I downloaded this off the Rockstar Classics site yesterday but I can't seem to get it to run at a reasonable speed. At first it was choppy and too low of a fps so I came here and read about the dxdiag trick and setting sound acceleration to basic. I will say that makes it run at a smooth fps, but my god the cars just shoot off like rockets. I get into a police car and it goes so fast it's nearly impossible to steer since it goes at like 200 mph. I do have frame limiter on of course; without it every car just goes into lightspeed mode and IS impossible to steer.
I played GTA2 and the cars handled very well, even the fast ones I could control and they didn't try to out-race the camera. But with GTA1 I just don't know; is it normal for the cars to be so obscenely fast? It seems really unnatural and awkward, to the point where it almost seems unplayable unless you have the reflexes of a cheetah high on caffeine. Turning the sound acceleration to none didn't really help at all either because it became choppy again. Changing resolutions didn't affect anything either.