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TUTORIAL - CHANGING THE PURCHASE PRICES OF PROPERTY IN SAN ANDREAS

 

I always felt the property prices were too low in San Andreas. I couldn't find any kind of guide to doing it or a mod that incorporated this, so i decided to make my own. It's pretty straight-forward and even n00bs to editing the main.scm should have no trouble, providing the instrucions are followed.

 

Note: This only covers housing/savegame properties, not moneymaking assets such as Zeros RC shop or Wang cars. But these may be added in a future edit......

 

--(EDIT 12/06/08 Buyable asset properties are now included)--

 

 

You will need GTA SA MISSION BUILDER v0.33 (or newer)

This can be found at:

http://www.thegtaplace.com/downloads/file.php?id=533

 

 

WHAT TO DO.

 

It may help to read through the whole tutorial before beginning.

 

STEP 1.

 

First (as always) make backups of the files to be edited. In this case MAIN.SCM and SCRIPT.IMG

This is normally found at:

C:\Program Files\Rockstar Games\GTA San Andreas\data\script

 

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STEP 2.

 

Next run the GTA SA Mission Builder.

 

Go to FILE MENU - OPEN FILE and navigate to your main.scm in the window that pops up. Make sure you select File Type (search) file.scm. When you have found your main.scm click OK.

 

Another window will open up called SELECT DESTINATION PATH. This is where the new new main.scm and script.img will be saved and a notepad.txd version will appear. Default is to the GTASA mission builder folder or choose another but remember it. Hit OK again. The decompiling will begin and may take a few minutes.

 

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STEP 3.

 

When done the file will open automatically after a report message. Navigate to the first line of the relevant property code by using EDIT MENU - FIND and entering "$1656".

 

This will take you to this line:

0004: $1656 = 30000 ;; integer values

 

The property ID is $1656 (in this case the house at Santa Maria)

The value of the property is the figure "30000". This can be changed to a new number now.

 

The other values for the properties (29 in all) are found by scrolling down through the code (up to property ID $1684). They are spaced about 8 lines apart and are always preceded by 0004:

 

IMPORTANT: A full list of property IDs and the property they relate to can be found at the end of this tutorial. Look now if you need to know more. Most people might, I can not find a list like this anywhere so went to a lot of trouble to make my own.

 

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STEP 4.

 

Once you are happy with the new values you have entered go to the menu RUN then select COMPILE. This will take a few seconds. When finished, go to where the new MAIN.SCM was created (see step2 "destination path") and copy the main.scm into your game folder, \GTA San Andreas\data\script\.

 

Run GTA SA

Start new game

Note: the changes will not apply to old saved games

 

END OF TUTORIAL STEPS

 

 

 

THE IMPORTANT BIT

This is the full list of properties and property ID they are identified by.

 

Property ID - Property location - description

 

LOS SANTOS

$1663 - EL CORONA - House with garage

$1679 - JEFFERSON - House

$1683 - WILLOWFIELD - House

$1668 - VERONA BEACH - Apartment

$1656 - SANTA MARIA BEACH - House with garage

$1665 - MULHOLLAND - House with garage

 

BADLANDS

$1675 - ANGEL PINE - House

$1672 - WHETSTONE FARM - House

$1678 - DILLIMORE - House with garage

$1684 - BLUEBERRY - Apartment

$1661 - PALOMINO CREEK - House with garage

 

SAN FIERRO

$1673 - DOHERTY - Apartment

$1667 - HASHBURY - Apartment with garage

$1666 - PARADISIO - Apartment with garage

$1671 - CHINATOWN - Apartment

$1664 - CALTON HEIGHTS - House and garage

$1674 - KINGS - Apartment

 

DESERT

$1658 - FORT CARSON - House and garage

$1676 - EL QUEBRADOS - House

$1677 - TIERRA ROBADA - House

 

LAS VENTURAS HOTEL SUITES

$1669 - PIRATES IN MENS PANTS

$1670 - THE CAMELS TOE

$1681 - THE CLOWNS POCKET

$1680 - OLD VENTURAS STRIP

 

LAS VENTURAS HOMES

$1657 - ROCKSHORE W. - House and garage

$1682 - CREEK - Apartment

$1660 - WHITEWOOD EST. - House and garage

$1659 - PRICKLE PINE - House and garage

$1662 - REDSANDS - House and garage

 

BUYABLE ASSET PROPERTIES

$1653 - Wang Cars - Doherty car showroom

$1654 - Zeros Electronics shop

$1655 - Abandoned Airfield

 

 

I hope someone finds this helpful, feedback is appreciated.

Let me know if:

A) You need further help

B) I left anything out

C) If the clarity could be improved, or if i made a typo (it happens sumtimes)

 

Thanks for reading. Zy

20/02/08

 

Edit 12/06/08 Added buyable asset property I.Ds

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Awesome job doing this tutorial.

Thx alot (Y)

 

 

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