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GTA: Vice City Play Problems

By cslord15 ยท 13 replies
May 25, 2003
  1. I recently acquired Vice City for the computer. The installation went fine and I was ready to play the game. However, for some reason, after going through the intro movie, it locked my machine at the intro splash screen. Does anyone have any suggestions?
  2. JSR

    JSR Banned Posts: 564

    my guess is

    the game is really pushing your configuration.....see if you can get into options and tone down your demands........check to see if your disk is squeaky clean............defragment your ram....nothing running in background.....etc.
  3. JSR

    JSR Banned Posts: 564

    what's your os

    if it's windows 2000...........there are memory corruption issues related to agp...if not ......disregard
  4. m2h

    m2h TS Rookie

    Trust me when I say this. The game is not pushing your system. It should run happly at 1024x768x32. Or 800x600x32 with 4xAA. :) I should know, my system is almost the same, check my profile.

    As for the problem you are having. I've never experienced it. But make sure you have the lated Detonator drivers. There has been some major changes, and most new games, including Vice City absolutely require you to have to newest drivers.
  5. mrslippyfist

    mrslippyfist TS Rookie Posts: 50

    Have you got the latest drivers and direct x 9? This game needs direct x 9 to run properly. When both of these are installed it worked fine on my computer.
    Your system is fine for playing the game i have seen it run on a 1.3ghz athlon and a gf2mx200!
  6. negroplasty

    negroplasty TS Guru Posts: 509   +12

    I will have to agree, your system should have no problems at all running Vice City. I have seen the game run on a PIII 500MHz 256SDRAM and GeForce 2 MX400!!! With a Ti4200, you should be able to run it with anisotropic filtering and antialiasing settings maxed out! mrslippyfist is right, DX9 is a necessary to run the game.

    DirectX 9a: Download
  7. cslord15

    cslord15 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 43

    OK...I have Windows 98 SE which it says it supports (only 95 and NT aren't supported by Vice City.) Also, I had DirectX 9 and I just downloaded 9.0a but I still have no luck. Any other suggestions?
  8. Arris

    Arris TS Evangelist Posts: 4,654   +407

    Try running your video card at default clock speeds.
    I had issues with Medal Of Honor not liking my overclocked AGP and card speeds.
  9. JSR

    JSR Banned Posts: 564


    i think arris is right............there is a ratio to be maintained in your agp clock
  10. kraftdinner123

    kraftdinner123 TS Rookie

    GTA vice city PROBLEM

    when i install the game i was very happy :)

    then i put the no cd crack... :rolleyes:

    and it says that i still need the cd :eek:

    can someone help me ? :(

    i really want to tried out the game :angel:

    plz send your answer to "darkhole200@hotmail.com" :D
  11. l33t_tek

    l33t_tek TS Rookie Posts: 19

    Update your Detonator driver and install DirectX 9.0.
  12. kraftdinner123

    kraftdinner123 TS Rookie

    Gta San Andreas


    PLZ SEND YOUR ANSWER TO "darkhole200@hotmail.com"
  13. Daisuke

    Daisuke TS Rookie

    You might want to check your RAM and upgrade your windows to 2000 or XP, or go your MSI to GeForce 8 or higher, it will give you full speed to play and higher quality. After you are done with it you can try to upgrade you gta vice city to deluxe mod which i highly recommanded to have one!
  14. Lucass

    Lucass TS Rookie

    Any ideas?

    I have a no cd version of GTA Vice City installed on my pc. My problem is at the main menu. i can scroll through the headings on the menu, but i have to press enter to select. Also when i load a saved or new game up, the screen goes blank. I have tried re installing and running the game in compatability mode. My OS is Vista
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