Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

Version 1.  Retail CD Release and minor patches.

Application Details:

Version: 1.x
License: Retail
Votes: 11
Latest Rating: Platinum
Latest Wine Version Tested: 4.0.2

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What works


Singleplayer freeroam

Modloader and modloader mods (mods include but are not limited to: skygfx, silentpatch, texture mods such as mobile minimap on PC)

What does not

Mouse click stops working if the game is paused. Sometimes both mouse click and mouse movement stop working if the game is paused. Sometimes mouse click and/or mouse movement randomly stop working during gameplay


What was not tested

Career playthrough (complete save game carried over from PC version)

SA:MP mod

32-bit wineprefix

Hardware tested


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Additional Comments

Mouse issues can be fixed by ticking "emulate a virtual desktop" on winecfg. Game works best when Wine is set to windows xp mode on winecfg as it is known for having issues with windows vista and above.

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowUbuntu 19.04 "Disco" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Sep 13 20194.0.2Yes Yes NoPlatinumFranco 
ShowGentoo Linux x86_64Jun 27 20194.0.1-stagingYes Yes NoPlatinumsbct 
ShowManjaro LinuxApr 02 20194.5Yes Yes NoSilverAlexis Monzón 
CurrentFuntoo Linux AMD64Jul 11 20172.10-stagingYes Yes GoldAnonymous Anonymous 
ShowUbuntu 16.04 "Xenial" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Mar 29 20172.2Yes Yes GoldMarco Spampinato 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
9127 Multiple games fail to play intro videos/movies (quartz MPEG splitter: MPEG-1 system streams not supported) NEW View

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HowTo / Notes

Common Problems
GTA refuses to open

    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

      Slow Play

        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

              Fonts Issue

                If you have issues with fonts, try (type in the terminal): winetricks allfonts

                Extracts all audio from Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
                ­­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:

                  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 [your gta folder]/audio/streams/* [user folder]/gta_sounds ../metadata.conf

                    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:

                    Filename Station
                    audio/streams/aa Police
                    audio/streams/adverts Adverts
                    audio/streams/ambience Ambience
                    audio/streams/beats Beats
                    audio/streams/ch Playback FM
                    audio/streams/co KROSE
                    audio/streams/cr K-DST
                    audio/streams/cutscene Cutscene
                    audio/streams/ds Bounce FM
                    audio/streams/hc SFUR
                    audio/streams/mh Radio Los Santos
                    audio/streams/mr Radio X
                    audio/streams/nj CSR
                    audio/streams/re K-JAH
                    audio/streams/rg Master Sounds
                    audio/streams/tk WCTR

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