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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:


then close that box down and says:

MGL Fatal Error!

Display Error: Selected Video Mode not supported

Specs are
Vista 64
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

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.

Anyhow, cheers.