Installing the whole game
What does not
The character seems to automatically walk in circles which make it uncontrollable. Many claim that the OS is making a conflict between a joystick and the keyboard.
Fix: Although I had the same issue and didn't have any joystick/extra controllers attached and turns out I had to rename the files js0 and js1 from /dev/input/. After restarting the game the controllers work as normal.
Regardless of the wine version in-use. Some Ubuntu 14.04 users experience "bad or crackling sound problems in the game, sometimes after changing between radio channels or making loud noises with weapons.
Fix: Edit the file daemon.conf in the directory /etc/pulse/. Edit the value of default-fragment-size-msec and change it to 5. This will fix any sound issues you have.
What was not tested
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|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|
|Show||Ubuntu 16.04 "Xenial" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Mar 29 2017||2.2||Yes||Yes||Gold||Marco Spampinato|
|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||Multiple games fail to play intro videos/movies (quartz MPEG splitter: MPEG-1 system streams not supported)||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||demoscene fr-038: theta crashes (affect multiple games: Anarchy Online, Tomb Raider, GTA)||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
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
ÂHow 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.