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Old 08-10-2005, 06:25 PM   #1
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Grand Theft Auto


Has anyone had any success getting the new Grand theft auto san andreas game to work on linux? I've only gotten errors.
 
Old 08-10-2005, 06:28 PM   #2
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No but you can get "Hot Coffee" at Starbucks...

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Old 08-10-2005, 07:17 PM   #3
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what are you talking about? hot coffee?
 
Old 08-10-2005, 07:26 PM   #4
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er, um, do a google search on it...

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Old 08-11-2005, 08:26 AM   #5
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it's been ALLL over the news....
 
Old 08-13-2005, 10:44 AM   #6
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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
 
Old 10-13-2005, 02:03 AM   #7
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I got this game working happily on suse 9.3 pro.

Too bad i suck at the game tho... lol

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.

Good luck!
 
Old 12-14-2005, 07:37 PM   #8
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oh yeah...

you may have to edit you x config file like I did when I had fc3... but Sax2 on suse automatically sets it up for you.

All you have to do is open /etc/X11/xorg.conf and find the part with screen resolutions in it, and add screen resolutions to that part in exactly the same way as it is done in the config file.
 
  


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