Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

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Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas Reborn
By Qualcom and 2 collaborators
Here we are over 10 years later, and Rockstar still hasn't given Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas the update it deserves. In this guide we have fixed many bugs from the PC game, and also added some mods to restore things from console versions of the game, without any sacrifices.
GTA San Andreas, much like GTA III and Vice City, has a fairly dated PC port. Rockstar Games seems to not care much for their older games on the Steam and the PC platform, sadly. These GTA Reborn mods aim to correct many issues and modernize these ports smoothly.

By installing this patch you are breaking the Rockstar end user license agreement and when contacting their support, they may refuse due to the EULA violation. In accordance with the GNU GPL license(s), as the author of this guide, I have a right to non-commercial distribution and change, provided any changes to the original source are provided. I, in good faith believe that GTA Reborn follows these terms. I am not the author of the following modifications, and therefore any error/crash/bugs should be directed to the developers themselves.

Published here is a complete list of the included software and their authors.

Name of mod
Release date
13 Feb 2015
Language Loader[]
13 Jul 2011
Vehicle Lights Fix[]
26 July 2015
Steam Downgrader[]
16 Jan 2017
13 Dec 2013
21 Mar 2015
Map textures fix[]
13 Dec 2012
Black roads fix[]
24 Jan 2015
13 Apr 2015
27 Jul 2016
The Hero
24 Sep 2016
Widescreen Fix[]
6 Jul 2014
  • San Andreas Patch
    Description: Fixes many bugs, adds a significant amount of PS2 extras and much more:
    1. Black roads fix — fixes bug "black road" at a certain distance.
    2. Downgrader for Steam — this downgrader will take the certain Steam versions of GTA: San Andreas and downgrade them to their original version 1.0 counterparts.
    3. GUI Fix — an updated graphical user interface (menus, loadscreens, radio icons, weapons, radar icons, map, fonts, etc.).
    4. Map Fixes — fixes most errors caused by poor quality ports on the PC.
    5. Language Loader — this plugin adjusts number of possible languages to configure.
    6. Project 2DFX (+ Limit Adjuster) — it's a set of plugins for GTA: San Andreas which adds LOD corona effect to a game map, making LOD-world look a lot better.
    7. SilentPatch — adds an abundance of effects from PS2 version, and fixes many bugs in the game.
    8. SkyGfx — returns most of the features of the PS2 version, and also fixes some graphical bugs.
    9. SkyGrad — adds smoothing to the gradient of the sky, correcting the effect of the gradation in the sky.
    10. Vehicle Lights Fix — fixes a significant portion of the bugs associated with the vehicle lighting.
    11. Widescreen Fix — scales the HUD and FOV at a widescreen resolution, for example, 1920x1080.
    12. Many other minor modifications and adjustments to their parameters.
    Installation: just unzip all the contents of the archive San Andreas Patch.7z (0.99 GB) in the game folder, agreeing with the replacement.

  • GInput
    Description: for those who use an XInput gamepad.
    Installation: just unzip the archive and copy the .asi and .ini files and the models folder into the folder for your game. Download it here.[]
  • SA RU Patch
    Description: If you speak Russian, you'll probably want to install this.
    Installation: just unzip all the contents of the archive SA RU.7z (545 KB) in the game folder, agreeing with the replacement.
Additional Information
  • The graphics settings in the game should look like this:
  • The patch is optimized for modern hardware and OS (like Windows 10 x64).
  • Recommended to play with the frame limiter in the game settings (30 FPS).
  • Save files from the Steam version is doesn't work.
  • Recommended to play with a widescreen monitor.
  • In the process of playing your Steam Overlay may not work.
  • Game logos at the beginning of the game may not work.
  • You can set the anti-aliasing and anisotropic filtering to improve the graphics in the game into video card's driver.
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Aquarius Feb 22 @ 9:55pm 
Great guide and mod compilation. SkyGfx alone does so much to make the game look great.
Klinsk Feb 19 @ 1:02am 
Can you guys please talk English? I have no idea what you're saying about this!
Qualcom  [author] Feb 18 @ 8:23pm 
@Korsatus, кто-то спрашивал уже на счет этой проблем...
По-моему, проблема связана с сейвами.
Korsatus Feb 18 @ 1:46pm 
В целом лучшая по моему мнению сборка для легендарной игры. Я бы ещё конечно добавил SkyGrad asi, сглаживающий градиенты ночного неба. И ещё почему-то в мото школе нет текстур медалей, вместо них белые квадраты, в других школах медали нормально отображаются. Кто знает с чем это связано?
Dumah Feb 18 @ 3:37am 
Спс за быстрый ответ, все помогло!
Moody Duck  [author] Feb 18 @ 3:23am 
@Dumah ~Game Folder/scripts/GTAVC.WidescreenFix.ini > SmartCutsceneBorders = 1 // Same as in VCS PCE, cutscene borders' size will be adjusted to fit your resolution. On resolutions bigger than 16:9 vertical borders will be used. Note that you can enable or disable cutscene borders via 'WIDESCREEN'/'BORDERS' option in game menu(1|0).
Dumah Feb 18 @ 2:42am 
Есть возможность отключить widescreen? Переключение вкл/выкл в опциях ничего не дает, а картинка растянута для широкоформатников. И есть ли возможность вернуть назад черные "бордюры" в кат сценах?
Tomek Feb 11 @ 10:36am 
Why Im Stuck on first loading screen?
Qualcom  [author] Feb 10 @ 12:14am 
@Daddy KGB, рекомендуется после установки патча начинать игру заново.
Daddy KGB Feb 9 @ 1:45pm 
Уважаемый, автор, проблемма такая - прошел миссию дальнобойщика, где нужно было доехать в Нац. гвардию в лос сантосе у доков и остался маркер желтого цвета, то есть миссия пройдена а маркер остался, выяснил только то что баг привязан к сохранению, т.к. переустановил игру, а он остался, а если создал новую игру то его нет. Можно ли его убрать? А то очень сильно раздражает