Quantcast
Jump to content
Search In
  • More options...
Find results that contain...
Find results in...
    1. Welcome to GTAForums!

    1. Red Dead Redemption 2

      1. PC
      2. Gameplay
      3. Missions
      4. Help & Support
    2. Red Dead Online

      1. Gameplay
      2. Find Lobbies & Outlaws
      3. Help & Support
      4. Frontier Pursuits
    1. Crews & Posses

      1. Recruitment
    2. Events

    1. GTA Online

      1. Diamond Casino & Resort
      2. DLC
      3. Find Lobbies & Players
      4. Guides & Strategies
      5. Vehicles
      6. Content Creator
      7. Help & Support
    2. Grand Theft Auto Series

    3. GTA 6

    4. GTA V

      1. PC
      2. Guides & Strategies
      3. Help & Support
    5. GTA IV

      1. Episodes from Liberty City
      2. Multiplayer
      3. Guides & Strategies
      4. Help & Support
      5. GTA IV Mods
    6. GTA Chinatown Wars

    7. GTA Vice City Stories

    8. GTA Liberty City Stories

    9. GTA San Andreas

      1. Guides & Strategies
      2. Help & Support
      3. GTA SA Mods
    10. GTA Vice City

      1. Guides & Strategies
      2. Help & Support
      3. GTA VC Mods
    11. GTA III

      1. Guides & Strategies
      2. Help & Support
      3. GTA III Mods
    12. Top Down Games

      1. GTA Advance
      2. GTA 2
      3. GTA
    13. Wiki

      1. Merchandising
    1. GTA Modding

      1. GTA V
      2. GTA IV
      3. GTA III, VC & SA
      4. Tutorials
    2. Mod Showroom

      1. Scripts & Plugins
      2. Maps
      3. Total Conversions
      4. Vehicles
      5. Textures
      6. Characters
      7. Tools
      8. Other
      9. Workshop
    3. Featured Mods

      1. DYOM
      2. OpenIV
      3. GTA: Underground
      4. GTA: Liberty City
      5. GTA: State of Liberty
    1. Red Dead Redemption

    2. Rockstar Games

    1. Off-Topic

      1. General Chat
      2. Gaming
      3. Technology
      4. Programming
      5. Movies & TV
      6. Music
      7. Sports
      8. Vehicles
    2. Expression

      1. Graphics / Visual Arts
      2. GFX Requests & Tutorials
      3. Writers' Discussion
      4. Debates & Discussion
    1. News

    2. Forum Support

    3. Site Suggestions

DerangedCrackhead

[IV|WIP] Project: NYC 1980s

Recommended Posts

DerangedCrackhead
Hey, some of you may know me as Strike from LCPDFR forums, after a break I bring you some of the revisited work I've been doing for the last years and which will eventually be released at some point, hopefully soon.


Unless stated otherwise, these are by now only textures, therefore I will credit the models I use the textures on to their respective authors to avoid any confusion.


So anyway, this project aims to bring GTA IV the 1980's dark and gritty New York City vibe that so many of us love so much in form of the texture modifications of vehicles, peds, billboards, and props, based always as much as it's possible in real life footage. Don't expect too regular updates as I no longer have the time or spirit to work on this as I used to.



Taxi cabs


They are based in the old NYC cab paintjobs, before the simple 'NYC Taxi and unit number' scheme was introduced at some point of 1988.


1987 Chevrolet Caprice, model by Carface and Compeast.


36025847211_e8203e004e_o.png


35767898180_c728de7252_b.jpg


36159427765_5c3c42f839_b.jpg


36118808626_6d1bbb6ae4_b.jpg


Roman's Cab. The texture is inspired by some private taxi company which, according to some footage I could gather, seemed to operate in NYC back in the date.


36118809076_5446a4256c_b.jpg


1987 Ford LTD Crown Victoria, model by Carface and Compeast.



35352050173_5101190395_o.png




36159562095_bfe613f6c7_o.png



35991143802_a9b1576738_b.jpg


35991143312_aba4d19095_o.png


(more to come soon)


1978 Ford Fairmont, model by DMN.



35320093404_e32268fb3f_o.png


Sadly it comes with just one livery. Perhaps more can be added using Open IV.


Advertisements for the taxi cabs. They probably still need some work, add some grunge effect and stuff. In any case, the quality of the textures may look kind of low due to the default low resolution and the way R* f*cked up the taxi signs with the light when the engine of the vehicle engine is on, so keep in mind that these shots were taken with the engine off.


I have one doubt with them and is if I should add the same design in both sides of the sign, instead of one different advert in each side for the sake of realism. The downside would be that each model of taxicab would spawn only two different designs instead of four so that could perhaps make them kind of more monotonous when they spawn in traffic.


35991155742_173bc55177_o.png


Buses


NYCTA 1988 GMC RTS, by Chasez (Manhattan & Bronx Surface Transit Authority)


35320133654_d586228443_o.png


Advertisement variations (click for bigger size).


36118978736_8a66d6e00c_o.png


---


There's more to come. Of course, I am open to suggestions, footage, etc.

Edited by DerangedCrackhead

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Oldsmobile_1985

Hi, i'm Oldsmobile_85 in past. Awesome that you started your own topic. And awesome work. :^::^::^::^::^:

Edited by Oldsmobile_1985

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
R3W1ND

@Olds whats up with your past account ?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Oldsmobile_1985

@Olds whats up with your past account ?

 

Hi. I have deleted my google account. So email that i used for registration at forums is deleted too.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
universetwisters

Wasn't there already a mod pack or something that was big here that replaced all the cars with ones from the 80s?

 

Plus you might need permission from the mod authors, I don't think crediting them is enough I dunno.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
DerangedCrackhead

Hi, i'm Oldsmobile_85 in past. Awesome that you started your own topic. And awesome work. :^::^::^::^::^:

Glad to see you back, mate. Glad you liked it, hope to see some of your work soon too!

 

Wasn't there already a mod pack or something that was big here that replaced all the cars with ones from the 80s?

 

Plus you might need permission from the mod authors, I don't think crediting them is enough I dunno.

 

The mod you are referring to was a car pack, this is not related to it.

 

And like I stated in the original post, these are just textures made by me, I am not including or claiming the authorship of any the models. I've been doing this for long enough to know how this works, as a general rule there's no problem with it.

 

Anyway, textures of the NYC Transit Authority maintenance and the now extinct New York Telephone for Smokey8808's GMC G-1500. I edited the headlights using one of Carface's light textures. The second van is still work in progress as the spot where the hood and side join is a bit tricky to texture.

 

35320303624_3fb7dfc0bf_b.jpg

Edited by DerangedCrackhead

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Illousion

This is a great idea. Fantastic work man.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
universetwisters

And like I stated in the original post, these are just textures made by me, I am not including or claiming the authorship of any the models. I've been doing this for long enough to know how this works, as a general rule there's no problem with it.

I know that, but if you were fixing to release them, you would need their permission to my knowledge, not unless that rule got changed.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
DerangedCrackhead

What rule? It's been literally like that for years. Textures are made from scratch, I am not ripping other modders' work; heck, textures are usually made using templates that the author of the model itself includes in the release for others to work with it, what problem do you see there? Half of the modding community works like that and there hasn't been any issue thus far.

 

Now, do you have any suggestion or whatever in regard to the stuff this thread is about?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
universetwisters

Nope, just wanted to point that out and maybe throw the idea of making a proper taxi out of the Esperanto if you wanna do stuff with the models already in GTA.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
DerangedCrackhead
I am not too keen on generic vehicles but I may consider it once I am done with the principal stuff. Just I would need a model with a template.


What I am definitely considering is to do at some point some paintjobs for the cabs with the post 1988 scheme which, even tough that I find kind of uninspiring in comparisson with the older ones, I am sure that those who aim for a more accurate 1988-early 1990's setting would appreciate. Either way, for now I will continue working on other stuff, and see if I can finish soon the two additional textures for the LTD cab.


I have a doubt though, is it possible to add via Open IV additional liveries for a model with a single livery? I've tried adding them to the Fairmont, importing them as "taxi_sign_1", "taxi_sign_2" in opposite to the current unique "taxi_sign" livery but didn't seem to work so far.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
crookedcopz

I absolutely adore this idea.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
SupaBad95

So i take it you're doing skins/retextures then? Can you do a lighter blue version of this fishbowl bus?

 

http://www.gtaall.com/gta-4/cars/32963-gm-tdh-5303-v1.html

 

To basically make it look something more like this:

?

 

The silver inner coloring just annoys me and stands out so much.

 

And/or make a nyc/liberty city version of this: http://www.gtaall.com/gta-4/cars/21796-gm-new-look-fishbowl-1969.html

 

From what i know GM Fishbowl buses were around more in the 80's than the GM RTS. By the 90's they were replaced by modern buses.


What rule? It's been literally like that for years. Textures are made from scratch, I am not ripping other modders' work; heck, textures are usually made using templates that the author of the model itself includes in the release for others to work with it, what problem do you see there? Half of the modding community works like that and there hasn't been any issue thus far.

 

Now, do you have any suggestion or whatever in regard to the stuff this thread is about?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
DerangedCrackhead

 

So i take it you're doing skins/retextures then? Can you do a lighter blue version of this fishbowl bus?

 

http://www.gtaall.com/gta-4/cars/32963-gm-tdh-5303-v1.html

 

To basically make it look something more like this:

 

 

 

?

 

 

The silver inner coloring just annoys me and stands out so much.

 

And/or make a nyc/liberty city version of this: http://www.gtaall.com/gta-4/cars/21796-gm-new-look-fishbowl-1969.html

 

From what i know GM Fishbowl buses were around more in the 80's than the GM RTS. By the 90's they were replaced by modern buses.

 

Sure, I guess I could give it a shot if Carface doesn't mind me editing his texture. Did the white side color made it into the 1980's anyway? Most of the Fishbowls I've seen without the silver sides were already in the 1990's or were Flxible buses.
Speaking about the Fishbowl, I am working too on replacing the ads, looking for references and that stuff. I would like to change at some point the interior advertisement from both buses as well, but I don't have enough footage.
On another note, I've finished two additional textures for the Ford LTD cab, so I am for now done with the taxi cabs.
ltd%20cabs%202_zpsi7ojgoga.png
I am interested in making a taxi version of Carface's Impala, if somebody with zmodeler skills is interested and would like to team up shoot me a message!
Edited by DerangedCrackhead

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
SupaBad95

 

 

So i take it you're doing skins/retextures then? Can you do a lighter blue version of this fishbowl bus?

 

http://www.gtaall.com/gta-4/cars/32963-gm-tdh-5303-v1.html

 

To basically make it look something more like this:

 

 

 

?

 

 

The silver inner coloring just annoys me and stands out so much.

 

And/or make a nyc/liberty city version of this: http://www.gtaall.com/gta-4/cars/21796-gm-new-look-fishbowl-1969.html

 

From what i know GM Fishbowl buses were around more in the 80's than the GM RTS. By the 90's they were replaced by modern buses.

 

Sure, I guess I could give it a shot if Carface doesn't mind me editing his texture. Did the white side color made it into the 1980's anyway? Most of the Fishbowls I've seen without the silver sides were already in the 1990's or were Flxible buses.
Speaking about the Fishbowl, I am working too on replacing the ads, looking for references and that stuff. I would like to change at some point the interior advertisement from both buses as well, but I don't have enough footage.
I am interested in making a taxi version of Carface's Impala, if somebody with zmodeler skills is interested and would like to team up shoot me a message!

 

 

In the late 80s the fishbowls were too aged so they were repainted and repaired but were phased out by the mid 90's because of the rts. You can see one here 4:30 into the video :

.

 

:whistle: i don't research this stuff or anything lol but i love old nyc. Btw i think http://www.gtaall.com/gta-4/cars/36014-gm-tdh-5303-speed-edition.htmlwould be the best one to re-texture now because it doesn't have that model doesn't have that logo/plate thing covering the face of the bus and it looks more like the ones used in nyc. If you decide to do this one with liberty city based text that would be nice too :lol:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
DerangedCrackhead

The bus at 4:30 actually belongs to the New York Bus Service company. I started working on one but the way the glass is placed in Carface's model where the NY Bus Service has the lettering keeps me from continuing with it. Pretty cool scheme either way.

 

16082146987_0c20782900_b.jpg

 

I wish the front panel in the THD could be changed without changing the logo over the door (they share the same texture) and place some advertisements instead of the MTA logo, which used to be common. About the model with and without the front panel, I think the textures are compatible, so there's no problem with that; you'd be free to use the model you prefer without any issue :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
SupaBad95

The bus at 4:30 actually belongs to the New York Bus Service company. I started working on one but the way the glass is placed in Carface's model where the NY Bus Service has the lettering keeps me from continuing with it. Pretty cool scheme either way.

 

16082146987_0c20782900_b.jpg

 

I wish the front panel in the THD could be changed without changing the logo over the door (they share the same texture) and place some advertisements instead of the MTA logo, which used to be common. About the model with and without the front panel, I think the textures are compatible, so there's no problem with that; you'd be free to use the model you prefer without any issue :)

That sounds great, can't wait to see results.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


  • 1 User Currently Viewing
    0 members, 0 Anonymous, 1 Guest

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using GTAForums.com, you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.