Hi everyone this is what I feel the best config to play GTA 3 now without altering the original game mechanics. No crouch or cover. My reason is to make this awesome game fun and playable at current standards. You will need a decent graphic card to run everything smoothly. I did not create any mods myself but just made this compilation. This is also quite noob friendly so feel free to try even if you haven't modded GTA 3 before this. Make sure you have GTA 3 version 1.1 installed in your PC.
1) Download GTA 3 XBOX mod 1.0 with the two updates and install. http://www.gtagarage...how.php?id=5798
2) Get the modified GTA 3 HD Vehicles Tri Pack 3 Here. http://www.mediafire...HICLES4XBOX.rar
This version is compatible with GTA 3 XBOX mod. It also has HD fonts, HUD, particles, wheels and weapons. To install, run the GTA Mod Installer and select "install mod with script file" then "I want to select a folder with script file" for both GTA3IMG and TXDIMG contained in the rar. You will need to run the installer twice. Backup the files through the installer. Copy files from 'data' and 'models' and overwrite to original game folder. Backup the files first.
3) Extra HD cars from other GTA games. http://www.mediafire...HDextracars.rar
This files actually contains the extra cars from the original GTA 3 HD Vehicles Tri Pack 3. Extra cars does not replace any cars but adds five new cars into the game. Install as above and copy 'data', 'models' and 'TEXT' to overwrite game files and make sure to back up first.
4) Widescreen fix. http://www.gtagarage...ow.php?id=23407
Place III_widescreenfix_remake.asi into GTA 3 mss folder.
5) HQ Radio Stations. http://gtaforums.com...ii-xbox-version
Replace to audio folder.
6) CLEO frame cap adjuster. http://www.gtagarage...ow.php?id=15178
Place in CLEO folder. You will want to set limit around 70-75fps. In your game settings, on the frame limiter and off the frame sync. What the frame limiter does is make the game run at a low 30fps to follow the console versions. This file changes that so the frame limiter is now set at the fps you choose. If you have been playing GTA 3 at 30fps all along you will notice a huge difference. You can also off frame limiter and on frame sync so that the game runs at 60pfs but the game will still lag when driving so it is better to use this file and adjust the fps to be more than 60fps. Use Fraps software to check the fps ingame. Do not off both the frame sync and frame limiter the game will run at very high fps depending on your pc hardware and that will cause all kinds of problems such as not being able to reverse.
Lastly, open your graphic card control panel and force 4x or 8x anti-aliasing using supersampling. This is better than multisampling but you will need to test it out to see if your hardware can handle it. Set anisotropic filtering to 16x. Run the game and enjoy!
Those who want to play GTA 3 on a gamepad with full vibration support check this. http://steamcommunit...s/?id=172881491
Liberty Jam radio station from GTA Liberty Stories to replace Chatterbox FM. http://www.gtagarage...how.php?id=8006
Original GTA 3 HD Vehicles Tri Pack 3. http://www.gtagarage...ow.php?id=18215