Question: I downloaded the steam version of GTA I and it started up the first time, but now crashes at boot. When I tried to validate the files it fails on the PLAYER_A.DAT file. What can I do?
Answer: We are aware that some players have reported crashing at the first load screen on the Steam version of GTA I on newer Windows system due to a PLAYER_A.DAT file that appears to become corrupted after the first time the user plays the game.
We are looking into this issue now and will update this article as soon as more information becomes available.