ok first, thank you this is a great topic and it explains alot of things.
ok anyway i have a problem... i bought GTA : SA on D2D (direct2drive.com) and at first i thought i had to patch it to use mods! so then i try to patch and it says old file, meaning its already patched, so i come here, try to get the downgrader, and when i try to downgrade it says it cant find my gta_sa.exe version... why does it say this? is it because of direct2drive? or is it just not updated... i dont know which version i have of GTA SA it doesnt show, is there a new version out or something? because ive no idea i mean i just cant install mods and it makes me pissed x-x. ok thank you people.