How to Install the GTA: Vice City Game

By Mary Freeman

Updated September 22, 2017

Items you will need

  • Windows enabled PC

  • "GTA: Vice City" game disc

  • 800 MHz processor speed

  • 128 MB ram

  • 915 MB hard drive space

  • DirectX 9.0

PC Cover Art for GTA: Vice City

"Grand Theft Auto: Vice City" is the fourth official entry in the "Grand Theft Auto" series, developed by Rockstar North and published by Rockstar Games for the Windows PC platform in May 2003. Initially designed as a console title, the PC port retains all of the elements of the original game but is optimized for the PC platform. Installation of the game should prove to be a quick and simple process.

Insert the Grand Theft Auto: Vice City game disc into the computer's disc tray. Close the tray and after several seconds an installation screen should appear. If it does not, access the game via the CD-ROM icon in the My Computer menu.

Select install and set a directory for the game to be stored in. Continue to follow the on-screen prompts until installation begins.

Wait for the game to install. Do not eject the disc or shut off the computer at this time. The installation should go fairly quickly.

Finish the installation and choose to read the readme file if you are interested in learning more about the game. If you are interested in doing so, now would be a good time to seek out patches that amend the game and correct glitches.

Locate the game's executable file in the start menu, on the desktop or within the folder where you chose to install it. Double-click it and open the game.


Make sure there is enough available hard drive space before attempting to install the game.


If your computer does not meet the system requirements for Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, the game might be unplayable.