Unable To Click And Move With Mouse in GTA III / Vice City / San Andreas… How To Fix?


Old Grand Theft Auto series are still quite popular these days, especially GTA San Andreas. These games still works very well under Windows 7, 8 and even 10. Still, they sometimes needs to be pushed a little bit to function properly. That’s usually the case with mouse functionality.

Since GTA III, Vice City and San Andreas all use the same engine, they might share the same bugs.


When these games are installed on Windows 7 or a newer OS, there might be a problem with mouse clicking and moving (mouse look) through the game. This occurs due to a newer version of Dinput.dll library which isn’t compatible with these games.


How to solve mouse click/move problem:

1  Download Dinput8.dll file

2  Extract file using WinRar archiver or 7-Zip

3  Right-click on extracted Dinput8.dll file and choose Copy

4  Navigate game installation directory, right click inside the folder and choose Paste. If Copy File dialog prompts, choose Copy and Replace


Default GTA folder paths for Windows 7:

GTA 3 – C:\Program Files (x86)\Rockstar Games\GTAIII
Vice City – C:\Program Files (x86)\Rockstar Games\Grand Theft Auto Vice City
San Andreas – C:\Program Files (x86)\Rockstar Games\GTA San Andreas

Note: You can easily jump into the game install folder by right-clicking on the game’s shortcut and choosing “Open file location”


Alternative titles:

Repair GTA Mouse Problem
Fix GTA mouse click
Unable to use mouse in GTA