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San Andreas not compatible with Vista?

Discussion in 'Games' started by fred2028, Jul 10, 2007.

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  1. fred2028

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    I have Vista Ultimate and San Andreas, and it installs fine and all, but when I load the game, I pass all the intro screens, then game quits itself. Is this an incompatibility issue?
     
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    have you tried compatibility mode?
     
  4. ACA529

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    Have you tried it with both running it as administrator and compatibility mode?

    To do this, right click on the SA icon, and select properties. Hunt around for the option "Run as administrator" and select that. Then select "Windows XP SP2" under compatibility. :)
     
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    Nope, still no luck.
     
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    OK it works, but I get a bunch of random letters/numbers on the screen. How do I get rid of that?
     
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    do a screenshot
     
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    So the patch fixed it?
     
  10. fred2028

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    No, I couldn't get the patch to install. It said that it wasn't the original file but a file with the same name was found or something. I live in Canada and I tried all of The American patches. And no I didn't mod my game in any way, I just installed it. And the screenshot:
    It's like that everywhere in the game except loading screens, just random letters and numbers flashing.
     

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    Wow... that is really weird. I guess you'll just have to wait for either a new patch or for Microsoft to fix it.
     
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    Yes I have. I've tried compatibility with all previous Windows versions, and 95 says it didn't work on it. I've tried running as Admin, no luck.
     
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    As for the patch.. If you bought the game new you prolly didn't need the patch.
    As far as I know, the 1.01 patch was to fix the "hot coffee" trouble they got into.
    It did also address some graphic problems, but was mostly a fix for the original version that was rated AO.
     
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