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GTA 2 Disc Version Wont start


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I have a PC version of GTA 2 it is intalled and the disc is in perfect condition but when I start the game it doesn't even pop up. When I look at task manager it pops up briefly than disappearsmIcan try all I want but nothing.

 

I am running

Windows 10 Single Language

2GB Ram

1.86GHZ

Dell Inspiron 1525

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The game was meant to be played on older systems like Win 98 or Me. That is why Rockstar published another version 14 years ago which is compatible with at least Win XP. That version works fine on Win 7, so I think it should also work on newer systems too. Otherwise you can always try to install it on some virtual machine with older OS.

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I have a PC version of GTA 2 it is intalled and the disc is in perfect condition but when I start the game it doesn't even pop up. When I look at task manager it pops up briefly than disappearsmIcan try all I want but nothing.

 

I am running

Windows 10 Single Language

2GB Ram

1.86GHZ

Dell Inspiron 1525

Actually I managed to get the original CD version to run on Windows 7 64 bit right now...

 

What I did was making an image of it with ImgBurn and then mount it with Virtual CloneDrive as a virtual drive. I installed it and it runs pretty smoothly now. You need to have either the CD or the Virtual CD mounted in order to play.

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Windows 10 doesn't support SafeDisc, the mechanism that a huge amount of older games from the late 90's and early 00's use to detect if the disc is present when the game starts. This is also true for Windows 7, 8 and 8.1 if updated to a version after mid-2015, however it is possible to re-enable SafeDisc support on these operating systems.

 

GTA 2 and 3 use SafeDisc. It is therefore impossible to legally run the original disc versions of GTA 2 and 3 on Windows 10.

 

Your options are as follows:

 

1. Find a no-CD exe online. These have the SafeDisc check removed, and are technically illegal; however, Microsoft suggests this as one of the solutions to the SafeDisc issue on their website. You may still need the original CD for the music, depending on the version you download.

 

2. Find a copy of the version Rockstar released for free. This was updated to work with Windows XP. It was available on their website until a few years ago, but has since been removed.

 

3. Wait until it gets another official digital release, with SafeDisc removed. GTA 3 is available on Steam, but GTA 2 is not currently officially digitally available anywhere.

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