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New downloads section: San Andreas CLEO mods

GTA: San Andreas - Modifications | @ 08:13 PM CST | By rappo
I've just recently added a new section to our GTA mods database dedicated to San Andreas CLEO Mods. For those of you that don't know, CLEO is (in the grand scheme of GTA modding) a relatively new scripting system that allows modders to create custom SCM code (basically mission mods) and run them in-game, on the fly, without replacing the main.scm file. CLEO mods have been a big part of the GTA community for a while, and now they're finally available right here on GTAGaming!

Examples of CLEO mods:


  • Portal Gun: Allows you to create teleportation holes just like in Valve's hit game Portal
  • The Transporter: Adds a new and challenging mission to San Andreas that has you escort a VIP across the Gant Bridge
  • Time Stoppers: Lets you freeze (or just really really slow down) time by entering a cheat
  • FPS Mode: Puts the game in a first-person perspective, making it look a lot like Doom
  • Taxi Mod: Allows you to plot a map point and call for a taxi to take you there (like in GTA IV)
  • GTA IV Feature series: A collection of mods that bring more features from GTA IV to San Andreas (Burnout, Bike Helmet, Surrender, Car Fire, Window Crash)
To run these mods, you'll need to first install the CLEO 3 Library in your game's directory. It's a very simple installation and the program will be automatically loaded whenever you start up San Andreas.

With CLEO mods, the possibilities are almost endless, so be sure to keep an eye out for more additions!
18
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GTA IV Xbox Live Weekend Social Club Giveaway

Grand Theft Auto IV - General News | @ 05:26 PM CST | By rappo
Rockstar Games has just recently announced a brand new giveaway being held this weekend and upcoming week. The giveaway, open to all residents of the United States and Canada over the age 18, is really simple to enter - all you have to do is log into the Rockstar Games Social Club between September 19, 2008 and September 28, 2008 to be automatically entered.

The prizes are few, but the lucky winners are in for some awesome ones! One grand prize winner will receive home entertainment system worth $6,000 and one runner-up will receive a GTA IV-branded Xbox 360 Elite and other GTA IV merchandise. If you meet the requirements, don't forget to enter - let's get a GTAGaming user in on the prizes!

The official contest rules can be viewed here, including the detailed prize list:
One Grand Prize Winner will receive an entertainment center prize package consisting of a Sharp AQUOS 52” Flat Panel LCD HDTV, a Marantz SR7002 home theatre receiver, and a KEF KHT-3005 Speaker package.

One Runner Up Winner will receive an Xbox 360 Elite console and assorted Grand Theft Auto merchandise, including GTA IV Dart Board Set, GTA IV Pool Cue & Chalk Set, Baseball Bat, “IV” Hooded Sweatshirt, LCPD T-Shirt, Liberty City Swingers Baseball Shirt, and GTA IV Pin and Sticker Packs.

UPDATE: Just as a little clarification, the giveaway above doesn't require you to be an Xbox Live user - it only requires that you log into the Rockstar Games Social Club. According to a Take 2 Games press release, Microsoft is having their own additional giveaway, whose details can be found here. The prize includes an Xbox 360 Elite, 12-month Live subscriptiong, and 4,000 Microsoft points. Entry dates are between September 26 and September 28.
19
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GTA Chinatown Wars details

GTA: Chinatown Wars - General News | @ 03:12 AM CST | By Neil
The latest issue of Nintendo Power is arriving with subscribers at the moment and inside is a world exclusive preview of Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars for Nintendo DS.

The magazine reveals that the game will have a cel-shaded look and action will be viewed from an isometric perspective. This results in a similar viewpoint to that included in the GBA port of Max Payne, which also developed by Rockstar Leeds.

The game's story is a tale of revenge and retrieval. A triad boss becomes the victim of a brutal murder and a precious family heirloom - a sword named the Yu Jian - is stolen. His son (and our protagonist), Huang Lee, must discover who did these terrible things to his father. He's not alone though - he'll be working alongside Wade Heston, a Liberty City police officer.

A "good portion" of Liberty City is included in the game, and fans will be pleased to hear it's based on the more recent and more detailed rendition of the city from GTA IV. Rockstar are keen for everyone to know it's a true GTA game, with the series' trademark sandbox gameplay and wide variety of weapons, pedestrians and cars.

Interestingly, the magazine reveals that the game will feature full integration with the Rockstar Games Social Club. The game's interface is based on a PDA with large icons which are easy to select using the console's touch screen.

One area where the game differs from its bigger brothers is in that there are a number of minigames included. These are said to be "tasteful" and make full use of the console's unique input features. The game also gives "subtle" steering assistance to the player, despite the console having a full D-Pad.

The game changes the rules a little where the police are concerned too. Your wanted level is no longer lost by simply evading arrest but instead it will reduce when you destroy your pursuers' cars.

The first screenshots are sure to be on their way very soon. Check back later for those.
19
SEP
First Chinatown Wars screenshots and artwork

GTA: Chinatown Wars - General News | @ 11:47 AM CST | By Neil + rappo
UPDATE: Many new scans of screenshots from Chinatown Wars are now available at Nintendo Everything.

The first images of Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars have just hit the web - check them out below:

GTA Chinatown Wars screenshots GTA Chinatown Wars screenshots

A few pieces of artwork from the game are also available:

GTA Chinatown Wars artwork GTA Chinatown Wars artwork GTA Chinatown Wars artwork
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