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Windows 7: Grand Theft Auto III requires at least 12MB of available video memory.

09 Apr 2011   #1
fANAT1C

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 
Grand Theft Auto III requires at least 12MB of available video memory.

hey all, yesterday I installed Grand Theft Auto III again because I was bored. So I tried to run the game on my laptop, but when I doubleclick the desktop icon the game tells me "Grand Theft Auto III requires at least 12MB of available video memory." and I can't start the game.

My laptop has 4 gigs of DDR3 RAM and the Nvidia GeForce GT240m 1GB RAM, and also an Intel Core 2 Duo T6600 (2,2 ghz).

I think with these specs my laptop should be able to run GTA III 20 times at the same time, but it moans about not having enough video RAM... My laptop can run Need for Speed Shift, Call of Duty 4, Call of Duty Black Ops etc but can not run GTA III?

help me please, already updated to the latest gfx card drivers. I'm using Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, service pack 1.


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09 Apr 2011   #2
IownAmoneyPit

Windows 7 Pro x 2/Windows 10 Home/10 Pro//Windows 10 Insider Preview ?
 
 

Since it is an older game you may need to run it in Compatibility Mode choosing XP as the OS and also requires Direct X 8.1 (not sure if Windows 7 has that version), Requirements listed here
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09 Apr 2011   #3
biggles1000

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

yeah, compatability mode would be your best bet. However, some games just still won't work in Windows 7. I got Wroms Armageddon running, but games like codemaster's soldiers don't work due to some security stuff. Ford Racing 3 just gets to a loading screen as if it's frozen, so GTA3 may just not run. good luck
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09 Apr 2011   #4
fANAT1C

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

heh, I tried running as administrator in Windows XP Service Pack 3 mode before too and had no luck either.

guess it's time to format the laptop, there's a few other strange things going on with it (windows aero theme stopped working, currently using Windows Basic Theme cos I can not get the aero theme working anymore)
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09 Apr 2011   #5
DeanP

Win 7 Pro x64 SP1 OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.7
 
 

Where did you get your GTA copy from?
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09 Apr 2011   #6
Everlong

 

If you're planning on re-installing Windows then see if it works after that. I've got the Steam version of GTA III and that works perfectly fine.

Try updating all drivers on your laptop too, such as chipset.
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09 Apr 2011   #7
fANAT1C

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Everlong View Post
If you're planning on re-installing Windows then see if it works after that. I've got the Steam version of GTA III and that works perfectly fine.

Try updating all drivers on your laptop too, such as chipset.
Yeah, I'm copying all my stuff to my ext. hard drive and when thats done I'll reinstall Windows and give it a go. Thanks for trying to help at you all, this forum rocks.

You'll hear from me later
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09 Apr 2011   #8
biggles1000

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

good luck If you are completely wiping your internal HDd and it's large, I recommend you also install an older version of Windows if you have a disc lying around. remember, if you then want to dual boot, install the older version of windows first, then windows 7 afterwards.
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09 Apr 2011   #9
biggles1000

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

also, don't forget to de-activate any softwware such as iTunes beofre you wipe the HDD (the 5 computer limit thing)
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09 Apr 2011   #10
fANAT1C

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DeanP View Post
Where did you get your GTA copy from?
I've downloaded it, back in the days I had a legal copy of GTA III but I lost the disc and serial. Not going to buy it twice.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by biggles1000 View Post
also, don't forget to de-activate any softwware such as iTunes beofre you wipe the HDD (the 5 computer limit thing)
does iTunes really have such thing? I bought my iPod Touch in february, it's a great device but so lame all great apps aren't free and iTunes is so crap... I bought the iPod with pain in my heart as I'm an Apple hater, but I needed a decent music player with WiFi and the Touch was the only decent device with WiFi so I had no choice.
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