I recently purchased GTA: San Andreas on Steam.
When I first ran it, it automatically jumped past the few first cutscenes but the audio track was still running fine. It would show me maybe a second or half a second of each scene and skip to the next one. If I manually skip through the scenes, it brings me to the alley starting point, but everything runs in some kind of fast-forward: the clock works double time, CJ's jog looks like running 2.0, cars are zooming by and crashing in each other and exploding, riding the bike is nearly impossible (it seems like my mouse movements are also influencing the bike's direction?), etc. I tried making it to the house to see if it would do the same cutscene behaviour as the opening scenes. It does.
If I don't manually skip the opening scenes, I am transported near the train tracks where CJ starts walking on his own, and the game doesn't respond to my commands.
I run it on Windows XP, AMD Athlon 64 X2 dual core processor 4200+, 2.2 GHz, 2GB RAM, and GeForce 8600 GT.
Anyone know what the issue is?