Okay, this is going to take some time to read, but it would HELP me a lot if you did and gave me suggestions, please and thank you
I installed GTA III with my Installation Disc, and played the game a few days later (played GTA SA before III), and I started the game off with no mods or anything at all. I was doing some missions and thought I could make the game a little bit better, so these are the mods I got for starting off.
New Menu Mod - Makes the GTA Menu look better, new fonts and new HUD.
Clear Roads - Makes the roads clear like the xbox/ps2 version.
Go Inside Vehicles - Allows you to go inside Yankee, Ambulance, Mule, Coach and Train
MP3 Control - Lets you put your own MP3 files in the game.
Okay so after downloading these mods and setting them up, I played the game for a bit more, more entertained and did a few more missions, no lag, no crashing, no problems at all. I then decided I should a few more mods, but there aren't that good of mods without CLEO, so I downloaded CLEO. So I got a couple CLEO mods and set them up, mods are these.
Ammu-nation Weapons - Puts more guns weapons in the Ammu-nation store.
Buy Weapons Back - Lets you buy your weapons back after you die or get arrested.
Car Spawner - Lets you spawn any car you'd like in front of you.
Free Pay 'N' Spray - Free Pay 'N' Spray instead of $1000
Vehicle Camera - Makes the camera when you're in the vehicle move around like you're walking (or like GTA SA)
So, after getting these I played the game, did one more mission and everything was fine. At this point I was at the missions Farewell 'Chunky' lee chong and when the cut scene was over, the game would either freeze and crash during the loading back of the game, or when I got into a car. I kept restarting game and trying over and over, about 6 times, and it didn't work, then I noticed this process running every time I started GTA III, and it's called ~f51e43.tmp. I deleted it, ran GTA III, and it just created itself again. I searched through the file with Notepad, Wordpad, and Free File Viewer, and it's all just a bunch of random characters. Now, I searched Google and tried to find solutions on this file for about an hour, and couldn't find ANYTHING. I have finally gave up, and just tried deleteing mods one by one and checking the mission, and my game still crashed after deleting mods and checking. At this point I uninstalled the whole game and reinstalled, no mods this time, but that ~f51e43.tmp file still ran. I went to do the mission, after cut scene got into a car, game crashed. Uninstalled, reinstalled, still crashed. Used Windows 7 Previous Versions option before uninstalling the first time actually and replaced files, still crashed. At this point, I deleted every temp file I had, and it still didn't work. I used Revo Uninstaller, uninstalled GTA III with that, plus got rid of extra files of it that it found, re installed it brand new, no mods at all, ~f51e43.tmp still ran, and game still crashed on this mission. I uninstalled and reinstalled 2 times after, still hasn't worked. I scanned my system with malwarebytes and avira, no viruses found (I check daily and my system is clean), so I have no clue what this file was, but it keeps making my game crash. Yes, I have ended the process and deleted it while playing, and it still crashed. I've restarted laptop 3 times, uninstalled and reinstalled I don't even know how many times now, got rid of mods, and the game still decides to crash and ~f51e43.tmp likes to run and re create itself every time. I completely got rid of every GTA III file I had, and tried re installing and it still hasn't worked. Oh, I must mention this, before installing the CLEO mods, I did play this mission and died, then I installed the mods and it stopped working. The game is on my computer again, with clean temp folders, and no mods, and nothing like that, but it still crashes. I can still do telephone missions at Bitch'n Dog Food, but once I go to this mission, it crashes, and I really want to play the game. I haven't tried any other discs (I don't know anyone with one), or any other versions of the game. Please try to help me out here someone, it would mean A LOT.
Specs (If you need them)
Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
Processor: AMD E-300 APU with Radeon™ HD Graphics 1.30 GHz
RAM: 4.00 GB
Computer Model: HP 2000 Notebook PC