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Frequently Asked Questions

Welcome to the VC-MP F.A.Q. Please look through this topic before asking any questions. We'd appreciate that alot.

Be sure to visit the VC-MP documentation: http://forum.vicecitymultiplayer.com/index.php?topic=21.0
You may found something more relevant in there!


Where can I get the previous clients?
You can get the previous VC-MP clients at:

I'm interested in LC-MP. Where can I find more information about it?
LC-MP supports the Vice City Modification GTA:Liberty City. It basically adds most of GTA3 onto Vice City.
You can find the GTA:LC mod at: http://www.gtaforums.com/index.php?showforum=104

Attention: It will not work with the current version of LC-MP!

Troubleshooting general

VC-MP crashes half-way through the loading bar. Why? (Credits: Luke)
1. Be sure you're not running more than one instance of Vice City.
Hold down CTRL + Alt + Delete, and see if you have any other running instances.
2. You may be running another version of Vice City. To run VC-MP you need Vice City 1.0.
3. If you get the following crash address: 0x6D9EC9AB, make sure that the only .flt files in the /mss/ path are ?Reverb3.flt? and ?vc-mp.flt?.

Why do I get a CRC32 checksum error after loading Vice City MP?
This is because you have one or more edited files in your Vice City directory where you have VC-MP installed.
VC-MP needs to be run on a clean installation of Vice City. This means no modifications at all. Therefor, uninstall Vice City and reinstall it. Then install VC-MP afterwards.

I get a Mss33.dll missing notification?
You're missing the Mss33.dll which is needed if you want to run VC-MP.
You can get this file at: http://www.dll-files.com/dllindex/dll-files.shtml?mss32
Installation instructions can be found inside the download.

Why do I crash when joining a specific server?
There's obviously something wrong at server side. The server might have too many submissions in the configuration file (config). Also called, the INI.

I can't join any servers! Why?
Be sure that your firewall isn't blocking VC-MP. You may need to open some ports.
As options for this differs on every firewall, we cannot give instructions on how to do this.

Server related questions:

Where can I download the server?
Windows: http://vicecitymultiplayer.com/downloads/03z_r2/server0.3zr2(pawn)(win)(updated2).zip
Linux: http://vicecitymultiplayer.com/downloads/03z_r2/vc-mp-server0.3zr2(pawn)(linux)(updated2).zip

Do I need to pay, to setup a server or to use VC-MP?
Ofcourse not. VC-MP is freeware, which means the software is completely free to use and download.

Where can I find a reliable and cheap host for my server?
There's not many hosts available for VC-MP. However, there's a couple of reliable ones. One of those is: http://www.gta-host.com/

Why do I crash when attempting to join my server?
Please be sure that your INI (config) doesn't contain too many skins, vehicles etc.
It may contain incorrect submissions too. Such as incorrect Ids, coordinates etc.

Am I able to set skins, weapons and vehicles for my server?
Yes you are. In your ?config? file that comes with your VC-MP server, there should be a place containing all vehicle, weapons and skins listings.
Alternatively, use search in Notepad (the program you use to edit it with) to find it.

How do I set up a basic server?
You can find information on how you can set up your own basic (Windows) server here:

Are there any available help tools for making my gamemode and maintaining my server?
Yes, there is. There's probably many more than I can list here.
For world boundaries, use jacob's World Boundaries tool. Which you can get here!
For coordinates, use Steve-M's player position tool. Which you can find here:

There may be loads of more tools available. See: http://www.gtagarage.com/

How can I get coordinates for my gamemode?
You can get coordinates in the VC-MP build mode (More info on bottom of this topic.), or by using Steve-M's player position tool. Which you can find here:

Where can I get a list of all available commands?
You can get a list of all available VC-MP commands here:

Where can I get a list of all Weapon, Skin and Vehicle Ids?
Skin IDs: http://hunting-arena.in/files/vcmp/vcmp-skin-id-listing.pdf
Vehicle IDs: http://hunting-arena.in/files/vcmp/vcmp-vehicle-id-listing.pdf
Weapon IDs: http://hunting-arena.in/files/vcmp/vcmp-weapon-id-listing.pdf

What is ?build mode? and how does it work?
Build mode is a part of VC-MP where you can get coords for specific vehicles and skins.
It comes with VC-MP, so you do not need to download it from anywhere.

To activate build mode: Rename your ?gta-vc? file into ?gta-vc -d?.
Double click it (like single player) and wait till you get through the loading screen.
When that's done, simply open the chat (by clicking T), and type: /build
This will activate build mode, and your camera will not be stuck anymore.

To spawn a vehicle in build mode, do: /vehicle <VehicleIDGoesHere>
Note: Do not use < and > in the syntax! This is just for demonstration usage.
When your vehicle has been spawned, please go into it and drive it to the place desired.

To select another skin (pedestrian), do: /skin <SkinIDGoesHere>
Note: Do not use < and > in the syntax! This is just for demonstration usage.
When found the desired skin, please go to the location you'd like to get coords from.

Saving vehicle and skin coordinates (from buildmode):
To get your coordinates, do: /save
This will save the coordinates for your vehicles and skins. They will be saved into a newly created file in your VC-MP directory (Usually Vice City directory).
The newly created file should be having the following name: ?savedpositions?
Ignore all the zeroes in the file. Just copy the coordinates and put them into the server configuration file, ?config?. Ofcourse you should know where to place them exactly, as vehicles and skins both have a specific syntax in the file.

Attention: After editing your ?gta-vc? file into ?gta-vc -d?, VC-MP will be unable to run. In order to make it run, change it back to default. ?gta-vc?, that is.

mIRC scripting:

If you need help with mIRC scripting, please visit the following board:

Thank you for reading this topic. Hope it helped you out. :) If not, you can always ask us for help!