Grand Theft Auto III mobile supports PC mods

Both the Android and iOS editions of Grand Theft Auto III support user mods originally made for PC, cunning players have discovered. It's a bit wonky, but people have had luck bringing in new cars, textures, songs, and more.

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Both the Android and iOS editions of Grand Theft Auto III support user mods originally made for PC, cunning players have discovered. It's a bit wonky, but people have had luck bringing in new cars, textures, songs, and more.

The Tech Erra has a video tutorial on how to mod the iOS version, while a member of the xda-developers forum (via Droid Gamers) shared the Android secrets (also available in video form.)

Certain mods don't entirely work, suffering graphical glitches, but such is the nature of experimentation. If you're looking for mods to try out, GTA Garage is full of 'em.

Here's the Android edition with a few custom textures and cars:

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    December 30, 2011 8:00 AM

    Alice O'Connor posted a new article, Grand Theft Auto III mobile supports PC mods.

    Both the Android and iOS editions of Grand Theft Auto III support user mods originally made for PC, cunning players have discovered. It's a bit wonky, but people have had luck bringing in new cars, textures, songs, and more.

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      December 30, 2011 8:51 AM

      I guess that's not so surprising. The mobile versions are very similar to the PC release and were likely ported from the PC as well. The DigitalFoundry guys compared the different versions of the game quite nicely here:

      http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/digitalfoundry-retro-face-off-grand-theft-auto-3

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      December 30, 2011 9:24 AM

      I have a hard time believing the iOS version is also able to use external files... Apple has their platform tied down pretty tight.

      Anyone got the links for the iOS mod instructions? Not that I own an iOS device, just curious as to how convoluted the process would be. I'm relatively certain there's no functionality in iTunes to copy files into an app's working directory?

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        December 30, 2011 10:26 AM

        Its called jailbreaking, it is then possible to do a lot with your iPhone. For all the other details may I suggest google?

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          December 30, 2011 10:37 AM

          You don't need to jailbreak your phone in order to do this.

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        December 30, 2011 12:32 PM

        There are third party apps that allow you to see the whole file system on iPhones. No jail breaking is required. It's the same method people were using to put games into iDOS or iMAME when those were on the app store. It's actually trivially easy.

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      December 30, 2011 11:42 AM

      phones are hard as hell to play 3d games on, I don't see why anyone would want to. I have quake for my android and it's more frustrating than fun to play.

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        December 30, 2011 11:48 AM

        true, i love 2d cartoony games, they even look more appealing

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      December 30, 2011 1:07 PM

      Man if the guys who made multi-theft auto could get that working on here that would be pretty sweet.

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