Grand Theft Auto: Vice City

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City

2,403 ratings
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City – Definitive Edition
By Undervolting and 1 collaborators
Here we are over 10 years later, and Rockstar still hasn't given Grand Theft Auto: Vice City 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.
 Bikini Girl.png]GTA Vice City, much like GTA III and San Andreas, has a fairly dated PC port.
Rockstar Games seems to not care much for their older games on the PC platform, sadly.
The Definitive Edition patch aims to correct many issues and modernize these ports smoothly.

By installing the Definitive Edition 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 authors of this guide, we have a right to non-commercial distribution and modification as long as no changes are made to the original source. We are not the authors of all the following modifications, and therefore any error/crash/bugs should be directed to the developers themselves.

Join us on our new Discord server!
​Fixes porting errors, bugs in the game and crashes on Windows 10. Adds support for widescreens, 60 FPS and gamepads. Introduces AI upscaled videos, textures and some elements straight from the PS2, Xbox and mobile platforms.

Before starting the game for the first time, it is highly recommended to install the following libraries in order to avoid crashes and other problems.

Faced with a certain problem, or just want to know as much information as possible before starting the game? Answers to frequently asked questions are published below:
  1. Game logos and Steam Overlay at the beginning of the game may not work.
  2. The graphics settings in the game should look like this:
  3. Steam's save files is doesn't work. Clear the User Files from the My Documents folder and start a new game!
  4. If you are experiencing FPS issues, follow these steps:
    • Remove the AI Enhanced Textures folder from the modloader folder.
    • In the scripts folder, open the file GTAVC.WidescreenFix.ini and change the values to disable anti-aliasing in the game:
      "ForceMultisamplingLevel = max" to "ForceMultisamplingLevel = 0"
    • In the same folder, open the file VCLodLights.ini and change the values to degrade the drawing distance:
      "DrawDistance = 3.6" to "DrawDistance = 1.8" "MaxDrawDistanceForNormalObjects = 600.0" to "MaxDrawDistanceForNormalObjects = 300.0" "PreloadLODs = 1" to "PreloadLODs = 0"
  5. If you want to change the FPS (this may cause some bugs and make story missions unavailable), you can change the following values in the FramerateVigilante.ini; III.VC.SA.LimitAdjuster.ini; MixSets.ini files:
    "FPSLimit=30" to "FPSLimit=60"
  6. If you need to change the aspect ratio, open GTAVC.WidescreenFix.ini in the scripts folder and change the values to the desired value.
    "ForceAspectRatio = 16:9" change as you need. "FrontendAspectRatio = 16:9" change as you need.
  7. If you are experiencing problems running the game, try setting compatibility with Windows XP in the properties of the executable file.
  8. You can enable anisotropic filtering and vsync for smoother gaming and detailed graphics in your graphics card settings.
If you still have doubts or want to ask a question, you can find us on our Discord server.
Don't forget that you can also report any bugs you may encounter to us!
[31.03.2021] Grand Theft Auto: Vice City – Definitive Edition <UPD 6>
The patch has been updated and the following changes have been made:
  • VRTP has been added and merged with AI Enhanced Texture.
  • Various texture adjustments.
  • Real Traffic Fix has been added.
  • Anniversary GUI - minor adjustments.
  • Mix Sets - some adjustments have been made: from now on, the game uses more
    memory, and the FPS limit is no longer associated with this file.
Do not forget that the update should only be installed on a clean game. There may be problems with saves in the form of various bugs. Recommend starting a new game!

[February 15th.2022] 1st Project Anniversary!

[February 16th.2022] Grand Theft Auto III: Intro Remaster Mod + PlayStation 2 Edition!
< >
HYDRA V12 Nov 23 @ 12:04pm 
I set up a save and every time the game hits 20 o'clock the game crashes
OtisInc Oct 26 @ 2:56am 
Is there any potential fixes for character models that look like they have cracks/seams in them?
joelexicon Oct 19 @ 11:34am 
Is there a way to convert the save files I already have to work with this mod
erikacoustik Jul 19 @ 2:34am 
I'm having the same experience as Frytki. Tried compatibility mode to windows XP and no avail. I am running windows 11. Any help appreciated thx.
Frytki z wodą Jul 17 @ 5:09pm 
Guys I copied everything and game wont launch, only what i can do is task manager and end process
Cygi Jul 4 @ 11:04pm 
For anyone, who finished the game with this mod:

Can you play, without crashes, missions like Dildo Dodo and races in Sunshine Autos?
Shodan v3.0 Jul 4 @ 9:01am 
Best and only way to play Vice City in 2022 (been playing it with this modpack for years actually). Restored PS2 and Xbox effects alone are worth it.
Chip Skylark May 28 @ 10:38am 
Hey yall I'm a little confused on how to install this.

Do I need to install those libraries as well? I have a clean copy of the game so I thought I could just download the current GTA: VC DE version and be good to go. And when I do download the Definitive Edition zip, where do I put all the files? Also sorry for the long text :)
GamerMike428 Apr 7 @ 6:45am 
I play the game with this mod pack installed and I think it looks G R E A T BUT.... I'm experiencing a lot of texture flickering in North Point Mall (floors and ceilings) can anybody PLEASE help me how to fix it? I have a retail copy from 2003 btw.
The Crusader Apr 1 @ 6:34pm 
Mr. whoopee ice cream truck horn doesn't work, what can I do to fix that?