No need to be hypocrite, that’s the only current way to get a modifiable version of the game. Also, it’s been freaking 13 years since its release.
I want some of what you're on thinking giving a friendly reminder regarding one of the important rules of the site does make someone hypocrite. At least I BOUGHT for EVEN a pirated copy, NOT getting it for free. Alternatively, HE can use google to get the game for free so he wouldn't get himself to be spoon-fed for the love of god.
Just because it is an old rule it doesn’t mean it is up to date and should not be criticized.
As you have said it is obvious that everyone here doesn’t have an original version of the game. But I remember it being very difficult to find a fully working download link, what would be so wrong about making it easier for other people?
It would be like telling one to buy an overpriced and original snes + overpriced Super Mario to be able to enjoy those games, instead of showing a good old free emulator. Rockstar is rich enough, they aren’t making money of these old games, as they are milking that GTAO piece of sh*t.