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 pushing a 4K standard .
There is only one problem with that... GTA 3 was a game built to be played on the PlayStation 2 with small CRT, 480p 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 the older fans of the series. Though they make Liberty look better, they always tend to make the game feel less familiar.
This mod takes the more common 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 been done:
- Road/grass/rock/concrete etc. textures
- Billboards and posters
- Weapon icons
- Game menu
- Splash screens
- Main loading screen
Simply extract the files from the respective folders to those in your GTA3 directory. Boot up the game and enjoy high quality texture sexualness.
Texture comparisons (Original vs. Remake)