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  1. #1
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    Unhappy appcompat.txt error

    Ok Guys i need some help.

    I have just installed a new graphics card in my computer (geforceFx5700Le) and afterward i started to get the direct access componet error. I searched the form for this error and got fixed it but now when ever i go to play my game Grand Theft auto san andres i get a error about the appcompat.txt.
    I have never had this before so here is some of the info from the error report.

    Error signature
    AppName:gta_sa.exe Appver:0.0.0.0 ModName:gta_sa.exe
    ModVer:0.0.0.0 Offset:003462a7

    Here is what is included in the file that it sends (54e6_appcompat.txt)

    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-16"?>
    <DATABASE>
    <EXE NAME="gta_sa.exe" FILTER="GRABMI_FILTER_PRIVACY">
    <MATCHING_FILE NAME="eax.dll" SIZE="188416" CHECKSUM="0x651B0CAD" BIN_FILE_VERSION="4.0.0.1" BIN_PRODUCT_VERSION="4.0.0.1" PRODUCT_VERSION="4.00" FILE_DESCRIPTION="EAX Unified" COMPANY_NAME="Creative Technology Ltd" PRODUCT_NAME="EAX Unified" FILE_VERSION="4.00" ORIGINAL_FILENAME="eax.dll" INTERNAL_NAME="EAX Unified" LEGAL_COPYRIGHT="Copyright © 2001" VERFILEDATEHI="0x0" VERFILEDATELO="0x0" VERFILEOS="0x40004" VERFILETYPE="0x2" MODULE_TYPE="WIN32" PE_CHECKSUM="0x0" LINKER_VERSION="0x0" UPTO_BIN_FILE_VERSION="4.0.0.1" UPTO_BIN_PRODUCT_VERSION="4.0.0.1" LINK_DATE="01/06/2004 17:43:24" UPTO_LINK_DATE="01/06/2004 17:43:24" VER_LANGUAGE="English (United States) [0x409]" />
    <MATCHING_FILE NAME="gta_sa.exe" SIZE="14405632" CHECKSUM="0x7B194A6D" MODULE_TYPE="WIN32" PE_CHECKSUM="0x0" LINKER_VERSION="0x0" LINK_DATE="04/28/2005 15:31:22" UPTO_LINK_DATE="04/28/2005 15:31:22" />
    <MATCHING_FILE NAME="ogg.dll" SIZE="36864" CHECKSUM="0x2D6055BE" MODULE_TYPE="WIN32" PE_CHECKSUM="0x0" LINKER_VERSION="0x0" LINK_DATE="11/15/2003 23:54:16" UPTO_LINK_DATE="11/15/2003 23:54:16" />
    <MATCHING_FILE NAME="vorbis.dll" SIZE="1060864" CHECKSUM="0x46553C79" MODULE_TYPE="WIN32" PE_CHECKSUM="0x0" LINKER_VERSION="0x0" LINK_DATE="11/16/2003 16:47:58" UPTO_LINK_DATE="11/16/2003 16:47:58" />
    <MATCHING_FILE NAME="vorbisFile.dll" SIZE="65536" CHECKSUM="0xDDB53F12" MODULE_TYPE="WIN32" PE_CHECKSUM="0x0" LINKER_VERSION="0x0" LINK_DATE="11/16/2003 16:48:29" UPTO_LINK_DATE="11/16/2003 16:48:29" />
    </EXE>
    <EXE NAME="kernel32.dll" FILTER="GRABMI_FILTER_THISFILEONLY">
    <MATCHING_FILE NAME="kernel32.dll" SIZE="983552" CHECKSUM="0x4CE79457" BIN_FILE_VERSION="5.1.2600.2180" BIN_PRODUCT_VERSION="5.1.2600.2180" PRODUCT_VERSION="5.1.2600.2180" FILE_DESCRIPTION="Windows NT BASE API Client DLL" COMPANY_NAME="Microsoft Corporation" PRODUCT_NAME="Microsoft® Windows® Operating System" FILE_VERSION="5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)" ORIGINAL_FILENAME="kernel32" INTERNAL_NAME="kernel32" LEGAL_COPYRIGHT="© Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved." VERFILEDATEHI="0x0" VERFILEDATELO="0x0" VERFILEOS="0x40004" VERFILETYPE="0x2" MODULE_TYPE="WIN32" PE_CHECKSUM="0xFF848" LINKER_VERSION="0x50001" UPTO_BIN_FILE_VERSION="5.1.2600.2180" UPTO_BIN_PRODUCT_VERSION="5.1.2600.2180" LINK_DATE="08/04/2004 07:56:36" UPTO_LINK_DATE="08/04/2004 07:56:36" VER_LANGUAGE="English (United States) [0x409]" />
    </EXE>
    </DATABASE>


    I don't know if any of this info will help but hopefully it does.

    thanks in advance,

    Djf0807

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    Default Re: appcompat.txt error

    The appcompat.txt Tells you where the problem is with the game or what ever is causing it to crash.
    Check thru the txt file for dll names to see if you can track what is causing the crash.
    http://channels.lockergnome.com/it/a...ompattxt.phtml
    http://ntcompatible.com/thread25498-1.html
    If you are using xp Click start then run in this box type sfc / scannow, there is a space after sfc . This will run the windows file checker and will ask for your install cd if it finds any thing amiss.
    Have you run a anti virus scan and spyware scans just in case.

    Spyware scan
    http://www.windowsecurity.com/trojanscan
    Trendmicro
    http://housecall.trendmicro.com
    Panda
    http://www.pandasoftware.com/actives..._principal.htm
    Bitdefender
    http://www.bitdefender.com/scan/licence.php
    Symantec
    http://security.symantec.com/sscv6/d...d=ie&venid=sym

    Have you tried uninstalling the game and installing it again??.
    What version of directx have you is it updated
    http://www.microsoft.com/windows/directx/default.aspx
    Try the directx diagnostic tools
    Click start then run in this box type dxdiag and run the tests there.
    When it crashes bring up task manager and see what processes are running as it could be one of these that is causing the problem also.Write down what is running and go thru them here to see what they are.
    http://www.answersthatwork.com/Taskl...s/tasklist.htm

    There are a few forums around for this game This is only one.
    http://www.forumplanet.com/PlanetGra...Auto/index.asp

    Hows your video card go to the makers web site and see if there are any updates for it etc.
    hth
    The wise are not wise because they make no mistakes. They are wise because they correct their mistakes as soon as they recognize them. - Orson Scott Card (1951- ),

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    Default Re: appcompat.txt error

    Ok...

    Here is the dll files in the error report

    gta_sa.exe
    ntdll.dll
    Kernel32.dll
    Winmm.dll
    User32.dll
    GDI32.dll
    Advapi32.dll
    RPCRT4.dll
    vorbisfile.dll
    ogg.dll
    vorbis.dll
    ws2_32.dll
    msvcrt.dll
    ws2help.dll
    Eax.dll
    ole32.dll
    Version.dll
    imm32.dll
    lpk.dll
    usp10.dll
    shlwapi.dll
    shell32.dll
    comct132.dll
    uxtheme.dll
    rsaeng.dll
    ddraw.dll
    dciman32.dll
    dsound.dll
    wdmaud.drv
    wintrust.dll
    crypt32.dll
    msasn1.dll
    imagehlp.dll
    msacm32.drv
    msacm32.dll
    midimap.dll
    ksuser.dll
    msctfime.ime
    dinput8.dll
    hid.dll
    setupapi.dll
    d3d9.dll
    d3d8thk.dll
    faultrep.dll
    userenv.dll
    winsta.dll
    netapi32.dll
    wtsapi32.dll
    apphelp.dll
    -----------------------------------------
    I ran the scanner and it fixed a few files but i still got the error.
    I also ran my virus and spy/adware scanners
    _________________________________________
    I tired to unintall the game and reinstall it.
    but still got the error.
    -----------------------------------------------
    I Have the lastest version of directx (9.0c) and the lastest version of
    the drivers for my graphics card.
    -----------------------------------------------

    do you have any other ideas that might be able to sovle this problem.

    Thanks for helping,
    Djf0807

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    Question Re: appcompat.txt error

    I think i have figured out what is wrong with my system.

    After I tried most of the stuff you told me to do i decided to start my computer in safe-mode and run my virius scan there just in case i had a boot virius so while i was runing my anti-virus i decide to try my game in safe mode....It got an error, but a different kind of error it actually told me what was wrong.The game could not detect a sound card. this confused me because while waiting for my scan to complete i was listening to music on my computer. So I was going though my start menu and went into RockStar games->Gta san andres and saw the readme file. Like anyother person i decided not to read the readme after i install the game. so i began to read the FAQ and here is what i found.

    Q: I don't have a soundcard in my PC (or I don't have the drivers for my soundcard installed) - Can I run GRAND THEFT AUTO: San Andreas on my PC?
    A: GRAND THEFT AUTO: San Andreas requires a soundcard to be present, and will refuse to run without one.

    I checked my Sound card and I found out the driver was not digtally signed and so it was not as the minimum hardware requirements stated "DirectX9 COMPATIBLE Stereo Sound Card.

    So Do I need to get a new sound card???
    (FYI.The Drivers I have are the only one out for the sound card)

    Or could it be another problem???

    Thanks in advance for you answer,
    DJF0807

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    Default Re: appcompat.txt error

    If a driver says it isnt digitally signed, it doesnt mean it isnt working.

    It just means it isn't, I suppose certified by MS to run on XP.

    BUT, it'll work whether its signed or not.

    Just as long as a driver is installed, and there's no X ? or ! beside the soundcard entry in device manager, it should be working (well, obviously, its working, if u hear sound)!

    Cant say, I've heard of a DX 9 soundcard. Only a DX 9 Videocard.

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    Default Re: appcompat.txt error

    Ok I switched my audio card with my friend and it still don't work so I'm back a square one. any ideas anyone?

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    Default Re: appcompat.txt error

    i get the same error appcompat.txt, different number before it every time when i run GTA SA, it is really starting to piss me off, ive tried everything, changing registries, new no cd patches, ideas would be swell...like i said this is really frustrating me.

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