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gtaTournament SA 0.1c

By Adriaan | 29th Sep 2005 at 23:58 GMT in San Andreas | 1 Comment
The team over at gtaT just finished 0.1c of their multiplayer San Andreas mod. Download it from our database. The new version has many new features and doesn't crash so often. For now this and Online Andreas are the only available multiplayer mods for San Andreas, but my money was on SA-MP which unfortunately got cancelled. So now the 2 mods to look forward to is the ever so wonderful MTA SA and the extraordinary SanAnarchy which I will be testing later this week.

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The Accidental Discovery

By Adriaan | 26th Sep 2005 at 19:59 GMT in San Andreas | 5 Comments
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Ok we all do know that every now and then an occasional plane crash occurs in San Andreas. Jordan from PlanetGTA has written a nice article on this topic. He teaches you how to easily find this mysterious crashes and there is an interesting bit on how plane crashes got into the final game.

"Planes, like the rest of San Andreas, are drawn around CJ as he moves through the state. In Los Santos, you'll see high-flying commercial jets thousands of feet in the air. On the beaches of Santa Marina, there might be the occasional flyby of a biplane. Out in the country, smaller private aircraft are constantly buzzing around. When we first implemented the feature, we found that every once in a while a plane would spawn with a trajectory that led it directly into the side of a mountain or right into the ground. And we loved it, so it stayed."
- Craig Filshie, Rockstar Games

Click here to read the preview. You can also download several plane crash videos and even submit your own!

Man sentenced who leaked San Andreas

By Adriaan | 23rd Sep 2005 at 18:18 GMT in San Andreas | 9 Comments
Last year several leaked media spun onto the web which included photos of the box art, manual, the promotional poster and map of the PS2 version of San Andreas. The person who took these photos worked for the Take Two plant and stole a copy of the video game. The leaked copy was then later posted on several warez sites which allowed everyone to download San Andreas weeks before the release on October 26.

The FBI followed the case and then later captured the man known as "Stephen Dottoli". Yesterday, he was sentenced in federal court in Camden, NJ to two years probation. He also will have to serve six months on home confinement and pay a $2,500 fine.

Even though Dottoli was a suspect for posting San Andreas onto the internet, the authorities couldn't find any effidence to prove it. U.S. District Court Judge Robert Kugler says that he would have faced stiffer penalties if he had done so.

Read the rest of the article at The Philadelphia Inquirer. (requires registration)

[via Joystiq]

Online Andreas Reloaded 2.0

By Chris | 15th Sep 2005 at 00:04 GMT in San Andreas | 3 Comments
One of the lesser publicised online San Andreas mods has had a second version released with many features. The guys at AlienX Software worked hard on this and the synching is pretty good on this one so give them a try. This version has:

- Totally 100% Syncd Vehicle Blocks
- Vehicles are now located around the whole map
- Default OA Setup has 4 spawn points!
- LOADS of Vehicles!
- Server-Side script support
- Faster Sync
- New Passenger Support (Totally Awesome I Might Add)
- Server Updates
- Client Updates
- Auto-Update System
- Help System Finished
- Client/Server Netcode Update
- Timeout System Totally Rewritten
- Minor Tweaks To Client And Server
- IRC Admin System
- Splash Screens (Random Images)
- RCON Admin System (Still Being Made, But Some Of It Works)

You can see more info on in game commands on the download page, download Online Andreas Reloaded 2.0 from our database and comment here and let us know how it plays.

San Andreas back on shelves

By Adriaan | 13th Sep 2005 at 18:41 GMT in San Andreas | 5 Comments
Today, 13 September, GTA: San Andreas should be back on shelves of all retailers. If you were one of the few people who didn't have the opportunity to buy the game yet, then now is the time to go get one. The ESRB gave it an "Adults Only" rating due to the "hot coffee" mod that unlocked hidden sexually explicit content. The new version doesn't contain that content and is yet again rated "M" for Mature.

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