Well, I know what I'll be buying just as soon as I get DSL and finish my College Finals.
I almost bought GTA3 yesterday, cause i didn't know when this was gonna come out for PC.
Thx for letting us know Burpbrain
It runs great even on low end systems. With the frame-limiter on it runs at a jerky 30fps and without it, it runs at 60fps+ with the occassional dip. The damn game should run well considering the low resolution and detail of the textures- this game is in serious need of some Truform.
Well, I said I would let you know what I thought when I got it. That happened last week and I have been playing as much as possible every since. In the original GTA3 I found the environment very dark and hard too see with limited movement and awkward moves. Vice City is a HUGE improvement! The lighting is much improved and gameplay is much easier. Good weapon choices, missions and new methods of transportation (i.e. Army Hummers!). My one coplaint is that there is some glitchy sound in the motorboats and with the sniper rifle, but it doesn't affect the game that much.
To answer the original question- it runs fine on my All-in-Wonder 7500 system. It won't maintain 60fps constantly, but if you use the 30fps limiter, it will always stay at 30fps. I'd say that would be your best best bet, along with 4x anisotropic filtering.
Works great for me too, running on Ti4200, 43.45 detonators. I haven't noticed any slowdown, but there is an occaisional pause every great once in a while. Maybe due to frame limiter being turned on.
I think I got mine the same general place justin got his, if I'm reading correctly.
So far it doesn't seem much different from the third game, which is still damn good. Just a few additions here & there. I don't think the movement is improved at all, still takes a few seconds for the dude onscreen to get running after pressing the key.
Someone with the PS2 version told me to find all the hidden packages right off, then you get a helicopter, but if you cheat there's no way to get them. I'll have to look around & see if this applies to our version.