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PatrickW

GTA TreasureHunt

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logo by CCPD

 

GTA Treasurehunt

Idea, Programming and Contest-leaders:

Dutchy3010 and PatrickW

 

What is it?

It's a contest using a specially created GTA SA modification, which all revolves about searching. Not only newly created hidden packages, but also other things and people. There are two kind of "missions" in this contest:

  1. Searching hidden packages.
  2. Searching other things with special tasks.
The contest will be conducted simultaneously on gtaforum.nl and on gtaforums.com

 

What do I need to join the contest

  • GTA-SA for PC (v1 or v2 downgraded with a patch).
  • A free savefile slot.
  • Time to search
How can I join?

By simply replying to this topic, you will be added to the list of participants.

 

Will it damage my San Andreas?

No, nothing of your SA install will be overwritten or changed. The modification is based on a so-called Mission-pack. This is a technique to replace the missions of SA is a elegant and safe way, without changing your SA install itself. It can afterwards be removed very simple and safe and even while it is installed, you can still play SA the normal way with your existing savefiles.

 

How do I install and start the modification?

  1. Unzip the this archive.
  2. Copy the directory "MPACK" into the directory "GTA San Andreas User Files" in "My Documents".
  3. Start GTA San Andreas , start a new game and choose from the list that pops up: "Treasure Hunt".
How will the contest work?

The contest consists of a number of rounds, which will each last 3 days. After starting the modification (as described above) you will be placed in a building with 9 pickups. At the start of each round, we will give the correct sequence in which the pickups have to be picked up. With that sequence the "missions" for that round will be started and you have to meet your objectives. When you see the "Mission Passed" message, you must take a screenshot. After that you will be presented with a save screen, which you should use to save the game in your free slot. After that you have to send the screenshot and the savefile to PatrickW or Dutchy3010. After each round, points will be awarded based on the sequence of arrival. The total points over all the rounds will determine the overall winner.

 

How can I remove the modification?

By simply deleting the directory "MPACK" from "GTA San Andreas User Files" all changes will be removed.

 

Rules

  • The submitted screenshot and savefile must match.
  • You can only submit your own screenshot and savefile.
  • Use of cheat-codes is not allowed.
  • In case of a disagreement, the contest-leaders will decide.
Contest Time Schedule:

Below you can find the starting times of the rounds, at these times, the acces-code ( sequence to pickup the objects in the factory) will be published. Players can submit their files for a certain round, up to the start of the next round.

 

 

date EST GMT CET
Round 1 2007/09/21 3:00 pm 8:00 pm 9:00 pm
Round 2 2007/09/24 3:00 pm 8:00 pm 9:00 pm
Round 3 2007/09/27 3:00 pm 8:00 pm 9:00 pm
Round 4 2007/09/30 3:00 pm 8:00 pm 9:00 pm
Round 5 2007/10/03 3:00 pm 8:00 pm 9:00 pm
Round 6 2007/10/06 3:00 pm 8:00 pm 9:00 pm
Round 7 2007/10/10 3:00 pm 8:00 pm 9:00 pm
Tie-breaker 2007/10/13 3:00 pm 8:00 pm 9:00 pm

 

Points

Points are awarded each round based on the order in which the submissions arrive. The amount of points that are given depends on the number of players at the start of the contest. When we start with N players, than the winner of each round will get N points, the second gets N-1, the third N-2 and so on, up to the last who still gets 1 point. In addition to this the first one gets 10 additional point, the second 5 and the third 2.

But these points are only given if you submit a correct screen and savefile. Players who do not submit, get of course 0 points.

 

Example: If we would have 10 players of which 7 submitted their files, we would have the following points:

 

rank points
1 10 + 10 = 20
2 9 + 5 = 14
3 8 + 2 = 10
4 7 = 7
5 6 = 6
6 5 = 5
7 4 = 4
8 0 = 0
9 0 = 0
10 0 = 0

Bonus Activity

In addition to the seven rounds, we've also included a Bonus Activity, to keep you occupied after meeting the round's objectives. During the rounds, in addition to the normal round objectives, we've hidden the nine objects from the factory somewhere in the whole of San Andreas. So after you finished a round, you can go back in the game and search for these objects. The one who submits a PM with a screen of one of these objects as first for that object will get a bonus reward of 25 points. So with these 9 objects, 9 x 25 bonus points can be earned.

 

Tie-breaker

At the end of the contest we will have a "Tie-breaker" round. No points can be earned here, but it is only used in case players end up with equal amounts of points "a Tie" after the 7 rounds. To be able to determine the final ranking in those cases, the time of this Tie-breaker, determines the order. Of course, players not in a "Tie"-situations can also play this round, just for fun.

 

Participants

There is no limit on the number of people that can participate. All participants that have enlisted will receive a reminder in PM.

Ja750nosferatu5 HerrieMSteaVorpokearnoBlackadder.HollazjllrSimon.pdescobargirishbMikedexXFunkyChunkyParky.OttaeTenaciousD.ryan92zmoonchildEmoPatPlatinum.SeddouniMixolydiancrazyanuragKnifeMyMothersMySister˸������Gangsta KillaCarlos _HBad~Boy#17jkus14pinkfluffydinoLillefixxStefan Matovic CvetkovicVanilla Shake Edited by PatrickW

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Dutchy3010

Introduction round

To get access to the Introduction round, you will have to pickup the objects that you will find in room where you spawn, in this sequence:

  1. Skull
  2. Green Goo
  3. Briefcase
  4. Keycard
  5. Traffic Cone
  6. Tshirt
  7. Info
  8. Dollar
  9. RhymeBook
This introductiuon round is not part of the contest itself, and you will therefor not receive any points for it. And you don't have to sent your screen and savefile.

 

Round one

Acces code:

  1. Green Goo
  2. Traffic Cone
  3. Rhymebook
  4. Keycard
  5. Tshirt
  6. Dollar
  7. Skull
  8. Info
  9. Briefcase
Objectives

Objective 1: Find 3 bags of money in the town of Fort Carson (there are 5 bags in the area!).

Objective 2: Find 5 Motherships in San Fierro.

 

Round Two

The Acces-code for round 2 is

  • Keycard
  • Skull
  • Greengoo
  • Traffic Cone
  • Dollar
  • Rhymebook
  • Info
  • BriefCase
  • Tshirt
Objectives

This round you will have three objectives.

Objective 1: find 5 bags of money in the town of palomino

Objective 2: find 8 stacks of money in the LS police station, but you wil only have 60 seconds to do so.

Objective 3: Find 5 bags of money in Area 69

 

Round Three

The Acces-code for round 3 is

  • Rhymebook
  • Greengoo
  • Info
  • Dollar
  • Skull
  • Keycard
  • Tshirt
  • Briefcase
  • Traffic Cone
Objectives

This round you will have two objectives.

Objective 1: Find 5 bags of money in Ocean Docks (Los Santos)

Objective 2: Find and kill 5 Loco Syndicate members at the San Fierro Airport

 

Round Four

The Acces-code for round 4 is

  • Briefcase
  • Keycard
  • Skull
  • Traffic Cone
  • Info
  • Green Goo
  • Rhymebook
  • Dollar
  • Tshirt
Objectives

This round you will have two objectives.

Objective 1: Find 5 bags of money in San Fierro Airport.

Objective 2: Find and kill the Panopticon Killer.

 

Round Five

The Acces-code for round 5 is

  • Keycard
  • Skull
  • Traffic Cone
  • Rhymebook
  • Greengoo
  • Info
  • Dollar
  • Briefcase
  • Tshirt
Objectives

This round you will have two objectives.

Objective 1: Find 5 bags of money on Mount Chilliad

Objective 2: Find 5 erotic dancers in Palisades and bring them to Jizzy's Club in a Limo

 

Round Six

The Acces-code for round 6 is

  • Briefcase
  • Skull
  • Dollar
  • Greengoo
  • Rhymebook
  • Traffic Cone
  • Keycard
  • Tshirt
  • Info
Objectives

This round you will have two objectives.

Objective 1: Find 5 bags of money in Bayside marina

Objective 2: Solve the mystery of the empty wheelchair at Fishersman lagoon.

 

Final Round

The Acces-code for round 7 is

  • Keycard
  • Dollar
  • Rhymebook
  • Greengoo
  • Info
  • Briefcase
  • Tshirt
  • Skull
  • Traffic Cone
Objectives

This round you will have two objectives.

Objective 1: Find 5 bags of money in BlueBerry

Objective 2: Find and destroy 5 FBI trucks in the whole of San Andreas in a hydra or a seasparrow

 

Tiebreaker

The Acces-code for the extra round is

  • Briefcase
  • Skull
  • Keycard
  • Info
  • Rhymebook
  • Tshirt
  • Greengoo
  • Traffic Cone
  • Dollar
Objective

Find 5 bags of money at the Strip in Las Venturas.

Edited by Dutchy3010

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PatrickW

These are the final rankings of GTA treasurehunt 2007.

 

 

Rank Player Round1 Round2 Round3 Round4 Round5 Round6 Round7 Bonus(1) Bonus(2) Total
1 SteaVor 41 47 47 17 47 47 47 50 75 418
2 Mixolydian 30 28 30 20.5 34 0 0 125 150 417.5
3 pdescobar 31 29 32 18.5 37 37 37 0 0 221.5
4 ˸øåíüêà 28 30 33 14.5 0 41 41 0 0 187.5
5 HerrieM 26 27 41 16.5 41 0 0 0 0 151.5
6 TenaciousD. 34 32 34 23.5 0 0 0 25 0 148.5
7 BadBoy#17 29 41 37 16 0 0 0 0 0 123
8 Mike 37 34 0 0 0 0 0 25 0 96
9 Parky. 33 33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 66
10 Lillefixx 25 37 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 62
11 crazyanurag 0 31 29 0 0 0 0 0 0 60
12 Hollaz 47 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 47
13 FunkyChunky 0 0 31 15 0 0 0 0 0 46
14 zmoonchild 32 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 32
15 pinkfluffydino 27 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 27
16 Stefan Matovic Cvetkovic 0 0 0 15.5 0 0 0 0 0 15.5
Edited by PatrickW

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Ja750

Sounds good, sign me up please smile.gif

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nosferatu5

Joining.

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HerrieM

hmm, let's just say i'm in.

I'll play here so this list gets filled colgate.gif

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nosferatu5

Ah, a download link?

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PatrickW

A download link wil be made available short before the contest starts, all people that enlist will be notified by PM, when the download is available.

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nosferatu5
A download link wil be made available short before the contest starts, all people that enlist will be notified by PM, when the download is available.

Okay. Just 20 days.

Will there be searching of Package1s?

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PatrickW

Yes, each round will consist of searching packages in a bounded area and another search-mission.

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nosferatu5
Yes, each round will consist of searching packages in a bounded area and another search-mission.

Thank you.

 

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Ja750

Is it alright if i try and spread the word on this... For example put the topic link or logo in my signature or something...?

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nosferatu5
Is it alright if i try and spread the word on this... For example put the topic link or logo in my signature or something...?

Would be good, yes, i think...

 

Cool.

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PatrickW
Is it alright if i try and spread the word on this... For example put the topic link or logo in my signature or something...?

Sure that would be very nice.

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nosferatu5

1 more question.

 

. After starting the modification (as described above) you will be placed in a building with 9 pickups.

What exactly is that supposed to mean? An interior?

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Bad~Boy#17

Why isnt this in a modding forum ?

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Dutchy3010
Why isnt this in a modding forum ?

Because it is a contest in San Andreas, nobody else has to code. The participants have to do some missions.

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SteaVor

Sounds great! wow.gif

(And the MPACK feature will finally be put to a good use)

 

I guess I'm in...

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PatrickW
1 more question.

 

. After starting the modification (as described above) you will be placed in a building with 9 pickups.

What exactly is that supposed to mean? An interior?

Yes, you will be placed inside one of the unused interiours, and the only legal way out is by picking up the pickups in a correct sequence.

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pokearno

Hmm this contest looks really nice. Count me in please smile.gif I'm really looking forward to september 21.

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Blackadder.

Sounds bloody brilliant, I'll give it a shot smile.gif

 

After this one though, will there MAYBE be one for VC? Or is that thinking too far ahead?

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TheTank

Sounds fun and exciting, I'm in smile.gif

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SteaVor

 

After this one though, will there MAYBE be one for VC? Or is that thinking too far ahead?

A VC TreasureHunt would require a modifed main.scm - one of the great advantages of SA is the Mission Pack system because it allows you to add additional script files without touching existing ones. But other than that a VC TreasureHunt should be possible.

 

It probably depends on the (amount of) feedback that the SA version gets. The more feedback, the higher the possibility for a VC TH I guess.

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PatrickW

Indeed, VC doesn't have the MPACK feature, which makes installing the mod for SA, a bit easier and safer for people that are not willing to modify their GTA installation.

 

A VC TreasureHunt is surely not out of the question, but as SteaVor said this depends on the amount of participants and the feedback we get on this contest.

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Hollaz

Sign me up... =)

BTW, this is my first contest for me.. biggrin.gif

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nosferatu5

Mine too.

Can you give some examples of items?

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Dutchy3010

Well, I will give some more information. Every time we post the next round, you have to do two missions.

 

1. This is a straight search mission, you have to find always the same object, in different parts of San Andreas.

2. This is searching in a mission. So you have to do some other things, most of the time it is more attractive, because it can be anything you have to do. You have to search for things, but it won't be enough to find them, but you have to do something with the objects you found.

 

We like the positive reactions, thank you!

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jelly

Ooh, shiny.

 

Sign me up.

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nosferatu5
Well, I will give some more information. Every time we post the next round, you have to do two missions.

 

1. This is a straight search mission, you have to find always the same object, in different parts of San Andreas.

2. This is searching in a mission. So you have to do some other things, most of the time it is more attractive, because it can be anything you have to do. You have to search for things, but it won't be enough to find them, but you have to do something with the objects you found.

 

We like the positive reactions, thank you!

Hm, not bad.

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Simon.

Sign me up.

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