GTA SA - Able to fix soundissues on STEAM version?

Discussion in 'General Gaming and Hardware Forum' started by Daimyo, Jun 20, 2009.

  1. Daimyo

    Daimyo Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!
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    Oct 26, 2007
    Edited title for clarity ...

    Hello.

    I have just submitted a query to Rockstar's support but this bug is annoying me.

    I have encountered the so-called "Rain / Thunderstorm bug" where engine sounds and voice acting disappears and other sounds are falling in and out of the game while playing. VERY annoying.

    Even more annoying is the fact that the offcial patch (1.01) for this seems to only work on retail versions due to its dependency on a locally stored .exe file.


    I cannot keep playing unless I fix this - it is so annoying.

    Anyone know a solution?
     
  2. Brother None

    Brother None This ghoul has seen it all
    Staff Member Admin Orderite

    Apr 3, 2003
    Huh? Steam has a locally stored EXE file. It's under steam\steamapps\common, or possibly steam\steamapps\username. There's a normal installed folder there, and most mods and patches work fine with Steam installs.
     
  3. Daimyo

    Daimyo Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!
    Orderite

    Oct 26, 2007
    STEAM has an .exe file yes, but not GTA SA ... ?


    I cannot find the folders you have named either ...
     
  4. Zaij

    Zaij Vault Senior Citizen
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    Feb 10, 2004
    I thought steam updates games bought over steam automatically.
     
  5. Sander

    Sander This ghoul has seen it all
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    Jul 5, 2003
    Yes it does. It's in GTA: SA's folder within the Steam folder.

    They're relative to Steam's installed directory. For me that would be:
    "O:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\grand theft auto iv"
    for instance.

    Also, I'm pretty sure Steam auto-applies any updates available.
     
  6. Daimyo

    Daimyo Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!
    Orderite

    Oct 26, 2007
    Hmm.

    Good and valid points, and my GTA SA main menu shows version 3.0 anyway so patch 1.01 probably won't do much ?? (all the posts on the net I have seen about this are from a couple of years back and they all claim the 1.01 patch sorts it out.

    Don't understand why this bug has occurred now.


    Edit:

    No wonder I did not find my Steam files ...

    F:\Games\Halflife 1\Programs\steam\games

    It has put itself in the H1 folder since that was when I first registered to STEAM ...

    Does not help me though as I cannot install patch and still have the bug even after turning off hardware acceleration in my control panel (another recommended solution)
     
  7. Sander

    Sander This ghoul has seen it all
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    Jul 5, 2003
    You could always turn off sound and listen to music in the background.
     
  8. Daimyo

    Daimyo Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!
    Orderite

    Oct 26, 2007
    Hehe, I could, but I like the sounds so it just takes away from the experience for me ...

    Will see what Rockstar support says ...
     
  9. PastaMasta

    PastaMasta Mildly Dipped

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    Sep 25, 2008
    I hate this bug, and to date I haven't been able to find a friggin' patch for it. Good luck though, if you find anything let me know.

    San Andreas is a brilliant game in my opinion.