A Homicidal Walrus 28 apr 2013 om 7:23nm
GTA 3 not working
I purchased GTA 3 recently and installed it and every time I try to run the game it shows the intro cutscenes and then returns to the desktop. I can't access the main menu or anything.
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|T| Rasiren 1 mei 2013 om 9:17vm 
Same problem here ):
Bibora 1 mei 2013 om 11:44vm 
I decided to try it again today, and I was having the same issue. The way I solved it, is going to where the game is installed, right click the gta3.exe and pick run as administrator. At least that thing worked for me, everytime. Also note that I'm on windows 7 64 bit.

As a side note, another game, Poker Night at the Inventory was giving me the same problem and then again I tried it to run as administrator to make it work. Coincidence?
|T| Rasiren 1 mei 2013 om 12:10nm 
i did the same, worked too :D
A Homicidal Walrus 1 mei 2013 om 4:44nm 
I'm actually playing on Windows XP. Which stinks, because everyone has problems on 7 that have been solved.
A Homicidal Walrus 1 mei 2013 om 4:58nm 
Nevermind, I solved the problem by running the game in Windows 98 compatibility mode. Works flawlessly now!
A Homicidal Walrus 2 mei 2013 om 9:08vm 
Well, it DID work. But now, only a day later, I have the same problem.
Raveran 6 mei 2013 om 12:53vm 
Try searching for the file "gta3.set" and deleting that, it worked for me. I don't know where that would be located on Windows XP so I can't help more there, but I deleted that and it solved my issue of the game not starting up.
A Homicidal Walrus 6 mei 2013 om 5:42nm 
That seemed to fix things. Thanks!
Hideo Kojima 14 mei 2013 om 5:50vm 
I'm guessing you know this, But try verifying your steam cache, maybe a file was corrupted in some way.
» Zasshi 6 jun 2013 om 2:35nm 
Mike D 24 jun 2013 om 9:17nm 
On Windows 7 x64, I got it working thanks to the recommendations in this thread. Set compatibility to Windows XP SP3, and checked the "Run As Administrator" box. That combination worked. Other combinations didn't.
Obliterate 25 jul 2013 om 10:28vm 
All i can say is verify the files..Good luck
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