in 2 player mode, So much time enjoying SA and other games, time that new games cant give me :die:

Yes i loved playing 2 player with my friends. I also recall searching for big foot on xbox and scaring the sh*t out of my friend because we though we found it lol.. false alarm
 

San Andreas was my first GTA.

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Posted 16 September 2014 - 06:06 AM


Man... Playing SA. VC. Gran Turismo 4, NFS Most Wanted, NFSU2, whit friends... Damn those where the gold times for me, remember playing San Andreas in my PS2 whit my friend in 2 player mode, So much time enjoying SA and other games, time that new games cant give me :die:

Yes i loved playing 2 player with my friends. I also recall searching for big foot on xbox and scaring the sh*t out of my friend because we though we found it lol.. false alarm

San Andreas was my first GTA.

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