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Posted 07 November 2013 - 09:39 PM Edited by SilentPL, 29 December 2013 - 12:35 AM.

Vice City Save Converter



Steam version of Vice City has a bit altered save format compared to all the other (non-digital) versions. When using a Retail save on Steam copy the game would just run a new game instead. Retail Vice City is even unable to load a Steam savegame, resulting in a crash. As a result, there is no way to resume your old playthrough on a newly purchased Steam copy nor come back to a disc release without losing your progress.
This tool solves that issue by converting the saves between these two formats (both retail -> Steam and Steam -> retail).


Usage

The tool requires either an absolute or relative path to a savegame you want to convert to be specified as a launch parameter. Therefore, you can launch it either by dropping a savefile on VCsaveConvert.exe (Windows only, obv) or by launching cmd.exe/Terminal and executing the converter with
 
VCsaveConvert [your_save_path]
The tool will then identify a save version and ask if to proceed with conversion. A backup will be created in case anything goes wrong.


Download

As GTAGarage widget is gone for now:
http://www.gtagarage...ow.php?id=25369


Is it one of the first Linux-compatible tools for GTA? :p
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Posted 08 November 2013 - 03:21 PM

No more problems dealing with SnP for VC! Have a cookie. :cookie: Or two :cookie: :cookie: , or perhaps even three :cookie: :cookie: :cookie:  :).


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Posted 12 November 2013 - 05:04 PM

Nice job. Any chance of supporting converting saves to and from iOS and Android too?


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Posted 12 November 2013 - 07:40 PM

Seeing how Mobile SCM files are different (thus saved offsets are not compatible), very unlikely :(


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Posted 12 November 2013 - 11:22 PM

Lol you should do a Mac OS X port of the tool, too.

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Posted 17 November 2013 - 09:16 PM

Seeing how Mobile SCM files are different (thus saved offsets are not compatible), very unlikely :(

When you say different, you mean different from PC right? Or are Android and iOS different too? I got a save on iOS that I'd like to convert to Android.


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Posted 18 November 2013 - 03:40 PM

Yes, I mean PC. iOS and Android saves should be compatible with each other.


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Posted 28 November 2013 - 03:37 PM

Thank you!

 

What was the difference between the two versions?


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Posted 28 November 2013 - 04:59 PM

What was the difference between the two versions?


Evil R* added an extra, useless -3 value into the first section and Steam version checks for its existence on load. If it's absent, a save is called invalid.
100% artificial thing to revoke compatibility with old saves. In SA at least they had a point (different SCM), but here? No reasons whatsoever.
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Posted 29 November 2013 - 07:58 PM

Are you sure it's useless? I only asked because I was wondering whether the difference is important or not. It's rather peculiar that they would add something like that for no reason. Why would they want to make the two versions incompatible?


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Posted 29 November 2013 - 08:05 PM

No clue. And yes, it's a CONSTANT value. Can't have any use :p

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Posted 01 December 2013 - 02:12 PM

-Looks at Linux version-

 

You deserve an award (or several awards) just for making a Linux based tool.

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Posted 01 December 2013 - 08:18 PM

He DID have several awards, ...before the forum update. :p

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Posted 04 December 2013 - 08:03 PM

Is it one of the first Linux-compatible tools for GTA?  :p

 

Yes , I guess ! I have CLEO for Android version of GTA 3 , considering that Android is still a Linux we have two tools for Linux in total  :lol:

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Posted 08 December 2013 - 02:51 AM

 

Is it one of the first Linux-compatible tools for GTA?  :p

 

Yes , I guess ! I have CLEO for Android version of GTA 3 , considering that Android is still a Linux we have two tools for Linux in total  :lol:

 

Lol nice one dude. Do you have a link to the tool or is it still WIP?


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Posted 09 December 2013 - 08:03 AM

it's wip , I'm adding VC support now 


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Posted 29 December 2013 - 12:35 AM

GTAGarage seems to slowly come back to life, uploaded the tool there now :^:

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Posted 26 April 2014 - 05:16 PM

I know I'm like a year late to this post, but I cannot get the download to initiate. Is there another source I can download from?  :panic:  :cry:


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Posted 26 April 2014 - 07:06 PM

I know I'm like a year late to this post, but I cannot get the download to initiate. Is there another source I can download from?  :panic:  :cry:


https://dl.dropboxus...erter_win32.zip

Let me know when you download it.

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Posted 27 April 2014 - 12:59 AM

 

I know I'm like a year late to this post, but I cannot get the download to initiate. Is there another source I can download from?  :panic:  :cry:


https://dl.dropboxus...erter_win32.zip

Let me know when you download it.

 

Got it thank you :)


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Posted 23 June 2014 - 04:00 AM Edited by Paragonsolstice, 24 June 2014 - 06:27 AM.

It does not work at all... All it does is instead of start a new game is stay at a black screen. (23/06/14) NVM I got it! type in onspeed twice then it worked





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