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28 Jul 2015 - Original San Andreas audio making a come back?
AJ Collins posted in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas July 28, 2015, 06:39:00 pm 412 Views Rating: 0 (0 Rates) Print
Everyone Loves a good comeback story, right? Sea Biscuit, The Mighty Ducks, Robert Downy Jr., Rocky....Kim Kardashian. Toward the end of last year, Rockstar published an update for Grand Theft Auto San Andreas on PC. The update added wonky Xinput support, borked saved games for some countries and made some odd changes to default controls. The biggest controversy the patch caused was removing songs for which Rockstar had lost rights to.
Rockstar was no stranger to having to remove songs. A few years before, Rockstar had to remove a number of iconic songs from Grand Theft Auto: Vice City. Instead of removing the songs from everyone, however, Rockstar created a separate "depot" on Steam that was granted to those who owned the game before the removal. If you had this depot on your account, Steam would download the original audio files instead of the updated ones. For some unknown reason, Rockstar didn't do this for San Andreas, so everyone received the cut audio files - despite warnings on this very site that this would happen two months before the patch went live. While it would have been perfectly acceptable to remove these songs from newly purchased copies, removing the songs from already purchased copies is a huge red flag for anyone considering to go digital with game purchases.
8 months and 21 days have gone by so far without a peep on this issue. Surprisingly, 8 days ago SteamDB detected that two new depot packages have been added to the private beta version of San Andreas: GTA San Andreas: Original Radio Update and GTA San Andreas: Original Radio Update DE (German). Could the original audio be making a comeback for owners who purchased the game before the rights ended? Hopefully it won't take another two months to see the end results of these two packages - and hopefully Rockstar doesn't update anything else. :P
In the mean time, you can use the Steam to V1.0 downgraders that were created in the wake of the updates last year that not only restore the original files, but allow for easier modding and SA-MP/MTA support.
PS: You may have noticed things have been a bit quiet around here. While this is partly due to the lack of any real news coming out of Rockstar worth reporting on; I've been swamped in real life with moving into a new apartment, my full-time IT job and college. I also just found out a few weeks ago that I'm becoming a father in March. Now that I'm finally getting some time to breathe, I fully plan on starting work on some much updates to RockstarNexus and our sister sites GTAStunting and Bully-Board.
10 Jun 2015 - GTA Online ILL-GOTTEN GAINS Part 1 update released
AJ Collins posted in Grand Theft Auto V June 10, 2015, 11:12:00 am 8840 Views Rating: 0 (0 Rates) Print
Itching for some more content in Grand Theft Auto Online? Rockstar has you covered with the first part of the ILL-GOTTN GAINS update. The update features a number of new vehicles, weapons and clothing items to flaunt your new found wealth with.
In addition to the new content pack, Rockstar has also gone live with title update 1.27 which brings a number of much needed fixes to both PC and
13 Apr 2015 - Grand Theft Auto V for PC released
AJ Collins posted in Grand Theft Auto V April 13, 2015, 07:31:00 pm 9665 Views Rating: 0 (0 Rates) Print
After almost 1 year and 7 months of waiting and a truck load of delays, Grand Theft Auto V has finally been released on PC. Be sure to join our Social Club Crew! See you all in Los Santos!
13 Apr 2015 - Grand Theft Auto V PC Rockstar Editor Trailer
13 Apr 2015 - Grand Theft Auto V PC Rockstar Editor Guide
AJ Collins posted in Grand Theft Auto V April 13, 2015, 09:40:00 am 936 Views Rating: 0 (0 Rates) Print
With only a few more hours until Grand Theft Auto V for PC releases, Rockstar has published an extremely helpful guide covering the Rockstar Editor and the brand new Director Mode. If you're wanting to create the next big Grand Theft Auto machinima, this is the guide for you.
On the subject of prepping, Nvidia has released a brand new driver (350.12) which brings SLI and performance tweaks specially for Grand Theft Auto V.
12 Apr 2015 - Exclusive Grand Theft Auto V PC Screenshot
AJ Collins posted in Grand Theft Auto V April 12, 2015, 05:03:00 pm 2753 Views Rating: 0 (0 Rates) Print
With only a few more days until the release of Grand Theft Auto V on PC, Rockstar sent us over this beautiful exclusive screenshot! April 14th can't come soon enough!
Fellow fansites are also starting to receive their own screenshots, so be sure to check them out!
10 Apr 2015 - Grand Theft Auto V PC Previews
AJ Collins posted in Grand Theft Auto V April 10, 2015, 11:49:00 pm 1248 Views Rating: 0 (0 Rates) Print
With Grand Theft Auto V on PC seemingly coming next week without any more delays, a number of gaming websites got a chance to play the game early at Rockstar's HQ. The reception from the press so far has been overwhelmingly postitive. We've summed up just a few key points below.
PCGamer was able to score a full list of Grand Theft Auto V extensive graphical options.
Gamespot also scored an interview of a number of folks from Rockstar North and Rockstar Toronto. The author asked why the PC version took so long, to which one of the developers replied:
The author also pried for more details on the Rockstar Editor, more specially the Director Mode - which allows you to create your own custom scenes.
Rockstar has also updated the official website with a few small screenshots of what the editor will look like.
The previews have also brought 22 brand new screenshots.
Thanks to the pre-loading, we now have access to the Read Me and a list of error codes from the PC version. For those wondering about the physical copies, you will not need to have a disk in the drive to play - though it is still unclear if you can install it without a disk.
03 Apr 2015 - Grand Theft Auto V PC Preload on April 7
AJ Collins posted in Grand Theft Auto V April 03, 2015, 07:02:00 pm 2142 Views Rating: 0 (0 Rates) Print
Rockstar has silently announced via their support website that pre-loading for both Rockstar Warehouse and Steam pre-orders start on Tuesday April 7th. For those who've digitally purchased elsewhere, the article advises you to contact the store for pre-load details.