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#1 Ghostchild

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Posted 31 July 2005 - 03:52 PM

Tips: General Stunting Tips

Well, I'm going to update this one as I think of new things, but for now these are the ones I can come up with. I know this is pretty messy, but I'm writing this as I think of it.

Being a public stunter, you should try to build up a reputation among other stunters. And it has to be a positive reputation! If you dont have a good reputation you'll never get into a crew, you'll never get any help, you'll never get inside the "network". Knowing people is a very very very important thing! If you know the right people your road to becoming a great stunter will be much much easier. And it's not really much you have to do. Just try, as good as you can, to be nice and helpful to others. So try to get as good as a reputation as possible.

Another thing that plays a big role in your reputaion is your skin. You have to get a costum skin! And a personal as possible. So that people a picture with your skin on it, they'll think about you. If you want to become a great stunter you have to think of this. Try to "sell yourself", and think about marketing yourself. You should also get a costum bike skin, by the way..

When your making a new video use as much time on it as can. Infact, when you see that your done, use 2-3 days more on it! The first day dont watch it at all. The second day, watch it and try to keep an open mind to flaws and things like that. The rest of the second day and the third day, use alot of time corecting those flaws.

Do not fall into the trap of making one stunt video per week! As I just said, use time on your videos! Use much time! Get everything to look good! The editing, the stunts, the text, the music.. Everything!

When you've done a stunt, DO NOT record it right away! Press F2, about 5 seconds after you've succesfully landed, then press ALT + Tab and copy the replay.rep (which is located in My Documents/Gta Vice City User Files, I think). Then paste it in a new folder where you keep all of your stunt. You can also change the name of the replay.rep to something that discribes the stunt (f.ex "Bump - roof malibu"). When you've done that, go back to the folder where you saved the replay.rep and copy it over to My Documents/Gta Vice City User Files and rename it replay.rep, if you changed it before. Then go back into Vice City and press F3. You'll now see the replay.

Removing the replay text serves one more advantage, and that is that you can allways go back and record the stunt over again. So if you suddenly discover a new way to get better quality on the stunt, then you can go back and re-record it.

When recording your stunt try to get a good angle as possible, so that the stunt looks really cool!

Use the GXT Editor! Mod the replay text, flashing in the left corner of your screen when your watching a replay, away! This is really important! Cause no one wants to see it flashing in a stunt video! It's just so annyoing!

( To remove the 'Replay'-text then just open your GXT Editor and press File - Open. A browser should pop up, then go to Gta Vice City/Text and press the 'american.gxt' file. Then press open. No wait 5 sec and you should get a long list of text. Press 'R', for 'Replay', then scroll down to find where it say's "Replay". Double click the replay thingy, and just remove all text.

You can type in your name, which will result in that you can see your name blinking where it would normally say 'Replay', but this is also just annoying so I would not advice you to do this! )


Never ever steal a stunt!! Never!! If you have the honour to get a preveiw of a video, or a stunt, then you might get tempted to do that stunt and put it in your video. Well, do no do it! At least not before that person who showed you the stunt have put into his video. If you do put it into your video before the person put it into his, you'll loose all respect in the stunting world. No one will ever give you preveiws of their stunt or videos ever again. So neeeever do this. No matter who you steal it from!

The music in a stunt video is maybe the most important aspect of a stunt video. Cause if someone doesn't like the music and thinks it's boring or anything like that, he'll feel that the whole video was boring and simply bad. At least that's what usually happends to someone who isn't a professional reveiwer (lol). So take time to chose the music! I think the music should be as mainstream (at least what's mainstream in the stunting world) as possible. But if your way of stunting or editing isn't like the "stereotype" of stunting or editing, try to find music that fits to that style. You have to remember that a stunt video is sepose to be attractive to the people watching it, not the people making it. Well, that's if your going to release the video, of course. So with the finger, choose your music cearfully!

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Please feel free to ask if you have any questions, about the things I've been writing about in this topic, here.

.. well, that's it for now, but I'll update it soon so please drop in ones awhile ;)

#2 Chris

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Posted 31 July 2005 - 05:21 PM

Good tips. Is skinning such an important thing in San Andreas though, what with the amount of clothes available...Also the fact the majority of us are white would mean we would all need to install the white cj mod first.

As for removing the reply text, I was actually thinking of making it say "The GTA Place" instead of Replay. Or would that still make my video crap.

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Posted 31 July 2005 - 05:51 PM

Good tips. Is skinning such an important thing in San Andreas though, what with the amount of clothes available...Also the fact the majority of us are white would mean we would all need to install the white cj mod first.

As for removing the reply text, I was actually thinking of making it say "The GTA Place" instead of Replay. Or would that still make my video crap.

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I don't think you have to make the model white, just cause your that, but, of course, if you want to.. sure. But you should still mod the clothes. Cause you should really have like a "copyright" for your stunts. So that people can't take you clips out of your video and say "I did that", which someone CAN do if you have some of the default clothes. And to be honest you should really mod the color and all that on the vechiles too.

Yeah, if you change it to "The Gta Place" then it would still be blinking in the same boring font, as well as being very annoying, so I would rather just put the "The Gta Place" in a new cool font, as well as making it smaller, putting it in a new place and not let it be any distraction for the video.

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Posted 31 July 2005 - 10:09 PM

Chris had the REPLAY blinking in his videos 0.o

Just use a video editing thing and do the ATS thingy, put something small where the replay is in funky font.

In San Andreas, you can have any weird outfit without modding.
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Posted 31 July 2005 - 10:43 PM

Chris had the REPLAY blinking in his videos 0.o

Just use a video editing thing and do the ATS thingy, put something small where the replay is in funky font.

In San Andreas, you can have any weird outfit without modding.

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You could still see the blinking in Sa Smackdown and I thought it was very annoying. Just do itand no one can complain about it. Before off that way. It onnly takes about 5 min to download and mod it so it's worth it!

Yeah you can, but people are then able to steal your stunts. Cause they can just say "That's the way my CJ looks, you stole it from me.". You must have a modded outfit, trust me! I've been stunting for awhile now, and I know what can happend. If you do not mod your outfit to something special you will regret it when someone steals your stunts and all the other people believes him and not you!

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Posted 02 August 2005 - 09:59 PM

Actually, SA Smackdown had no replay text when i downloaded it, it just had Darkness or Kaneda at the corner.

I don't know how to mod my outfit, or bike but i don't think i need to since i suck at stunting.
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Posted 03 August 2005 - 09:17 PM

Yeah, I know, but it's under the Kaneda and Darkness text. You can see it somrtimes.


Hehe, well if your planing on putting a vid out there you should!

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Posted 05 August 2005 - 05:52 PM

Chris had the REPLAY blinking in his videos 0.o

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Yeah I made those vids before stunting became really popular, there were basically no innovative stunts whatsoever, just going off ramps and stuff thats really it. Also at the time I wasn't particularly good at any sort of editing so I never even thought to try and remove the replay text.

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Posted 05 August 2005 - 06:38 PM

These would be great tips if I had it for PC, but i really don't intend to get it, I like to try stunts for the Playstation version just because they are fun, not serious stunting or anything like that, I would really appreciate tips for the actual stunts, not the technical side

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Posted 05 August 2005 - 07:37 PM

These would be great tips if I had it for PC, but i really don't intend to get it, I like to try stunts for the Playstation version just because they are fun, not serious stunting or anything like that, I would really appreciate tips for the actual stunts, not the technical side

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Yes, I have written a tutorial for stunting here somewhere which is for the actually stunt. It's just this thread that's dedicated to the technical side of stunting. I'm going to release more stunting tutorial as the time goes by though. I havee written about 6 of them, just have to get some pictures of spots to execute and traine those stunts.

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Posted 05 August 2005 - 07:49 PM

You know what's hard? Making a video using the PS2 version. :lol:

I was going to participate in the TGTAP Community Stunt Video, but everyone seemed to lose interest in that. Plus, my TV Tuner software went crazy. Maybe I'll reinstall some software later on and actually record some stunts.

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Posted 05 August 2005 - 08:59 PM

I havee written about 6 of them, just have to get some pictures of spots to execute and traine those stunts.

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I look forward to seeing them

You know what's hard? Making a video using the PS2 version. :lol:

I was going to participate in the TGTAP Community Stunt Video, but everyone seemed to lose interest in that. Plus, my TV Tuner software went crazy. Maybe I'll reinstall some software later on and actually record some stunts.

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Wow you can really do that, what software do you need

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Posted 07 August 2005 - 06:26 PM

I havee written about 6 of them, just have to get some pictures of spots to execute and traine those stunts.

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I look forward to seeing them

You know what's hard? Making a video using the PS2 version. :lol:

I was going to participate in the TGTAP Community Stunt Video, but everyone seemed to lose interest in that. Plus, my TV Tuner software went crazy. Maybe I'll reinstall some software later on and actually record some stunts.

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Wow you can really do that, what software do you need

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You need more than just software. You need a TV tuner to transmit the video to your computer. They cost about 30 dollars for a cheap one. They can run up to 150+ dollars, but usually those ones double as video cards((saving PCI slots)).

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Posted 12 February 2006 - 04:40 PM

Hi,

I'm very new with stunting etc. and I'd like to know some stuff.. and I'd wonderd if someone could help me out with this.
I heard there is a mod for your bike so that you can't fall off.. or maybe I'm just so newb I just keep falling off when I'm not supposed to :P
And if this is not true then maybe someone could give me some pro tips :D

thanks

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Posted 12 February 2006 - 08:25 PM

Modding stunts = bad.

Just practise
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Posted 31 December 2006 - 12:45 PM

Hi,

I'm very new with stunting etc. and I'd like to know some stuff.. and I'd wonderd if someone could help me out with this.
I heard there is a mod for your bike so that you can't fall off.. or maybe I'm just so newb I just keep falling off when I'm not supposed to :P
And if this is not true then maybe someone could give me some pro tips :D

thanks

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Max out your biking skills and you won't fall off that often ;)

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Posted 31 December 2006 - 12:47 PM

Please read post dates next time...duh!

Bike skill hasn't got much to do with bumps, it's his bad bumping technique that makes him fall off. Check out some Fugi's bump tutorials.
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Posted 31 December 2006 - 09:38 PM

i watched everysingle on of his tutorails and it explanes alot, but the one thing i am not good aat is grabs, i do exactly what he says to do and the bike ends up hitting me in the back sending me flying like a damn bird,KAaa

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Posted 31 December 2006 - 11:39 PM

Nice Guide Ghost.

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Posted 01 January 2007 - 02:52 PM

i watched everysingle on of his tutorails and it explanes alot, but the one thing i am not good aat is grabs, i do exactly what he says to do and the bike ends up hitting me in the back sending me flying like a damn bird,KAaa

I see what you mean. It think you're doing the ground grabs. So try to lean a bit (just a bit) sideways when faling so that the bike passes just near you and you can grab it without getting hit. Again, try that at different speeds. Going too fast or too slow can make a big difference. Everything has to be just great to do a good ground grab.
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