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01 Further FAQs 5th August 2005 ---------------------------------FROM README ------------Q: Why does the "Heat Haze" effect loo weird on my ATI graphics card? A: The Heat Haze effect has been noticed to be corrupt when using ATI 4.x series drivers - this seems cured on 5.x series ATI drivers. Q: Why does running GRAND THEFT AUTO: San Andreas on my laptop not offer me wide screen screen modes, when the screen on my laptop is a widescreen display? A: Some laptop widescreen displays are not a standard aspect ratio. GRAND THEFT AUTO: San Andreas only supports 4:3 and 16:9 aspect ratios, and those closely re lated to them. You may also find some resolutions are not offered as usable at a ll by GRAND THEFT AUTO : San Andreas because they deviate too much from 4:3 or 1 6:9 aspect ratios. Q: Why do the buildings in the world ta e time to catch up with me when I drive in a fast vehicle in a built up area? A: Most li ely you have disabled the Frame Limiter, or your Hard Drive is not su pplying world data at a fast enough rate. Re-enabling the Frame Limiter will hel p this. Q: Why am I having difficulty setting up 2 control pads at the same time? A: GRAND THEFT AUTO: San Andreas can only support one external device. Q: I cannot complete donuts in the first "Driving School" test. A: The ey setup you are using may not allow the reporting of the 3 necessary e ys at the same time, you may have to re-define eys to allow this to be detected correctly. Q: Why do I get missing and flashing textures in 16 bit graphics modes? A: GRAND THEFT AUTO: San Andreas was developed specifically for 32 bit screen mo des. Although playing in 16 bit modes are supported, this will result in a much poorer experience and the game may not play as intended. Q: Why do I only hear advertisements when listening to the User Trac Player? A: Chec that any shortcuts in the "My Documents\GTA San Andreas User Files\User Trac s" are valid and that they have been scanned using the Scan User Trac s fu nction in the User Trac Options menu submenu of the Audio Setup menu. If trying to playbac MP3, M4A or WMA trac s you may need to install Windows Media Player , Quic Time or a third party codec pac . Q: Why does GRAND THEFT AUTO: San Andreas ta e a long time to start up if I have lots of music files or shortcuts in my User Trac s folder? A: This occurs when Automatic Media Scan is set to ON in the User Trac Options. Turning off the Automatic Media Scan will ma e loading faster and, in sequentia l mode, will stop the User Trac Player from returning to the first trac after the game loads. Q: Why does GRAND THEFT AUTO: San Andreas always start on the same trac when in sequential mode?

A: This occurs when Automatic Media Scan is set to ON in the User Trac Options menu. Turning off the Automatic Media Scan will stop the User Trac Player from returning to the first trac after the game loads. Q: I don't have a soundcard in my PC (or I don't have the drivers for my soundca rd installed) - Can I run GRAND THEFT AUTO: San Andreas on my PC? A: GRAND THEFT AUTO: San Andreas requires a soundcard to be present, and will re fuse to run without one. Q: Should I install the Radio Stations to Hard Drive whilst installing GRAND THE FT AUTO: San Andreas? A: Most computers will benefit from playing the Radio Stations from Hard Drive. Exceptions to this would be computers with poor Hard Drive performance - these w ill benefit from playing the Radio Stations from DVD. Q: When I installed GRAND THEFT tion to play the Radio Stations EFT AUTO: San Andreas DVD in my A: Yes. You must have the GRAND e at all times. AUTO: San Andreas I selected the full install op from my Hard Drive. Do I still need the GRAND TH DVD-ROM drive to play? THEFT AUTO: San Andreas DVD in your DVD-ROM driv

Q: I don't want to upgrade my finely honed DirectX 8.1 system to DirectX 9; can I still play GRAND THEFT AUTO: San Andreas without DirectX 9? A: GRAND THEFT AUTO: San Andreas must have DirectX9 installed. NEW ----Q: Do GeForce 4MX cards run GRAND THEFT AUTO: San Andreas? A: Though they are technically poorer than the minimum spec quoted for the game (GeForce 3), the game does run with these, though they are very slow and as a re sult not recommended. Q: The minimum graphic card spec is quoted as a 64 meg GeForce 3 or better. Does this mean my 32 meg video card won't wor ? A: We don't specifically loc out cards that have less memory than 64 megabytes BUT they are not recommended as they are only able to run in the 640*480 resolut ion and will be un-acceptably slow. Q: When I attempt to launch GRAND THEFT AUTO: San Andreas my computer reboots? A: Disabling the AUTO REBOOT option from System Properties > Advanced > Startup and Recovery will allow the generated Windows blue screen error to be viewed. Mo stly these blue screens will probably show hardware problems or driver problems. A: Try lowering the Sound Acceleration setting from Full to Standard. Q: Can I use HDTV modes? A: With patch 1.01 we have added support for the following HDTV modes :- 720p + 1080i. Please note this support depends upon setting these modes correctly via y our video drivers AND the selected display correctly supporting these modes. Q: Will overcloc ing my graphics card ma e a difference to GRAND THEFT AUTO: San Andreas? A: GRAND THEFT AUTO: San Andreas can and does stress different parts of a GPU to "normal" PC games. We have noticed machines which will overheat while running G RAND THEFT AUTO: San Andreas that do not overheat with other games. As a consequ ence we do not recommend overcloc ing with this title. Often results of overheat ing in GRAND THEFT AUTO: San Andreas can be seen as 3d models having spi es caus ed by vertices becoming corrupted, reboots and VPU recovery errors on ATI video

cards. Q: My Nforce motherboard based computer (with a Realte based on-board sound chi p) eeps re-booting and / or crashing with a blue screen? A: We have had reports of old Nvidia drivers doing this. Try updating the Nvidia sound drivers, or changing to Realte authored drivers to cure this problem. Q: GRAND THEFT AUTO: San Andreas does not start when I launch it, it just return s to the des top? A: You may have a corrupt settings file. Try deleting you GTA_SA.SET file. A: You need to have administrative priviliges to run GRAND THEFT AUTO: San Andre as. A: If you are using WindowBlinds, you will need to add a manual exclusion for GR AND THEFT AUTO: San Andreas so WindowBlinds applies no s inning. A: It may be that your DVD-ROM device requires a firmware update. Chec if the m anufacturers have updated the firmware and if so is it documented to cure securi ty incompatabilities. A: Your DVD-ROM could be incompatible with the security system we use. Browse to the directory that you installed GRAND THEFT AUTO: San Andreas into, and right clic on the gta-sa.exe file and select ANALYSIS. This will create a file in the root of drive C: Send this analysis file to us ONLY if requested. A: You could be running a virtual-drive type program. Please close any software such as this before launching GRAND THEFT AUTO: San Andreas A: You may have Sonic DLA or Windows XP's inbuilt CD writing enabled. Try disabl ing these and re-launching GRAND THEFT AUTO: San Andreas. Q: I have a joypad connected, however I don't see any joypad buttons listed when I go into the Controller setup screens? A: The first time you go to the controller setup screen, if you do not have a jo ypad connected, then the game sets itself up to not use a joypad. If you subsequ ently go bac to these screens with a joypad connected you should reset the cont rols to default and you will find the default joypad controls have been applied. Q: When I start GRAND THEFT AUTO: San Andreas there is a blac screen with some music playing behind it before I get to the intro scene with CJ in the Airport? A: These are the Roc star logo movies and the game intro movie playing bac with no video being output. We have found that this is a symptom of using older Nvid ia video drivers - we observed this with 67.02, and found it cured when we upgra ded to 71.89. Q: Roads in the mid distance have a very noticeable blac shadowed loo that cle ars up as I get closer. A: Try ma ing sure you are not forcing Bi-Linear or Tri-Linear filtering to ON i n your video drivers. Set MipMapping in GRAND THEFT AUTO: San Andreas Display Op tions to OFF. Use Anistropic Filtering for the best loo in game (you will need to force this ON in your video drivers control panel). Increasing the screen res olution will also push this distance further out. Q: When I Install GRAND THEFT AUTO: San Andreas I get the message "The file C:\P rogram Files\Roc star Games\GTA San Andreas\audio\SFX\SPC_GA doesn t match the fil e in the setup s .cab file" ? A: Could be a faulty DVD dis . Try installing on a different DVD-ROM or differen t computer to confirm this. If you cannot install on other computers or devices then try returning the dis . A: Could be a faulty DVD-ROM drive. Try installing on a different DVD-ROM or dif ferent computer to confirm this. A: Could be lac of free space to unpac the sound effect file on drive C: A: Could be lac of swap space to unpac the sound effect file. A: Try copying the entire DVD contents to a hard drive and try installation from there.

A: Could be faulty RAM. A: (Advanced) This file is the largest file distributed with GRAND THEFT AUTO: S an Andreas, being just over 1 gigabyte in size. Problems with this file could be indicative of a lac of free space to unpac the file or faulty memory or a bad ly setup swap file (try setting the size of your swap file to 2 * current ram si ze) or combinations of all three. Q: I use UltraMon? A: Ma e sure you update to version 2.6. Q: Logitech Setpoint gives a buffer over-run error when I push the middle mouse (wheel) button? A: Update to latest available version (version 2.40) and ma e sure you have game detection set to on, otherwise some buttons will not function as expected. Q: I cannot aim using the right mouse button and / or when I get in the car and drive the camera constantly rotates around the car? A: Ma e sure that you do not have another analogue device attached which also pr ovides mouse emulation. Examples of this would be analogue joystic s, remote con trols etc. Q: I start the game in the highest resolution that the game offers to me. When I get into game I find some of the screen is not drawn, and the part that is draw n suffers from heavy ghosting / double images? A: This will be the game using a scrollable resolution. When you set your des to p to this same resolution you will find that pushing your mouse pointer to the e dges of the screen will cause it to scroll to allow you to see the full extent o f the des top. You will find that by installing the correct monitor INF file tha t you can properly enable supported resolutions for your graphics card. Q: On the mission Fender Ketchup, the game will not progress past the opening cu tscene where the garage door opens and shuts too quic ly. I have the frame limit er switched off on my <really fast> PC?. A: If you find a cutscene not progressing li e this, enabling the frame limiter will allow the timing in the cutscene to wor correctly and allow you to progres s past this point. Q: I input some cheats to GRAND THEFT AUTO: San Andreas and then saved over the top of the one save file I have been using. Now when I load up this save it cras hes instantly and / or acts weird. A: Saving while cheats are enabled is not supported. Do not save after inputing cheats to the game.