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GTA goes freeware!
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John The Ax
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 08, 2003 7:08 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, fileplanet.com wouldn't host it.

I'm not sure, I doubt it's spyware too.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 08, 2003 8:27 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

It comes with text AND voices. No movies tho. It had the ingame intro thing. But it doesn't run after firsttime Crying Crying Crying . Guess I gotta by it then Crying Crying Crying
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 09, 2003 3:30 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

Me sticks my legit copy of GTA1 in the drive-
633 files
34 folders
80.5 MB

Me sticks my legit copy of GTA London 1969 in the drive-
227 files
10 folders
70.7 MB

Plus there's the downloadable London 1961 add on-
6.83 MB

So that's nearly 160 MBs if the download included all the extras. Can't see why it'd be 300 megs? Something wrong there...

I recommend playing the game in DOS glide if at all possible. The VESA modes are okay but it's a glide game. Even GTA2, which used the same game engine poorly ported to Direct3D, ran better on a Voodoo card in "3dfx" mode. At 800x600 in glide it looks and plays far better than in VGA, VESA or indeed than it does on the PlayStation (no surprise there then Laughing ).

I've played all the GTA series through several times. The original game is only surpassed by GTA3 and, as anyone who's played that can tell you, that's some praise indeed! The original is a bit clunky and weird but it's an absolute classic that I still play from time to time. Shit-Eating Grin
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 10, 2003 12:46 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

procerus wrote:
I recommend playing the game in DOS glide if at all possible. The VESA modes are okay but it's a glide game. Even GTA2, which used the same game engine poorly ported to Direct3D, ran better on a Voodoo card in "3dfx" mode. At 800x600 in glide it looks and plays far better than in VGA, VESA or indeed than it does on the PlayStation (no surprise there then Laughing ).
I don't know if we can do that, as this version is for, not only Windows, but it has been "optimized" for WinXP and the other newer Windows. I think that's why it's so big....the "optimization".
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 10, 2003 7:58 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

NAh. They would just recompile it for that. But 300MB? Maybe they added levels and bonus crap and some sounds... maybe even movies.
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