Tuesday, January 25th, 2005
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PC Version of San Andreas to be packaged on DVD ROM

GTA: San Andreas - General News | @ 01:28 PM MDT | By Neil
In what may seem a predictable move, Take2Games have informally announced that the PC version of Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas will be packaged on DVD ROM when it is released in June. New boxart images were added to the US and UK Take 2 Websites bearing revealing "PC DVD ROM" monikers.
Interestingly, the UK Take 2 website states that the game will be released on 15th April. Possibly an error, or are we in for another special announcement soon?
Update: The UK Take 2 Website now shows the original release date of 10th June.
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zPuP
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YaY!So what does the DVD have to do with anything?
01-25-2005 01:49 PM
Wesley
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This is weird... both show this icon on the top, but I guess it's the only icon they have by now (releasing a game in DVD format isn't so usual... hehe)

But anyway, even being unnoficial, this is great news as they usually make us wait for about one year before the PC version come out...

[ post edited 01-25-2005 02:52 PM by Wesley ]
01-25-2005 02:48 PM
{Polish}Big Leo Jake
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Wow lol, I just got a PC a few weeks ago with a DVD drive. Its got the latest shit and evrything, one of the best DELL pcs out there, and now im fully prpeared for the GTA SA PC.
01-25-2005 03:04 PM
autosol
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15 april soo sweeet, i have walkin' day out and day in with suiceid toughts cuz i tought it would be realesed on the 10 of june, pff, thank good, and prisy holy maria! this is a miracle from above!
01-25-2005 03:05 PM
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YaY!So what does the DVD have to do with anything?

It means that it will be a DVD instead of a CD. I'm glad their doing this, I wish more companies would release games in DVD so we don't have to deal with 12 discs. Very good news.
01-25-2005 03:07 PM
sanandreashalo
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xbox version on april 15th instead of june 7th? almost 2 months ahead of time sounds great. but there is a problem.... APRIL 15TH IS A FRIDAY, GAMES ARE NOT RELEASED ON FRIDAYS. on the other hand, JUNE 7TH IS A TUESDAY, SO I WOULD STICK WITH THE TUESDAY DATE. I think april 15th is a bogus date, at least for the USA.
01-25-2005 03:31 PM
Tommy_GS
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Question.. is this only coming on a DVD disc ?? if so then i think thats f**ked up man..

If it comes on both like: CD & A DVD ROM then iam happy.. if not and only for DVD iam not happy
01-25-2005 03:54 PM
Powrman
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Yet, you have to think a little bit guys. In the UK games come out on Friday. That is Taketwo's UK site. Also Midnight Club 3 is also coming out in America on April 12th. Maybe Rockstar is gonna hit us with a double whammy?
01-25-2005 04:01 PM
Gogeta
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lol some peole were waiting gta:sa for pc beacause the mod's and i dont think you can mod a DVD

[ post edited 01-25-2005 07:12 PM by Gogeta ]
01-25-2005 07:11 PM
alex1237
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How do you open the trunk of your car and put stuff in it
01-25-2005 07:59 PM
air_boy75
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gogeta wtf r u on about.Its on dvd so it can play movies in the game and also store much more data than a cd rom. The game is installed on ur pc....so why wouldnt you be able to mod files on your pc???.. fool lol
01-25-2005 08:35 PM
gangsta
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alex is right. how do you open the trunk of the car in GTA Sa?
edit: it will be cool if it was DVD rom. thats soo cool!!!
01-25-2005 09:12 PM
blackninja
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So happy I just hope it come out around april if not well then I have to wait for the next anouncement
01-25-2005 09:24 PM
DanKill
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What's the poblem with DVD? There's no problem, a lot of games are released on DVD, and nobody has problems with mods. Anyway all the models and textures files (.img) will be installed on your HD, just the audio (radio stations) may be played from DVD, like CD version of VC, so there are no problems.
About the date, 99% it's a mistake, there is no date on the US page, German site tellin that it would be on june, just UK site has april 15, maybe a british joke LOL.

[ post edited 01-25-2005 11:11 PM by DanKill ]
01-25-2005 10:41 PM
RupertBG
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Yer wot is the prob?? farcry was realeased on DVD (but also CD) the same with MOH: pacific assualt. I dont think they would make a mistake when they put a realease date on there site. i think they do think b4 they post :P There is no way in hell they will not realease it on CD aswell as DVD. they would lose half there market. unless they have bin paid by the DVDROM drive companys or some S#!t
01-26-2005 12:12 AM
Dgtadude
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Great news , Thanx GTAGaming , Now to answer some Nooby questions here.

Why DVD ? Cause no one would want to have 6 Game Disks , (EX : cd1, cd2,cd3...)

Can we mod DVD ? DVD is just a way of getting the game to your pc , you dont actually mod on it , just like gtavc or gta3 , you dont mod on the cd , you mod the game on ur pc WHICH was put there by the cd.

And for the dude who said DVD sux :
Its 2005 my friend , Every $300USD crappy computer has at least a DVD player,
I mean .. seriously .. You can buy a used one if you like for less than $20USD on ebay...
01-26-2005 06:31 AM
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Yes it would be wonderfull if it is gona be released in aprill
they will probably release it on PC-CD Rom as well as DVD as the sales will drop other wise and that cant be gd for them so the must release them both or they wont sell
hope u have a great day every 1
01-26-2005 09:43 AM
DanKill
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Release Date
10th June
Date was changed to previous! Check it on UK web site. So it's confirmed that was a mistake, not a miracle. I think april 15 was the MC3 Europe date that have caused a confusion. We just have a DVD monikers on the box, so there is no word on that CD version will not be released, the most common is CD & DVD, so wait until Rockstar info. Anyway you can always find 20-30 bucks for a DVD-ROM Drive, good upgrade for your PC if you still using CD-ROM.

[ post edited 01-26-2005 10:19 AM by DanKill ]
01-26-2005 10:18 AM
DanKill
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Yes! That's right! MC3 date:
Release Date
15th April
UK Midnight Club 3 site. So they were confused with the dates. Wait for San Andreas in june.
01-26-2005 10:31 AM
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Well i dont think many people can do anything other than wait till june i thaught it was july my mistake 7th June in US and 10thJune Europe for PC & X-Box (Personally dont like consoles but its different depends what u like i supose)
Yeah i advise that every one gets a DVD drive (imsure many of u have)

thanks for that DanKill (Herm my name's Daniel -Odd)
01-26-2005 01:50 PM
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As some have said, if you don't have a DVD drive I would advise getting one as well. I've had a DVD-Rom drive for about 2 years and just recently got a DVD burner. So now I've got two DVD drives. They have droped a ton in price anyway. I mean my DVD burner was only $70.
01-26-2005 06:34 PM
kippafwed
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It says DVD on the box but in the top right hand corner of the Take 2 site it has the PC CD-ROM marker which is strange
01-26-2005 07:56 PM
kippafwed
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It says DVD on the box but in the top right hand corner of the Take 2 site it has the PC CD-ROM marker which is strange
01-26-2005 08:02 PM
ballagrl23
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Damn, that would be a sweet deal if they bumped up the release date to April. Too bad it aint gonna happen.

[ post edited 01-27-2005 08:09 AM by ballagrl23 ]
01-27-2005 08:08 AM
blokker_1999
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I don't get it. Why are so many people against a DVD release here? Do you know what system specs the game will have? No you don't. VC already required a machine of 1.2GHz and i can only imagine that the system requirements for this game are gonna be higher.

So you need a recent machine to play it. A lot of recent machines have come with a DVD player, these days they are standard. And buying one isn't expensive. Hell i can buy two for the price of the GTA game or a burner for that price. There really is no problem in releasing it on DVD and it is not gonna hurt sales. Look at Half-Life 2. A game that was only released on DVD here in europe and it's the best selling PC game for 2004!
01-30-2005 03:17 AM
sanandreashalo
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The Take 2 US website says PC and Xbox san andreas in June. I looked up grand theft auto psp and nothing comes up. They are hiding it. The only PSP game they list is Midnight Club 3. no gta psp game listed.
01-30-2005 06:04 PM
felix the cat to be
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F**** I have a Cd Rom and thats JUST GREAT
02-01-2005 01:26 AM
 

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