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    Jakeus 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.
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    Jakeus reacted to Deadspin in Evolution of a vest.   
    Much appreciated. 

    Here soonish I plan on releasing an LSPD/BCSO/SASP male/female pack. Just need to finish off these custom server peds and create some more custom ones for LCPDFR. 
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    Jakeus reacted to PNWParksFan in [REL] Real Police Tape Mod   
    Enjoy a couple of videos by @acepilot2k7 and @OnyxEyeRocketCityGamerZ demonstrating the Police Tape mod in action! 
     
    Also, after watching these videos and seeing how people interact with the mod.... I've made quite a few changes to the UI to help make it a bit easier to figure out what you're doing. I've also added a continuous taping mode which will start a new tape strand wherever your previous strand ended. That update is now available to beta testers. I've also created an API which is compatible with LSPDFR and non-LSPDFR RPH plugins, and a tape scene import/export menu. If you're a callout developer who wants to try out the API, feel free to PM me to request access. 
     
    Still doing a bit more beta testing and figuring out if there's any more features that should be added or changed.  I'm still on track for releasing the mod sometime in May. In the meantime, if you have any suggestions please leave them below, or you can try out the mod for yourself during early access beta if you're a member of the Parks Benefactor Program. 
     
     
     
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    Jakeus reacted to PNWParksFan in [REL] Real Police Tape Mod   
    Since everybody seems to think they're the first ones to notice that the tape isn't very tight, and thinks that I would never have possibly noticed that in my own testing and thought to fix it, I will repeat what I have already posted here before, bigger this time, so that people might perhaps read it:
     
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    Jakeus reacted to Jedahdiah in Jedahdiah's Vehicle Mods.   
    Final light bar setup for the LSPD (Toronto Style) pack:
     
    This breakthrough means I can now also begin work on old style light bars, as well as multi coloured lbs for future packs
     
     
     
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    Jakeus reacted to Hullian111 in The Mind-Boggling Classic Cop Car Thread   
    Incredibly-photogenic Thames Valley Police Discovery.

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    Jakeus reacted to FCV96 in The Mind-Boggling Classic Cop Car Thread   
    There's always a possibility that someone was bored and rhythmically tapping the brakes in that second bit. :D
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    On a sadder note, I was told that this footage was from the line of duty death of Housing Police Officer Gary Peaco.  The circumstances surrounding this case are tragic to say the very least.  City officers were involved in a shootout with armed robbery suspects.  After pinning the officers down with gunfire, two of the shooters stole the city RMP.  Officer Peaco's HAPD RMP was responding when it was struck by an NYC-EMS ambulance on an unrelated call, causing it to spin out, strike a lamppost and tree, and catch fire. 
     
    http://www.nytimes.com/1988/06/17/nyregion/housing-police-officer-killed-in-chase.html?mcubz=0
     
    https://www.odmp.org/officer/10468-police-officer-gary-l-peaco
     
     
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    Jakeus reacted to THEONEANDONLYSAUL in [REL] Realism Dispatch Enhanced 3.1.1   
    I get what your saying, but it would still end up looking alot more like the grand marquis then the crown victoria, thus I feel that removing the grill would be the better option in terms of realism.
    (Actually now that I think about it, a grand marquis look alike as a police cruiser isn't a bad idea, if done right of course)


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    Jakeus reacted to Kev556 in LSPDFR 0.3 - Now Released   
    Same thing happens with me. Thought it was just a bug with something I installed, but I'm glad it's not just my game. 
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    Jakeus reacted to Lundy in LSPDFR 0.3 - Now Released   
    I feel more so as the "search" animations a lot of plugins do with that bag animation. Yeah, you're searching a ped... with the animation of searching a bag on the floor. At that point, it'd be better left out and just have the function w/o animation.
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    Jakeus reacted to Reddington in POLICE 10-13..Thoughts & Questions   
    After being burned by so many police sims, I have zero faith, and always express my concerns and disbelief in this game.  I commented on someone's YT video for Police Simulator 18 and said unless it was made by a triple a dev, I had zero faith, and every police sim, including 10-13, had been a let down.  Somehow, as if he was summoned, the developer showed up and began attacking me for my lack of faith in them.  This went on for a little bit until I straight up told him how unprofessional he was, and that he needed PR training, and instead of crapping on me for not believing in them, they should be trying to get me on board and PROVE to me, a CONSUMER, that their product will be successful.  Instead, he deleted EVERY comment from the thread and left.  Instead of apologizing, instead of admitting he is garbage at PR, he ran away with his tail between his legs.  Well, he just guaranteed I will NEVER buy this game even if it releases.
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    Jakeus reacted to thegreathah in POLICE 10-13..Thoughts & Questions   
    I already have the government taking and wasting my money. I don't need a game company to do the same...
     
     
    I don't see this game coming for another 2 or 3 years, if at all.
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    Jakeus reacted to Cyan in POLICE 10-13..Thoughts & Questions   
    They threatened legal action against us for our members pointing out they were using pirated software for their forum. You can guess my opinion based on that.
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    Jakeus reacted to strike in The Mind-Boggling Classic Cop Car Thread   
    looks like the final fight of some cheap ass van damme movie tbh
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    Jakeus reacted to DukSezQuak in [REL] Realism Dispatch Enhanced 3.1.1   
    BCSO Sergeant debates whether to suspend a prisoner transport during adverse weather.
     
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    Jakeus reacted to Lundy in Lundy's sick ass gta v mods   
    Another carcols experiment
     
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    Jakeus reacted to Reddington in Rage 0.55 and xbox 360 controller   
    You're welcome. :) Keep an eye on this topic, though.  In the event this is a new issue, we may see more posts about it.
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    Jakeus reacted to Reddington in Rage 0.55 and xbox 360 controller   
    I'm still on Rage .47, and there are times where my game hard crashes because of my controller.  If I start the game again and try to play, it crashes on loading.  Remove the controller, try again, it works fine.  I'm not sure what the problem is, but it has been an issue for a while.  I've posted several topics in the past asking if anyone had an idea about what caused it, and never got a response.  The only thing I can think of is that it's specific to the device.  My controller is a Thrustmaster GPX.
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    Jakeus reacted to flwpheonix in Flwpheonix's parts and cars WIP   
    Next one in the pack....STL Metro PD
     

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    Jakeus reacted to Lundy in Lundy's sick ass gta v mods   
    So if you noticed, all of my current cars use coronas. I've gotten the farthest I can in terms of perfect halogen lighting. Comparing it to the common ELS style and the new ELS halogen style I went to create. Here's the difference.
     
    Old ELS style:
     

     
    New ELS style:
     

     
    And this isn't just for halogen lights. I'll be testing this later for LED lighting which will actually work even better if you don't use rotary lighting. This also affects the distance at which lights are rendered, making lights literally the best as they can possibly be.
     

     
    The system utilizes carcols.ymt edits which are quite simple, actually. Each siren node; 'siren1','siren2' is a steady burning light. ENV reflections are generated by which ever direction you choose along with the colouring. By placing the siren node inside an ELS extra, the siren will flash with the extra as it's toggled. This way, ELS has total control of the patterns and flashes of both the standard extra mesh and the siren corona.
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    Jakeus got a reaction from CadmiumRed in Regular arming of UK police   
    The real issue with the arming officer's issue is complex and multi-faceted.  As I said at the beginning of this thread, officers themselves consistently vote against being armed, why?  Because we simply don't feel the need.  
     
    I was a police constable in Dumfries and Galloway until 2013, never once was I in a position where I felt as though I needed access to a firearm even though, at that time we didn't have a dedicated ARV on duty, they were instead called up on an ad-hoc basis from a pool of around 50 AFO's.   During my time serving there, I confronted knives and firearms (anyone who knows the rural UK will know how many guns are around).   
     
    Criminal use of firearms is so low here that we simply couldn't justify the routine arming of all officers, there have been about 60-65 officers killed by gunfire since 1903 here in the UK.  Arming our officers in light of the recent incidents would be a knee jerk reaction and completely disproportionate in line with everyday police work.  
     
    Everyone is entitled to their own opinion on this, though as I say, the standard British officer simply isn't interested, nor do they see the need for carrying a sidearm at this present time.
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    Jakeus got a reaction from Hystery in Regular arming of UK police   
    The real issue with the arming officer's issue is complex and multi-faceted.  As I said at the beginning of this thread, officers themselves consistently vote against being armed, why?  Because we simply don't feel the need.  
     
    I was a police constable in Dumfries and Galloway until 2013, never once was I in a position where I felt as though I needed access to a firearm even though, at that time we didn't have a dedicated ARV on duty, they were instead called up on an ad-hoc basis from a pool of around 50 AFO's.   During my time serving there, I confronted knives and firearms (anyone who knows the rural UK will know how many guns are around).   
     
    Criminal use of firearms is so low here that we simply couldn't justify the routine arming of all officers, there have been about 60-65 officers killed by gunfire since 1903 here in the UK.  Arming our officers in light of the recent incidents would be a knee jerk reaction and completely disproportionate in line with everyday police work.  
     
    Everyone is entitled to their own opinion on this, though as I say, the standard British officer simply isn't interested, nor do they see the need for carrying a sidearm at this present time.
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    Jakeus got a reaction from Reddington in Regular arming of UK police   
    The real issue with the arming officer's issue is complex and multi-faceted.  As I said at the beginning of this thread, officers themselves consistently vote against being armed, why?  Because we simply don't feel the need.  
     
    I was a police constable in Dumfries and Galloway until 2013, never once was I in a position where I felt as though I needed access to a firearm even though, at that time we didn't have a dedicated ARV on duty, they were instead called up on an ad-hoc basis from a pool of around 50 AFO's.   During my time serving there, I confronted knives and firearms (anyone who knows the rural UK will know how many guns are around).   
     
    Criminal use of firearms is so low here that we simply couldn't justify the routine arming of all officers, there have been about 60-65 officers killed by gunfire since 1903 here in the UK.  Arming our officers in light of the recent incidents would be a knee jerk reaction and completely disproportionate in line with everyday police work.  
     
    Everyone is entitled to their own opinion on this, though as I say, the standard British officer simply isn't interested, nor do they see the need for carrying a sidearm at this present time.
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    Jakeus got a reaction from sek510i in Regular arming of UK police   
    The real issue with the arming officer's issue is complex and multi-faceted.  As I said at the beginning of this thread, officers themselves consistently vote against being armed, why?  Because we simply don't feel the need.  
     
    I was a police constable in Dumfries and Galloway until 2013, never once was I in a position where I felt as though I needed access to a firearm even though, at that time we didn't have a dedicated ARV on duty, they were instead called up on an ad-hoc basis from a pool of around 50 AFO's.   During my time serving there, I confronted knives and firearms (anyone who knows the rural UK will know how many guns are around).   
     
    Criminal use of firearms is so low here that we simply couldn't justify the routine arming of all officers, there have been about 60-65 officers killed by gunfire since 1903 here in the UK.  Arming our officers in light of the recent incidents would be a knee jerk reaction and completely disproportionate in line with everyday police work.  
     
    Everyone is entitled to their own opinion on this, though as I say, the standard British officer simply isn't interested, nor do they see the need for carrying a sidearm at this present time.
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    Jakeus reacted to Sam in Regular arming of UK police   
    I agree that the idea makes sense on paper, especially when you look at how unique the UK is in the fact that our police are not routinely armed, but I'm simply not comfortable with how it might work in reality.  It would be a very profound shift in every aspect, and it's just not something you could flip a switch on.
     
    I think instead that the answer lies in when say that not everyone has the luxury of an ARV near enough to save them.  It's very simple - they should.
     
    It's reassuring to know that the police who do carry firearms in the UK are both highly trained and vetted.  I think that as a result, there's just a heightened awareness of their responsibility.  I feel reasonably confident knowing that a firearms officer in the UK will only use their firearm (including merely showing/drawing it) when absolutely necessary.
     
    This honestly isn't a confidence I think you can have in most other countries in the world.
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