Grand Theft Auto: Vice City

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City

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Grand Theft Auto: Vice City – Definitive Edition
By Lollyhope 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!
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Very impressive and professional work!
A6pukoc Aug 7 @ 5:00am 
А откуда взят перевод?
NotoriousCRG Jun 4 @ 4:11pm 
Amazing job guys, thanks for saving the OG Trilogy. I'm wondering how can I remove the tear gas invincibility? I don't really like the fact it doesn't give any damage to Tommy, unlike the PS2 version.
Artaxeus Apr 19 @ 1:05pm 
Hey, what's the difference between this and this?
CyDragon2.0 Mar 25 @ 12:36am 
i'm hoping for some mod to help with OG VC's shadow/ sun bleach problem
BabyUrsher Mar 12 @ 8:11pm 
mod works but the intro cutscene only shows in bottom left corner
Here's some info from another guide that really helped me:

"- If you are having problems when changing the resolution or the game is not lauching, open the GTAVC.WidescreenFix.ini file (You can open with Notepad), and change the ResX to the value of your X resolution (Ex: 1920) and the ResY to the value of your Y resolution (Ex: 1080)."
Icenight Jan 29 @ 3:43am 
21:9 support ?
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