About This File
A couple months back, I stumbled upon a screenshot by 11John11, which featured ThatOneHick's police Marbelle in taxi form. I inquired about it, and with ideas in mind, I created a proper 1980s-style taxi livery out of it. And now, it has a permanent place in the 1980s Liberty City save I have. Thanks, John, this mod - 'my' first vehicle model - would have never happened without you.
This is ThatOneHick's Willard Marbelle, modified to become a 1980s New York-style, lore-friendly L.C.C. taxi. Using resources from both real life and in-game, I have made the liveries as accurate as can be with the limitations GTA IV texturing has. What proved to be the most difficult, however, was the license plate, as no good-quality pictures of 1980s New York State taxi plates exist, so please excuse any irregularities with it.
I have selected this mod to replace the Taxi slot, however, if through some serious manual labour, it can be modified to fit into Taxi2 or Cabby, or with the right expertise, it can be added as a completely new car altogther. The template from the original Marbelle has been included for other creators to make their own liveries out of it - I hope to see what comes out of it in the near future.
There is one glaring issue, however - when the player enters this taxi, the destination selector is covered up by the dashboard. Since the model is optimised for the original Stanier dashboard, the model could not be moved without some serious model editing, which, I'm afraid, is not possible from me. So you will have to rely on the minimap, should you want to go anywhere in this, but I think this can easily be played off because the destination selector thing probably didn't exist in the early eighties.
Please do not redistribute without my permission. This mod is exclusive to LCPDFR.com.