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Picked up the complete Rockstar pack during the Steam sale and figured I'd give Vice City a spin as I haven't played it in years...if only it'd play :/

No matter what I do it will load, then just freeze when it gets to the inital black screen with the caption "Marco's Bistro, Libery City 1986."
I've tried deleting the .set file from my docs, I've tried the data execution prevention trick (link), I've even tried disabling aero...none have worked.

Halp?
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Hey, what you need to do is start the game, when it goes black and says Marcos Bistro, hit ALT tab, to minimize the game, then hit it again to open the game back up.

That fixes it, had it happen to me too
Edited by Lazloisdavrock - 8/7/11 at 10:03am
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run as Admin. if that doesnt work do admin+xp compatibly or Vista compatibility.
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Originally Posted by Lazloisdavrock View Post
Hey, what you need to do is start the game, when it goes black and says Marcos Bistro, hit ALT tab, to minimize the game, then hit it again to open the game back up.

That fixes it, had it happen to me too
Ha that worked! Looks like you have to do that w every cut sceene though :rolleys: (oh well at least it'l work lol).
Wow also noticed the controls on my 360 controller suck with this...heres hoping customizing that won't suck as well.
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Ha that worked! Looks like you have to do that w every cut sceene though :rolleys: (oh well at least it'l work lol).
Wow also noticed the controls on my 360 controller suck with this...heres hoping customizing that won't suck as well.
I only had to do it in the Bistro and the airport scene and the rest run fine.

also, I personally like WASD and mouse for vice city. but thats just me.

try using Xpadder to setup the game with your 360 controller
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Nice, thanks again for the tip
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