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Kavinsky

Heads up if your buying a new copy of Vice City

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Kavinsky

Just thought I'd do this as I'm in the process of doing this myself, but my old PS2 Copy of Vice has just about been scratched and ruined to death from so many years of overuse, and in trying to replace it I got one of the latter versions of the game.

 

which is incompatable with my saves,  as they removed Lyon Richies running with the night, changed the gun names and skins, and most importantly changed some of the mission text to remove the context to the hatian gang war sub plot

 

bu I found that their is one, ONE difference between the versions that can be checked, the old version's numbers on the back of the CD's read as following

PDSS 049951A1 1

New its all that except its got a 3 at the end, reading PDSS 049951Al 3

and 1FP1L331 , not L332

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Scot from S.C.

I still play the game on my PS 2 a good bit. There are some guys who are doing cool mods with the PC version...updated graphics, etc. I found a page a while back where a guy researched the different versions of Vice City. Here is the link: https://www.gamefaqs.com/ps2/561545-grand-theft-auto-vice-city/faqs/28209

I am planning on picking up some back up PS2 discs just in case my original goes out (original version not Haitian friendly) on eBay soon. I may get in the mod game with my PC too.

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James

My original PS2 copy is scratched also. Those Vice City discs were so sensitive. One little scratch and Flash FM stops working so whenever you hop into a car and it loads that station it freezes the whole game. 

I downloaded a backup and I've been playing that one on my PS2. But I also bought it on PS4, looks really good in HD, they seem to have updated the draw distance also, but it doesn't feel the same as the original. That low resolution analogue blur gives it more atmosphere.

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Kavinsky

yeah its funny I found someone selling the PC copy of the game i had, and still have, and I just remember getting it and modding it and the atmosphere didnt match either, just its one of those things where its best played on an old tube tv

plus its nice not to have rockstar beating me to death with commentary and nary do well jokes, and its nice not to have a testarossa that you have to pay a million bucks for, and its nice to have the saber turbo back as it was ment to be lol its nice period lol

although I do always get angry at fernado talking over the end of crocketts theme though, like that, the non movable driving camera, as I always hold to a low right angle so I can see the edge of the car, its how I learned how to drive the TR from SF to LA on the highway of SA without damage, which comes in super handy with the broken driving AI of GTA 5)  and how hard it is to get to the airport are the only things that ever buggged me about the game

hell I still remember the previews and the magazine articles they had with the original countach in it, and how disapointed I was that it was gone till I played the game, and THEN I found the Saber Turbo for the first time, as ths Saber Turbo, plus a 3 star wanted level plus Sea Shells Sanctuary on the radio at the airport, well needs no explanation really lol

worst part is they tried to copy this with gta 5's the rain, as Kenny says and yet another good driving song from the Cult and failed at it, like no Kenny, NO, that's a goth song, like type o negative style goth at that, not a driving song, like just bring back the old music already lol

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Vincent Hanna

It sucks how they removed even more songs from the PS3/PS4 versions. The first track you originally heard when getting into a car/moped was MJ's Billie Jean, now it's gone. Wannna be starting something is gone. Ozzy Osbournes' Bark at the moon..etc

 

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Kavinsky

just an update, I found a CD with those serial numbers on it and it worked! but one thing of note, you have to delete all of the saves with the newer cd's for it to load or it'll just jam up

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James
On 28/09/2017 at 2:35 PM, Vincent Hanna said:

It sucks how they removed even more songs from the PS3/PS4 versions. The first track you originally heard when getting into a car/moped was MJ's Billie Jean, now it's gone. Wannna be starting something is gone. Ozzy Osbournes' Bark at the moon..etc

 

Perhaps the licensing ran out and either costed too much or the labels refused to renew. It's a real shame. Takes a lot away from the atmosphere, though I can live without MJ. I strongly dislike MJ music. :p 

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