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GTA 3 Will not launch!
Posted 30 January 2013 - 05:46 PM
I recently downloaded gta3 from Gamestop for 10 dollars. When it finished installing I did what any guy would do...I hit play!! Unfortunately, it did not launch. I then turned to the all powerful oracle, the internet, and proceeded to try to fix it. So far I haven't gotten it to launch.
I have a toshiba laptop that I purchased Dec. 2011. It has the windows 7 os. Its has a dual core processor and a pretty good graphics card.
Now, I have tried changing compatibility.
I have tried disabling DEP for the gta3.exe.
I have tried to find and delete the gta3.set file, but I am unable to find it.
Any other ideas? I have heard of reinstalling windows, but nobody said "it works perfectly now!" after reinstalling windows.
I am open to suggestions.
Posted 31 January 2013 - 06:41 PM
The gta3.set file will be generated only when you get to the main menu, that's why you couldn't find it.
Posted 01 February 2013 - 03:47 PM
Posted 01 February 2013 - 04:08 PM
You probably have overheating / RAM issues. Open Task Manager (CTRL+ALT+DEL or right-click the Task Bar -> Task Manager) and end all non-essential processes.
Some advice - defragment your hard drive, and check for things like spyware and viruses (Spybot, Ad-Aware and AVG Free recommended).
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