News archive of May 8800
This page contains the news items which were submitted in May 8800. Clicking on the title of a news message will bring you to a seperate page allowing you to comment, share or rate the message. Twitter messages will also be visible here.
LVP 2.94, the biggest update of the year?
As you may have seen the LVP 3.0 update blog-post that was said to be hosted on Multi Theft Auto, that was a joke, and surprisingly more people fell for it than we thought would.
Jokes aside, a little peek of what the LVP development has in store for you, as you can tell LVP has not been updated in awhile, it does not mean the development is slacking, but is instead of the common monthly update that has been happening for awhile now. We are taking the time to ensure that there are no bugs and many new features for people to enjoy, these features will hopefully draw attention to the real features that rest in LVP.
New mini games for all to enjoy!
That's right, we're adding new mini-games of all different gaming styles, from stunt to DM. In 2.94 we are adding many MANY new mini-games to the mix. Including, new HAS maps, new death-match mini-games, new derbies, races, and much MUCH more! This update has already been shown to be larger than 2.90 all together, and this is only scratching the surface.
Here is a small screenshot of one of our latest additions to the deathmatch community.
Words on the 'Recession'
Is the recession getting better? There is predicted to new payout times on properties, we are glad to say we are bringing back 1 minute payouts! We shall also be adding a few more properties to run around San Andreas to purchase and explore.
Faster vehicles closer to you!
In the next version of the update, we are adding additions to the vehicle map, and still keeping half the vehicles that the 2009 versions of LVP had, there will be faster cars and bikes closer to spawns, to ensure you get around quickly! Also, optimizations are added to the vehicles, to ensure you keep that smooth frame rate.
User friendly HUD and interface?
As was voted in this topic, you want it you get it! We're working on the start of the new UI for LVP, to ensure new players can access what they want quickly without a ton of confusing commands. We are also improving on the news and updates and removing them from the main chat, so you can talk freely without interruption.
This feature has only just been developed. Pictures say 1000 words.
Pre-Alpha version of the new Spray Tag feature for 2.94. Although this picture shows reference to only one tag, there are in fact 100.
A new member of development!
We're always looking for members of the development team to get the job done quicker, and we are proud to announce our new developer Kase, congrats!
This is only the beginning, stay tuned for future updates and the upcoming promotional video!
-Las Venturas Playground Development
Las Venturas Playground 3.0 has been in development now for quite some time. It is a complete rewrite of the Las Venturas Playground gamemode and is featured on Multi Theft Auto.
When we are ready to update to the new version, the SA:MP server will be permantly switched off and there will be some updates around the forums and website to reflect the move to Multi Theft Auto.
Here's a list of some of the new, already completed features:
3.0 has a brand new minigame handler which allows players to build and play their own minigame. It is VERY customizable and saves beyond sessions! Things like building Haystacks minigames, Mazes, Races, Derbies or (team)Deathmatch minigames are all possible. You can even create parkours using the ingame map editor.
You can even create a race on the MTA Map editor and upload it directly to the server!
Multi Theft Auto's sync is far more superior to that of SA:MP's. Headshots and bodyparts are synced. There is no more need to lead aim either.
Houses and Businesses
Players can now request their own house to be built! You can either sign up with SA Construction and build it yourself using the many construction options, vehicles, cranes and tools, or you can pay another workman to do it for you!
Houses are extremely customizable. You can change the name, price, interior, and you can store things like vehicles, weapons, food, etc there. You can decorate the inside by buying decorations such as lamps, tables, mini bars, TVs, etc, and place them how you want them!
Properties (or businesses, as they are now known) have been redone from scratch. There are MANY new features. You can upgrade businesses by purchasing promotion contractors. You can hire staff, purchase accessories such as CCTV, and more! You can customize them as much as you like. Each business also has its own interior, which, similar to houses, you can customize to your liking. NPCs are used to simulate staff.
Interface, Peds and GUI
LV is covered in peds. Peds drive and walk around just like in singleplayer!
The interface has been highly improved compared to SA:MP's using MTA's powerful GUI!
Gangs can be created by any player and customized to the extreme! Each gang can have custom levels for members which allow each member to do different things. Gangs can capture turfs and purchase bases and gang houses. Gang spawn weapons, custom vehicles and radios have been introduced too.
The next generation of LVP radio has been implemented! You can now literally join the game, hop in a vehicle and tune in to LVP radio which will have a community member djing!
Right now there are 521 different missions loaded in LVP 3.0. You can do missions for everything and anything. Pizzaboys, Garbage Collectors, Policemen, Taxi Drivers, and much, much, more!
And that's only the beginning! Stay tuned for more and a promotional video.
You can discuss this post here.