So, I had this .rar archive with the GTA: San Andreas program files on it, and i extracted it into the usual directory(C:\Program Files\Rockstar Games\ GTA San Andreas), and it worked perfectly. Then i told my friend that I had it and he said that he wanted it as well. I transferred the .rar archive over Homegroup and extracted the files to his computer(He has a better laptop than me). Again, it worked fine. I had some mods installed and they all were fine; no problems with them, then I decided that I wanted to uninstall a mod. So, I took the files from the original gta3.img and put them in the modded one (Replacing the modded files). The program that I used to do that froze and crashed a couple of times, so I decided to remove all my mods by reverting back to the original gta3.img. I did that then a few days later the game stopped working so I tried to download it from somewhere else and ended up getting the .iso file in a torrent. I mounted the .iso with Daemon Tools Lite and installed it and when I tried to run it, it came up with an error that said something like "Wrong disk inserted. Insert correct disk and try again". I thought it was just because I didn't have the actual cd so I burned the .iso file onto a blank disk and installed GTA from that. The error still came up. I then figured that the error was quite common and that you have to use the "No-CD Crack". I used the crack and the error didn't show anymore, but I was still having the same problem that was occuring before.
The problem is when I click on the shortcut it launches and runs (I know this because the Windows Aero theme changes to Windows Basic as it did every other time I played GTA and also because in the processes tab of the task manager it has a process called "gta_sa.exe", and when I end the process, the theme changes back to windows Aero), but I can't physically see the game on my screen.
Note: I've tried -
Deleting gta_sa.set in San Andreas User Files
Disabling hardware acceleration; graphics driver doesn't let me
Running it as administrator
Running it in compatability mode for XP SP2
And probably some others
Some computer details:
Dell latitude D520 with Windows 7 Professional (Windows XP orginally - I think)
80GB hard drive
Intel Centrino Duo Processor
Mobile Intel 945 Express Chipset
256MB Graphics Memory
Just ask if you need any more details!
Please help! Any assistance will be much appreciated
if you have any files that would help me send them here:email@example.com This post has been edited by dannyboy0401 on Monday, Apr 9 2012, 15:58