GTA: San Andreas Downgrade Patch

Restore Grand Theft Auto San Andreas to the original version and make modifications as desired

  • Category:

    Various Utilities

  • Works under:

    Windows 7 / Windows Vista / Windows XP

  • Program available in:In English
  • Program license:Free
  • Vote:
    7.7 (1398)

If you're an avid modder or just someone who wants to get the most out of Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, the GTA: San Andreas Downgrade Patch just may be the key to your gaming enjoyment.

The GTA: San Andreas Downgrade Patch is meant for players who own the Second Edition (Version 2) of the critically acclaimed 2004 PC title. The Second Edition features a number of code changes made by Rockstar Games in response to the "Hot Coffee" controversy. However, many of these changes also prevent players from making modifications to the game files. These restrictions cause the game to crash whenever players try to add vehicles, map mods and other popular modifications.

The downgrade patch essentially downgrades the Second Edition back to Version 1, restoring files that were modified and removed by Rockstar for the Second Edition disc. These crucial changes allow your installation of GTA: San Andreas to be moddable once more.

Installation of the GTA: San Andreas Downgrade Patch is relatively simple and quick with no further tweaking or add-ons required. The only caveat towards using this downgrade patch is having Microsoft.net Framework 1.0 installed prior to installing. However, that's the only upfront requirement needed before using the patch.

The GTA: San Andreas Downgrade Patch is an essential tool for any player who's looking forward to the multitude of mods available for this PC title.

Pros and Cons

Pros:

Returns GTA: San Andreas v2 to v1

Simple and fast installation

Allows players to add their own mods

Cons:

Requires the Microsoft.net Framework before installation

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