Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

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Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
Cover Grand Theft Auto San Andreas.jpg
Cover Art for all regions
Game general and emulation properties:
CERO rating: Z
ESRB rating: M (Blood and Gore, Intense Violence, Strong Language, Strong Sexual Content, Use of Drugs)
PEGI rating: 18+
OFLC rating: MA
Widescreen supported natively
Widescreen patch available
Supports up to two local players
Languages supported:
English: SLES-52541 & SLES-52927 & SLUS-20946
Japanese: SLPM-65984 & SLPM-66788 & SLPM-55292 & NPJD-00107
German: SLES-52541 & SLES-52927
French: SLES-52541
Spanish: SLES-52541
Italian: SLES-52541
Region NTSC-U:
Serial numbers: SLUS-20946
SLUS-20946P (Special Edition)
SLUS-20946GH (Greatest Hits)
NPUD-20946 (PS2 Classics)
Release date: October 26, 2004
October 8, 2005 (Special Edition)
February 1, 2006 (Greatest Hits)
December 11, 2012 (PS2 Classics)
CRCs: 2C6BE434, 399A49CA
Windows Status: Playable
Linux Status: ?
Mac Status: ?
Region PAL:
Serial numbers: SLES-52541
SLES-52541/P (Platinum Edition)
SLES-52927-P (Platinum)
NPED-00070 (PS2 Classics)
Release date: October 29, 2004
April 1, 2006 (Platinum Edition)
December 12, 2012 (PS2 Classics)
CRCs: A1B3F232
Windows Status: Playable
Linux Status: ?
Mac Status: ?
Region NTSC-J/C/K:
Serial numbers: SLPM-65984
SLPM-66788 (Best Price)
SLPM-55292 (Rockstar Classics)
NPJD-00107 (PS2 Classics)
Release date: January 25, 2007
July 12, 2007 (Best Price)
September 29, 2011 (Rockstar Classics)
August 26, 2015 (PS2 Classics)
Windows Status: ?
Linux Status: ?
Mac Status: ?

Developer(s): Rockstar North
Publisher(s): Rockstar Games (US, EU, AU, JP), Capcom (JP), SCEA (US)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Wikipedia: Link
Game review links: IGN9.9/10, Metacritic95/100
Game description: Five years ago Carl Johnson escaped from the pressures of life in Los Santos, San Andreas... a city tearing itself apart with gang trouble, drugs and corruption. Where filmstars and millionaires do their best to avoid the dealers and gangbangers. Now, it's the early 90s. Carl's got to go home. His mother has been murdered, his family has fallen apart and his childhood friends are all heading towards disaster. On his return to the neighborhood, a couple of corrupt cops frame him for homicide. CJ is forced on a journey that takes him across the entire state of San Andreas, to save his family and to take control of the streets.

Winlogo.png Test configurations on Windows:

Environment Configurations Comments Tester
Region OS CPU/GPU Revision Graphics Sound/Pad
  • Intel Core i7 920 @ 3.4 Ghz
  • GeForce GTX 285
0.9.8 RC r4463 GSDX r4459
  • SPU2-X 1.4.0
  • LilyPad 0.10.0
BIOS: USA 2.0, FPS: 60/60, PAL last tested with 0.9.4 with complains of reflections covering the screen, probably playable with 0.9.8. Machina
NTSC-U Windows
  • Intel Core i7 @ 3.4Ghz
  • Nvidia GTX 285 768MB
1.1.0 r5480 GSdx 5442 SSE41
  • SPU2-X 2.0.0
  • LilyPad 0.11.0
Runs above full speed.
NTSC-U Windows
  • Intel Core 2 Duo E6750 @ 2.66 Ghz
  • Nvidia GTX 260 896MB
1.1.0 r5576 GSdx r5464 SSSE3
  • SPU2-X 2.0.0 r5460
  • LilyPad 0.11.0 r5403
Fast and smooth it is.
  • Intel i5-3320
  • IntelHD4000 Graphics
Build 5732 GSdx32-AVX r5732
  • SPU2-X r5731
  • LilyPad r5403
BIOS: EUR 2.0, FPS: 4-60, works just on software renderer dx11 or dx9. msaa 4x, alpha, halfpixel,sprite,wildarmsoffset,agressivce-crc,alpha stencil. texture filtering, allow 8bit textures, enable hw hacks ! Speedhacks: EE 2 , VU 1. intc,loop detection, mvu flag hack and mtvu active ! Xeo
PAL Windows
  • Intel Core i7 @ 3.8Ghz
  • Nvidia GTX 570 1368MB
1.1.0 r5829 GSDX
  • SPU2-X
  • ?
Europe v01.70(27/02/2003), MTVU, INTC Spin Detection, Enable Wait Loop Detection, mVU Flag Hack, Goes from Ingame to Playable. Game works fine at a good speed, very dark however due to light being removed via CRC patch. I recommend you enable Shadeboost and put the brightness slider to about 85 to achieve the brightness seen in the screenshot above.
NTSC Windows 8.1 Professional x64
  • Intel Core i5-4690k 3.5GHz
  • nVidia GTX970 4GB
1.3.1-530-g62beb3a GSDX
  • DirectX 11 Hardware, 6x Resolution (See Comments)
  • SPU2-X 20150614102702 2.0.0
  • LilyPad 20150614102702 0.11.0
BIOS: USA 2.2.0(10/02/2006)
  • No Speedhacks, No Game Fixes - Presets Disabled
  • No known issues.


  • Original names: グランド・セフト・オート・サンアンドレアス (SLPM-65984) & (SLPM-66788) & (SLPM-55292)
  • The top and bottom of the 4:3 image, meaning less visible viewing area than when played in 4:3. Go to the System tab and click "Enable Widescreen Patches" to enable a patch that fixes the widescreen.

Known Issues

Semi-transparent images

  • Status: Active
  • Type: Serious
  • Description: Reflections and/or semi-transparent images can cover the screen at random.
  • Workaround: This has been fixed for software mode in recent v1.5.0 git builds, and can be fixed for hardware by going to Config > Video (GS) > Plugin Settings, clicking "Enable HW Hacks", going to Configure Hacks and enabling the Auto Flush hack. For older versions set the CRC Hack Level to Partial or higher.

The gallery

Public compatibility forum links