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GTA2 free legal download

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General Bison
Well, I only just found out by getting the email in my inbox. I dunno why but R* always seem to send me two of the same emails at once. Crazy! bored.gif

You probilly signed up to the GTA: SA newsletter and the R* newsletter

Thats what I done

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Thorpe
What's the difference then?

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Sektor

The free version is basically the same as the retail version but the radio is stored on the hd and it doesn't have cd checks. I don't think they really optimised or fixed much at all. It still says v9.6 but it includes the nade exploit fix from v10.3. The official patch also won't work on this free version since it would ask for the cd. They didn't replace the DMA logo on the main menu like they did with GTA1. There's only two language choices in GTA2 Manager instead of the regular five choices.

 

The exe files are different and these files compare different:

 

mp1-2p.mmp

mp1-3p.mmp

mp1-4p.mmp

mp1-5p.mmp

mp1-6p.mmp

mp2-2p.mmp

mp2-3p.mmp

mp2-4p.mmp

mp2-5p.mmp

mp2-6p.mmp

mp5-2p.mmp

mp5-3p.mmp

mp5-4p.mmp

mp5-5p.mmp

mp5-6p.mmp

res-2p.mmp

res-2p.SCR

res-3p.mmp

res-3p.SCR

res-4p.mmp

res-4p.SCR

res-5p.mmp

res-5p.SCR

res-6p.mmp

res-6p.SCR

 

For the mmp files, a space was removed from the descriptions, eg. "Residential 2 Player" is now "Residential 2Player". That doesn't effect multiplayer but different .SCR files means you can't play Residential level without sending the files to your opponent.

 

All the other data files are the same as the unpatched v9.6 GTA2 retail. It connects to retail v9.6 ok and it was synced for the 30 seconds that I tested but there is at least one problem, the nade/molotov exploit is fixed in this free version, so if a player does that in the retail version, the game will go out of sync.

Edited by S3KT0R

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Thorpe
Is DMA logo on San Andreas? I remember it being on GTA III.

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Sektor

 

Is DMA logo on San Andreas? I remember it being on GTA III.

DMA logo hasn't been on a GTA game since GTA2. GTA3 and above have rockstar logos.

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Thorpe
I'm sure I have seen DMA in the opening of GTA III.

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Jolly Roger
Anyone had any luck downloading it yet ? confused.gif

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hey yo

Thanks Darksyne, i have reinstalled BitTorrent just for that download the rockstar site was really starting to piss me off, Thank you.

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gta_king

Thank you so much for the Torrent! I can finally rediscover one of the best game i've ever played biggrin.gif

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Thorpe
Yeah, but those torrents have been available long time since it was released by rahkstar2.gif .

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TheJkWhoSaysNi

Mirrors: (Albeit slow)

http://www.yellojakit.com/GTA2INSTALLER.ZIP

http://www.sarcastick.com/gta2-tdubzONLY/GTA2INSTALLER.zip

http://dracom.malamber.org/GTA2INSTALLER.ZIP

 

Another Torrent

As of 02/01/2005 18:45 GMT 12 seeders 18 leechers.

http://thepiratebay.org/download.php/32714...LER.ZIP.torrent

 

Edit: Another torrent:

http://www.lokitorrent.com/download.php?id=92106

I'm getting much better speeds from this one.

28 seeds. 72 leechers at 19:26

 

Edonkey2k:

ed2k://|file|GTA2INSTALLER.ZIP|361544078|f3a291bcfa41036b0fe4b48e68f744c4|

Edited by TheJkWhoSaysNi

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SMG

Thanks for the torrents!

 

The rockstar page says the ZIP contains a ".pdf of the original PC game manual" but it doesn't so I guess it was a download availible parellel to the ZIP file. Does anyone have a copy of the manual?

 

Thanks!

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mattc1515

theme mirrors above a well slow it normally takes me about 1hour to download a 350mb file but on these mirrors its taking about 5 hours!!

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TheJkWhoSaysNi

I said they were slow (and one of them is down now). I was getting 60kb/sec from the second torrent. Try that instead.

 

 

EDIT: A FAST HTTP MIRROR: http://ramon.twisty.nl/files/gta2installer.zip

 

I already have it but I was clocking 100kb/sec+ from there smile.gif

Edited by TheJkWhoSaysNi

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Thorpe
Yeah, but it goes down to 60kb/sec after ten seconds.

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Sillyhed2000

Thank god for the torrents, 'tis all I can say.

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jimmy.

 

I said they were slow (and one of them is down now). I was getting 60kb/sec from the second torrent. Try that instead.

 

 

EDIT: A FAST HTTP MIRROR: http://ramon.twisty.nl/files/gta2installer.zip

 

I already have it but I was clocking 100kb/sec+ from there smile.gif

Thanks! I have it going at 440 KB/S. The Rockstar Classics download is still not working though.

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Sillyhed2000

Wewt, I got it!

So... it tells me to run 'Autodetect' as soon as I install. I can't find it, and when I try and play regardless, the sound screws up and goes to a fuzz.

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Sektor

There is no autodetect, I don't know what they were smoking. You should run gta2 manager first. They also forgot to include the pdf manual.

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Sillyhed2000

Mmm. It's fine as long as I don't minimize it or try to change the settings (without restarting). The starting video rocks, I've never seen that before!

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BenMillard

 

The free version is basically the same as the retail version but the radio is stored on the hd and it doesn't have cd checks.  I don't think they really optimised or fixed much at all. It still says v9.6 but it includes the nade exploit fix from v10.3.  The official patch also won't work on this free version since it would ask for the cd. They didn't replace the DMA logo on the main menu like they did with GTA1. There's only two language choices in GTA2 Manager instead of the regular five choices.

 

The exe files are different and these files compare differently:-

mp1-2p.mmp

mp1-3p.mmp

mp1-4p.mmp

mp1-5p.mmp

mp1-6p.mmp

mp2-2p.mmp

mp2-3p.mmp

mp2-4p.mmp

mp2-5p.mmp

mp2-6p.mmp

mp5-2p.mmp

mp5-3p.mmp

mp5-4p.mmp

mp5-5p.mmp

mp5-6p.mmp

res-2p.mmp

res-2p.SCR

res-3p.mmp

res-3p.SCR

res-4p.mmp

res-4p.SCR

res-5p.mmp

res-5p.SCR

res-6p.mmp

res-6p.SCR

 

For the mmp files, a space was removed from the descriptions, eg. "Residential 2 Player" is now "Residential 2Player".  That doesn't effect multiplayer but different .SCR files means you can't play Residential level without sending the files to your opponent.

 

All the other data files are the same as the unpatched v9.6 GTA2 retail.  It connects to retail v9.6 ok and it was synced for the 30 seconds that I tested but there is at least one problem, the nade/molotov exploit is fixed in this free version, so if a player does that in the retail version, the game will go out of sync.

Good job, S3ktor. Have you (or anyone else) tried running MultiSlayer v4.1 in it yet?

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Sillyhed2000

Damn, that looks awesome Cerb! Next time I have someone over I'll definately try that out wow.gif

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Sektor

Multislayer and all the other mods work fine on the free version. The rockstar classics download site actually worked today, although it didn't like getright. GTA2 downloaded extremely fast.

Edited by S3KT0R

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JernejL

here are UNmodified files from original gta2 for your

compatible multiplayer experience of residential level

and original city descriptions with original-gta2 release owners:

 

http://www.gtatools.com/temp/MPclassics.rar

 

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GTA Helper

Ok here is how you do it,GTA 2 install can only be downloaded between 7:00-10:00pm (sometimes at 5:30pm as well) no other time works and the download will fail... It will give you an error saying that the server is over-loaded. This also goes for GTA 1 and the wmc game.I hope this helps anyone with the same problem. Untill Rockstar fixes this problem this is the only way that works.

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JernejL
Ok here is how you do it,GTA 2 install can only be downloaded between 7:00-10:00pm (sometimes at 5:30pm as well) no other time works and the download will fail... It will give you an error saying that the server is over-loaded. This also goes for GTA 1 and the wmc game.I hope this helps anyone with the same problem. Untill Rockstar fixes this problem this is the only way that works.

in which time zone? wink.gif

 

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