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Development of LSPDFR For GTA V Still Underway

We’ve been following the development of the popular LSPDFR mod here at GTA 5 Cheats, and reported on the status of previous versions (check the links). LSPDFR is a total conversion mod for GTA V, where the players take on the role of police officers instead of criminals, which is the exact opposite of what GTA is about. With the recent addition of a pretty extreme anti-modding measure in the 1.28 update for GTA Online, development on the mod was significantly slowed down. The mentioned anti-modding method involved a massive amount of dead code pumped into the GTA V files in order to make the modder’s work much harder, however an unforeseen side effect caused massive performance drops, even in cases where there were no mods installed at all.


Obviously this drew quite a bit of ire and Rockstar swiftly altered the code, however modding is still extremely difficult. The team working on LSPDFR for GTA V, who happened to be the ones that noticed the dead code, announced that they are not giving up, but the mod will be severely delayed. Quite a long time has passed since they previewed 0.2, but the version finally went live on the 14th of July. Two new updates have also been posted since – 0.2b, the newest iteration of the mod, includes a host of new features for players to enjoy.

The new version includes a stun-gun as the default armament for police officers and a new and updated police computer which can be used to identify and track individuals, search areas and unit blips on the map. The computer also has the ability to request identification and issue warning alongside many more functions. Alongside the new features, 0.2b also include a host of bug fixes. The previous build suffered from a few issues such as certain vehicles being “immune” to pulling over, dead suspects still displaying an arrest prompt, some pedestrians being immortal, and mismatched sounds. Smaller miscellaneous fixes and additions are also present in the update, so there is plenty to discover! You can check out the new version here.

GTA V Update 1.28 Delaying LSPDFR

If you’re a dedicated, loyal news reader on this site (yeah, right!) you’ll know that the recently released patch 1.28 for GTA V, containing the second part of the Ill-Gotten Gains DLC, is not only causing some new bugs, but also adversely affected the performance of the game due to additional anti-hacking measures.


The presence of the so called “dead code”, which serves as a decoy, was discovered (or at least reported) first by the developers of the widely popular work-in-progress mod Los Santos Police Department First Response. The mod was recently announced for GTA V, and development is progressing nicely. This is the continuation of the LCPDFR mod for GTA IV, which added various abilities, features and missions to the game, allowing players to act as a police officer. LSPDFR seeks to take things to the next level though by being a complete conversion mod and turning GTA V’s single-player mode into a police simulator, with numerous additional features, as well as some returning from the popular GTA IV mod.

We discussed yesterday how Rockstar’s new anti-mod method works, and why it affects modders. Even in the case of the vanilla game, the new protocol can cause performance issues. In the case of LSPDFR, however, due to the extensive new features and advanced artificial intelligence used, the effects are disastrous. LSPDFR 0.2 was supposed to launch today, but due to the issues update 1.28 caused, it had to be delayed indefinitely. In a recent update posted by the creators of the mod, they’ve managed to identify the first specific script causing issues.

In short, on the previous patch (372), it took 585 milliseconds for the function to be executed 1000 times. On the newest patch (393), it took 2490 milliseconds, which is roughly 2.5 seconds, to be executed 1000 times. This means that this particular function takes five times longer to execute on the latest patch than it did previously.

The script in question is what prevents NPC police officers from killing suspects on sight, and therefore a pursuit with several units would severely hamper performance.

We hope this new version is out soon because the mod is AWESOME. How about you guys – looking forward to LSPDFR 0.2?

GTA V PC Delay: Hitler Reacts


Chances are good you’ve seen at least one of the popular “Hitler Reacts” videos. This meme takes one of the key scenes from the 2004 movie Der Untergang, or Downfall, and adds subtitles to suggest Hitler is reacting to current news or controversies, usually minor. The concept spread like crazy, and you can find dozens of videos on a variety of topics.

And now you can watch Hitler react to the news that the PC version of GTA V has been delayed until April 14.

What do you think? Did you enjoy it? Fans may not be happy with the latest GTA V delay, but at least they can parody the situation and laugh at it.

Should You Pre-Order GTA V For PC?


Many Grand Theft Auto fans are conflicted over whether or not they should pre-order the upcoming PC version of Grand Theft Auto V.

Some never intended to, as they either didn’t care to buy a new version of a game they already played or just didn’t want to play it on the PC. However, others have been put off by the numerous delays. Originally intended to launch alongside the PS4 and Xbox One versions in late 2014, the PC version of GTA V was delayed until January 27, then to March 24, and then to April 14. Of course, some fans have still held on to their pre-orders despite the delays.

If you’re undecided about whether or not you should pre-order GTA V for the PC, here are some things to keep in mind:

  • Pre-orders can be risky. Whenever you pre-order a game, you’re taking a chance on a product that hasn’t been reviewed or played by a wide audience yet. It’s a little different when it comes to a re-release or port, like GTA V, but it’s still worth considering.
  • You could lose your GTA Online progress. Ideally, this won’t happen, but some players lost their characters during the early days of GTA Online as well as during the transfers to the PS4/Xbox One versions, due to corrupted servers. The first PC players are the people most likely to be affected if the GTA Online PC servers have problems.
  • The pre-order bonuses really aren’t that much. While Rockstar is offering a nice chunk of GTA Online cash to anyone who pre-orders, you could make that same money through missions or heists in a relatively short amount of time. Even micro-transactions wouldn’t cost you very much.
  • You won’t have to wait long after the game’s launch. Reviews will comes out bugs will be reported, and you’ll know when it’s safe to play.
  • The digital version will take a while to download. If you want to play GTA V on your PC shortly after launch, and you don’t have a good download speed, pre-ordering it might give you the time you need.

So, what should you do?

If you want to play the game immediately, go ahead and pre-order it, but make sure you know the risks. Consider waiting on GTA Online, at least, until any bugs are known.

If you want the digital version and have a slow download speed, consider pre-ordering and pre-loading it, but keep in mind the above advice.

However, if you don’t mind waiting a short while and want to make sure your game progress is as safe as possible, you might be better off waiting until after its launch to buy GTA V for PC.

Either way, if you were/are considering pre-ordering the PC version Grand Theft Auto V be sure to let us know what you decide in the comments below!

GTA V PC Delayed to April 14


While Rockstar made many GTA V fans happy today with the announcement of a concrete release date for online heists, the news wasn’t all good.

The PC version of GTA V, which was supposed to come out on March 24, has been delayed again until April 14. According to Rockstar, “a bit more time is needed to ensure that the game is as polished as possible, and to make certain that both Heists and the GTA Online experience are ready to roll out on day one for PC.”

If you pre-ordered GTA V for the PC, you’ll receive an additional $200,000 for GTA Online on top of the original pre-order bonuses.

This new delay is disappointing, especially since GTA V PC was already delayed once before, but all we can do is hope Rockstar will use this time to turn it into the best GTA V experience possible. How do you feel about the PC delay?

GTA V on PC Delayed, New Screens and System Specs Posted


Grand Theft Auto V for the PC has been officially delayed, Rockstar confirmed this morning. The news is somewhat surprising given that only a few days ago it was posted by an official Rockstar rep (details here) that the PC version of the game was still on track for a January 27 release date.

The new release date for GTA V on PC is March 24, 2015.

Rockstar has apologised for the delay and said that the PC version “requires a few extra weeks of testing and polish to make it as good as can be.” They also wanted to stress that fans will not be disappointed when the game is finally released later in March this year.

Rockstar also shared that GTA Online for the PC will be able to support up to 30 players and will also includes the much awaited and much delayed heists feature for GTA Online. Coincidentally there was a small piece of good news also made known today in that heists for the current console versions of the game will be launched in a few weeks, ahead of the PC launch on March 24.

Here at GTA 5 Cheats we’re pretty disappointed with the delay too, but that’s gaming for you. What we do know is that the wait will definitely be worth it!

Official Word on GTA 5 PC Launch Delay


Grand Theft Auto 5 for the PC is delayed. Yes, it’s official and was confirmed by Rockstar Games themselves just yesterday. What’s the reason though? Well, they’ve made us wait a little longer for that, apparently is just a matter of the PC version of GTA V requiring a little more development time to make it as polished as possible.

Rockstar has sent out this official explanation via the Rockstar Newswire here.

We’re glad to see so many of you are excited for the upcoming release of the new versions of GTAV and we look forward to sharing more details with you soon. We are also incredibly excited to be bringing GTAV to the PC, but the game requires a little more development time in order to ensure that it is as amazing and polished as possible. Please do stay tuned as we reveal new features and information about all the new versions in the weeks ahead.

We think it makes sense for a couple of reasons: (1) PCs are more powerful than even the Xbox One and Playstation 4, so Rockstar might need more time to really get the most out of it in terms of graphics and artwork; and (2) they might also need more time in order to really lock down GTA Online against PC hackers and crackers…

Anyway we expect much more news on all the new platform releases in coming weeks. It’s going to be a very exciting end to the year for gamers, and a great start to 2015 as well!

Australian Retailer – GTA V Delayed to 2015

GTA V 2015 delay

Just when we saw enough rumors to make it seem pretty likely GTA V would release for the PS4, Xbox One, and PC sometime this November, one retailer released the apology pictured above. Australian retailer Big W advertised a November release for the game, but now claims it was a mistake, as it has been delayed until Spring 2015.

This is far from the first time we’ve heard such rumors, but just last week, Rockstar repeated its statement that the remastered versions of GTA V will be released this fall.

What makes it even stranger is the specific mention of a spring release. Big W is Australian, so Spring 2015 means it wouldn’t release until September-November of next year. We could understand if it was delayed until the early months of 2015, but how could it possibly be delayed for a full year from now? Does this mean it’s delayed in Australia, or is the retailer just mistaken? (Perhaps someone wrote November 2015 by mistake, and this is the result of a typo.)

A few days ago, we discovered that Newegg listed a November 18 release, but all its listings have since reverted to the December 31 placeholder date. When do you think GTA V for PS4/X1/PC will become available?

Say GTA V is Delayed, Get Hacked


Several employees from a marketing firm called “Rantic” seem to have been speaking to a few journalists lately and telling them that GTA V is not only going to be delayed (cause yep, there are rumors of that happening too) but it will be CANCELLED!?

The story goes that Rantic was some sort of off-shoot (or otherwise related) to Rockstar North and the launch of Grand Theft Auto V on the Xbox 360 and the PS3 and that, we guess, based on that they have the inside word on what Rockstar is planning? Yup, it’s weak.

Rantic have apparently even gone so far as to post these developments/beliefs on their website, which has since been hacked and taken over by members of 4chan (screenshot above). They say that Rockstar never even wanted to release a PC version of GTA, but was forced to due to public demand… Rantic mustn’t have heard of GTA: SA and GTA IV each being on PC then?

We guess the moral of the story is, don’t make such massive claims without hard evidence, or a stronger server… or even better, don’t make them about a game as popular and anticipated as GTA V for PC!

Rumor Buzz from Gamescom – GTA V for PC Delayed Until 2015


If you’re a fan of Grand Theft Auto V (OK, stupid question…) then the general “GTA V buzz” at Gamescom this year would not have been to your liking.

Although GTA 5 Cheats couldn’t attend in person, we’ve heard from several sources that there was plenty of gossip at this year’s famous German game fair that GTA V for PC would not be released until the first half of 2015… at the earliest!

This would be a pretty major delay and change from the only official announcements from Rockstar Games on the matter – until now they’ve only commented via the original announcement that a PC version was coming, along side versions for the Xbox One and Playstation 4, in Autumn this year.

In what could be interpreted as another bad sign, there was also no mention of the next-gen versions of the game at the show, which is somewhat ominous if it is indeed going to be launched within the new few months!

One issue which GTA 5 Cheats recently highlighted is that the nailing down the online portion of the game, GTA Online, might be particularly hard for the PC version. Rockstar has struggled to contain all the glitching in GTA Online for Xbox 360 and Playstation 3… and one can easily imagine glitching on a PC version of the game being taken to a whole new level.

We’ll update you as soon as we hear more… but just remember, at least at the moment, that Autumn is still very much the goal – we can’t wait to play GTA V on other systems either!