The gameplay is working without lag at a 1680x1050 resolution on a 22" tft-monitor. I've a GeForce 8800 with 512 MB memory. The processor is an AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+. My Linux distribution is Ubuntu 126.96.36.199 Hardy Heron.
The music-sound is very nice and the radio-stations are making the driving to a dream.
The game is very good to take off the real world for a little time.
What does not
The outside noises are quietly and a little code-writing is needed. But this quiet sound don't bothers me, it doesn't matter - you can make the music quieter in the options and do the noise louder, like I've done. Who wan't to change it professionally, finds a GuideApplication here (only search).
You have to disable Compiz. Because it lags the game. When the game is still laggy after that, disable the Vertex Shader (Terminal: winecfg/grafic/Direct3D).
What was not tested
I was gaming an hour and there haven't been any problems... check it out by yourself - it's an adventure like Linux, as well.
|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|
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.