QUOTE (demon @ Sep 6 2010, 01:14 PM)
QUOTE (§ynch @ Mar 6 2010, 10:28 PM)
Also note there is a well known patch needed for the PC version of GTA:III,
which fixes the draw distance for the mission "Bomb Da Base Part II",
and some other problems.
The Purple Nines glitch was the most infamous- it was a very big deal on PS2.
Can you confirm that they fixed the PS2 glitches? I want to buy the PS2 version. If the glitch was that bad then I guess they must have released a patched version, but I don't know how to tell an unpatched version from a patched version.
The Purple Nines glitch for the PS2 was never fixed.
We always used a "work-around". You can Google it, or check stickies on many GTA forums.
Of course we had a sticky on the old Domain.
The glitch will only be a threat if you start a new game after D-Ice's missions
(Completed the game once before.)
The PNG prevents you from finishing D-Ice's first mission, hence the term Purple Nines Glitch, or PNG.
(Which means, it will prevent you from finishing the game 100%)
There is a good write-up over at GamesFaq:http://www.gamefaqs.com/ps2/466217-grand-t...-iii/faqs/18503
If the above link doesn't work for you search Google for it and select the GamesFaq write-up by gtafreak420
His FAQ mentions the slot 8 trick which always worked for me, because I played multiple times.
I don't like the other method, nor did any of us at the old Domain....
The "removal and re-insertion" of the memory card trick is too cumbersome, so we use the slot 8 save method.
Basically if you have completed the game before, the PS2 memory detects that.
What you need to do is start a new game, and save after first mission in save slot 8
Do not EVER erase that save, and you should be fine. Anytime you want to start a new game,
load up save 8, and play, saving only in other save slots 1-7.
That's all there is to it.
The theory is - if you have ever encountered the gang you need to wipe out
(as in, your previous game) then they will not appear.
Right off the bat, if you are a new player and haven't got
a GTA3 block on your card yet, start a new game, finish the
initial mission ("Luigi's Girls") and save your game to
slot 8. This file should be a clean new game now, with the
Nines intact. Do not ever save over top of it. If you ever
want to start a new game, load this file instead of
choosing "New Game" from the pause menu. This will prevent
you from getting the Purple Nines glitch at any point.