If Rockstar was honest: “We’re taking down your mod because no one would buy our version if they knew this was available for free.”

1 : Anonymous2021/12/17 10:20 ID: rieggh
If Rockstar was honest: “We’re taking down your mod because no one would buy our version if they knew this was available for free.”
2 : Anonymous2021/12/17 13:42 ID: hox05pr

They hired the sims developers it seems

ID: hox3t39

Haha I think you might be right

ID: hoxpyf7

One on the left looks like a character from that old Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer stop-motion movies. Now I know why Yukon Cornelius loves the "snow"...

3 : Anonymous2021/12/17 11:24 ID: howln99

WHat is hilarious is how most MODs say that for the mods to work, that people need an official (legally purchased) copy of the game, something to incentivize prospective players to buy the game.

But, when I hear about these AAA-holes who forcibly shut down modders, I always think 'If you don't want me to buy your game, just say so. Don't act like an A-hole about it!'.

ID: howrkd8

well, they removed the original games from sale to stop you buying them, so at least they've been consistent on that?

ID: hox5631

they removed the original games from sale

Do they want pirates? Because that's how you get pirates!

ID: hox54ri

They should've just included the old ones when you buy the new ones and remove the old ones from the store.

ID: hox582k

Oh, so they've just encouraged piracy.

Friendly reminder that piracy is a service problem.

ID: hox74cp

Add that to the list with Rocket League of Unobtainable Steam Games I Have

ID: hox5ost

I guess their theory is that people wouldn't buy a remaster if there is a fanmod that is better. But even then, you need an original copy. So your complaint would be that you can't sell the same game twice to one person. Which is hilarious, because the most famous game with mods is Skyrim, and it was released three times. You never hear Bethesda saying that mods hurt the sales of Skyrim Special Edition and Skyrim Anniversary Edition.

ID: hoxd4o0

Skyrim, and it was released three times

Skyrim, Skyrim Legendary, Skyrim Special, Skyrim Anniversary, and technically, Skyrim VR.

ID: hox838t

Yeah in fact Bethesda counts on modders to finish their unfished games. I got a lot of friends who don't like to mod and tell them that they at least needed the unofficial skyrim legendary edition patch mod as it fixed a lot of bugs that made the game kinda unplayable.

ID: hoxus36

Anecdotally, I know there are people who are holding off on Anniversary Edition because the modding scene doesn’t yet fully support it.

However, Bethesda’s willingness to give pre-release versions of AE to the SKSE team to try and get ahead of the curve shows they know that supporting modders for older games with strong community backing is the way forward.

ID: hox4fy9

So does this create an incentive for modders to now make mods for "unofficial" games? If so that's hilarious irony

ID: hox6e29

The entire reason they remade vanilla wow was because modders kept creating pirated versions and blizzard kept having to shut them down because they were so popular.

ID: hox5x94

The reason the mods require the game itself is because the mods are free to distribute as long as they're not distributing code from the game. Rockstar can't stop them at all. But as soon as Rockstar's code is being sent out with the game...you're distributing stolen goods and the hammer will drop. Then any channel hosting that data will be shut down, the modders won't be able to get hosting for their actually illegal content, and no mod.

ID: hox693q

All they've done is change the torrents to have both the older version of the game with the mods built in. done us a favor really.

4 : Anonymous2021/12/17 11:00 ID: howjnsx

The definitive edition looks like Wii Sports characters

ID: hox5920

It looks like a direct to video 3d animated movie.

ID: hox506d

It looks and feels like Simpsons Hit & Run

ID: hoxi0ca

God I loved that game when it came out. So many good memories

5 : Anonymous2021/12/17 10:36 ID: howhlru

They could have just bought the mods

ID: howhp1l

If only! Then I might’ve actually wanted to replay these games

ID: howy6wx

Right! Instead, Rockstar seems to be trying their best to NOT get people to play these games. It's like we're in the fucking twilight zone or something...

ID: howv9ar

the mods

Anyone here actually knows *what* those mods are? Bc there are various things floating around on the internet that claim "to make a better remake" and most of them simply ditch GTA V look onto it and some smoothener. Which isn't GTA:SA. Oh boy I dislike what R* did, a port of a port (PC -> ios/android -> PC) is hilariously stupid especially the way they promoted it.

If they would have told from the beginning it's just a re-porting of the "updated" mobile versions, all this could have been avoided.

6 : Anonymous2021/12/17 10:29 ID: howh1y1

Wow the mod version is leaps and bounds better. They should hire the guy or buy his mod from him not shut him down.

ID: howm1ho

To my mind, R* games won't hire modders and not gonna pay them enough for their hard work.

ID: howtwl1

Yeah. I just can't understand it. If i were in charge the best modders would swim in money to work for the official team.

ID: howh9h7

Exactly! You get it

ID: howohkw


ID: howy0gr

They want money not quality work

7 : Anonymous2021/12/17 12:19 ID: howqpxi

Can you share gameplay of the modded versión?

ID: howwclm


ID: hox16d7

Is it possible to still get these mods for the games?

ID: hox8rjd

this specific mod was taken down because the modder combined several other mods without asking permission of the original modders. it happened in 2018 and had nothing to do with take-two. source

edit: that video showcases 5 separate mods:

san andreas ultimate retextured - a combination of several texture mods which was packaged without the permission of the original modders.

SA_directX - a graphical mod which appears to be available via the modder's patreon for $5/mo

behind space of realities: american dream - a foliage mod which is available to download on various sites

90s atmosphere vehicles pack reborn 2.0 - a car mod which is available to download

san andreas insanity audio pack - an audio mod which takes sounds from GTA IV, GTA V, and max payne 3 and adds them to san andreas. also appears to be available for download on various sites

none of the mods in that video were taken down by rockstar, and the only one that might (rightly) be taken down at some point is that audio mod

8 : Anonymous2021/12/17 10:21 ID: howghqm

Saw the right side image posted earlier and it’s still pretty mind-blowing. Just imagine if Rockstar hired PC modders instead of Grove Street Games…

ID: howionn

Rockstar is really stupid for hiring Grove Street Games to remaster the game

ID: howvlls

They hired the company that ported the games to mobile then gave them a year to remaster all 3 games. I mean they didn't do a bad job considering, it's Rockstar that should have put the time/money in.

Edit: Rockstar didn't buy Grove St. Games they just changed their name between various GTA ports.

9 : Anonymous2021/12/17 16:40 ID: hoxq0dx

They look like something from a zombie survival mobile game ad.

I’m half expecting to hear some stock gunshot sounds just looking at it.

10 : Anonymous2021/12/17 10:40 ID: howhxiu

Is the image on the left really from the Definitive Edition? That's both hilarious and disappointing at the same time. Who the hell thought that would pass scrutiny?

ID: howi6bu

Yep, I was just as surprised when I first saw it but I think the craziest thing is that the left side was made by a video game studio and costs money while the right side was made by a fan and is free.

ID: hox9rsu

How did you miss the shitstorm on the internet when the game came out? That’s not even the worst face in the game.

11 : Anonymous2021/12/17 12:07 ID: howpi9p

Are the mods still available on the Internet or are they all taken down?

ID: hox1lmb

There is one all encompassing unbreakable law in this reality:

Once it's on the internet, it is always on the internet.

ID: hoxhlir

I single handedly provided a high quality version of a completely removed music video that now has over five million views on youtube. Brought that shit back from extinction.

12 : Anonymous2021/12/17 11:14 ID: howkry8

I suppose they're embarrassed that "amateurs" did a better job? I mean why else would they take it down, not hire them and release this garbage?

13 : Anonymous2021/12/17 15:43 ID: hoxh38w

LOL, that's what they called definitive?

14 : Anonymous2021/12/17 15:22 ID: hoxdyfa

Even the unmodded characters look better. Aged yes, but faithful.

15 : Anonymous2021/12/17 16:48 ID: hoxrby1

Literally looks like the Lvl 100 Boss Meme ad.


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