First of all, thank you for the great effort.
I see a lot of people got this thing working on their pc's, which is awesome.
After a great gaming experience using my PS3 controller with Tomb Raider 2013 on my Mac I wanted to see if I could get a better experience using the controller with GTA Vice City as well.
I've been spending almost my entire Sunday to get the GInput mod to work on Vice City on my Mac, using a PS3 controller via Bluetooth. Somehow, it seems like the mod doesn’t want to load with my versions of Vice City...
I currently have two different versions of Vice City installed on my Mac:
- GTA Vice City: Mac App Store version
- GTA Vice City: Steam version
As you may know, both of these versions use a similar form of a simple Wine skin to be able to play the game (emulated).
I’ve tried placing the “GInputVC.ini” and "GInputVC.asi" files in the game directory ("/Applications/Grand Theft Auto - Vice City.app/Contents/Resources/transgaming/c_drive/Program Files/Rockstar Games/Grand Theft Auto Vice City/" or
“/Volumes/<my drive name>/SteamLibrary/SteamApps/common/grand theft auto - vice city/Grand Theft Auto - Vice City.app/Contents/Resources/transgaming/c_drive/Program Files/Rockstar Games/Grand Theft Auto Vice City/“)
Also tried putting the files in the “mss” directory, to no avail.
First I thought maybe the XInput drivers weren’t properly loaded in this minimal Windows version (Wineskin). So I extracted the “xinput1_3.dll” file from the DirectX 9.0c redist, etc. and I tried putting this file in the “C:\WINDOWS\system32” folder and in the game directory as well.
Although Vice City does recognize the PS3 controller as a joystick (which it did before using the GInput mod, as well) it doesn’t seem to use the optimized controls, nor does it show the PS3 controller icons...
(I used the default setting in the .ini file and only changed “PlayStationButtons=1” and “InvertRightYAxis=1”.)
After more searching I found that the Alice mod file should load automatically with Vice City, so I wanted to try some other mods, for example: your ps2 loadscreens mod “loadsc.asi”.
Finally, some feedback! When starting Vice City (both versions) I got the error message: “PS2 Loadscreens - Unknown game version. PS2 Loadscreens plugin does not support your Executable version.”
I also tried replacing the game "gta-vc.exe" file with one from the 1.0 or 1.1 no-cd crack. But both of these crashed the game even when I removed all mods or other non-official files.
So my guess is that there’s something going on in the game .exe file.
Could you please take a look at the "gta-vc.exe" files from the Mac distributions? I've linked them below.
PS I noticed the Mac App Store game .exe is 11,8 Mb and the Steam game .exe is 9,9 Mb. Strange when comparing them to the no-cd version, since those were 3,3 Mb.
Hope you can help out, I think you make a lot of Mac users happy with something that possibly only needs a small fix.
You can find the .exe files here: