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Silent

[REL|VC|ASI] Vice City Trails

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Silent

Vice City Trails

 

 

Played Vice City on PS2? Or maybe III on any platform? You miss the option to make your game brighter and more 80s looking, don't you? Well, Rockstar must have hated this effect, as for unknown reasons it had been cut from PC versions of Vice City. However, it was a quick cut and it's possible to re-enable this effect. That's what Vice City Trails does.

You might ask, what makes VC Trails better than any other mod which re-enables this Display Graphics option (as it's not the first modification which restores them)? Firstly, it's an ASI plugin. That means you won't have to get rid of your favourite Steam Overlay just to have the game seem more blurry. Secondly, unlike all the other mods, this one actually saves Trails option as any other Graphic option, which means you don't have to re-enable it every time you start the game. After all, it's just more worth it to have an extra file in Vice City directory than to mess with your EXE.

 

 

Installation is easy as pie. Put vctrails.asi file in the game root directory or mss folder and play.If your EXE is supported, mod will just load. If your EXE is not supported, well, you're screwed (but you still can play).

 

 

Screenshots

 

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The option is selectable in menu.

 

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Sunnnnnnnnnnny!

 

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Trails at night.

 

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Don't you love these rain droplets?

 

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That blood looks nice. And bloody.

 

 

Showcase video

 

 

 

 

Supported game versions

  • GTA VC 1.0 (all versions)
  • GTA VC 1.1 (all versions, including Steam version)

Plenty of stuff released recently...

 

MOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD FRENZY!
Edited by SilentPL

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Frank.s

Very nice. cookie.gif

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Dani5ooo

Again a nice mod. biggrin.gif

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Revolution-Designes

You're very productive the last few days Silent ;D Nice work on this one! I was wondering, is it also possible to enable this option for San Andreas? Or was it completely cut in SA?

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Silent

Sadly, SA seems to have it cut for good.

 

I'm hoping to release PS2 Loadscreens update to support Steam EXEs. Then, Silent needs rest. Cookie Monster tired.

 

@down

Heh, I seem to have lags too, despite the fact my PC is good. Perhaps THAT'S the reason R* cut it?

And sadly I can't do anything with these lags. Sorry.

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MrMateczko

Too bad these Trails lags on my computer. Crap Radeon + Trails = lags. It's the same deal as with GTA III. But I don't mind. It sure now looks like on the PS2 VC videos on YouTube.

Nice job! Have another bunch of cookie.gif 's.

 

Polacy lepsi od Ruskich w robieniu modyfikacji do GTA!

Edited by MrMateczko

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Frank.s
Heh, I seem to have lags too, despite the fact my PC is good. Perhaps THAT'S the reason R* cut it?

And sadly I can't do anything with these lags. Sorry.

ThirteenAG has released a script mod that causes lags and he advises to use some fps adjuster to lock it to a good frame rate. Maybe that will work in this case?

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Gramps
Sadly, SA seems to have it cut for good.

Can it be re-created? tounge2.gif

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Silent
Can it be re-created? tounge2.gif

I'm not very good with RenderWare functions. I'm afraid I have no reply 'no'. ColorMod is a nice replacement for Trails though.

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Gramps
Can it be re-created?  tounge2.gif

I'm not very good with RenderWare functions. I'm afraid I have no reply 'no'. ColorMod is a nice replacement for Trails though.

ColorMod has trails?

Or are you reffering to the 'Anamorphic Flare' variant of ColorMod by Marty McFly?

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Silent

ColorMod doesn't have trails, but I'm referring to the overall atmosphere it gives. IMO it's a fair replacement.

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Ash_735

Here's a quick video showing off the Trails in Vice City:

 

 

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nkjellman
Sadly, SA seems to have it cut for good.

 

I'm hoping to release PS2 Loadscreens update to support Steam EXEs. Then, Silent needs rest. Cookie Monster tired.

 

@down

Heh, I seem to have lags too, despite the fact my PC is good. Perhaps THAT'S the reason R* cut it?

And sadly I can't do anything with these lags. Sorry.

Hope this doesn't sound dumb but do you ever consider that SA on PS2 might of had trails? Basically what I mean is, it has trails, and you can't turn them off. It could explain why the PS2 SA looked the way it did.

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Zera

 

Sadly, SA seems to have it cut for good.

 

I'm hoping to release PS2 Loadscreens update to support Steam EXEs. Then, Silent needs rest. Cookie Monster tired.

 

@down

Heh, I seem to have lags too, despite the fact my PC is good. Perhaps THAT'S the reason R* cut it?

And sadly I can't do anything with these lags. Sorry.

Hope this doesn't sound dumb but do you ever consider that SA on PS2 might of had trails? Basically what I mean is, it has trails, and you can't turn them off. It could explain why the PS2 SA looked the way it did.

PS2 version of SA did indeed have the trails, but it was removed completely from the PC version. They didn't just hide the option like in VC.

 

Anyways, I like the visual effect this gives, but there's a strange bug in it. Sometimes, a specific area near the center of the screen with a very distinct shape shows up and keeps flickering by itself. Most people probably don't notice this one, as it's not that visible. Also, aiming with the sniper will automatically turn off the trails, I don't know if this happened in the PS2.

 

Still, very nice mod.

Edited by Zera

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œaœa

You're on a role man. But yeah, SA did have the trails option and it sucks R* took it out. If there is the slightest possibility it can be recreated I would highly appreciate it.

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Ash_735

Are you guys sure about Trails on San Andreas, I'm booting it up here and there is no Option for it, are you sure you're not getting confused about the PS2 Timecyc and Reflective Options (and Sun Glare) that gave the PS2 version it's own kind of feeling?

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Zera

 

Are you guys sure about Trails on San Andreas, I'm booting it up here and there is no Option for it, are you sure you're not getting confused about the PS2 Timecyc and Reflective Options (and Sun Glare) that gave the PS2 version it's own kind of feeling?

PS2 Timecyc is identical to the PC version. SA on PS2 does have the trails, but you can't turn them off AFAIK.

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Death2Drugs

Good work!

 

Once again, is any sort of trails being made for SA? I always thought it looked too dark.

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Ash_735
Are you guys sure about Trails on San Andreas, I'm booting it up here and there is no Option for it, are you sure you're not getting confused about the PS2 Timecyc and Reflective Options (and Sun Glare) that gave the PS2 version it's own kind of feeling?

PS2 Timecyc is identical to the PC version. SA on PS2 does have the trails, but you can't turn them off AFAIK.

I seriously still don't see anything Trail like on SA, it's more the Ambient Sun Glare, Reflections and Altered Weather that gives it that look.

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nkjellman

 

Are you guys sure about Trails on San Andreas, I'm booting it up here and there is no Option for it, are you sure you're not getting confused about the PS2 Timecyc and Reflective Options (and Sun Glare) that gave the PS2 version it's own kind of feeling?

PS2 Timecyc is identical to the PC version. SA on PS2 does have the trails, but you can't turn them off AFAIK.

I seriously still don't see anything Trail like on SA, it's more the Ambient Sun Glare, Reflections and Altered Weather that gives it that look.

Well, I'm thinking that the trail thing could be a possibility. Same goes when you compare the PS2 version of LCS and VCS to the PSP versions.

 

But also, SA had different textures than the PC/Xbox version. Most noticeable is the roads in SF.

 

Also this may sound dumb and I know its more complex then I make it sound, but there is a small chance that the feature could be ripped from VC's exe and put in SA's exe. They both run render ware and have identical file formats.

 

Another thing I heard, but is off topic from the trails. My friend told me that there was a song on the PS2 version of SA that was cut from the PC and Xbox. It was on K-DST. Didn't know about this but I know that III had a song cut from Double Cliff FM, and VC had a song cut from Flash FM.

Edited by nkjellman

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LINK/2012

Freaking awesome.

 

The first time I saw this game on a game shop it was really "alive" with those colors, I just gave my money to play that alive game (Well, that was my first contact with GTA, never had played or heard of it), sometime later, when a friend gave me a disc with this game to PC it was not that "alive", maybe my video card, but now I know, wasn't my video card fault.

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GamerShotgun

It's a cool modification, but I have a question.

 

Is there any way to make the droplets on the picture more like the Xbox version? Because that is just... pure awesomeness. I'll post a video of it if needed.

 

It's around 01:20

 

http://www.youtube.com/embed/oORlXZjYYK4

Edited by MasterK

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Ash_735

 

Another thing I heard, but is off topic from the trails. My friend told me that there was a song on the PS2 version of SA that was cut from the PC and Xbox. It was on K-DST. Didn't know about this but I know that III had a song cut from Double Cliff FM, and VC had a song cut from Flash FM.

He's lying, no songs have been cut from SA, it's the only game out of the big to NOT have any Music Licence problems.

 

edit: @MasterK That's just a new texture like the fire effects, and it's set to cover the screen more.

Edited by Ash_735

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GamerShotgun

I know what you mean, but is it possible to be done? Because as far as I see, it has an effect which makes it look like a real droplet (things rendered behind it bigger, or smaller).

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ToyGT_one

awesome work re enable it. biggrin.gifcolgate.gifsmile.gif

i missed the trails from ps2.

Edited by ToyGT_one

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MW_29
Sadly, SA seems to have it cut for good.

 

I'm hoping to release PS2 Loadscreens update to support Steam EXEs. Then, Silent needs rest. Cookie Monster tired.

 

@down

Heh, I seem to have lags too, despite the fact my PC is good. Perhaps THAT'S the reason R* cut it?

And sadly I can't do anything with these lags. Sorry.

Lags? What lags? In the past when i tried trails enables by exe hacking, i didn't have any lags, and this time after applying your .asi mod, ...i still don't have any lags, seriously there is none FPS drop moreover i use ENB with antyaliasing , reflections, and custom color palette and some other corrections, there are still no lags

 

...but maybe using squiddy's fps adjuster .asi seems to be the answer why my gameplay sticks around 60 fps without slowdowns tounge.gif

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Silent
Lags? What lags?

It stopped lagging after I've rebooted my PC, so nvm. But this option DOES make VC more resource-consuming.

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MW_29

Yes, indeed i see while playing on laptop. But one thing could be fixed. Whenever i start gamę trails are ALWAYS enabled, can it be done this way that trails will be set to OFF by default?

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Silent

They are set to Off after the first mod launch*. Then, the option is stored in gta_vc.set, just like all the other options.

 

* Just checked, it works as it should.

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MW_29
They are set to Off after the first mod launch*. Then, the option is stored in gta_vc.set, just like all the other options.

 

* Just checked, it works as it should.

Wierd, that doesn't seem to work for me, even after save-exit-launch-load procedure, maybe matter of other .asi mods i use or something, ...anyway trails are not so "MUST HAVE" at least as for me so i won't cry wink.gif

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