I always felt the property prices were too low in San Andreas. I couldn't find any kind of guide to doing it or a mod that incorporated this, so i decided to make my own. It's pretty straight-forward and even n00bs to editing the main.scm should have no trouble, providing the instrucions are followed.
Note: This only covers housing/savegame properties, not moneymaking assets such as Zeros RC shop or Wang cars. But these may be added in a future edit......
--(EDIT 12/06/08 Buyable asset properties are now included)--
You will need GTA SA MISSION BUILDER v0.33 (or newer)
This can be found at:
WHAT TO DO.
It may help to read through the whole tutorial before beginning.
First (as always) make backups of the files to be edited. In this case MAIN.SCM and SCRIPT.IMG
This is normally found at:
C:\Program Files\Rockstar Games\GTA San Andreas\data\script
Next run the GTA SA Mission Builder.
Go to FILE MENU - OPEN FILE and navigate to your main.scm in the window that pops up. Make sure you select File Type (search) file.scm. When you have found your main.scm click OK.
Another window will open up called SELECT DESTINATION PATH. This is where the new new main.scm and script.img will be saved and a notepad.txd version will appear. Default is to the GTASA mission builder folder or choose another but remember it. Hit OK again. The decompiling will begin and may take a few minutes.
When done the file will open automatically after a report message. Navigate to the first line of the relevant property code by using EDIT MENU - FIND and entering "$1656".
This will take you to this line:
0004: $1656 = 30000 ;; integer values
The property ID is $1656 (in this case the house at Santa Maria)
The value of the property is the figure "30000". This can be changed to a new number now.
The other values for the properties (29 in all) are found by scrolling down through the code (up to property ID $1684). They are spaced about 8 lines apart and are always preceded by 0004:
IMPORTANT: A full list of property IDs and the property they relate to can be found at the end of this tutorial. Look now if you need to know more. Most people might, I can not find a list like this anywhere so went to a lot of trouble to make my own.
Once you are happy with the new values you have entered go to the menu RUN then select COMPILE. This will take a few seconds. When finished, go to where the new MAIN.SCM was created (see step2 "destination path") and copy the main.scm into your game folder, \GTA San Andreas\data\script\.
Run GTA SA
Start new game
Note: the changes will not apply to old saved games
END OF TUTORIAL STEPS
THE IMPORTANT BIT
This is the full list of properties and property ID they are identified by.
Property ID - Property location - description
$1663 - EL CORONA - House with garage
$1679 - JEFFERSON - House
$1683 - WILLOWFIELD - House
$1668 - VERONA BEACH - Apartment
$1656 - SANTA MARIA BEACH - House with garage
$1665 - MULHOLLAND - House with garage
$1675 - ANGEL PINE - House
$1672 - WHETSTONE FARM - House
$1678 - DILLIMORE - House with garage
$1684 - BLUEBERRY - Apartment
$1661 - PALOMINO CREEK - House with garage
$1673 - DOHERTY - Apartment
$1667 - HASHBURY - Apartment with garage
$1666 - PARADISIO - Apartment with garage
$1671 - CHINATOWN - Apartment
$1664 - CALTON HEIGHTS - House and garage
$1674 - KINGS - Apartment
$1658 - FORT CARSON - House and garage
$1676 - EL QUEBRADOS - House
$1677 - TIERRA ROBADA - House
LAS VENTURAS HOTEL SUITES
$1669 - PIRATES IN MENS PANTS
$1670 - THE CAMELS TOE
$1681 - THE CLOWNS POCKET
$1680 - OLD VENTURAS STRIP
LAS VENTURAS HOMES
$1657 - ROCKSHORE W. - House and garage
$1682 - CREEK - Apartment
$1660 - WHITEWOOD EST. - House and garage
$1659 - PRICKLE PINE - House and garage
$1662 - REDSANDS - House and garage
BUYABLE ASSET PROPERTIES
$1653 - Wang Cars - Doherty car showroom
$1654 - Zeros Electronics shop
$1655 - Abandoned Airfield
I hope someone finds this helpful, feedback is appreciated.
Let me know if:
A) You need further help
B) I left anything out
C) If the clarity could be improved, or if i made a typo (it happens sumtimes)
Thanks for reading. Zy
Edit 12/06/08 Added buyable asset property I.Ds
Edited by zyonig, 12 June 2008 - 07:28 AM.