True Crime: Streets of LA

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True Crime: Streets of LA
True Crime: Streets of LA cover
Developers
Luxoflux
Windows LTI Gray Matter
macOS (OS X) Aspyr Media
Publishers
Activision
OS X Aspyr Media
Release dates
Windows May 14, 2004
macOS (OS X) March 1, 2005
True Crime: Streets of LA guide on StrategyWiki
True Crime: Streets of LA on MobyGames
True Crime: Streets of LA on Wikipedia

Warnings

SafeDisc retail DRM no longer functions properly on Windows Vista and later (see Availability for affected versions).
GameSpy online services have been shut down (see Network for solutions).
True Crime
True Crime: Streets of LA 2004
True Crime: New York City 2006

Key points

Suffers from unfixable audio issues, bad audio quality, popping, low, or completely broken audio. No fix is available.[citation needed]

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
SafeDisc v3 DRM[Note 1]
Windows
Retail
DRM details are not known
macOS (OS X)
SafeDisc retail DRM no longer functions properly on Windows Vista and later (see above for affected versions).

Essential improvements[edit]

Skip intro videos[edit]

Delete or rename GrayMatr.bik, intro.bik and intro2.bik in <path-to-game>/Movies.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\TrueCrime.ini[Note 2]
macOS (OS X)

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\Saves\[Note 2]
macOS (OS X)

Video settings[edit]

Graphics Options Menu
Graphics Options Menu

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Use ThirteenAG's fix
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Use ThirteenAG's fix
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
always on
60 FPS
120+ FPS

Input settings[edit]

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
Mouse acceleration
Negative acceleration that can't be turned off.
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.

Audio settings[edit]

Audio Options Menu
Audio Options Menu

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Music, SFX, Voice, Cinematics.
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
French
German
Italian
Russian
Only available in the Russian retail version.
Spanish

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Notes
LAN play
Online play
GameSpy services have been shut down;[3] see GameSpy for workarounds.

Issues fixed[edit]

Weirdly stretched textures[edit]

Use WineD3D for Windows[citation needed]
  1. Download WineD3D for Windows. If you have an old graphics card, download the pre-vulkan version, otherwise go for the regular vulkan version.
  2. Open the downloaded zip and extract d3d8.dll and wined3d.dll to the installation folder.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 8
ExecutablePPC 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows
macOS (OS X)

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Multiplayer GameSpy

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 98
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium III
System memory (RAM) 128 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 3.3 GB
Video card (GPU) 32 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9.0b compatible
macOS (OS X)
Minimum
Operating system (OS) 10.2.8
Processor (CPU) PowerPC G4 1.0 GHz
System memory (RAM) 256 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 3 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce2 MX
ATI Radeon 8500

Notes

  1. SafeDisc retail DRM does not work on Windows 10[1] and is disabled by default on Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 8.1 when the KB3086255 update is installed.[2]
  2. 2.0 2.1 When running this game without elevated privileges (Run as administrator option), write operations against a location below %PROGRAMFILES%, %PROGRAMDATA%, or %WINDIR% might be redirected to %LOCALAPPDATA%\VirtualStore on Windows Vista and later (more details).

References