CHANEHQUE Mar 30, 2013 @ 1:10am
problem starting GTA I
hi guys

I have a problem to play GTA I
I get the following error
" error message 268.473 cannot find suitable display mode"

I can not find the solution to the problem, and use virtual desktop
and will not let me play

and use the compatibility mode in all versions of Windows
Change the resolution to 640x 480 and nothing

I need help to answer that problem
Last edited by CHANEHQUE; Mar 30, 2013 @ 1:15am
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Sascha Konietzko Mar 30, 2013 @ 9:53pm 
it's a dos game, won't care much which version of windows you get through compat mode, try dosbox
GDultima Mar 31, 2013 @ 1:14am 
Im having Trouble with GTAIII and GTA vice city. When I launch them the screen flickers a bit, meaning its obviously trying to open, but then nothing happens. The application isnt in task manager and I cant find the process. Any ideas?
maxre95 Mar 31, 2013 @ 2:16am 
me too, GTA 1 crash everytime I start it. Steam fix!
MoD Mar 31, 2013 @ 12:39pm 
This is honestly the first problem I've run into in years of using Steam. It hardly seems like much of a workaround to use DOSBox when surely Steam advertises itself as a tool that automatically finds and installs the correct patches for you... a lack of QC here from Valve? I'd surely love to try and get this working in Win7 64bit but my Google-fu just leads me to believe I'm not the only one suffering with this...
Niall Of the Nine Mar 31, 2013 @ 1:12pm 
MoD they did the same ♥♥♥♥ to GTA IV its more of a rockstar screw up even though Steam should of been able to fix this
GDultima Mar 31, 2013 @ 1:53pm 
Sureley they should check if a game works before realeasing it, although alot of companies forget that quality comes before deadlines.
Niall Of the Nine Mar 31, 2013 @ 2:13pm 
you can get GTA1 and 2 for free from Rockstar and it works perfectly fine. i was just playing it
GDultima Mar 31, 2013 @ 5:01pm 
Ill check them out tommorow, however people with the same problem have said that the error happens with the version from the website.
REULINI Wei Apr 1, 2013 @ 11:08am 
The best way I found to play gta1 was to install a virtual machine with windows xp (you can get it at ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥). This is the only one I tested so far and I can say its fully working. I will check gta2 & 3 later.
GDultima Apr 1, 2013 @ 11:44am 
ive set up a virtual machine running windows xp, but i dont understand how to transfer files over, or do i just redowload steam and the game onto the Virtual box?
kristian.wiseman Apr 1, 2013 @ 2:15pm 
Last night I started it just to get the first time install out of the way and went into a game and it showed me on the street and I jumped in a car then quit the game. Today I tried to start it and I have the same issue as the rest of you here. Something is off about this if it worked once.
CHANEHQUE Apr 1, 2013 @ 8:29pm 
and use everything and I still have the same problem
Compatibility does not work windows xp or anything xD
CHANEHQUE Apr 1, 2013 @ 8:31pm 
Originally posted by REULINI Wei:
The best way I found to play gta1 was to install a virtual machine with windows xp (you can get it at ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥). This is the only one I tested so far and I can say its fully working. I will check gta2 & 3 later.

used as a virtual machine? in windows 7
GDultima Apr 2, 2013 @ 1:52am 
Originally posted by cerbero467:
Originally posted by REULINI Wei:
The best way I found to play gta1 was to install a virtual machine with windows xp (you can get it at ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥). This is the only one I tested so far and I can say its fully working. I will check gta2 & 3 later.

used as a virtual machine? in windows 7

yes
REULINI Wei Apr 2, 2013 @ 9:09am 
Originally posted by GDultima:
ive set up a virtual machine running windows xp, but i dont understand how to transfer files over, or do i just redowload steam and the game onto the Virtual box?

you have to download them again when you are in your virtual machine.


Originally posted by cerbero467:
Originally posted by REULINI Wei:
The best way I found to play gta1 was to install a virtual machine with windows xp (you can get it at ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥). This is the only one I tested so far and I can say its fully working. I will check gta2 & 3 later.

used as a virtual machine? in windows 7

yeah, just download VMWare Fusion and a windows xp version ready for it. You can find both easily in the most used torrent website ^^
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