darkdreamingdan

Patching your 1.01 or 2.00 version of gta_sa.exe

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This is getting ridiculous now....

Nobody said anything except me. Do you want his problem to work or not? I'm simply giving a solution to his problem; but, if I were to describe how to fix his problem - it is illegal and cannot be described on these forums.. how hard is that to understand?!

You asked me to explain and I said I couldn't because it wasn't allowed here.

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Yes we are...

You want a way to make the downgrader work, without MTA:SA showing the message about inserting the CD/DVD. Correct?

The last thing you asked, before all of this rambling was:

Blank Space said:

I bought SA a few days ago from Best Buy, and I'm running Vista Home Premium. I tried the downgrader for the 2nd edition and after installing it, I tried to start up SA by itself and it gave me an error about "inserting the original CD/DVD into the drive". I have the original disc in there, but it won't load it. But if I don't use the downgrader and just use it as the second edition, it loads fine... I'm guessing it's not compatible with Vista, and I did try to switch the compatibility mode for SA to XP:SP2 under properties, it still didn't take.

You said:

I am having the same problem.. is there a way to make the "downgrader" to work?

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I don't think the no-cd crack will solve that...

but it doesn't matter. He doesn't need it and there is no reason to talk about all these cracks. The downgrader patch "works in compatibility mode. MTA doesn't work in compatibility mode."

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will this work for save games to

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No, it will not.

PS - please be sure to backup your saved games in case you revert back at any time.

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I got a gta_sa.exe file that this patch doesn't recognizes...

It's a German 2.00 *as ingame it tells me*

It from a legal 16+ German version...

I will contribute this one...

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I've a german version 2.0 .exe, too. If you need it Talidan. :wink:

And have the official patches changed the main.scm to get rid of the hot coffee mod?

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Well, the hot coffee is a hidden content, and it's not originally coded in the games, Main.scm file...The 2.00 patch of the game deletes the whole scene, and the mod compatibility from San Andreas... That's what 1.01 does too...

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Are you going to make a downgrader for the German 2.0 version, Talidan?

Or are you too busy at the moment?

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I am positive this is legitimate, there is not enough data in the .exe to extract the full gta-sa.exe. if a moderator/dev finds this is provides the full exe then remove the link and inform me. It requires proper recognition of an authentic version to continue.

From the patcher:

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This patcher will patch the following versions of Grand Theft Auto San Andreas

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USA 1.01

USA 2.00

European 1.01

European 2.00

German 1.01

German 1.00

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This patch does NOT turn your gta-sa.exe into a crack no-cd etc, but converts you gta-sa.exe to a 1.00 EU version. Please make necessary backups incase something goes wrong, I am not responsible for damaged or lost files.

I have tested this, though please post if you have any problems while using the patcher.

Although you will be reverting back to a fully moddable version of the game, you will also lose bug fixes contained within 1.01+, so try it at your own risk. Remember you can always upgrade back to 1.01 from this patched version though. Should you experience any problems you can always reinstall.

MIRROR 1 (littlewhitey)

MIRROR 2 (Jani)

MIRROR 3 (GTAForum.nl)

Thanks to Mike for testing and mista.maja for helping me get a german .exe, and to nippy401 for letting me get ahold of 2.00 :)

I have added 2.0 support, for both EU and US. Both untested.

EDIT: There have been numerous cases of people externally linking directly to the file. If you wish to link to the downgrader i request that you link to this TOPIC not directly to the file. This is so that if anything goes wrong they know where to post for help on it, rather than posting help in places outside of this forum.

Does this allow us to play SA:MP as well?

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Yes but why did you quote the long first post?

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hey i got a problem i got the north american version, and when i try to use the downgrader patch i get this error : the destination directory dosnt have any files to patch, what gives? im trying to downgrade to 1.0 from 2.0 so i can play mp

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Thanx now i can finally play SA:MP

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i just bought san andreas version 2. i want to mod it so i downloaded this patch. it downloaded fine and seemed to downgrade my game to version 1. when i try to play though i get a message that reads "Please revmove disc from current CD/DVD drive and insert the original disc in another drive?:." it gives me the option to retry or cancel and retrying doesnt do anything. it won't let me play the game so if anyone could tell what this message means and how do i fix it if i can. thanks.

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SecuRom is what causing that message. When you downgrade - it downgrades and edits the main executable, and removes files that the "Second Edition" of San Andreas created. You will need to resort to something known as a "crack" which will remove the SR protection, but you are on your own.

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can somebody help me i've got the the european or the german version 2 and want to downgrade it to the version 1.

then i found an downgrader but when i want to do this the progrann said the my version is unknown.

what can i do ?????wait for answer

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I bought the so called second edition of Grand Theft Auto San Andreas, too.

But I can't use the downgradepatch my version is the german 2.00

and I thought the downgrader would support the damn new version!

I'm browsing for almost three weeks, day and night, just to find a downgrader which works, or at least an old gta.exe..

Please do just something... Im almost crazy, because of this game...

No matter what I will modify my GTA or play MTA (if there are still servers).

I know ... somewhre is this patch (wich works) ... somewhere in the internet....

... and I will find it!! MUHAHAHAHA..haha

It is the "unknown exe" problem again.

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so this basically downgrades the second edition back to first? so u can mod it like its the first edition? i need to know... and as fast as possible would be nice?

if u can email me cuz i dont know if i'll even remember this site's url...

jamies_eyes_only@hotmail.com

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