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Started by UK SkidMark, May 31, 2002, 06:24:44 PM

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Yo Skid I had the very same problem, mostly with the menu screen being in such a state that you couldn't read it.  The patch from Microsoft certainly worked for me, though it seems odd that the makers of GTA3 know of the problem but don't bother to fix it, considering the amount of people using XP and Nvidia Cards.  Great game though  :)


From the GTAIII Readme:


Windows XP + nVIDIA based cards (possibly other brands):
We have found a possible problem with Windows XP that manifests itself
as graphical problems both in the game menu and also during game play.
We have traced this problem to be a Windows XP problem.
Technically this problem is solved by the use of a newer version of
d3d8.dll than is shipped on CD with Windows XP. (The version on the
Windows XP CD that has problems is 5.1.26000.0 ÃÆ'Ã,¢Ã¢ââ,¬Å¡Ã,¬Ã¢â‚¬Ã...“ versions tested
without error include 5.1.2600.15 and 5.1.2600.29)
Currently the only way we know to update this dll file is to install
the Windows XP Patch: ÃÆ'Ã,¢Ã¢ââ,¬Å¡Ã,¬Ã…ââ,¬Å"The Computer Cannot Enter Standby or Hibernate
If a Direct3D-Based Screen Saver Is Running (Q306676)ÃÆ'Ã,¢Ã¢ââ,¬Å¡Ã,¬Ã‚? downloadable
from the following Web Site:
This update may in the future be available as part of an official
Windows XP Service Pack, a Windows XP Compatibility Update, or possibly
a DirectX 8.1 update.

I couldn't get pat the splash screen before loading this.