by Tore Andersen


Step-by-step modification guide
HDR REShade, HD textures, Widescreen Fix, Window Mode





Vice Cry 1.8 (DOWNLOAD)
Unpack into the game-folder. Overwrite.

ASI Loader
Download the file matching you Windows version.
Unpack into the game-folder.

Cleo (LINK)
Download Cleo for GTA VC.
Unpack into the game-folder.

Frame Limit Adjuster (LINK)
Unpack into a temporary folder.
Copy the files from with the "Gtavc" folder into the "Cleo" folder inside the game-folder.

SilentPatch (LINK)
Download both "SilentPatchVC" and "DDraw Component".
Unpack both files into the game-folder.

Widescreen Fix (LINK)
Download both files and unpack to a temporary folder.
Move the files from within "GTAVC.WidescreenFix" and "GTAVC.WidescreenFrontend" into the game-folder. Overwrite.

HD Radio Icons (LINK)
Unpack to a temporary folder.
Move "fronten2.txd" into the "models" folder inside the game-folder. Overwrite.

Windowed Mode (LINK)
Unpack to a temporary folder.
Move the "III.VC.SA.WindowedMode.asi" into the "scripts" folder inside the game-folder. Don't copy any other files.

First Person View (LINK)
Unpack to a temporary folder.
Move the 3 files into the game-folder.

HDR ReShade (LINK)
Unpack into the game-folder.
*If you use Steam overlay, there is a chance that the display will have way too much contrast. If that happens, just disable the Steam overlay and run the game once. After that, enable the Steam overlay again, and everything should work fine.



Grand Theft Auto 3: Vice City is ready for launch












































The GTA 3 Vice City Beautification Project is a small enhancement guide with step-by-step instructions for modding the 6th Grand Theft Auto game. It will fix a lot of issues with regards to newer computer systems, and significantly improve both graphics & effects. Grand Theft Auto 3: Vice city is not designed to be modified, but it's still possible with the use of some editing tools. The game was released in 2003, and the graphics and mechanics are very far from current day GTA games. With this modification guide, Vice City will get first person view, better textures, improved vegetation, better lighting and a new custom shader.

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City is the 6th game in the popular game from RockStar Games. The game was developed and originally released in 2002 & 2003, with a re-release for android in 2012. It uses the same engine as GTA III, but is played in Vice City, a fictional place based upon the real world Miami. Vice City has a distinct 80's theme to it, which matches the game and graphics extremely well. The story follows Tommy Vercetti after he is released from Prison. He is part of a traditional Italian mafia, but seeks personal expanding and control during the game. Beginning from scratch, he builds his empire and gains territory and reputation. Just like the previous game, GTA III, the game is an open-world action-adventure. The player can roam freely at any time, even though the main story-line is linear. There are plenty of side-quests and other things to do, that make the game seems 100% open. The two main influences of the game are Miami Vice & Scarface, but most places and people are based on the real world. The 1980s drug epidemic, The biker gangs, the Cuban & Haitian's, the glam rock and of course the classic Italian Mafioso's.
Upon release, the Vice City received extremely good critics and praise from both the industry and fans. The music, game-play and open world design was simply some of the best seen at the time. GTA 3: Vice City became the best-selling game of 2002, with over 17 million copies sold, and is considered one of the most significant titles of the early 2000s. It won several "Game of the Year" awards from gaming publications, sites and magazines.

Grand Theft Auto 3: Vice City - Map

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City is played in third-person, and consists of action on foot and in various vehicles. In 1986, the loyal former member of the Forelli Family, Tommy Vercetti, is released from prison after serving 15 yeas for the family. Sonny Forelli, his former boss, promotes Tommy and sends him to Vice City as the buyer in a cocaine deal for the Forelli's. The deal was a setup, and Tommy barely escapes with Ken, a crooked lawyer, but they loose the Forelli's money and all the cocaine. The plot is set. Tommy needs to find out what happened and who was behind the setup.

Grand Theft Auto 3: Vice City is a classic open-world action-adventure game developed by Rockstar North and published by Rockstar Games. The game is the sixth installment in the Grand Theft Auto series and is a prequel to Grand Theft Auto III.

The game is set in a fictional version of Miami, Florida called Vice City, and the player takes on the role of Tommy Vercetti, a criminal who has just been released from prison. The game's story revolves around Tommy's rise to power in Vice City's criminal underworld, as he works to gain control of the city's various criminal enterprises.

The gameplay in Grand Theft Auto 3: Vice City is a blend of action, adventure, and role-playing elements. The player can explore the open world of Vice City, completing a variety of missions and side activities, such as driving cars, flying helicopters, and participating in street races. The player can also interact with the game's non-playable characters, and engage in a variety of activities such as robbing shops and banks, and bribing or killing police officers.

The game's characters are a diverse and colorful cast, including a number of memorable characters such as Lance Vance, Ken Rosenberg, and Diaz. The game's story is well-written and features a number of twists and turns that keep the player engaged.

The graphics in Grand Theft Auto 3: Vice City are impressive, especially considering the game's age. The game's world is vibrant and detailed, and the character models are well-animated. The game's soundtrack is also noteworthy, featuring a variety of popular music from the 1980s.

Grand Theft Auto 3: Vice City was critically acclaimed upon release and has since become a classic of the open-world genre. It was praised for its open-ended gameplay, story, and characters, and has been cited as a major influence on many later open-world games. The game was also a commercial success, selling over 17 million copies worldwide, making it one of the best-selling video games of all time.

In conclusion, Grand Theft Auto 3: Vice City is a classic open-world action-adventure game that features engaging gameplay, an interesting story, and memorable characters. The game's graphics and soundtrack are also noteworthy, and it has had a lasting impact on the open-world genre.