So it has been a very long time coming, and I have thought about this a few times but I am finally quitting LSPDFR and probably GTA. I know you're probably wondering why did I just post a picture of a cop car I modeled then, well that was before I realized I was quitting and demotivated thanks to chapperoni for giving me a kick in the butt. There have been MANY things leading up to this decision, and of course it isn't an easy one to make ive been in the community for almost 2 years now and have enjoyed a lot of it (ish) and found new hobbies of mine like modeling and graphic design, and subsequently police cars and has directed my attention at a law enforcement career in the future (maybe, probably not though.)
Anyway here are some reasons why I am leaving, I was going to keep this brief but really fuck that, not here to start an argument or anything either thank you to the staff for your help and im not trying to call anyone out of course just hoping this will open your eyes if you want to keep your mod alive.
- Toxic, toxic modding community. Not that this is necessarily the mod's fault or the general community's fault but man are the modders on this toxic. For those of you who have yet to see what goes on behind the scenes it is just full of negativity, immaturity, and constant shit talking no matter what you do. It is hard to spend money on ZM, and lord knows the time to make models for a plugin for a video game as your hobby just to have half of the modding community tear your shit up because your lightbar is an inch too high or your antenna is curved a bit, or god forbid you dont have a cone and a bag in your trunk.
- Inactive and/or generally unsupportive staff team. Again not trying to call any of you out, and those active ones you know who you are and I fully support you but those who arent its not very great. I haven't seen 90% of the staff team even so much as comment on a post in a very long time, which by all means is great go have your life dont focus on some police mod for a video game, but you cant expect the community to stick around. Someone can post a shitty, obviously troll model or livery and it wont get taken down for 6 hours just to have the whole community berating them and reporting them but no one doing anything about it, or they can leave a 1 star review saying some pointless shit on a mod you spent weeks on and guess what... you report it and nothing happens, just sad how unsupportive the staff is.
- NO UPDATES! It has been 1 1/2 years since the last update for LSPDFR, with an experienced team behind it, a supportive community, and plenty of staff working on it nothing has been done. I know I know "BUT 0.4 IS COMING ITS GOING TO CHANGE THE GAME!!!!" simply... no. An animation has been added. And RDE and EUP have been watered down and then added. Not only is it not good, its just bad, not trying to be rude but nobody wants that, I could care less for stop and frisk or having mods that are already in my game dimmed down, we need an actual update. I know what you're thinking: "t0y you IGNORANT SLUT! YOU ARE A MODELER YOU KNOW NOTHING ABOUT GAME DEVELOPMENT AND SCRIPTING!!!!!!!! YOU HAVE NO RIGHT TO TALK YOU FAT SLOB!" first of all im not fat, and that is very rude, second of all ITS BEEN A YEAR AND A HALF there have been so many scripts made, and huge game improving mods like from Albo that have taken less than a year in a half or PNWParksFan who has made an ENTIRE COAST GUARD CALLOUTS MOD in less than that time that has 100x more content than that update, and those are all by one person not even a whole development team. Up until the 0.4 announcement I had just thought the scripters or creators or whatever you guys are called just ditched the whole mod which is really sad considering I have spent countless hours, even 100s of hours making content for this community on my own time, without asking for donations, or trying to sell godawful merchandise. I really would've expected more from you guys, and you've failed us.
- Honestly it's just boring. A repetitive mod that barely scratches the surface into anything police related. There are police chases, sure but you chase the guy for 4m, get run over by 100 cop cars "helping" you, pit the guy, shoot him, call a coroner, and drive away then rinse and repeat. No cordoning off the scene, calling investigators, directing traffic away from it, getting backup to come and park near the scene to help out, nothing that isn't action filled, like normal police work. It's just not enough to spend so much time on making models for, I would be willing to bet that there has been 5x as much time and effort spent on modeling for the community as I've seen from people like Matt who spends so much hard work on his models than the mod itself which is just silly. AGAIN because I know this will be taken the wrong way im not trying to call you guys out, I know you have a life, it's just a reason why im out of here.
Anyway to conclude. Yeah. Bye.
Thanks to all the people that I was friends with over the years, you know who you are (most of you are in Faux Policiers, if so this is repetitive and we're still going to talk to so not saying bye so this is pointless so special thanks to you guys: Emil, DudeMan would be cooler if this was your real name but fuck off, Eric, Jay, Rob, Alex, Maurice, Steven, Brad, Hank, Jake, Jed, Kevin, Kus, Luke, and Trevor sorry you're last but you're offline so your name is on the bottom of the list.
If you want to stay in touch my Discord is t0y#8617 and my Twitter is thet0y feel free to add me/follow me and we can chat. Still going to lurk around here and see what happens.
Update: 59 dead, 530 Injured. Apparently a lot of people were injured being hit by vehicles trying to flee the shooting. The gunfire audio is horrible to listen to, my thoughts and prayers go out to the people effected and the people of Las Vegas.
Anyway my thoughts on various things, we talked about it in school a bit but anyway first of all I think it is 100% a terror attack regardless of where he is from and his race etc. Domestic terror I guess would be a better term, honestly he is just a pussy. Hiding on the 32nd floor of a hotel room and firing upon innocent people, and then killing himself in the end not even giving the officers the satisfaction of ending his worthless life. Why couldn't he have killed himself before ending 59 other lives and ruining hundreds more. But anyway major props/respect goes out to the first responders and the officers who ran towards the gunfire helping out people, and I hope that makes people look better upon law enforcement. Still a major tragedy and yeah, that is what I think about it thanks good night. I guess this little paragraph was all over the place but yup.
The deeming of modding "illegal" was done by Take Two Interactive Rockstar's parent/mother company/publisher. Rockstar Games has come out before support modding their game but Take Two I guess it much more against it and has called it illegal in all of its games including Mafia, NBA 2K17, and Rockstar Games.
Sure, but unless Prophet, or any of the other testing team says otherwise, use the last post they've mentioned. Prophet did say they paused development while they look into the whole carcols.ymt thing, and I imagine they might be exploring that.
Bottom line with this thread, there will be no "set" release date. And when they're close to release, we'd certainly be seeing a bunch of hype posts to get us ready. This is a intensive mod, and I bet ELS took a long time to develop in IV, so I'd imagine it's going to to take just as long, regardless with how much they could use from IV.
I sometimes manage to quickly fix it by killing myself (since you fall through the ground, you have to do it via a trainer) a few times. It should then fully play the walk-out-of-hospital-animation. After that you should not fall through the ground anymore.
"Can you prove that I am driving" You really have to question if they have the mental capacity needed to operate a vehicle if he is recording from inside the vehicle and asking the officer that question...
What I do is download a a mod for which ever safehouse first so I know the location of the files in openIV then I export the textures that I want to replace inside the .YFT file place what ever picture I want over the original texture then click replace on openIV (Make sure the file name is the same as it was when you exported it) click save and hey presto you have modded posters.