Hey guys. I'm not really part of the GTA community, but from what I've seen you guys are very helpful and kind to each other. That's beside the point.
I had a lot of fun with GTA IV, and a friend had pressured me into getting San Andreas before I played GTA V. I decided to one up him and get the GTA Trilogy off of Steam. I'm a person who, if I have the money, I play from the earliest possible game first. So naturally, I started up GTA III, and it worked like a dream. Granted, it was an older, less-polygon-y dream than it's other open world counterparts, but it was still just as fun, even the sense of semi-nostalgia I got (I like experiencing game history, makes me feel cultured). I played a few times, it only ever crashed once, but that's irrelevent. I decided to get a widescreen mod, 1080 doesn't quite make the gun line up to the crosshair, nai'mean? While I was at it, I got an HD Texture mod.
Widescreen mod: http://www.gtagarage...ow.php?id=23407
Texture mod: http://www.gtagarage...ow.php?id=13172
Well, after I fully installed them both, to a tee of the instructions provided, the game would give me the error on startup (before the videos loaded, no screens presented yet):
Unhandled exception: c0000005
At address: 0063000000
So, to fix this, here's a list of what I've done, in order:
-Used the "Delete Local Content" feature on Steam and reinstalled it (I know it sometimes doesn't delete everything, but it usually works).
-Went directly to the steamapps folder and deleted it (as well as the GTA3 User Files), mod .zips and all, then use "Verify Game Cache" to reinstall almost everything.
-According to a forum (which all other steps after this are advised from), I deleted the main.scm file, then did another verify.
-Added an exception via DEP (both the main executable and the testapp), which was many people's fixes. Not so for me.
-Ran compatability modes: 98/ME, XP SP2, XP SP3, Win7
-Ran as admin
-Ran in forced 640x480 mode
-Uninstalled and ran a registry clean, restarted, defragged, then reinstalled.
-I used the testapp for each of these solutions, in each situation.
I've seen a few other threads like this. Each time, I've noticed that if the address is the same as mine, they also have Windows 8. No one seems to have solved it so far, and I've isolated the specifications for the problem in the title: Windows 8, Unhandled Exception (with those exact numbers), and it's a Steam copy. Some people have success popping in their old CDs (I'd do that if I ever had an old CD). Here are my basic specs, should it matter more than what I've found:
Processor: Intel Core i7-3632QM CPU @ 2.20GHz
8.00 GB RAM
64-bit Windows 8, x64-based processor.
AMD Radeon HD 7730M
Inspiron 15r, if I remember correctly.
Ask me any other questions you may have, as I have surely missed some minute detail which will allow me to continue running prostitutes back and forth for thousands of dollars.