GTA 3 save games won't load

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slingblade

slingblade

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They save fine (as far as I can tell), but upon trying to load them, the loading screen comes up, progress bar goes all the way to the end, then back to the desktop I go. The game runs fine, no graphical, sound or control issues. Very aggravating, to say the least.

edit: Oh yeah, specs:

P4 1.6a
ASUS P4B266-C
Kingmax 256MB DDR 333
GF3 Ti200 w/23.11 Dets
Maxtor 60GB
Toshiba 36X
Lite-On 24x10x40
S.B. Live Value
Win98


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slingblade

slingblade

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I'm currently in correspondance with Take2 Interactive about this issue, and they offered some solutions, all of which didn't work. I found no patch for this game on their website. Patches-Scrolls doesn't list one either. Seems strange that there would be a patch that the publisher doesn't even know about.

Are you talking about a crack for copies? If so, this is not my problem. I bought the game, but it looks like I may as well have gone the illegal route considering it's inoperability. And these companies wonder why there's such a demand for that stuff.
 
K

Kozakowski

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The patch is for warez versions of the game, not store-bought. That patch however, fixes a problem with a warez executable and will not fix the store-bought bug.

Strange world


I might actually pick this game up, simply that on the contrary it's not as buggy as other games have been upon release, although nothing's perfect.
 
slingblade

slingblade

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I did find a crack that supposedly lets you play without the CD (although it doesn't, at least not for me), but I replaced the original executable with the cracked one anyway, and now it saves and loads fine! WTF? Maybe Rockstar should start hiring these 14 year-old hackers!

Very strange world indeed
 
fx

fx

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Yeah. Using certian cracks like the one from Deviance cuased the save game errors. I got hold of the crack version from myth and it works fine. Even without the CD. Just remember to copy the audio off the 2nd CD else the crack wount work.
 
slingblade

slingblade

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Well, I didn't even consider using a crack until the game just flat wouldn't load a save. I read posts about GTA3 cracks and thought I'd try them, maybe I'd get lucky and one would fix this damn save/load problem, since the developers don't seem to be interested. What's really strange is I haven't seen anyone else talking about it in these and other forums.
Could it be that it's because I got the U.K. version of the game and not U.S.?
 
slingblade

slingblade

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Thanks fx. I got your mail & found the crack. It works just as you said. Not having pauses when changing stations sure is nice.
 
Shervie2

Shervie2

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This is all kinda funny, I cant even figure out how to save a game
I know it tells you to go into the door, but cant get the door open. Geez, this is gonna be a long game for a game newbie
 
slingblade

slingblade

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If the door's open, you can save. If it's closed you can't. You can't save if you've accepted a mission and haven't either completed or failed it. Also, at the beginning of the game you have to do some running around before you can save.
 
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