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GTA 3 Does Not Launch, Is My Solution Legal ?


Ardabas34

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I have an original copy of GTA 3. It is non steam, I bought it years ago.

The problem is that Windows 10 does not launch games like GTA 3 because appearently from my research, these old games used to have a security program

there are old games on CD-Rom that have DRM. This DRM stuff is also deeply embedded in your system, and that's where Windows 10 says 'sorry, we cannot allow that, because that would be a possible loophole for computer viruses.' That's why there are a couple of games from 2003-2008 with Securom, etc. that simply don't run without a no-CD patch or some such. We can just not support that if it's a possible danger for our users. There are a couple of patches from developers already, and there is stuff like GOG where you'll find versions of those games that work."

 

I found this that says it is now legal for games with dead DRM's to be launched with no/cd cracks, is this true ?

https://www.kitguru.net/channel/generaltech/matthew-wilson/single-player-games-with-dead-drm-servers-ruled-dmca-exempt/

 

If it is not what else can I do to play the game I paid for ?

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This is really common issue if you use high DPI settings. You just need to fix this from the exe compatibility settings (you can axxess them by right click -> properties -> compatibility

high-dpi-scaling-override-windows10-1803

 

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Thank you for the try but unfortunately I have tried this solution before. I had been checking the whole internet before opening this topic.

 

Also, why would it be related to that anyway ? Like I said the root of the problem is Windows 10 not allowing. That's why there are a couple of games from 2003-2008 with Securom, etc. that simply don't run without a no-CD patch or some such.

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6 minutes ago, Ardabas34 said:

Thank you for the try but unfortunately I have tried this solution before. I had been checking the whole internet before opening this topic.

 

Also, why would it be related to that anyway ? Like I said the root of the problem is Windows 10 not allowing. That's why there are a couple of games from 2003-2008 with Securom, etc. that simply don't run without a no-CD patch or some such.

If you use Silent patch and copy all audio files to the audio folder on your hard drive this won't be a problem

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1 hour ago, Ardabas34 said:

Hmm thank you, what is ''Silent patch''s difference than a no-cd crack ?

The difference is that you don't know if the crack is reliable so with silent patch you should be able to use the original exe. + Silent patch provides many bug fixes that you won't get with the crack anyway

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