Thursday, October 31, 2013

2 Full Albums

Two albums I uploaded on YouTube:

Mobile - Tales from the City (2008)
-An almost forgotten modern alt.rock group which made a few really memorable songs years ago, half of which I never knew were by this band until I stumbled upon them only about 1 year ago.

Highlighted tracks:
-Daylight Breaks
-Mother
-The Killer
-Live to Find

Collective Soul - Youth (2004)
-An older band I used to listen to a lot while on family roadtrips, they've got a slightly different style which fits more into the Alternative rock genre, and plenty of great songs. This band has managed to stay on Canadian radiowaves for the longest time, alongside other bands such as the Dave Matthews Band, Big Wreck, or even Rush.

Highlighted tracks:
-Better Now
-There's a way
-Home
-Feels Like
-Perfect to Stay
-Counting the Days
-Under Heaven's Skies

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Special Preview Followup #1


The new front end, thoughts?

Saturday, October 5, 2013

How To: Handling lines in SA-MP 0.3x

The most popular posts on this blog are all the ones about getting handling lines to work. Unfortunately I haven't made one for SAMP 0.3x, until now.

Compared to the other tutorials which all involved the use of m0d_sobeit, this is a lot more simple and will hopefully satisfy those who still lurk on here looking for line info.

Step 1)
-Download the Custom.SAA files from the link below:
Step 2)
-Extract all of the included files into your main GTA SA Directory.
(Default: C:\Program Files (x86)\Rockstar Games\GTA San Andreas)

Step 3)
-Replace the files in the extracted CustomSAA2 folder with all of your modified data files.
Make sure that your modified files are supported by Custom.SAA, this means that you can only
replace files in the CustomSAA2 folder, not add any new ones.

Step 4)
-You know, play!

Friday, October 4, 2013

How To: Fix .ASI Loader Problems (hopefully)

So yesterday I decided to re-install Cleo and hopefully be able to use various .asi and .cs plugins, which are now going to be included with any car mods I make to enhance gameplay; however I ran into a rather annoying issue which took away 6 hours of my life.

This write-up will hopefully help GTA users fix the following errors:
-ERangeError.
-Error loading plugin: ----
-.ASI files not enabling.

You may have already tried:
-Switching .ASI loaders (Cleo 3, Cleo 4, JernejL, SilentPL, dinput8, etc...)
-Changing DEP (Data Execution Prevention).
-Changing EXE's (1.0, 1.0 HOODLUM, 1.0 Compact, 1.01, US & EU)
-Removing all mods / Reinstalling GTA.
-Etc..

I honestly can't tell you with 100% certainty what fixed it for me, although this is what I do know:
-The issue occurs with Vista, 7 and 8.
-Make sure that you have a 32 bit version of a gta_sa.exe. Likely 1.0 or 1.01 which are known to work. Having a 64 bit version will not allow the DEP to bypass the .exe.
-Configure your DEP to bypass the gta_sa.exe, personally I set the DEP to OptIn (Essential Windows programs only), although it has been mentioned by other users that AlwaysOff or OptOut will work as well, so long as you add your 32 bit .exe to the exceptions / bypass list. RESTART your PC once changing the DEP.

After doing exactly what I've mentioned above I still had no luck with any of the .ASI loaders listed before; the one that did work is likely an out-dated version of Cleo 3's ASI loader which came from my old HD.
All necessary files are included in this following .zip file, click 'DOWNLOAD' below:

DOWNLOAD

Installation instructions included + Some bonus files including Cleo 4.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Special Preview

Taking a quick look into my blogs statistics, it seems that even with the new and increased amount of posts, I'm still only receiving about 10-15 views each day, with usually 9/10 being older posts about getting handling lines to work, or just outdated posts.

So to all of you out there, the 1/10, here is a special preview of a side-project I'm working on in correspondence to Robada Pass:


Maybe I'll get more hits with this?

EDIT: Received 1 view as of 11:00 P.M. Oct.3

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Bad Company

I only stumbled across this song a week or so ago, which is sad to say. I might have to add it to the same list which include MLB - Chloe Dancer / Crown of Thorns and Tiny Dancer by Elton John.


Perhaps if this hooks you, check out the entire album!

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Robada Pass Concept Art!

Concept Art, wasting 20 minutes while trying to focus on work in Zmodeler, and sidetracking into Paint.net
No matter! But sadly proof my drawing skills haven't improved at all since I was still in baby shoes..

The future Robada Pass pit garage. (front view)


The future Robada Pass pit garage. (rear view)

Regardless of how shit these drawings are...it actually helped a lot to pre-design the building in paint first.