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'GTA Trilogy' Rain Is So Bad, Players Are Fixing It Themselves

'GTA Trilogy' Rain Is So Bad, Players Are Fixing It Themselves

The remasters have spiralled downwards in players' eyes since their launch.

Who’d have thought that Lady Luck is not a fan of Grand Theft Auto? The problematic performance of the remastered games on PC has led to modders taking matters into their own hands to fix the issues. 

On paper, the premise of a remastered Grand Theft Auto III, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, and Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas collection with a whole host of visual and technical tweaks should have been an open and shut case for Rockstar Games. Players have been clamouring for these classics to come back for donkey’s years and the announcement was met with nothing short of a rapturous reception. 

Here are the new and original games side-by-side to compare how much has changed!

In practice, it’s been a proper headache for the studio and for fans. The situation is so dire that Rockstar Games has been inundated with refund requests for Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy - The Definitive Edition. Those who don’t learn from history are doomed to repeat it, or something like that. While the team have assured players that it is working on a patch to improve the state of the games, it looks like modders have beaten them to the draw. 

One of the more egregious issues with the new versions is the rain. Yes. The rain. Take a look here: 

I’d be surprised if you didn’t walk away with the mother of all migraines after that. Fortunately, a number of content creators have taken steps to minimise… whatever that is. Firstly, GTATrilogyMods has a fix on Patreon and version 1.1 is free to download and version 1.2 is able to be trialled by those who subscribe. 

On the GTA Forums iNSANE666 has mods for “Better Rain” in GTA 3, as well as busted, wasted, and menu screens, which will be arriving on Nexus Mods once its page for the trilogy goes live.

And last but not least, Jéssica Natália has made the rain more transparent in all three remasters, hosted on the modding site mixmods. With the games now available on PC again after being briefly removed from the Rockstar Games launcher, there’s no shortage of creative opportunities for modders.

Featured Image Credit: Rockstar Games

Topics: Grand Theft Auto, Rockstar Games, PC