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Dingleman

[REL|III] GTA 3 Natural HD Textures

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Dingleman

DOWNLOAD V1.0 HERE!


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Other mods I HIGHLY recommend
SilentPatch
ThirteenAG's Widescreen Fix

Project2DFX
yojo2's HQ GTAIII Radar


GTA 3 is a PC game that will continue to be played by cult gamers across the world for decades to come. As technology has advanced, we have been able to play the game on stunning high definition, widescreen LCD monitors with resolutions which are now pushing a 4K standard .

There is only one problem with that... GTA 3 was a game built to be played on the PlayStation 2 with small CRT, 480p televisions. Let's face it, it has not aged that gracefully.

Some have built large scale mods in an attempt to improve overall graphics of the game and give it a fighting chance, but most fail to retain the certain "patina" that Liberty City has developed through time which has grown on the older fans of the series. Though they make Liberty look better, they always tend to make the game feel less familiar.

This mod takes the more common textures that make up GTA 3 and gives them a well needed spit and polish. These are built from the ground up, but are also built to replicate their former blurry counterparts as closely as possible. That way, many old school GTA 3 fans will enjoy a nicer looking game while not feeling far from home. It is not a TOTAL retexture. It only covers the lacking areas around the city that I felt stuck out like a baboons ass.

There is no fancy business or messing about here. This is what we already know and love, with an all natural feeling update!

What has been done:

  • Road/grass/rock/concrete etc. textures
  • Particles
  • Billboards and posters
  • Fonts
  • Weapon icons
  • Game menu
  • Splash screens
  • Main loading screen

INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS

Simply extract the files from the respective folders to those in your GTA3 directory. Boot up the game and enjoy high quality texture sexualness.

Texture comparisons (Original vs. Remake)

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Screenshots

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Edited by Dingleman

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MrMateczko

The billboards are the best thing about this mod. Awesome!

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Gummy 

I <3 it

 

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Braindawg

Fix the weapon icons and it's solid gold!

good work!

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Jestic
Nice, looking forward to try this.

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Dingleman

Glad people see eye to eye with me on this.

 

Here's a taste of the menus and splash screens.

 

Menu backgrounds are now 2048x2048, while splash screens are 2048x1024.

 

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Edit:

 

Oh, and here's the main load screen. (now 2048x2048)

 

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Edited by dingleman

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GamerShotgun

That's just awesome mate. smile.gif

 

The yellow bar in the menu though looks a bit plain, without the border-like stuff on it. That made it more .... 3d-ish.

 

For showing off, you should use something else, since jpg makes the pictures look like sh*t.

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Dingleman

Good catch, I'll sort it out tomorrow.

 

And I'll keep that in mind wink.gif

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ALMOST610

Great Work, Keep it up!!

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Silent

The quality seems decent icon14.gif

 

Have you been using III Mobile leftovers for title splash screen?

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ClaudeSpeed1911

Wow this is looking great!

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Death2Drugs

Awesome mod.

 

Once again, I do NOT intend to derail this, but are you using XBOX and GTA IV textures?

 

The XBOX version has more clear and HD versions of some original textures. GTA IV's textures are basically GTA III but in HD. Be careful using IV's though, since it also has much more newer ones. Make sure only to use ones that look extremely similar to the original. Try to use completely new ones you've found online as well.

 

This looks great. Finally, a retexture of III that keeps the original vibe. icon14.gif

 

EDIT: You don't have to do this, but a good idea could be to get XBOX cars and peds. These stick out, as you say, like a baboon's ass.

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KawakSallas

It's a complete retexture of the entire game?

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direstraits

Very good icon14.gif

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aStiffSausage

 

...

 

It is not a TOTAL retexture. It only covers the lacking areas around the city that I felt stuck out like a baboons ass.

 

...

 

 

It's a complete retexture of the entire game?

 

Yes.

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nkjellman

Nice work. We got a original texture in HD mod going for GTA III, and one going for GTA SA. I hope someone does one for GTA VC.

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Dingleman

@ SilentPL

Nope. I used the artwork Rockstar re-released on their website as wallpapers in high def.

 

@ Death

The only textures I haven't made were a couple of posters that were already in the Xbox version, and even most of them I've remade because I didn't think they fit. I didn't use Xbox or IV textures for anything else either. And my only problem with Xbox peds would be that they don't have detachable limbs from what I remember (correct me if I'm wrong). I really wouldn't want to take that out of the game. tounge.gif

 

EDIT:

Just a couple more comparisons for the road.

 

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Original vs. Xbox vs. My version (Drawn with a lead pencil by yours truly xD)

 

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Edited by dingleman

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Legomanarthur

Looks nice ! biggrin.gif

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GamerShotgun

I hope you'll decide to replace most of the textures, instead of the ones that are really looking out of place, because these are f*cking awesome!

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ALMOST610

Forget playing GTA 3, I like just looking at the before and after of these textures and being wowed by them.

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Dingleman

I wasn't going to, but due to the overwhelming feedback, I've decided to release an early beta.

 

BETA 0.4 DOWNLOAD!

GTA Mod Installer v5 by cpmusick (Used for automatic installation)

 

There is still one or two billboards I haven't done (and am working on), and a few patches around the city here and there where I haven't placed the new textures in. However, I felt there is still more than enough work here to constitute a release.

 

With this progress, we just may see a new beta within the fortnight.

 

INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS:

 

> Download and SAVE the mod.

> Download and run GTA Mod Installer v5 by cpmusick.

> Click "Continue" on the main screen.

> Select "Install a mod (with a script file) to GTA3 or Vice City" and click Next

> Select "I want to select the ZIP or RAR file that has the mod's files." and click Next

> Find "GTA3_Natural_HD_Textures.zip" and click Next.

> Let the installer do its thing, and if all goes well the mod should be installed. smile.gif

Edited by dingleman

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GamerShotgun

Wow, you are fast! biggrin.gif Gonna try it out in a bit.

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Silent
Forget playing GTA 3, I like just looking at the before and after of these textures and being wowed by them.

This icon14.gif

 

Hope someone comes with GTA: LC port for this. It may really refresh the game.

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Gummy 

Or a SA:LC port, Since the creator of this mod is the leader of SA:LC too.

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Dingleman

Some stadium related reworks.

 

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Death2Drugs

Very nice work. icon14.gif

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Masny

I think GTA III needs bigger resolution textures AND new models. Because, even with new textures everything looks blocky.

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œaœa

Dingleman this is amazing! Keep it up please! Shifty41s_beerhatsmilie2.gif

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damiann69

Very detailed work, I'm impressed smile.gif. Good luck.

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elMarcoPL

Wooha! Man! It looks really great. I'm going to check it.

Amazing!

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