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    JAM reacted to LMS in Korra Joins LSPDFR forum!   
    RAGE Plugin Hook, which powers LSPDFR, does not need to be removed for online play and can be present in the directory at all times. You decide to simply not use it by launching GTA V normally. If loaded, RAGE Plugin Hook will block any online functionality, so you do not run any risk if you launch it by mistake or forgot about having it loaded.
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    JAM got a reaction from lovkal in Digital Storm?   
    Why buy an entirely new PC for $700 when all you need to do is install another hard drive? Would save you a lot of money as a decent speed 4TB HD is only around $100 if not cheaper. With regards to digital storm it's a good brand, but very overpriced for what you get. Cheapest option you'll hear most PC players state is building your own computer. A PC from DS might cost you $700 but really only cost $300 in parts. 
    Edit: Also it seems the PC you bought has both a SSD and a 1TB Hard Drive. GTA and some mods would only take about 50-100GB. I'm guessing you installed your game on the SSD and not your 1TB Hard Drive. Look to switching your directory of where GTA is installed and you should be fine without having to spend any money at all. 
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    JAM got a reaction from austinpd12 in Everything keeps crashing!   
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    JAM got a reaction from austinpd12 in Everything keeps crashing!   
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    JAM got a reaction from goldencandy610 in Gta V Lspdfr not working   
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    JAM reacted to Sam in Our Community - What we stand for & How to get involved   
    With all the talk about LSPDFR 0.4, it's been a little while since we've provided a general update on our community.  Of course, LSPDFR 0.4 is our main priority at the moment and we'll have more to say about it shortly, but we thought it important to also address and announce a couple of things regarding our community.
    What our Community stands for
    Before anything else, I'd like to take a moment to reflect on who we are, as people that run this website, and as a community.
    LCPDFR was founded, back in 2009, simply because I thought it'd be a fun thing to do.  To play as the police in GTA IV.  It was an idea, ambitious for its time, and nothing more.  I worked on LCPDFR because it was fun, I published it because I thought others might also enjoy it.  LCPDFR has come a long way since then, it has evolved from one person's topic on a forum, to its own website, to its own forum, to its own community.  We've spanned two games, our reach has grown massively, our community is approaching 300,000 registered members.  The amount of work that goes into developing LSPDFR alone is staggering - the time that we've spent on it is measured not in days, weeks or months, but years.  Likewise, the effort required to keep our website online is vastly underestimated - in the past month we've served around 30 terabytes of download traffic alone, and have done all of this despite persistent, targeted denial of service and hacking attacks against us.  To put this in context, if you were to serve 30 terabytes of data through Amazon Web Services, it'd cost you $3,000 a month - and that's just one month of download traffic. 
    Why do we do this?  Because it's fun.  We love developing our community, we love developing our mod, and we love that other people - complete strangers, from all over the world, from countries you've probably never heard of, from all walks of life... we love that they love LSPDFR.  Our community has achieved incredible things: we've created an entire gaming phenomenon and we've developed things that nobody ever thought would be possible.  Our members have done more than simply play games or make mods: we've fought hand-in-hand against corporate giants (and won), we've transformed peoples' entire lives by sparking new careers and we've been covered everywhere from massive YouTube channels to mainstream media publications.  Heck, we've even triggered out of touch government ministers in Australia.
    That's not the whole story, though.  Sometimes we are the story.  Sometimes we make mistakes.  We've had catastrophes, like the time where we had a hyped countdown on the website only to reveal a private testing version of LCPDFR that nobody could access.   Our first ever livestream had to be rescued by Steve and Jeff after it started with Prophet driving a train around Los Santos and infamously stating "this is not the preview for LSPDFR 0.3" while our community manager could do nothing but watch helplessly after being accidentally disconnected.  We've messed up releases, we've announced things too quickly, and sometimes we've not announced things at all.   
    Yet, despite all of this.  Nine years later, we're still here.  We're still making mods, we're still developing this community, and we've stuck true to our principles the entire time:
    Our community is open to all. We treat members equally regardless of their status. Everything is completely free of charge, with no catches.  
    Why?  It's not about fame, it's not about money, it's not about status.  It's about love.  We love LCPDFR, we love LSPDFR, and we love our community.  We don't think that modding should be hidden in private Discord servers.  We don't think that modding should be something people pay for.  We don't think that modding should be an ego boost.
    We just think that modding should be fun.  It should be open, and it should be free.  That's what we stand for, and that's what we do.
    How you can get involved
    Last year, we opened up applications to join our Community Team for the first time.  This resulted in a couple of new faces joining our moderation team and upon reflection, we think it's a good change in approach from previously handpicking staff members ourselves.  We've decided to open these applications again, and would invite anyone who is interested in volunteering some of their free time to moderating our community to apply by following the link below.  Our volunteer Community Moderators are a vital part of everything that we do, and it wouldn't be possible to maintain the community without them.
    To find out more and to submit an application, please visit: http://lcpd.fr/staffapp
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    JAM reacted to GTAIVCode3 in Goodbye...   
    I guess I'll add my two cents in real quick.
    I'm not going to lie, I've been absent from the community for the last couple of years so I don't really know who you are, but thank you for your contribution to the community. It's really something that goes unnoticed and people really take it for granted which is unacceptable. People need to stop being so god damn needy. If you would like something, either create it yourself or ask for some help. Creating content isn't really that easy, if it was easy everyone would do it. There are some people out there that are better than others, but every little contribution counts. It's what makes a community a community.
    One thing that I've noticed over the last 8 years is that the sense of a community has gone down the drain. Back in the early modding days of GTA 4 with modders like Lt. Caine, Bxbugs, and Yakadafi (Just saying those names makes me feel old, especially Yakadafi before his namechange lol), everyone was giving other members their own content so they could create something off of that and vice versa. Now it seems like everyone is all self centered which takes away from the whole point of a community. Maybe it's just because the older generation is moving on from the GTA scene and we're getting the new batch of younger members into the community, but who knows. It's childish. 
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    JAM reacted to OfcNorton in A quick pause   
    I have no idea who will all see this, but I hope a few. I just want to say thank you to everyone who has been working for us to have LSPDFR to enjoy. Modders/modelers/scrip authors, etc.  What you do is simply magic to me. I can't imagine how much time goes into this, or what it takes. I just want to say again thank you. I wish I had knowledge and skills to help and I wish I had money to contribute. As of now, as it is, I can only offer my sincerest gratitude. 
    Keep up the good work and I look forward to your future release. 
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    JAM reacted to Cyan in Why can we not delete stuff we upload in gallery?   
    I'll clarify a bit of our stance around this.
    We (mostly) don't delete anything instantly on LCPDFR.com. The reason for this mostly stems from legal requirements and keeping an audit log to track forms of abuse. Anything that appears deleted is usually hidden and accessible by staff for a retention period before it is deleted permanently.
    I think at the time it wasn't an option in our software to allow a user to hide images, but only delete them. In the case of the Christmas porn spam we had a while back, this would have allowed the people involved to delete the evidence of what they did.
    However, this might have changed as I have seen an administrative option for allowing people to hide images now. We'll look into it but if it's not as simple as it just working for us we won't be able to dedicate any development time to this at the moment due to other priorities.
    I mean it's not written either that you can't delete your posts and images without moderator intervention, so we assumed that by extension people would grasp images/albums aren't either. I'll clarify this on the upload page.
    Edit: Just to add, we never refuse to delete images or albums. You don't have to report them individually, you can just report an album or image and put in the comments what you want deleted. We don't try to make this difficult.
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    JAM reacted to Sam in LSPDFR 0.4 - Ambience   
    This is the fifth and final 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/
    One of the things we like most about developing new versions of LSPDFR is that with each version we have the opportunity not only to work on major new features, but also the smaller details that our mods have come to be known for over the years.  Of course, 0.4 is no different in this regard and a lot has obviously changed since the early days of LSPDFR, offering us with a bunch of new ways to focus our attention to detail.
    More Realism
    Getting straight to the point, a significant change that we're making in 0.4 relates to how the player is perceived within the game's world.  Now, while this obviously isn't a sexy, new, video-worthy showstopper of a feature, it is nonetheless an important development behind-the-scenes - one that we think, despite its subtlety, will have a positive impact on your gameplay.
    In 0.4, you'll notice that while on duty, other characters within the world will treat and react to you differently.  As GTA V was never a game about being a cop, it's easily understandable that when you quite simplistically do become a cop - while keeping the underlying theme of the game - there's going to be things that don't feel quite right.  You might notice, for example, that other characters within the world are overly aggressive towards you, itching for a fight at the slightest confrontation, or sometimes in the absence of any confrontation at all.  Conversely, the opposite is often true where the most banal or routine encounter can send people hurrying away in abject panic.  Both of these reactions are problematic as people generally don't just spontaneously approach a cop and proceed to cuss them out, nor do they begin hysterically fleeing at the sight of a stun gun. 

    Stun gun hysteria and stampedes no longer, LSPDFR 0.4 introduces more 'contemporary' reactions, like everyone summoning their inner videographer.
    These adjustments to the game's core apply in a number of other cases too, of course.  We thought it was pretty unlikely that the typical reaction to a police officer standing in front of someone's car would be for the driver to flip them off, and then - as if that wasn't enough - to then run them over for good measure.  Likewise, it was always pretty ridiculous that you can't enter another police officer's car as a passenger without them freaking out and thinking that you're trying to steal it.  All of these behaviors have been adjusted, and we think that you'll feel far more like an actual cop within the world - rather than just a retired bank robber dressing up with a badge.
    And yes, while there are a number of mods out there that can help to mitigate many of the scenarios I've described above, they don't really offer a comprehensive and consistent solution simply due to technical restraints.  Our changes are at a much lower level and offer us a higher degree of control on a per-character basis.  This is great for flexibility and performance, and we think you'll really notice the difference when out and about on patrols.
    New Interaction Menu
    Sticking with the topic of small detail, increasing the level of interaction in LSPDFR is something that's very important to us - especially with the new focus on character in LSPDFR 0.4.  Indeed, we previously showed off a number of new interaction options that will be available during vehicle pursuits, but we've also taken the time to make big improvements to the more general Interaction Menu, offering you most of the features currently available in GTA Online, but with an LSPDFR twist.  Among the changes to the Interaction Menu are "quality of life" improvements like being able to quickly waypoint the nearest police station, as well as additions like new dialogue, actions and the ability to set your character's mood.
    Similarly, you can now also change the way that your character walks, but it doesn't quite stop there as in keeping with the general idea we outlined above of making the game feel more suited towards being a cop, there's a special "Cop" walk style that not only makes your character walk around like an officer, but also completely replaces their generic "idle" animations - subtle movements that your character makes while stationary - with more appropriate police styled ones.

    The more feature-complete Interaction Menu in LSPDFR 0.4 enhances your control, allowing for greater immersion.
    Additionally, we've carried over this level of detail to the Police Radio options too, replacing the static animation that currently plays in this menu with a number of different options that can be cycled between instead, including a nifty new LAPD style handheld radio (as well as the option to play no animation at all).  Again, this is a small detail, but we hope that the enhanced level of immersion will be welcomed - especially if playing as an FIB Agent and communicating via an earpiece instead of a shoulder mic, for example.

    New technology in LSPDFR 0.4 produces incredibly lifelike scenes - you can freely move while using the police radio without any animation issues like arms being locked in place, etc.
    Finally, still on the topic of detail, we've topped things off by adding a proper police flashlight to LSPDFR 0.4.  Yes, we know that there's a bunch of ways to use a flashlight currently whether it be the vanilla one that looks like it's straight out of a horror movie, or through other mods which suffer from animation problems, but ours is a little different.
    Already alluded to in the first preview we gave of LSPDFR 0.4, our flashlight is properly held above the head and can be used both by the player and other NPC officers.  It doesn't affect player movement, and you can freely walk, run, sprint, etc. while still holding the light.  If enabled, equipping it is a seamless process too - simply select the flashlight from the weapon wheel and LSPDFR will take care of the rest.

    The new flashlight in LSPDFR 0.4 tops off our efforts to bring more immersion and realism to the mod.
    Ambient Crime
    In our previous post detailing some of the technology behind LSPDFR 0.4, we mentioned that we had added Scenarios to 0.4 - scripted events that could take place during pursuits and traffic stops.  Similarly, we also noted that 0.4 introduces a new Crime System, capable of actually recognizing crimes that take place in the game world and providing functionality for the player to get involved by reporting these.   Expanding upon this idea, we wanted to make sure that we fully realised the ambient world that Grand Theft Auto V provides, and to do this we've manipulated a couple of lesser-used features within the original game.
    In the normal game, the player will sometimes be confronted by other characters within the world as a result of the agitation system built into the game which allows NPCs to insult or shove the player, for example.  In LSPDFR 0.4, as a result of some research by @LMS,  we've now been able to implement the same system, but for NPCs instead.  This means that NPCs can become agitated with each other, begin trading insults, get into angry shouting matches, or eventually, physical confrontations.  Plus, as these are actually 'legitimate' game events, other characters nearby will react appropriately, which also ties in really nicely with the Crime System and provides the player with something other to do than respond to dispatches or pull over vehicles - there's now hopefully much more actually happening within the world and consequently, more things for the player to notice while on patrol.

    Manipulating the game's agitation system results in a much richer world - seen here are two NPCs engaging in a spontaneous confrontation.
    Note that screenshots show LSPDFR player and non-player-characters wearing some outfits from EUP - which is entirely optional - special thanks to @Alex_Ashfold for his collaboration with us and for providing a development copy of EUP 8.0.
    Thanks for reading the preview.  We appreciate your patience as we put the finishing touches on LSPDFR 0.4 and hope to have more news soon.
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    JAM reacted to Cyan in Support Dashboard: tracking the status of your reports   
    Hi all,
    We've reintroduced the Support Dashboard. If you were around during the old days of the website, you might remember we had a tool to track the status of your reports.
    I'm happy to say that we've now brought it back. You can access the new Support Dashboard by picking 'Support Dashboard' from your user bar.
    Here's an example:

    The support dashboard will show you the status of your reports, and also let you in to some extra details. You will be able to see the amount of reports we have received for the content, the moderator comments on the report thread, as well as when the content was first brought to our attention.
    If the content has been hidden or deleted, you may not see the title of the file and instead just 'Content deleted'.
    You can also re-check what you sent to us by clicking 'View Your Report'.
    There are three statuses a report can be in:
    Resolved - This means the report has been closed by our moderation staff. Closed reports usually mean the report has been dealt with and any moderator action has been applied.
    In Progress - A moderator has marked the report as being dealt with, and as a result the report is acknowledged.
    New - We have received the report, and is pending being dealt with.
    Sometimes a report can go directly from New to Resolved, and sometimes even reports which are being dealt with can be stuck as 'New' if it has not been marked, so you should take these as general guides.
    We hope this new development gives a bit more transparency to our report system and helps you keep track of your reports.
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    JAM got a reaction from TheSandwichStealer in Arizona man arrested after trying to pull over state troopers   
    AZDPS rolled out a new fleet of undercover cars to catch traffic violators. They're super stealth and honestly always has me keeping an eye out. I haven't seen the yellow one yet but I have seen blue chargers full stealth. 
    Here's a vid with the yellow mustang to be exact: 
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    JAM got a reaction from TheSandwichStealer in Arizona man arrested after trying to pull over state troopers   
    AZDPS rolled out a new fleet of undercover cars to catch traffic violators. They're super stealth and honestly always has me keeping an eye out. I haven't seen the yellow one yet but I have seen blue chargers full stealth. 
    Here's a vid with the yellow mustang to be exact: 
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    JAM 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)
    - Graffiti
    - 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)
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    JAM got a reaction from Cyan in Help dont understand the degrees of murder and including manslaughter   
    Here is a site with some info that may be useful: https://criminal-law.freeadvice.com/criminal-law/violent_crimes/degrees.murder.htm
    It includes the degrees, and manslaughter located with a link down at the bottom. I found the site by random so use at your own discretion. 
    In terms of how they are applied is pretty much up to you and seeing what charge fits the bill the best. Hope this helps. 
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    JAM reacted to willpv23 in BREAKING: Knife Attack in France, EU, suspect detail released.   
    It’s kind of a general practice to include a link to the story if you’re going to post a news topic. 
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    JAM got a reaction from Chrislos13 in RAGE PLUGIN HOOK DOESN'T WORK RIGHT!!!!   
    You need to update your game to the latest patch when using the latest version of RPH.  This topic is in the wrong section and will now be moved. 
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    JAM reacted to cp702 in Adware Issues   
    I am fairly certain you are incorrect. It is perfectly legal for software to show you ads. If I'm not mistaken, the software in LCPDFR's ad-supported installer (which is a package known as OpenCandy) offers you the option of installing additional pieces of software, but you also have the option of not installing them. Malware tools often flag OpenCandy because users who click through without reading can end up installing stuff they don't want, but that doesn't make it illegal (and LCPDFR is far from the only software that includes it). The term is "potentially unwanted program," and it is up to users to decide whether or not they want the software offered. It's an automated way of saying "do you want to install this software from our partners" that doesn't require us to individually arrange terms with partner companies.
    In any event, we offer not one but two alternative installers that do not include OpenCandy, because we understand that not all users want to download something that includes it.
    Also, I can't find any reference to an actual law entitled "Cyber Terrorism Act of 2003" (or "Cyberterrorism Act of 2003"), nor do I have any idea why you picked that particular list of countries. I'm most familiar with the applicable US law, which largely consists of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act. This law largely prohibits fraudulent activities, access without authorization, and exceeding authorized access. I'm not sure which of these you think OpenCandy violates; OpenCandy fully discloses each partner offer and gives you the option to not install it (and you can also quit the installer at any time).
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    JAM reacted to Ridgerunner in Be Inspired.....   
    *Face palm*  "Cringe"  Seriously?  Did you watch the entire video?  And your whole take away was a "Police Officer excitedly waits to beat a crowd of protesters"?  You miss the entire focus of the commercial.  I think you miss the whole point of core values that drive those of us that serve in uniform.  Things like integrity, honor, courage, community, and selfless sacrifice.  Your comment reminds me of the something the US antifa movement would say here....
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    JAM reacted to Sam in LSPDFR 0.4 - Announcement + First Preview   
    Been a while, huh?
    You know, when we first started making LSPDFR, the whole process was pretty much one big roller-coaster that didn't have any brakes:  there were the obvious highs when we'd finally add in something cool, but the low points were pretty hard as well - the amount of work that went into simply researching how things worked really took its toll as well.  And, of course, while this was all going on there just simply wasn't any stopping, we were a couple of (somewhat) real people who essentially lived in Los Santos for just about all of 2015, spending month after month pushing forward and trying to come up with things that everyone here would like to see.
    So, of course, the grind and the pace of everything simply just wasn't sustainable and after 0.3, it's no secret that while the numbers and everything for our site are still on the up, month after month, things did slow down quite substantially for the actual mod itself.  But, we can tell you, this wasn't all bad news - it's afforded us the opportunity to take a step back and really look at the mod and figure out where we want to go next with it.  While our approach before was all about cramming as much new stuff as we could into a couple of months of development, we've now been able to look back at many of the original ideas and concepts that we had for LSPDFR and build on them.  Of course, with that being said, there's still a lot of new stuff crammed into 0.4!

    With 0.4, we've taken the time to fix a couple of those "how the hell didn't they add this yet" moments :)
    Aside from the cool little additions like this, though, the major theme of 0.4 is Character.  Ever since seeing the character system for GTA Online, it was always our goal to implement something similar in LSPDFR.  There's just something that much more personal and immersive about playing a game with your own character, and the possibilities that it offers are staggering too.  And yes, while mods like EUP are fantastic (and awesomely compatible with 0.4!), they still feel somewhat separate or distant.  With 0.4, this separation is gone.


    No, these shots aren't taken from GTA Online.  This is our own, fully-featured, LSPDFR Character Creator.
    Of course, we'll talk more about the new Character features in LSPDFR 0.4 later.  The Character Creator menu shown above is obviously only one part of what's new in this regard, although hopefully it emphasizes the effort that we've gone to.  Thanks to some of the new additions like this, much of 0.4 actually looks and feels like an entirely new mod altogether.

    Officer Ronson and his clones obviously couldn't make it to the flashlight party. 
    Stay tuned!  We'll be sharing more about 0.4 soon.
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    JAM reacted to Sniper296 in LSPDFR 0.4 - Announcement + First Preview   
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    JAM reacted to Jeff Favignano in LSPDFR 0.4 - Announcement + First Preview   
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    JAM got a reaction from Exo 401 in RageNativeUI and NativeUI FPS drop   
    I've had this issue too and others have stated that certain mods that aren't updated can cause this issue. Such as if you're running Albo1125s mods that interact with traffic stops it even lags for me. This should be fixed when he updates his mods. However if you're not running his mods then I'm not too sure.

    This topic has been moved to the appropriate forum. Please post in the correct location in the future.
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    JAM got a reaction from Masseyman31 in Offline play   
    Yes you can play lpsdfr offline once everything is installed.
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    JAM got a reaction from Sgt. Hamilton in GTA V NOT STARTING   
    Please do not Back Seat Moderate. If you see an issue on our forums please report it so Staff can take care of the issue.  The thread has been moved the appropriate section.