Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

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Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas – Definitive Edition
By Undervolting and 1 collaborators
Here we are over 10 years later and Rockstar still hasn't given Grand Theft Auto III the update the game deserves. With the Definitive Edition patch we have fixed many bugs and also added some mods to restore exclusive features from console versions of the game, all this without any sacrifices.
 Vinewood Girl.png]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 PC platform, sadly.
The Definitive Edition patch aims to correct many issues and modernize these ports smoothly.

By installing the Definitive Edition 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 authors of this guide, we have a right to non-commercial distribution and modification as long as no changes are made to the original source. We are not the authors of all the following modifications, and therefore any error/crash/bugs should be directed to the developers themselves.

Join us on our new Discord server!
Fixes porting errors, bugs in the game and crashes on Windows 10. Adds support for widescreens, 60 FPS and gamepads. Introduces AI upscaled videos, textures and some elements straight from the PS2, Xbox and mobile platforms.

Before starting the game for the first time, it is highly recommended to install the following libraries in order to avoid crashes and other problems.

Faced with a certain problem, or just want to know as much information as possible before starting the game? Answers to frequently asked questions are published below:
  1. Game logos and Steam Overlay at the beginning of the game may not work.
  2. The graphics settings in the game should look like this:
  3. Steam's save files is doesn't work. Clear the User Files from the My Documents folder and start a new game!
  4. If you are experiencing FPS issues, follow these steps:
    • Reduce the anti-aliasing value in the game settings (for example, x2 or OFF)
    • In the scripts folder, open the file SALodLights.ini and change the values to degrade the drawing distance:
      "MinDrawDistanceOnTheGround = 1000.0" to "MinDrawDistanceOnTheGround = 800.0" "AllNormalObjectsDrawDistance = 300.0" to "AllNormalObjectsDrawDistance = 0.0" "PreloadLODs = 1" to "PreloadLODs = 0"
    • In the same folder, open the file skygfx.ini and change the values to degrade the quality of effects and vegetation:
      "detailMaps=1" to "detailMaps=0" "grassAddAmbient=1" to "grassAddAmbient=0" "grassBackfaceCull=1" to "grassBackfaceCull=0"
  5. If you want to change the FPS (this may cause some bugs and make story missions unavailable), you can change the following values in the FramerateVigilante.ini; III.VC.SA.LimitAdjuster.ini; MixSets.ini files:
    "FPSLimit=30" to "FPSLimit=60"
  6. If you need to change the aspect ratio, open GTASA.WidescreenFix.ini in the scripts folder and change the values to the desired value.
    "ForceAspectRatio = 16:9" change as you need. "FrontendAspectRatio = 16:9" change as you need.
  7. If you are experiencing problems running the game, try setting compatibility with Windows XP in the properties of the executable file.
  8. You can enable anisotropic filtering and vsync for smoother gaming and detailed graphics in your graphics card settings.
If you still have doubts or want to ask a question, you can find us on our Discord server.
Don't forget that you can also report any bugs you may encounter to us!
[30.03.2021] Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas – Definitive Edition <UPD 10>
The patch has been updated and the following changes have been made:
  • DE is now no longer dependent on certain mods and the game without them no longer crashes.
  • RoSa (+ improved AI textures) have been integrated into the DE with some improvements for performance and better game experience.
  • Improved Default Cars (+ AI car textures) have been added with some performance improvements.
  • Real Traffic Fix has been added.
  • Lighthouse & Pyramid Fix has been added.
  • Improved Default Armoury has been updated.
  • MixSets has been updated and some adjustments have been made to it.
  • Mobile GUI - some improvements.
  • Project 2DFX - some improvements.
  • Adjustments in MobileHud: the radar is now positioned equidistant from the sides of the screen.
Do not forget that the update should only be installed on a clean game. There may be problems with saves in the form of various bugs. Recommend starting a new game!

[February 15th.2022] 1st Project Anniversary!

[February 16th.2022] Grand Theft Auto III: Intro Remaster Mod + PlayStation 2 Edition!
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Frytki z wodą Jul 31 @ 9:02am 
Looking for weapon sound mod any recomedations ?
BleppyBoo Jul 30 @ 6:44pm 
Does anybody else's game stutter and feel like it has low fps?
darth fishious Jun 11 @ 1:12pm 
The game still crashes very frequently with this
GarlicBruh Jun 10 @ 9:07am 
can it run on windows 11 ?
Azrael Jun 5 @ 1:02pm 
Ok, got it to work. After copying the mod files to the game folder on the Steam Deck, you have to select the Proton 6.3-8 version in the compatibility settings in Steam.
You don't need the specified libraries.
Azrael Jun 3 @ 3:26pm 
Not today, but I just got my deck yesterday. If I'm lucky, I'll write it.
szymon112233🍕 May 23 @ 1:44pm 
Anyone having any luck running this on steamdeck? I tried but it does not run - just a black screen . I guess it's just a compatibility issue :D
kaito. May 12 @ 4:50pm 
the true definitive edition
easyinthehood May 12 @ 10:26am 
why can't i dual 9mm? i only can dual with silenced pistol, it should be 9mm not the silenced one on vanilla.
easyinthehood May 7 @ 4:04pm 
my game crashes randomly
modloader log:
Game version: GTA SA 1.0 US
Unhandled exception at 0x772EFEE5 in ntdll.dll (+0x3fee5): 0xC0000005: Access violation writing location 0x00000024.
Register dump:
EAX: 0x00000024 EBX: 0x276783E8 ECX: 0x00000020 EDX: 0x002DA000
EDI: 0x00B6B970 ESI: 0x00000060 EBP: 0x1D45FE80 EIP: 0x772EFEE5
ESP: 0x1D45FE80 EFL: 0x00010202 CS: 0x00000023 SS: 0x0000002B
GS: 0x0000002B FS: 0x00000053 ES: 0x0000002B DS: 0x0000002B

Backtrace (may be wrong):
=>0x772EFEE5 RtlEnterCriticalSection+0x15 in ntdll.dll (+0x3fee5) (0x1D45FE80)
0x00823FD0 in gta-sa.exe (+0x423fd0) (0x1D45FEBC)
0x005389A4 in gta-sa.exe (+0x1389a4)