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Gta Vice City Downgrade: How to Play the Game with Mods and Fixes

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City is one of the most popular and iconic games in the GTA series. Released in 2002, the game is set in a fictionalized version of Miami in the 1980s, where the player controls Tommy Vercetti, a former mafia hitman who tries to build his own criminal empire. The game features a vast open world, a rich story, a memorable soundtrack, and a variety of missions and activities.

Gta Vice City Downgrade

However, if you want to play the game on Steam or on newer versions of Windows, you might encounter some problems. The Steam version of the game is updated to version 1.1, which is incompatible with many mods and fixes that enhance the game experience. Moreover, the game might not run properly on Windows 10 or higher, due to compatibility issues and errors. Therefore, many players prefer to downgrade the game to version 1.0, which is more stable and mod-friendly.

How to Downgrade GTA Vice City

Downgrading GTA Vice City is not very difficult, but it requires some steps and files. Here is a simple guide on how to do it:

  • First, you need to backup your game files, especially your save files. You can find them in the Documents folder under GTA Vice City User Files.

  • Next, you need to download the Vice City Downgrade file , which contains the original 1.0 exe and other files that are needed for downgrading. You can also find this file on ModDB .

  • Then, you need to extract the file and copy its contents to your game directory, where you installed GTA Vice City. You can find it under Steam/steamapps/common/Grand Theft Auto Vice City if you have the Steam version. This will overwrite some files, so make sure you have backed them up before.

  • Finally, you need to run the gta-vc.exe file as administrator and enjoy the game. You can also create a shortcut of this file on your desktop for convenience.

How to Install Mods and Fixes for GTA Vice City

Now that you have downgraded GTA Vice City to version 1.0, you can install various mods and fixes that improve the game in different ways. Here are some of the most popular and recommended ones:

  • Grand Theft Auto Vice City Widescreen Fix : This mod fixes the aspect ratio and resolution issues that occur when playing the game on widescreen monitors. It also adds support for custom resolutions and refresh rates.

  • Cleo : This is a plugin that allows you to use scripts and mods that add new features and functions to the game. For example, you can use mods that enable cheats, save anywhere, teleport, spawn vehicles, and more.

  • Project 2DFX : This mod enhances the graphics and lighting of the game by increasing the draw distance, adding more dynamic shadows, improving reflections, and adding coronas.

To install these mods and fixes, you just need to download them from their respective links and follow their instructions. Usually, you just need to copy some files to your game directory or use an installer. However, some mods might require additional steps or tools, so make sure you read their readme files carefully.


GTA Vice City is a classic game that deserves to be played with the best possible quality and performance. By downgrading the game to version 1.0 and installing some mods and fixes, you can enjoy the game as it was meant to be played, or even better. However, always remember to backup your files before making any changes, and use mods at your own risk.

If you need more help or information on how to downgrade GTA Vice City or install mods and fixes, you can watch some YouTube videos that show you how to do it step by step.


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