PSVita: Grand Theft Auto San Andreas 1.2 released allowing you to bypass the rear touchpad while fixing corrupted textures
It seems that TheFloW et al are quite interested in giving Vita users the perfect GTA San Andreas experience as the third update to the port has already been released. In this article, we’re going to look at Grand Theft Auto San Andreas 1.2 for the PSVita and what it brings along!
Grand Theft Auto San Andreas 1.2 now out on the Vita
Last week, Grand Theft Auto San Andreas made its way to the PSVita which made all main series games before GTA IV playable on the console! As is already known, the port was in no way thanks to Rockstar Games but it was solely thanks to the efforts by TheFloW, Rinnegamanate and aap which managed to take the Android port and turn it into a PSVita title by substituting functions and adding in various optimisations. Now that the port is already out and being enjoyed by numerous Vita users, the folks behind it are still taking an active role in making it better through community suggestions and various fixes which is how GTA SA 1.2 came to be.
According to its change log, version 1.2 of the Vita’s Grand Theft Auto San Andreas port comes with the following welcome improvements:
- Thanks to adjutantt, it is now possible to play the game without ever touching the rear touchpad by mapping the L2/R2 buttons to the top of front touch screen
- While this is a minor change, it will definitely please many as the rear touch pad was never too well received by both developers and gamers alike even when the Vita was in its heyday
- A memory leak in Rinnegatamante’s vitaGL was fixed which alleviates a corrupted texture issue
- While not directly related to the update, a comprehensive cheat list has been added within the GitHub repository for those interested in controlling the game experience
The VPK for GTA San Andreas 1.2 can be found below and to update an existing installation, simply install the VPK and you’re ready to go. If you don’t have GTA SA installed on your Vita just yet, you have to follow the README which states that you need the files from the Android version of the game at hand.
GTA San Andreas for the Vita GitHub README (installation instruction and more information): https://github.com/TheOfficialFloW/gtasa_vita/blob/master/README.md
GTA San Andreas for the Vita download link: https://github.com/TheOfficialFloW/gtasa_vita/releases
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