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Revision as of 03:21, 2 April 2017

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Grand Theft Auto III
Grand Theft Auto III cover
Developers
Rockstar North
Publishers
Rockstar Games
Japan Capcom
Engines
RenderWare
Release dates
Windows May 20, 2002
macOS (OS X) November 12, 2010
Grand Theft Auto III guide on StrategyWiki
Grand Theft Auto III on Wikipedia

Warnings

The macOS (OS X) version of this game does not work on macOS Catalina (version 10.15) or later due to the removal of support for 32-bit-only apps.
Grand Theft Auto 1997
Grand Theft Auto 2 1999
Grand Theft Auto III 2002
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City 2003
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas 2005
Grand Theft Auto IV 2008
Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City 2010
Grand Theft Auto: iFruit 2013
Grand Theft Auto V 2015
Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars 2021
Grand Theft Auto Re: Liberty City Stories (unofficial port) TBA

Key points

Exceeding 30 FPS introduces gameplay and physics issues
Widescreen resolutions can be used, but to a poor extent
Ability to import your music for your own custom radio station.
SilentPatch is essential to avoid a number of serious glitches which may prevent 100% game completion

General information

Rockstar Games's Official site
Rockstar Games's Official Grand Theft Auto site
Steam Community Discussions
Steam Forum - Grand Theft Auto series.
GTAForums - Grand Theft Auto III Discussion.
Grand Theft Wiki
GTA Network - A huge network of fansites all dedicated to the Grand Theft Auto series

Availability

SafeDisc retail DRM no longer functions properly on Windows Vista and later (see above for affected versions).

Essential improvements

Patches

Patch 1.1 fixes several bugs. Most digital distribution versions already include this patch.

Skip intro videos

Instructions

SilentPatch

Fixes numerous bugs and oversights introduced in the PC version.
Instructions

GInput

Adds full XInput controller support
Restores haptic feedback from console versions
Choice between Xbox and DualShock button prompts
Instructions

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

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System Location
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/12100/pfx/[Note 2]
Configuration file is encrypted

Save game data location

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System Location
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/12100/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game cloud syncing

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud

Video settings

In-game video settings.
In-game video settings.

Widescreen resolution

In-game wide screen option allows to retain proper aspect ratio, though only for 16:9 resolutions. Otherwise picture is stretched.
Yet not only wide screen option cuts part of the image (Vert-), it does also misalign aiming.
Instructions

Windowed

Instructions
Instructions

Input settings

In-game key map settings.
In-game key map settings.
In-game mouse settings.
In-game mouse settings.

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Setting doesn't save in 1.0 version.
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
DirectInput controllers only
Full controller support
Use GInput for XInput support and proper controls from console versions
Controller remapping
DirectInput controllers only, GInput offers 5 presets
Controller sensitivity
Use GInput and adjust sensitivity options in GInputIII.ini
Controller Y-axis inversion
If using GInput you can set it up in GInputIII.ini
Additional information
Button prompts Input settings icon - Generic Controller.svg
For Xbox and DualShock prompts use GInput
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
GInput must be used.
Simultaneous controller+KB/M

Audio settings

In-game audio settings.
In-game audio settings.

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Up to 7.0 output[4] May require DirectSound 3D restoration software.
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
EAX support
A3D 2.0[5] & EAX 3[6][7]

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Czech
French
German
Italian
Polish
Retail only. Made by publisher
Russian
CIS retail only. Original Buka release received translation through the downloadable patch. 1C re-release features improved version of the latter.
Slovak
Spanish

Network

Dedicated multiplayer maps can be restored with a mod

Multiplayer types

Connection types

VR support

3D modes Native GG3D Notes
iZ3D

Issues fixed

Game refuses to start

Instructions
Instructions

Cannot find 640x480 video mode error

Instructions

Game requires at least 12MB of available video memory error

Instructions

Game freezes at loading

Instructions
Instructions

Vehicles are missing colours

Instructions

Wonky physics while walking on sloped surfaces

Instructions

Inaccurate aiming

Playing wide screen places the real aim slightly above and to the right of the displayed crosshairs.
Instructions

Missing text in menus

Instructions

Bad lighting, reflections, shadowing

Instructions

Purple Nines gang has vanished

Instructions

Mouse sensitivity resets after restart

Instructions

The game will ask for CD even when all files are copied to the disk

Instructions

Alchemy doesn't restore EAX

Instructions

Other information

API

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 8
Shader Model support 1.4
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows
macOS (OS X)

Middleware

Middleware Notes
Audio Miles Sound System 6.1c

Modding

Frequently used plugins

  • CLEO - Popular script extender used by lots of sophisticated mods.
  • IMG Manager V2.0 - Beta version of the most bug-free .img files manager

Featured mods

System requirements

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 2000, XP
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium III 450 MHz
System memory (RAM) 96 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 500 MB
Video card (GPU) Direct 3D compatible
16 MB of VRAM
DirectX 8.1 compatible
Sound (audio device) DirectX compatible
macOS (OS X)
Minimum
Operating system (OS) 10.6.8
Processor (CPU) Intel Core 2 Duo
System memory (RAM) 1 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 1.5 GB
Video card (GPU) ATI Radeon X1600
Nvidia GeForce 7300 GT
Intel GMA X3100

Notes

  1. SafeDisc retail DRM does not work on Windows 10[1] and is disabled by default on Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 8.1 when the KB3086255 update is installed.[2]
  2. 2.0 2.1 File/folder structure within this directory reflects the path(s) listed for Windows and/or Steam game data (use Wine regedit to access Windows registry paths). Games with Steam Cloud support may store data in ~/.steam/steam/userdata/<user-id>/12100/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (12100) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References