Vice City Multiplayer or VC:MP is a third party multiplayer modification for the Grand Theft Auto: Vice City computer game. Vice City Multiplayer is developed by a team of dedicated fans of the Grand Theft Auto series of video games, who work in their own spare time developing VC:MP as a hobby.
VC:MP started in April, 2005. It was decided that VC:MP would be worked on as a codebase for San Andreas Multiplayer, due to the fact the upcoming Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas game was not released at the time the team started working.
After a couple of public beta tests began gathering an extremely high amount of interest, VC:MP was finally released to a warm reception and has since progressed from v0.1 to v0.1d, with an open-source code release in the progress. This source has now been used by another community member to progress with VC:MP as the main team work on SA:MP.
Version 0.3z is the current stable release of the mod, released on December 14, 2007. There is also a Liberty City Multiplayer mod with the same version number, which is designed for the "Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City" mod, which recreates the Grand Theft Auto III rendition of Liberty City using the Vice City engine.
The VC:MP team are now working on version 0.4, however, as of May 2008, there hasn't been a site update since the release of 0.3z in December.
- Another similar modification is Multi Theft Auto, however the mods for both GTA Vice City and GTA III have been quiet for a few years; work is being done on the GTA San Andreas engine. In turn, the mod has been completely redesigned. There is a possibility that the GTA Vice City and GTA III versions have been dropped altogether.