GTA San Andreas Camera Keeps Spinning, No Mouse Support in Rockstar Games Launcher

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Rockstar Games’ newest launcher is finally here, and as a celebration, Rockstar gave everyone a free game to play as a starter pack for their new launcher. Grand Theft Auto San Andreas is free for a limited time. Like any freebies, it is one of the hottest topics in the gaming news today. Excited to try their favorite 16 years old game, lots of folks claimed the freebies, playing it the first time to its own home Rockstars Game Launcher.

Everyone expects that the game will run smoothly on their PC since the game is now in the official home. But unfortunately, the excitement quickly changed to disappointment as the game is barely unplayable and it doesn’t support mouse + keyboard for most modern OS like Windows 10. At this point, the game does not fully support mouse control.

When players entered the game, the camera keeps spinning endlessly, which leads to some player deleting the game after installed and played. Some players look for answers to the internet and try fixing the issue, but no one finds a solution yet. Since the game is a new version, most of the old mod that patches for mouse support will not work in the new Rockstar version.

Let’s hope that Rockstar Games will send out a quick patch update to fixed this problem.

How to Fix Camera Spinning using Steam Exe

We’ve found a solution to fixing the issue, this is by using the original exe file from the Steam version of GTA San Andreas. The only hiccup is, this fix won’t work when launching the game from the Rockstar Games Launcher.

  1. Download the gta-sa.exe (md5 checksum: 5bfd4dd83989a8264de4b8e771f237fd)
  2. Then go to the installation directory. You can access it via Launcher, click SETTINGS > then at My Installed Games > click Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas > Then click View installation folder. (eg. C:\Program Files\Rockstar Games\Grand Theft Auto San Andreas)
  3. Then paste the gta-sa.exe in the installation folder.
  4. To play the game, you need to start the gta-sa.exe. (For better experience, you may also create a shortcut to your desktop)

Always play the game using the gta-sa.exe or create a shortcut of it to your desktop to play it. Launching the game from the launcher will not fix the mouse camera spinning – it will only load the original Rockstar’s exe.

Note: do not replace the gta_sa.exe file or else it will pop-up an error message saying “Unable to launch Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas. If you continue to have problems launching the game. please verify the integrity of you game files…”

You may also watch our video guide below:

Playing Grand Theft Auto Andreas in Keyboard instead

If you still love to play the game and are no problem with using an alternative solution. The only way to play this is via joystick, and the player can go to game settings and change the controls from Mouse + Keyboard to Joystick.

This way, the player can play the Grand Theft Auto San Andreas using a keyboard. The controls are WASD and Numpad for viewing the cameras.

We will try to look for any solution on how to fix the mouse problem in GTA San Andreas version of Rockstar Games Launcher. We will keep you posted for any updates. Keep checking this post. If you know any solution, please leave a comment below.


Getting an Error message saying VorbisFile.dll not found.

You got this error probably because you deleted some files in the installation directory, to recover this file. Open up Rockstar Games Launcher, then click GTA San Andreas then click Play. A pop-up message will require you to update GTA San Andreas, just click Download. After that, you can start the gta-sa.exe from Steam to play.

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  • Dominik Kuh September 19, 2019 10:32 am

    I hope they gonna send update to fix the problem too. Cause right now it’s unplayable with mouse + keyboard and i really wanted to play with mouse and keyboard 🙁 since i got both gaming mouse and keyboard

  • Robotito September 19, 2019 1:41 pm


  • David September 19, 2019 5:42 pm

    Thank you very much, it works

  • Alejandro_Castlellanos September 19, 2019 10:35 pm

    With the modification of gta_sa.exe can I receive future updates?

    • Erwin Bantilan September 20, 2019 4:37 am

      Do not replace gta_sa.exe. Yes, you still receive future update. You only running the steam exe version.

  • stu September 20, 2019 4:33 am

    once i ran the new gta-sa.exe seemed to fix

  • Ricardo Ordaz Campos September 20, 2019 10:31 pm

    Thank you so much i had tried everything, nothing worked until now, im finally going to finish this game man

  • spysoldier September 20, 2019 10:37 pm

    HELP! I played using the joypad control, it went pretty well until I reached the part where you gotta throw boxes at Ryder in the mission “Catalyst.” The camera started spinning, just like in the beginning of the game, even with the mouse+keyboard control off and the joypad control on.

  • Harun Reşid September 21, 2019 9:30 am

    thanks nigga

  • hmm September 21, 2019 6:37 pm

    para nada, si hacen esto lo que estarían haciendo es piratear el juego ya que cuando descargamos el juego nos crea un acceso directo y si lo abrimos nos manda al launcher, si descargan ese .exe y lo abrimos no nos mandaría al launcher sino que se abre de una vez el juego, es como si no hubiéramos descargado el launcher y hubiaramos descargado un gta sa pirata

  • TheGoofle September 22, 2019 12:21 am

    It dosen’t let me open the gta-sa . exe file
    It’s telling me this;
    Executing the code is not possible, because vorbsfile.dll is unfindable
    The code EAX.DLL is unfidable to

    • Erwin Bantilan September 22, 2019 8:24 am

      Hi thegoffle, please try doing file integrity in rockstars game launcher

  • 2kar0l7 September 22, 2019 6:29 am

    Wooow! U’are my hero ! Thx it’s works ?

  • Devon September 22, 2019 4:21 pm

    Works, But now I find a new problem: when aiming with mouse and keyboard, y axis is more sensitive than x axis.

    • Erwin Bantilan September 22, 2019 8:23 am

      Hi devon, try playing the game in non widescreen.

  • Franck November 23, 2019 7:47 pm

    GREAT THANKS for you from the depths of France on a rainy Saturday in November. I owe you many hours of play fun.

  • Anonym February 20, 2020 3:11 pm

    it worked but my save file is lost (i used the ps3 controller before now i can’t find it)

  • John March 14, 2020 2:36 pm

    it says program cant start because XINPUT1_3.dll is missing

  • Pat May 4, 2020 7:08 am

    For me the whole game looks like CJ overdosed on LSD

  • bryan March 20, 2021 8:06 am

    Thanks for this, after spending my hours on searching ways to fix this issue., finally,


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