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 all the contents of the archive GInput III.7z (119 KB) in the game folder, agreeing with the replacement.
  • 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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=FL=Tiburocin™ Jul 18 @ 8:44am 
Can someone help me? when I install the Xbox HD mod, I launch my game and instand crash, I cant open my game :(
AFNinjaMaster Jul 13 @ 3:53pm 
Moe, Same for the "Decoy" mission right after. Those are the only two I have found so far.
AFNinjaMaster Jul 13 @ 3:10pm 
Moe, It is not just you. "Escort Services" crashes for me too! Remove the silent patch from your scripts folder and you can complete the mission. You can put it back in when you finish.
Deus Vult Jul 11 @ 11:11pm 
Yaih, now my game crashes after the first intro video.
Gotta reinstall.
Angry Neeson Jul 10 @ 10:30pm 
Yeah it crashes at Escort Services
Moe Jul 9 @ 12:22pm 
Is it just me or the game always freezes at Donald's "Escort services" mission?
AmethystViper Jul 3 @ 4:28pm 
@Kelaney: go to the "scripts" folder, look for "GInput.ini" if you already installed the latest version, then look for the line "PlayStationButtons=0" and set this to "1".
BlackGor Jul 3 @ 11:11am 
Hi ! I have a problem ! My trees is white when i install the xbox mod why ? :(
Adaya Jun 27 @ 7:31am 
can it shows playstation buttons instead of xbox buttons?
bertie ahernia Jun 17 @ 9:05pm 
I need some help. The mod has been working perfectly for me for almost a whole playthrough now, but there seems to be a specific glitch happening during the "Escort Service" mission, right when the Cartel are supposed to show up in their cars. The game freezes (with radio still playing) and when I alt-tab out I get an unhandled exception error. This hasn't happened at any other point in the game and when I look it up it seems like nobody else has even experienced it during the mission, leading me to think it's related to the mod. Does anyone have any idea how I'd go about fixing this??