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AlertTheRedCode

Why you shouldn't buy Steam version of SA

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AlertTheRedCode

Here's something why you shouldn't buy GTA SA in Steam.

 

-17 song tracks have been removed by radios.(Express Yourself,Woman to woman etc. due to expired song tracks)

-Resolution options removed(1080p)

-Saves from the old version are not compatible

+360 controller compatible (uh,at least this is good.)

-Not compatible with CLEO. (Boredom. Yeah. V3.0 LUL)

-The Frame Limiter now still breaks the game physics if it's turned off.(This includes not being able to dive,cars are heavier,which make the driving school impossible,a bug with walking weapons.)

 

 

I hope this convinces you not to buy the damn game on steam,CJ.

 

 

Edited by AlertTheRedCode

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B Dawg

You can get the Steam Version then downgrade it.

Frame Limiter being off always broke game physics regardless of version.

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HalfOfAKebab

Agreed. Buy a physical copy of v1.00 on eBay :).

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Inadequate

+360 controller compatible (uh,at least this is good.)

Not so good, not proper button prompts will appear in-game using a Xbox 360 controller, sadly.

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lil weasel

Regarding the Music, that has little to do with STEAM, Rockstar did not or could not Renew the Licenses for the music. So the music had to be deleted from any future sales, be it down load or Disc. It just happens that STEAM had control of STEAM Registered games so it had to delete the music via the patch.

 

Version 3 is the same save as V2. Unless a Mod affects it. the Chain Game and Mission Help proves that.

 

The game worked for 20 minutes, for me, then Windows 10 broke it and I could not get STEAM to uninstall and recover. (Got A REFUND).

 

Xbox Controller (Xbox One s wireless) screwed up my PC. I will stick with Logitech.

 

My v2 DVD cannot be read by the Windows 10. For whatever the reason W10 does not even see the disk in the drive. Other games are seen.

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AlertTheRedCode

 

+360 controller compatible (uh,at least this is good.)

 

Not so good, not proper button prompts will appear in-game using a Xbox 360 controller, sadly.I should've been more clear. It at least somehow supports the 360 controller, but not on me for some reason though.

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Official General

Like B Dawg said, you can very easily downgrade it to v.1 and all the missing songs are back, the frame limiter issue is fixed, 360 and PS3 pads can be used to play it, and you can mod it with everything. I done all of that with my Steam copy on PC.

 

I bought v2 on disc and I cannot downgrade it for some reason, I tried everything and it just won't downgrade. So I switched to a Steam copy and I was able to do it.

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gts.

 

 

+360 controller compatible (uh,at least this is good.)

Not so good, not proper button prompts will appear in-game using a Xbox 360 controller, sadly.
I should've been more clear. It at least somehow supports the 360 controller, but not on me for some reason though.

Yeah, it has Xbox 360 partially support.

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Nico

I bet OP just watched this video and wanted to somehow be productive.

 

 

 

However, one can downgrade and improve the Steam version by following some easy steps:

 

 

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Mitsuha

Will downgrading to v1 also prevent multiple crashing? I just bought SA on Steam last week, and my game sometimes crashes when I complete a mission or exit an interior.

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lil weasel

No. Downgrading is a modification of the games coding.

ANY modification may actually cause game crashing, depending on the skill of the hacker.

 

Downgrading is only needed when the player has the desire to Not just Play the game. It is intended to allow the "bricks" of a mod to function with the base game. A downgrader does not make a v2/3 game a version one. It only allows version one modifications to work.

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AlertTheRedCode

Will downgrading to v1 also prevent multiple crashing? I just bought SA on Steam last week, and my game sometimes crashes when I complete a mission or exit an interior.

I don't trust any downgrader anyway. Its purpose is make mods compatible to steam version, or something,I'm not really sure

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ULTIMANTE.CVNT

I bought Steam version 2 months ago. Can't complain. Even tho there are some bugs that were fixed in other versions. But Idc really. And you can add the tracks in the User Track folder. I don't have a downgraded game and will NEVER downgrade it. I once tried to downgrade it and it broke it. Couldn't even play it. The downgrader is just bullsh*t.

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Fluxion Cavalier

If you already bought the Steam version, just downgrade it, and run the Silent Patch. That's what I did, and it worked 100%. It was just like the original game (v1.0).

 

For anyone having problems with the downgrade:

If the downgrade failed, it's likely because your game was corrupted. Downgrading should only be done with a clean copy of the game. If this is a problem with the downgrader, then everyone would be having these same problems downgrading, not just you. As this isn't the case, suffice to say, the culprit is your corrupted game files.

 

Here's how to fix:

 

Uninstall GTA SA from Steam, and clean up any remaining GTA SA folders/files left on your computer after you've uninstalled it. Then, reinstall it via Steam. When that's done, open the SA downgrader, tick "Silent Patch", create a new folder on your desktop called "GTA San Andreas" (or whatever you want), and extract the downgraded game into that folder (don't override your Steam SA game directory). This is independent of your GTA SA Steam folder directory, and will protect against any more updates, should Steam release another update. The downgrade will create a desktop shortcut called "GTA San Andreas V1".

 

You can adjust some settings in Desktop/GTA San Andreas/scripts/SilentPatchSA.ini. Open it up with Notepad++, or whatever you have. 0=disabled, 1=enabled.

Edited by Fluxion Cavalier

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Gettin up

I bought it once but refunded after.

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LongLiveJojo

Yeah, the Steam version is crap. But I prefer playing on the Xbox 360. (Gives me that PS2 vibe lol)

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SuperKyou92

Bought a v2 physical copy on ebay, did a clean install and managed to downgrade to v1 plus installing mods too and it works like a charm :)

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zmudziak32

I play it on Steam, and no problems so far. I always make second folder and copy GTA San Andreas files and downgrade it so i can use bug fixes like SilentPatch, Ginput, Widescreen Fix etc.

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D9fred95

Well, the Steam version is essentially the PC version of the remaster so it's pretty obvious it'd be awful.

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nader91

downgrading to v1.00 is a MUST for the steam version + silentpatch that fixes things... then it becomes playable ^^

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gts.

Well, the Steam version is essentially the PC version of the remaster so it's pretty obvious it'd be awful.

But without those shiny and plastic graphics everywhere. The unique special and fancy thing from remaster is the vehicle reflections. Steam's version is the retail version but broken and with half of features removed. Edited by gts.

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A.C.M.

why would i buy steam version, i got plenty of local people who have copies bought back in the day to sell them now forward to the ones who will need new disc

Edited by ACM-Jan

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D9fred95

But without those shiny and plastic graphics everywhere. The unique special and fancy thing from remaster is the vehicle reflections. Steam's version is the retail version but broken and with half of features removed.

 

So the Steam version is even worse? If I didn't know better I'd think R* was trying to bury SA.

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gts.

So the Steam version is even worse? If I didn't know better I'd think R* was trying to bury SA.

Yup, it has some fixes in it but nothing that can "fix" the disaster that is. Look for a comparison on YouTube.

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