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Are any of you playing GTA San Andreas on Windows Vista?

 

I have windows vista but have not installed GTA San Andreas onto my computer yet, I was wondering if anybody our there had and what they thought of it on the new operating system!

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Are any of you playing GTA San Andreas on Windows Vista?

 

I have windows vista but have not installed GTA San Andreas onto my computer yet, I was wondering if anybody our there had and what they thought of it on the new operating system!

I don't think gta sa will work on Vista.

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Are any of you playing GTA San Andreas on Windows Vista?

 

I have windows vista but have not installed GTA San Andreas onto my computer yet, I was wondering if anybody our there had and what they thought of it on the new operating system!

I don't think gta sa will work on Vista.

Ok, you may be right but have you actually tried it? I went onto a gaming website where they have tried it on Vista and it plays perfectly fine, they said they had no problems with the game! Whooo, go GTA!

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Are any of you playing GTA San Andreas on Windows Vista?

 

I have windows vista but have not installed GTA San Andreas onto my computer yet, I was wondering if anybody our there had and what they thought of it on the new operating system!

I don't think gta sa will work on Vista.

Ok, you may be right but have you actually tried it? I went onto a gaming website where they have tried it on Vista and it plays perfectly fine, they said they had no problems with the game! Whooo, go GTA!

No, I have tried Vista I don't like it. Remember how old San Andreas game is it was made in 2005 for pc and obvisouly the only operating system that will work with SA is Windows XP. I still have XP it's still good.

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Windows 98 or XP compatibility mode should help, but I've still heard bad things about the Vista - SA combination.

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Windows 98 or XP compatibility mode should help, but I've still heard bad things about the Vista - SA combination.

I suppose so, but one gaming site has said that they have already tried San Andreas and they said it works really well, I dont think that there will be any problems with i once I have out it onto Vista.

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It should be the same as on windows xp unless your drivers aren't working properly yet or your computer sucks. Limited user accounts could have problems due to the security control thing, but most of the time it is best to use an admin account for anything related to games anyway.

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it works on Vista but the refresh rate is stuck at 60hz whatever you try sad.gif

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Yesterday I brought a copy of SA for my PC which has Vista. It says on the box it runs on 2000 / XP / Vista. I can report that it runs pefectly without and problems. I also didn't touch the compatibility mode in the properties of the .exe either.

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it works on Vista but the refresh rate is stuck at 60hz whatever you try sad.gif

Is your computer very old, because I heard something about Vista running games slower than XP. In the long run this should be sorted out, but I just wondered whether you could confirm this?

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You shouldn't have any problems playing this or most other late titles on Vista unless you need hardware upgrades. Vista will use more resources in some cases so RAM, CPU, GPU, and even the Motherboard needs to be up to par.

 

I run a custom Laptop (Vista OS) with GTA:SA, BF2, and HL2 all installed and don't even lag.

 

AMD Turion 64 X2 Dual-Core TL-64

2GB (2x1GB) PC5300

NVIDIA GeForce GO 7600 256MB

60GB 7200RPM SATA150

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Windows 98 or XP compatibility mode should help, but I've still heard bad things about the Vista - SA combination.

Win 98 compatibility mode will absolutly not work. SA is for win 2k or xp, not 98.

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Well, I'm *trying* to run GTA:SA under Vista, but not having much luck.

 

My machine is about a year old. When I ran SA under Windows XP SP2, it ran smooth as silk.

 

I upgraded to WinXP 64 bit. SA got unhappy, and started running very, very choppy. Put a couple of explosions on the screen, and you could bog down to 1 frame every 2 or 3 seconds. I futzed with the video settings and stuff, but nothing worked. Oh well... I needed to do other things anyway.

 

Upgraded again last week to Vista Ultimate. Figured I'd give SA a try again. It installs without any problems. However, when I try to run the game I get a most curious error message:

 

"Please remove disc from current CD/DVD drive and insert the original

disc

in another drive ?:."

 

Formatted just like that, with the question mark at the end and everything.

 

Nevermind I only have one DVD drive, or that I just ran the install program off that same drive. Anyway, I've messed around with reinstalling and adminstrator and emulation without any luck, so I'm going to check here. Wish me luck.

 

UPDATE - Turns out that was an error code from SecurROM. With that as a clue I did some hardware jiggling and got SA running and happy again. Looks like the frame rates are back to normal, too. rah.gifrah.gif

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Well, I'm *trying* to run GTA:SA under Vista, but not having much luck.

 

My machine is about a year old. When I ran SA under Windows XP SP2, it ran smooth as silk.

 

I upgraded to WinXP 64 bit. SA got unhappy, and started running very, very choppy. Put a couple of explosions on the screen, and you could bog down to 1 frame every 2 or 3 seconds. I futzed with the video settings and stuff, but nothing worked. Oh well... I needed to do other things anyway.

 

Upgraded again last week to Vista Ultimate. Figured I'd give SA a try again. It installs without any problems. However, when I try to run the game I get a most curious error message:

 

"Please remove disc from current CD/DVD drive and insert the original

disc

in another drive ?:."

 

Formatted just like that, with the question mark at the end and everything.

 

Nevermind I only have one DVD drive, or that I just ran the install program off that same drive. Anyway, I've messed around with reinstalling and adminstrator and emulation without any luck, so I'm going to check here. Wish me luck.

 

UPDATE - Turns out that was an error code from SecurROM. With that as a clue I did some hardware jiggling and got SA running and happy again. Looks like the frame rates are back to normal, too. rah.gifrah.gif

Cool maybe you need to upgrade some of your components inside the computer if it lagging too much that the only thing I can think of!

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You shouldn't have any problems playing this or most other late titles on Vista unless you need hardware upgrades. Vista will use more resources in some cases so RAM, CPU, GPU, and even the Motherboard needs to be up to par.

 

I run a custom Laptop (Vista OS) with GTA:SA, BF2, and HL2 all installed and don't even lag.

 

AMD Turion 64 X2 Dual-Core TL-64

2GB (2x1GB) PC5300

NVIDIA GeForce GO 7600 256MB

60GB 7200RPM SATA150

Nice specs mate. Am running on Intel Core Duo, 2GB of RAM, NVIDIA Geforce 7950 GX2and have 500GB hard drive! LOL along with Vista Business. Everything is running so smoothly and is a lot better than XP, only problem is th drivers on everything are not all updated! LOL! But yeah I like Vista and there are/have been no major issues with it yet.

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Yeah, I'm playing GTA: San Andreas on Vista, and I'm gonna play it right now! biggrin.gifbiggrin.gif

LOL! Cool, does it run just as well on vista as it does on xp?

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Yeah, I'm playing GTA: San Andreas on Vista, and I'm gonna play it right now! biggrin.gif  biggrin.gif

LOL! Cool, does it run just as well on vista as it does on xp?

Well, I haven't tried GTA: San Andreas on windows XP, i think it is pretty same

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Yeah, I'm playing GTA: San Andreas on Vista, and I'm gonna play it right now! biggrin.gif  biggrin.gif

LOL! Cool, does it run just as well on vista as it does on xp?

Well, I haven't tried GTA: San Andreas on windows XP, i think it is pretty same

Cool, thanks man!

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Yeah, I'm playing GTA: San Andreas on Vista, and I'm gonna play it right now! biggrin.gif  biggrin.gif

LOL! Cool, does it run just as well on vista as it does on xp?

Well, I haven't tried GTA: San Andreas on windows XP, i think it is pretty same

Cool, thanks man!

colgate.gif thanks friend colgate.gif

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My XP computer updated it's Video Drivers. Since then almost everything except cutscenes run slow. CJ is cut to pieces before he can turn around.

 

bought a new computer with Vista: Boy do I dislike it.

regarding SA. I have 'sheets' of alphabet as background to the dagger selector on the menues. The letters have sparkling picels.some letters not even visible. Triangular outlines on scenes. and game runs poorly.

 

re vista, I have other games which I frequently copy the save files into other folders for replay. Took forever to find the save files, because Vista dosen't want the user to access 'valuable' files for deletiion..,

I consider Vista as definately User UNfriendly to experienced users cry.gif .

 

 

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ajb123644
My XP computer updated it's Video Drivers. Since then almost everything except cutscenes run slow. CJ is cut to pieces before he can turn around.

 

bought a new computer with Vista: Boy do I dislike it.

regarding SA. I have 'sheets' of alphabet as background to the dagger selector on the menues. The letters have sparkling picels.some letters not even visible. Triangular outlines on scenes. and game runs poorly.

 

re vista, I have other games which I frequently copy the save files into other folders for replay. Took forever to find the save files, because Vista dosen't want the user to access 'valuable' files for deletiion..,

I consider Vista as definately User UNfriendly to experienced users cry.gif .

Ok... I dont know whnat has happened with your copy of San Andreas but it doesnt sound good. Hopefully it wont happen to everyones copy when and if they get Vista!

Um yeah I see your point, Vista is extremely sensitive with the idea of security. It is in fact rather good, but I suppose for what you are trying to do it can be really annoying. I think that I will have to agree with you there, but I dont go into folders in prgramme files that often.

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Yeah, I'm playing GTA: San Andreas on Vista, and I'm gonna play it right now! biggrin.gif  biggrin.gif

LOL! Cool, does it run just as well on vista as it does on xp?

Well, I haven't tried GTA: San Andreas on windows XP, i think it is pretty same

Cool, thanks man!

colgate.gif thanks friend colgate.gif

Ahh, you're welcome. smile.gif

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Last time I checked v.2 ran on vista

Cool. Hopefully the frames should be sorted out for Vista in a few months time...

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Thanks to all of the people who have written in this topic. Remeber that if there are people out there who are playing San Andreas on Vista then put your mark here and tell us what you think of it!

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I'm playing GTA:SA on Vista too. It works perfect and I didn't set Compactibility Mode to XP. I get some lag when I fly through the clouds but it's OK. And on XP I could play on 1280x1024 with low fx quality, but on Vista I can play on 1024x768 with low FX quality, but I don't see much difference. But I have one problem wih SA-MP. I downloaded access violation fix, but still when I exit SA-MP I get lot of access violation errors. But I can stop them easily.

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I'm playing GTA:SA on Vista too. It works perfect and I didn't set Compactibility Mode to XP. I get some lag when I fly through the clouds but it's OK. And on XP I could play on 1280x1024 with low fx quality, but on Vista I can play on 1024x768 with low FX quality, but I don't see much difference. But I have one problem wih SA-MP. I downloaded access violation fix, but still when I exit SA-MP I get lot of access violation errors. But I can stop them easily.

What do the violation errors do? And how do you stop them?

I think that Microsoft will fix the lag issues on Vista in the near future but it all seems to be well and good.

Do you run the game in administrator mode? That might solve the problem.

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yea i got the same problem as lil weasel i got a new copy of san andreas last week and my Laptop is a winows vista prenium the san andreas has alphats in the background sluggish reactions and gameplay and keep fluttering and flashing :angry:NOT Only that but the game will reguralry stop working u

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What do the violation errors do?  And how do you stop them?

I think that Microsoft will fix the lag issues on Vista in the near future but it all seems to be well and good.

Do you run the game in administrator mode?  That might solve the problem.

I don't know what those errors do. I stop them with task manager. I find sa-mp.exe process and press End Process. I tried to run the game in Administrator mode, but it didn't help.

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