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Anonymous
June 7, 2005 10:30:40 PM

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http://www.gamespot.com/pc/action/gta4/review.html

The first page brings up the difference between the Xbox and PC version.

This quote is just for you Difool, "The PC version comes on DVD only and is
packaged with a fully bound book that serves as the manual. It's definitely
some of the coolest PC game packaging around." Now you have a reason to buy
this game at full price.
Anonymous
June 8, 2005 12:49:08 AM

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Hank the Rapper wrote:
> http://www.gamespot.com/pc/action/gta4/review.html
>
> The first page brings up the difference between the Xbox and PC version.
>
> This quote is just for you Difool, "The PC version comes on DVD only and is
> packaged with a fully bound book that serves as the manual. It's definitely
> some of the coolest PC game packaging around." Now you have a reason to buy
> this game at full price.

Yeah, the PC version is the best. Too bad I can't get it to friggin'
RUN on my PC.

Installed it; ran it fine for about 20-25 minutes; got a BSOD
associated with a device driver error; and it hasn't run since.

I've checked for drivers, I've disabled every background program I
could manage, and all I get when I click on any program icon is the
spinning disc icon for a few seconds, and then nothing at all. The DVD
drive spins up, but then stops, and nothing.

In fifteen years of PC gaming, this is the most trouble I've ever had
getting a game to run. Think I'll trade it in for the Xbox version
tomorrow. Not that I want to, but at least it'll probably run.

Steve Tilson
Anonymous
June 8, 2005 7:55:28 AM

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Hank the Rapper wrote:
> http://www.gamespot.com/pc/action/gta4/review.html
>
> The first page brings up the difference between the Xbox and PC
> version.
>
> This quote is just for you Difool, "The PC version comes on DVD only
> and is packaged with a fully bound book that serves as the manual.
> It's definitely some of the coolest PC game packaging around." Now
> you have a reason to buy this game at full price.

Uh oh, there are people who are gonna be quite whiny that it's on DVD.

--
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June 8, 2005 11:57:42 AM

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If someone only has one DVD drive (in my case a dual layer Toshiba
burner) and a disc doesn't read in it the solution isn't to go get
another DVD drive. The game goes back, period. Could be a defective
copy, could be a defective press run, but a console version that works
will always be better than a PC version that doesn't.

- Jordan
Anonymous
June 8, 2005 12:07:16 PM

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> DVD only? lol that is going to piss many people off.

Anyone who plays video games in 2005 on a computer system with an
ancient CD only drive doesn't have the right to be pissed about
anything. Just because they haven't moved boldly into the late 1990's
doesn't mean that games haven't.

-Eric
Anonymous
June 8, 2005 12:16:16 PM

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consoleKILLER wrote:
> mister hank unfortunately i've a limited budget so i need to
> first buy the following pc games and only then buy san andrea
> . boiling point
> . swat 4
> . doom 3 resurrection of evil
> . hellforces
> . psychotoxic
> . delta force xtreme
> . battlefield 2
> so as you see mister hank i still have lots of priorities to
> put in front of gta so i cannot guaranty you when will i buy
> it and as for you now let me ask if you did buy any of the pc
> games i listed above?

I have bought them all, including the ones that are out right horrible, and
the ones not yet released.
Anonymous
June 8, 2005 12:57:16 PM

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On Wed, 08 Jun 2005 03:55:28 GMT, "Dirty Redpool"
<dirtredpooll@something.something> wrote:

>Uh oh, there are people who are gonna be quite whiny that it's on DVD.

You mean I won't be able to play it on my 2.5GHz P4 with 1G RAM and an
ATI Radeon X850 using my old 4X CD-ROM drive I found in a dumpster
back in 1997? Noooooo!!!

Seriously, upgrade already people.
June 8, 2005 12:57:59 PM

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"Hank the Rapper" <xflopgoon@REMOVEyahoo.com> wrote in message
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> http://www.gamespot.com/pc/action/gta4/review.html
>
> The first page brings up the difference between the Xbox and PC version.
>
> This quote is just for you Difool, "The PC version comes on DVD only and
> is packaged with a fully bound book that serves as the manual. It's
> definitely some of the coolest PC game packaging around." Now you have a
> reason to buy this game at full price.

DVD only? lol that is going to piss many people off. I wonder how many
people will buy a DVD drive just for the game.
Anonymous
June 8, 2005 12:59:29 PM

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"Dirty Redpool" <dirtredpooll@something.something> wrote
>
> Uh oh, there are people who are gonna be quite whiny that it's on DVD.

A mountain of CD's being far superior of course.
June 8, 2005 1:37:58 PM

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"Hank the Rapper" <xflopgoon@REMOVEyahoo.com> wrote in message
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> consoleKILLER wrote:
>> mister hank unfortunately i've a limited budget so i need to
>> first buy the following pc games and only then buy san andrea
>> . boiling point
>> . swat 4
>> . doom 3 resurrection of evil
>> . hellforces
>> . psychotoxic
>> . delta force xtreme
>> . battlefield 2
>> so as you see mister hank i still have lots of priorities to
>> put in front of gta so i cannot guaranty you when will i buy
>> it and as for you now let me ask if you did buy any of the pc
>> games i listed above?
>
> I have bought them all, including the ones that are out right horrible,
> and the ones not yet released.

Yes, he certainly has SOME taste in games.


>
>
>
June 8, 2005 2:38:11 PM

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if someone doesn't have a dvd drive by now, that shouldn't be playing
this game :0
Anonymous
June 8, 2005 7:24:13 PM

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Beck wrote:
> "Hank the Rapper" <xflopgoon@REMOVEyahoo.com> wrote in message
> news:4uGdnZnbMcvRoTvfRVn-3A@giganews.com...
>
>>http://www.gamespot.com/pc/action/gta4/review.html
>>
>>The first page brings up the difference between the Xbox and PC version.
>>
>>This quote is just for you Difool, "The PC version comes on DVD only and
>>is packaged with a fully bound book that serves as the manual. It's
>>definitely some of the coolest PC game packaging around." Now you have a
>>reason to buy this game at full price.
>
>
> DVD only? lol that is going to piss many people off. I wonder how many
> people will buy a DVD drive just for the game.

It doesn't seem like that much of an imposition -- a decent quality DVD
*burner* can be had for $35.
Anonymous
June 8, 2005 8:56:07 PM

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"Dirty Redpool" <dirtredpooll@something.something> wrote in message
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>
> Uh oh, there are people who are gonna be quite whiny that it's on DVD.
>


LOL, agreed...forking out the same amount of money for a new DVD-ROM drive
as a new game costs and then having to <gasp> open up the computer to
install it is a big hardship!
June 9, 2005 12:41:55 AM

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"consoleKILLER" <sayNO2steam@yahoo.com> wrote in message
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> x-no-archive: yes
>
> Hank the Rapper wrote:
>
> <snip>
>
> mister hank unfortunately i've a limited budget so i need to
> first buy the following pc games and only then buy san andrea
> . boiling point
> . swat 4
> . doom 3 resurrection of evil
> . hellforces
> . psychotoxic
> . delta force xtreme
> . battlefield 2
> so as you see mister hank i still have lots of priorities to
> put in front of gta so i cannot guaranty you when will i buy
> it and as for you now let me ask if you did buy any of the pc
> games i listed above?
>
> --

You should buy Battlefield 2 then San Andreas. Remember, GTA was initially
developed for PC, even GTAIII was meant to be on PC first, but PS2 grabbed
the rights.

If people don't buy this game by the bucket load, we will not see a quality
PC port next time. Many of the other games on your list are derivative
rubbish that we could do without in any case.
Anonymous
June 9, 2005 2:46:55 AM

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In alt.games.video.xbox Dirty Redpool <dirtredpooll@something.something> wrote:

> Uh oh, there are people who are gonna be quite whiny that it's on DVD.

Who doesn't have a DVD drive in their computer by now? Even a simple
DVD-ROM drive is like $25. You'll be hard pressed to even *find* a plain
CD-ROM drive anymore.
Anonymous
June 9, 2005 5:19:39 AM

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"NightSky 421" <nightsky421@yahoo.ca> schrieb im Newsbeitrag
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> LOL, agreed...forking out the same amount of money for a new DVD-ROM drive
> as a new game costs and then having to <gasp> open up the computer to
> install it is a big hardship!

Cheap bastard! Games are meant to be bought brand spankin' new, not from the
bargain bin >:) 

A DVD-ROM drive is around 20 Euros here (Austria), DVD burners and games are
40-50 Euros. I think I haven't seen a pre-built system without some kind of
DVD drive already installed in over three years.
Anonymous
June 9, 2005 5:19:40 AM

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"Alfred Pum" <mooskugerl@DELETEgmx.at> wrote in message
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>
> Cheap bastard! Games are meant to be bought brand spankin' new, not from
the
> bargain bin >:) 
>
> A DVD-ROM drive is around 20 Euros here (Austria), DVD burners and games
are
> 40-50 Euros. I think I haven't seen a pre-built system without some kind
of
> DVD drive already installed in over three years.
>


My first DVD-ROM drive was a Pioneer 10x tray load model which I bought in
2000 and it cost $190 CDN plus sales tax. That was a good deal at the time
too! But now, drives are really cheap. The last two or three DVD-ROM
drives I've bought for various systems were hovering around $40 each. At
those sorts of prices, I would expect that such a drive would be standard
equipment on any new computer, but I do still see some budget systems that
simply come with a CD-RW to shave off $10 versus the price of a combo drive.
Incredible!
June 19, 2005 2:24:14 PM

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I have played GTA San Andreas for a week --THEN-- some kind of video
driver error and it won't start either.

Same thing you said; it acts like it will start the little spinning
disk starts and boom nothing happens and the disk goes away.

I have reloaded, I have reloaded my video driver and updated it.
Updated windows and directx. But I have no idea where to go from here.
!