Anyways, so I put the ginput stuff into the root of my game folder
There are files required to go in your models folder, too.
and when I start up GTA SA, nothing shows up, and windows 7 switches to Windows 7 Basic theme for about 5-10 seconds before switching back.
I made a mod especially to fix that annoying Aero bug: http://gtag.gtagamin...s/110-aero-fix/
Just sayin'.. it works on III and VC too (I think).
Lookin in the task manager I see that GTA_SA.exe opens, but then closes shortly after.
Points to one of the following problems:
a) you installed it wrong
b) your game version is not compatible
c) there is a conflicting mod installed
Removing ginput solves the problem. I just want to use my PS3 controller via DS3 tool to play the game, is that so hard?
You're saying that trying to play a game that was made before PS3's even existed using a PS3 controller should be easy? That's a very bold statement.
Anyway, you shouldn't use DS3 tool with GInput. GInput uses XInput, which is a library for Xbox controllers used by many PC games in our Microsoft dominated world - as such, a patched version is required to use the library with any other type of controller. The patch is included, but since I heavily suspect you skipped the readme, you had no way of knowing.