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Ryan posted a topic in Help & SupportGrand Theft Auto III Mission Save Files (ANDROID) Grand Theft Auto III Mission Save Files PC (Ultimate) Grand Theft Auto III Mission Save Files PC Save Files Installation Click on the Save File of your choice (The mission listed is the latest completed mission). Choose to Download the Save File in any of the Eight Save Slots. Save the File into the "GTA3 User Files" folder in My Documents. Start the game and load the save file from the slot you downloaded it to. Have fun! The Introduction Luigi's Girls Download Luigi Goterelli Don't Spank Ma Btch Up Download Drive Misty for Me Download Pump-Action Pimp Download The Fuzz Ball Download Joey Leone Mike Lips' Last Lunch Download Farewell Chunky Lee Chong Download Van Heist Download Cipriani's Chaffeur Download Dead Skunk In The Trunk Download The Getaway Download Marty Chonks The Crook Download The Thieves Download The Wife Download Her Lover Download El Burro Turismo Download I Scream, You Scream Download Trial By Fire Download Big'n'Veiny Download Toni Cipriani Taking Out The Laundry Download The Pickup Download Salvatore's Called A Meeting Download Salvatore Leone Chaperone Download Toni Cipriani Triads And Tribulations Download Blow Fish Download Salvatore Leone Cutting The Grass Download Bomb Da Base Act 1 Download Bomb Da Base Act 2 Download Last Requests Download Asuka Kasen Sayanora Salvatore Download Under Surveillance Download Paparazzi Purge Download Payday For Ray Download Two Faced Tanner Download King Courtney Bling-bling Scramble Download Uzi Rider Download Gang Car Roundup Download Kingdom Come Download Kenji Kasen Kanbu Bust-Out Download Grand Theft Auto Download Deal Steal Download Shima Download Smackdown Download Ray Machowski Silence The Sneak Download Arms Shortage Download Evidence Dash Download Gone Fishing Download Plaster Blaster Download Donald Love Liberator Download Waka-Gashira Wipeout Download A Drop In The Ocean Download Grand Theft Aero Download Escort Service Download Decoy Download Love's Disappearance Download Ray Machowski Marked Man Download D-Ice Uzi Money Download Toyminator Download Rigged To Blow Download Bullion Run Download Rumble Download Asuka Kasen Bait Download Espresso 2 Go Download S.A.M Download
Common Issues and Solutions There are many issues you may encounter when playing Grand Theft Auto III, from bugs during gameplay to technical issues trying to run the game on your hardware. This topic is designed to highlight common issues encountered by players and provide solutions to them. Most of the issues featured specifically refer to the PC version of Grand Theft Auto III but some solutions may work across multiple platforms. If you can't find the solution you are looking for, create a separate help topic for your issue. Remember, this forum is for unmodded versions of Grand Theft Auto III only. If you're having issues in a game with modifications installed, seek help in the GTA III, VC & SA modding forum. Common Fixes The following suggestions are some of the most common solutions for issues with the game. It's recommended you try these first and that you install the fix modifications if running the PC version on modern hardware and operating systems to fix a wide range of further potential issues. Enable "Frame Limiter" under "Options" and "Display Setup" in the game menu Delete the gta3.set file from the "GTA3 User Files" folder Update the game to Patch 1.1 (Direct Link) For the Steam version, verify the integrity of the game files by right clicking on "Grand Theft Auto III" in the Steam application, selecting "Properties" and the "Local Files" tab Reinstalling the game Installing SilentPatch and the separate DDraw Component - A modification that fixes a variety of issues with the PC version of Grand Theft Auto III Installing Widescreen Fix - A modification to fix widescreen resolution support on the PC version of Grand Theft Auto III Installing Steam Car Colour Fix - A modification to fix the dark vehicle issue that appears when playing the Steam version of Grand Theft Auto III on modern operating systems Issues List Censorship Problems: The game is censored and has the following restrictions: There are no Rampages present in the game The "Rampages passed" and "People wasted" statistics are removed Some missions use alternative bloodless models NPCs will not bleed when killed and cannot start a blood trail NPCs will not lose their limbs when killed with powerful weapons NPCs will not be kicked when on the ground NPCs will not make a sound when ran over NPCs will not drop money when killed Solutions: Install SilentPatch Download a "Blood Patch" Change your PC System Language and Keyboard Layout from French or German Dark Vehicles on Steam Version Problems: When playing the Steam version of the game on modern operating systems, vehicles appear with a dark tint to their colour Solutions: Install Steam Car Colour Fix Frequent FPS Drops and Game Lag Problems: There are frame rate drops during gameplay, including when firing a weapon and crashing a vehicle The game experiences severe lag during gameplay Solutions: Change your Audio Hardware settings to "Miles Fast 2D Positional Audio" under "Options" and "Audio Setup" in the game menu Game Does Not Launch Problems: When clicked, the game does not launch The game launches to a "Cannot find 640x480 video mode" error Solutions: Try the following compatibility settings by right clicking on the gta3.exe file, selecting "Properties" and going to the "Compatibility" tab: Run this program in compatibility mode for Windows XP (Service Pack 2) Run in 640 x 480 screen resolution Change high DPI settings and then tick "Override high DPI scaling behaviour" in the pop up window ensuring "Application" is selecting in the drop down - This is recommended if you use Windows on a high DPI screen with a scaling of 125% or more Delete the gta3.set file from the "GTA3 User Files" folder Update the game to Patch 1.1 (Direct Link) Installing SilentPatch and the separate DDraw Component Graphics, Physics and Speed Issues Problems: Elements of the HUD including the Health Indicator and Police Stars will flash much quicker than normal When running down sloped surfaces or jumping, Claude will jump far forward and take a great amount of damage The game clock, clouds and timers advance quicker than normal Vehicles do not reverse correctly Solutions: Enable "Frame Limiter" under "Options" and "Display Setup" in the game menu - These are all frame rate related issues and occur when the game exceeds 30FPS For speed issues where "Frame Limiter" is enabled, upload your save file to GTASnP.com and redownload it with the "Reset Timers" modification enabled from the drop down menu Aiming Issues Problems: When the "Widescreen" setting is enabled, the aim reticule does not match where weapon bullets hit Solutions: Install Widescreen Fix Audio Issues Problems: There is an echo with the game sound Solutions: Change your Audio Hardware settings to "Miles Fast 2D Positional Audio" under "Options" and "Audio Setup" in the game menu Update your PC Sound Drivers Can't Find Save File Location Problems: On Windows, the "GTA3 User Files" folder is not present in its usual location as a subfolder of "Documents" Solutions: Check the following locations for the "GTA3 User Files" folder: C:\Users\Public\Public Documents\ C:\Program Files\Rockstar Games\Data\ Try the following compatibility settings by right clicking on the gta3.exe file, selecting "Properties" and going to the "Compatibility" tab: Run this program in compatibility mode for Windows XP (Service Pack 2) ddhelp.dll Error Problems: An error occurs relating to ddhelp.dll Solutions: Disable onboard sound cards Game Freezes when launching another GTA Problems: The game freezes when launching another Grand Theft Auto game Solutions: Install SilentPatch and the separate DDraw Component Missing Mouse Problems: The mouse does not appear in game and nothing happens when the mouse is clicked or scrolled Solutions: Alt+Tab out of the game and then return to it Multistorey Mayhem Statistic Missing Problems: The statistic for "Multistorey Mayhem" does not appear in the stats menu Solutions: There are currently no public tools available to correct this issue but it can be re-enabled through manual save editing by correcting the missing value in the stats block of the save file. Start a new topic to request someone with save editing experience to fix your save. Suggestions: To prevent this issue from occuring: If you are planning on exploiting the glitch involving the Information Pickup at the Police Station, use an Ambulance and the Paramedic mission. Using a Taxi and Taxi Driver will remove the statistic from the menu No Fires and Explosions Problems: There is no fire or explosions in the game where there should be Solutions: Turn on "Frame Sync" under "Options" and "Display Setup" in the game menu Purple Nines Missing Problems: There are no members of the Purple Nines gang spawning in Wichita Gardens Solutions: Load your save file with GTA III Save File Editor and apply the fix for the "Purple Nines glitch" Suggestions: To prevent this issue from occuring: Install SilentPatch When starting a new game without SilentPatch, ensure that there are no save files present in the "GTA3 User Files" directory which have the mission "Rumble" completed Rampages Missing Problems: One or more Rampages in the game are missing There are no Rampages present in the game Solutions: Check the secondary location for the Rampages that are missing - Rampages in Grand Theft Auto III will spawn at an alternate secondary location if they are failed Install SilentPatch Download a "Blood Patch" Change your PC System Language and Keyboard Layout from French or German Silent Radio Stations Problems: All Radio Stations have no audio when selected, but other game sounds including dialogue and city ambience work as normal Solutions: Update the game to Patch 1.1 (Direct Link) Stuck Controls Problems: The player is continuously running around in circles while no buttons are being pressed One or more of the game controls are permanently being executed while no buttons are being pressed Solutions: If you play with a controller: Check that it did not disconnect while buttons were pressed down - If this is the case, reconnect the controller to fix the issue Check the battery status to avoid it disconnecting while buttons are being pressed down Check that no buttons are damaged and permanently pressed down Check that Z Axis and Throttle Options for the controller are set to 0% Disconnect any peripherals that are not being used for the game Taxi Driver Does Not Activate Problems: It is not possible to activate the Taxi Driver mission No prompt about the Taxi Driver mission appears when entering a Taxi or Cabbie Solutions: There is currently no known fix for this issue. Know how to fix it? Let us know by posting a reply! Suggestions: To prevent this issue from occuring: This issue occurs when you activate the "Taxi Driver" mission in an Ambulance once the prompt detailing the Paramedic side mission appears. You may do this accidentally when trying to execute the "Ghost Ambulance" glitch for an easier experience Paramedic. Make sure you activate "Taxi Driver" as soon as the game allows you to do so, and be sure to check that the mission can still be activated in a Taxi or Cabbie as soon as you are able to do so Unhandled Exception error when loading Save Files Problems: An unhandled exception error occurs when trying to load a save file Solutions: Restore the original main.scm file for save files created on an unmodded version of the game or the modded main.scm that was used to create the save file originally - Save files will only work with the main.scm file they were created with Check that the save file is for your version of Grand Theft Auto III. You can upload it to GTASnP.com to view version information Unique Jump Camera Freeze Problems: After completing a Unique Jump, the special cinematic camera does not disable The game clock stops advancing after completing a Unique Jump Solutions: Upload your save file to GTASnP.com and and redownload it with the "Reset Timers" modification enabled from the drop down menu - This issue occurs when the game timer exceeds 74:34 (days:hours) when playing at 30FPS or 37:17 when playing at 60FPS Xbox 360 Cheats Not Activating Problems: Cheats from the Xbox version of Grand Theft Auto III do not activate when playing on the Xbox 360 Solutions: When entering a cheat, press the Left Bumper (LB) in place of the Black Button and the Right Bumper (RB) in place of the White Button Thanks Thanks to Demarest, Justin, Karcus, Silent, Spuds725, stef_92, thehambone, ThirteenAG, Wolf68k and the many other GTAForums members who have contributed solutions to issues with Grand Theft Auto III over the years!
Grand Theft Auto III Glitches Grand Theft Auto III is a game with many Glitches and Errors which can be used as ways to affect the gameplay, in most cases, making the game easier to complete. Here is a list of glitches, if you have any to add, feel free to share them below! Walking above the Porter Tunnel Glitch One method of reaching Staunton Island and Shoreside Vale before they're unlocked is using the Walking above the Porter Tunnel Glitch. There are two possible ways of doing this glitch - both will involve the top, concrete wall of Portel Tunnel. One way is to park the car right along the edge of the wall, in line with the tunnel and exit, and the other way is to reverse the vehicle off of the platform while facing east and exit as the door starts going over. When the player exits the vehicle, they will fall through the sea and into Blue Hell, but will land on top of the tunnel. The player can then walk along the tunnel, then jump into Blue Hell at the Staunton Island or Shoreside Vale end, so that the player can get teleported above the surface. Videos: Walking Above The Subway Tunnel Glitch This glitch can be performed at the subway in Shoreside Vale at the airport. When the train arrives to the platform, take the very last door of the train. Enter the train and then get out again. You will automatically get teleported above the platform, standing above Blue Hell and you will see the tunnel. Jumping into Blue Hell will make you respawn on the surface of Shoreside Vale. Taxi Driver Glitch The player can transport people in any car besides the Taxi or Cabbie by executing the following glitch. Enter a taxi cab, and press and hold the side mission button. Keep holding the button and exit the cab. Then enter the car to whichever one the player desires (except for other vehicles with side missions). Once in the new car, release the sub-mission button and the Taxi mission will start. Crusher Glitch (Making a Vehicle Dent Proof) You can make any vehicle (that the crusher will accept) Damage Proof by starting ‘Taxi Driver’ (you can use the above glitch), collecting a passenger near the crusher and then park car near the crusher like in the video linked. Then Press the 'Look behind' button and without releasing it, exit from the car. Enter the vehicle as you see the grabber coming down (still keep the ‘Look Behind’ button pressed), if done correctly, you should pull the passenger out of the car. Once in the car, release the look behind button and you and the car should fall back to the ground, ending the side mission 'Taxi Driver'. Your car is now a ghost and can drive through anything, DO NOT EXIT THE CAR as you will not be able to re-enter it. As a ghost, the car will periodically get larger and ruin the handling, drive through 'blue hell' and it will respawn you and restore the cars default size and handling (it will still be a ghost). To make the vehicle dent proof, simply drive it into your garage, exit the vehicle and leave the garage. This is also a good trick to get to other islands early as while in Ghost mode, you can drive through the Panlantic signs in the tunnel. Video: Pause Trick (Vigilante) Whenever you are on a Vigilante mission, get near the target car and pause the game, entering the menu screen. Immediately once you resume playing the criminal on the car will stop and proceed his/her "getaway" on foot, being much easier to kill. "Killer Look" Glitch While you are on foot, if there is anybody trapped under a car and you use the first person view (just look around a little bit), they will die instantly. The death will not be added to Stats Menu. This also happens if the pedestrian is trapped under the car and the player starts a mission. Tunnel Gang Reproduction Inside the narrow tunnel near 8-Balls Bomb Shop that runs beneath St. Mark's, there are 4 pedestrians wielding Molotovs. Drive a Bobcat into the tunnel and stop so you are in view of the gang. Get out of the Bobcat, jump on its hood, and walk up to its roof and jump back down onto its hood, 4 more of these pedestrians will spawn in the same spots. The game will freeze after at least 40 have spawned. Breaking out of the first mission This is a glitch which requires a mission failure - This glitch results in you being able to explore LC in the prison outfit before Give Me Liberty has begun. To do this, when 'Give Me Liberty' starts, you need to somehow flip 8 Ball and the Kuruma over (Easiest by letting fall off of something) hoping it will fail the mission - The moment the 'Mission Failed' Message comes up you need to jump, if done successfully you just appear on the bridge in free roam, you will only be able to walk forward at this point - Jumping will enable you to walk in any direction The Portland Safehouse is locked but it can be unlocked by using the Crusher Glitch and exiting the ghost vehicle when it is inside the safehouse causing the save menu to appear, just cancel it (or save if you wish) and the door will fling open. There will be no specific mission marker or a radar icon for "Give Me Liberty" mission, so to trigger it, Claude has to be standing in a specific place: Porter Tunnel Glitch If the player is driving thorugh the tunnel, particularly through the Portland and Shoreside sections of the tunnel, the player may spot cars such as the TOYZ van which appear to be hovering with their lower section (the wheels) inside the tunnel and their top section outside the tunnel. Purple Nines Glitch If you start a new game with Rumble completed on another save file, the Purple Nines will not spawn as they permanently disappear after that mission. This will make it impossible to complete Uzi Money and subsequent D-Ice missions, as killing randomly spawned Nines is the sole objective of the mission. Disappearing vehicle glitch The Disappearing Vehicle glitch is prevalent in all of the 3D era games and occasionaly in HD era games. If the player parks a car near any mission marker, and then walks into the marker to trigger the mission cutscene and starts the mission, there is a high chance that the vehicle he parked will have disappeared after the cutscene. Walking in walls Some walls in the game have weak spots as shown here making you able to walk into them. Driving Through walls Some walls/points across LC have weak spots allowing you to reverse vehicles into Blue Hell. If done at the right spots, you can reverse vehicles on to the top of the subway/tunnel allowing you to get them to other islands easily. Use lol232's Unique Vehicle Guide for more information: http://gtaforums.com/topic/497491-grand-theft-auto-iii-unique-vehicle-guide/ Wear Prison Uniform If you load a save game as soon as you start a new game, the game can occasionally glitch to make Claude wear the prison outfit from the introduction. Weapon Pickup Respawn Glitch Once you have weapon spawns at your hideout (obtained by collecting hidden packages), go to your safe hour, collect the weapons and walk into the safehouse's garage and continue walking all the way until you hit the back and the camera swings around. Once that has happened, just walk outside of the garage and the weapons should have respawed! -Thanks to @TheMantisDied for submitting this glitch! This glitches list is incomplete, some glitches have most likely been missed out by mistake. If you have any more glitches to share, post them below!