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GTA 3 Playable on 3rd Generation Devices

12-15-2011, 06:50 PM
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GTA 3 Playable on 3rd Generation Devices

I'd like to use this thread as a place where anybody with a 3rd gen device can post their experience with GTA3 on their device along with tips/tricks to keep it running better. One I've used is the Free Up Memory button under Processes in SBSetting and it has helped keep the game running smooth. Normally I have about 30-40mb free memory while I'm running GTA3.

Things I've noticed so far:

- the menu was definitely not designed with 3rd gen in mind, as was the map, thankfully you can zoom in on the map.

- there is lag, but it is not horrible. At least on iOS 4.3.3

- there is also texture pop-in but I am not sure how bad it is in comparison to supported devices.

I've made a video demonstrating how well it runs on my device which is an iPod Touch 3G (32gb) running on jailbroken 4.3.3 iOS. I believe it has been confirmed that it does run on non-jailbroken devices.


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Last edited by Duke Floss; 12-15-2011 at 07:30 PM.
12-15-2011, 07:02 PM
#2
I've briefly played it on my 3GS, it has worked very well apart from crashing one time...

12-15-2011, 07:09 PM
#3
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Doesn't surprise me I think the proper 3rd gens actually cope a bit better than the retina devices with most tasks there are also a few other games that claimed to be 4th only that also run fine on the 3rd like the x-plane pack.

The 4th gen have a slightly faster cpu but the amount of ram and cpu work they have to use to keep the retina graphics going negates this, it's the reason I see no point upgrading as yet.

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12-15-2011, 07:39 PM
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yeah same reason I haven't upgraded yet too

Will most likely upgrade next gen though.

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12-15-2011, 07:56 PM
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This is great to know since I have a 3rd gen iTouch.

One question though: Has it been confirmed that Rockstar is making a 3rd gen compatible version of GTA 3? Or not?

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12-15-2011, 08:16 PM
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work fine on my 3gs 4.3.1 too
12-15-2011, 08:39 PM
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I don't believe that RockStar are going to be supporting 3rd gen devices with GTA3 in the future - or at least I have only seen them express that there would not be 3rd gen support.

Despite that, it is playable - and I'm sure any performance updates in the future would only further benefit the playability for 3rd gen devices.

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12-16-2011, 02:48 AM
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12-16-2011, 04:10 AM
#9
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Okay, I'm gunna go ahead and buy thus on my 3rd gen, and post opinions in a while.



3rd gen, 64GB, iOS 4.3.3, Jailbroken

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12-16-2011, 04:19 AM
#10
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And my result?


Won't even let me download.




Edit: just saw #AppleID was trending on Twitter. Not just me having trouble then. Gimme a few hours!

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Last edited by lord-sam; 12-16-2011 at 04:33 AM.