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I dont get that when u said about when the cd spins and dont stop spinnin, well i have a problem wer it spins and wont stop spinnin and game doesnt come and u sed to go on www.take2games.com and well i click on it and den wer do i go????

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I dont get that when u said about when the cd spins and dont stop spinnin, well i have a problem wer it spins and wont stop spinnin and game doesnt come and u sed to go on www.take2games.com and well i click on it and den wer do i go????

Rightio. Take2Games tech support for newbies then. tounge.gif

 

Go to Take2Games.com. Click the 'support' button at the top of the page. Choose 'Grand Theft Auto Vice City (*platform here*) from the drop-down menu. Under 'Options for Grand Theft Auto: Vice Ci..', click the 'Technical Help' link. Choose your appropriate problem from the list.

 

Viola.

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Official Bug List for GTA Vice City - PC Version

 

 

Problem #15:

After installing Windows XP Pro with SP2, English version, and then installing Vice City, VC will not run after installation - instead, when clicking the icon to start, the Play CD spins and the pointer icon turns into a spinning-CD symbol, but the game never starts. (And the pointer never goes back to normal until restarting Windows.)

 

Solution: The next time the PC was started after installing the game, I noticed that a new piece of hardware was trying to install, called "secdrv." Go to Device Manager, look for a big yellow ? mark to indicate hardware with no driver, and there was secdrv. Deleted secdrv from the Device Manager and the game started up fine after.

 

Posted by chaucerwatch on 22 April '05.

 

Alternatively - My fix was to go to the main program "gta-vc" in C:\Program Files\Rockstar Games\Grand Theft Auto Vice City\gta-vc.exe. Right Click on it and choose Properties. Select Compatibility tab and change the Compatibility Mode to Run this program in compatibility mode for: then change to "Windows 98 / Windows ME".

 

Posted by babypotato on 2 May '05.

 

 

 

 

I've tried both of these solutions with no change in result. I still cannot start GTA.

 

In my case, I had GTA-VC running on my older PC. I just purchased a new PC and did a fresh install. It works on the old PC and not on the new PC. There are many differences between the 2 systems, but I can confirm the Media is OK.

 

The two most obvious differences - OLD PC: CD rom and XP SP1; New PC DVD-R and XP SP2

 

I have seen this error posted by many people in a number of forums, but nobody has any suggestions that seem to address the root cause.

 

Help! I love my GTA and I am missing it!

 

 

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I've tried both of these solutions with no change in result. I still cannot start GTA.

 

In my case, I had GTA-VC running on my older PC. I just purchased a new PC and did a fresh install. It works on the old PC and not on the new PC. There are many differences between the 2 systems, but I can confirm the Media is OK.

 

The two most obvious differences - OLD PC: CD rom and XP SP1; New PC DVD-R and XP SP2

 

I have seen this error posted by many people in a number of forums, but nobody has any suggestions that seem to address the root cause.

 

Help! I love my GTA and I am missing it!

I agree, I've not yet seen a solution that works 100% of the time. I guess the solution I've seen work more often is the one in which you change the running mode to Windows 98.

 

Seeing as you're basically posting a problem, you'd be better off posting a whole new topic in these troubleshooting forums. You'll get a wider response, and hence a larger chance of coming to a viable solution.

 

I'm afraid I've got no other solutions. You'll have to hope someone else who's encountered the problem has come up with a way of fixing it.

 

If you do manage to find a solution, be it on these forums or otherwise, I'd appreciate it if you could take the time to PM me the solution or post it on these forums. It'd be most appreciated. smile.gif

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The player spinning solution makes no reference to rogue controllers even though that is the issue 100% of the time. Also, less technical bugs like that Cuban clothes pickup would be helpful as well.
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The player spinning solution makes no reference to rogue controllers even though that is the issue 100% of the time. Also, less technical bugs like that Cuban clothes pickup would be helpful as well.

Surely not 100%... tounge.gif

 

OK, I added it. I really should have done that a lot earlier, so thanks for reminding me Dem.

 

And I'll get 'round the the more gameplay related bugs later on perhaps. Sorry to all who are inconvienced, but a teenage life, unfortunately, is not all 'fun and games'.

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I have the Win XP SP2 problem. Is it just because I have SP2? It worked fine before.

Also, I notice that on the bottom of the box, where the compatability area is, it says "Wndows XP (Home and Professional, Service Pack 1 required)" Does this mean that it is not compatible with SP2.

 

Your help is appreciated,

Chris

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I just tried the compatability mode fix and it don't work and the PC isn't mine so I don't think I'll be fiddling with drivers.

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Did you look at the other SP2 fix???

 

 

Solution: The next time the PC was started after installing the game, I noticed that a new piece of hardware was trying to install, called "secdrv." Go to Device Manager, look for a big yellow ? mark to indicate hardware with no driver, and there was secdrv. Deleted secdrv from the Device Manager and the game started up fine after.

 

At least see if that "device" is installed...

 
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Also, I notice that on the bottom of the box, where the compatability area is, it says "Wndows XP (Home and Professional, Service Pack 1 required)" Does this mean that it is not compatible with SP2.

No, it's because when the box was manufactured, Service Pack 2 wasn't released yet. Service Pack 1 was the latest, so that's what the box says is a minimum requirement.

 

I personally have Vice City PC on XP SP2, and it works fine.

 

Regarding the topic - I've just spent an hour or two completely fixing up the topic. I added credit links to all the appropriate people, and I got rid of those rather useless 'solutions' which just said to look at Take2 Games. And I made the topic look a lot tider and neater and all that jazz. smile.gif

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On problem #7 the solution mention that Window Blinds prevents the game from starting. That is not 100% correct. I been using version 4.5 build 185 since late last year and VC works fine for me. I know WB have some issues with other programs like Photoshop CS and stuff. Just wanted to clear that up.

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On problem #7 the solution mention that Window Blinds prevents the game from starting.  That is not 100% correct.  I been using version 4.5 build 185 since late last year and VC works fine for me.  I know WB have some issues with other programs like Photoshop CS and stuff.  Just wanted to clear that up.

Ta.

 

Problem #7 changed from:

 

For Window Blinds users, you must disable Window Blinds. Otherwise GTA Vice City will not run.

to:

 

For Window Blinds users, you may have to disable it. Window Blinds sometimes causes conflict with GTA Vice City.

 

And credit given. smile.gif

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Hi,

 

A solution that may or may not be related to problem 12...

 

I bought GTA:VC PC today and saw the direct results of problem 12. Following the advice of changing the compatibility mode to Windows 98 / ME and getting the 1.1 patch, I was still having issues where the GTA:VC window would keep minimizing. It turns out the culprit was Folding@Home, a distributed computing program similar to SETI@Home. They seem aware of this conflict between their graphical client and other programs (Sim City 4 was mentioned), but I'm three-for-three with this. If F@H was open, GTA:VC wouldn't work. If F@H was closed, it did.

 

Hope this may help someone!

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Hi,

 

A solution that may or may not be related to problem 12...

 

I bought GTA:VC PC today and saw the direct results of problem 12. Following the advice of changing the compatibility mode to Windows 98 / ME and getting the 1.1 patch, I was still having issues where the GTA:VC window would keep minimizing. It turns out the culprit was Folding@Home, a distributed computing program similar to SETI@Home. They seem aware of this conflict between their graphical client and other programs (Sim City 4 was mentioned), but I'm three-for-three with this. If F@H was open, GTA:VC wouldn't work. If F@H was closed, it did.

 

Hope this may help someone!

Thanks mate, I've added it to the listed solutions, and provided a link to the source (you). smile.gif

 

Just a general note, it's much appreciated when you guys take a little time to post your own working solutions to problems you've encountered. So cheers, and keep up the good work contributing to the community. smile.gif

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I think i may have something to say about problem 12. After installing GTA VC on my pc, i was confronted with the same " spinning cd by the mouse pointer " problem. I looked up on these forums about a possible solution and before i could try any, i had solved my problem.

 

It was norton anti-virus 2005. If you have any anti-virus program running, try disabling it. Although i had to uninstall it, disabling it or any other anti-virus you may be running could just solve your problem.

 

Not only did it solve this problem, but i also managed to get " Enter The Matrix " to run, which had benn sitting on a shelf gathering dust until today.

Hoorah! happy.gif

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I think i may have something to say about problem 12. After installing GTA VC on my pc, i was confronted with the same " spinning cd by the mouse pointer " problem. I looked up on these forums about a possible solution and before i could try any, i had solved my problem.

 

It was norton anti-virus 2005. If you have any anti-virus program running, try disabling it. Although i had to uninstall it, disabling it or any other anti-virus you may be running could just solve your problem.

 

Not only did it solve this problem, but i also managed to get " Enter The Matrix " to run, which had benn sitting on a shelf gathering dust until today.

Hoorah! happy.gif

Thanks. smile.gif

 

Solution added, guide updated, solution sourced.

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Hey,

 

One solution for Problem #4: I have a geforce fx5200 and had the problem#4 before.

I tried everything that this forum contained, and nothing helped. The solution is: Video drivers! I realised that new nVIDIA drivers are NOT working good with GTA VC. The new driver set made my gameplay a nightmare (video locks up, sound plays and after some time, the game unfreezes, repeatedly).

I tried the old video driver (61.76 version nVIDIA geforce driver), and with that, the game never freezed, no weird or laggy graphics. It was working for me, try it if anything else fails.

 

Levigas

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Hey,

 

One solution for Problem #4: I have a geforce fx5200 and had the problem#4 before.

I tried everything that this forum contained, and nothing helped. The solution is: Video drivers! I realised that new nVIDIA drivers are NOT working good with GTA VC. The new driver set made my gameplay a nightmare (video locks up, sound plays and after some time, the game unfreezes, repeatedly).

I tried the old video driver (61.76 version nVIDIA geforce driver), and with that, the game never freezed, no weird or laggy graphics. It was working for me, try it if anything else fails.

 

Levigas

Hello, and thank you for posting your alternative solution. It's very much appreciated. smile.gif

 

I've added it to the front page and supplied a link to the solution source (your post).

 

Cheers.

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>>Textures take too long to load, or when loading a saved game or starting a new one, the 'loading' screen (pink text) remains on screen for ages.

 

Solution: Turn frame limiter on. If it's already on, turn it off. <<

 

I think this is me, and yeah, I saved my game at the Ice Cream Factory.

 

What is the frame limiter, and will this tactic work, despite the fact that I saved at the ICF? I'm playing on PC, Windows XP.

 

Brand new games start up just fine, and I also have a game saved at Copland. It's just killing me that I might have to take up the game from an earlier point, as it took me a million years to complete Demolition Man, and I have a ton of money. cry.gif

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Better suited for a new topic, but we'll overlook that this one time. smile.gif

 

Try it! No point lulling around waiting for someone else to tell you if it's going to work! The Cherry Poppers glitch is very rare - I've personally never encountered it and I am unsure as to whether it merits its own glitch in this topic (but that's another matter).

 

The frame limiter (quite literally) limits the amount of frames shown per second. If you've got a half-decent PC, this will provide smoother gameplay. If your PC is a little shoddy, it will mean slower gameplay.

 

Unfortunately, the fact that your new games start up fine indicates that it is indeed something to do with a specific saved game.

 

If you do end up having to start a new game, make sure to read up on Demarest's Code Tools (Gameplay related and Cheats related). Time Vault will prove incredibly helpful in getting you back to the rough stage of where you're at now.

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>>The frame limiter (quite literally) limits the amount of frames shown per second. If you've got a half-decent PC, this will provide smoother gameplay.<<

 

Ok, fine, but how do I do this?

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>>The frame limiter (quite literally) limits the amount of frames shown per second. If you've got a half-decent PC, this will provide smoother gameplay.<<

 

Ok, fine, but how do I do this?

Pause menu -> Display Setup -> Frame Limiter.

 

Any more questions? Post a new topic for them. We don't really want this one getting cluttered by one person's troubles. smile.gif

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i discovered something about problem #16, just in case anyone wonders why vice city ran so fast. it turns out that the code for vice city wasn't written to support dual-cores, and this causes the game to act abnormally. my solution of setting the .exe file's compatability mode to windows 98 works because it limits the executable to only one processor core. there is also a way to set the affinity of the exe file in task manager. simply run vice city, ctrl-alt-del out of it into task manager, find the process of the exe file, right click, click "Set Affinity...", and set it to only one of the cores. Note that this fix must be performed each time vice city is executed, while the compatability mode is a permanent fix as far as i know. The last fix should only be attempted by someone with a dual-core processor, in fact, the problem shouldn't occur otherwise lol. anyways, thought you folks might like to know the reason behind the problem. wink.gif

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i discovered something about problem #16, just in case anyone wonders why vice city ran so fast. it turns out that the code for vice city wasn't written to support dual-cores, and this causes the game to act abnormally. my solution of setting the .exe file's compatability mode to windows 98 works because it limits the executable to only one processor core. there is also a way to set the affinity of the exe file in task manager. simply run vice city, ctrl-alt-del out of it into task manager, find the process of the exe file, right click, click "Set Affinity...", and set it to only one of the cores. Note that this fix must be performed each time vice city is executed, while the compatability mode is a permanent fix as far as i know. The last fix should only be attempted by someone with a dual-core processor, in fact, the problem shouldn't occur otherwise lol. anyways, thought you folks might like to know the reason behind the problem. wink.gif

Wow, thanks. Very enlightening. smile.gif

 

I've added it to the problem/solution and given credit as due. Thanks very much.

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i dont understand problem 7 with the unhandled eception thing, i dont understand wat window blinds is, can someone help and explain to me wat it is

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i dont understand problem 7 with the unhandled eception thing, i dont understand wat window blinds is, can someone help and explain to me wat it is

If you don't know what it is, don't bother. A simple Google search would have yielded satisfactory results in any case, but whatever...

 

It's a program that allows you to edit the appearance and style of Windows. I don't know exactly, I don't use it, but that's the general gist of it. It's not really an issue - if you've got it, disable it, if not, don't worry.

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So here is my solution to the spinning CD/service pack 2/game wont load question.

 

I had the same problems as detailed above. My specs, XP-service pack 2, 1 gig ram, Gforce 5600, P4 3.2 with HT.

 

There is some issue with the CD's and the CD-drive. My CD-drive is over 6 years old, works fine, but still had issues reading the game discs. So, I don't know what is happening with select machines not reading the Discs, both old and new it seems have the same problems. Firmware update did not help either btw.

 

So, since my game was installed, but crashing mainly at the Splash screen on load up, but I would also get the spinning disc problem I decided to eliminate the source of the problem.

 

Install the no CD crack, and the game works fine.

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So here is my solution to the spinning CD/service pack 2/game wont load question.

 

I had the same problems as detailed above. My specs, XP-service pack 2, 1 gig ram, Gforce 5600, P4 3.2 with HT.

 

There is some issue with the CD's and the CD-drive. My CD-drive is over 6 years old, works fine, but still had issues reading the game discs. So, I don't know what is happening with select machines not reading the Discs, both old and new it seems have the same problems. Firmware update did not help either btw.

 

So, since my game was installed, but crashing mainly at the Splash screen on load up, but I would also get the spinning disc problem I decided to eliminate the source of the problem.

 

Install the no CD crack, and the game works fine.

Thanks, added...

 

Just a note, while I'll let the solution pass, we're not going to go any further than mentioning the crack. No links, nothing else. While this is a legitimate use for it, the sad reality is that most aren't. Thanks.

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how about buying a new cd drive as a solution wink.gif -- a 6 year od cd drive was probably relatively slow at reading anyway

 
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other video games.... It's called Busy Hospital II" -- Demetri Martin

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I have found a legal solution for the spinning disc that some people have when having just installed a fresh Vice City.

 

Download a no-cd crack [This is completely safe, and will in no way harm your PC or your copy of Vice City].

 

It is simply another version of the gta-vc.exe, but some people (including me) have bought "corrupt" games. I don't exactly mean corrupt, but after a fresh install of Vice City, the game wont run.

  • Download the crack
  • When it is downloaded, unZIP/unRAR it and extract it to your desktop
  • Next, Right click the icon, and click "Cut"
  • Then browse to your Vice City directory. It should be: "C:\Program Files\Rockstar Games\Grand Theft Auto Vice City", Unless you have installed it elsewhere.
  • Paste the icon in the directory. It should ask if you want to overwrite your existing .EXE. Click Yes.
  • Now double click the .EXE, and your Vice City should run without trouble.
NOTE: I am only going to host the temporarily. It is not my server and it is using someone elses bandwidth, so when someone downloads it, please re-host it as soon as possible, other it will just be deleted and no longer available.

Thanks.

 

[EDIT by Fuzzy] Links removed.

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