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GTA SA MODDING REFERRENCE THREAD


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Hello,

You may have noticed that there is another modding tutorial explaining what a GTA SA Mod is and how it takes effect on the game. Mine however is different, I will answer the largest and most common questions on this forum.

I have created almost 4 total conversions to GTA SA as what is knwon as GTA Makedonija with over 19.00 GB in downloads.

Here are the questions:

Is it possible to make a .EXE File to execute GTA SA?

I have started and have programmed the base although I have inserted an image of GTA Makedonija which I could also change if you wish. It is a menu that will open your GTA Makedonija or any other game you have in "C:/Program_Files/Rockstar_Games/San_Andreas/." I have also linked to a car spawning tool (thanking creator) which you will also need for the application to work. It must be exctracted in the San Andreas Main Directory.

This is the Visual Basic Code that I used to programe this application.

Dim GTAMK

GTAMK = Shell ("C:\Program Files\Rockstar Games\San Andreas\gta_sa.exe, ")

MSGBox "GTA Makedonija Is Now Starting"

You will need Visual Baisc for this code.

How do I make a GTA SAMod?

Firstly you need a few requirements.

A stable computer with an operating system

GTA SA Installed

SPARK or IMG Tool

TXD Workshop

Open "gta3.IMG" located in C:/Program Files/Rockstar Games/San Andeas/Models

Choose a file from the list (Make sure thet thefile is a TXD.)

I suggest that you extract "hospital_lae.txd" and you will then be able to edit the billboards in TXD Workshop

How big is my mod able to be?

Your mod is able to be at any size.Here is a list for modded vehicles:

Basic Vehicle Mod - 2MB (TXD And DFF)

Detailed Vehicle Mod - 6MB

Very Detailed Vehicle Mod - 10MB

TheGTAPlace is also giving a generous 50MB in mod submission for your mods.

How do I edit the cars and suburbs names shown at the bottom of the screen?

You will need to edit "american.gxt" in "SA DIR/text/"

To edit the file, you will need a GXT Editor found in the downloads section.

Search for the desired name in the GXT Editor interface. Example "Sultan" or "Ganton"

And then insert a new name. Example "Majestic" to "Mercedes Cl65 AMG"

Save the file and use it within the game

Why is my game crashing after installing a mod?

The reason for this is that you have installed a bad mod. Bad reffering to the production, sectors of the mod such as the TXD's are missing or you have incorrectly installed the mod.

Why is my game crashing?

GTA SA will crash if you have not installed all of the correct files or if you have not met the system requirements.

The system requirements for a full GTA SA Game is:

800MHZ Pentium III

256MB RAM

32MB Graphics RAM

Microsoft Windows XP or Vista

6GB free space on your Hard Drive

The system requirements for GTA SA total conversion is:

1.2GHZ Pentium III

512MB RAM

64MB Graphics RAM

Microsoft Windows XP or Vista

8GB free space on your hard drive

How much does GTA SA Modding cost?

You are able to mod GTA SA for free with the basic tools or you are able to buy larger software at an expensive price.

Here is your price list:

GTA SA PC Game - $20

Adobe Photoshop CS4 - $600

Autodesk 3D's MAX - $800

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Total - $1,020

Or use the above toold for more quicker modding.

How do I promote my finished mod?

If it is a small mod, post it within the download section.

If it is a total conversion or a very large mod, I reccomend that you use a website. You are able to use forwarding for free with Dot.TK. Yur URL would be MYMOD.TK - Visit http://www.dot.tk. Or, you are able to purchase one for $1.99 USD, as I did, using HostingDude. Visit http://www.hostingdude.com, also includes hosting.

How doI see the amountof downloads of my mod?

Make sure that you have an account on TheGTAPlace. Login, click "Manage My Files" and you will have a list of your mods.

Here is an expample:

modsqq3.png

What are the forum codes?

The basic forum codes to use while posting are:

[ code ] CODE HERE [/ code ] - Used for posting a code.

[ IMG ] IMAGE URL HERE [/ IMG ] - Used for posting an image.

[ quote ]QUOTE HERE[/ quote ] - Used for posting a quote, mainly of another post.

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Thanks!!!!! :clapping::clapping:

Thats some good advice. Strangly, I just posted a Thread on how to change car names a feww hours ago, so thanks a lot. i havnt tried GTA Makedonija, but I will now.

===EDIT===

When I try to replace the image in the Billboard, it comes out all wrong in TXD workshop - How do I fix that?

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Make sure you use tool to edit like Photoshop or ACD editor or anything else and do go and check your edited billboard in-game.

Cuz the tattoo in TXD is tottaly black and in-game cool deign so just give a look in-game.Upload and i will be the first to dowload :w00t::cigar:

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Umm... You only need 4GB of HD space for a normal gta install. And it's only 3GB if you don't install audio data.

Btw. Next time you update the post (asap), try and remove the torrenting lines before the topic is locked :)

It may only consume 6GB although additional space should be kept for a good performance and for the temporary files.

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How do I edit the cars and suburbs names shown at the bottom of the screen?

You will need to edit "american.gxt" in "SA DIR/text/"

To edit the file, you will need a GXT Editor found in the downloads section.

Search for the desired name in the GXT Editor interface. Example "Sultan" or "Ganton"

And then insert a new name. Example "Majestic" to "Mercedes Cl65 AMG"

Save the file and use it within the game

I've done everything it says, but now when I use the Car Spawner, it say vechile spawned, but the car is invisable and you cant enter it

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How do I edit the cars and suburbs names shown at the bottom of the screen?

You will need to edit "american.gxt" in "SA DIR/text/"

To edit the file, you will need a GXT Editor found in the downloads section.

Search for the desired name in the GXT Editor interface. Example "Sultan" or "Ganton"

And then insert a new name. Example "Majestic" to "Mercedes Cl65 AMG"

Save the file and use it within the game

I've done everything it says, but now when I use the Car Spawner, it say vechile spawned, but the car is invisable and you cant enter it

The problem is the TXD file used. Download a car from JVT Design - http://www.jvtdesgin.net

You may also delete your "american.gxt" and the car will still be in the same manner.

Thanks!!!!! :clapping::clapping:

Thats some good advice. Strangly, I just posted a Thread on how to change car names a feww hours ago, so thanks a lot. i havnt tried GTA Makedonija, but I will now.

===EDIT===

When I try to replace the image in the Billboard, it comes out all wrong in TXD workshop - How do I fix that?

Also, how did GTA Makedonija work?

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