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tomcat8492 got a reaction from TheUniT in What's Your Favorite LCPDFR Moment?
I initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle. As the driver was pulling over to the side of the road, he drove right in between two guard rails and off a cliff straight into the water.

tomcat8492 got a reaction from lcpdsergeant in What's Your Favorite LCPDFR Moment?
I initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle. As the driver was pulling over to the side of the road, he drove right in between two guard rails and off a cliff straight into the water.

tomcat8492 got a reaction from TaylorSwift in What's Your Favorite LCPDFR Moment?
I initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle. As the driver was pulling over to the side of the road, he drove right in between two guard rails and off a cliff straight into the water.

tomcat8492 got a reaction from Steele1925 in Size of San Andreas Compared to Real Life
This was for both fun and boredom....so uh...about that cookie...
Thank you. It took me about 1 to 1 1/2 hours.

tomcat8492 got a reaction from Steele1925 in Size of San Andreas Compared to Real Life
While playing GTA V campaign, I've noticed many of the characters complaining that it's "...going to take hours" to go somewhere and X location is "...so far away". So I thought, if San Andreas was a real life place, how big would it be? Despite the fact I'm not a big fan of it, I've done the math. I hope I am at least relatively close to the correct answers.
Here comes the ohsofun math. (Skip to the bottom if you want to avoid the hell of all this and just want the answer)
Since the time and distance in the game is not resembling of the real world, I began with calculating how long 1 hour ingame is to real life then how long it would take to travel 1 mile @ 60 mph. The way I knew I was travelling at 60 mph was by utilizing the first person view in a vehicle. ALL DRIVING TIMES ARE AT 60 MPH; 60 MINUTES = 1 HOUR...make it easy and what not.
1 GTA hour = 2 RL minutes (RL is "Real Life" just so we're clear)
Next, to go 0.50 GTA miles = 30 RL seconds travelling @ 60 mph which would mean 1 GTA mile = 30 GTA minutes = 1 RL minute.
2 GTA miles = 1 GTA hour
So to put numbers into words: When you drive one mile @ 60 mph, 30 minutes has passed in the minds of the characters.
"BUT!" you say, "What is the distance from the southern most tip of San Andreas (Los Santos International Airport) to the Northern most tip (Just north of Paleto Bay) of San Andreas? For this question I am ONLY counting the main land of San Andreas and NOT the small pieces of island just north of Paleto Bay. I've included west to east measurements but I'm not concerned with that.
While viewing the map ingame, there is a legend measuring the distance across the state of San Andreas in feet. The distance I used was 3,305 ft to measure across the state while using a ruler. My T.V. is big and flat enough to where using a ruler wont interfere with accurate numbers.
3,305 ft on a ruler is 3.1 inches. (+/ 0.05 inches)
Measuring the entire state north to south came out to APPROXIMATLY 40,486 ft
40,486 ft = 7.66 miles
West to east = 24,787 ft = 4.69 miles
If going 2 GTA miles = 1 GTA hour then 7 GTA miles = 3 1/2 GTA hours.
Based on the time cycle relevant to the distance, I've calculated that the 0.66 miles that I left out would mean that the total time is about 3 hours 50 minutes.
Numbers in to words again: Travelling from the southern most tip of San Andreas and driving in a STRAIGHT line to the northern most tip (not including the islands) would take 3 hours and 50 minutes while traveling at 60 mph.
Since you would travel 60 miles driving at 60 mph, 3 hours 50 miutes would convert to 230 miles.
San Andreas in real life
= 230 miles north to south and would take 3.83 hours to travel @ 60 mph.
= 90 miles east to west and would take 1.84 hours to travel @ 60 mph
If any calculation are wrong let me know. None of the calculations are 100% accurate.

tomcat8492 got a reaction from Nexx in Size of San Andreas Compared to Real Life
This was for both fun and boredom....so uh...about that cookie...
Thank you. It took me about 1 to 1 1/2 hours.

tomcat8492 got a reaction from MichaelV in Size of San Andreas Compared to Real Life
While playing GTA V campaign, I've noticed many of the characters complaining that it's "...going to take hours" to go somewhere and X location is "...so far away". So I thought, if San Andreas was a real life place, how big would it be? Despite the fact I'm not a big fan of it, I've done the math. I hope I am at least relatively close to the correct answers.
Here comes the ohsofun math. (Skip to the bottom if you want to avoid the hell of all this and just want the answer)
Since the time and distance in the game is not resembling of the real world, I began with calculating how long 1 hour ingame is to real life then how long it would take to travel 1 mile @ 60 mph. The way I knew I was travelling at 60 mph was by utilizing the first person view in a vehicle. ALL DRIVING TIMES ARE AT 60 MPH; 60 MINUTES = 1 HOUR...make it easy and what not.
1 GTA hour = 2 RL minutes (RL is "Real Life" just so we're clear)
Next, to go 0.50 GTA miles = 30 RL seconds travelling @ 60 mph which would mean 1 GTA mile = 30 GTA minutes = 1 RL minute.
2 GTA miles = 1 GTA hour
So to put numbers into words: When you drive one mile @ 60 mph, 30 minutes has passed in the minds of the characters.
"BUT!" you say, "What is the distance from the southern most tip of San Andreas (Los Santos International Airport) to the Northern most tip (Just north of Paleto Bay) of San Andreas? For this question I am ONLY counting the main land of San Andreas and NOT the small pieces of island just north of Paleto Bay. I've included west to east measurements but I'm not concerned with that.
While viewing the map ingame, there is a legend measuring the distance across the state of San Andreas in feet. The distance I used was 3,305 ft to measure across the state while using a ruler. My T.V. is big and flat enough to where using a ruler wont interfere with accurate numbers.
3,305 ft on a ruler is 3.1 inches. (+/ 0.05 inches)
Measuring the entire state north to south came out to APPROXIMATLY 40,486 ft
40,486 ft = 7.66 miles
West to east = 24,787 ft = 4.69 miles
If going 2 GTA miles = 1 GTA hour then 7 GTA miles = 3 1/2 GTA hours.
Based on the time cycle relevant to the distance, I've calculated that the 0.66 miles that I left out would mean that the total time is about 3 hours 50 minutes.
Numbers in to words again: Travelling from the southern most tip of San Andreas and driving in a STRAIGHT line to the northern most tip (not including the islands) would take 3 hours and 50 minutes while traveling at 60 mph.
Since you would travel 60 miles driving at 60 mph, 3 hours 50 miutes would convert to 230 miles.
San Andreas in real life
= 230 miles north to south and would take 3.83 hours to travel @ 60 mph.
= 90 miles east to west and would take 1.84 hours to travel @ 60 mph
If any calculation are wrong let me know. None of the calculations are 100% accurate.

tomcat8492 got a reaction from Lee10 in Size of San Andreas Compared to Real Life
While playing GTA V campaign, I've noticed many of the characters complaining that it's "...going to take hours" to go somewhere and X location is "...so far away". So I thought, if San Andreas was a real life place, how big would it be? Despite the fact I'm not a big fan of it, I've done the math. I hope I am at least relatively close to the correct answers.
Here comes the ohsofun math. (Skip to the bottom if you want to avoid the hell of all this and just want the answer)
Since the time and distance in the game is not resembling of the real world, I began with calculating how long 1 hour ingame is to real life then how long it would take to travel 1 mile @ 60 mph. The way I knew I was travelling at 60 mph was by utilizing the first person view in a vehicle. ALL DRIVING TIMES ARE AT 60 MPH; 60 MINUTES = 1 HOUR...make it easy and what not.
1 GTA hour = 2 RL minutes (RL is "Real Life" just so we're clear)
Next, to go 0.50 GTA miles = 30 RL seconds travelling @ 60 mph which would mean 1 GTA mile = 30 GTA minutes = 1 RL minute.
2 GTA miles = 1 GTA hour
So to put numbers into words: When you drive one mile @ 60 mph, 30 minutes has passed in the minds of the characters.
"BUT!" you say, "What is the distance from the southern most tip of San Andreas (Los Santos International Airport) to the Northern most tip (Just north of Paleto Bay) of San Andreas? For this question I am ONLY counting the main land of San Andreas and NOT the small pieces of island just north of Paleto Bay. I've included west to east measurements but I'm not concerned with that.
While viewing the map ingame, there is a legend measuring the distance across the state of San Andreas in feet. The distance I used was 3,305 ft to measure across the state while using a ruler. My T.V. is big and flat enough to where using a ruler wont interfere with accurate numbers.
3,305 ft on a ruler is 3.1 inches. (+/ 0.05 inches)
Measuring the entire state north to south came out to APPROXIMATLY 40,486 ft
40,486 ft = 7.66 miles
West to east = 24,787 ft = 4.69 miles
If going 2 GTA miles = 1 GTA hour then 7 GTA miles = 3 1/2 GTA hours.
Based on the time cycle relevant to the distance, I've calculated that the 0.66 miles that I left out would mean that the total time is about 3 hours 50 minutes.
Numbers in to words again: Travelling from the southern most tip of San Andreas and driving in a STRAIGHT line to the northern most tip (not including the islands) would take 3 hours and 50 minutes while traveling at 60 mph.
Since you would travel 60 miles driving at 60 mph, 3 hours 50 miutes would convert to 230 miles.
San Andreas in real life
= 230 miles north to south and would take 3.83 hours to travel @ 60 mph.
= 90 miles east to west and would take 1.84 hours to travel @ 60 mph
If any calculation are wrong let me know. None of the calculations are 100% accurate.

tomcat8492 got a reaction from AgentCharles in Size of San Andreas Compared to Real Life
While playing GTA V campaign, I've noticed many of the characters complaining that it's "...going to take hours" to go somewhere and X location is "...so far away". So I thought, if San Andreas was a real life place, how big would it be? Despite the fact I'm not a big fan of it, I've done the math. I hope I am at least relatively close to the correct answers.
Here comes the ohsofun math. (Skip to the bottom if you want to avoid the hell of all this and just want the answer)
Since the time and distance in the game is not resembling of the real world, I began with calculating how long 1 hour ingame is to real life then how long it would take to travel 1 mile @ 60 mph. The way I knew I was travelling at 60 mph was by utilizing the first person view in a vehicle. ALL DRIVING TIMES ARE AT 60 MPH; 60 MINUTES = 1 HOUR...make it easy and what not.
1 GTA hour = 2 RL minutes (RL is "Real Life" just so we're clear)
Next, to go 0.50 GTA miles = 30 RL seconds travelling @ 60 mph which would mean 1 GTA mile = 30 GTA minutes = 1 RL minute.
2 GTA miles = 1 GTA hour
So to put numbers into words: When you drive one mile @ 60 mph, 30 minutes has passed in the minds of the characters.
"BUT!" you say, "What is the distance from the southern most tip of San Andreas (Los Santos International Airport) to the Northern most tip (Just north of Paleto Bay) of San Andreas? For this question I am ONLY counting the main land of San Andreas and NOT the small pieces of island just north of Paleto Bay. I've included west to east measurements but I'm not concerned with that.
While viewing the map ingame, there is a legend measuring the distance across the state of San Andreas in feet. The distance I used was 3,305 ft to measure across the state while using a ruler. My T.V. is big and flat enough to where using a ruler wont interfere with accurate numbers.
3,305 ft on a ruler is 3.1 inches. (+/ 0.05 inches)
Measuring the entire state north to south came out to APPROXIMATLY 40,486 ft
40,486 ft = 7.66 miles
West to east = 24,787 ft = 4.69 miles
If going 2 GTA miles = 1 GTA hour then 7 GTA miles = 3 1/2 GTA hours.
Based on the time cycle relevant to the distance, I've calculated that the 0.66 miles that I left out would mean that the total time is about 3 hours 50 minutes.
Numbers in to words again: Travelling from the southern most tip of San Andreas and driving in a STRAIGHT line to the northern most tip (not including the islands) would take 3 hours and 50 minutes while traveling at 60 mph.
Since you would travel 60 miles driving at 60 mph, 3 hours 50 miutes would convert to 230 miles.
San Andreas in real life
= 230 miles north to south and would take 3.83 hours to travel @ 60 mph.
= 90 miles east to west and would take 1.84 hours to travel @ 60 mph
If any calculation are wrong let me know. None of the calculations are 100% accurate.

tomcat8492 got a reaction from Nexx in Size of San Andreas Compared to Real Life
While playing GTA V campaign, I've noticed many of the characters complaining that it's "...going to take hours" to go somewhere and X location is "...so far away". So I thought, if San Andreas was a real life place, how big would it be? Despite the fact I'm not a big fan of it, I've done the math. I hope I am at least relatively close to the correct answers.
Here comes the ohsofun math. (Skip to the bottom if you want to avoid the hell of all this and just want the answer)
Since the time and distance in the game is not resembling of the real world, I began with calculating how long 1 hour ingame is to real life then how long it would take to travel 1 mile @ 60 mph. The way I knew I was travelling at 60 mph was by utilizing the first person view in a vehicle. ALL DRIVING TIMES ARE AT 60 MPH; 60 MINUTES = 1 HOUR...make it easy and what not.
1 GTA hour = 2 RL minutes (RL is "Real Life" just so we're clear)
Next, to go 0.50 GTA miles = 30 RL seconds travelling @ 60 mph which would mean 1 GTA mile = 30 GTA minutes = 1 RL minute.
2 GTA miles = 1 GTA hour
So to put numbers into words: When you drive one mile @ 60 mph, 30 minutes has passed in the minds of the characters.
"BUT!" you say, "What is the distance from the southern most tip of San Andreas (Los Santos International Airport) to the Northern most tip (Just north of Paleto Bay) of San Andreas? For this question I am ONLY counting the main land of San Andreas and NOT the small pieces of island just north of Paleto Bay. I've included west to east measurements but I'm not concerned with that.
While viewing the map ingame, there is a legend measuring the distance across the state of San Andreas in feet. The distance I used was 3,305 ft to measure across the state while using a ruler. My T.V. is big and flat enough to where using a ruler wont interfere with accurate numbers.
3,305 ft on a ruler is 3.1 inches. (+/ 0.05 inches)
Measuring the entire state north to south came out to APPROXIMATLY 40,486 ft
40,486 ft = 7.66 miles
West to east = 24,787 ft = 4.69 miles
If going 2 GTA miles = 1 GTA hour then 7 GTA miles = 3 1/2 GTA hours.
Based on the time cycle relevant to the distance, I've calculated that the 0.66 miles that I left out would mean that the total time is about 3 hours 50 minutes.
Numbers in to words again: Travelling from the southern most tip of San Andreas and driving in a STRAIGHT line to the northern most tip (not including the islands) would take 3 hours and 50 minutes while traveling at 60 mph.
Since you would travel 60 miles driving at 60 mph, 3 hours 50 miutes would convert to 230 miles.
San Andreas in real life
= 230 miles north to south and would take 3.83 hours to travel @ 60 mph.
= 90 miles east to west and would take 1.84 hours to travel @ 60 mph
If any calculation are wrong let me know. None of the calculations are 100% accurate.

tomcat8492 got a reaction from MSKI8877 in Size of San Andreas Compared to Real Life
While playing GTA V campaign, I've noticed many of the characters complaining that it's "...going to take hours" to go somewhere and X location is "...so far away". So I thought, if San Andreas was a real life place, how big would it be? Despite the fact I'm not a big fan of it, I've done the math. I hope I am at least relatively close to the correct answers.
Here comes the ohsofun math. (Skip to the bottom if you want to avoid the hell of all this and just want the answer)
Since the time and distance in the game is not resembling of the real world, I began with calculating how long 1 hour ingame is to real life then how long it would take to travel 1 mile @ 60 mph. The way I knew I was travelling at 60 mph was by utilizing the first person view in a vehicle. ALL DRIVING TIMES ARE AT 60 MPH; 60 MINUTES = 1 HOUR...make it easy and what not.
1 GTA hour = 2 RL minutes (RL is "Real Life" just so we're clear)
Next, to go 0.50 GTA miles = 30 RL seconds travelling @ 60 mph which would mean 1 GTA mile = 30 GTA minutes = 1 RL minute.
2 GTA miles = 1 GTA hour
So to put numbers into words: When you drive one mile @ 60 mph, 30 minutes has passed in the minds of the characters.
"BUT!" you say, "What is the distance from the southern most tip of San Andreas (Los Santos International Airport) to the Northern most tip (Just north of Paleto Bay) of San Andreas? For this question I am ONLY counting the main land of San Andreas and NOT the small pieces of island just north of Paleto Bay. I've included west to east measurements but I'm not concerned with that.
While viewing the map ingame, there is a legend measuring the distance across the state of San Andreas in feet. The distance I used was 3,305 ft to measure across the state while using a ruler. My T.V. is big and flat enough to where using a ruler wont interfere with accurate numbers.
3,305 ft on a ruler is 3.1 inches. (+/ 0.05 inches)
Measuring the entire state north to south came out to APPROXIMATLY 40,486 ft
40,486 ft = 7.66 miles
West to east = 24,787 ft = 4.69 miles
If going 2 GTA miles = 1 GTA hour then 7 GTA miles = 3 1/2 GTA hours.
Based on the time cycle relevant to the distance, I've calculated that the 0.66 miles that I left out would mean that the total time is about 3 hours 50 minutes.
Numbers in to words again: Travelling from the southern most tip of San Andreas and driving in a STRAIGHT line to the northern most tip (not including the islands) would take 3 hours and 50 minutes while traveling at 60 mph.
Since you would travel 60 miles driving at 60 mph, 3 hours 50 miutes would convert to 230 miles.
San Andreas in real life
= 230 miles north to south and would take 3.83 hours to travel @ 60 mph.
= 90 miles east to west and would take 1.84 hours to travel @ 60 mph
If any calculation are wrong let me know. None of the calculations are 100% accurate.

tomcat8492 got a reaction from TaylorSwift in Size of San Andreas Compared to Real Life
While playing GTA V campaign, I've noticed many of the characters complaining that it's "...going to take hours" to go somewhere and X location is "...so far away". So I thought, if San Andreas was a real life place, how big would it be? Despite the fact I'm not a big fan of it, I've done the math. I hope I am at least relatively close to the correct answers.
Here comes the ohsofun math. (Skip to the bottom if you want to avoid the hell of all this and just want the answer)
Since the time and distance in the game is not resembling of the real world, I began with calculating how long 1 hour ingame is to real life then how long it would take to travel 1 mile @ 60 mph. The way I knew I was travelling at 60 mph was by utilizing the first person view in a vehicle. ALL DRIVING TIMES ARE AT 60 MPH; 60 MINUTES = 1 HOUR...make it easy and what not.
1 GTA hour = 2 RL minutes (RL is "Real Life" just so we're clear)
Next, to go 0.50 GTA miles = 30 RL seconds travelling @ 60 mph which would mean 1 GTA mile = 30 GTA minutes = 1 RL minute.
2 GTA miles = 1 GTA hour
So to put numbers into words: When you drive one mile @ 60 mph, 30 minutes has passed in the minds of the characters.
"BUT!" you say, "What is the distance from the southern most tip of San Andreas (Los Santos International Airport) to the Northern most tip (Just north of Paleto Bay) of San Andreas? For this question I am ONLY counting the main land of San Andreas and NOT the small pieces of island just north of Paleto Bay. I've included west to east measurements but I'm not concerned with that.
While viewing the map ingame, there is a legend measuring the distance across the state of San Andreas in feet. The distance I used was 3,305 ft to measure across the state while using a ruler. My T.V. is big and flat enough to where using a ruler wont interfere with accurate numbers.
3,305 ft on a ruler is 3.1 inches. (+/ 0.05 inches)
Measuring the entire state north to south came out to APPROXIMATLY 40,486 ft
40,486 ft = 7.66 miles
West to east = 24,787 ft = 4.69 miles
If going 2 GTA miles = 1 GTA hour then 7 GTA miles = 3 1/2 GTA hours.
Based on the time cycle relevant to the distance, I've calculated that the 0.66 miles that I left out would mean that the total time is about 3 hours 50 minutes.
Numbers in to words again: Travelling from the southern most tip of San Andreas and driving in a STRAIGHT line to the northern most tip (not including the islands) would take 3 hours and 50 minutes while traveling at 60 mph.
Since you would travel 60 miles driving at 60 mph, 3 hours 50 miutes would convert to 230 miles.
San Andreas in real life
= 230 miles north to south and would take 3.83 hours to travel @ 60 mph.
= 90 miles east to west and would take 1.84 hours to travel @ 60 mph
If any calculation are wrong let me know. None of the calculations are 100% accurate.

tomcat8492 got a reaction from Black Jesus in Size of San Andreas Compared to Real Life
While playing GTA V campaign, I've noticed many of the characters complaining that it's "...going to take hours" to go somewhere and X location is "...so far away". So I thought, if San Andreas was a real life place, how big would it be? Despite the fact I'm not a big fan of it, I've done the math. I hope I am at least relatively close to the correct answers.
Here comes the ohsofun math. (Skip to the bottom if you want to avoid the hell of all this and just want the answer)
Since the time and distance in the game is not resembling of the real world, I began with calculating how long 1 hour ingame is to real life then how long it would take to travel 1 mile @ 60 mph. The way I knew I was travelling at 60 mph was by utilizing the first person view in a vehicle. ALL DRIVING TIMES ARE AT 60 MPH; 60 MINUTES = 1 HOUR...make it easy and what not.
1 GTA hour = 2 RL minutes (RL is "Real Life" just so we're clear)
Next, to go 0.50 GTA miles = 30 RL seconds travelling @ 60 mph which would mean 1 GTA mile = 30 GTA minutes = 1 RL minute.
2 GTA miles = 1 GTA hour
So to put numbers into words: When you drive one mile @ 60 mph, 30 minutes has passed in the minds of the characters.
"BUT!" you say, "What is the distance from the southern most tip of San Andreas (Los Santos International Airport) to the Northern most tip (Just north of Paleto Bay) of San Andreas? For this question I am ONLY counting the main land of San Andreas and NOT the small pieces of island just north of Paleto Bay. I've included west to east measurements but I'm not concerned with that.
While viewing the map ingame, there is a legend measuring the distance across the state of San Andreas in feet. The distance I used was 3,305 ft to measure across the state while using a ruler. My T.V. is big and flat enough to where using a ruler wont interfere with accurate numbers.
3,305 ft on a ruler is 3.1 inches. (+/ 0.05 inches)
Measuring the entire state north to south came out to APPROXIMATLY 40,486 ft
40,486 ft = 7.66 miles
West to east = 24,787 ft = 4.69 miles
If going 2 GTA miles = 1 GTA hour then 7 GTA miles = 3 1/2 GTA hours.
Based on the time cycle relevant to the distance, I've calculated that the 0.66 miles that I left out would mean that the total time is about 3 hours 50 minutes.
Numbers in to words again: Travelling from the southern most tip of San Andreas and driving in a STRAIGHT line to the northern most tip (not including the islands) would take 3 hours and 50 minutes while traveling at 60 mph.
Since you would travel 60 miles driving at 60 mph, 3 hours 50 miutes would convert to 230 miles.
San Andreas in real life
= 230 miles north to south and would take 3.83 hours to travel @ 60 mph.
= 90 miles east to west and would take 1.84 hours to travel @ 60 mph
If any calculation are wrong let me know. None of the calculations are 100% accurate.

tomcat8492 got a reaction from Moxpouro in Expanding on Traffic Stops
A topic that is not really talked about in the gaming community or even wanted in the real world is paperwork. Oh yes, I am going there girlfriend. I've noticed that many members of the community have a desire to bring added realism to this mod by suggesting the implementation of different player animations, police equipment and so on. Everyone seems to overlook the paperwork aspect of all this and I believe it is a great feature that can add that missing touch but of course as an OPTIONAL FEATURE. Based on the title of this you may be already knowing what's coming, actually writing tickets.
When logging on to the computer there is the options of "Search Database", "Enable ANPR" and "Chat". "Write Ticket" (or something along the lines of that) should be added to the computer options. This would be where you would fill in the blanks. All the necessary fields to fill in would be there such as officer name/badge #, location, offence committed, name of subject that committed the offense, vehicle make/model, amount subject must pay (must be reasonable amount), date/time, etc. I must say that I don't know 90% of the make/ models of the cars in GTA IV so in addition to receiving the drivers name and date of birth, the officer should receive info of the vehicle in the form of vehicle registration (this would make it easier to identify if the vehicle is stolen). All this info would be displayed while writing the ticket. But of course, this should be an optional step in the traffic stop process and simply would exist for the realistic aspect. One more thought: this paperwork idea could be applied to when taking a suspect to jail and processing them.
So there's my two cents. Remember, it's just a suggestion.

tomcat8492 got a reaction from McAwesome6934 in Expanding on Traffic Stops
A topic that is not really talked about in the gaming community or even wanted in the real world is paperwork. Oh yes, I am going there girlfriend. I've noticed that many members of the community have a desire to bring added realism to this mod by suggesting the implementation of different player animations, police equipment and so on. Everyone seems to overlook the paperwork aspect of all this and I believe it is a great feature that can add that missing touch but of course as an OPTIONAL FEATURE. Based on the title of this you may be already knowing what's coming, actually writing tickets.
When logging on to the computer there is the options of "Search Database", "Enable ANPR" and "Chat". "Write Ticket" (or something along the lines of that) should be added to the computer options. This would be where you would fill in the blanks. All the necessary fields to fill in would be there such as officer name/badge #, location, offence committed, name of subject that committed the offense, vehicle make/model, amount subject must pay (must be reasonable amount), date/time, etc. I must say that I don't know 90% of the make/ models of the cars in GTA IV so in addition to receiving the drivers name and date of birth, the officer should receive info of the vehicle in the form of vehicle registration (this would make it easier to identify if the vehicle is stolen). All this info would be displayed while writing the ticket. But of course, this should be an optional step in the traffic stop process and simply would exist for the realistic aspect. One more thought: this paperwork idea could be applied to when taking a suspect to jail and processing them.
So there's my two cents. Remember, it's just a suggestion.

tomcat8492 got a reaction from Rocking_Star101 in If you could own any car...
My car in real life looks just like this grey one. Except I got a push bar. I'd like to own a 2012 Chevy Caprice PPV.

tomcat8492 got a reaction from Andy McNally in If you could own any car...
My car in real life looks just like this grey one. Except I got a push bar. I'd like to own a 2012 Chevy Caprice PPV.

tomcat8492 got a reaction from newman8r in Expanding on Traffic Stops
A topic that is not really talked about in the gaming community or even wanted in the real world is paperwork. Oh yes, I am going there girlfriend. I've noticed that many members of the community have a desire to bring added realism to this mod by suggesting the implementation of different player animations, police equipment and so on. Everyone seems to overlook the paperwork aspect of all this and I believe it is a great feature that can add that missing touch but of course as an OPTIONAL FEATURE. Based on the title of this you may be already knowing what's coming, actually writing tickets.
When logging on to the computer there is the options of "Search Database", "Enable ANPR" and "Chat". "Write Ticket" (or something along the lines of that) should be added to the computer options. This would be where you would fill in the blanks. All the necessary fields to fill in would be there such as officer name/badge #, location, offence committed, name of subject that committed the offense, vehicle make/model, amount subject must pay (must be reasonable amount), date/time, etc. I must say that I don't know 90% of the make/ models of the cars in GTA IV so in addition to receiving the drivers name and date of birth, the officer should receive info of the vehicle in the form of vehicle registration (this would make it easier to identify if the vehicle is stolen). All this info would be displayed while writing the ticket. But of course, this should be an optional step in the traffic stop process and simply would exist for the realistic aspect. One more thought: this paperwork idea could be applied to when taking a suspect to jail and processing them.
So there's my two cents. Remember, it's just a suggestion.

tomcat8492 got a reaction from Jetski343 in Expanding on Traffic Stops
A topic that is not really talked about in the gaming community or even wanted in the real world is paperwork. Oh yes, I am going there girlfriend. I've noticed that many members of the community have a desire to bring added realism to this mod by suggesting the implementation of different player animations, police equipment and so on. Everyone seems to overlook the paperwork aspect of all this and I believe it is a great feature that can add that missing touch but of course as an OPTIONAL FEATURE. Based on the title of this you may be already knowing what's coming, actually writing tickets.
When logging on to the computer there is the options of "Search Database", "Enable ANPR" and "Chat". "Write Ticket" (or something along the lines of that) should be added to the computer options. This would be where you would fill in the blanks. All the necessary fields to fill in would be there such as officer name/badge #, location, offence committed, name of subject that committed the offense, vehicle make/model, amount subject must pay (must be reasonable amount), date/time, etc. I must say that I don't know 90% of the make/ models of the cars in GTA IV so in addition to receiving the drivers name and date of birth, the officer should receive info of the vehicle in the form of vehicle registration (this would make it easier to identify if the vehicle is stolen). All this info would be displayed while writing the ticket. But of course, this should be an optional step in the traffic stop process and simply would exist for the realistic aspect. One more thought: this paperwork idea could be applied to when taking a suspect to jail and processing them.
So there's my two cents. Remember, it's just a suggestion.