This is the final part of our LSPDFR 0.2 preview series. For more information about the changes we're making with 0.2, take a look at the previous installments in this series, found here:: http://www.lcpdfr.com/forums/forum/880-news-updates/
LSPDFR 0.2 not only goes some way in addressing a lot of the feedback we received as far as features were concerned, but it also includes a large number of fixes for issues reported to us. A full list of these fixes will be published with the release, although among the things we sorted out are many of the frustrations people had with arresting, as well as traffic stop suspects reversing into players and the problems with detecting vehicles for traffic stops.
Aside from these fixes and the features we've already covered, there's still more to talk about. One of the big things that we saw people wanted was the return of the stun gun. Thankfully, with the inclusion of a stun gun in the game, this was quite an easy task unlike in LCPDFR. LSPDFR 0.2 introduces support for both the player and all AI officers to use stun guns. The AI support has been somewhat improved since LCPDFR 1.1, with more fluid animations and better mechanics in general thanks to the stun gun already being present in the game. Players are also now given a stun gun when going on duty, and we've been experimenting with AI configuration flags to make suspects tougher, so that they don't die after one hit - currently this works for all callout spawned criminals, and we hope to expand it universally.
Stun guns make their return in LSPDFR 0.2, with player and enhanced AI support. Shown is an AI officer drawing his.
One of the other main things that we've been experimenting with in 0.2 is audio. GTA V comes with a massive amount of police related audio which is fantastic, and we're looking to take advantage of this as much as we can. For 0.2, we've introduced a basic version of the Police Scanner seen in LCPDFR 1.1, with a couple of key differences:
The weird clicking noises between sounds have been drastically reduced.
More variations of audio lines are present.
You will now hear other officers talk on the radio too.
Of course, this is still very much an experimental system and we'll be looking to make extensions and improvements in future versions.
As this is the final installment in this update series, instead of promising another article the next day, we'll promise something else: LSPDFR 0.2 - coming very, very soon.