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Learn GTA V Modding Using This Mod To Make Mods

We like to think GTA 5 Cheats has established just how vast the GTA V modding community is. There are countless creative and/or talented people out there, making their own content for this already expansive game. We also frequently report on the best of these mods, and while some are more complex than others, even the simplest mod may seem like a massive undertaking to those who are unsure how it all happens.

Have you been inspired by what you’ve seen, and want to create your own GTA V mod, but don’t have a clue how? Are your skills in coding lacking, and you’ve simply got no idea what all this script business is? Well, fret not, as there are great ways to getting into modding for newbies.


Firstly, considering how large the GTA V modding community is, you’re sure to find a helpful soul out there who would gladly give you some tips. Checking out tutorials online is also a good way to start. However, if you’re more a person of action, and just want t get right to it, the best way to makes mods is to use mods.


More specifically, this mod. The Map Editor mod is what many modders use to alter or add to the existing GTA V world. It is the simplest form of modding, though with enough patience and skill, you can use it to make wacky shit like Planet Chimp. The map editor allows you to spawn any object or prop which exists in the GTA V game files (you could also add downloaded props, or make your own, but that’s for more advanced users), position/rotate/skew/invert them in any way you wish, and move around the under-construction world freely with no restrictions. This is the mod with which all those unique race maps are made, all the new houses and mansions, the beach parties and the bat caves.

Who’s keen on getting into GTA V modding?

You Won’t Believe Just Cause 3’s Map Compared to GTA V

GTA V really has become the go-to staple of open world action-adventure video games nowadays, but that hardly means it is the only one worth mentioning.

The Just Cause franchise, popularized mainly by the second installment which added infinite parachutes and an incredibly fun grappling hook to the formula, has been lauded by a rather significant portion of the more hardcore gaming community as one of the champions of the genre. With extreme player freedom (though in a different vein than Grand Theft Auto), destructible scenery and a immeasurably fun method of transportation (available in GTA V through mods), Just Cause 2 has made its way to many “best of” lists. Well, Crackdown 3 isn’t the only GTA-rival that is coming soon, as Just Cause 3’s launch is also looming.


Another thing Just Cause 2 was known for was its ball-staggeringly large, yet full and vibrant map. The upcoming sequel is following this trend, with Just Cause 3’s map measuring 1000 square kilometers, much like its predecessor. For reference, the map currently playable in GTA V, minus the area of North Yankton, is “only” 129 square kilometers.

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Further, one Just Cause 3 fan has pieced together the game’s map from various teaser images and videos for the upcoming game in order to give us an accurate view of how much of the map will be land, how much will be sea, how the islands will be arranged and so on. Now, in the case of GTA V, it’s a hell of a lot simpler since we’re only talking about one big island, however here, you have many strewn around in an archipelago formation. With Just Cause 3 adding a wing suit to the parachutes and grappling hook, Rockstar better watch out, as GTA V is getting some real competition.

Do any of you guys hope for GTA V’s map getting expanded?

You Can Walk Across The GTA Franchise In 5 Hours

This is what I call an interesting idea for a video. Nowadays, open-world games are dominating the gaming industry, and they have been around in abundance for ages. Wide, seamless, varied game settings have captivated the minds of many a player, with all sorts of hidden secrets and stunning landscapes. However, how well do most players come to know these open worlds? How much of it do they explore? How much of it do they miss? How many players actually go for 100% completion?


Well, even if you don’t explore every nook and cranny of a map, chances are, you’ll be spending a whole lot of time running back and forth all around it. However, these massive and expansive worlds may suddenly seem a lot smaller if you take the most direct route from one end to the other.

One GTA fan decided to walk from one end of the GTA franchise to the other, by running all across the maps of GTA, GTA II, GTA III, Vice City, San Andreas, GTA IV, and finally GTA V, and record it the whole way through. He also times how long it takes to walk from one end of each map to the other, and then add up the time. In the end, if you start at the first game and end with the most recent, you’ll have spent 4 hours and 40 minutes in real time just walking through virtual worlds.

The final result is somewhat skewed due to the GTA V trek having been done in first person, in which the movement speed is greater than the third person walking speed of previous titles, so in truth the time to cross Los Santos and Blaine county would be significantly more than a measly 52 minutes.

How well have you guys come to know the map of GTA V?

Get Trippy With This Psychedelic GTA V Mod

GTA V modders are getting more and more creative in finding ways to screw with your brain. Substance abuse is not the only way of getting high it seems, all sorts of wacky visual stimuli can push you over the edge after a point. To this end video games’ loose interpretation and adherence to the rules of general physics makes them one of the best platforms for experimenting with and developing non-ingested psychedelics, putting them just one notch above motion picture due to the interactivity.


Well, get ready to go on a surreal trip in the southeastern most corner of Los Santos. Mod author Fredfrg has decided to put together an otherworldly amusement park, where you’re one of the attractions. Get ready to become one with hyperspace in a low-budget re-enactment of the faster than light travel scene from 2001: A Space Odyssey. You’ll probably come out in a similar state as you were after watching that film for the first time (provided that you have watched that film. If not, then stop reading this article and watch it).

With a large construction which clearly looks like it intends to use the GTA V player in a vehicle as a substitute for a ball, a surprisingly regal looking hoop and an I-have-no-idea-what-that-is-supposed-to-be spiral thing in the center of it all, you’re bound to be enamored with this mod so much that you’ll forget all about that pink dragon in the kitchen eating leprechauns while unicorns march out of its ass.


After you try this stuff, you’ll certainly be hooked on GTA V. Not that you wouldn’t be already considering the amount of effort Rockstar has put into making GTA V a game that makes you never want to let go of the controller (or mouse), especially with the recent Freemode Events update.

Will you be giving this trippy GTA V mod a try?

GTA V Fan Remakes Map In Minecraft (Pics + Vids)

You know what I would do if I had enough free time to recreate the whole, entire playable map of GTA V on a 1:1 scale in Minecraft?


Well, I sure as hell would not recreate the whole, entire playable map of GTA V on a 1:1 scale in Minecraft. N11ck, however, has decided to dedicate his time to this endeavor (and yes, kudos to him!). Minecraft, the indie hit which places players into a pixellated world the size of Uranus (don’t snivel) with virtually endless possibilities for constructing anything from huts and small gardens through large phallic constructions made from noble metals all the way to massive palaces, cities, underground kingdoms and more.

Minecraft attracted, alongside the hordes of 10 year-olds, a large target audience of extremely bored and/or extremely creative individuals, who took to the low-rez world to recreate buildings, locations or entire settings from their favorite fandom. People have recreated the likes of Azeroth, Middle-Earth and Mata Nui, so it was only a matter of time before GTA V’s map is built with millions of cubes (as opposed to the billions of triangles actually used).

GTA V’s map encompasses a large island with the metropolis of Los Santos, several other smaller settlements, a desert, several mountains, a large lake, and several other biomes and locales. N11ck has been at it for a good long while. He has documented his efforts via Youtube videos.

Minecraft has certain limitations that might have made this project impossible, but N11ck has worked out ways to ensure that GTA V’s map remade in the game. The videos show that there is some serious attention to detail in this project, with building placement perfectly replicated, and the houses and towers are instantly recognizable for anyone who has spent some time in GTA V’s grand city.

What do you guys think of this GTA fan project? Jokes aside we are incredibly impressed!

A US-Sized GTA VI Map Sounds Cool, But Would It Actually?

As always, the GTA VI rumor mills are spinning full force. With non-news and baseless speculation being basically all of GTA 6 journalism, nowadays some news outlets just post the exact same info again and again with yet another clickbait-y title that has no actual correlation with the article.


So let’s step away from the assumptions and conjecture for a moment, and have a discussion about one of the most cited “features” people expect GTA VI to have. The legend says that the next installment of the GTA franchise will have a map that incorporates the whole of the United States, and will be insurmountably massive, containing all previously visited GTA cities, plus some new additions. While making a game world magnitudes larger than what we have today, and filling it with enough content as to avoid it feeling empty would be a massive achievement, would it be good?

I’m going to say it: many games these days are too big and too long. The vast majority of the target audience for open-world AAA games are working people, with little free time. If you give them a game with a play time of 200+ hours and an immense open world to explore they might just say “to hell with this”, put down the controller and go for a smaller, but more focused experience offered by another game.

Don’t get me wrong, I love sprawling, long story-heavy RPGs, or massive open worlds full of interesting places to find and discover, but I find that I don’t really have time to do all this. If I were in Rockstar’s shoes, instead of increasing the size of the open world, I would approach it like Assassin’s Creed 2 did way back when. Several open-world areas, which are medium in size, but extremely detailed. Have GTA 6 include every city, but not opened together, rather as separate areas.

Would you guys want an open-world several magnitudes larger than GTA V’s Los Santos and Blaine County?

GTA V Might Meet Its Match In The Face Of Crackdown 3

It would seem appropriate that one of GTA V’a main rivals, the top crime themed game out there, would be one about restoring order to a city by destroying organised crime. While the Crackdown franchise hardly has the fame and glory of GTA, the newest installment of the Microsoft exclusive franchise, coming soon to Xbox One, will have some pretty unique features that GTA could benefit from. But could it be enough to topple the multi-platform record breaker from its throne?


We don’t think so.

Crackdown 3 will be powered by Microsoft’s cloud computing system. This feature of the Xbox One was briefly explained back when the console was first announced, but not many people really understood what all the fuss is about without a proper example. Crackdown 3 will feature fully destructible environments thanks to this technology, in a way never before seen. Every single building can be blown apart floor-by-floor, wall-by-wall.

However, there are a few quite simple reasons why Crackdown 3 will never be as successful as GTA V was.

Firstly, the audience. GTA V is available on five platforms, while Crackdown 3 will be available on only one, which also happens to be the least-well selling of the platforms still taken into account today.

Another thing is that the bar has been set so high by GTA V over the years since its release, that going over those sales figures is now practically impossible for any franchise which does not have immense brand recognition. Honestly, how many of you have heard of the Crackdown franchise? And how many of you have played the games?

On the flip side, GTA is one of the most well known games in the world. If you’d ask any non-gamer to name three games, GTA would be one of those three nine times out of ten (with the other two most likely being Call of Duty and FIFA… we shall not discuss the quality of said games).

Are any of out Xbox One players looking forward to Crackdown 3?

Check Out All GTA Cities On One Map

The continuity of the GTA series has gone through a few iterations, with three distinguishable “universes” established. The following fan-made map takes a liberal approach to the franchise’s lore, and decides to ignore those universes.


GTA V already has a pretty large map, but that is a recurring trend in the franchise. Another thing to consider is the fact that several other games are notorious for their massive, expansive maps such as Just Cause 2 (the iconic grappling hook of which has been modded into GTA V) or the extreme level of detail like in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.

Following the first two 2D GTA games featuring several cities in which the players could spread chaos and death, with the sole exception of GTA: San Andreas, all games focused on a single city, and the surrounding countryside (if there is any). GTA: San Andreas had a pretty damn big map for its day and age, with the cities of Los Santos, Las Venturas and San Fierro dotting a landscape of extreme variety, with beaches, deserts and mountains.

Now, with several rumors circulating about how GTA VI’s map might be based on the whole of the USA with several cities that can be traversed, one particular GTA  fan mashed together the maps of the 3D and HD universes into a massive continent with all five cities present.

Rockstar has stated in the past that they are interested in making a GTA game down the line which would contain all of their cities, and would allow the player to travel throughout the whole nation in which the games are set. Leslie Benzies, producer at Rockstar Games has spoken of this idea several times.

Of course at some point we would like to have one big world containing all our cities and let the player fly between them and revisit their favorite areas.

What do you think? Would you want a massive sprawling map the size of a country, or would you prefer a smaller, more dense and focused map?

Fan GTA V Map Better Than Official?

You just have to love the GTA V community. Between the plethora of great Rockstar Editor creations, creative and extensive mods, the masterfully shot snapmatic pictures, and the wide variety of fan art, GTA V fans have created so much community content, put so much effort into showing their love for the game, and helping fellow fans enjoy it even more, that it puts most other fandoms to shame. Fans have built LEGO replicas of vehicles from the game, they’ve made domino tributes and videos where they re-create the game in real life.


Most recently, one particular fan of GTA V has made the lives of Los Santos citizens much easier by creating the most detailed and most extensive interactive map of the game’s massive open-world ever.

Tspoon’s map, Unofficial Map for GTA 5, has a host of useful features, making it the premier companion app for your GTA V experience… and it isn’t even an official Rockstar creation! The map can be downloaded from Google Play or the iTunes App Store, or it can be used directly from your browser. The map allows you to toggle between different views of the island, including atlas, road-map and satellite. The map also features the GTA V-equivalent of Google Maps’ street view feature, allowing you to find out exactly where a particular point of interest can be found. It also allows players to sync it with their progression in the game, and in a recent addition the map also includes peyote locations.

The developer recently announced that the next update will feature a search function where you can look-up any street in-game. While the GPS found in the game itself is adequate, this particular app has its uses, and can make your exploits in Los Santos that much more convenient!

Will you be making use of the Unofficial Map for GTA 5?

Concept Map Shows a GTA United States


Grand Theft Auto fan creations come in a variety of forms, from fake magazine ads to movie trailers and everything in between. What we have to show you today is an interesting twist on Grand Theft Auto maps, as it is a concept map of the United States in the GTA Universe.

Created by R10TCreate, it includes the two GTA states San Andreas and Liberty State, along with other locations such as Vice City and new cities modelled after real locations. Since this is the GTA universe, it doesn’t match up perfectly with the real United States. For example, some areas don’t exist at all in Grand Theft Auto. It’s still an interesting idea, and raises possibilities for future GTA games–or even GTA V PC mods.

Area 69 can only be seen on the labeled version of the map.


R10TCreate has publicly said that he plans to add Canada and Mexico to the map in the future. Would you enjoy a GTA game on this scale?