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SilentPatch
Fixes bugs in your favourite games!
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Author: Silent
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Works with: GTAIII GTA Vice City GTA San Andreas 
Release/Version: 1.1
Status: Complete
Started on: 29 Dec 2013
Last Updated: 01 Apr 2016
Views: 173084
Type: Created from scratch
Rating: 5 (66 votes)
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Description
SilentPatch
These games are surely great, nonetheless they have some issues. This little modification attempts to fix some of them. Featured fixes: GTA SA: (last update: 1.04.2016)
  • 14ms frame delay has been removed. As a result, game now locks properly on 30 FPS instead of 25 FPS
  • More precise frame limiter, reducing lag spikes a bit when playing with Frame Limiter on
  • Game FPS has been limited to 1000 FPS (with Frame Limiter off) to prevent freezing during fadeout moments
  • Mouse should not lock up randomly when exiting the menu on newer systems anymore
  • Mouse vertical axis sensitivity now matches horizontal axis sensitivity
  • Mouse vertical axis does not lock during camera fadeins now
  • NUM5 is now bindable (like in 1.01)
  • 16:9 resolutions are now selectable (like in 1.01)
  • If the settings file is absent, the game will now default to your desktop resolution instead of 800x600x32
  • DirectPlay dependency has been removed - this should improve compatibility with Windows 8 and newer
  • Path to the GTA San Andreas User Files directory is now obtained differently, increasing compatibility and future-proofing the games more
  • A heap corruption in one place is now fixed (did not affect gameplay but could potentially make the game crash)
  • EAX/NVIDIA splashes are now removed (can be toggled on/off; OFF by default)
  • Subtitle and Radio text sizes can now be toggled between the original release and updated Steam version (defaults to Steam sizes)
  • Area name colour now matches the gang colour of the gang that owns that territory (Los Santos only) (can be toggled on/off; DISABLED by default)
  • Wet road reflections render properly again (just like with Road Reflections Fix)
  • Fixed sun lens flare effect not appearing with AMD/Intel graphics cards
  • Helicopter rotors and plane propellers now work correctly. They now have a blurring effect present in VC and PS2 version of SA. This fix can be disabled separately for each file via the INI file
  • Hunter interior does not dissapear when viewed through the glass door panel
  • Dual rear wheels now show up properly (Yosemite, Tanker etc.)
  • Weapons are now visible when viewed through a vehicle window
  • Holding a weapon will not cause some objects to be incorrectly lit anymore
  • Blown up vehicles are now correctly coloured and no longer shine (like in 1.01 and Steam versions)
  • Dirty cars are now able to get clean (like in 1.01)
  • Each car has an unique numberplate now
  • Custom numberplates now show up correctly in all cases
  • Custom numberplates are now also allowed on bikes
  • Numberplates are now bilinear filtered, resulting in a smoother look
  • Vehicle lights do not get dark after being being initially lit anymore (like on PS2)
  • Detached vehicle parts will now remain the same colour as the vehicle they came from
  • Detached vehicle parts now render from both sides
  • Moonphases now show up correctly, like on PS2 version (only when playing in 32-bit colour mode)
  • Toggling car lights on does not make windows invisible when viewed from inside anymore
  • Illumination value from timecyc.dat now accepts any float value in 0.0-2.0 ranges, not just 0.0, 1.0 and 2.0
  • In addition, if illumination value is absent from the timecycle (like on a stock PC timecycle), the game will now default to 1.0
  • Lights now get casted on vehicles and peds properly - previously, they'd dissapear under some conditions
  • In addition, when playing on Visual FX Quality higher than low, the game will now cast up to 6 lights on each model both indoors and outdoors (on Low details, game's stock behaviour has been kept - allowing up to 4 lights per model outdoors and 6 indoors)
  • Introduced several fixes for rendering objects with an alpha channel, including an experimental two-pass rendering mode (see SilentPatchSA.ini for more details; can be toggled on/off, DISABLED by default). Two-pass can be selected to use Silent's code or aap's code - the latter aims towards emulating the PS2 alpha test
  • Muzzle flash looks better now
  • Muzzle flash will now show up when firing the last bullet from the clip
  • Coronas' don't have a Z test forced all the time now - as a result, sunglare now matches original PS2 version
  • Night Vertex Colours are now handled by a shader - as a result, transistion from day to night vertex colours is now smooth, just like on PS2 version
  • With User Tracks automatic scan enabled, MP3 playback will now work properly if QuickTime is not installed
  • User Tracks now supports the FLAC codec (Only 8/16/24bits, Mono/Stereo and up to 48Khz)
  • PCM WAVE has been expanded to also accept additional profiles (Now 8/16/24bits, Mono/Stereo and up to 48Khz)
  • PCM WAVE files with an ID3-TAG will now also work with the game
  • Temple and Queens are now correctly called on the police scanner
  • Travelling far away from the map will no longer trigger the extra gang territories glitch, nor will it corrupt the Taxi Driver submission
  • Gym glitch ("You have worked out enough... " showing infinitely) has been fixed (can be toggled on/off; ENABLED by default)
  • Saving in Madd Dogg's mansion will no longer trigger the missing basketball glitch (can be toggled on/off; ENABLED by default)
  • Fixed an occasional softlock in Mountain Cloud Boys - the player will not freeze after arriving to the meeting anymore (can be toggled on/off; ENABLED by default)
  • Impound garages now function correctly, allowing the player to recover his last vehicle after it had vanished after a mission start
  • In addition, impound garages will now store player's car when he's busted
  • Streamed entity list has been expanded a bit, so now the game world shouldn't flash when looking down with high Draw Distance settings anymore
  • Mouse rotates an airborne car only with Steer with Mouse option enabled
  • Towtruck tow hitch does not get bugged after it has been fixed anymore
  • Plane doors don't corrupt after the plane has been fixed anymore
  • Fixing a plane will now reset its moving props to an undamaged state
  • Several vehicle components (most notably, Rumpo's front bumper and Bandito's moving prop) will not get glitched after the vehicle has been fixed anymore
  • Weapons and a jetpack now cast proper shadows
  • Crosshair doesn't mess up weapon icon when on a jetpack anymore
  • Free resprays will not carry on a New Game now
  • Previously present only on PS2, 'Cars drive on water' cheat is now toggleable - its string is SEAROADER
  • Randomizer error causing peds not to spawn in some areas has been fixed
  • Randomizer error causing prostitutes to be quiet during solicit has been fixed
  • Text boxes now can show together with a Mission Passed text
  • Fixed a 1.01 only tiny memory leak which occured every time the player switched a radio station
  • Fixed an occasional crash when Alt+Tabbing back to the game while standing next to a mirror
  • Mirror reflection doesn't break with Anti-Aliasing enabled anymore
  • With Visual FX Quality set to Very High, mirror reflection quality has been bumped
  • Anti-Aliasing option has been altered - instead of listing 1, 2, 3 options (which in fact are 2x/2x/4x MSAA), the game will now show proper MSAA values from 2x up to 16x (depending on max MSAA level supported by the graphics card)
  • Colliding with another car will now damage proper parts on both cars - previously, both cars got damaged the same way
  • Steam version has proper aspect ratios now
  • IMG size checks have been removed from the Steam version
  • Steam version of the game will not reject 1.0/1.01 saves anymore (still, a compatible SCM is needed for the save to work)
GTA III/GTA VC DDraw Component: (last update: 29.06.2015) This ddraw.dll component fixes some game issues which couldn't be addressed from within the ASI due to the fact ASI files load relatively late in those games.
  • If the settings file is absent, the game will now default to your desktop resolution instead of 640x480x16
  • DirectPlay dependency has been removed - this should improve compatibility with Windows 8 and newer
  • The game will not crash on startup if Data Execution Prevention is enabled for all applications anymore
  • Cannot find enough available video memory error showing on some computers has been removed
  • Path to the User Files directory is now obtained differently, hopefully increasing compatibility and future-proofing the games more
GTA VC: (last update: 1.04.2016)
  • Fixed an issue where installing the game on A or B drive made the game ask for the CD
  • Mouse should not lock up randomly when exiting the menu on newer systems anymore
  • Mouse will not go beyond the game rect now, allowing to play the game on multimonitor setups without problems
  • Mouse vertical axis sensitivity now matches horizontal axis sensitivity
  • Mouse vertical axis does not lock during camera fadeins now
  • More precise frame limiter, reducing lag spikes a bit when playing with Frame Limiter on
  • Rosenberg's lines which play when player is Busted work correctly now (just like with Rosie's Audio Fix)
  • Game now performs a bit better on high FPS. It doesn't freeze on fadeouts anymore, although it still has issues with car physics, gravity and sounds. Therefore it's still recommended to play with Frame Limiter set to ON
  • Wet road reflections render properly again (just like with Road Reflections Fix)
  • Reintroduced light glows under weapon/health/armour pickups, bribes, hidden packages and money pickups - they showed only on PS2 due to a bug in all PC versions
  • All texts now have proper shadows (depending on chosen resolution, without the fix they'd appear thinner etc.
  • Some props in Malibu Club, Ocean View Hotel and Pole Position Club have been restored; more environment shows outside when player is in interior too (just like on PS2)
GTA III: (last update: 1.04.2016)
  • Mouse will not go beyond the game rect now, allowing to play the game on multimonitor setups without problems
  • More precise frame limiter, reducing lag spikes a bit when playing with Frame Limiter on
  • In 1.0, armour cheat is now TORTOISE - like in 1.1 and Steam versions
  • In 1.0, BOOOOORING cheat now works properly - like in 1.1 and Steam versions
  • Mouse sensitivity is now properly saved - like in 1.1 and Steam versions
  • Headlight coronas now display properly (as they do on PS2, XBOX and PC Steam versions). This headlight fix is probably the best one available, as it duplicates Steam EXE fix so NO bugs are present (like with other fixes, where headlights can be seen through the car etc.)
  • Purple Nines Glitch has been fixed
  • Game now performs a bit better on high FPS. It doesn't freeze on fadeouts anymore, although it still has issues with car physics, gravity and sounds. Therefore it's still recommended to play with Frame Limiter set to ON
  • Rhino spawned via a cheatcode doesn't stay on map forever anymore
  • Blista now can be lifted by a car crusher crane - instead, now it cannot lift Coach
  • Shooting from M16 in 1st person mode now increments bullets fired stat properly (so you can't score Accuracy to be more than 100%)
  • Wet road reflections render properly again (just like with Road Reflections Fix)
  • Reintroduced light glows under weapon/health/armour pickups, bribes, hidden packages and money pickups - they showed only on PS2 due to a bug in all PC versions
  • Trace (Destination) blip is now scaling to the resolution properly
  • Garages-related and rampages-related texts now scale to the resolution properly
  • All texts now have proper shadows (depending on chosen resolution, without the fix they'd appear thinner etc.)
  • Car reflections are now displayed correctly on Steam version
Supported games
  • GTA III 1.0 (all versions)
  • GTA III 1.1 (all versions, including Steam version)
  • GTA VC 1.0 (all versions)
  • GTA VC 1.1 (all versions, including Steam version)
  • GTA SA 1.0 (all versions)
  • GTA SA 1.01 (all versions)
  • GTA SA 3.0 (old Steam version)
  • GTA SA - newsteam r2 (December 9th patch; partial support)
Comments News
JOHNSUN commented 5 days ago:
 QUOTE (X-Falcon @ 13:23, 28 Apr 2016)
 QUOTE (JOHNSUN @ 21:14, 22 Apr 2016)
Silent you are a God.
And, you are a Psycho.
??
X-Falcon commented a week ago:
 QUOTE (JOHNSUN @ 21:14, 22 Apr 2016)
Silent you are a God.
And, you are a Psycho.
Deja vu commented a week ago:
when i add this patch to my Game i almost had an heart attack!! DAMN SILENT!! i can't believe you saved my sh*t ... its been 2 years since i'm having lag in GTA San Andreas even on my Radeon R7 240 . you saved my life Silent, you are the true Hero! (sorry for rip english) :cookie: :cookie: :cookie:
JOHNSUN commented a week ago:
Silent you are a God.
Claude Balls commented 3 weeks ago:
You fixed the 'Vigilante' crash bug! Fantastic.
RobertDknini1702 commented a month ago:
As always, thank you very much! :cool: :beerhat:
Silent commented a month ago:
IggyWolf - since I never could reproduce this crash, can you try and check the address the game crashes at? Maybe I could figure it out that way.
headhunter93rus commented 2 months ago:
GTA San Andreas In "Cesar Vialpando" mission , where you have to dance in the car , showing the arrows where to click .
headhunter93rus commented 2 months ago:
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas. Correct, in the mission where you have to dance in the car and on the beach, not shown by the arrows, which need to press! Delete intro when the Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas! Make a menu Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, a better aspect ratio , and the icon in the form of a cross near the text , seen in half !
IggyWolf commented 2 months ago:
Your GTA 3 SilentPatch version 1.1 seems to break Vigilante for me. The game crashes whenever I try to start the submission.
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SilentPatch 1.1 out!
Finally I got myself to re-release the III and VC versions :) The re-release features both new fixes (three for III, one for VC) and also fixes bugs introduced by the patch itself, like the bug with the radio starting in a wrong place at New Game in GTA VC. I also FINALLY uploaded SilentPatchSA on GTAGarage! It's been out on GTAForums for a while, but I never got to upload it here. Now, all next builds will end up being uploaded here instead.

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