Trails in Vice City
This is a tutorial on how to enable the "trails" option in Vice City. This option is available to toggle in the console versions but is absent in the PC version. Trails is a visual effect that adds motion blur, enhances particle effects, and adds an orange glow to the atmosphere. There are multiple ways on how to enable this option.
VC Menu Editor
Download the Menu Editor by steve-m. Extract the files, start the program, and read the accompanying ReadMe. When everything is done correctly, the "Menu Screens" should show legible texts. Select
04. FEH_DIS. In "Menu Items", select
FEDS_TB. Click the "Add" button. Select the duplicate
FEDS_TB item and go to the "Associated Function" drop-down box and choose 009. In the "Target Menu" input box, set to 4. Set the X-position to 40 and the Y-position to 303. In the "Alignment" drop-down box, select "Left". In the "Menu Item Text" drop-down box, choose
FED_TRA and click "Apply".
Set the Y-position of
FET_DEF to 328 and click "Apply". Set the Y-position of FEDS_TB to 353 and click "Apply". Finally, click "Save Menu" button. Close the program and start the game. If everything is done correctly, you should see this:
Note: If you use the original protected gta-vc.exe, you must start a new game. This is necessary, because the protected exe have trigger that disables all traffic and pedestrians after you load save file; this happens if any byte of exe file was changed. Use a cracked exe instead.
- Tutorial on GTAForums – by Pagnell, retrieved from archive.org
- German tutorial – @GTAInside.com.
- Vice City Trails – ASI plugin which enables this feature without the need of altering the Executable file manually.
- Control various hardcoded and extra graphical settings – by DexX, retrieved from archive.org
spec.ini file and set the "Trails" setting to 1. This tools disables the functionality of the trails menu option if added through the Menu Editor.