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The Official Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas Revival Project

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Posted 01 May 2014 - 03:56 AM

What is the GTA:SA Renewal Project?

This project aims to retexture and revamp nearly every single aspect of GTA: San Andreas.

Examples of Changes:

Vehicle Retextures:
This includes every conceivable aspect of the vehicle; windhield, tires, etc... One of the foremost goals is to not have cars look like rectangles with four circles on them, and also not to have a drawn on gas cap.

Actor Retextures (Characters/NPCs):
This means retexturing all clothing, jewelry, and etc.... present in the game. While the main characters are ok.... (still terrible), the pedestrian textures are just insanely horrible (the faces look like a picture pasted over bodies, and there are inconsistiencies, such as necks being different colors from face.

Audio Overhaul:
The plan for this overhaul is rather ambitious. I will preserve the original MAIN CHARACTER, audio present in cutscenes and gameplay, however the same cannot be said for generic NPCs. The audio quality for generic NPCs sounds like it was recorded on a cell phone in 2002, and makes me cringe every time I hear it. This means that we would need voice actors who have the neccessary equipment (a decent mic that should cost at least $50; based on a price to performance ratio), as well as the corresponding talent. WE WILL NOT BE ADDING ANY NEW DIALOGUE!!!!! We are just rerecording the generic dialogue in high quality. So this means that when an adult black male NPC speaks, it should not sound like a teenage white kid. Lesser (but equally important) points include interface sound replacements, weapon sound replacements, etc... Another project is to replace the radio dialogue (between songs and talking segments) with authentic sounding HQ sound. As well as replacing the entire soundtrack with HQ song versions. And even the addition of a custom radio station that contains the best of GTA songs (toggalbe on and off in options of course).

Misc Texture/ Landscape Overhaul:
This includes every single building in the game, roads, sidewalks, garage doors, houses, house interiors, vending machines, weapons, weapon icons, grass, Spray paint can, Photo Camera interface..... So basically every single d*** texture in the game. Also includes particles (such as fire, smoke, and spray paint cloud, etc...)

Optimizational Tweaks:

Enhanced resolution capabilities: you can actually play in 1920X1080p for instance, as well as (with the utilization of pre-existing mods, and with the corresponding authors consent to use resources from them, add toggable menu options (Advanced) such as Motion Blur: on/off Instead of having like 3 graphical options.






End goals/notes

This overhaul will be optimized to run an average of 120 FPS on higher end computers (for instance I have a GTX 770 with a 4820k CPU, 16 GB RAM) It will also utilize as close to 4GB of ram as we can achieve.

The completion of this project will not only add new life to San Andreas, but also prove the power of the PC as a gaming platform. It will show that PC is truly the ultimate gaming platform. This is because on no other platforms can users implement so much customization and optimization into the games they play.

The completion of this project will send an important message to developers: PC should have the development time it deserves and also be included for every game. This is because the PC has the power to revive decade old games. We will not wait a year for each PC port of Grand Theft Auto, and we will not endure poor pc ports where menus are not even navigatable with the mouse!!!!


Content that inspired this project:

-https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=735NtRf0Ff0
-http://www.change.org/en-CA/petitions/rockstar-release-gta-v-on-pc



My first project is a total replacement of the game font: this includes all HUD, menu, and dialogue/subtitles font (subtitles will actually be accurate as well)

This overhaul will not interfere with the style of the game: it will still have the gangster 90s feel to it, but just look and perform much nicer.

I think I have provided a nice introduction to the project:
-Overhaul San Andreas

I will of course go into explicit detail in later planning and outline every texture that needs replacing, extract game resources and create an audio script to be recorded, etc....




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I am enlisting the help of fellow modders who should be talented in their chosen roles.

This is a community project and all are welcome to join. Our objectives and progress shall be done through email/google docs/google drive/drop box/torrent uploads (marked as private), and any other conceivable way to exchange data/


My main purpose for this post is to ask: is there a market for this project, are there people out there who I can recruit and who would like to in their spare time to work on this game? Does anybody wish to help me.


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Side info:

I will be very dedicated to this project, I have a very flexible school schedule, I take my college courses online so I can work at any hour intervals throughout the day.


My gmail is: [email protected]


This is my primary means of communication






FEEL FREE TO REPOST THIS AND DISTRIBUTE IT IN ANY CAPACITY YOU SEE FIT TO ATTRACT THE ATTENTION OF MORE MODDERS AS WELL AS AN AUDIENCE TO KNOW WHAT WE ARE WORKING ON. THE SCOPE OF THIS PROJECT IS MASSIVE AND WE NEED ALL THE HELP WE CAN GET!!!!

I do not think I missed anything as this is simply an introduction, and as promised if there is a demand and I have plenty of help, I will create an explicitly detailed multi-page outline of the specific changes that need to be made. There will also be brain-storming for more potential changes using some form of group instant messaging (it could even be twitch with a dead video feed, I don't know what the popular IM service is these days).



Please feel free to reply and I would like to create a roster of contricters as soon as possible.



Thank you

We will start work on this project (planning phase) in 2 weeks if there is a good number of qualified people to assist me.


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Posted 01 May 2014 - 04:11 AM

Please also email this to me at the above email given:

 

 

 

GTA:SA Renewal Project Application:


Name/Username/whatever                    /this will be used to credit you       _________________________                        as a contributor


Offering Assistance in:
Texture Creation_
3D Modeling_
Texture Replacement/ Implementation into game_
Voice Acting_
Audio Editing_
Mild Scripting/ Code for editing/ implementation of HUD Elements_
Game Resource Extraction(Help extract all audio files, and textures, etc... into editable forms)_
Planning (List of all textures that need editing, audio scripts, etc....)_
Other_____________________________



General Hours Available to work on project: per week _____________________________

Contact Info (Drop Box account, Gmail, etc..)________________________________


Any other relevant information_________________________________________________


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Posted 04 May 2014 - 11:48 AM

I'm looking forward to this. Following this thread. :)

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Richard S
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Posted 08 May 2014 - 05:23 AM

Please also email this to me at the above email given:

 

 

 

GTA:SA Renewal Project Application:


Name/Username/whatever                    /this will be used to credit you       _________________________                        as a contributor


Offering Assistance in:
Texture Creation_
3D Modeling_
Texture Replacement/ Implementation into game_
Voice Acting_
Audio Editing_
Mild Scripting/ Code for editing/ implementation of HUD Elements_
Game Resource Extraction(Help extract all audio files, and textures, etc... into editable forms)_
Planning (List of all textures that need editing, audio scripts, etc....)_
Other_____________________________



General Hours Available to work on project: per week _____________________________

Contact Info (Drop Box account, Gmail, etc..)________________________________


Any other relevant information_________________________________________________

Richard S. Email----------- [email protected], I can help you Voice acting and Audio editing

i am free in this month May i am free Every day and After may from 3 to 5


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Posted 04 July 2014 - 07:04 AM

Ok give me some pics of the mod.


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Posted 07 July 2014 - 02:51 AM

here's the thing. You ask people to contribute but you yourself can't do modding? 





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