This has been a busy month so i decided to have a second state of the site for this month. GPM has fully been upgraded to 3.0 and we are confident most of the bugs have been sorted out. Now i wanted to touch base on a few changes that people are detecting as bugs. Many of you lost your avatars and thats because we changed the way the avatar system is stored. Back in the older version we had display pictures and avatars separate. This was confusing and really a waste of space so all avatars where saved but the display pictures where removed all you need to do is simply update your avatar in your private settings. With GPM 3.0 we have decided not to bring back the "portal" as members felt it was a unnecessary page proceeding the main forums odds are we wont bring this back as it was in GPM 2.0. We might in the future create a different splash page.
Now i want to go over our plans for the future leading to the new year.
As GTA:V is in the works we are preparing our development teams for the release of GTA:V so we can convert mods as soon as the tools become ready for us to use. We have allocated a significant amount of our SA development to learn IV modding in prep for GTA:V. We are working on new ways to enhance modding and to convert models of which we have in SA over to IV as we have a endless amount of SA mods that would be great on the GTA:IV engine.
As san andreas is really no longer the primary focus we have teamed up with Ryan Lar's group from Ocean View Virtual Emergency Services (OVVES) to operate the IV multiplayer aspect of GPM. This is on the stock multiplayer platform and not IV-MP, they are a great community and i suggest everyone to check it out. You can get more information by clicking the Ocean View Virtual Emergency Services link under the multiplayer section.
San Andreas Multiplayer
Our primary focus is kinda drifting away from SA-MP support as the P:LA server will remain open our focus is going to be on GTA:V as it gets closer to PC release. Now there has been some slander from people that we are using a base on our script that is stolen so i want to get this in the open. The base used for P:LA was the godfather and project venturas (which was GPM's first prototype SAMP server back in GPM classic it was never finished because the developer was in the army and got deployed), now the godfather source has been used and reused for YEARS and is open source. This is not stolen its used by hundreds of servers feel free to take your claim on the godfather source as its free to download on the sa-mp forums.
Right about the end of July we had visited options to create some new sites like GPM as GPM will always remain for GTA we thought well what if we could expand to other games with law enforcement concepts such as the game APB and maybe even LA Nore. My first venture was to do a pre-launch of APBpolicemods.com and see if it was something people would like and it showed promising results. We put that site on hold due to issues with our old hosting company but now we have the servers and the means to run such a site and generate money. This would not cost GPM anything as the server we have can host about 4 GPM size sites on it at one time so all we make would be to make this site self sufficient in money and maybe even pave the way for us being able to buy new high poly models for GTA:IV and GTA:V when the time comes. If your interested in APB feel free to contact me about it we will be needing staff on the new site.
Director of Gtapolicemods.com