Vice City: BETA Edition is a modification for Grand Theft Auto: Vice City with the goal of returning most, or if not all cut features in development (at least, what is known and/or is possible).
All information comes from several sources:
BradyGames' Official Strategy Guide & Manual
Left-over files in the game
I don't plan to make anything which has little to no proof of its existence in the Alpha/Beta stages of the game's development.
However, some improvising may be done.
MAP CHANGES *Remade "Clevelander" sign *Remade BETA Beale building *Added pink neons to the Tides building *Replaced Ocean View MF windows with bright blue ones *Remade BETA Diaz Mansion *Remade BETA Escobar International Airport *Removed road between John Jones building *Changed Majestic's colour scheme *Split lanes in south of Washington + added cut vegetation *Moved fountain outside church in Washington + changed floor texture *Changed base of building next to North Point Wall to white from dark tile *Changed colour of W.K. Chariot hotel from gray to beige *Moved certificates in Ken's Office *Remade drugs on table in "An Old Friend" & changed money position *Changed money texture in "An Old Friend" *Restored two buildings to their original places in washints *Remade old canopy texture + model *Restored old Mean Street Taxis ad on stone benches *Recreated stiltsville LODs w/ left-over PS2 LOD texture *Restored North Point Mall tree shadows from PS2 *Replaced W.K. Chariot logo & windows w/ PS2 versions *Recreated pre-release Saint Mark's Bistro office table texture *Restored nbdcoshpwin/2/3 from PS2 *Replaced greenwall1/2 with original PS2 ones in od_bigshops2 *Replaced window texture in washmiamistrip4 with green one as seen in pre-release screen *Replaced bus shelter texture with less compressed version from San Andreas (seen in pre-release screenshot) *Restored billboard in washintn *Re-added bus shelters in washintn *Remade wshmoundlaw1 *Remade hedge around washbuild030 *Restored vegetation in washvegy240 to their original positions *Restored satellite dish on top of apartments in washintn *Restored news stands in washintn *Restored vegetation, news stands & lamppost outside of the Malibu Club *Replaced fence texture on Rosenberg's Office *Remade corner of Robina's Cafe *Restored bottles in Ocean View Hotel room from PS2 *Replaced Ocean View Hotel room posters with PS2 ones *Restored billboard outside of Rosenberg's Office *Remade Diaz's BETA potted plants in Phnom Penh '86 *Remade BETA Howlin' Pete's Biker Emporium *Replaced texture of downtown building from beige to stylized tile *Extended runway in south of airport *Retextured a building in Little Haiti *Rextured a part of the ground in Little Haiti *Flattened foundation of south of airport, replaced rocks texture with BLOCK2 *Replaced Jockstar poster with Love Fist in downtown *Replaced blue ceiling in Bank to black *Remade Outside Track Betting store interior in North Beach *Upscaled Rosenberg's Office to original size *Restored sign to Washington building & restored missing vegetation *Replaced coloured deco on the Yacht to dark red wood *Removed texture & remade bars on traffic light *Lowered hedges at the Golf Club *Changed car wash sign orientation, removed/restored some vegetation in area *Replaced wall top and a shop texture in Washington Mall *Remade Malibu Club vertex paint & removed blue neon *Changed pavement texture to grass fade from concrete, removed walls & replaced parking lot with grass outside the Malibu Club *Remade apartment complex & edited bush/tree placements in Washington *Restored Apartment 3c to exterior world and restored vegetation around area *Made bus stops breakable *Remade the old vertex lighting for the Clevelander hotel *Removed shack from the side of Auntie Poulet's house *Made Auntie Poulet interior windows transparent *Restored old glass, retextured & edited uv maps of nbsavehotel *Remade old glass_fence_64hv texture *Retextured wshbuildws06 windows *Restored tools on wall in Screw This in Little Havana *Changed the Screw This in Little Havana to a Bunch of Tools and changed vertex lighting *Remade hedge around and remade vertex lighting of washbuild030 *Edited UV maps on fountain in Washington *Remade old doontoon_top07 model *Replaced window texture with old one on doontoon_top08 *Flattened and edited uvmaps of stores on doontoon14 *Remade/restored old shops on doontoon_shops *Restored Psychic store & removed doors of building on doontoon16 *Moved telephone pole in downtown to old position, edited dts_telwire2 to fit change *Replaced & reuvmapped window texture on doontoon_top09/10 *Removed helipad from Mercedes' place, changed ramp to wall, lowered roof *Replaced glass fence on nbhotel02 with old one, reuvmapped to turn it double *Recreated old North Point Mall roof *Renamed Starfish Island to Star Island *Remade old Starfish Island bridge & restored cut vegetation *Removed Love Fist billboard in Downtown *Retextured foundation and general aesthetic of nbhotel03 *Restored fans & vegetation inside Clevelander *Restored vegetation on/around Washington Mall *Replaced greenwall2 on wshbuil19wall with its ps2 version *Replaced 1st/2nd/5th/9th floor construction site windows with hollow ones *Replaced Vice City Mail with Express Mail on postbox *Remade Clevelander day vertex lighting *Remade old Clevelander doors *Made Rock City windows more visible *Remade old hotel fans & moved them to old locations *Remade old blimp colour scheme *Restored palms between nbhotel05 & nbhotel06 *Removed bushes in north of Ocean Beach *Lowered Washington Mall lights, moved tree *Restored cut trees in North Beach *Removed tall tree in Haiti, changed lamppost position *Restored old dirt texture on Cam's & restored old tree next to it *Removed palm trees near Moist Tree Hotel *Remade old telephone lines & removed trees in Haiti *Removed traffic lights & split in road near Haiti *Restored small plants outside North Beach mansion *Remade & restored beige/yellow buildings in Washington *Remade old Gonzales' rooftop [Kalvin/Vlad Viper] *Moved building across from Malibu back to its old location *Restored plants to building across from Malibu *Removed some trees near Malibu, restored old positions of others *Remade Golf Club fences and Welcome sign, restored golf ball texture *Restored boxes, recycle bank and bins to alley in Washington, changed floor texture *Restored old back texture to airport billboards *Restored old Marina roof texture *Removed bridge next to Bunch of Tools in North Washington, updated radar *Lowered land near Washington police station & Malibu *Redone vertex lighting on Tides building *Replaced downtown shop exteriors with PS2 greenwall *Replaced stadium advertisement backs with PS2 greenwall *Remade stadium grounds & nearby grass/tarmac *Remade side of south airport, replacing rocks with smooth concrete & adding border *Rescaled pink building in South Washington to fit islandsf size *Opened garage and removed vegetation at one of Star Island's mansions *Edited Laundromat exterior to fit the kerb *Added extra chairs and table to Gonzales' rooftop *Restored gate to one of the mansions in Star Island *Lifted water, removed satellite, replaced toweled loungers with plain at mansion in Star Island *Added missing collision to lounger *Renamed spad_buildnew's vertex lighting to be more neon-like *Remade day vertex lighting of Malibu Club *Restored some cut vegetation around Washington *Remade PS2 airport billboards (EIA/Haitian Air) *Removed North Beach [SCM #2] *Remade missing grass patches on the beach *Restored The Chase apartment complex windows from PS2 *Remade Aviacón Cubana billboard using LOD as reference *Restored "Welcome to Star Island" signs *Replaced Bunch of Tools with random buildings in Washington [SCM #2] *Restored od_pat_hut to the beach *Restored nbeachbridge in North Beach *Restored Printworks interior shadow *Restored PS2 stone benches [Optional] *Replaced coastal texture near Malibu w/ brick *Restored old Jocksports sign to both stores & added windows to the Downtown one *Remade old UV Mapping & flipped gates @ Interglobal Films entrance *Restored clean pavements to Interglobal Films foundation *Recoloured Prawn Island central mansion from green to yellow *Remade old window textures of wash_deco2 building in Washington *Remade old Washington pizzaplace LOD using left-over PS2 textures *Remade various Washington ground textures to match their LODs *Remade table shadow in An Old Friend cutscene to match new table props *Removed the second bridge in Washington *Remade alleyway between doontoon19 & doontoon20 *Remade ledge around doontoon19 *Restored old Cola ad on ci_industrial1 *Restored Tacopocalypse shadow from PS2 *Restored Butcher poster in lh_haiblockc3 *Restored green neon tree to Croc's Bar *Restored green fence in Washington *Restored PS2 Golf tees & flags *Remade old shack, extra trash & vertex lighting at Phil's Place *Remade striped-top windows in Sunshine Autos interior *Restored big tree on Prawn Island *Edited Pole Position to fit LOD differences *Remade BETA Maison Wenifall building *Removed road & traffic lights beside the Clevelander *Replaced East/West Shipping container logo with PS2 South West version *Recreated tall pink house in south Washington, changed surrounding vegetation *Changed texture of lamp in Saint Mark's Bistro *Remade old apartment building model & texture in Haiti *Removed road in North Haiti & moved Cafe Under The Tree back to its original place *Replaced final Super LOD Chariot with new beta one *Restored second garage door on Haiti Pay'n'Spray *Remade doontoon16 shops according to LOD instead of screenshots/videos [Optional] *Changed Shack placements near Auntie Poulet's house *Retextured several grounds around North Haiti *Remade old Dundee billboard at airport *Removed V-Rock logos, canopy, antennas & satellites from newbuild02 PLAYER CHANGES *Remade Early BETA Tommy [Optional] *Remade Late BETA Tommy [Optional] *Remade Late-Late BETA Tommy [The Hero/Kalvin] *Remade Early/Late/Late-Late BETA MC Tommy *Remade alternate skins for L-LB Tommy *Remade cutscene L-LB Tommy *Remade cutscene Late BETA Tommy [Optional] *Replaced necklace & removed watch on all L-LB IG & CS outfits CHARACTER CHANGES *Replaced Ken's black shirt with floral yellow *Added more detail to Jezz's torso *Replaced Apoulet with her PS2 texture (purple dress) *Replaced Gonzales' ingame model with cutscene version *Replaced Colonel's ingame model with cutscene version *Replaced Lance's IG body with cutscene version, remade BETA face & jacket *Remade Lance's CS texture to fit IG version changes PEDESTRIAN CHANGES *Remade BETA BMYRI [Kalvin/TripleAs] *Remade BETA HNB [Kalvin/TripleAs] *Remade BETA JMOTO [TripleAs] *Remade BETA SGB [TripleAs] *Remade BETA SWAT [Kalvin/TripleAs] *Remade BETA WFYG1 [Kalvin/TripleAs] *Remade BETA WFYSH [Kalvin/TripleAs] *Remade BETA WFYJG [Kalvin/TripleAs] *Remade BETA WMOST [Kalvin/TripleAs] *Remade BETA WMYST [Kalvin/TripleAs] *Remade BETA WMYRI [Kalvin/TripleAs] *Restored BETA PGA & PGB *Changed CSERVRA/B's outfits *Replaced WFYG2 with its PS2 version [Tomasak] *Replaced VICE8 with its PS2 version *Remade BETA COP WEAPON CHANGES *Replaced all weapon icons w/ PS2 versions *Replaced Ruger with its PS2 version *Replaced Tec9 with its PS2 version *Replaced Uzi with its PS2 version *Replaced MP5lng with its PS2 version *Removed background from all weapon icons [Optional] *Remade gradient background for all weapon icons VEHICLE CHANGES *Restored old vehicle colours [RM76] *Remade BETA Top Fun logo *Remade BETA Infernus [The Hero] *Remade BETA Police car [The Hero] *Restored BETA rotors to all aircraft SCRIPT CHANGES *Disabled dynamic object height correction function (may cause incorrect placements) [Crspy] *Restored property icons to all unpurchased properties *Restored objective texts in "In the beginning" & "An Old Friend" *Removed interior check for Apartment 3C in Washington *Restored end cutscene monologues in Hit the Courier, Cap the Collector, Death Row, Love Juice, Rub Out & Shakedown *Restored pedestrian motorcycle conversation in The Party *Added MC Tommy pickup @ Howlin' Petes after completion of Hog Tied *Restored missing dialogue in The Chase *Restored dialogue and remade practice objective in Phnom Penh '86 *Restored Mission Passed & Mission Failed dialogue in Four Iron *Restored dialogue upon entering the Golf Club with weapons *Replaced Umberto Robina intro phonecall with unused one *Restored cut dialogue in Keep Your Friends Close, changed player outfit to Mr. Vercetti & rescripted end fight *Restored unused end cutscene dialogue at the end of Rub Out *Restored unused line in Cabmaggedon *Restored original blue colour to Diaz's Admiral in Guardian Angels *Moved Ken's missions to his actual office in Vice Beach rather than Hotel Harrison *Restored some cut dialogue in Guardian Angels *Replaced Phil Cassidy's healing wound phonecall with unused one *Removed unique stunt jump near Vice Point police station *Removed the RC Race in North Beach [SCM #2] *Removed Bunch of Tools in Washington's icon/marker etc [SCM #2] MISCELLANEOUS CHANGES *Replaced Spade icon (Biker) with old "B" one *Restored old HUD colours [Xinerki] *Restored old blue colour to markers [Xinerki] *Recreated safehouse icon *Recreated PS2 radardisc in higher quality *Mixed PC & PS2 particle.txd *HUD files replaced with PS2 version *Timecyc replaced with PS2 version *Replaced locked property icon with PS2 version *Remade old HQ strategy guide radar
The progress list above will be updated until and once a new version is released, V2 is out now.
*Screenshots do not show off all parts of the mod.
MAP *Restore billboard above the deli (pg. 12 of manual) *Remake Airport *Remake Vice City Docks *Remake Downtown *Remove Stadium [SCM #2] *Restore third parking garage at Hyman Condo *Restore palm shadow in North Beach (021) *Change skyscraper texture in Washington (225) *Remake the construction site beams (ps2scans/opmde-vc-13) *Add door out to balcony from Tommy's apartment *Make all interiors in exterior world? *Restore sandcastles to the beach *Restore wshnrthlawdoor? & Miamibin *Remake super LOD Chariot? *Fix beachblends, vertex lighting & paths of removed beach *Remake decoration on top of Interglobal Films entrance (manualscans/001) *Remake old poster on Prawn Island (179) *Remake chair in An Old Friend cutscene (081) PLAYER *Remake Early & Late BETA Tommy, apply head of both to all outfits *Finish cutscene Late-BETA Tommy CHARACTERS PEDS *Remake Unknown ped (001) *Remake 2nd P.I.G. (BMOBE?) WEAPONS *Restore Silenced Colt *Restore Deagle *Restore Grenade Launcher *Restore Short MP5 *Restore PSTSnub *Restore Staple Gun *Restore Steyr Aug *Restore Stungun *Restore Tear Gas VEHICLES *Restore old license plate (092) *Remake/Restore Ambassador? http://gtaforums.com/topic/743880-beta-vice-city/?p=1068191566 *Restore Civilian Patriot *Restore "ringtone" advertisement to Hotring car (manualscans/005) *Recreate BETA rotors (126, 128, 129) SCRIPT *Refer to Script Documentation #1/#2 MISC *Remake old radar (025) *Remake old animations as seen in animation preview videos
This is currently a small list that is being expanded on, as I'm still looking at screenshots and such for new information.
Any help is appreciated.
Kalvin - Leader
Solidcal - Weapons
The Hero - Vehicles & Misc.
Crspy - Script help
ermaccer & Rachel Amber - Weapon help
RM76 - Carcols
Tomasak - PS2 files & changes list, bug-testing
TripleAs - Pedestrians
Vadim M. - The information that comes in his videos
Vlad Viper - Texture help
Xinerki - HUD & Marker colours
For the best experience, I recommend you download SkyGFX & ALMOST610's BETA Vehicles.
Like BETA mods? Be sure to check out San Andreas: BETA Edition!