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03-08-2010, 11:59 AM
Just bought the GTA pack from steam all the other games work fine except the original GTA is there anyway i can get this to run in vista when i boot it up says about a directdraw error
03-08-2010, 01:18 PM
Probably not an issue directly related to your OS version, it seems to work fine on Win7.
03-08-2010, 01:22 PM
The exact error here is:
MGL DirectDraw Failure:
CreateSurface Failed (DDERR_OUTOFVIDEOMEMORY)
then close that box down and says:
MGL Fatal Error!
Display Error: Selected Video Mode not supported
Intel Q6600 Quad Core
4gb Corsair Ram
Geforce 9800GT overclocked 1gb
03-12-2010, 07:58 PM
Windows XP needs SP3
Windows Vista needs SP1
Windows 2000 has d3d9.dll error
Windows 7 no wrong but not very good
Windows 7 depends on the setup. As you will see in other posts, there has been success in many Win7 setups... especially my Win7 Pro 64 bit setup. No problems whatsoever.
03-22-2010, 11:52 AM
any resolution to this problem? I'm also having problems getting this to work...
64 bit win 7 pro
Nvidia GTX 280
4 GB RAM
03-23-2010, 05:21 PM
Now, steam is routing me through 3rd party support. :sigh:
I really only bought the GTA package so I could play them all from the beginning (what a waste) :/
11-13-2011, 08:23 AM
I had exact same issue as OP, but I'm running Win7 Ultimate as the title says.
The only thing I could think of is I'm running multiple monitors and it's possible GTA1 is old enough to not support multiple displays. Once I disabled my second monitor, GTA1 ran fine... at any resolution. So maybe OP didn't mention he has a second display.
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