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Lightbulb [TUT] Custom songs in radio for GTA3 Android

Hello everyone.

So if you got your GTA3 on your Android and would like your own custom songs played in car radio stations, here is an easy way to do it.
All radio stations are actually 1 recording, which includes commercials, songs, etc. So for each radio station there is 1 audio file.

What you can do is either replace the radio station with 1 song, edit the existing radio station or combine more songs into 1 file and use that.

Here is how you do it.


1) Getting the files

Connect your phone via USB, navigate to this path:
sdcard/Android/data/com.rockstar.gta3/files/GTA3/audio
***note: the path could be a little different, check both internal and external cards and look inside Android/data or just data/ or data/data folder - you are looking for com.rockstar.gta folder, should be over 400MB size***

When you find the folder, copy the following files to your computer:
HEAD.nfx
CLASS.nfx
KJAH.nfx
RISE.nfx
LIPS.nfx
GAME.nfx
MSX.nfx
FLASH.nfx
CHAT.nfx


Each of these files represents one radio station, here is the chart:
  • head radio = HEAD.nfx
  • double cleff fm = CLASS.nfx
  • jah radio = KJAH.nfx
  • rise fm = RISE.nfx
  • lips 106 = LIPS.nfx
  • game fm = GAME.nfx
  • msx fm = MSX.nfx
  • flashback 95.6 = FLASH.nfx
  • chatterbox 109 = CHAT.nfx

2) Back up!

Once you have those 9 files on your computer just copy them in a folder for backup.
That way, if you screw something up OR wish the original radio stations back you can.

3) Customizing radio stations

Replace 1 radio station with 1 song
Let's say you don't like game fm and would rather listen to your song coolsong.mp3
  • Make a copy of your mp3 song
  • Rename coolsong.mp3 to GAME.nfx
  • Replace your newly created GAME.nfx file with the original GAME.nfx file on your phone (overwrite)
  • Done. In game, select game fm radio station to listen to your coolsong!

Replace 1 radio station with multiple songs
Similar to replacing 1 song. Only here, you use some audio joining software to merge multiple songs in 1 file.
Let's say you don't like game fm and would rather listen to X other songs
  • Merge/join your songs with audio editing software (google for help)
  • Let's say you merged X songs in a file named mergedsongs.mp3
  • Rename mergedsongs.mp3 to GAME.nfx
  • Replace your newly created GAME.nfx file with the original GAME.nfx file on your phone (overwrite)
  • Done. In game, select game fm radio station to listen to your mergedsongs!

Edit existing radio stations
You can also edit (cut out, add, etc) the existing radio stations.
Let's say you wish to edit radio station game fm
  • Rename GAME.nfx to GAME.mp3 --> now you have 1 mp3 file you can play on your PC or edit
  • Use any audio editing software to add/remove/etc parts of the GAME.mp3
  • When done, rename GAME.mp3 back to GAME.nfx
  • Replace your newly created GAME.nfx file with the original GAME.nfx file on your phone (overwrite)
  • Done. In game, select game fm radio station to listen to your creation!

4) Tips
  • If you wish to have the original radio stations back, just copy your files from backup folder on your pc to your phone in the /com.rockstar.gta3/files/GTA3/audio folder and overwrite
  • You can edit only some radio stations, none or all - depends if you only want your custom music to play or only wish to replace certain stations
  • If you can't see the file extensions (for example only see GAME and not GAME.nfx) on your pc, go to Control Panel -> Folder Options -> View and uncheck "hide extensions for known file types"

Questions?

If you have any questions feel free to ask.


Enjoy listening to your favorite music in your GTA3 game on android.
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Thanks Too bad that it lags so much on Galaxy S.. I hope they fix it in future updates or that someone figures out how to disable replay recordings or something to improve playability.
 
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Great tutorial!
The file renaming and moving is also possible within your phone using a file manager!
I tried it a few times and it worked great but i may have messed up somewhere as each time i enter a vehicle it seems to crash im assuming this is to do with the audio anyways....
Playing on Galaxy SII
 
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Glad you like it Yeah no reason why it shouldn't work on phone, glad you find it useful.
 
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Working well on Galaxy S2..Thank you!
 
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Cool dude, thanks !
 
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Cool dude, thanks !
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Nice Tutorial!
I don't like the radio in gta iii. E.g.: Commercials where they talking about cute kittens that you get over night blaaaaa.

Can I link your thread in my Modding thread? That would be great!
 
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Ofcourse man go ahead

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