Winner of Best Total Overhaul in the Annual Awards 2014
San Andreas: BETA Edition is a modification for Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas with the goal of returning most, or if not all cut features in development (at least, what is known and/or is possible).
All information comes from several sources:
BradyGames' Official Strategy Guide
Official Pre-Release Screenshots
Left-over files in the game
There are no plans to make anything which has little to no proof of its existence in the Alpha/Beta stages of the game's development.
That means no Alcatraz, no small/blue parachute, etc.
MAP CHANGES *Added Pool Table in Madd Dogg's Mansion *Restored the Hippy Figure in San Fierro to its original coloured state (which can be seen on PS2) *Remade the "Shady Industries" logo, replacing the "Solarin Industries" logo in San Fierro *Added/remade stairs going up to the Boxing Ring in the Ganton Gym *Added/remade the helipads on top of the Santa Flora Medical Center in San Fierro *Added/remade the big fences around the Basketball Court in Los Santos, near Ganton *Remade the San Fierro roads to be gray, instead of black (like on PS2) *Restored the missing decorations outside of The Four Dragons Casino *Renamed "The Clown's Pocket" to "The Ring Master" (thanks to Jestic) *Moved lamppost from in front of Ryder's home to the Johnson's *Renamed "Xoomer" to "Xenon" *Added OG Loc's BETA house *Replaced Ammu-Nation interior in Downtown LS with the second floor one *Removed path to/from Madd Dogg's Mansion *Added vegetation to Vinewood sign *Restored Plaza to Ganton *Added Ticket Vendors to the Train Station in Doherty *Changed one of the downtown LS buildings from grey/white to brown *Changed windows of one of the office buildings in Downtown LS *Added static fences to the pointy things next to the Basketball Court in Ganton (+ changed some vegetation) *Made Scaffold texture more clean *Removed Ten Green Bottles sign *Removed/added The Pig Pen door *Replaced Sprunk Machine with its VC variant *Further edited Ganton Plaza *Added extra hole to the Skate Park *Changed Wheel Arch Angels to TransFender *Changed Transfender interior walls in Doherty to Cyan from Gray *Added countryside fences *Replaced white tiled roof in the stairway of the Market Station with the outside blue tiles *Remade Johnson House interior *Restored BETA doors to Madd Dogg's Mansion *Replaced veg_palm02 with Vice City's *Edited windows of Doherty Train Station *Cleaned up Las Venturas' Gym interior *Remade BETA Tuff Nut Donuts shop in north LS *Replaced Idlewood shutter texture with HQ version of its PS2/Xbox rendition *Recreated rainbow stairs near new game spawn *Recreated Hot Jamz 92 billboard *Added Admiral spawns out & inside of Wang Cars *Made a Sparrow spawn at the SFPD helipad *Remade a cut downtown building *Restored small palm trees to San Fierro Medical Center *Made BETA Ganton *Made BETA Tattoo Shop *Made BETA Pro-Laps shop in LS *Added second lower floor to SF Hotel Parking Lot *Remade BETA Well Stacked Pizza Co and its surrounding area in LS *Remade BETA Car Wash in North LS *Remade BETA Las Venturas Airport *Added gap in counter in Well Stacked Pizza Co interior *Replaced the breakable fences around the drug houses with static ones *Remade buildings outside Jefferson Motel *Made Pool Table colours green from blue *Made BETA Didier Sachs & Victim in Rodeo *Added trees to front of Didier Sachs & Victim in Rodeo *Remade BETA Big Smoke's house & garage *Remade BETA Market buildings *Made BETA Ammu-Nation in Downtown LS *Restored Raimi Realty sign in Michelle's Garage window *Removed Rotating Burger from Burger Shot *Remade BETA Burger Shot wall texture *Remade BETA Shopping Mall in North LS *Added Large Pine Trees around Mulholland *Added Pylons in East Los Santos & around Mulholland *Remade BETA Mailbox *Placed Mailbox in Grove Street *Restored missing houses to Ganton *Edited area behind Gym in Ganton *Changed building floor textures in Market/Rodeo *Recreated Save The Whale Land picture in San Fierro *Added wooden bridges in Venice *Fixed telegraph pole clipping through OG Loc's house *Made the SF Stadium's brick pillars more orange *Made BETA Cluckin' Bell in LAe2 *Removed one of the Burger Shot menus in Vinewood CLOTHING CHANGES *Changed the vest so the top of the back goes up to his neck, as opposed to hanging down like the front *Added a Pro-Laps logo to the black vest *Changed the jeans texture, and tweaked the model to be less baggy and more skinny *Made the "Orange 12" Hoody *Changed the green ERIS shirt to yellow *In result to adding the Orange 12 hoody and adding a Pro-Laps logo to the black vest, the following changes have been made: *The black vest is now purchasable in Pro-Laps, instead of Binco *To make up for the removal of the black vest, the Orange 12 hoody is now purchasable in Binco (named "Orange Hoody") *The gray Rockstar Hoody (hoodyb) is now purchasable in Victim, in addition, both the white and black Rockstar Hoodies are now renamed to "Blk/Wht RStar Hood" *Due to when too many clothes are added to stores, the text becomes centered, so I moved some clothes around from store to store to fix this *Added more clothing for Carl (BETA Bandanas, hats) *Added upper back "San Andreas" tattoo *Made BETA Timber Boots *Made Fez & Visor *Added Black Watch Cap *Replaced front facing bandana's with model from cap *Replaced hoodyarockstar texture with its beta one, assigned model to hoodyb *Added Police Cap *Made the Biker Jacket's shirt white from dark gray *Replaced "Saints" text to "Rimmers" on Rimmers Vest *Made BETA Combat Jacket *Removed rockstar logo from hoodyablack CHARACTER CHANGES *Added full hair to Pulaski, from just having the top of his head covered with hair *Added a Skully to Sweet, as well as adding full on sleeves, making his shirt black, and making his black sneakers - brown shoes *Removed Smoke's hat, edited his glasses, changed his jeans and replaced his green shirt with a Saints jersey *Added a bandana to Cesar, changed his trousers to black jeans, and made his vest more smooth *Added a bandana to OG Loc, as well as a mini golden gun to the end of his chain, added moustache and green tattoos from mobile texture *Replaced Kendl's figure with her BETA one, face remains the same *Remade Salvatore's suit, darkened moustache. *Remade BETA Ryder PED CHANGES *Rigged BMYDJ's BETA version from cutscene.img *Rigged BMYDRUG's BETA version from cutscene.img *Remade BMYRI's BETA version (a guy in a blue-ish suit, with earrings) *Rigged OMOST's BETA version from cutscene.img *Remade the Triad's BETA versions (guys in black open suits with different haircuts among one-another) *Remade Grove's BETA members (in addition, FAM4 and 5 now spawn on the streets) *Remade VLA's BETA members *Remade Ballas' BETA members *Changed BMYTATT's arm color to match his face, and added yellow gloves *Remade the BETA LSPD Motor Officer *Rigged WMYBP's BETA version from cutscene.img *Rigged "bones" from GTA3.img, replacing WMYPLT *Removed Old Reece's (BMOBAR) glasses *Made LSPD officer (LAPD1) bald *Replaced BMYBOUN's tie with bowtie *Replaced WBDYG1 with its BETA version, CSHelper1 *Made BETA BMYST *Made BETA HFYRI *Remade VBMYBOX & VWMYBOX's BETA counterparts *Restored BETA SF Prostitute *Restored Texans (WMYTX1/2) *Remade VWFYWAI's BETA counterpart *Remade BMYCR's BETA counterpart *Remade HFYST's BETA counterpart *Restored MEDIATR *Restored CSHO *Restored PSYCHO *Restored WMYCH *Restored WMYCD2 *Restored BMOCD *Restored VHFYST *Restored VWFYST1 *Restored SWFYSTR *Restored BMOSEC *Restored SBMYRT4 *Restored SBMOTR1 *Restored SBMOTR3 *Made BETA SWMYHP2 *Made BETA WMYSGRD *Made BETA LAPD1 *Made BETA BMYPOL1 *Made BETA BMYPOL2 *Made BETA HMYRI *Made BETA OFYST *Made BETA SHMYCR *Made BETA WFYCLOT *Made BETA HMYCR *Made BETA WMYCR *Restored SFPDM1 & LVPDM1 *Remade BETA SWMYRI *Remade BETA OMOKUNG *Remade BETA WMYST *Remade BETA SWAT VEHICLE CHANGES *Remade BETA Tram *Changed Wheel Arch Angels logo on the Rumpo to TransFender *Restored California License Plate *Removed "DUDE" decal from Dumpster Truck *Changed colours of Securicar from green & dark gray to light gray & olive green *Changed Sweeper colours from white to gray *Changed one of the News Van colour schemes to pink and black *Added red and white colours to the Cropduster *Swapped colour scheme on the Police Ranger *Converted VC Admiral *Remade BETA Bullet *Remade BETA Monster Truck *Remade BETA Combine Harvester *Replaced "Xoomer" with "Toxico Oil" on Tanker *Replaced "46" with "1" on NRG-500 SCRIPT CHANGES *Added Adrenaline pickups around the map *Replaced Pulaski's beige Buffalo with a Black Sentinel *Replaced Ryder's Picador with a Sadler *Replaced Manana with Sabre in Ran Fa Li *Changed Jizzy's Broadway colour to Dark Blue from Purple *Changed Bloodring Banger to a Bullet in Blood Ring *Added the objective to drive into the garage as opposed to a cutscene in 555 We Tip *Bike School is now accessed via interior rather than in the real world *Changed the camera angle of the final cutscene in Test Drive *Remade end of Beat Down on B-Dup *Replaced Rancher with unused Rnchlure in Lure *Replaced Freddy's & CJ/OG Loc's bike with Sanchez's from PCJs in OG Loc *Added LD_BUM images & cut dialogue to OG Loc *Reactivated HOME_BRAINS script *Added intro to Boat School *Restored Unused Pay'N'Spray in Las Venturas *Changed Tampa to Red & Blueish Green, replaced WMYMECH with DNB2, & changed Bomb Shop cutscene camera angle in Yay Ka-Boom-Boom *Made the time 06:30 from 21:30 in End of the Line Part 1 *Changed camera angles in Test Drive & Customs Fast Track *Changed/added/removed Gang Territory positions MISCELLANEOUS CHANGES *Turned the Dollar sign icon from green to white *Replaced the Loco Syndicate Skull icon with an "L" *Replaced the Clothing shop icon with its PS2 (and BETA) variant *Replaced the C.R.A.S.H mission icon with its PS2 variant *Replaced the Diner icon with its PS2 variant *Replaced the Gym icon with its PS2 variant *Remade the BETA weapon icons (less detailed UZI, different design for the tec9, flamethrower, etc) *Changed Video Poker Cards to real ones, instead of GTA Artwork *Edited timecyc (sunset in sunny smog - pink/orange, extrasunny smog - blue/black) *Replaced CSR logo with its BETA PS2 variant *Replaced Las Venturas shot in Fronten with PS2s Gant Bridge one (remade in higher quality) *Restored BETA Loading Screens
The progress list above will only be updated once a new version is released, the version currently out is V3.
*Screenshots do not show off all parts of the mod, and may be possibly outdated.
Refer to the list above for latest progress.
MAP *Remove second part of the clothing/food branch building in top right LV *Make rest of BETA LV (see gif for reference) *Replace Glen Park with two buildings (if more references are found, and if Doberman mission is replaced with its BETA variant) *Add road going between Alhambra and Idlewood *Make Doherty Garage a proper garage? *Remove the hangar at Verdant Meadows *Make BETA SFA *Make BETA LSA *Make it daytime in 8-track arena (lightblue white fade 19:01 orange-ish) VEHICLES *REMAKE ALL THE OTHER BETA VEHICLES *Replace Quadbike colours with Yellow (stripe on the middle), Blue (whole colour, dark aqua-esc), and White (colour of where you put your feet), also remove dirt *Make BETA Rustler *Add Turret to FBI Truck WEAPONS *Make Skateboard spawn as a weapon in places around the map *Add customizable parts to bikes CHARACTERS *Improve BETA Cesar (give more orange tone, fix bandana over eye) PLAYER *Remake Carl's crouching animation *Add new shirts for CJ PEDS *Make each Biker Cop spawn in every city, instead of one for all (and all for one!) *Remove glasses from left-hand side girl in Mountain Cloud Boys *Fix ballas3 armpit SCRIPT *Replace the ZR-350 with a Greenwood in Farewell, My Love *Replace skater and field jacket peds with CSBlue2 and a mafia ped(?) in the Farewell, My Love cutscene *Replace CSDope with CSBlue2 in the cutscene in BDups place in Beat Down on BDup *Make Jethro appear in the cutscene in Riot *Add road trip to cemetery in Big Smoke *Make Impounded *Remake Photo Opportunity *Make Tanked Up *Make Roadside Assistance *Make The Truth Is Out There *Remake Doberman *Add actual mission to Fish in a Barrel *Add three Quadbikes to Life's a Beach *Replace Pretend We're Dead with Smokin Cheeba Cheeba in Life's a Beach *Add subtitles for when you leave the Barber shop *In the beginning cutscene to Ice Cold Killa, change the background Washington to Redish Brown from Light Brown *Replace everyone's gun in Drive-By with UZIs instead of Tec-9s *Add scissors sound to haircuts *Add cut dialogue to Saint Mark's Bistro *Remake end of Wrong Side of the Tracks *Remake Sweet's Girl *Add cut dialogue to the end of Life's a Beach *Add cut dialogue and objective to Running Dog *Remake end of Pier 69 *Add cut dialogue to Farewell, My Love *Have Boat School unlock after Pier 69 via phone call (if one exists) MISC *Make the player be able to place two waypoints instead of one *Make Rusty Brown's Ring Donuts accessable and functional to the player (preferably after the C.R.A.S.H. missions based there) *Change all road colour on the radar to gray from black
I had a go this whole morning to work on the Idlewood Road.
- fixed compatibility issues with SA Beta Edition
- added traffic lights for the new crossroads
- removed the 2 big palms (they were obviously added later, since with the old road they would have been right on the sidewalk)
- added a lamppost at the new road.
Stuff that needs to be done (I tried my best, but somebody else has to do it I believe ):
- Fix Staircase railings (I tried to seperate them into a new dff and place them at the correct position. It worked in Map Editor, but the game didn't like it .=/)
- Fix Pathway behind house
- NPC & Car Traffic addition
Kalvin - Leader
Solidcal - Vehicles & Misc
Blackalien, rmartins89 & Silent - Scripting help
Ash_735, CML99, Jestic, Inadequate, & Savidge - Texture help
Vadim M. - The information that comes in his videos
For if people did not want to install SA BETA, and instead wanted it separate, I released the BETA Mulholland Safehouse as a separate download, which can be found here.
For the best experience, I recommend you download this.
Like BETA mods? Be sure to check out Vice City: BETA Edition!