Thursday, August 4th, 2005
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Map Viewer

GTA: San Andreas - File Downloads | @ 12:52 PM CST | By rappo
Steve M., one of the best tool creators out there, has made his mark on San Andreas with the Map Viewer. Although this program has been out for quite some time, a new update was recently released, so I figured I'd make a news post about it.

This tool allows you to load the maps of GTAIII, Vice City, or San Andreas, and easily maneuver your way through them. Moving from city to city, even in San Andreas, is pretty easy with this tool.

So, you're thinking, "How much use does this tool have?" Well, it's great for modders! What it allows you to do is browse to any part of the map, right click an object, and that object's .dff (model) and .txd (texture) file names will appear. This is great if you know what you want to edit, but you just can't find the file names. I've used this quite a bit for just that, and it's worked great. I really recommend this great tool.

Also, just to save you some time, if you only want to use this tool for San Andreas and have the game installed in the default directory (C:\Program Files\Rockstar Games\GTA San Andreas), download this file and extract games.cfg into your Map Viewer folder. Then press F1, F2, F3, or F4 to load the San Andreas map while in the tool. To edit this file for loading other maps, just open it up in Notepad and change the directory.

Download: Steve's Download Database
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PimpinPenguin
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That looks awsome
08-04-2005 01:17 PM
rappo
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Yeah, it is. But, if you don't have any use for it, it can get boring.
08-04-2005 01:18 PM
PimpinPenguin
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Well I was just referring to that pic cuz it just looks cool as a scan pic of SA with no water er anything.
But I have no use for the actual mod, just looks cool:p
08-04-2005 01:27 PM
rappo
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Hhaha okay, yeah, it's fun to roam around in, too :P
08-04-2005 01:29 PM
Xanarki
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It "looks cool". But the dang program gets on meh nerves.
08-04-2005 01:34 PM
rappo
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Why does it get on your nerves? I've had no problems with it. Also, it's in its Alpha stage, give it a break :P
08-04-2005 01:42 PM
alex1237
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this program is awsome too bad it dosent show tags and photo ops stuff like that
08-04-2005 02:01 PM
Xanarki
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It's only because I dunno what a game.cfg file is, and they say to create it, yet...blarghzz! I get headaches when I can't figure out things by myself.
08-04-2005 06:03 PM
Nite
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wow that program works pretty damn good for an alpha release, I already see tons of stuff I wanna edit, Steve M rocks :D. It might be good to improve game peferformance as well by removeing stuff that doesn't really matter to the game play

[ post edited 08-04-2005 07:18 PM by Nite ]
08-04-2005 06:45 PM
rappo
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I posted a link to download the games.cfg file if you can't figure it out. Read my news post again :P
08-04-2005 10:18 PM
[KFC]-ScharK
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SanAndreas looks tiny in that picture.
08-05-2005 01:29 AM
Xanarki
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Thanks Rappo.

I thought it looked tiny as well. Until I noticed theres no water. >_>
08-05-2005 12:15 PM
 

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