Welcome to the revamped Month in Review! This month we’re focusing on every area of the site, including site uploads like vehicles, scripts, and textures as well as media that involves LSPDFR like gallery uploads and a video by one of our awesome players! Get ready to go down memory lane, the Month in Review starts here!
June was no doubt one of the most action-packed months we’ve had so far this year in regards to Grand Theft Auto modding. June 2017 was no doubt forged into PC gaming and modding history book with Take Two Interactive’s brief ka-fuffle with OpenIV (the result of which you can read about here).
More localised though, it was a big month here on LCPDFR.com as well - we had some amazing releases as well as on June 27th we hit our 250,000 member milestone! Now more than a quarter of a million people call LSPDFR their community.
Alright now, time to have a gander at some of the good stuff that June had to offer!
LSPD Pack [ELS] by @thegreathah
Everybody loves car packs! They’re easy, convenient and always contain top-notch work. In June thegreathah graced us with a LSPD pack with some tough looking models made for ELS. I personally love car packs which use real life models, but with lore-friendly skins. Go check out the pack below.
Ford Police Responder Hybrid [ELS] by @heuuu
This one’s for you tree huggers! Have you found yourself concerned about your virtual carbon footprint within Los Santos while on duty? Angry that the department had only funded gas-guzzling V8’s and bulky SUV’s? No more! heuuu’s latest release has given us the opportunity to global warming into our own hands. Check it out!
MTL Botlle Nose Ladder 15EX Truck by @GlitchGamer
Ever felt like there was a ladder truck hole in your life or mods folder? You need not to feel that pain anymore. @GlitchGamer has released his almost fully functional WIP MTL, configured for ELS and all! The serious attention to detail is still to come, the mod page tells us that @alexguirre is working on a script which will allow users to utilise the ladder and legs of the truck. Simply amazing.
2016 Mustang GT350R [ELS] by @Masterschwag
We’re reaching a point in GTA:V where we’ve nearly seen everything - nearly, that is. You can stick to your crown vic’s and explorer’s, but I’ll be sure to wave to you as I
scream past *respect the road rules and speed limits* and patrol these mean streets in style!
Disclaimer: Please don’t use this model near crowds.
@BradM's texture pack(s)
If you’re one of those ‘officers’ that believe that policing is more about style than making a positive impact on the lives of the citizens of San Andreas, this pack is for you! BradM released this complete texture pack to suit a variety of our favourite cars. It features a wide range of different styled lore-friendly skins and it’s something you’ll want to have in your game ASAP!
BradM was an extremely busy man in June and also managed to release two WIP texture packs, so I’d like to briefly give a special spotlight to these texture packs as well:
EUP 7.5 L&O + S&R by @Alex_Ashfold
Perhaps one of the most anticipated and biggest releases of the month of June was EUP 7.5. This version of the near-essential modification, EUP, brings us new or modified accessories and badges, completely new law enforcement uniforms AND an all new Serve & Rescue add-on pack which includes goodies ranging from private security outfits to coast guard uniforms! Check out both packs below.
AmbientFX by @dilapidated
Grand Theft Auto’s graphics were almost unrivalled at release, it was truly a beautiful game and continues to be - that’s why it always amazes me when somebody finds a way to make it look or feel even better. AmbientFX does just that - it improves and enhances the effects with the aim giving the game a more natural and immersive feel. Without a doubt, this modification does just as it’s set out to do, and I'd wager that it's probably as essential to have in your game as VisualV by cvippack . Check out AmbientFX below.
EMS Mod Beta by @NDev
Emergency Medical Services and personnel no doubt hold a very special place in all of our hearts, they treat our boo-boo’s and look after us at our worst - while amongst all the chaos, pursuits and gunfire which San Andreas is famous for, it’s easy to forget about the guys and gals who rush out the pedestrians which you continue to mow down.
EMS Mod by NDev allows you to play as such, at times perhaps forgotten, angels! The script is a WIP in beta phase and features eight callouts so far and has some serious potential, I’m very keen to see the finished product and I’m sure you will be too!
Aquamenti’s June additions to his ‘Aquamenti Police and Workshop and Museum’ album: "There can be no excuse", "Under control", "Fortune favors the bold", "End of the line" and "Catching up" take the cake this month, his repeated use of photographic techniques such as editing, filters and distinctive camera angles certainly earns a mention.
I’d like to give a special mention to DakotaM990’s chaotic, action image "Someone is having a bad day", though. This image looks like it just came out of a Michael Bay movie, truly!
Youtube Video of the Month
This month’s YouTube Video of the Month has to go to @STEVETHEGAMER for his Stream featuring our very own snowman loving community manager Willpv23. Any video which features the un-official LSPDFR mascot (The Snowman) takes the cake.
That's a wrap for this review! A special thank you to @Fiskey111 for his contributions to the article.