GTA 3 Graphics modding guide (must see)!

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  1. JoeyLP

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  2. LBG

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    Well I took a banshee for a spin and got in a big firefight with the police to test the performance. And it appears to run fine. There were no noticeable drops in frame rate and no crashes. The lower resolution seems to be keeping the game running smooth. So I can understand why Rockstar made the game run at a lower resolution on A4 devices, but I'm still not quite sure why the took away the lighting, shadow and blood effects as the game runs just as smooth when they are included.

    I think you're probably right about Rockstar being on the cautious side and taking away the effects to ensure the game runs smoothly on all A4 devices. There are many people who leave lots of apps running in the background and never reboot their device. I see so many 1-star reviews for iOS games, complaining about games crashing.
     
  3. blood_sam

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    Hi,

    I've just registered especially to thank you and your great job. I tried several of the files available here and I've made my own file to keep my commands and the language of my game (I'm french), but I noticed some value for the draw distance that are not listed on the first post, like CC CC AC or 99 99 C9 (the value on my iPad, that seems superior to the medium value...), if it can help...
     
  4. Hmar9333

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    The game chugs along nicely with your config file on my iPad 1. It's alright when it's not raining, but when it rains, ooooh boy. And it rains quite a bit. I wish I could turn it off. Still, I do prefer the game like this, but I definitely understand why these effects were disabled on iPad 1, don't know about iPhone 4.
    P.S
    Does anyone get some serious slowdown around Salvatore's mansion?
     
  5. blood_sam

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    #65 blood_sam, Dec 21, 2011
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    I also have these slowdowns when it rains, and around Salvatore's mansion, with the trees.

    Here is my settings file for iPad 1, with all effects on, and view distance reduced to iPhone 4's one http://www.mediafire.com/?j834o800i1x1w6r if someone wants to test it... (some values are not the same as the iPhone 4's ones, I don't know if it changes something)
     
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    How did you fix the problem?
     
  7. blood_sam

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    You have to put your device in sleep mode while connected, then launch iExplorer.
     
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    #69 jjjmedia, Dec 21, 2011
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    I've tried that, also restarting my idevice/PC, and I'm still getting that error. Any other ideas?

    EDIT: It took me around 15 times to get past that glitch!
     
  10. neonbible

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    Does anyone have a preset for running it better on an iPod 3rd Gen? Not really bothered about effects, just need a smoother frame rate.
     
  11. LBG

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    Try this. It has no effects and I reduced the draw distance to minimum so it should run a bit smoother.

    http://www.megaupload.com/?d=2KRWRT8A
     
  12. maxgz

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    Thanks a bunch man

    When Vice city and San andreas come out hopefully can u do the same. Knowing apple they will probably do the same think. And again THANKS!!!. Looks much better.
     
  13. blood_sam

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    #73 blood_sam, Dec 21, 2011
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  14. Oapples

    Oapples New Member

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    Hi Dan,

    I was wondering if you could make a gta3.set file with the lowest possible graphic settings (lowest texture, effects etc.) but keep the same resolution?

    Thanks
     
  15. blood_sam

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    Take the file uploaded by LBG on the first post of this page ;)
     
  16. Oapples

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    #76 Oapples, Dec 23, 2011
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    I did and it does run smoother however the resolution is messed up.

    How can I change it to no more than 480*800.

    Thanks

    EDIT: I use the old one and the framerate is better but it goes out of the screen.
     
  17. blood_sam

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    Which device are you running the game on ?
    If the buttons have been moved, you can restore their position in the options.

    Which old one ?
     
  18. Oapples

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    #78 Oapples, Dec 23, 2011
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    I have an android phone. I know everything here is for iPhone and iPods and you all love apple but this is the only place I could find that helped with running gta on my uncompatible phone.

    The "old" one was the gta3.set posted by LBG.

    EDIT: I tried to move the buttons back into the screen but that didn't work because some of the buttons aren't in the screen at all. And I can't see the little arrow at the bottom that skips scenes. =(

    EDIT 2: This is my default gta3.set file:
    http://www.megaupload.com/?d=JDXWLDMG

    Now I can't seem to figure out your instructions to change the hex file.

    All I want to do is edit this file and turn off all special effects (blood, traffic lights and other good graphics) and make it the lowest possible settings that are playable (not absolutely no viewing distance because then I'm just driving in black space).

    I also heard removing sound helps too. So somehow remove sound and improve gameplay.

    Do you think you can help me. Androids and Apples aside?
     
  19. blood_sam

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    The file that LBG posted was already including the minimum settings possible, but I've made an other (I've edited your original, so your buttons should be well-placed) with frame-limiter off, maybe it will run a little bit better.
    http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?3jli77aybw9jfg7

    You said you had moved the buttons in the options, but if you select "Restore default position" (or something like that, I don't have an english version), it will replace all buttons depending of the screen size, so everything will be visible :)

    Hope it helps
     
  20. matrixhunter

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    if you guys were able to modify the game like this is it possible for you guys to mod and replace the cars with real life cars like making the banshee into a dodge viper like those typical gta mods for the pc that replace the cars and weapons
     

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