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GTA2 Windows 10 "Fix"

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Ok, using Toshiba-3's awesome guide/mod here as a base, I think I've found a legit crash-free fix for GTA 2 on modern Windows (in my case 10). Before hand, the game would freeze every 3 mins or so, forcing me to log out and log back in of my computer. After applying this method, no crashes so far. No guarantees it will work for anyone else, but I don't see why not:

 

1. First you need to install GTA 2 11.44. I don't know if I can link to it, but it shouldn't be hard to find.

2. Install Nglide. You can grab it from here.

3. Launch Nglide Configurator and adjust the settings so they match these, then apply, save and exit the program:
Screen resolution: By desktop
Aspect ratio: Preserve original
Refresh rate: By app (Default)
Vertical sync'
: On (Default)
Gamma correction: 0.8
3Dfx logo splash: Off

4. Go the GTA2 install directory and launch the GTA2Manager executable.

5. Go the video tab, and change the Screen Mode drop-down option from "Direct3D" to "3DFXGlide". While you're here, make sure Frame Rate Limiter is ticked.

6. Don't bother selecting a resolution, just click the GTA2 button and the game should load.

 

I've played for a few hours and no crashes at all, yet before it would hard freeze every 3 mins or so. Again, just a tip to try. It might actually work for someone else, besides me.

 

Full credit to Toshiba-3 as well as all the other talented people in the community.

 

EDIT: Also massive thanks and credits to Sektor and Vike for patching the game for all these years. You're both top blokes. Cheers!

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FulValBot

I'm playing gta2 without problems on my windows 10 anniversary update... and i have installed only gta2 from steam client, just this...

 

There are some slowdowns (and minor speed) with amd cpus... (all gpus nvidia and amd works just fine)

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TomRous

I'm playing gta2 without problems on my windows 10 anniversary update... and i have installed only gta2 from steam client, just this...

 

There are some slowdowns (and minor speed) with amd cpus... (all gpus nvidia and amd works just fine)

I looked for GTA 2 on Steam but i couldn´t find DOWNLOAD button. It is downloadable? I looked on R* web too (www.rockstargames.com/classics/) but this web is unavaiable. How to get it on Steam?

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it's not a free version, it was included with GTA Complete Pack (that still available on GMG, and include a steam key, but not for GTAV)

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Ok, using Toshiba-3's awesome guide/mod here as a base, I think I've found a legit crash-free fix for GTA 2 on modern Windows (in my case 10). Before hand, the game would freeze every 3 mins or so, forcing me to log out and log back in of my computer. After applying this method, no crashes so far. No guarantees it will work for anyone else, but I don't see why not:

 

1. First you need to install GTA 2 11.44. I don't know if I can link to it, but it shouldn't be hard to find.

2. Install Nglide. You can grab it from here.

3. Launch Nglide Configurator and adjust the settings so they match these, then apply, save and exit the program:

Screen resolution: By desktop

Aspect ratio: Preserve original

Refresh rate: By app (Default)

Vertical sync': On (Default)

Gamma correction: 0.8

3Dfx logo splash: Off

4. Go the GTA2 install directory and launch the GTA2Manager executable.

5. Go the video tab, and change the Screen Mode drop-down option from "Direct3D" to "3DFXGlide". While you're here, make sure Frame Rate Limiter is ticked.

6. Don't bother selecting a resolution, just click the GTA2 button and the game should load.

 

I've played for a few hours and no crashes at all, yet before it would hard freeze every 3 mins or so. Again, just a tip to try. It might actually work for someone else, besides me.

 

Full credit to Toshiba-3 as well as all the other talented people in the community.

 

EDIT: Also massive thanks and credits to Sektor and Vike for patching the game for all these years. You're both top blokes. Cheers!

Use widescreen fix by ThirteenAG if you have a 1920x1080 Resolution Here: https://thirteenag.github.io/wfp

Download File and Extract them and play the game

Edited by Sektor

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Sektor

Pretty sure Steam version has the same compatibility as classics version or 11.44, so if those don't work for you then Steam version won't work either. I don't have the Steam version so I can't confirm that but I doubt Rockstar fixed it in any way.

Edited by Sektor

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FulValBot

steam version and rockstar free version are the same version... only retail version is different

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NoNameBandit

I have the game on CD, but it ran like poop on W10 for me. I needed 11.44 just to get the game to start.

Edited by Sektor

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WeaponApe

Ok, using Toshiba-3's awesome guide/mod here as a base, I think I've found a legit crash-free fix for GTA 2 on modern Windows (in my case 10). Before hand, the game would freeze every 3 mins or so, forcing me to log out and log back in of my computer. After applying this method, no crashes so far. No guarantees it will work for anyone else, but I don't see why not:

 

1. First you need to install GTA 2 11.44. I don't know if I can link to it, but it shouldn't be hard to find.

2. Install Nglide. You can grab it from here.

3. Launch Nglide Configurator and adjust the settings so they match these, then apply, save and exit the program:

Screen resolution: By desktop

Aspect ratio: Preserve original

Refresh rate: By app (Default)

Vertical sync': On (Default)

Gamma correction: 0.8

3Dfx logo splash: Off

4. Go the GTA2 install directory and launch the GTA2Manager executable.

5. Go the video tab, and change the Screen Mode drop-down option from "Direct3D" to "3DFXGlide". While you're here, make sure Frame Rate Limiter is ticked.

6. Don't bother selecting a resolution, just click the GTA2 button and the game should load.

I've done all this, but come to a halt at 5. In the Screen Mode drop-down, there is no option for anything other than 3DFXGlide, even after installing it.

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FulValBot

use dgvoodoo2, not nglide

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WeaponApe

I downloaded it and read the readme, and I can't understand anything or how to possibly apply it to a game. :(

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delete dis account l8r

DgVoodoo is the best as there are no glitches.

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FulValBot

yep, and i've enabled scanline emulation

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jacka

I downloaded it and read the readme, and I can't understand anything or how to possibly apply it to a game. :(

Drop Nglide into your GTA2 folder, then try loading the game's launcher (step 5). Or use Dgvoodoo2 as the other guy said (adjust the settings, then drop the required files into the game's install directory, like with Nglide).

 

yep, and i've enabled scanline emulation

I'm personally not a fan of scanline emulation. It doesn't look right.

 

Does the new widescreen patch work with this? Anyone tried?

Edited by jacka

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Sektor

It's not compatible with thirteenag's widescreen patch, I just get "Videomode 16x16x16 is not available". Not surprising considering that patch was written for direct3d and it uses a modified ddraw.dll file. It would be awesome if they could be combined.

 

As for nglide or any other glide wrapper...

 

I used GTA2 v11.44. The gta2manager selector and resolution choices are always blank on my Windows 10 system. To test out glide, I needed to import this registry key http://gtamp.com/GTA2/glide.reg.

 

 

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\DMA Design Ltd\GTA2\Screen]"rendername"="3dfx.dll""videoname"="dmaglide.dll"
If I run gta2manager again, it resets to direct3d.

 

GTA2 already runs fast and stable with direct3d for me, so I would only be using glide for the improved colour depth.

Edited by Sektor

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FulValBot

If you got "Videomode 16x16x16 is not available" error try to start Gta2 Manager and Gta2.exe with Xp sp3 compatibility mode only the first time

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jacka

@ Sektor: That's a shame about the widescreen patch. Thanks. As for Nglide/Voodoo2 not showing up in gtamanager, it works fine on my W10 system (64 bit, Creator's update):

 

gta2.png

 

No compatibility modes have been enabled. No idea why it isn't working on your system.

 

EDIT: Sorry re-read, it still shows up and sticks after restarting. Have you tried it with admin rights?

 

EDIT2: Did some testing. Nglide and this widescreen patch both use their own ddraw.dll. One won't work with the other, as Sektor has already said. I tested the widescreen patch and it worked, but I got slight stuttering. Restored the nglide files, and no stutter, but back to 4:3.

Edited by jacka

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Commander238

Hi, there is a way to run stable GTA2 with the Widescreen patch in Windows 10:

 

1. Install the latest widescreen patch to the GTA2 directory.
2. Click on Start & type optionalfeatures & press Enter

The dialog "Turn windows features on or off" appears.
Enable Legacy Components -> DirectPlay

3. Change the compatibility settings of all GTA executables - reduce the color mode to 16Bit color (65536)

Or there is a .reg file, which modifies the compatibility settings (the path may be different):

REGEDIT4

 

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\AppCompatFlags\Layers]
"C:\\Program Files (x86)\\Steam\\SteamApps\\Common\\Grand Theft Auto 2\\gta2 manager.exe"="~ 16BITCOLOR"
"C:\\Program Files (x86)\\Steam\\SteamApps\\Common\\Grand Theft Auto 2\\gta2.exe"="~ 16BITCOLOR"
"C:\\Program Files (x86)\\Steam\\SteamApps\\Common\\Grand Theft Auto 2\\GTA2manager.exe"="~ 16BITCOLOR"
 

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Sheri

hello guys, I'm from Germany.

 

A few weeks ago I could play online with my mathe. We used the gamehunter-tool for this. Now we wanted to do this again, but it doesn't work anymore. First problem, when I try to use the widescreen fix from thirteen the game will crash when I try to launch it, second, if I don't use the widescreen fix the game will launch/start in singleplayer-mode, but when I try to join the game in a online session of my mate with gamehunter the lobbyscreen will freeze and crash in gamehunter. I'm using the most actual version of windows 10, I  believe it could be the reason for the widescreen-problem and maybe for the problem to play online with gamehunter too. Is anyone playing gta2 with widescreen fix and newest version of windows 10? And is anyone playing successful online with gamehunter and windows 10?

 

regards from Germany

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Sektor

The widescreen patch will cause desync in multiplayer. It definitely won’t sync if only one side uses it. It wasn’t designed for multiplayer, so just don’t use it.

 

The GTA2 lobby freezes when some network ports are open but not all of them. This also happens when UPnP doesn’t work right, so disable UPnP.

Edited by Sektor

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On 12/20/2018 at 7:32 PM, Sektor said:

The widescreen patch will cause desync in multiplayer. It definitely won’t sync if only one side uses it. It wasn’t designed for multiplayer, so just don’t use it.

 

The GTA2 lobby freezes when some network ports are open but not all of them. This also happens when UPnP doesn’t work right, so disable UPnP.

Is the widescreenfix generally working for you? In the past it worked for me in single and multiplayer, my mate uses it too, but now the game won't launch with the widescreenfix, it starts with a black screen and crashes to the desktop and I don't know why (singleplayer) if I delete the widescreenfix from thirteen the game starts again.
 

okay the online problem is solved. my mate has fail with his port forwarding, now it works. but for me the widescreen fix doesn't work and I don't know why

EDIT2: my problem with the widescreen fix is now solved too. The problem was that my monitor is running on 2560x1080 / 21:9 format and it's more than 1080p and it seems to be a problem with the widescreen fix. but someone postet here the solution https://github.com/UCyborg/LegacyD3DResolutionHack/releases just copy the files in the main gta2 folder and it works with higher resolutions!! IM HAPPY NOW!! merry christmas to all

 

Edited by Sheri
online mode work's now again, second edit now my widescreen fix works too!!

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Sheri

another new problem 😞

 

I installed the newest version of thirteens widescreenfix and I used the d3dresolutionhack, now my game starts with 21:9 format in 2560x1080 but when I drive a very fast car I have graphic problems, maybe anyone knows a solution?


I'm using windows 10, with a nividia 980gtx ti, newest updates and drivers are installed

 

 

EDIT: Problem is now solved. you can read the things here

https://github.com/ThirteenAG/WidescreenFixesPack/issues/564

Edited by Sheri
problem now solved

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DEALUX

I'm getting 19 FPS or less in this game with all of the fixes. Unplayable for me. Perhaps it is due to the 165 Hz refresh rate of my monitor. Can't seem to be able to disable v-sync.

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FulValBot

I think that this game is good only with a 60hz of refresh rate and without widescreen patch...

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Sektor

Widescreen patch does decrease performance a bit, probably because it's not just a patch, it attaches a live debugger and patches in realtime. It performs better in window mode for me but I've only really used the widescreen patch out of curiosity, I always go back to normal.

 

I only have a 60Hz monitor, so I haven't tried GTA2 at higher rates. The game is capped at 30 FPS.

Edited by Sektor

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jacka

I wonder, would playing it in windowed and then forcing it borderless windowed give you full screen *without* the cost of performance degradation?

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