To prolong the life of Grand Theft Auto 3 on the PC all those years ago, gamers began introducing all sorts of things — such as new cars, weapons, and skins — to the game by modifying numerous files within its directory. If you were a “modder” then, then we have good news for you: the recently released GTA 3 games for iOS and Android are also susceptible to modding.
Both releases use the same file structure as the PC release so you can modify the game just as easily by tweaking and installing new files. Of course, this isn’t easy on an iOS device because of the tight protection Apple places on its operating system, however, if you’re jailbroken or you play the game on an Android device, then you can customize to your heart’s desire.
A thread over on the XDA Developers forums tells you where to save the mod files, and offers a number of mods for you to download, like new cars, island unlocks, and new weapons. Here’s a clip of one particular mod in action:
Of course, this could open the doors to a Hot Coffee mod for iOS. Hot Coffee was a hidden mini-game in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas which tested your rhythm by controlling the main character’s actions during sex. The mod sparked controversy back in 2005 and was eventually removed from the game, but it is believed that more advanced hacks will still allow you to access it. There aren’t any sex mini-games in Grand Theft Auto III, but hackers could come up with something similar… and if Rockstar ever releases San Andreas for iOS, watch out!
Will you be modding Grand Theft Auto 3 on your iOS device?