GTA San Andreas Steam update removes content and breaks the game

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  1. p1ngpong
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    Good heads-up, thanks p1ngpong! Gotta love "updates" like this. Licensing issues I get, removing the ability to change the resolution? What is this, console land? :unsure:
     
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    Did they really remove or just disable the songs? It makes no sense for lowering the resolution for the PC users.

    I disabled the radio stations on my 360 version as I prefer to play it without music anyway (although at times I'll play custom soundtracks).

    Edit:

    Gonna check the 360 game file on PC sometime for the songs sometime later.
     
  4. XrosBlader821

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    already heard about it from Total Biscuit it's really a bummer.
     
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    Really? How greedy are the music companies that they actually looked back at a game this old and decided "you know what, we don't want our music there anymore, fix that"? The game may still be selling, but it isn't as if there are any songs on there that the vast majority go out of their way to listen to outside of their time playing the game. If anything, they would have made more money on those songs accepting whatever Rockstar was offering to renew the licenses than they will on individual song sales on iTunes and other music services.

    What next? Are they going to break into homes, steal all the PS2 copies of the game, and carefully scratch out the parts of the disc where those tracks are read from?
     
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    To bad it auto updated ;^;
    Time to install me retail copy of it.
     
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    Props to Steam for not letting users disable auto updates. Keep it class, Steam, keep it classy. Remind me why console games and their PC ports need to be so closely tied again?
     
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    It definitely seems like total mess. Even 360 version was better before they re-released it it seem, digital foundry article says "GTA: San Andreas HD on Xbox 360 is a mobile port"
    Biggest question definitely is that why to update it when there's nothing to update and you are simply downgrading the game? I don't think they would've had any licensing issues if they simply kept it as it was or am I completely wrong?
     
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    On the bright side, it now supports Xbox 360 controllers! :yayps3:
     
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    "Happily, a fan-made patch has now been released to fix the problems - and restore compatibility to old save files.

    The SilentPatch includes a workaround for save issues, restores aspect ratios and even adds new resolutions, among other fixes."

    But is there a way to keep using the original music?
     
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    Are both analog sticks and trigger supported?
     
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    Yes, AFAIK, it works natively like an Xbox would.
     
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    triggers are supported but digital, the both analogics are analogic (but IMHO, the camera one is really really slow...)

    however, they didnt include key names.. (it happears joy1 joy2, etc; instead of ABXY)
     
  15. Ammako

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    Hadn't actually started up Steam in months, so it hadn't updated for me.
    Did the update for Steam, then I disabled wifi on my laptop so that it would let me go in offline mode.

    But then I can't even disable auto-updating, so I'm just going to copy the San Andreas folder to somewhere safe and run the game from there like I've usually been doing when I played it using FrameLimitAdjuster.

    Steam wants me to download 3.8GB of "updates" for it anyway, like hell if I would.
     
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    This is another reason why I don't "buy" digital downloads.
     
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    Are you implying that the same cannot be done with physical releases? Because it sure can - Metal Gear Solid 4 shipped with Metal Gear Online, but that portion of the game is no longer accessible as it was patched out of the main menu. I'm sure there are other examples as well, this is not something that only concerns digital releases.
     
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    Rockstar needs to release another Title Update because the Pause Menu lags a bit while bringing it up on the 360.

    I love freeroaming in GTA San Andreas but have never actually bothered with the story mode. :P
     
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    I am disappointed, both in Rockstar and in p1ng for not titling this "Grand Theft Auto-Update."

    Tsk tsk tsk

    Thanks for making piracy the superior option in all respects, Rockstar!
     
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    Why in BatMan's name would they update this game? It's been 10 years now since this game was released, was it really necessary to update this game and even remove content?
     
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