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Grand Theft Auto III - The Definitive Edition

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Grand Theft Auto III - The Definitive Edition

Developers: Rockstar North, Grove Street Games
Publisher: Rockstar Games
Platforms: Windows, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, Nintendo Switch
Released internationally: November 11, 2021


SourceIcon.png This game has uncompiled source code.
GraphicsIcon.png This game has unused graphics.
Carts.png This game has revisional differences.


Hmmm...
To do:
Just scratching the surface.
  • Mobile leftovers.

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Development Leftovers

Elementary, my dear Cactus.
This needs some investigation.
Discuss ideas and findings on the talk page.
Specifically: Look through everything.

Uncompiled Mission Script

In the files for the Switch port, Gameface\Content\OriginalData\GTA3\Scripts contains the uncompiled scripts for story missions, side missions and various other parts of the game. In most cases they also contain notes from developers, possibly from the original developers as well as Grove Street Games.

GXT Maker

Elementary, my dear Cactus.
This needs some investigation.
Discuss ideas and findings on the talk page.
Specifically: gxtmaker-new.exe

Found in Gameface/Content/OriginalData/GTA3/Text is gxtmaker.exe, an application used to convert .txt files into .gxt text containers for the game.

Unused Graphics

A set of unused weapon icons from Liberty City Stories, including the unused phone icon.

GTA3-DE hud axe.png GTA3-DE hud chisel.png GTA3-DE hud hokceystick.png GTA3-DE hud mac10.png GTA3-DE hud phone.png GTA3-DE hud remotegrenades.png

Revisional Differences

Shortly after release, the Windows version was made unavailable as Rockstar "remove[d] files unintentionally included" in the game. The game was eventually restored on November 14th with the uncompiled mission scripts removed from the files.