Grand Theft Auto is a computer game by the Scottish developer Rockstar North (until 2001 DMA Design), which contains action , racing game and first person shooter elements. It appeared 1997 for MS-DOS , PlayStation and later also for Game Boy Color . Publisher is the Take-2 – label Rockstar Games . The name isborrowed fromthe US offense motor vehicle theft ( “Grand Theft Auto” ).

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Game Principle

The game consists of six chapters together, two each take place first in Liberty City, then in San Andreas and finally in Vice City instead. These cities are fictional, but clearly model the cities of New York City, San Francisco, and Miami and also serve as the basis for most of the subsequent GTAsParts. In order to finish the chapters successfully, it is necessary to reach a certain score, which increases with each level. This is done primarily through the execution of orders, with the clients switching with each chapter and sometimes rival gangs. In addition, there are some sideline activities to earn money or points, such as selling stolen vehicles to loading cranes or messing up and destroying the streets. A special feature of GTA is the rare total freedom of movement (Open World) in video games at that time , with which the missions or the exploration of the metropolis can be individually designed.

The character is navigated with a bird’s eye view through the various parts of the city, where in addition to the movement on foot and motor vehicles can be boarded or stolen or kidnapped. The PC version also allows the use of a metro or tram in the cities of Liberty City and Vice City. The control essentially corresponds to the control of a 2D game: the perspective can not be changed and the graphic scrolls horizontally or vertically depending on the running direction of the game character. The graphics engine considers the third coordinate axis through the perspective distortion of the buildings.

Development

The development of the game began in 1995 under the working title Race’n’Chase. The game concept was developed around the already existing engine and originally provided a multiplayer racing game with several game modes, namely Cannonball race , crash derby and bank robbery, which would have been played either as an escaped car driver or as a police officer. Already in the first drafts, however, it was clear that the player should move freely in three large cities and also get out and steal cars.

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Game Requirements

  • CPU: Pentium III or Athlon equivalent
  • CPU SPEED: 1 Ghz
  • RAM: 256 MB
  • OS: Windows 2000/XP only
  • VIDEO CARD: 64 MB DirectX 8.1 compatible video card (NVIDIA GeForce 3 or better)
  • TOTAL VIDEO RAM: 64 MB
  • 3D: Yes
  • PIXEL SHADER: 1.1
  • SOUND CARD: Yes
  • FREE DISK SPACE: 3.6 GB for minimal install
  • DVD-ROM: 8X DVD-ROM

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  3. Run the game setup and install it in your desired directory – make sure you choose a drive which has enough space for the game.
  4. Launch the game using your desktop shortcut.