Hey, what's going on? You plugged in your PlayStation or XBOX pad in hopes that you'll be able to play GTA on your PC just like you used to play on the console, and for some reason you can't make the controls work properly? You can't use full possibilities of your brand new, XInput-compatible pad? Maybe you want to refresh your childhood memories after ages of playing IV and you're sick of the old-fashioned controls?
If any of these apply to you, GInput is the mod you've been looking for! This modification completely rewrites III/Vice City controls handling and ditches DirectInput in favour of XInput. This way, your PlayStation 3 and XBOX 360 pads will be handled by the game just perfectly, taking advantage of all their features, including analog triggers.
This modification features:
Complete XInput support, so pads are mapped to match console versions perfectly (including Start button, which can't be mapped on PC version without this modification).
Proper vibration support - something that was cut from all PC versions of the game!
FIVE different control mappings - four setups matching PS2 selectable setups and fifth one being a recreation of GTA IV controls!
Pad buttons in In-Game helps, replacing PC key names (depending on user's choice, either PlayStation or XBOX buttons are shown).
An INI file with tons of options - including toggleable vibration, selecting controls setup, Invert Look option from console versions, axis inversion options from San Andreas and more!
Automatic switching between keyboard & mouse and pad controls, basing on last device input.
Support for Guide/PS button. The button is fully functional and can show your Steam Overlay menu if you launched the game via Steam!
GTA III 1.1 (all versions, including Steam version)
GTA VC 1.0 (all versions)
GTA VC 1.1 (all versions, including Steam version)
Thanks to Deji for creating an original GInput for San Andreas, which acted as an inspiration for creating this modification.
Also huge thanks to Ash for dealing with all the boring texture stuff
Thanks to Emillister for creating GTA IV buttons for GInput.
commented a month ago:
I love this mod. Great job. Makes gameplay exactly the way I remember it being back in the day.
GInput 1.02 released! A new version of GInput has been released! It's the first version for GTA III, for VC, the script has been reworked a bit (so III and VC versions are now exactly the same). For full changelog, refer to ReadMe file.