So, back in April 2011 I solved this game.
Sometime thereafter a friend of mine gifted me GTA IV plus all the earlier versions (all three GTA III games, plus GTA I and II) when Steam was having a special.
But, now that I go to load VICE CITY, I can still see my saved games, and they load without error, but then the game just puts me in the first mission. The bridges are locked, etc. just like the start of the game.
My assumption is the Steam download put in a new version of VICE CITY that makes my saved games obsolete.
Is there anything I can do about this? Any way I can upgrade my saved games so they'll work in the current version?
It's possible to "convert" saved games since the entire file has been decoded but I have not seen a tool that does this. For now you can only use a saved game that was saved with the Steam version.
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