New to GTA? Want to know what all the fuss is about, or after some specific help? Let's see if I can shed some light for you. There's also a dedicated page to getting GTA to run under Windows XP. If anyone has experience of doing the same on Vista please let me know and I'll add the info.
Right, GTA stands for Grand Theft Auto and it's an extremley playable top down game for PC and PSX. The general idea is you run missions for gangsters, which vary from ferrying their wife around to wiping out an entire oposing gang.
You have probably heard all the fuss about GTA3 and the other 3d games (best game ever and so on). And yes, as the name implies, there was a GTA2 (and an add on pack for GTA called GTA London : 1969, my personal favourite of the series).
You can bob down to your local game shop and buy a copy. If you live in the UK you're lucky, you can get it for less than a fiver.
Or if you can be bothered waiting for the download, Rockstar Classics has a free, fully working version. Nice.
That's us! GTA has a HUGE online following and we're all (well most of us) decent people who are friendly and seem to get on well together. Almost everyone of us will know more about the game than any tech support type person so if you've got any questions ask us.
The scene has been alive for ages, since the game was released funnily enough. The number of sites varies as do the site names, the biggest, oldest and most popular has to be G!, this site that hosts this one, run by the ever stalwart schu. He's been the one constant in our little community, god bless him. sniffle.
My site has been here for about 9 years and whilst was once one of the largest, the onset of the 3d games attracted a whole new wave. We now now cater for the niche market, that is the intelligent, over 18 GTA players. The phrase “rocking horse poo” comes to mind…
Well you can make your own cars, you can help people out with their conversions or if you're feeling brave you can release your own website. Check out the Running a GTA Website section.
Well you can check out our host site, G!. This site contains info about pretty much everything GTA, so go read and be happy.
A. Another question that is answered a great many times on the site. But still, you can get your copies from http://www.fifengr.com/gtacars
A. You can now get it from Rockstar Classics for free. And legally. Which is nice.
A. You can't. Pay for it. Jeff worked really hard on that program and I think he deserves our support.
A. I believe G! still carries them. So go there. If not, well what do you need cheats for, the game's 9 years old for crying out loud.
A. Check out the GTA London section, they're there, both PC and PSX versions.
A. No. Unless it's GTA London, and even then you can't get the FREE addon, GTA London 1961. Wish you had a PC? I knew you did hehe.
A. It's an image comprising twelve (or some other number) or images or a car. Each one is changed slightly to show what happens when a car is hit from a certain direction. It lets the game know how to display car damage. Delta sheet case study
A. Yes.. and no. If you're looking for answer to GTA questions don't go there. If you want to have insane banter and you're not going to aggrevate anyone feel free to join in news://alt.games.grand-theft-auto
A. You don't, unless you want to put them into the map yourself with a map editor. The boat is only used in missions, and you can't get them. The helicopter was never put into the game. Apparently it was intended to pick you up when you finish a level, but it was never used. Someone has implemented this in a user map though.
A. All the files you need are available on your GTA CD. There are of course editors, like GTACars, all are available from the respective websites, links in the software section. I will NOT email you files, my mail server is slow enough as it is. If you downloaded the files from Rockstar Classics you might want to install a backup copy if you have the room so you can grab files from there when needed. Or of course, just make backups before you edit anything.
A. Big question this. First of all, GTA is an old game. Over three years old now. Do you remember what graphics cards where standard back then? We were all marvelling over the Orchid Righteous Voodoo 1 cards, and repeatedly prodding those stupid enough to buy an NVidia based chipset. Oh yes, 3dFX ruled the roost.
How times change hey? And that's my point, GTA was designed for some old, old hardware. You will not get GTA 3DFX running with anything other than a Voodoo chipset, because nothing else is a 3DFX card (duh).
Voodoo 1 should work without problems, if you do have any I suggest updating your drivers (though they should really be up to date as I doubt they've changed much in the past few years).
Voodoo 2+ work fine for some people, and not at all for others. Seems to be a bit of a grey area. Again, keep your drivers up to date, including your DirectX drivers, and eliminate any conflicts and such. You might also try disabling any programs you have running that effect the graphics card. I remember in the good old days Display Doctor would cause problems in this field.
Glide Wrappers. I know one person who claimed they had Glide wrappers working, every other person has failed. Aldega did a huge indepth study with all Glide Wrappers currently available (nice work fella), and came up with the “What 3DFX Card?” error at every turn. It's a shame, but there it is. Since I replaced my Voodoo 1 with my TNT2 most of the games I like to play have suffered. Just the way of the world I'm afraid.