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Dingleman
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#1

Posted 12 May 2013 - 09:24 AM Edited by dingleman, 14 May 2013 - 06:42 AM.

BETA 0.4 DOWNLOAD LINK HERE!

GTA Mod Installer v5 by cpmusick (Used for automatic installation)


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Other mods I HIGHLY recommend

DexX's Unpixelate Player Skins Fix
DK22's Headlight Corona Fix
SilentPL's Road Reflections Fix
yojo2's HQ GTAIII Radar


GTA 3 is a PC game that will continue to be played by cult gamers across the world for decades to come. As technology has advanced, we have been able to play the game on stunning high definition, widescreen LCD monitors with resolutions which are now itching 2560x1440 pixels.

There is only one problem with that... GTA 3 was a game built to be played on the PlayStation 2 with small CRT televisions. Let's face it, it has not aged that gracefully.

Some have built large scale mods in an attempt to improve overall graphics of the game and give it a fighting chance, but most fail to retain the certain "patina" that Liberty City has developed through time which has grown on us. Though they make Liberty look better, they always tend to make the game feel less familiar.

This mod takes the basic textures that make up GTA 3 and gives them a well needed spit and polish. These are built from the ground up, but are also built to replicate their former blurry counterparts as closely as possible. That way, many old school GTA 3 fans will enjoy a nicer looking game while not feeling far from home. It is not a TOTAL retexture. It only covers the lacking areas around the city that I felt stuck out like a baboons ass.

There is no fancy business or messing about here. This is what we already know and love, with an all natural feeling update!

What has already been done:
  • Road/grass/rock/concrete etc. textures
  • Particles
  • Billboards and posters
  • Fonts
  • Weapon icons
  • Game menu
  • Splash screens
  • Main loading screen
INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS

> Download and SAVE the mod zip file.
> Download and run GTA Mod Installer v5 by cpmusick.
> Click "Continue" on the main screen.
> Select "Install a mod (with a script file) to GTA3 or Vice City" and click Next.
> Select "I want to select the ZIP or RAR file that has the mod's files" and click Next.
> Find "GTA3_Natural_HD_Textures.zip" and click Next.
> Let the installer do its thing, and if all goes well the mod should be installed. smile.gif



Texture comparisons (Original vs. Remake)

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Posted 12 May 2013 - 10:43 AM

The billboards are the best thing about this mod. Awesome!

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Posted 12 May 2013 - 10:45 AM

I <3 it

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Posted 12 May 2013 - 10:49 AM

Fix the weapon icons and it's solid gold!
good work!

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Posted 12 May 2013 - 12:36 PM

Nice, looking forward to try this.

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Posted 12 May 2013 - 01:21 PM Edited by dingleman, 12 May 2013 - 01:30 PM.

Glad people see eye to eye with me on this.

Here's a taste of the menus and splash screens.

Menu backgrounds are now 2048x2048, while splash screens are 2048x1024.

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Edit:

Oh, and here's the main load screen. (now 2048x2048)

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Posted 12 May 2013 - 01:30 PM

That's just awesome mate. smile.gif

The yellow bar in the menu though looks a bit plain, without the border-like stuff on it. That made it more .... 3d-ish.

For showing off, you should use something else, since jpg makes the pictures look like sh*t.

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Posted 12 May 2013 - 01:35 PM

Good catch, I'll sort it out tomorrow.

And I'll keep that in mind wink.gif

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Posted 12 May 2013 - 01:39 PM

Great Work, Keep it up!!

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#10

Posted 12 May 2013 - 02:38 PM

The quality seems decent icon14.gif

Have you been using III Mobile leftovers for title splash screen?

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Posted 12 May 2013 - 06:03 PM

Wow this is looking great!

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Posted 12 May 2013 - 07:14 PM

Awesome mod.

Once again, I do NOT intend to derail this, but are you using XBOX and GTA IV textures?

The XBOX version has more clear and HD versions of some original textures. GTA IV's textures are basically GTA III but in HD. Be careful using IV's though, since it also has much more newer ones. Make sure only to use ones that look extremely similar to the original. Try to use completely new ones you've found online as well.

This looks great. Finally, a retexture of III that keeps the original vibe. icon14.gif

EDIT: You don't have to do this, but a good idea could be to get XBOX cars and peds. These stick out, as you say, like a baboon's ass.

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Posted 12 May 2013 - 07:18 PM

It's a complete retexture of the entire game?

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Posted 12 May 2013 - 07:32 PM

Very good icon14.gif

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Posted 12 May 2013 - 07:34 PM

QUOTE (dingleman @ May 12 2013, 09:24)
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It is not a TOTAL retexture. It only covers the lacking areas around the city that I felt stuck out like a baboons ass.

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QUOTE (KawakSallas @ May 12 2013, 19:18)
It's a complete retexture of the entire game?


Yes.

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Posted 12 May 2013 - 09:39 PM

Nice work. We got a original texture in HD mod going for GTA III, and one going for GTA SA. I hope someone does one for GTA VC.

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Posted 12 May 2013 - 10:03 PM Edited by dingleman, 12 May 2013 - 10:54 PM.

@ SilentPL
Nope. I used the artwork Rockstar re-released on their website as wallpapers in high def.

@ Death
The only textures I haven't made were a couple of posters that were already in the Xbox version, and even most of them I've remade because I didn't think they fit. I didn't use Xbox or IV textures for anything else either. And my only problem with Xbox peds would be that they don't have detachable limbs from what I remember (correct me if I'm wrong). I really wouldn't want to take that out of the game. tounge.gif

EDIT:
Just a couple more comparisons for the road.

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Original vs. Xbox vs. My version (Drawn with a lead pencil by yours truly xD)

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Posted 13 May 2013 - 11:03 AM

Looks nice ! biggrin.gif

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Posted 13 May 2013 - 11:20 AM

I hope you'll decide to replace most of the textures, instead of the ones that are really looking out of place, because these are f*cking awesome!

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Posted 13 May 2013 - 11:53 AM

Forget playing GTA 3, I like just looking at the before and after of these textures and being wowed by them.

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Posted 13 May 2013 - 12:05 PM Edited by dingleman, 13 May 2013 - 12:11 PM.

I wasn't going to, but due to the overwhelming feedback, I've decided to release an early beta.

BETA 0.4 DOWNLOAD!

GTA Mod Installer v5 by cpmusick (Used for automatic installation)


There is still one or two billboards I haven't done (and am working on), and a few patches around the city here and there where I haven't placed the new textures in. However, I felt there is still more than enough work here to constitute a release.

With this progress, we just may see a new beta within the fortnight.

INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS:

> Download and SAVE the mod.
> Download and run GTA Mod Installer v5 by cpmusick.
> Click "Continue" on the main screen.
> Select "Install a mod (with a script file) to GTA3 or Vice City" and click Next
> Select "I want to select the ZIP or RAR file that has the mod's files." and click Next
> Find "GTA3_Natural_HD_Textures.zip" and click Next.
> Let the installer do its thing, and if all goes well the mod should be installed. smile.gif

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Posted 13 May 2013 - 12:09 PM

Wow, you are fast! biggrin.gif Gonna try it out in a bit.

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Posted 13 May 2013 - 12:15 PM

QUOTE (ALMOST610 @ Monday, May 13 2013, 13:53)
Forget playing GTA 3, I like just looking at the before and after of these textures and being wowed by them.

This icon14.gif

Hope someone comes with GTA: LC port for this. It may really refresh the game.

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Posted 13 May 2013 - 12:43 PM

Or a SA:LC port, Since the creator of this mod is the leader of SA:LC too.

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Posted 15 May 2013 - 05:19 AM

Some stadium related reworks.

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Posted 15 May 2013 - 05:37 AM

Very nice work. icon14.gif

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Posted 15 May 2013 - 07:39 AM

I think GTA III needs bigger resolution textures AND new models. Because, even with new textures everything looks blocky.

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Posted 15 May 2013 - 03:32 PM

Dingleman this is amazing! Keep it up please! Shifty41s_beerhatsmilie2.gif

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Posted 15 May 2013 - 05:20 PM

Very detailed work, I'm impressed smile.gif . Good luck.

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Posted 15 May 2013 - 05:44 PM

Wooha! Man! It looks really great. I'm going to check it.
Amazing!




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