Grand Theft Auto: Vice City

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City

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ChrisYo Feb 12, 2014 @ 1:02pm
Grand Theft Auto VC requires at least DirectX version 8.1 error
I tried running GTA vice city but I keep getting this error in Windows 8.1, I installed DirectX 8.1 and then tried 9 but none work, I then tried running in compatability mode but still nothing works. Can anyone help?
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Sticky Feb 21, 2014 @ 3:51pm 
did it ask to install a windows program called Direct Play? if not you can manually install it.

Control Panel > Programs and Feature > Turn Windows features on or off > Legacy Componants > Direct Play

check the box, install it, game should launch now.
BlackWuDo Oct 25, 2014 @ 8:17am 
Works fine now for GTA 3 !
AnarchoPride Nov 3, 2014 @ 8:29am 
thanx!
KadanaJ Jun 21 @ 1:43am 
I know this is an old thread, but I was facing the same issue. I followed the above steps, and now it shows me a different message. It says cannot find 640x480 video mode. Help please?
Sticky Jun 21 @ 6:27am 
Try Silents patch and his DDraw Component, might fix your issue.

http://www.gtagarage.com/mods/show.php?id=25368
Same issue, but the testapp.exe in the game's folder does work for me, so I've been using that executable instead. I did also install directplay after I first encountered the error you described.
What the actual mthrfkn FOCK is this? I have directx 12 and I get the message that I need at least directx 8.1. NUKKA IM ON DIRECTX 12
Grand Theft Auto III requires at least DirectX version 8.1

Pretty sure i have this DirectX program its asking for so what aren't i doing here? How do i get this ♥♥♥♥in thing to work?
Culeradi Sep 9 @ 11:51am 
i dont have that folder :(
Ludson5k Oct 30 @ 3:25am 
Originally posted by KadanaJ:
I know this is an old thread, but I was facing the same issue. I followed the above steps, and now it shows me a different message. It says cannot find 640x480 video mode. Help please?

right-click the application and click on properties. Now choose compatibility and click on the square that reads: Run in 640 x 480 screen resolution.
Last edited by Ludson5k; Oct 30 @ 3:26am
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