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#1 Chris

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Posted 29 April 2006 - 01:41 PM

It was brought to my attention today that a petition has been made for Rockstar Games to make both GTA1 and GTA2 open source. For those of you not familiar with programming terminology, this means that the source code (basically the code that makes the game work) will be made viewable to anyone who wants it.

This would be invaluable to modders and programmers alike, who would be able to make modifications to ultimately improve the playabilty of the games much more easily than before.
Topic starter drwbns sums it up well.

Creating enhancements such as improving gameplay physics, weapons, and netcode could be a start and would show the GTA community contributing back and showing their support for old favorites.

The original topic on our forums can be found here, more importantly, head over to Petition Online to sign the petition, remember to use a valid email address too.

Thanks for the support everyone!

#2 888ball

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Posted 30 April 2006 - 04:12 PM

Sounds kinda nostalgic, everyone fussing over the old games again, ill sign it. Rockstar are light-hearted people, they'll be sure to give it us.

#3 Chris

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Posted 30 April 2006 - 05:41 PM

I hope so. But I don't ever recall an internet petition ever working... so let's hope this is the first.

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Posted 30 April 2006 - 11:27 PM

it would be cool if they made GTA 1/2 with the graphics of san dreas.that would be cool

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#5 Gerard

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Posted 01 May 2006 - 12:04 AM

It really wouldn't

They were smaller areas, and top-down, crap missions (compared to SA), no environment interactivity, and no enterable buildings.

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#6 Chris

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Posted 01 May 2006 - 11:57 AM

No but they were awesome games that were so much fun to play.

#7 Adriaan

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Posted 02 May 2006 - 04:03 PM

You have a better chance of breaking into 622 Broadway New York, NY 10012 and stealing the source code, than to actually get Rockstar Games to release it.

#8 Chris

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Posted 02 May 2006 - 04:25 PM

Nice to see a negative attitude from fellow GTA webmasters and staff, doesn't really help.

#9 Adriaan

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Posted 03 May 2006 - 05:23 AM

Nice to see a negative attitude from fellow GTA webmasters and staff, doesn't really help.

Lol that was a joke about how Rockstar Games is willing to release stuff. I'm not beeing negative. I think it'll be cool if they release it.

#10 888ball

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Posted 03 May 2006 - 04:01 PM

Its not like its the hottest piece of code around... Its old stuff, it would be nice if they could give the public a play.




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