Joined: Jun 16, 2013
Hi, everyone. This is my first post and I'm not sure if I opened the thread in the correct place. I'm sorry if it is not. Anyways, I downloaded the mod called Things to do in San Andreas by deezire. First, some background.
I have the GTA SA Steam version, which I know won't let me install any mods. So I copied all the files to another folder in another drive and downgraded the .exe from version 3.00 to version 1.00. Oh, yes. I also know this mod will only work with the English version of GTA SA. I'm not sure if I have it (dumb as it would sound), but I've played the game over and over in English, so I suppose I have the English version. Besides, in the Text folder, I only have two GXT's: american.gxt and spanish.gxt, but I don't have an option to change the language within the game, not that it matters too much to me. I have Windows Vista Ultimate and the OS is in Spanish.
Now, the problem. As I had said before, I copied all the files from the Steam SA to another folder in another drive, and downgraded my .exe from version 3.00 (Steam) to version 1.00. According to a suggestion in the readme, I made a backup copy of my user files and deleted the gta_sa.set along with my saved games, then I installed the mod in this clean install of GTA SA in my other drive
When I fire up the game, none of the splash screens are changed, and now the menu is in Spanish! I don't have an option to change the language, and when I start a new game, it's the same old CJ claiming his bag in Los Santos airport, etc., etc. Obviously, I don't have the audio, just the subtitles in Spanish. I do speak Spanish, so that's not the problem. I went ahead and deleted all the files in the new installation to start all over again.
Second time, I repeated the operation but I left version 3.00 in the new folder, to allow the mod to downgrade the .exe. It wouldn't let me install it, (the button is grayed-out) so I downgraded it again to version 1.00 with the same results, that is, menus in Spanish, same old CJ, etc.
Then, I tried a fresh install of GTA SA from an ISO file and I got the same results. I even tried deleting the spanish.gxt, thinking it will force the game into English, but it crashed, so the file is needed.
I'm at loss not knowing what I did wrong (if I did something wrong), or if the language of my OS is interfering. Oh, yeah. Whenever I install it fresh into my other drive, I always select English as the installation language. Also, I don't have problems with disk space or with system requirements.
Anyway, here's my system:
OS: Windows Vista Ultimate (x86)
Processor: Intel Quadcore 2.3 MHz
Memory: 4 Gb (3Gb reported because it's x86)
Video: nVidia GeForce 8800 GTS
Total disk space: 4 HD's, 1Tb, 300 Gb, 150 Gb, and 33.5 Gb. All used to less than half their capacity.
I hope I've been as explicit as possible, and any help in getting this mod going will be greatly appreciated!
This post has been edited by raulv04 on Tuesday, Jun 18 2013, 06:32