Grand Theft Auto III

Grand Theft Auto III

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Grand Theft Auto III Reborn
By Qualcom and 2 collaborators
Here we are over 10 years later, and Rockstar still hasn't given Grand Theft Auto III the update it deserves. In this guide we have fixed many bugs from the PC game, and also added some mods to restore things from console versions of the game, without any sacrifices.
GTA III, like Vice City and San Andreas after it, has a fairly dated PC port. Rockstar Games seems to not care much for their older games on the Steam and the PC platform, sadly. These GTA Reborn mods aim to correct many issues and modernize these ports smoothly.

By installing this patch you are breaking the Rockstar end user license agreement and when contacting their support, they may refuse due to the EULA violation. In accordance with the GNU GPL license(s), as the author of this guide, I have a right to non-commercial distribution and change, provided any changes to the original source are provided. I, in good faith believe that GTA Reborn follows these terms. I am not the author of the following modifications, and therefore any error/crash/bugs should be directed to the developers themselves.

Published here is a complete list of the included software and their authors.

Name of mod
Release date
XBOX Version Mod[]
19 Feb 2009
The Leftovers Fix[]
25 Nov 2014
Dark Cars Fix[]
22 Aug 2015
13 Apr 2015
The Hero
17 Feb 2016
Destroyable Airtrain[]
18 Sep 2014
19 Jun 2016
The Hero
24 Sep 2016
Widescreen Fix[]
6 Jul 2014
  • Liberty City Patch
    Description: Fixes many bugs, adds a significant amount of PS2 extras and much more:
    1. Dark Cars Fix — bug fixes version of Steam, a game in which every car had a dark texture.
    2. Destroyable Airtrain — allows the player to blow up the AirTrain.
    3. XBOX Version Mod — conversion of xbox models, textures, characters, effects and other things for PC.
    4. GUI Fix — an updated graphical user interface (menus, loadscreens, radio icons, weapons, radar icons, map, fonts, etc.).
    5. Map Fixes — fixes most errors caused by poor quality ports on the PC.
    6. Project 2DFX (+ Limit Adjuster) — it's a set of plugins for GTA III which adds LOD corona effect to a game map, making LOD-world look a lot better.
    7. SilentPatch (+ SP DDraw) — adds an abundance of effects from PS2 version, and fixes many bugs in the game.
    8. SkyGfx — returns most of the features of the PS2 version, and also fixes some graphical bugs.
    9. Widescreen Fix — scales the HUD and FOV at a widescreen resolution, for example, 1920x1080.
    10. Many other minor modifications and adjustments to their parameters.
    Installation: just unzip all the contents of the archive Liberty City Patch.7z (144 MB) in the game folder, agreeing with the replacement.

  • GInput
    Description: for those who use an XInput gamepad.
    Installation: just unzip the archive and copy the .asi and .ini files and the models folder into the folder for your game. Download it here.[]
  • LC RU Patch
    Description: If you speak Russian, you'll probably want to install this.
    Installation: just unzip all the contents of the archive LC RU.7z (985 KB) in the game folder, agreeing with the replacement.
Additional Information
  • The graphics settings in the game should look like this:
  • After the first run of the game, you must set the mouse sensitivity to any desired, otherwise your mouse will not work in the game.
  • The patch is optimized for modern hardware and OS (like Windows 10 x64).
  • Recommended to play with the frame limiter in the game settings (30 FPS).
  • Save files from the Steam version is doesn't work.
  • Recommended to play with a widescreen monitor.
  • In the process of playing your Steam Overlay may not work.
  • Game logos at the beginning of the game may not work.
  • You can set the anti-aliasing and anisotropic filtering to improve the graphics in the game into video card's driver.
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gai boiiiiiiiiii Jan 7 @ 9:08am 
Can someone help me? I got soo much lag when im looking to the second island (im still on the first one) and i dont know why :/
jwrath Dec 12, 2017 @ 9:00pm 
Download Vladmir Putin mod for that.
GreenPeas  [author] Dec 12, 2017 @ 8:50pm 
Simon Dex,
GUI Fix включает в себя несколько графических модификаций (худ, карта, меню и т.д.), скомпонованных в одну сборку. Так что выдирать их обратно довольно проблемно.
Veterinar Dec 12, 2017 @ 7:08am 
А есть GUI Fix отдельно?
pcbl4ckw1ngz Dec 11, 2017 @ 11:48pm 
Any recommendations to push it to mobile quality while retaining the feel of the PS2 version?
Angelo Anacondo Nov 29, 2017 @ 6:40am 
Signed sealed delivered, the game is mine to play !
It works like a charm. Thank you for making this that easy ;)
Moody Duck  [author] Nov 28, 2017 @ 4:13am 
Первое, что пришло в голову: сделай английский основной раскладкой
bob-ttz Nov 28, 2017 @ 3:04am 
Почему-то не работает клавиатура. Пробовал и на чистой версии и с этим reborn, персонаж не хочет двигаться, только на пробел реагирует и на esc. Мышь работает только в меню, в самой игре только камеру можно вертеть, на кнопки тоже не реагирует.
На пиратках все нормально, только в стимовской версии такие проблемы
Deathstruck Nov 26, 2017 @ 11:12am 
Forgot to add: Update, as in fixes that were added. Like the alpha bug, tree mip-maps etc.
Deathstruck Nov 26, 2017 @ 11:09am 
Sorry for the stupid question but basically: This already includes the Xbox HD mod, right?

I was just a bit confused by the size, since the original Xbox mod was like 900MB, while this is pretty compact (144MB). I assume it also includes the newest XboX mod update from August 2017? :)