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Silent

[REL|VC] Save Converter

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Vice City Save Converter



Steam version of Vice City has a bit altered save format compared to all the other (non-digital) versions. When using a Retail save on Steam copy the game would just run a new game instead. Retail Vice City is even unable to load a Steam savegame, resulting in a crash. As a result, there is no way to resume your old playthrough on a newly purchased Steam copy nor come back to a disc release without losing your progress.
This tool solves that issue by converting the saves between these two formats (both retail -> Steam and Steam -> retail).


Usage

The tool requires either an absolute or relative path to a savegame you want to convert to be specified as a launch parameter. Therefore, you can launch it either by dropping a savefile on VCsaveConvert.exe (Windows only, obv) or by launching cmd.exe/Terminal and executing the converter with

VCsaveConvert [your_save_path]
The tool will then identify a save version and ask if to proceed with conversion. A backup will be created in case anything goes wrong.


Download

As GTAGarage widget is gone for now:
http://www.gtagarage.com/mods/show.php?id=25369


Is it one of the first Linux-compatible tools for GTA? :p Edited by SilentPL

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MrMateczko

No more problems dealing with SnP for VC! Have a cookie. :cookie: Or two :cookie::cookie: , or perhaps even three :cookie::cookie::cookie::).

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nkjellman

Nice job. Any chance of supporting converting saves to and from iOS and Android too?

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Silent

Seeing how Mobile SCM files are different (thus saved offsets are not compatible), very unlikely :(

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lpgunit

Lol you should do a Mac OS X port of the tool, too.

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nkjellman

Seeing how Mobile SCM files are different (thus saved offsets are not compatible), very unlikely :(

When you say different, you mean different from PC right? Or are Android and iOS different too? I got a save on iOS that I'd like to convert to Android.

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Silent

Yes, I mean PC. iOS and Android saves should be compatible with each other.

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Dealux

Thank you!

 

What was the difference between the two versions?

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Silent

What was the difference between the two versions?

Evil R* added an extra, useless -3 value into the first section and Steam version checks for its existence on load. If it's absent, a save is called invalid.

100% artificial thing to revoke compatibility with old saves. In SA at least they had a point (different SCM), but here? No reasons whatsoever.

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Dealux

Are you sure it's useless? I only asked because I was wondering whether the difference is important or not. It's rather peculiar that they would add something like that for no reason. Why would they want to make the two versions incompatible?

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Silent

No clue. And yes, it's a CONSTANT value. Can't have any use :p

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theNGclan

-Looks at Linux version-

 

You deserve an award (or several awards) just for making a Linux based tool.

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Ash_735

He DID have several awards, ...before the forum update. :p

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Alexander Blade

Is it one of the first Linux-compatible tools for GTA? :p

 

Yes , I guess ! I have CLEO for Android version of GTA 3 , considering that Android is still a Linux we have two tools for Linux in total :lol:

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lpgunit

 

Is it one of the first Linux-compatible tools for GTA? :p

 

Yes , I guess ! I have CLEO for Android version of GTA 3 , considering that Android is still a Linux we have two tools for Linux in total :lol:

 

Lol nice one dude. Do you have a link to the tool or is it still WIP?

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Alexander Blade

it's wip , I'm adding VC support now

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Silent

GTAGarage seems to slowly come back to life, uploaded the tool there now :^:

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xABYSSx

I know I'm like a year late to this post, but I cannot get the download to initiate. Is there another source I can download from? :panic::cry:

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Paragonsolstice

It does not work at all... All it does is instead of start a new game is stay at a black screen. (23/06/14) NVM I got it! type in onspeed twice then it worked

Edited by Paragonsolstice

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vilgotaan

Can someone make a video tutorial on how to do this? :/:turn:

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Claude_Lib

launch it by dropping a savefile on VCsaveConvert.exe

Do you really need someone to record this ↑ on a video?

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gtaglitch123

I want to convert a GTA VC save from Ios (my ipad in my case) to PC ?

 

Is there any way to do it ?

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lpgunit

As what Silent mentioned earlier, not a chance. Game logic has been altered in the mobile versions and as such saves for iOS and Android won't work on PC.

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Cluck17

Alright, so a year later i'm hoping I can still get some help. Whenever I drop a save file into the converter, the exe just closes with no error. I went into Documents/GTA Vice City User Files/ and then I dragged my save file that I attempted to load into the converter. Then I pressed enter and it would close. I don't know if i'm stupid or if theres something wrong.

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Cebra

Are the Steam save files located in the same place as the disk version (documents/GTA Vice City User Files)? I did as instructed, told it to proceed in converting the file, it did, but I still have no saves to load. I've tried renaming the file by changing the number (GTAVCsf1/2/3/...) to see if it would appear in a different slot, but it doesn't. I downloaded a random save online from the same point I was in the retail version, put it in the same place and it doesn't appear either. Any ideas what I'm doing wrong?

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Silent

Are you using any compatibility modes? If so, you shouldn't.

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Cebra

Are you using any compatibility modes? If so, you shouldn't.

That was it, I was running VC in 98 compatibility mode. I turned it off and now it works like a charm. Thanks. :^:

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