Oatmeal reacted to Sam in LSPDFR 0.4 - Coming February, 2019
So, it's been a while since we've provided an update on LSPDFR 0.4. As you might've guessed from the title, though, there's a good reason for this... It has taken us a lot of work to get to this point, and in the last couple of months alone we've made hundreds and hundreds of changes. Anyway, here we are - who knows how many months late - but we're here. No riddles, no treasure hunts, no @MSA (at least I'm pretty sure they're not here), but straight to the point! We can now confirm that we'll be releasing LSPDFR 0.4 in February, 2019.
Anyway... with the scary part out of the way, I wanted to take the opportunity to explain ourselves a little. No, @LMS wasn't renditioned to an IAA black site, no I didn't fall victim to the Orbital Cannon, and no... the ghost of @ineseri didn't drive a train into us. Perfectly plausible scenarios given our silence about 0.4 as of late, but we're actually still alive. Instead, we've been pretty busy rushing to the finish line as far as 0.4 is concerned, and to complement the big news above, we thought we'd throw in a couple of sweeteners below to show just how much 0.4 is going to change things.
We've talked a lot about our Character system in LSPDFR 0.4. It's one of the biggest changes to the mod, but we also think it represents an entirely new direction in general. I say this because, not only does it allow us to have a bunch of really cool stuff natively integrated into the mod, like customizing a character, but it also lets us have a bunch of other really cool stuff natively integrated into the mod! Having your own character dials up the immersion quite substantially, but we wanted to take things to another level. We thought, for example, wouldn't it be cool if instead of spawning as Franklin in Franklin's house, you could instead, say, I don't know? Actually spawn as your own character, in their house. Or maybe, instead of switching to Trevor and your camera panning down to him being pursued by the LSPD, you could switch to one of your other characters, and "Google Earth" down to them being the LSPD.
LSPDFR 0.4 introduces a fully functional GTA Online Apartment to single-player, complete with transition sequences, working interactions and more Steve Haines than you can handle.
It's not just that, though, we really wanted to dial it up. Having your own character, them having an apartment, switching, customizing, it's all cool, right? But you might be thinking, what's the point? These are "multiplayer features". And sure, LSPDFR is and most likely always will be a single-player mod, but that doesn't mean we can't think outside of the box every once in a while.
Recently, @Cyan, in addition to all of her work on the website, has also been developing an all new framework called LSPDFR Sync. LSPDFR Sync lets you connect up to your LSPDFR.com account in-game, and you can then synchronize your LSPDFR characters with your LSPDFR.com profile. To top it off, we've brought back statistics too. Ever wanted to know how many shots your character has fired? It's as simple as taking a look at your character's profile on the site - which, we should add, you can actually edit.
LSPDFR Sync provides all-new, seamless connectivity with your LSPDFR.com profile.
And frankly, it doesn't even end there. When I said before that we wanted to dial the immersion up to the max, I guess I lied. What I actually meant to say was that we'd just ripped the dial clean off the controls, strapped it to a rocket, and sent the damn thing up to the moon. Not only can you now create a character, customize them, share them, spawn as them... You can actually do things as them too! Like, actual game things. Ever wanted to run the triathalon as your LSPDFR Character? Now you can. Or, how about practicing with your sidearm down at the range? Yep, got that too. Simply want a can of sprunk from a vending machine? No problem.
With the introduction of a new innovative system by @LMS, it's now possible to do many of the single-player minigames while playing as your LSPDFR Character.
Of course, with the Character system, and all of the features that come with it, being such a huge part of LSPDFR 0.4 it'd be easy to forget that this is a police mod. Indeed, I think we almost did given the grotesquely gargantuan amount of work that has gone into it. Fear not, though, as we have also been working on some incredible new gameplay features too, including massive improvements to interaction with suspects and people that you arrest.
LSPDFR 0.4 introduces, in a game-changing way, the ability to take hold of and drag arrested suspects. Yes, we know that there's some great API mods which have held the fort, and we're grateful for that, but this is something we wanted to get absolutely right, and indeed, we think the result is simply stunning. The possibilities are pretty far-reaching too and encompass just about everything from shoving suspects up against cruisers, to personally escorting them into their cells.
No, these aren't cutscenes. No, they're not edited screenshots. With 0.4, this is real.
Oatmeal reacted to Sam in LSPDFR 0.4 - Pursuits & Intervention
This is the fourth part of our LSPDFR 0.4 Preview Series. Not caught up yet? Check out the rest of this series here: https://www.lcpdfr.com/forums/forum/880-news-updates/
It's probably the most critical component of the mod, so it follows that with any new version of LSPDFR, you can be pretty confident that the underlying systems which enable police pursuit gameplay will be updated. LSPDFR 0.4 is, of course, no different in this regard, and following on with the general theme of 0.4's development (which is more less pulling everything out and ripping it to pieces), we've taken the opportunity to revamp much of the pursuit gameplay in the mod.
As an aside, we had hoped to publish this preview at an earlier date but unfortunately due to both @LMS and myself being away from home, on various different continents in the past month or so this was a little difficult. Nonetheless, we hope that you enjoy this preview and that it nicely illustrates just a couple of the changes that we've made to pursuits, as alluded to in our last post about AI improvements.
Pursuit Interaction Menu
Since LSPDFR 0.3, we've had an Interaction Menu, à la GTA Online, which has, as you would expect, facilitated interaction between you as a player and your character and their job as a cop. While this is cool and all, there's definitely a number of areas where the interaction in LSPDFR falls a little short, with pursuits being perhaps the most obvious.
In LCPDFR for GTA IV, there were a couple of toggles available during pursuits - notably the option to force or disable the usage of lethal force. With 0.4, however, we think we've far surpassed that by introducing a handful of new options which definitely provide more control than ever.
The Pursuit Interaction Menu in LSPDFR 0.4 offers advanced controls for the current pursuit, as well as the ability to disengage.
The cool thing about the new Interaction options for Pursuits is that it ties in nicely with the new customization options introduced in 0.4, and covered earlier in our previews. So, not only can you define and configure law enforcement agencies to your liking, but you can also carry this through to pursuits too by designating a specific agency to handle the chase. If, for example, a pursuit that starts in Los Santos crosses multiple jurisdictions then it's entirely probable that you'll end up with a number of agencies joining, which depending on the circumstances and/or your own preferences, might not be so desirable. With the new Interaction options, you could simply specify that the initiating agency (i.e. the LSPD in this case) handles the pursuit, leaving the other agencies to mind their own business.
Similarly, there's a lot of other practical usefulness be found in these options: we've brought back the ability to force on/off the usage of lethal force against pursuit suspects, and there's also the ability to enable or disable pursuit intervention tactics (more on these below).
And of course, for those in search of the ultimate exercise in boredom (I mean, err, realism), then you might find that setting a pursuit into Tracking Mode - where ground units will hang back and follow from a distance, leaving your small air force of helicopters following above to do all the work in true Angeleno fashion - makes you feel so much more at home.
Pursuit Intervention Techniques
As alluded to above, LSPDFR 0.4 also introduces a number of changes to the artificial intelligence in pursuits. Currently, the main tactic employed by NPCs in GTA V during pursuits is to rather aimlessly ram into the back of the suspect vehicle in the unrealistic belief that this is actually going to help end the pursuit. Of course, this usually just results in the cop crashing into oblivion, and it looks really, really dumb too.
So, naturally, one of the coolest new additions to LSPDFR 0.4 is the implementation of a working PIT maneuver:
Demonstration of NPC officers bringing a pursuit to a safe conclusion through successful usage of the new PIT maneuver in LSPDFR 0.4
YouTube version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TiFFFho3hd0
As cool as this is, we know that NPCs performing PITs may not be to everyone's taste, and that it may not be suitable in every circumstance, so these can easily be enabled or disabled on-the-fly, during a pursuit, through the Interaction menu by changing the Tactics option. If pursuit Tactics are disabled, pursuing NPCs will not attempt PIT maneuvers, and they will also shy away from most other advanced tactics, like blocking.
A closer look at the termination of the pursuit, with the suspects surrendering, after a successful usage of the PIT maneuver.
Throughout the history of our two mods, air support has always been a touchy subject. For those of you who played LCPDFR, you will likely still carry with you many terrifying memories of those white and blue flying death machines. In previous versions of LSPDFR, things generally weren't that much better either - especially when your pilot decides, in a moment of wisdom, that flying through the bridge, rather than over it, is the best course of action.
With 0.4, we've taken the time to address some of the most frustrating issues with air support, with a particular focus on dramatically increasing both the usefulness, and lifespan, of our helicopters. Specifically, you'll notice that helicopters in LSPDFR now fly at a much more realistic height and will properly increase or decrease their altitude as the situation requires, such as when a pursuit is passing through a heavily built up area. They're also far more competent at actually keeping up with the suspects they are pursuing and will do so with a degree of intelligence, rather than just trying to fly directly above them.
A watchful LSPD air support unit circles overhead, tracking as a suspect attempts to flee on foot.
Furthermore, we've built in special modes for our air units, giving them the ability not only to follow suspects, but also to conduct searches over wide areas - something which is especially useful when ground units have lost visual, or are attempting to locate a target.
In addition, our helicopters are also responsive to changes in the conditions of pursuits they follow - such as if a suspect is in a vehicle or not - and will adapt accordingly. When tracking a suspect on foot, air units won't simply hover above them but will engage in a more realistic flying pattern where the aircraft seeks to maintain continuous movement, while operating varying angles to compensate for possible obstructions like buildings.
Not a helicopter, but just in case you were wondering what happened to the guy pictured above...
This, though, definitely is a helicopter. It's also not flying at street level!
As always, stay tuned for more news about LSPDFR 0.4 as we progress towards its completion.
Oatmeal reacted to Giordano in Recommended handlingIds for your police vehicles
So you downloaded a fancy 2015 Tahoe and installed it in the police3 slot, only to find that it rolls more than your eyes when your boss is talking to you. Does your Silverado not drive like a truck should? or maybe your '15 Charger doesn't feel right. There are a lot of options to choose from when deciding which handlingid you want to use for your car. I've compiled a list of what I use for handling lines, and thus far, all have worked just fine. For some of them, such as the Silverado and Expedition, someone else might of found a better handling, and if that's the case, please comment below letting me know what you're using and I'll give it a shot.
Some people like to edit the handling.meta. This is not a requirement, the handlingid is all you need to touch if you just want the basics. Handling.meta is there for those who know a bit about modding and want to refine the handling lines to feel realistic.
For those that might be confused on what the handlingid is, it's one of the top lines in the vehicles.meta.
Here's an example:
All of these will be for police vehicles, I will not be covering modded civilian cars. Also note that this topic really only applies to those who have modded their police fleet.
If 09-10 version, police2
If 2013+ version, buffalo2
Taurus, Caprice and Impala
police3 fugitive (this will make the vehicle feel heavier)
bison (sadler works if you want the truck to feel a little heavier)
tailgater (There is most likely a very better choice out there, I'm just not sure which would work)
Oatmeal reacted to Officer777 in 5-0 Callouts (Suggestions Needed)
Ever want to deal with the actual bullshit Police Officers have to deal with ?
Well! Now you'll be able to.
New callouts on the way!
I have been reading the forms a lot and I have been playing lspdfr for a bit over 2 years now, it is sad to see that development with call-outs has slowed down enormously. With that, I decided to put myself up to the challenge of making a new Fresh call out pack with call-outs that have not previously existed or have not been updated, or simply are just trash. With this idea 5-0 call-outs, I want to create 50 brand new (sort of speak) call outs that the lspdfr community wants to have! I am working on a list now, and I am developing as I speak. I am very busy as I am working on three different projects at the moment, so feel free to leave as many suggestions as possible. This is your chance!
With this list, I'm about to make one of the moderators very happy
You know who you are G
I've got 13 calls on the list right now, different domestic situations will count as different calls, but please if you have any ideas let me know. Here's the list
Names will obviously be changed to be more professional when it comes down to business. Give me all you got! I've got a whole summer!
- Child's bicycle stolen
- Welfare checks
- Suspicious Persons in parked car
(Either having sex or smoking the ganza wonza. Could also be doing nothing, or something. Investigate, you lazy ass)
- Cease and desist violated
- Noise complaint (Tv, Animal, Karoke!)
- Soverign Citizens dialing 911 because i dindu nuffin n know my rights!
- Dumbasses calling 911
- 911 Hangup
- 911 en español 😉
- Animal abuse reports (not a code 3 response)
- Threatening phone calls
- Domestic situations (each one will count as its own call but will have very different outcomes every time)
Oatmeal reacted to Maurice97 in San Andreas Mega-Pack
SAN ANDREAS MEGA PACK
Hey everybody.I want to introduce you to a new Mega Pack.This time its different.Im not doing this on my own.Its a collaboration with @Jedahdiah.Im happy to announce that @Sinnisa and @harrison90 are doing our textures.Without them it would be much harder.Please go and check their work out.Our goal is to create a Pack with different Departments/Setups.For now there will be these Districts/Areas/Types.
-Sandy Shores PD
-Paleto Bay PD
-Los Santos PD
-Port Authority/Airport PD
We dont know how many Models we gonna do but me and @Jedahdiah are sure that this is going to be big.In this topic we gonna update you with Screenshots,Ideas and much more.Stay tune and have a nice day.More to be announced soon.
Follow this thread for updates!
Oatmeal reacted to Giordano in Help Uninstalling Sheriff and FBI replacement pack by Captain 14.
Oatmeal reacted to sjain in Check out this dumb 9 year old.
Just came across this rager on YouTube:
I have on word: LOL!
What an idiot, why doesn't he try and make his own script? Fat chance lol. These asswipes have zero tolerance and probably are smashing their keyboards right now xD.
Any thoughts? Sorry if it is a pointless post, though lol.
Oatmeal reacted to ineseri in Hi
Hello and welcome to LCPDFR.com
If you wish to play MP with someone, please post here: '?do=embed' frameborder='0' data-embedContent>>
If you have questions concering the LCPDFR Modification itself, please post here: http://www.lcpdfr.com/forum/20-support-requests/
If you have questions concerning GTA IV in general (such as installing mods), please post here: http://www.lcpdfr.com/forum/799-support-requests/
The short answer to your broad question 'Are crashes normal?'. Yes, sadly. With GTA IV modding crashes are quite common, and they only get "worse" the more mods you add.