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Technical FAQ: (If replying to this, only quote relevant portion, not all of it please)

If there are any other working solutions and they aren't in my FAQ, please reply and let me know about them so I can add them or link them. I want this to be complete as possible. Thanks!

R* JUST released a patch 1.01 for GTA SA. Unfortunately it took that whole hot coffee fiasco to do it and they are of course disabling that in the patch. See the 2nd post for details of the patch.

official Link to d/l etc: http://www.nomorehotcoffee.com/

Info on what the patch does/fixes and an official FAQ follow below in the 2nd post. I will be updating this FAQ to indicate which problems are possibly fixed in patch.

 

Make sure to mention what version of the game you have if you post here about a problem or if you PM me.

 

Update drivers, both sound and graphics. Make sure you are running DX 9. Not 10 mins ago I got a msg from a guy who bluescreened, updated sound drivers and it was fixed.

Nvidia latest driver is 71.89 (note that the 77.30 drivers in Battlefield 2 blue screen when alt tabbing for me).

Ati JUST released a new driver Catalyst 5.6

If you dont know what version you have, its outdated and needs to be updated.

Audigy 2 zs XP drivers: http://tinyurl.com/ad674

bi0h4z4rd let me know that you can update the drivers for creative cards by picking autoupdate and letting it update all the things it asks about here:

http://www.creative.com/language.asp?sDest...ownloads/su.asp

Dell laptop 5150/5160 custom inf drivers (helps fix invisible people if you have this issue and this laptop, for other computers try the other possible fixes below in that section):

http://www.laptopvideo2go.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=6062

For some other inf files for drivers on laptops try this:

http://www.laptopvideo2go.com/forum/index.php?showforum=10

 

Minimum Graphics Card info and tips: <inimum of Geforce 3 generation cards reccomended but not nessasarily required (GF4mx info follows).

R* Official answer (see 2nd post) is that you need a graphics card with at least 64 megs of memory, but its possible to run it with even less. Running it with less increases chance of "black roads issue). See 2nd post parts i1, g2, h2.

Someone mentioned a radeon 9100 with issues in 32 bit color. If I'm not mistaken thats a DX 8 generation card so thats probably why it doesn't work properly.

I have heard from someone with a GF4mx (this was a bad card to buy, all reviews stated it, and it was more expensive than gf3 or gf 4200 in many case, both of which were better). Anyway, he had a gf4mx 440 and got it running in the game using omega 1.6177 drivers. Another guy got it running with nvidia drivers with gf4mx. So apparently gf4mx works.

Official answer from take 2 (publisher of the game) in their official support section for GTA SA PC about the geforce 4 mx440:

http://www.take2games.com/index.php?p=supp...asa&section=faq

I also heard from someone with a geforce 2. He said he can run the game as well. Again, note that you will probably have graphical issues with how the game works, might have to use 16 bit to get it to look better or work at all, but at least it CAN work.

Again, older cards try 16 bit color and try leaving framerate limiter on. I have had someone say this gets some cards to work great.

 

Performance tips (graphical and lagging and chugging hdd with popups): For performance, try turning down/off AA. Try toggling Frame Rate Limiter, it limits framerate to 25 fps. In some situations its better to have off, in some better to have on. Change it from whatever it is.

 

bi0h4z4rd says "Suggest people play in 16bit, 32bit lags ALOT and includes things like overhead wire shadows, dynamic shadows, etc. doing so can get 50-80fps" He says that he doesn't notice any color loss in 16 bit mode. He also suggests editing the stream.ini to reduce number of cars on screen at one time (bottom of the faq has some info on editing that file). He also says to try playing with the vsync setting UseVSync in the stream.ini

 

One guy found out how to fix his hdd chugging and lagging the game. He ran a benchmark of his C: hard drive where his games are and found out it was 10 times slower than his other hard drive. He moved it and found the game worked much better (later he found out he was using PIO mode, PIO mode is bad period for hdds or cd/dvd drives). Keep in mind that since there's no "loading" screen it has to load everything dynamically as you play.

PIO mode selection is in control panel, system, hardware tab, device manager, and then IDE controllers.

 

Camera Controls and the "I want it like VC tips", and spinning camera issue:

Many people are asking about camera controls.

There are essentially two hugely differant modes in GTA SA. One is joystick mode and one is mouse mode. You can use joystick mode even without a joystick plugged in if you want the things it offers. Both modes have auto follow camera in car, if you are mousing just leave mouse alone for sec and it will follow.

The gripes I've seen sometimes come from walking mode. In mouse mode, camera does NOT auto adjust or follow behind. In joystick it does. As well in joystick mode it enabled the classic PS2 autoaim/targeting! And you can still use mouse buttons to fire etc.

Basically it seems rockstar assumed you'd want to manually control the camera while walking in mouse mode and manually control aiming/firing. They should have had a toggle for this as well in addition to mouse/joystick switch if you ask me. Something where if you didn't move mouse camera would auto adjust and follow.

 

Another couple things to try, set mouse to control car instead of look while driving. As well, try changing vehicle cam to Chase cam (V key I think by default).

 

As for the spinning camera issue where when you get in a car your camera spins all around uncontrolably, check to see if you have a gamepad or joystick plugged in. Unplug it. If that fixes it, that was the problem. In the 2nd post there's R* information on this on part t2. Also on optical mice, underneath where the optical unit is glowing, blow on it, sometimes a piece of dust or hair catches in that area and blocks it.

 

"No Disc Inserted. Please insert the CD/DVD" Try the solution that ShooBaDoop mentions in this post about temporarily turning off the DLA thingy (the crappy built in XP burning crap). http://www.gtaforums.com/index.php?showtop...dpost&p=2892580

Some info that may be released on this is in 2nd post on part m2.

 

Sound Fixes/Tips:

R* now has some official info on sound issues and fixes. See 2nd post parts n1, q1, c2, i2, l2. Some of these things were already suggested on these boards and FAQs smile.gif They apparently fixed the missing sound effects in like rain and stuff in 1.01 patch. See part n1 in 2nd post.

As for sound, try sliding sound accelleration down a notch or two, or all the way, see if that fixes it (you can find it by running dxdiag.exe from START, RUN then picking the SOUND tab).

ALSO, one guy tried everything was having crashes bluescreening etc. Turned out it was the nvidia nforce drivers for SOUND. He d/led realtek drivers from thier homepage for his onboard sound. Fixed. Instantly. So if you are crashing or blue screens check that. He installed the drivers after download, didn't bother to uninstall nforce ones or anything.

Note that this solution of realtek drivers is now suggested in official R* patch notes (2nd post part l2).

Direct link to realtek drivers (dont pick 64 bit unless you have XP 64): http://tinyurl.com/808g

Another sound fix: One guy had GTA SA detect his sound as 7.1 when he had headphones, he installed, rebooted, and found GTA SA reset his sound from stereo to 7.1 in windows. And he had crashes and sound probs. He manually set it to stereo again (in windows sound setup. Right click on the little speaker icon, pick adjust audio properties, pick advanced) and it was fixed, no more crashes. As well you might want to try Quadraphonic.

One guy said for Missing Sounds like ambient etc that setting his SB Live card to quadraphonic worked for him.

 

bi0h4z4rd suggests experimenting with UseEAX=False Use3DSound=False in the stream.ini file to fix some sound issues. If this works for you or doesn't work for you, please reply and let me know.

 

Very Loud noise after alt tab or saving on a creative card. bi0h4z4rd let me know that it was fixed for him by running autoupdate from creative's site for his drivers and letting it update everything it found. Link is up top in driver section.

 

There are a couple other solutions for clicks/pops/missing sound/sync/etc like replacing a EAX.DLL file in the game folder, and downgrading to direct x 9.0b that have helped a few people. Detailed info on that is in this link that has a number of audio fixes collected into 1 thread by Overture: http://www.gtaforums.com/index.php?showtopic=195220

 

For save file corruption: try a) reinstalling game or b) reinstalling on your windows drive game. The last part fixed it for someone I know who had save file corruption EVERY time he saved. Another person in forums posted that it was the . (a period) in his windows username that was screwing things up. You can make a new username to fix this (you MIGHT be able to rename as well, but renaming does not change your my docs folder name so I'm not 100% sure if that works)

A long involved fix with hex editing to avoid a new user name or a rename of your username is at the stickied post by gtac_madlib here:

http://www.gtaforums.com/index.php?showtopic=194371

 

Alt Tab info (and possibly mouse): Alt Tab works for me usually. BUT usually you need to click the minimized task at the bottom to switch back (dont use alt-tab to switch back). Its a good idea to save first, if the menu is all flickering and you cant select anything, alt tab did not work and you will need to hit alt tab again and use task manager to kill it. Then start the game again.

Note that installing the nvidia drivers included with the Battlefield 2 demo (have not tried retail or latest nvidia drivers) caused my GTA SA to blue screen every time I did Alt Tab from GTA SA. Reverting to nvidia earlier driver version fixed this.

 

Some Mouse Issues: For mouse problems where mouse stops working or doesn't work (except if its from alt tabbing. See Alt tabbing above), one person said that running game in windows 98 compatability mode fixed it for him.

 

Lots of crash/bluescreen/startup failure, and nothing happens after you run the game info:

For R* official info check 2nd post parts h1, i1, j1, s1, i2, k2, l2, m2, o2.

Again, if your game doesn't start, starts but goes to black screen, starts and crashes, crashes after you play a while, starts with sound and no video, bluescreens/BSOD errors, etc, all these solutions here under the crash section are worth looking at. When I say crash, I mean any of the above unless specifically stated in the workaround. Increased visability for the people who are still missing this.

"my game used to work well and now it doesn't." All these crash solutions can be applied in that case as well. Especially the compat mode and realtek info. Some solutions here are specifically for that problem.

 

Check the other sections, especially sound section.

Bolded since some ppl are missing this.

Some stop errors and crashes were fixed by following the tips in the sound section, especially if you have an nforce mobo with realtek sound, or have a codec issue (often from codec packs). See the sound section.

 

Note that codec packs are very bad for many games, and GTA SA is no differant. Crashes on startup can be related to this. Nemo is especially well known to be evil, but problems with Ace mega pack and K-Lite codec pack have been mentioned by some people. Uninstall any codec packs, and see if the game works. Really you should only need Xvid (includes Divx), and AC3 filter codecs. And if you use VLC, you wont need any since it has them all built in as plugins so they dont screw your computer.

 

If the game crashes after running nice before (or nothing happens when you click the GTA SA icon), try deleting or moving the GTA_SA.SET file (it has the options and settings for the game, save games are not affected by this file), and/or getting a replacement below (this solution is now officially reccomended by R* see 2nd post part m2.

If you have a crash on the ADVANCED option in graphics setup, try getting a replacement gta_sa.set file that is already set to medium, 800x600x16 etc. Sometimes that helps. This post by Overture has details and the file.

http://www.gtaforums.com/index.php?showtop...dpost&p=2893344

 

One guy had the game do nothing after he ran it. He found out that he had some screwed up savegames in his folder. When he deleted those, game started again.

 

Another guy had the game do nothing when he ran it, after it had been running fine. He disabled ATI hydravision (I think in the graphics driver config in windows) and it started working again.

 

Also try win98 compatability mode if you are having crashes (especially on startup) too. Several people have said win98 mode worked for them. Another guy who had issues starting tried win 2000 compatability mode and it successfully started the game. Right click on the .exe file to find this option.

 

For the game just quitting suddenly to desktop after the intro, ricoh suggested playing as another user. It fixed it for him and another guy. Per R* see 2nd post part m2 (you will need to have the new user be admin). Then ricoh says:

"You may have to create a new user. -->control panel--->users and passwords--->add user.

Go to the gta exe hold down shift and right click on it. Run as.... whoever your user is.

This should do the trick."

This is probably the username with . problem thats mentioned in 2nd post part h1.

 

Another guy confirmed that his crash on startup (it went black like it was loading then crashed to desktop) was caused by the WindowsBlinds program. This is now officially mentioned by R* see 2nd post part m2. The guy disabled that and the game worked fine for him. Since this is a popular question, WindowsBlinds is a program that "skins" windows, makes new graphics for buttons, etc.

Screenshots of what the program does to your windows here: http://www.stardock.com/products/windowbli...screenshots.asp

If you dont know what this is, you probably dont have it installed. If it was installed it would be in your ADD/REMOVE programs list.

Strangelove points out a notable exception:

"Alienware is shipping new systems with the Alienware GUIse, which is built on WindowsBlinds. I was having the same trouble, and uninstalling the Alienware GUIse fixed it completely. Hope this helps some of my fellow Alienware customers."

 

Another suggestion for crashes, dunno if it works:

in stream.ini: change memory to 256000, and devkit_memory to 256000

bi0h4z4rd suggested that this increased setting may work best if you have a gig or more of ram. Try it and see.

 

Another idea to help crashes and other things from some unknown guy:

"You need to disable Windows XP SP2 Data Execution Prevention. To do this, right-click on My Computer > Properties (or just hit Winkey+Break) > Advanced > under the last section Startup and Recovery, click Settings > click Edit > the last option in the last line should read "NoExecute=OptIn". Change this to NoExecute=AlwaysOff > Reboot system > Problem solved. "

 

On my computer I have a crash every time at the end of the mission briefing from Og Loc: "Management Issues"

You can press spacebar or hit mouse button to skip briefing, and then there's no crash. If you watched the briefing until it crashed you saw it all. To confirm, here's a link to all the words said in mission briefings by every character in the game if you want to check: http://db.gamefaqs.com/console/ps2/file/gr...o_sa_script.txt

 

There's a rumor that forcing "WMI Performance Adapter" to enable in XP services will fix some crashes. However that service has to do with like remote operations and usually disabling services not enabling them fixes issues. Only one guy I've seen said it fixed it for him, and later it started messing up again. If you want details check:

http://www.gtaforums.com/index.php?showtopic=197056

But until I get confirmation I'm regarding this as a rumor.

 

I ran the game once, and it didn't work again. One solution (there are others, try the rest of stuff in this FAQ) is described here. One guy had this problem. He had alcohol 120% running on his computer. Ran game once, and wouldn't run again. Reinstalling didn't help. So he uninstalled that program, then reinstalled the game. It worked. Again, check the rest of the crash AND sound section for additional possible fixes.

chrisy_mac has a couple of interesting ideas to fix this. One is the delete gta_sa.set file which I've mentioned in other sections. Another one has to do with using the RUN AS USER in windows. Perhaps this gets around the username issue with the "." or other special character in it. See R* info in 2nd post part h1. Anyway its probably worth a try. His post with details is here: http://www.gtaforums.com/index.php?showtopic=196303

 

Invisible/ghost people fix. Several people have had this problem. If you have a Radeon 9000, 9200, or 9250 then its been known that installing the 4.9 Cataylist drivers for your card will correct this problem. If not try the steps below.

 

http://www.gtaforums.com/index.php?showtopic=194524

Remember to delete the old "gta_sa.set" file. One person tried this driver solution a bunch of times along with many other things and couldn't fix it. Then he deleted the "gta_sa.set" file when he changed drivers and it works now.

For other people changing res to 800x600x16 worked as a workaround.

If you have a laptop check near start for information on updating drivers if your manufacture is slow on releasing laptop drivers. This fixed it for one laptop user.

 

Black Roads problem: This is now officially mentioned by R*. Check 2nd post parts i1, p2.

Aeutius found out how to fix it for most people. His first post just has the link for the main nvidia tweak tool to fix: http://www.gtaforums.com/index.php?showtopic=195879

This link further down by him has other tools for ati and nvidia if the first one doesn't work:

http://www.gtaforums.com/index.php?showtop...dpost&p=2897075

 

Monitor issues: One guy had an issue where his monitor was blank or displaying OUT OF RANGE or SYNC etc. Obviously the game was trying to do a refresh rate his monitor could not display. He used RefreshForce to force it to 60 hz and it was fixed.

link: http://www.pagehosting.co.uk/rf/

Also check 2nd post parts u1, u2.

 

Memory testing: One thing to try is to check your memory. Easiest way is to run memtest is to go here:

http://ubcd.sourceforge.net/download.html

Download the basic version of the ultimate boot cd (only about 80 megs). Burn the image, boot from the cd. Pick Mainboard, then memtest. This cd has tons of troubleshooting and diags on it, including hdd checkers from every manufacture, and anti virus, etc.

 

Multiplayer info: The game does not have multiplayer, but the group that did the MP mod for VC is working on a MP mod for SA as well last I heard.

 

Right Analog Stick non functional: The right analog stick not working is a fairly well known issues for a number of games with the PS2 controler and adapters. You just have to hope that rockstar fixes it, or play around with your config for the adapter if there is one. Make sure its not seeing the stick as a slider, one guy said that was his problem.

He found some registry stuff to edit for his USB adapter from radioshack that fixed his.

One guy fixed it by inverting some axis or something.

One guy here fixed his up partly with help of a gamepad keyboard key emulator called Joy2Key:

http://hp.vector.co.jp/authors/VA016823/

Ok I did a bit of searching on google. I came up with 3 websites that should give you enough info to be able to fix this on almost any controller by manually reassigning the axis. It would take you a while, and I'm not sure what to reassign them from or too, but its possible.

http://www.osronline.com/ddkx/intinput/di_4rmx.htm

http://forum.lik-sang.com/printthread.php?t=57&pp=40

http://mvpmods.com/index.php?name=Forums&f...r=asc&&start=15

 

Using your own mp3s:

See official R* info in 2nd post parts s1, z1, a2, b2, d2, e2.

Put your music files (note you can do shortcuts to your music folder so you dont take up extra hdd space) here:

C:\Documents and Settings\USERNAME\My Documents\GTA San Andreas User Files\User Tracks

You can just make a shortcut to your music folder and put it in that folder.

Most of the options discussed here for music tracks are in OPTIONS, AUDIO, USER TRACK OPTIONS menu.

Since so many ppl have issues with this. REMEMBER TO MANUALLY SCAN IN THE TRACKS in the audio menu in GTA SA after you put them there. Or turn on Auto scan and it will scan in all your mp3s. Just be aware it takes a while to scan if you have a lot, and if you have auto scan on it will take a while for the game to start with lods of mp3s. After it scans, you should turn off the auto scan on startup feature if you dont want it to scan for new music every startup. IMPORTANT! the game does not support mp3 by default. You'll need WMP 9 or 10, or latest quicktime with mp3 support (as per readme file). To test if missing codecs is your issue, add some OGG files to the game. If it plays the OGGs, thats your problem.

A good detailed post by dertyjerzian on all this with some additional ideas is here:

http://www.gtaforums.com/index.php?showtopic=196063

One thing mentioned by Majuub on that thread is that a modem card often has sound plugs and sound stuff that can screw up things. Try disabling the soundcard part of the modem (check the thread for details), that fixed it for him.

A point mentioned by Victor in same thread on pg 2 says that a non standard location for mydocs/save game (from like hex editing to work around the "." problem perhaps?) can cause issues for your own songs.

 

"Fender Ketchup" mission prob or other missions getting stuck in a cut scene,

See official R* info in 2nd post part v2. Essentially you may need to turn on frame limiter. Many people (including me)have issues with this mission where during the cutscene, the guys car kept getting stuck as he pulled out. Skipping the cutscene fixed it. The normal skipping keys didn't work for me (mouse button, etc) however the shift key worked for me. I belive I have default key setup for that key.

 

Quick way to make unlimited money:

Goto this map: http://db.gamefaqs.com/console/ps2/file/gr..._sa_secrets.png

Look north west of your starting area at the big group of highways coming together. You will see a purple spot marked INSIDE TRACK. Go there. Bet some money on horses (I often win with the 4th horse down). I must have won at least 80% of the time with 1:10 odds. I first bet 20k, which turned into 200k. Then I bet 50k which turned into 500k, then I bet 100k which turned into 1 million. Fast easy way to make money in minutes.

 

Wondering why you keep losing muscle? I was. Then I found out it was because I was starving from not eating. Always keep a few percent of fat. Then not eating takes away fat instead of muscle. When my fat is gone I just go and eat about 10 meals at once and I get a few percent of fat again.

 

Trouble finding Import/Export Cars? I found that the list here with clickable pictures of every car you need, and where such cars are parked is a big help:

http://www.gta-sanandreas.com/guides/importexport/index.php

Another list that has pics (small ones) of every land vehicle:

http://gtadomain.gtagaming.com/land.html

 

How can I use the skateboard? Apparently one guy found out how to edit the game to include the skateboard that R* was working on but never finished.

Info here: http://www.gtaforums.com/index.php?showtopic=195620

 

Wanna play a hidden mini game to screw the girlfriends?

Check this page out (includes screenshots and a video). Warning! Back up the saves first. You must start a new game. According to the info about this. http://www.gtasanandreas.net/news/single.php?id=1436

Note: This is the infamous "hot coffee" mod that has caused such an uproar and made the game get rated AO. This also caused the 1.01 patch to be released that disables it. It has been removed by the mod creator but you can probably find it if you google it.

 

If you are insanely bored. This guy beat the game in 7 hours straight through on ps2. Of course he had beat it before many times and was going for the absolute minimum possible missions. For 100% completion, normally takes 50 hours if you beat it before, and easily 150 hours if you haven't beaten it before. You can watch 7 hours if you like.

http://www.gamershell.com/news/22611.html

 

Editing game config and cheats:

http://www.gtasanandreas.net This site has info on editing your ini to increase cars visible etc (well I thought it did. I cant find the ini info now. The file is STREAM.INI and has things like vehicles 12 increase that to make more vehicles possible onscreen).

And for those n00bs who like the cheat (make sure to read R* info on 2nd post part w2 about savegames before cheating), this should be a complete list of cheat codes:

http://www.gamefaqs.com/computer/doswin/code/924362.html

bi0h4z4rd pointed out that there's a file in \Rockstar Games\GTA San Andreas\data called handling.cfg that has all the handling data from all the cars. Mass, top speed, turning, etc. If you want to play around you can change cars to be as fast as infernus or as heavy as the rhino, etc. Make sure to MAKE A BACKUP FIRST, you can edit it with notepad or a similar text editor.

 

Version 5.32p (patch 1.01 info integrated)

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Problem! rampage_ani.gif

 

Graphics Card- VIA/S3G Unichrome IGN

Windows- XP Home SP 2

Processor- AMD Sempron 3000+ 2 Ghz 448 MB RAM

 

Here is how the main menu looks

Weird Main

If i start a game the whole program crashes

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Hello Gyus, I have a huge problem!

When I`m in the vigilante mission I just finished the 12 levels needed

to obtain the extras body ammo and my game just keep going to level 13

and 14 and it never stops, What should I do about it??

I need some help please!!!! rampage_ani.gif

 

U pushed a button to start it

Push that again to stop

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I have:

Windows XP Professional, SP2

ATI Radeon x800 GT (running on Omega 2.6.75a drivers)

AMD 3000+ 64 bit

1 gig of ram (in 2 512 mb sticks)

 

I've played about twenty hours of the game without one single problem. However, when on the mission where you first go to meet Wu Zi in Chinatown: San Fierro, my controls freeze. For this mission you first pick up Wu Zi and take him somewhere. After I drop him off is when I immediately lose my controls. I can hit ESC and still have control in the menu, but in game nothing (control-wise) works, even the mouse, while everything around me (including Wu Zi) is moving/talking. Any advice is welcome, thanks.

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--------->Another idea to help crashes and other things from some unknown guy:

"You need to disable Windows XP SP2 Data Execution Prevention. To do this, right-click on My Computer > Properties (or just hit Winkey+Break) > Advanced > under the last section Startup and Recovery, click Settings > click Edit > the last option in the last line should read "NoExecute=OptIn". Change this to NoExecute=AlwaysOff > Reboot system > Problem solved. <--------

 

What are the other effects of doing this? It has a possibility of preventing crashes with GTA:SA but what are the effects on my computer performance, other software and internet risks?

 

 

Like others, my game ran fine for about the first 50 hours of gameplay, then it would occasionally freeze (the very first time it happened, my graphics bugged out and the driver stopped responding). It was kind of rare, but now, after maybe 100 or 150 collected hours of gameplay, GTA is guaranteed to freeze on me about 5 times before I can play.

 

Each freeze comes very shortly after loading my game, usually it freezes when I leave my safe house, jack a car or hit another car while in one. The picture just stops and the sound either loops on a 10 (estimate) second cycle or if I'm in a car the sound just continues like everything is okay (the music I mean). There's no ctrl-alt-dlt, there's no alt-tab, no alt-f4, just killing the power on my pc and rebooting. Usually when I get past the first few minutes without a crash I'm good to go for 15 minutes to a half hour before it crashes. If I can get past the first half hour without a crash then I think I'm pretty much good to go.

 

Win XP pro

256mb ram

GeForce FX 5700 LE (updating now to driver 8195, most recent) 128 mb card

SB Audigy 2 ZS Audio (just auto-updated now)

 

I'm hoping that the driver updates and turning off AA (and toggling frame limiter) will take care of things... but should I also do as was suggested in the above post? I'm a tad nervous since it sounds like a security compromise

 

edit: I also changed my color to 16 bit as per the suggestion in OP (this did mean in my pc options, not in the game options, yes?)

 

2nd edit: crashes persist... not sure what to do next sad.gif

 

3rd edit: I missed the frame limiter on the first run through. Turning it off seems to have fixed my issues. There's a noticeable drop in graphics quality (thought not a serious one, just noticeable) but animation quality has jumped way up. biggrin.gif

 

I'm not holding my breath though, if I can go a week or two with no problems then I'll assume it's fixed. Kudos for the OP smile.gif

 

4th edit (Dec. 12): I love the fact that there's no time limit for editing posts. My fix worked for about 4 or 5 collective gameplay hours (maybe a bit longer) and now I'm back to crashing/freezing again. Granted, it lasts a bit longer now (I no longer crash within seconds or as soon as I step out of the safehouse) but I still crash within less than a minute... sad.gif Any recommendations? Could it be my pc specs? Can someone tell me how to clear up space or resources on my pc? I'm rather pc retarded...

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Hey I have a problem during the game, when i enter in a car or into stores, my screen

 

freezes with a looping sound, if anyone knows how to fix that probelsm please get

 

back at me colgate.gif

Exact same problem here, except it only happens when I enter vehicles. It is guranteed to happen in the first hour. I am on a mission, and I get in a car, BAM... instant freeze and the "beeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeep" sound. It's kills my computer having to cold boot everytime I play SA, and trying to make sure I save the game like very 30 seconds to go anywhere in this game. suicidal.gif

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SLUGFly

this is the same as my problem. I've tried every fix I could find and it persists. I think there's something wrong on my PC itself, but the fact that I'm not alone with these symptoms now makes me feel better.

 

I also suspect that I toasted my graphics card, but I'm not sure how it happened or why things still work.

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this is the same as my problem. I've tried every fix I could find and it persists. I think there's something wrong on my PC itself, but the fact that I'm not alone with these symptoms now makes me feel better.

 

I also suspect that I toasted my graphics card, but I'm not sure how it happened or why things still work.

It's not your computers fault. Games run fine on my system and problably your system. All software runs fine. Nothings overclocked. Heck, GTA runs fine MOST of the time, until it crashes when enetering a VEHICLE. It is CLEARLY GTA's problem. It's the game you bought that needs to be fixed. Yet, Rockstar won't do ANYTHING about this. We've got pages and pages worth of bugs, and the only patch they've released is a Hot Coffee one to cover their aRse.

 

Suffice it to say, I uninstalled it, and I won't buy from Rockstar ever again. I've now got an useless game that I paid for. confused.gif

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When I first installed the game, I would get the random reboots. I could start missions, do them, save games, go anywhere, but then it would just randomly reboot. I did the realtek sound drivers, and now I have no reboots!!! So after drivinga round happily for an hour or so, I decide to go back to missions... or so I thought. The game now freezes in mission loading screens. It also does it in new game screens ( Libery City Airport.. 1992 screen )

 

What the hell.

I have the Second Edition game, so as far as I know the patch wouldn't even do anything for me? ( I tried installing it anyway for sh*ts and giggles but it didn't work.

What's really confusing is that before I could do missions fine, but now I can't?!

*EDIT*

Okay, so now I get illegal operation right after the big loading screen. COOL!

I've tried 98/2000 mode, deleting/moving the set file, and other things and still no good.

Xp3200+

512 ram

Radeon 9600 pro

 

 

I got this as a christmas gift and I am really dieing to actually play missions so any help would be greatly appreciated.

 

aim- irepmtown

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xtatik222k

I wanted to try the useEax=false thing in the stream.ini file but how do i do it?

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stone_coldn69

Well after going thru 2 weeks of headaches, tossing my video card (asus fx5600) for a bfg 6800gs thinking that was the issue, buying a sound card and going thru this entire hints and tips. I've successfully been able to play for more than 30secs. 6hrs straight to be exact.

 

System : Asus A7V8X-E Deluxe, xp3200, 1gig of samsung, creative labs Audigy 2 value, bfg 6800gs oc,

 

I am not sure what exactly happened but, I memtested in dual channel got errors on #5 adn #8 so I pulled my memory out, tested each one, no errors individually got confused but them back in dual channel did a retest, no errors (WOOHOO), disabled onboard sound (was already) disabled midi, and the game port.

Rebooted, running the latest SBlive drivers Audigy (1/2/4) series Driver 02.08.0004 (http://downloads.guru3d.com/download.php?det=1305) and vid drivers 83.40(http://downloads.guru3d.com/download.php?det=1309) found on Guru3d, and boom, no issues. After following all the info and now did those last things i just mentioned, all is well.

Take note, i haven't rebooted since i've been playing, due to the fact i don't want to grind my teeth and slam back some beer to handle more issues with this game. I am disappointed with R* for not fixing all these effing issues, had i known all this i would have got it for the Xbox. The version it says on opening screen is v2.00. Not sure if that means stuff. Thanks for all your peeps help and experiences otherwise i may have never figured this game out.

 

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-STONIE

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scottg

Hello,

 

I have a An athlon 1800 xp processor with 768mb ram. Running on a asus mother board nforce 2. AGP geforce ti4200 graphics card. Running windows xp home, SP2.

 

The game crashes at startup. After the intial intro video (which plays fine), the game crashes to windows. I have updated all drivers and ran in windows 98/2000 compatibilty mode. I installed only realtek drivers. I am trying to run in from the hard drive with no audio disk, could that be the problem??

 

Any fixes??

 

Here is the error message:

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Mxyzptlk
Hello,

 

I have a An athlon 1800 xp processor with 768mb ram. Running on a asus mother board nforce 2. AGP geforce ti4200 graphics card. Running windows xp home, SP2.

 

The game crashes at startup. After the intial intro video (which plays fine), the game crashes to windows. I have updated all drivers and ran in windows 98/2000 compatibilty mode. I installed only realtek drivers. I am trying to run in from the hard drive with no audio disk, could that be the problem??

 

Any fixes??

 

Here is the error message:

Does it run without the no-cd patch and the disc inserted?

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scottg

I have unfortunately received a second hand version of the game with a scratched play disc, thus I had to revert to using the nocd patch

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doomsgod

i gt this frustrating problem since i installed a bunch of mods all the red markers for haircuts etc have gone but i can still do missions and save and go into buildings..... i need help could sum 1 plz show me a way with out reinstallin the game as my disc has cracked im gonna go on a rampage_ani.gif soon edit:nvm i went to my bros and burn his gta3.img and main.scm etc and it wrks now

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Hello,

 

I have a An athlon 1800 xp processor with 768mb ram. Running on a asus mother board nforce 2. AGP geforce ti4200 graphics card. Running windows xp home, SP2.

 

The game crashes at startup. After the intial intro video (which plays fine), the game crashes to windows. I have updated all drivers and ran in windows 98/2000 compatibilty mode. I installed only realtek drivers. I am trying to run in from the hard drive with no audio disk, could that be the problem??

 

Any fixes??

 

Here is the error message:

man that is exactly what happened to me i cant find a darn thing to fix it either I hope there is some kind of fix

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Mxyzptlk

I'm pretty sure if you own a legit copy and play with the disc in the drive the problem will go away. confused.gif

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Baptistskeet

nah because i got [email protected] EB and ran it without the crack and the same thing happens, I'm gonna get version 2 to see what happens i had the same exact problem with sim city 4 until i bought a new monitor and tried it for the hell of it. it's definately some kind of video card problem because both take up a crap load of memory to run & my bootleg copy of VC works better than most of the games i paid for including sim city lol byut im not shelling out more cash for another brand new monitor & i am seeing that on a lot of sites people are having this problem

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mikey090

I also am having the same problem with my pc reseting while playing GTASA. I have installed the latest microsoft updates as one user recommended and when i tried to install the new drivers i get a message saying that the installed driver is most compatible or something like that. Any recomendations? The game runs smoothly besides that.

 

Windows XP Home SP2

AMD Sempron 3000+

1.99 GHZ, 960 MB or RAM

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I also am having the same problem with my pc reseting while playing GTASA. I have installed the latest microsoft updates as one user recommended and when i tried to install the new drivers i get a message saying that the installed driver is most compatible or something like that. Any recomendations? The game runs smoothly besides that.

 

Windows XP Home SP2

AMD Sempron 3000+

1.99 GHZ, 960 MB or RAM

I just thought of this from my experiences years ago gaming on PC... your computer isn't trying to go into hibernate or screen saver is it?

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No, unfortunately the reset is not a cause of hibernate or screen saver. I have all of those items turned off in my settings. I tried to use the patch that they have here and that didnt work, probably because the version of my GTASA is newer? I havent changed any other settings or deleted any files since i dont want to delete something that i might need. Any other suggestions?

 

 

***UPDATE*****

 

Well, after days of trying and reseting and unintalling and so forth, i finally tried to a few things, although it is not working the way i want, it is not resetting. I updated my driver for my ATI tv card, i have installed the Catalyst 6.03. driver. Now when i go into the game display options, i cannot change the resolution or turn other features on or off, i went into dxdiag and turned the sound acceleration completely to the lowest on the slide bar. I played the game and finished a mission which i usually would not be able to play and the game didnt reset. these are the things i noticed though:

 

Player View- I can no longer see my complete surroundings, i get a short distance view and only get a full view if i get on a vehicle. When i walk around i dont see things that are right in front and walk into things or don't know what is ahead of me.

 

Target- I can no longer hit the button on my control and get the green "target" arrow when aiming on people. I get the usual circle target that you have to manually move and aim, but it is set to a certain height and i have to move it around.

 

music and sound- the sound is very low when riding in a car.

 

If anyone was or did experience this and has a solution, please help me out as to i want to play this game but it has seem impossible with all of these problems.

 

 

 

I don't know if this causes a problem but i have a Nvidia video card that came with my pc and then i installed an ATI TV tuner card (which drivers i upgraded). Email me or im me is someone has any ideas. My pc specs are found on my previous message. Thanks

 

 

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tminus

I tried to install a save game recently, probably incorrectly, and since SA hasn't started for me. I got a Win error message before the game could boot. Next I backed up and deleted the save and settings files and that didn't work. I had only a few mods installed, MTA, SAMP, and GTAGarage, which worked fine, but instead of replacing main.scm, script.ini etc. I just decided to do a complete reinstall, if it worked this time I would only have SAMP, the bare essentials, if need be. This didn't work either, but I could get to the box art title screen right before the load screen and then crash. I also tried everything relating to crash fixes in the first post of this thread. The most promising solution..:

 

 

If the game crashes after running nice before (or nothing happens when you click the GTA SA icon), try deleting or moving the GTA_SA.SET file (it has the options and settings for the game, save games are not affected by this file), and/or getting a replacement below (this solution is now officially reccomended by R* see 2nd post part m2.

If you have a crash on the ADVANCED option in graphics setup, try getting a replacement gta_sa.set file that is already set to medium, 800x600x16 etc. Sometimes that helps. This post by Overture has details and the file.

http://www.gtaforums.com/index.php?showtop...dpost&p=2893344

 

...did not work. I feel that this problem has to be much simpler, like regedit, but I don't know what I am looking for if that is the problem. I have only had it installed for a week on a 4 month old Dell system and everything was working great until I decided to mess with the savefile. I also read the thread that explains how to make savefiles work using a hex-editor etc. but I assumed that a reinstall would just fix the problem. If anyone knows the specific registry entries or some other idea it would be much appreciated. Although I don't think it is related to updates, I can't rule it out completely, so here are my specs for good measure:

 

Operating System System Model

Windows XP Home Edition Service Pack 2 (build 2600)

Processor a Main Circuit Board b

3.00 gigahertz Intel Pentium 4

16 kilobyte primary memory cache

2048 kilobyte secondary memory cache B

Bus Clock: 800 megahertz

BIOS: Dell Inc. A00 08/15/2005

512MB Memory

Controllers Display

Intel® 82801GB Serial ATA Storage Controllers - 27C0

Intel® 82801GB Ultra ATA Storage Controllers - 27DF

Primary IDE Channel [Controller] (2x)

Secondary IDE Channel [Controller] RADEON X300 SE 128MB HyperMemory [Display adapter]

RADEON X300 SE 128MB HyperMemory Secondary [Display adapter]

DELL E173FP [Monitor] (17.1"vis, s/n 6418059216US, August 2005)

Bus Adapters Multimedia

Intel® 82801GB USB Universal Host Controller - 27C8

Intel® 82801GB USB Universal Host Controller - 27C9

Intel® 82801GB USB Universal Host Controller - 27CA

Intel® 82801GB USB Universal Host Controller - 27CB

Intel® 82801GB USB2 Enhanced Host Controller - 27CC SigmaTel High Definition Audio CODEC

Unimodem Half-Duplex Audio Device

Communications Other Devices

Intel® 537EP V9x DF PCI Modem

 

Edit- I found the reg entry for the 2.0 to 1.0 downgrader from the MTA forums and the Rockstar Games entry. I am going to uninstall again and see if deleting these before reinstall will help, but not until later, its late.

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Franix

 

"No Disc Inserted. Please insert the CD/DVD" Try the solution that ShooBaDoop mentions in this post about temporarily turning off the DLA thingy (the crappy built in XP burning crap). http://www.gtaforums.com/index.php?showtop...dpost&p=2892580

Some info that may be released on this is in 2nd post on part m2.

 

I don't get the No Disc Inserted message, however, I attempt to launch the game and the below happens.

 

gta_sa.exe appears in the processes list but dissappears in a couple seconds and the game doesn't launch. I haven't made any system changes, I don't use any mods or hacks. I just beat the game. Now when I try to launch it, nothing really happens.

 

The Disc icon appears by the mouse courser, and the DVD starts to whirr, but that's it. I've uninstalled and reinstalled. Can anyone help?

 

Specs

 

A XP 2500+ OC - 2.0ghz

1 GB ram @ PC3200 dual channel

Asus R9600xt

Asus board, A7N8X-E

LG DVD-ROM CR-RW

 

I tried looked on my DVD-Rom properties and it doesn't have the DLA thingy.

 

Other games like Doom 3 & Vice City work fine. DVDs play normally.

 

It's worked fine for a year now. I finally finished it on Sunday and now it won't start. Grrrr!

 

Thanks.

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"No Disc Inserted. Please insert the CD/DVD" Try the solution that ShooBaDoop mentions in this post about temporarily turning off the DLA thingy (the crappy built in XP burning crap). http://www.gtaforums.com/index.php?showtop...dpost&p=2892580

Some info that may be released on this is in 2nd post on part m2.

 

I don't get the No Disc Inserted message, however, I attempt to launch the game and the below happens.

 

gta_sa.exe appears in the processes list but dissappears in a couple seconds and the game doesn't launch. I haven't made any system changes, I don't use any mods or hacks. I just beat the game. Now when I try to launch it, nothing really happens.

 

The Disc icon appears by the mouse courser, and the DVD starts to whirr, but that's it. I've uninstalled and reinstalled. Can anyone help?

 

Specs

 

A XP 2500+ OC - 2.0ghz

1 GB ram @ PC3200 dual channel

Asus R9600xt

Asus board, A7N8X-E

LG DVD-ROM CR-RW

 

I tried looked on my DVD-Rom properties and it doesn't have the DLA thingy.

 

Other games like Doom 3 & Vice City work fine. DVDs play normally.

 

It's worked fine for a year now. I finally finished it on Sunday and now it won't start. Grrrr!

 

Thanks.

End all non-essential processes (especially any anti-virus) and try Windows 98 compatibility mode.

 

Also check out the VC Bug List. The problem and its solution could well be relevant for both SA and VC. smile.gif

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How do I enable W 98 Compatibility mode. I've never heard of it.

 

Disabled all processed for NAV and others, even tried with explorer.exe not running, and still no luck.

 

It's crazy it would just all of a sudden stop working. angry.gif

 

EDIT: Googled 98 Compatibility mode and tried it. Still dosen't work.

 

I see this same problem posted here and other forums with no answer. Same problem meaning it just all of a sudden stops working.

 

Could it be a setting on the DVD-ROM?

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I deleted the gta_sa.set file from the San Andreas user files, and it fixed the problem.

 

Such a helpful forum. tounge.gifdie.gif

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katanamaster

Now before you guys say anything I have tried ALMOST everything here and elsewhere. I've nearly spent 30 hours trying to make this game work but to not avail. I'm tired, and I'm about to kick R* in the ass for this.

 

Oh and this is my friends game and laptop (yes, laptop)

The Game:

GTA:SA second edition PC DVD-ROM

Laptop specs:

Sony VAIO PCG-V505EC

WinXP Home SP2

Intel Centrino 1.5GHz

512MB DDR RAM

ATI Mobility 9200 (dont have the memory specs but i think its around 64MB)

Yamaha AC-XG WDM Audio (THats what I found, So i think it's onboard)

No virtual drives, no windowsblind. Just reloaded it about 3 weeks ago.

 

So, I get a common problem. I load the game, gets through the intro, and gets to the san andreas load screen (the one right after the intro), and bam, crash. since it is the second edition, i doubt the patch will work (stupid R*)

 

I still have some options. .net framwork needs a service pack (though I doubt SA needs that), minor windows updates.

I cant seem to find updates for the mobility card( Catalyst update says it cant find driver), and I haven't checked the main sony updates yet, but I did 3 weeks ago, so I doubt anything new is there. I tried reinstalling it, But Ima try reinstalling it in a different directory (just thought I give it a try).

 

Im also thinking of putting on my computer (It's a PC, With alot of good specs. Only prob is I use it for modding and work so I have alot of crap that game protections dont approve of like CloneCD, 3-4 vitual drives, stuff like that) I'll post my results when I get to it.

 

But yea, This sucks. He spent 55 bucks on a game for PC (he would've bought it on Xbox but we wanted to use some car mods like the honda S2000 colgate.gif .) and it doesn't work. Nice for caring for the consumers R*.

And If I didn't know any better, I have friends all over that call me because of R*'s games (mostly PC games). Like 25 to life doesn't work on most PCs, Different versions of GTA don't work.

 

I was a fan of the GTA series but after san andreas came out (I dont disapprove of the game, just the people behind it), I don't think I'll buy another game from them till they give us, the consumers, More support. Man I get more support from UNsupported software than this. Shows what they care about more.

 

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Little more info:

 

I installed on my PC, but same thing, crashes after intro.

 

I have:

WinXP media center

Intel P4 3.0 GHz

1GB DDR RAM

MSI gaming MoBo (dont have the model memorised sorry)

ATI Radeon 9800 Pro 128MB

SB Live Audigy 5.1 surround (I hardly use it, Im using my logitec headphones most of the time, USB)

And alot of other stuff that's not important.

I disabled the onboard sound (nforce chipset) so there shouldnt be a problem there.

 

Im about to give up and my friend to get a refund. I have the error report: I skipped the module report because it was long.

 

Application exception occurred:

App: C:\Program Files\Rockstar Games\GTA San Andreas\gta_sa.exe (pid=4948)

When: 5/25/2006 @ 10:41:55.812

Exception number: c0000005 (access violation)

 

*----> System Information <----*

Computer Name: U-C68A754D00A84

User Name: Savage

Terminal Session Id: 0

Number of Processors: 2

Processor Type: x86 Family 15 Model 2 Stepping 9

Windows Version: 5.1

Current Build: 2600

Service Pack: 2

Current Type: Multiprocessor Free

Registered Organization: U.S. Martial Arts

Registered Owner: Jason Scribner

 

*----> Task List <----*

0 System Process

4 System

740 smss.exe

796 csrss.exe

824 winlogon.exe

872 services.exe

884 lsass.exe

1056 Ati2evxx.exe

1072 svchost.exe

1148 svchost.exe

1252 svchost.exe

1348 svchost.exe

1448 svchost.exe

1648 spoolsv.exe

1796 ehRecvr.exe

1816 ehSched.exe

1896 Omniserv.exe

2036 svchost.exe

536 OPXPApp.exe

400 mcrdsvc.exe

1020 dllhost.exe

1432 alg.exe

4216 Ati2evxx.exe

4304 Explorer.EXE

4520 scureapp.exe

4528 VCDDaemon.exe

4544 CTFMON.EXE

4552 fdm.exe

4564 Help.exe

4948 gta_sa.exe

6044 drwtsn32.exe

*----> State Dump for Thread Id 0x1394 <----*

 

eax=00000000 ebx=00000000 ecx=00000000 edx=00000000 esi=00b6bd44 edi=0000001b

eip=004dd5a3 esp=0022fcd8 ebp=77d50a92 iopl=0 nv up ei ng nz ac pe cy

cs=001b ss=0023 ds=0023 es=0023 fs=003b gs=0000 efl=00200293

 

*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for C:\Program Files\Rockstar Games\GTA San Andreas\gta_sa.exe

function: gta_sa

004dd57d 0000 add [eax],al

004dd57f 0000 add [eax],al

004dd581 00803fc78424 add [eax+0x2484c73f],al

004dd587 c8000000 enter 0x0,0x0

004dd58b 0000 add [eax],al

004dd58d 0000 add [eax],al

004dd58f 895c2440 mov [esp+0x40],ebx

004dd593 8b8424f4000000 mov eax,[esp+0xf4]

004dd59a 83f865 cmp eax,0x65

004dd59d 8b0df800bd00 mov ecx,[gta_sa+0x7d00f8 (00bd00f8)]

FAULT ->004dd5a3 0fbe1401 movsx edx,byte ptr [ecx+eax] ds:0023:00000000=??

004dd5a7 899424ac000000 mov [esp+0xac],edx

004dd5ae 899c24ec000000 mov [esp+0xec],ebx

004dd5b5 db8424ac000000 fild dword ptr [esp+0xac]

004dd5bc d88424f8000000 fadd dword ptr [esp+0xf8]

004dd5c3 d95c2410 fstp dword ptr [esp+0x10]

004dd5c7 0f87a4160000 jnbe gta_sa+0xdec71 (004dec71)

004dd5cd 0fb6802ced4d00 movzx eax,byte ptr [eax+0x4ded2c]

004dd5d4 ff2485a0ec4d00 jmp dword ptr [gta_sa+0xdeca0 (004deca0)+eax*4]

004dd5db 53 push ebx

004dd5dc 6a3b push 0x3b

 

EDIT: when i sent the error report microsoft led me to take2's support page for San Andreas. They told me to download the patch, but when i tried to update it, it said it "couldn't find old file. A same file was found and no updates were made".

Edited by katanamaster

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Monitor issues: One guy had an issue where his monitor was blank or displaying OUT OF RANGE or SYNC etc. Obviously the game was trying to do a refresh rate his monitor could not display. He used RefreshForce to force it to 60 hz and it was fixed.

link: http://www.pagehosting.co.uk/rf/

Also check 2nd post parts u1, u2.

I'm hoping that someone out there can help me out.

 

+ Windows XP SP2

+ nVidia geForce 6600 video card with 256MB VRAM

+ AMD 3200 processor

+ 1 GB RAM

 

Whenever I start the game, My monitor goes black and I get "Sync out of Range" (or words to that effect) floating around the screen. I have tried using Refresh Force to force it to 60Hz, but no luck. Is there any way to set the game's resolution from outside the game (with a command line option or somthing)?

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MindCorrupt
also i have forgot to say that i am running the game with the

classic message error

"GTA_SA.EXE has encountered an error and need to close we are sorry..."

 

i ALT TAB it and i can play

 

Im still getting this problem. Right after the SA splash screen it goes black and then takes me back to desktop with that message. Anyone have a solution for it?

 

ps - Alt tabbing dont work for me.

 

Cheers.

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MaximumGain
Little more info:

 

I installed on my PC, but same thing, crashes after intro.

 

I have:

WinXP media center

Intel P4 3.0 GHz

1GB DDR RAM

MSI gaming MoBo (dont have the model memorised sorry)

ATI Radeon 9800 Pro 128MB

SB Live Audigy 5.1 surround (I hardly use it, Im using my logitec headphones most of the time, USB)

And alot of other stuff that's not important.

I disabled the onboard sound (nforce chipset) so there shouldnt be a problem there.

 

Im about to give up and my friend to get a refund. I have the error report: I skipped the module report because it was long.

 

Application exception occurred:

App: C:\Program Files\Rockstar Games\GTA San Andreas\gta_sa.exe (pid=4948)

When: 5/25/2006 @ 10:41:55.812

Exception number: c0000005 (access violation)

 

*----> System Information <----*

Computer Name: U-C68A754D00A84

User Name: Savage

Terminal Session Id: 0

Number of Processors: 2

Processor Type: x86 Family 15 Model 2 Stepping 9

Windows Version: 5.1

Current Build: 2600

Service Pack: 2

Current Type: Multiprocessor Free

Registered Organization: U.S. Martial Arts

Registered Owner: Jason Scribner

 

*----> Task List <----*

0 System Process

4 System

740 smss.exe

796 csrss.exe

824 winlogon.exe

872 services.exe

884 lsass.exe

1056 Ati2evxx.exe

1072 svchost.exe

1148 svchost.exe

1252 svchost.exe

1348 svchost.exe

1448 svchost.exe

1648 spoolsv.exe

1796 ehRecvr.exe

1816 ehSched.exe

1896 Omniserv.exe

2036 svchost.exe

536 OPXPApp.exe

400 mcrdsvc.exe

1020 dllhost.exe

1432 alg.exe

4216 Ati2evxx.exe

4304 Explorer.EXE

4520 scureapp.exe

4528 VCDDaemon.exe

4544 CTFMON.EXE

4552 fdm.exe

4564 Help.exe

4948 gta_sa.exe

6044 drwtsn32.exe

*----> State Dump for Thread Id 0x1394 <----*

 

eax=00000000 ebx=00000000 ecx=00000000 edx=00000000 esi=00b6bd44 edi=0000001b

eip=004dd5a3 esp=0022fcd8 ebp=77d50a92 iopl=0 nv up ei ng nz ac pe cy

cs=001b ss=0023 ds=0023 es=0023 fs=003b gs=0000 efl=00200293

 

*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for C:\Program Files\Rockstar Games\GTA San Andreas\gta_sa.exe

function: gta_sa

004dd57d 0000 add [eax],al

004dd57f 0000 add [eax],al

004dd581 00803fc78424 add [eax+0x2484c73f],al

004dd587 c8000000 enter 0x0,0x0

004dd58b 0000 add [eax],al

004dd58d 0000 add [eax],al

004dd58f 895c2440 mov [esp+0x40],ebx

004dd593 8b8424f4000000 mov eax,[esp+0xf4]

004dd59a 83f865 cmp eax,0x65

004dd59d 8b0df800bd00 mov ecx,[gta_sa+0x7d00f8 (00bd00f8)]

FAULT ->004dd5a3 0fbe1401 movsx edx,byte ptr [ecx+eax] ds:0023:00000000=??

004dd5a7 899424ac000000 mov [esp+0xac],edx

004dd5ae 899c24ec000000 mov [esp+0xec],ebx

004dd5b5 db8424ac000000 fild dword ptr [esp+0xac]

004dd5bc d88424f8000000 fadd dword ptr [esp+0xf8]

004dd5c3 d95c2410 fstp dword ptr [esp+0x10]

004dd5c7 0f87a4160000 jnbe gta_sa+0xdec71 (004dec71)

004dd5cd 0fb6802ced4d00 movzx eax,byte ptr [eax+0x4ded2c]

004dd5d4 ff2485a0ec4d00 jmp dword ptr [gta_sa+0xdeca0 (004deca0)+eax*4]

004dd5db 53 push ebx

004dd5dc 6a3b push 0x3b

 

EDIT: when i sent the error report microsoft led me to take2's support page for San Andreas. They told me to download the patch, but when i tried to update it, it said it "couldn't find old file. A same file was found and no updates were made".

I'm having this exact same problem! I've re-installed 3 times, de-fragged, gone through error-checking, everything. What can we do to fix this?

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