Vice City Multiplayer
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 SA:MP, due to the fact the upcoming San Andreas game was not released at the time the team started working.
After a couple of public beta tests gathering an extremely high amount of interest (so high that long waits were common to get a slot on the beta servers) 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 0.3x is the current stable release of the mod. There is also a Liberty City Multiplayer mod with the same version number, which allows users to play GTA3 mutiplayer over the Internet.
The team recently finished a public beta test of the latest version due to be released, 0.3z, on June 18th. It is thought that the final release is fairly soon.