by Tore Andersen

Step-by-step modification guide
HD Intros, HD textures, Widescreen Fix, Window Mode





Fixed Exe (DOWNLOAD)
Unpack into the GTA 3 game-folder. Overwrite.
*This exe has extended memory limits. It's needed for the mods to work.

SilentPatch (LINK)
Download "GTA III/GTA VC DDraw Component" and "GTA III SilentPatch".
Unpack both files into the GTA 3 game-folder.

Cleo (LINK)
Download Cleo for GTA 3.
Unpack into the GTA 3 game-folder.

Ultimate ASI Loader (LINK)
Download the 32bit version.
Unpack into the GTA 3 game-folder.

Natural HD Textures (LINK)
Unpack into a temporary folder, then move the content of "Natural Textures" into the game-folder. Overwrite.

Unpack into a temporary folder, then move the content of "Natural Textures" into the game-folder. Overwrite.

Unpack into the GTA 3 game-folder. Overwrite.

Widescreen Fix (LINK)
Download both files.
Unpack into the GTA 3 game-folder. Overwrite.

Windowed Mode (LINK)
Unpack into a temporary folder, then move "III.VC.SA.WindowedMode.asi" into the "scripts" folder inside the game-folder.

Recommended in-game settings:

Vsync: "ON"
Frame Limiter: "OFF"






































The GTA 3 Beautification Project is a small enhancement guide with step-by-step instructions for modding the 5th Grand Theft Auto game. It will fix a lot of issues with regards to newer computer systems and significantly improve both graphics & effects. Grand Theft Auto 3 is not designed to be modified, but it's still possible with the use of some editing tools. The game was released in 2001, and the graphics and mechanics are very far from current day GTA games. With this modification guide, GTA 3 will get better textures & lighting plus a new custom shader for better image quality.

Grand Theft Auto 3 was the first GTA game to be made in 3D. It was a huge step from GTA 1 & 2, but it still managed to keep the same level of detain and atmosphere. GTA 3 was a milestone in the series, and became the template for future GTA games. It takes place in the fictional place of Liberty City, which is based upon the real world New York City. Same place as GTA IV. GTA III was the last game to be developed by DMA Design before RockStar Games took over. It was released in 2001 after a short delay due to the 9/11 attacks, as some content had to be removed.

Grand Theft Auto 3 - Maps

Grand Theft Auto III plot:
During the getaway from a successful bank robbery in Liberty City, the player, Claude is betrayed by Catalina, who shoots him and leaves with the money. Claude is on his way to prison, but the transport is ambushed by Mexican cartel members and the player manages to escape along with another prisoner by the name of 8-Ball. After getting to a safe-house, 8-Ball introduces Claude to the Leone Mafia crime family and the S Club 7 owner Luigi. From here the player slowly works his way up in the ranks of the Liberty City Mafia, and establishes a name for himself.

GTA 3, also known as Grand Theft Auto III, is a critically acclaimed open-world action-adventure game developed by Rockstar North and published by Rockstar Games. The game was first released in 2001 for the PlayStation 2, and later for other platforms such as Xbox and PC.

One of the defining features of GTA 3 is its vast open-world environment, which allows players to explore the fictional city of Liberty City and engage in various activities such as carjacking, mission-based gameplay, and side activities. The game's open-world design was a major departure from the previous games in the series, which were more linear in nature.

The story of GTA 3 revolves around a character named Claude, who is betrayed by his girlfriend and left for dead. He then sets out on a mission of revenge, working his way up the criminal hierarchy of Liberty City. The game's story is told through a combination of cutscenes and in-game dialogue, and features a diverse cast of characters, each with their own unique personalities and motivations.

One of the most notable things about the game is its level of freedom, players can engage in a variety of activities and side missions, such as taxi driving, vigilante missions, and firefighting. The game also features a variety of weapons and vehicles for players to use, each with their own unique properties and handling.

The graphics of GTA 3 were groundbreaking for its time, featuring a high level of detail and realism in the character models and environments. The game's use of lighting and special effects also helped to create a more immersive experience.

The game's development was headed by Rockstar North, which had previously developed the top-down Grand Theft Auto games. The team worked on the game for several years, and it went through several iterations before its final release.

Overall, GTA 3 is considered to be one of the most influential and groundbreaking games of all time. Its open-world design and level of freedom have influenced countless other games in the genre, and it continues to be a fan favorite to this day. If you are looking for a game that offers a truly unique and immersive experience, then GTA 3 is definitely worth checking out.