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Old 04-09-2010, 05:32 PM   #1
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1. I tried installing GTA and London 1969 from the original CD's in DOSbox-0.74 but the installation doesn't work (neither one) even though:
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Several small game specific fixes/hacks/support...GTA installer...
Maybe there's some specific settings needed...
Anyway, I just manually copied the necessary files from the CD's and both games can be played.


2. Every time a cutscene is played the game slows down to almost a halt. I noticed that a cutscene makes hundreds of *.tga files in GTADOS folder. After a few cutscenes I could have ~1 gig of those files on my HDD (BTW, the files are named DUMP*.tga, where * is an increasing number).

I opened one of these dump-files in GIMP, the files are pictures of the cutscenes. It's like the game takes a screenshot of every single frame of a cutscene and that causes the slowdown of the game.

The cutscene problem is only present with the high color version of the game. Everything works fine with the low color version but I rather play with the better graphics.


Any ideas how to fix the cutscenes? Could this be caused by the copy-paste installation and if so, how to install the game properly?

Also, I know Rockstar is offering the game for free on their website. Does that version work in Windows 7 and/or DOSBox and does it have the CD-audio tracks (or can it play the tracks from the original CD(s))?

I'd rather use my original CDs.
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Old 04-09-2010, 09:21 PM   #2
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Could this be caused by the copy-paste installation
Most probably: yes
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C... and if so, how to install the game properly?
You need xcopy somewhere in the path to use the dos based installer, easiest is to put it in your virtual C:\ root.
MsDos one or freedos one
http://www.freedos.org/software/?prog=xcopy
As xcopy is an "external" command the dosbox devs can not include it.

Ans there was something about an extra "set" instruction, copy=y or cmd /y....??? must look it up.

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Yep, you need to input set copycmd=/Y before launching the installer.
Knew there was something ....
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Old 05-09-2010, 10:51 AM   #3
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You need xcopy somewhere in the path to use the dos based installer, easiest is to put it in your virtual C:\ root.

you need to input set copycmd=/Y before launching the installer.
Tried that, the installation didn't work any better.

The problem is only in the gta24_uk.exe (and maybe gta24.exe, I haven't actually played the "normal" gta long enough to see a cutscene and I deleted my old savegames ). I managed to get the 3Dfx version to run in an SVN build of DOSBox. That seems to work without any problems.

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