quote KudurosNeoseekers:22Well, MTA:VC has finally been released in a playable, yet buggy version, but it is addictive as hell. I installed and played it last night from about 2.30am - 11.30am. Yes, it's THAT good. To play, first, download the MTA:VC mod from the link I provided below. Don't install it just yet. Next, download the All Seeing Eye from the second link and don't install it either. I haven't linked directly to the download page there because you need to pick your region closest for the download:
Right, here's the important bit. You're going to run into problems if you ignore this. MTA:VC ONLY works on a clean install of Vice City, with no modifications or external programs running, and no patching applied to the install. So many people connect to a server all the time to ask for help in getting MTA:VC going, only because they turned renegade and tried to get it going themselves. So uninstall Vice if you have it on your machine, deleting the directory to make sure all mods and changes are gone, then reinstall a fresh copy.
Next, install MTA:VC and apply it to the GTA:VC directory. Don't run it, you don't need to, nor will it be of benefit because it has no servers to play on. That's where the All Seeing Eye comes in. Install it now and then run it. You'll find out at that point you don't actually have it yet. It installs from the ASE website remotely. I had a lot of trouble with this the first night I tried it, it failed download about 40 times. Second night (last night), install took all of about a minute.
Once it installs, run it. It'll scan for games. It'll then ask you to pick your connection speed. After that, it's finished setting up and is ready to be used. Once it does, open the Multi Theft Auto: Vice City folder, and then the 0.2 folder from the list on the left, and click Refresh. After a few seconds, the server list will download. Organise them by Ping - the lower the Ping means the closer the server is/faster it is to you and the less lag you'll have.
Once you find one, double click it. The game lobby will load, where you can chat with other connected (and playing) players. All that's left is to stick your nickname in (if the All Seeing Eye didn't ask you already) and hit Start Game in the bottom right. It'll ask you where the .exe of GTAVC is. Browse to it in the GTA:VC directory and double click it and the game will begin. Once it loads up, it'll look like GTA:VC and leave you thinking "WTF?". Don't worry, when you click Start Game, you'll see Start MTA:VC.
From there, it's a case of picking the career/character you want to play as:
Cop - Spawns at the two city Police Departments. Robbers and Vice City Crusaders are the sworn enemies of the cops. They are also the only career able to wear body armor. They appear blue on the radar.
Robber - Spawns on Prawn Island in the abandoned gang houses. Sworn enemies are the Cops and Vice City Crusaders. Their advantage is the most vehicles available at their spawn point, and appear purple on the radar.
Mexican - Spawns inside the airport terminal. Sworn enemies are the Sailor and the Vice City Crusader. Their advantage is an arsenal of the most powerful weapons ingame. They are bright pink on the radar.
Sailor - Spawns on the cargo ship at the docks. Sworn enemies are the Mexican and the Vice City Crusader. Their advantage is a 2hp regeneration per second. They appear green on the radar.
Vice City Crusader - Spawns in random locations around the city. Sworn enemies are other Vice City Crusaders. Their advantage is the highest number of starting weapons. They appear dark blue on the radar.
Racer - Spawns at the Stadium. They have no sworn enemies. They receive the fastest spawn vehicles as their advantage, and appear light green on the radar.
- MTA:VC crashes/freezes often - when it does, press Alt+Tab to get back to Windows and click the Unhandled Exception in the taskbar and press enter. Then just hit Start Game again in the lobby and come straight back in.
- To get into a vehicle or onto a bike someone else is already on/in, press Home.
- To talk, press T.
- To find vehicles near you, right click your mouse or press Delete and they will flash on the radar briefly.
Seen the other MP thread, which was a heap of Oooh's and Aaah's about the development months ago. This one's better - multiplayer's here. About time you used this forum and the game for something else other than talking crap in the CTTM thread.
One of you with one of those 1/10/100mb connections should try making a Neoseeker server for us to play on - you can get the MTA:VC Server versions from the MTA:VC site as well but I know nothing about setting those up. If we don't set one up, we need to arrange one that we can play on regularly.
Player List/AIM Contact Details [ Alphabetical ]
Bizzybone702 - AIM:BiZzyBoNe270 MTA: BizzyBone
Blue Zircon - AIM: hUngr3y p1LL0w MTA: Blue Zircon
ChiroVette - AIM: ChiroVette MTA: ChiroVette
hitman3580 - AIM: pimp3580 MTA: hitman3580
iamwasted - AIM: (none) MTA: iamwasted
Kuduros - AIM: MTAKuduros MTA: Kuduros
mb 1 - AIM: no1 gaming fan MTA: mb
monkey_ninjas316 - AIM: monkeyninjas316 MTA: MN316
Phantasy_Lord - AIM: danbud19 MTA: PhantasyLord
RYguy13 - AIM: Ryguy1389 MTA: Ryguy
Scarchelli - AIM: Scarchelli MTA: Scarchelli
Truplayathug123 - AIM: truplaya4653 MTA: LiL-jAp
Girls, the list is meant to be alphabetical. B does not come after S. - Kuduros.
Players we like list:
Xou-Ou((probably spelt wrong)
PLAYERS WE DON'T LIKE LIST
*NOTE*Neoseekers are in bold letters. If you need to be added to the list, your screen name is spelled wrong or not right please tell us.
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