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ALCAMJI
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#61

Posted 10 March 2017 - 08:12 AM

Maybe this is a dumb question, but, does it matters if .vb files are from PAL or NTSC game? A friend of mine has both version of both 3/VC, VC its 1.40 NTSC and 1.50 PAL, but with GTA 3 we know PAl is 1.40, but we dont know if NTSC is the original, or the censored.

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#62

Posted 10 March 2017 - 09:02 AM

It doesn't tecnically matter since the format is exactly the same across all versions. Regarding the contents, you should use the European 1.40 version, because it has "O Mio Babbino Caro" song. Other than that and the "overused puta", they all are essentially the same. More details here.

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#63

Posted 13 March 2017 - 05:27 PM

So where do I have to put the VB files? :)


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#64

Posted 13 March 2017 - 05:41 PM

Anywhere within the game folder. Don't forget to define the new path in the INI.


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#65

Posted 14 March 2017 - 01:10 AM

Within the Audio folder is preferred though :p
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#66

Posted 16 March 2017 - 12:59 PM

Pretty useful


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Posted 08 May 2017 - 08:05 AM

Thank you so much for this! I always noticed the low audio quality since I first played VC on PC back in 2003 and I've searched for so long hoping someone would create this mod.

 

I have spent a bit of time testing this and I have made a small comparison between the PS2 and PC audio for those unsure of the difference:

 

Here is a 30 second audio clip comparison:

https://mega.nz/#!gV...k3EY4QMW-GWRZ4Q

 

And here is an Adobe Audition spectral frequency comparison:

http://imgur.com/a/1Bwck

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#68

Posted 16 May 2017 - 01:39 PM

I wonder how's SA with its audio quality on each platform?


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Posted 16 May 2017 - 03:11 PM

I wonder how's SA with its audio quality on each platform?

PS2 = ADPCM 24Khz Stereo (The lowest quality in the 3D era on PS2)
PC/Xbox = OGG VBR 4 32Khz Stereo
Mobile/Xbox 360/PS3/Windows Store = MP3 VBR 48 - 56kbps 22.05Khz Mono

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#70

Posted 16 May 2017 - 03:19 PM

So PC/xbox original are the best quality?

Also any way to edit the vbs without losing quality? Subopen is kinda messed up and need to cut some part.


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#71

Posted 16 May 2017 - 03:28 PM

So PC/xbox original are the best quality?

Yep.

Also any way to edit the vbs without losing quality? Subopen is kinda messed up and need to cut some part.

Nope. VB's are a final state here, so converting it, editing it and re-saving back to VB will cause quality loss./ Best you can do here is convert it to WAV, edit and then keep as WAV and change the ini to reflect that. Though that extra beep and the announcer starting early was intended and I believe in all versions.
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#72

Posted 28 May 2017 - 03:45 AM Edited by Niko Belic 605, 3 weeks ago.

-Remove this post if you can.

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#73

Posted 4 weeks ago Edited by Marsi4eg, 4 weeks ago.

While testing some flickering things of skygfx in III, I've suddenly noticed that VBDec's playback stutters for a second on file's start. It's perfectly noticeably when starting a new game in GTA3 where Head radio always starts from the beginning.
I thought that maybe it's the corrupted vb file but no, I've changed head.vb to another station and had stutter too.
Also this happens when the file ends and starts in a loop (taken some time to wait till radio station loops).

This moment is captured on my video for skygfx topic, so I'll post it here too:



Watch from ~0:28
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