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Having trouble with GTA San Andreas "no disc inserted"

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#1
Hi

I have been searching all day and pretty confused on this. I downloaded a torrent file of GTA SA. Then saw that I needed to extract it with WinRAR which worked out fine and got one ISO file (3.94 GB). I then was told to download Daemon Tools to mount a image I think which I did. I was then able to install GTA SA. So I now have a exe shortcut on my desktop and in my start menu. I thought I was ready to play but when I click on the icon to start the game it says
"No disc inserted.
Please insert the CD/DVD."
So what am I doing wrong here? If this were a copyright issue I would think it would bring up a different error but its as if its not seeing the game on my computer? After more searching I saw people saying to get Alcohol 120% which I now have and made a MDF/MSF file. So I burnt that to a DVD and tried loading the DVD on my computer which brought up the same error? I even tried it on my PS2 and it says "please insert PS/PS2 game" so it wont play. Going crazy!! lol

Thanks for your time.
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#2
well this is the PS2 section and not the PC section.
But the problems may be that even tough you install it you still need
to use a disc unless you have a "No CD crack"
i have never used the Daemon Tools method. I just put the files
on a DVD and install it, and i make sure i either get one with a crack or go and download one.

You then replace the origian EXE file in the game folder with the crack (no CD) EXE file and bingo, you can play with no CD needed.

That whole mounting to a virutual drive stuff just confused me,
and the crack method is easy and works every time.
http://m0007.gamecopyworld.com/games/gcw.shtml
check out that site and you may find one.
they usually have no CD cracks and update files for PC games.


#3
sstroked: Sometimes you can find the No-DVD patch on the DVD. Either insert the burned DVD or mount the image file, then go to My Computer->Right-click on the drive where the game is in -> Explore. Look if any folder named 'crack' or something similar exists. Otherwise, you will need to find a No-DVD patch elsewhere (as instructed by steimy). The burned game will not run on a PS2, because the PC version of the game is designed for a different platform as well as hardware. Furthermore, you would need some kind of modification (modchip/hd/exploit) to play backup games on a PS2 console.

Originally posted by steimy:

i have never used the Daemon Tools method. I just put the files
on a DVD and install it, and i make sure i either get one with a crack or go and download one..
That whole mounting to a virutual drive stuff just confused me,

steimy: You can think of mounting an image file on a virtual drive (with Daemon Tools or Alcohol 120%) as an alternative to burning it to a physical medium.

The emulation is done by creating a virtual drive on the system, that to the operating system looks like an ordinary disk drive. With that virtual drive, you can read a disk image that is located on the hard drive, rather than from the disc drive. In short, it allows a CD/DVD to be accessible when the disc isn't in the computer. Normally you would burn an image file to a disc. When you mount an disk image file to a virtual drive, it behaves exactly as if you physically inserted a CD/DVD into your disk drive, but instead the CD/DVD (image) is on your hard drive (kind of like when you can use HDLoader to play PS2 games off a hard drive as opposed to burning them).

Some of the advantages to this are it helps prevent scratching to discs, enables users to avoid constantly switching out discs, speeds up access times as hard drives are faster than optical drives, and allows one to carry large disc libraries without the physical burden of the discs.
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#4
thanks orthogonl
that was a very good explanation.
I think i will stick to the good old method of copying to
DVD(using the No-CD cracks), which i store away as a back up in case i ever run into hard drive corruption. Then i always have a physical copy. I am just weird like that i guess. I do the same thing with my PS2 and Xbox games. I have them all on the hard drive in the system, and some of the better games i also keep a copy of the ISO on the PC HDD and then i also have copies of them all on DVD in cases that
are stored away for safe keeping.
I am a total pack rat, LOL


#5
So you burn the ISO on a DVD CD. Then You install the game on your PC, And then replace the .exe that starts the game with the NO CD CRACK.exe ? And can i use Nero to burn the ISO ?
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#6
*Sorry!*
This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 18 Dec 2006 @ 10:07

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#7
yes, that is correct. you do not have to burn them to disc, i do that so i have a back up.
You can just install it from the exe file you downloaded.
Then after installed you take the the original EXE in the game folder
and move it to another folder, something you name original EXE's or something. Then place the crack exe file in the folder in it's place.
If it originally created a desktop icon just delete it.
Then make a shortcut from the crack and copy and paste that to the
desktop instead.

I do not delete the EXE file until i finish the game just in case anything would go wrong, then i still have them.


#8
Thanks man!

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#9
Have a problem! Everytime i try to enter it goes out at the screen when it's going to load the game.

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#10
go through the process you used, step by step.
Unless there is a conflict somewhere on the PC that is stopping it,
or you have a graphics card not capable of handling the game it should work.

It could also be a bad copy or crack file too.


#11
I have tried all the things again, and it still doesn't work. Looks like it's my graphic card. That is strange thing dough. My GHz is 2,02 and my RAM is 480 MB and it's Pentium 4..

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#12
what kind of card do you have?
Do you have any games more current than GTA that you
are able to play?

If you have some newer games like Half-Life 2, F.E.A.R. or something
high end like that, and they run fine. Then it is not the graphics card.
"That is strange thing dough. My GHz is 2.02 and my RAM is 480 MB and it's Pentium 4"

Really by today's standards that is not a very powerful system. Especially if you did not buy a graphics card and it has on board graphics like a Dell computer or something. Because on board graphics really suck.

For example My Dell at work has a 2.53GHz Pentium 4 with 768MB of RAM
and it would never run a game like GTA without flaws.
And that is really nothing compared to my home system which is
a Core2 Duo 2.13GHZ (overclocked to 2.5 per core so 5.0GHz total)
It has 2GB of RAM and a XFX Radeon 7600GT graphics card.

here is what it says for GTA San Andreas for PC

Minimum System Requirements
1GHz Intel Pentium III or AMD Athlon Processor
256MB of RAM
8x DVD-ROM Drive
3.6 GB of free Hard Disk space for a minimal install
64MB Video Card with DirectX 9 compatible drivers ("GeForce3" or better)
DirectX 9 compatible Stereo Sound Card
Keyboard & Mouse

Recommended System Requirements
Intel Pentium 4 or AMD Athlon XP processor (or better)
384(+) MB of RAM
16x DVD-ROM drive
4.7 GB of free Hard Disk space for a full install
128(+) MB Video Card with DirectX 9 compatible drivers ("GeForce4" or better)
DirectX 9 compatible Surround Sound Card
Game pad with twin axis analog controls (USB or Joystick Port)
Keyboard & Mouse
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#13
I don't really now much about the computers system. (Just got it). Where can i see what my graphic card is?

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#14
Press: WINDOWS KEY + BREAK -> Hardware Tab -> Click on 'Device Manager' -> Double-Click on 'Display adapters'
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#15
if you bought a computer from a retail store or something you most likely do not even have a REAL graphics card. Something like a Dell, Compaq, HP or other would usually come with onboard graphics which
will never cut it as far as playing games on the PC.


#16
Well, my dad got it for free from his friend. And his friend said that if you need a bigger graphic card, i will see if i can find one. So, i just wait. Thank you for all your replys !

And it looks like my graphic card is 32 MB.

Look here!
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#17
depends on what type of slots your PC has
If all you have is PCI slots then don't waste your money because PCI graphics cards are outdated and not that great. It would work better than the onboard card, but still not be able to run newer games on the highest resolution or without any glitches.

If you have AGP slot then you can get a pretty good one but they run about $189. That and the fact that most graphics cards require a power supply that is over 350w so that is something else you would have to check into as well.

If you have PCI-E slots, which with an older system i doubt, that would be the best type of card out there right now and you can get one for about $150 that will play all todays newer games.

In order to have a good gaming PC i had to build one from the ground up. you have to spend a lot more money to get a good gaming system
if you buy it already assembled on the internet or from a company like Dell, HP, or other.
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#18
I am receiving this message from the resident evil 4 game I downloaded,






this shows up after I hit the play button
can someone help me to fix this problem
#19
Hi,

can anyone tell me hot to install GTA san andreas without using a cd. I mean like hot to download it from te internet, i have tried everything such as patches and so far nothing worked. Anyone kno how to download GTA san andreas
#20
What you need to do is go to game copyworld.com or gameburnorld.com and ddownload the no cd/dvd file
seach on the game cd its self.
Quote:
go to My Computer->Right-click on the drive where the game is in -> Explore. Look if any folder named 'crack'
if the folder is there inside the folder should be the crack its an .exe file with an Icon that may be simular to the game icon

when you find the file paste it the main game folde.

you will know if you pasted it in the right spot because as soon as you hit paste you should see a window that ask you if you want to replace the file

say yes

now the game will not look for the cd.
#21
zee82 Suspended due non-functional email address
homersimp
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#22
zee82 Suspended due non-functional email address
Quote:
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go to My Computer->Right-click on the drive where the game is in -> Explore. Look if any folder named 'crack'
wot if i dont have any folder named crack??????????????
#23
zee82 Suspended due non-functional email address
I used Daemontools, Alcohol 120%, Poweriso , Imgburn that whole mounting to a virtual drive stuff method to play dis game but i dont knw wot em doing wrong here. b4 dis i've played so many pc games nd i never had any problem. i even tried no cd crack method but always had problem everytime whneva i tried to enter it goes out at the screen when it's going to load the game. look like its my pc having
pentium 3 1200 mhz but i
dont really know much about the computer systems. where can i see
my graphic card, ram is ?????????????
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