The entire game-play, including all missions and side missions.
Adding custom music to the "User Playlist" radio channel also works.
What does not
Occasionally, textures on various objects, including CJ and NPCs, look corrupted, disabling either the Vertex Shader or Pixel Shader rectifies the problem.
Reflective surfaces, like the shiny chrome parts on vehicles, look weird, and you can actually see a sunset picture on the metal when you look closely.
What was not tested
After upgrading from Wine 0.9.45, the performance of this game is again back to normal, and works flawlessly. Compiled from source. Using the ATI driver 8.40.4. Online mods will not work, but since they are technically separate programs, they shouldn't affect the rating of this game.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Debian 10.x "Buster"||Jul 04 2021||6.0.1||N/A||Yes||No||Platinum||Maksym|
|Show||Ubuntu 19.04 "Disco" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Sep 13 2019||4.0.2||Yes||Yes||No||Platinum||Franco|
|Show||Gentoo Linux x86_64||Jun 27 2019||4.0.1-staging||Yes||Yes||No||Platinum||sbct|
|Show||Manjaro Linux||Apr 02 2019||4.5||Yes||Yes||No||Silver||Alexis MonzÃ³n|
|Show||Funtoo Linux AMD64||Jul 11 2017||2.10-staging||Yes||Yes||Gold||Anonymous Anonymous|
|Bug #||Description||Status||Resolution||Other apps affected|
|1410||Mouse always Recentered||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|3108||GTA: San Andreas:hidden windows in managed mode||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|5233||Empire Earth installation process ... crashed and aborted||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|5723||GTA San Andreas: models are ugly, "exposed", and untexturized||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|7303||Joystick axis misbehaviour makes GTA:San Andreas unplayable||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|7330||GTA: San Andreas: Broken models with 0.9.30||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|7457||GTA San Andreas crashes in Wine 0.9.31||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|7800||Grand Theft Auto Series with a gamepad plugged in the protagonistwill start running ahead immedeately||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|8634||antialiasing disabled in gtasa menu||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|8642||reflective objects in gtasa look weird||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|9098||GTA: San Andreas crashes if qedit.dll is present||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|9127||Drome Racers requires system stream support in the MPEG-I splitter||NEW||View|
|9174||GTA San Andreas: Missing text on street signs.||CLOSED||INVALID||View|
|9461||Model textures corruption in GTA San Andreas||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|10631||3DMark01 - Test4 Nature is extremely slow||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|11434||GTA-SA goes extremely slow when other 3D models in screen||CLOSED||DUPLICATE||View|
|11458||Spanish subtitles dont appear in GTA-SA||CLOSED||INVALID||View|
|11581||GTA San Andreas: weird looking textures||CLOSED||ABANDONED||View|
|12013||GTA San Andreas crash||CLOSED||INVALID||View|
|12887||Regression: GTA san andreas too slow to be playable||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|12979||Trucks&Trains game error in quartz.dll||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|13047||Wine 0.9.61 breaks "GTA: San Andreas"||CLOSED||DUPLICATE||View|
|14701||GTA SA crash after logos||CLOSED||ABANDONED||View|
|14896||GTA: San Andreas - Ambient Sounds are too quiet (EAX)||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|14909||GTA San Andreas: Vehicle camera spins forever||CLOSED||INVALID||View|
|16928||Grand Theft Auto San Andreas: freezes when looking into the sun||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|16932||GTA:SA - Models have strange colours||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|17504||GTA San Andreas still crashes cause to Page Fault||CLOSED||DUPLICATE||View|
|17906||GTA San Andreas Page Fault at address 0x4dd5a3||CLOSED||DUPLICATE||View|
|20108||Translucent black squares in GTA San Andreas around fire when FSAA enabled||CLOSED||DUPLICATE||View|
|23619||GTA San Andreas doesn't find widescreen video modes||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|24782||GTA: San Andreas crashes when playing intro videos||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|24932||GTA 3, VC, SA crash||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|26973||gta san andreas control bug left key error||CLOSED||INVALID||View|
|27798||GTA3 & GTAVC rendering is messed up||CLOSED||NOTOURBUG||View|
|28166||Player shadows have inverted colors in GTASA||CLOSED||NOTOURBUG||View|
|30557||winegstreamer broken with >=glib-2.32.0||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|31405||Wine not playing GTA San Andreas||CLOSED||INVALID||View|
|31532||Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas does not work on 75Hz||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|32353||Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas crashes on new game||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|35408||Multiple games and applications crash in d3d since Wine 1.7.17 (Demoscene fr-038: theta by Farbrausch, Anarchy Online, Tomb Raider, GTA)||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|48994||GTA: San Andreas + SilentPatch 1.1 build 32 crashes on start||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
Some times gta may fail to start even when you haven't touched (modded) anything. In this case delete the file gta_sa.set inside the Documents/GTA San Andreas User Files directory and restart the app. You will have to reset your gta sa settings.
CJ and peds are too dark
If cj isn't light correctly and appears very dark try disabling glsl. You can disable it using the registry key: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Wine\Direct3D\UseGLSL > "disabled" Or use winetricks/playonlinux
If you have problems with slow play, go to your winecfg and disable support for Vertex Shader and Pixel Shader
Controllers & Keyboards
Joysticks and joypads will create a conflict with the keyboard keys making the character (CJ) uncontrollable. Disable all controllers before running the game to avoid this issue.
Load a saved game not work
Try this: winetricks d3dx9
Intro videos not work
In some cases this fix can backfire, doing that your game does not start anymore.Make a backup of your .wine folder or create new wineprefix for test before continuing.
1) Install the ugly plugins for gstreamer (the name of package depends of your distribuition)
2) Install the quartz and devenum: winetricks quartz devenum
3) Install ffdshow: winetricks ffdshow (during installation, check the box of MPEG1 and MPEG2)
4) Test your game.
If you can not start your game, restore the backup or back to original wineprefix. # 9127
If you have issues with fonts, try (type in the terminal): winetricks allfonts
this method extracts all audio from GTA San Andreas, includes all music, DJ chatter, ads, background sounds and cutscenes.
How to build
1) Get this archive: http://goo.gl/HRwGV
2) On terminal extract this archive with: tar xfv radio-free-san-andreas-0.2.tar.bz2
3) Go to extracted folder: cd radio-free-san-andreas-0.2
4) Type: ./bootstrap && ./configure
5) If a problem occurs, install the missing libraries and rerun the command ./configure until it runs without errors.
6) Build (type it): make
How to use
1) Go to src/ folder: cd src/
2) Create the folder where the files will be stored: mkdir ~/gta_sounds
3) Type: ./extract
Do not use quotation marks or abbreviations (~), it will cause errors. If your path contains spaces, use a "\ " for a correct interpretation, for example:
./extract /home/mrk3004/Games/GTA\ San\ Andreas/audio/streams/* /home/mrk3004/gta_sounds ../metadata.conf
The first arguments are the files to extract from. Then comes the base directory to put the output files in, and lastly the file to read metadata from.
audio/streams/* extracts all the musics and sounds. To extract some in specific, follow the table below:
|audio/streams/mh||Radio Los Santos|
Visit www.sa-mp.com to get started.
The application used to get you playing online with hundreds of other players.
View the workaround by Ruslan posted below.