The games are a mess, fan-made mods were much better, which is why Take Two took all of them down recently. They even took down the legacy versions so now this clusterfuck is the only version of GTA 3, Vice City and San Andreas you can legally obtain. Absolutely horrible practice.
So not only did they fuck over modders, but they decided to fuck over legacy software preservation, and still fuck up their own remaster...
There's virtually no excuse for this level of fuckup. T2 already earned a bad rep from the modding community, but I'm looking around me on the net, and I'm just seeing thread after thread, subreddit after subreddit, going on about how hard it is for them to gain a refund from R* for this mess.
Some suggest others enforce a chargeback from their bank accounts, but to my knowledge, R*/T2 can simply just turn around and deny the chargeback and also ban your entire account(losing your games purchased in the process).
Just Watch the "we're sorry" PR coming up in the next few weeks, followed by some bs token of apology via £10 GTA V shark cards or something low effort/low budget. At this point they should just fess up, not throw Grove Street games under the bus (like SE did with CD on Avengers), and make the DE free for like a year or something, anything besides a fake apology and some shitty £10 gift card (especially for R* launcher, because fuck using that always online client).
AAA companies really need to wake the fuck up and stop fucking around, because this kind of disaster feels like a dime a dozen, even to a point where I almost expect this to happen in the future from other companies (which it shouldn't, if they weren't so fucking cheap to hire proper Q&A staff, or at least hire modders like CDPR has recently enacted).
Step right up come on in, feel the buzz in your veins, I'm like an chemical electrical right into your brain and I'm the one who killed the Radio, soon you'll all see
So pay up motherfuckers you belong to "V"