GTA: San Andreas Steam update causes more harm than good

An update for the Steam version of GTA: San Andreas released this weekend causing issues with save files, removes a number of songs and other things for the sake of Xbox 360 controller support. Totally worth it?


Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas was re-released on Xbox 360 last month, and it appears its PC version has also received a noteable update that removes some features and could potentially ruin your experience.

The Steam version of GTA: San Andreas received an update over the weekend that removes a total of seventeen musical tracks from various radio stations within the game. These same tracks were previously removed from the mobile version of the game, which RockstarNexus believes it could be due to some licensing issues. Several resolution options have also been removed.

Unfortunately, due to all of these changes, previous save files are rendered incompatible with the current version, leaving many fans of the series to have to start all over again. Fortunately, a user-created patch is said to work around this issue.

This weekend’s patch isn’t all bad news as San Andreas now supports the use of an Xbox 360 controller, but considering how much was removed and broken with this update, I don’t think it was worth all of the trouble it caused. Do you?

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    November 10, 2014 8:05 AM

    Daniel Perez posted a new article, GTA: San Andreas Steam update causes more harm than good

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      November 10, 2014 8:42 AM

      I still have the Hot Coffee edition on DVD. :-) So does this new patch (or any previously released patches) add in proper widescreen support?

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        November 10, 2014 8:43 AM

        Aww yeah hehe :-)

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      November 10, 2014 9:16 AM

      not worth it

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      November 10, 2014 1:44 PM

      CORRECTION: All gaming websites are claiming that previous savegames are no longer compatible. This is incorrect. In fact old savegames have never worked with the Steam version of the game and they still don't; attempting to load an old save simply starts a new game. This has nothing to do with the new patch...perhaps people are just discovering this now and are linking it to the patch?
      However, a new game which I started not long ago on the Steam version still works just fine.

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