The "Hot Coffee" scenes were not intended to be part of the Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas experience. If your copy of Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas for PC has been altered by the unauthorized "Hot Coffee" download circulating on the Internet, or if you wish to prevent your version from being so altered, follow the appropriate link below to download and open the "No More Hot Coffee" game patch. Then follow the simple installation instructions.
Click here for the patch to the North American version
Click here for the patch to the European/Australian version
Click here for the patch to the German version

The patch will prevent the "Hot Coffee" scenes from being accessed even if attempts are made to install the original "Hot Coffee" modification.

If you need technical support to install this patch, please visit our support page here to find tech support contact information for your territory.

If you are unsure as to whether Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas is appropriate for you or someone in your family, please remember to always look at the rating on the box. In the U.S. and Canada, you can also visit the ESRB website at www.esrb.org, to check the rating prior to purchase.

Please note that only legitimate support questions regarding the installation of this patch will be answered. All other comments and questions should be directed to mouthoff@rockstargames.com.


INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS:

1) If you have previously modified the installation of Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas by installing the "Hot Coffee" mod, you will need to uninstall the modified version and reinstall a clean version before applying the patch. Installing the patch on the modified version of the game may cause errors during gameplay, please reinstall the game and then protect it using the patch.

2) Identify and download the correct regional patch (US, Europe/Australia or German) installer for your version of Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas from the website, and save the patch file to your desktop.

3) Double click the downloaded file on the desktop to start the patch installer.

4) Click "OK" on the first prompt to verify which regional version of Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas you have.

5) The installer will prompt you to locate and select the previously installed executable of Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas. To do this:
  • Navigate to the correct directory (The default installation location is C:\Program Files\Rockstar Games\GTA San Andreas),
  • Select the gta_sa.exe file
  • Then click the "Open" button.

    6) The installer will ask one last time if it's OK to update, select "Yes" and the installer will complete the patching process.

    7) You can verify that the update was successful by starting the game and looking at the lower right corner of the main menu screen where the version number "1.01" should now appear.

    8) Upon completing the installation of the patch and re-starting the game, the control scheme will be reset back to the default control scheme and keyboard layout.

    9) Save game files created by the original unmodified version of Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas are compatible with this patched version 1.01.


    FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

    What is "Hot Coffee"?

    The term "Hot Coffee" has come to be used to refer to an unauthorized third party modification to the retail version of Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas. This modification is a piece of software which has been made available for download from the internet and has been used to change the retail version of the game to access scenes which were rendered inaccessible during development. These scenes were not intended to be seen or to be part of the Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas experience.

    How do I avoid the "Hot Coffee" scenes?

    If you play the game as bought in the store, without modifying it, you will not encounter the 'hot coffee' scenes. They are not accessible in the retail version of the game. Playing an unmodified installation of Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas there is absolutely no way to gain access to the "Hot Coffee" scenes. It is only through the use of downloadable files or through direct, difficult, and intentional modification of various game files that these scenes become available.

    What does the patch do?

    The patch will prevent the removed scenes from being accessed even if attempts are made to install the "Hot Coffee" modification. Installing the patch on the modified version of the game may cause errors during gameplay, please reinstall the game and then protect it using the patch.

    How do I ensure that my game is "Hot Coffee" proof?

  • If you do not download the modification software the "Hot Coffee" scenes will not be playable. When playing an unmodified version of Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas there is absolutely no way to access these scenes.
  • If you have already downloaded the "Hot Coffee" modification, please re-install Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas on your computer and then download the patch from this site to disable the "Hot Coffee" modification.
  • If you would like to ensure that the "Hot Coffee" modification will not be downloaded for use with your copy of Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, please download the patch (version 1-1.01) which will prevent the "Hot Coffee" modification software from being installed.
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