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Possible Dog in San Andreas?

GTA: San Andreas - General News | @ 11:16 PM MDT | By rappo
After much speculation of the existence of wildlife, or any animals for that matter, in San Andreas, the trailer proved that this could very well be correct. In one scene, the shape of a dog sitting on the beach can be made out. Although the quality of the image is not great, the dog is pretty visible (but with Rockstar... you never know. This could also possible be someone starting to lay down, although the nose does look like a dog's snout. However, this is not completely confirmed). Here are the images taken by Fresh Rolly G and posted by rebelsouth2007 of the GTA5.com forums:





The phrase "call in the K-9 units" (sounds that are heard when you put your mouse over B-Dup's house in Ganton) from the Official San Andreas Website also suggests that dogs will be seen in San Andreas. Note: this phrase has now been removed from the website. Could this mean that Rockstar doesn't want their secret out?

Visit the comments page to express your opinion - dog or coincidence?

Source: Various posters (including rebelsouth2007, GTA_PlAyA_728, vonchong115, ritchie, and madmike) @ GTA5.com forums
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London Black Cab

GTA: Vice City - Modifications | @ 04:42 PM MDT | By rappo
This was made for the total conversion mod, GTA: London. It is obviously not the highest quality mod out there... but it is pretty cool nevertheless. You can give Vice City that London feel with this cool model of the London Black Cab. This mod replaces the Cabbie, not the Taxi.



Download it here (Manual - 111 Kb)
Download it here (VCM - 110 Kb)
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Vice City Camera Hack - v2.9

GTA: Vice City - Modifications | @ 04:57 PM MDT | By rappo
It seems like one of these comes out every month... but that's okay because they keep on improving! So, it's a good thing to see the latest and greatest version coming out now - v2.9.



Download it here - 88 Kb
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Choose the Mod Contest

GTAGaming.com - General News | @ 11:00 PM MDT | By Switch Designs

Well it's time for a new Choose the Mod Contest.



In this contest you suggest mod ideas in the comments for this news post and I Switch Designs will choose one mod out of all of the suggestions and try to make it for Vice City.

This choice is what ever I choose to make and is not picked because it is any better or worse than any other suggestion made (it's just what I would like to make.)

In the past I have accepted suggestions from unregistered users.
This time only registered users suggestions will be accepted.

(This is because the user who has their suggestion picked as the winning mod will get to have their registered user name in the readme for the mod, the news image, and on the site as their prize.)

First go here to register a username (if you do not already have one.)
Then go here to post your mod suggestion.

Special Note: For this contest I am only looking for Vehicle and Weapon mod ideas.

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A Different Side of Modding

GTAGaming.com - General News | @ 12:02 AM MDT | By rappo
This is an interesting survey being conducted by Tero Laukkanen, a researcher at the Hypermedia Laboratory / Game Research Lab of the University of Tampere, Finland. Here's information on the purpose of this survey:
Hello GTA modders,

As a part of a research project on user-created game content and gaming communities, I conducted email interviews with GTA modders in May-June. I can now finally present some preliminary findings from those interviews. I apologize if this has taken longer than expected.

The purpose of the interviews was to gain an insiderís view to the GTA modding scene as a whole and to better understand the mindset of an individual GTA modder. Issues of particular interest were the motivations behind modding (and game selection), the dynamics of the online community, and the relationship between modders and game developers. The responses from GTAForums members provided valuable insights on all these areas, but also left some questions open and raised new questions.

Rather than sending out a new round of email interviews, I have included some additional queries among the findings. To answer the follow-up questions and/or comment the findings, reply directly to the forum thread. Who knows, maybe some actual discussion will arise here. And feel free to share your two cents whether you participated in the initial interview or not!

The topics covered are:

- Modder profiles and motivations
- Modding as a social (?) hobby
- Learning the craft
- Modding the GTAs
- The issue of developer support

Note: Throughout the summations I will include anonymous quotations directly from the interviews. I have shortened some of the quotations (missing parts marked [Ö]) and corrected some typos.

Tero Laukkanen, Researcher
tero.laukkanen@uta.fi
Game Research Lab
University of Tampere, Finland
http://www.uta.fi/hyper/projektit/mc2/


For more information on this survey, visit this thread at GTAForums.com.

To take the survey, visit the MC2 MODDING SURVEY (phase 2) - Grand Theft Auto III / Vice City page.
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PSM2 UK - The San Fierro Preview

GTA: San Andreas - General News | @ 10:14 AM MDT | By Neil
German magazine PlaythePlaystation may have beaten them to it, but PSM2, an unnofficial PS2 magazine from the UK have released the first English language preview of San Fierro as part of their October 2004 issue, which goes on sale later this month. Included in the article are details about car customisation, confirmation of radio station and place names and the all important mission information about those that take place in the city. The preview includes a couple of new screenshots, but we've decided to put only one on the site for quality reasons.
New/Revised Information
  • The Bay Bridge is known as the Garden Bridge in San Fierro.
  • Three new missions are discussed. We'll have them on the Missions page soon.
  • Four Radio Stations are confirmed. Flash FM, SF-UR, Hit Radio and K-Jah West FM

  • Car modification is definitely in, with plenty of parts available to buy at the Transfender Garage:
    • Exhausts
    • Front & Rear Bumpers
    • Wings
    • Wheels
    • Roof
    • Spoiler
  • Prices for each part vary, but expect to pay $970 for a standard front bumper upgrade
  • Holding the X and Circle buttons will activate the nitro, the only car customisation option which affects performance

  • A visit to the Cobra Martial Arts Dojo will provide CJ with the ability to learn new martial arts moves. One word of caution, learning such moves, like the Drop Heel Kick, will overwrite any moves learned at other gyms.
  • Creating a combination of techniques like martial arts and streetfighting will be key to success in combat.

  • Cesar will appear in San Fierro, and seems to be friendly with CJ. Expect to be stealing cars from places like Otto's Autos with Cesar.


Thanks to [psycho]logical and satriales at GTAForums for providing scans, which allowed me to compile this information.
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Massey Ferguson MF2924D

GTA: Vice City - Modifications | @ 02:44 PM MDT | By rappo
This is a pretty funny mod for the Benson. The model is very good and the textures aren't half bad. However, there are some problems - Tommy's feet go right through the front and the front wheels aren't always on the ground. Other than that, this is a cool mod. It comes with its own .col file, so there's no need to play with the big old bulky benson.col file.



Download it here (Manual - 238 Kb)
Download it here (VCM - 236 Kb)
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Razor XL

GTA: Vice City - Modifications | @ 11:06 PM MDT | By rappo
It's very interesting how this car is set up. There are no actual textures for the car except the reflections, which, might I add, are very well done. This could be a good thing, but also a bad thing at the same time. Meaning - no license plate. Actually, the entire rear of this car is kind of plain. But, it makes up for that in style. This car replaces the Comet, so you get all the cool convertible animations along with it!



Download it here (Manual - 210 Kb)
Download it here (VCM - 205 Kb)
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San Andreas Basketball Mod

GTAGaming.com - General News | @ 11:05 AM MDT | By Switch Designs

This mod will change your player model into a Basketball player from San Andreas and will change your grenade into a basketball.



Download it here.

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Nissan Skyline GTR R33

GTA: Vice City - Modifications | @ 11:35 PM MDT | By rappo
This is an extremely well-modeled car. Also, it has awesome textures. It's a must have for any Skyline lover, or any car modder for that matter! Definitely worth a download.



Download it here (Manual - 1014 Kb)
Download it here (VCM - 994 Kb)
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