Grand Theft Auto III

Grand Theft Auto III

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Dark Vehicles Fix
By [ScrN]Duckbuster and 1 collaborators
This fixes the dark vehicles that appear with the steam version of the game.
Orginal fix by Red_153D on the SUF

This fix uses one texture file.
  • Make a copy of your "particle.txd" file in the following directory: "PATH_TO_STEAM\steamapps\common\grand theft auto 3\models\"
  • Download the "" file from the following location:
  • Unpack the "particle.txd" file from the ZIP archive.
  • Replace your original "particle.txd" file (not the copy!) with the downloaded one.
  • Run the game and have fun!

Guide logo by Seely Sassage

Without fix on the left, with fix on the right
[ScrN]Duckbuster  [author] Apr 14 @ 9:22am 
I should upload this guide with the new method... since I don't have the fixed particle.txd file anymore
shrimp Apr 13 @ 11:08pm 
Hello all!

For those of you having trouble trying to get this patch to work, here's a simplified guide!

1. Download the file posted by @Trapezoid
2. Extract it and copy the SteamColourCarFix.asi file
3. Paste the file in your GTA 3 folder
4. Run the game and it should work

Happy hunting!
Trapezoid Jun 27, 2023 @ 2:05am 
You're welcome :SILLYFOX:
Bubblygum88 Jun 26, 2023 @ 2:03pm 
Cheers for the links, @Trapezoid! :)
P250 | Sand Dune Aug 8, 2022 @ 11:31am 
why does this happen in the first place?
hideN Aug 9, 2020 @ 3:13pm 
I happen to also have the RGL Version with the fixed particles file so I just copied that
Trapezoid Jul 20, 2020 @ 10:27am 
Tim Apr 18, 2020 @ 10:24pm 
Hey moon, no need to be a salty prick.
JanarLS Nov 30, 2019 @ 3:32pm 
404 File not found
- perhaps try: dropbox, google drive, etc
Wojt2k13 May 14, 2019 @ 4:02pm 
Everything works fine. Thanks mate!