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I'd love to get it working too. I have read a lot about it and it can be done, at least with an nVidia card. I haven't seen anyone getting it to work on ATI. The best I can get is a black screen in the menu, even though it *works*, I can hear the sound when I move the selection. Apparently I messed something up since it won't get even that far anymore.
Some of the things I've read about and you could try if you're not doomed by hardware with pathetic drivers:
- Get a no-dvd crack
- Run it with the -opengl parameter
- Delete the gta_sa.set file
- Disable pixel and/or vertex shaders in Cedega config
- Move or delete the cinematic files to prevent it from crashing on starting
Heres some things to do:
- install the game on a windoze system, then copy the dir over to linux,
- make sure you have the latest cedega version (i have 4.4) you can buy it or get it off bittorrent
- make sure your cedega .transgaming/config file has the following done to it
- pixel shaders set to N
- vertex shaders set to N
- winversion set to winxp
- put in the no-cd crack
- delete the startup videos if you want (i didn't)
Then when you run the game make sure you do it like::
cedega gta_sa.exe -opengl
the -opengl switch tells the gta_sa.exe to run in opengl mode (you can do this when installed on windows too) and it stops cedega having to emulate the games output to directx then back into linux opengl. It can go straight there. (or thats what I read somewhere)
The other thing is to make sure you nvidia drivers are installed.