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tom_riker01

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#1 12 years ago

Okay, new problem. Everytime I try to install a new vehicle, (i.e. change the ".txd" and ".dff" files in the "gta3.img" the game freezes everytime I try to start a new game. It loads up to the menu, but when I try to start a new game it freezes half way through. I've been using IMG2 to do the modding and it worked fine for the skin files in "player.img", but evidently not with the gta3 file. I'll also note that I do not as of yet have a saved game, so everytime I start the game it goes through the initial opening cutscene, I only mention this in case that might be the cause of the problem. Ideas anyone? :confused:




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#2 12 years ago

do you have any mods installed? if so, which ones? (give a link)




tom_riker01

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#3 12 years ago

The only mod I have, but do NOT have installed is the Hot Coffee mod. (Before y'all roll your eyes, my cousin suggested I try it so I blame him.) Anyhow, the only active mod of any kind is I have my skin altered so I'm a white boy now, but aside from that I have NOTHING modded. Besides the game ran fine with player.img file altered, but any modifications to the GTA3 file seem to cause the lock up.

The skin the Micheal Knight skin off of "http://grandtheftauto.filefront.com/".




Amy

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#4 12 years ago

lol, no biggie hun, i got hot coffee mod in too lol.




tom_riker01

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#5 12 years ago

Nice to know I'm not the only one.:) But I still need to know why I can't get any of the new cars to work.




tom_riker01

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#6 12 years ago

Okay, its official: I'm stumped. I've tried everything. The GTA3.img file does not want to be messed with. I've modded Vice City with no probs, I've even got my skin in San Andreas modded, but the game will not let me put ANYTHING new into the gta3.img file, unless I enjoy lockups. (Even switching the files in the gta3 archive BACK to normal using IMG2 still freezes the game.) I have to resort to the backup file rather than undoing my mod manually. Could it be that IMG2 has a bug when it comes to GTA:SA? I'm totally in the dark here and any suggestions are welcome.




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#7 12 years ago

That has got to be dumbest piece of advice I have ever heard what makes you think that Rockstar is going to assist in the butchering of their game




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#8 12 years ago
That has got to be dumbest piece of advice I have ever heard what makes you think that Rockstar is going to assist in the butchering of their game

butchering? are you kidding me? Rockstar are a games company, mods help to sell games, if they sell more games, they get more money. so they like modding. if they didn't like modding then they wouldn't make it easy to mod. the only exception to this rule is version 1.01 of GTA SA. they don't want another incident like hot coffee, so they made it hard to mod. that it why you can't add cars, because Rockstar don't want you to.




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#9 12 years ago
gandalf1864That has got to be dumbest piece of advice I have ever heard what makes you think that Rockstar is going to assist in the butchering of their game

If you dont like our advice or suggestions, then go away. We are trying to help. They made the goddamn game like they did so we CAN mod the game. If they (Rockstar) didnt want the damn thing modded they would have fixed it so we could not do just that..




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#10 12 years ago

if you want any help, find someone that knows how to get around the difficulties of the 1.01 patch (i'm not saying that it's impossible to mod, just hard and even harder for people to help). most people can't help you because they don't have that copy of the game...