You're welcome, thank you very much for sharing your work and for taking some time to post here even if you're not feeling well, it's greatly appreciated
I do not see that a problem really. R has ever right to protect it's IP.. more so when they rely on that IP (GTA Online) to make money for continued development of future games.
Of course they have every right to protect it's IP, but hackers don't care about legal aspects and will keep hacking and if they are smart, also do it with complete anonymity so they are never caught in the legal system. Disallowing single player map conversions to IV and V only affects the modding community, and won't help in any way to stop the hacking problem
Oddly no. could be issues between 7z and versions of Winrar where no everything gets unpacked currently.
I could start using wincab and have a proper windows installer?
Old Winrar versions are know to cause problems when decompressing 7z files (I think that was fixed)... But I used the latest 7zip release under Windows . These were the steps I followed:
1.-Install Vice City
2.-Check if it runs ok (started a new game and it did)
3.-Decompress GTA SOL 220.127.116.11, downloaded from the link you provided in this thread (with 7zip under Windows, decompression gave no CRC errors)
4.-Move decompressed files to Vice City installation folder, clicking yes to all when windows explorer ask to overwrite files/merge folders
5.-Check if it runs ok. It crashed seconds atert starting a new game (https://s9.postimg.o...i7/Untitled.png)
6.-Install updated hacks (SOLhacks69.9.9+cleo.zip) from the last link you provided in this thread
7.-Try again (crashed again, seconds after starting a new game)
8.-Tried deleting VC.CLEO.asi and the CLEO folder. It still crashed
Tried the whole process many times with the same results. Had no problems installing other mods like BttF, Vice Cry, Long Night, Starman Mod, etc.
Earlier versions of Renderware SOL worked mostly fine for me, there were crashes too but not immediately after starting the new game, I could play for several minutes
P.S.: Glad to see http://www.ukscifi.net is back online!
Edit: the 18.104.22.168 version you posted in this thread crashes in my pc, but 69.9.9 from here: http://www.ukscifi.n...php?topic=500.0(http://www.ukscifi.net/gtatools/GTASOLBeta69.9.9(StrongeAsBull).7z) works great.
Currently I'm playing with 69.9.9 + SOLhacks69.9.9+cleo.zip. Updated hacks in 69.9.9 only work if you delete VC.CLEO.asi and the CLEO folder, otherwise games gives an opcode error.
What are the differences between GTASOLBeta69.9.9(StrongeAsBull).7z and GTASOLBeta22.214.171.124(StrongeAsBull).7z?
Did you test downloading GTASOLBeta126.96.36.199(StrongeAsBull).7z file and running it on your pc? If you didn't maybe that could mean your local mod files are working fine but somehow the ones which were uploaded could be messed up