Beta Two-Bladed Maverick
Released! Finally though... and yet it's not finished! What a surprise
I felt something was missing... well, it wasn't really missing. Instead they were copied and rotated 90 degrees.
The second official trailer of GTA IV showed a two-bladed maverick and closed side doors. Also the color patern was different and the helicopter didn't have any texts on it like the Maverick that's in the game today. The beta Maverick is also used as a Weazel News helicopter hovering above a group of fighting people which can be seen with the ingame television or inside the game files.
I don't like four blades and the side doors that are always open. Neither do I like the different two-colored body of the Maverick. My "mission" is to change the Maverick back to it's beta appearance.
You may have noticed the two extra striped on the helicopter shown on the boxart? Tell me if that needs to return.
It may take a while before this is finished. The open passenger doors of the released version are now attached to the main body of the helicopter. The doors were never meant to be closed in the final version and that's also one of the main reasons why the animation has to be changed for both entering/leaving the rear-seats and just sitting.
The player/ped sitting in the current Maverick will lean with one foot outside the helicopter, and I will replace this animation with the front-seat passenger. The door animation will be added too as they will be fully functional with this mod.
Please, I am just new to this modding stuff so I would love to get some help getting my rear passenger doors to work and the sitting animation. Please leave a reply if you want to help me. It would be great!
The mod will be released in three different versions:
-Beta Maverick (Includes color scheme, two blades & closed side doors)-
This model won't be locked as it is still "Rockstar Games's" model. However this does NOT mean it's allowed to upload it anywhere else.
If you want to use the Beta Maverick for a certain pack, please PM me.
*This is a list of things I've gotta do. After every major change the Maverick will be tested ingame. Bugs will also be mentioned in this post.*
Changing color-scheme for main body, doors, tail & landing skids - DONE
Removing main & tail blades - DONE
Removing detailed parts that weren't present in the beta - DONE
Closing doors - DONE
Sitting animation - CANCELLED
Removing decals - DONE
Adding new colors to carcols.dat - DONE
Beta moving rotor texture - CANCELLED
*Bugs that appear during development will be posted here.*
The doors have been changed into components called extra_3 and extra_5. They do appear on the heli and work perfectly fine although for some reason I can't disable them or add/remove them both by trainer or spawning another one but this 'bug' isn't harmful so you're safe!
Released! (99% done)
Here are some "renders" I created of the new old Maverick to show how it will look if you haven't ever seen it before.
Beta Maverick in ingame commercials or TV shows.
WIP pictures (Updated: 24th of January 2017 at 22:03 CET)
WIP pictures (Updated: 25th of January 2017 at 20:39 CET)
WIP pictures (Updated: 6th February 2017 at 23:33 CET)
WIP pictures (Updated: 11th of Fanuary 2017 at 13:19 CET)
V0.8 has finally risen! The doors are almost fully functional. Opening/Closing is working perfectly fine!
V0.6 is now a thing! I know I skipped 0.3 up to 0.5. But there's only 6 stages. 2 things left to do before the public release!!!
The mod has reached v0.2 and is only 0.8 versions away from being released!!