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Go to solution Solved by Flachbau,

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So, I'm kinda in a weird spot right now.


I recently downloaded GTA III and SA, both of which I've purchased long, long ago. I got it from a site called GameFly, which allows you to buy games if you'd like. My III copy works fine, it's from the same site, but my SA doesn't work. I've tried using the compatibility options, but still found myself in the same situation. Most people say to delete the gta_sa.set file, but there's no such thing found in my document files.


What are my options? Should I reinstall and see if the problem persists? Or is there an alternative method?




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I didn't pirate it, bud. Re-read my post.


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I didn't pirate it, bud. Re-read my post.

Even still, GameFly sounds too shady to be good.

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GameFly is a company that's been around for years. I recommend you complete some research before throwing around false accusations.


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Hullian, gamefly is a perfectly legitimate company, please only post if you're going to provide support.



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Since the game never ran it had no chance to create a gta_sa.set file. the file is a config file holding information about your drivers, and controller settings, et cetera.

How does your machine com up to:

Intel Pentium 4 or AMD Athlon XP processor (or better)

• 384(+) MB of RAM

• <for DVD Disc> 16x DVD-ROM drive

• <for STEAM down load> Sony DADC SecuROM.

• 4.7 GB of free Hard Disk space for a full install

• ★ 128(+) MB Video Card with DirectX 9 compatible drivers ("GeForce4" or better)

• DirectX 9 compatible Surround Sound Card

• <Optional> Game pad with twin axis analog controls (USB or Joystick Port)

• Keyboard & Mouse


Are your games registered with STEAM?

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My specs are listed below. It's run just fine before, but now I seem to have this issue. If I can't solve the problem, I'll just spare $5 and buy a key from G2A. They're not registered with Steam, because they weren't purchased from Steam.

  • Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600
  • 4GB DDR2 RAM
  • MSI Radeon 6450 2GB
  • 250GB Western Digital Caviar Blue

I bought a new key for Steam, downloading it now, I'll let you know if I encounter the same issue.


Game works, thanks everyone.

Edited by Alchemist


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