Fan Mod Gets San Andreas in Your GTA IV

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Fan Mod Gets San Andreas in Your GTA IV

Niko, my cousin! Want to come and ride some big American jetpacks?

As nice as Liberty City is in Grand Theft Auto IV, there's not a lot of space for things like farms, deserts, and secret military bases. That was really the purview of GTA IV's predecessor, Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, which had the most expansive map of any GTA game to date. But an ambitious group of modders has decided that there's no need for the two to remain separate, and is rebuilding San Andreas in the rather better looking GTA IV engine.

The project - called "Project AndReAGE," a fusion of "Andreas" and "RAGE," the name of the GTA IV engine - is a work in progress, but as you can see from the video, it's still looking pretty darn good. According to a recent update, the map is about 50% done, although as the thirteen-person team has cut the map into 24 different pieces, so some areas are more complete than others. The team is also working hard to bring San Andreas' vehicles to the mod, so hopefully players will be able to cruise around the map with a jetpack.

You can see more images from the mod, as well as keep up with its progress, on its development thread. Fingers crossed, it won't be too long before a demo - or better yet, the mod itself - hits the internet.

Source: Game Informer

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Okay... so a bunch of modders have beaten Rockstar to the smart thing to do?
You disappoint me, Rockstar. This is what I have wanted since GTA IV came out.
San Andreas was easily the best GTA game I've played, and I'd buy a remake without a second thought >.>
I'll have to keep an eye on this one. And look into getting GTA IV for PC >.>

Wake me when they do Vice City.

lol dream come true much?

Seriously, that rocks some serious tits, I do hope they do a decent remodelling of the Buzzard from TBoGT for the Hunter attack helicopter :D

Why wasn't this done sooner? San Andreas was easily the better game of the two in my opinion. Hell, I didn't even really like GTA IV.
Maybe some day I'll buy GTA IV during a Steam sale, then I will recall this mod, and I will be glad. As long as Rockstar doesn't shut it down... They can't do that, can they? They better not.

*attempts to find his lower jaw*
Can I get a Hell Yeah?
And seriously Rockstar, if you actually remade San Andreas with the RAGE engine, it would be the best selling GTA game yet.
Seriously, go do it, WE ALL WANT IT

Looks really nice.
Can't wait to play that mod.
And because I can't wait....I rather play San Andreas now. =]

So....what the hell have Rockstar North been doing all this time then?

I won't deny that it looks really good, I'd buy GTA IV for a mod like that, but I doubt that they'll ever finish the mod since the majority of super-cool ambitious mods are abandoned about halfway.

THANK GOD! Me and my friends have been discussing how awesome that would be forever. I would pay full-price for a mod like that.

San Andreas is by far my favorite GTA.

All the more reason to upgrade my pc and grab a copy :D

Sevre:
I won't deny that it looks really good, I'd buy GTA IV for a mod like that, but I doubt that they'll ever finish the mod since the majority of super-cool ambitious mods are abandoned about halfway.

Or alternatively, get a cease and desist order.

This looks amazing - I can't wait to see the finished product.

That is, if there is one. Which I sure hope there will be.

Lord Krunk:

Sevre:
I won't deny that it looks really good, I'd buy GTA IV for a mod like that, but I doubt that they'll ever finish the mod since the majority of super-cool ambitious mods are abandoned about halfway.

Or alternatively, get a cease and desist order.

This looks amazing - I can't wait to see the finished product.

That is, if there is one. Which I sure hope there will be.

You've brought back the Chrono Trigger/Star Fox memories. You've made it to the enemies list Krunk.

I can't see how GTA V can possibly top this

Can't wait Can't wait Can't wait Can't wait Can't wait...

seriously, whoever came up with this idea is GENIUS!

why wait for Rockstar to make the next best GTA when you can just re-make the best one on the newest engine!

I say let me at it... if it's available to run through multi-player, I have much to plan....

heh heh heh....

I know I'm not the only one who hopes that the Mod includes that music.

This is looking so awesome, it makes me want to play the PS2 one again. Major props to the moders.

That's awesome! Though where's all the colour gone? It looks like another bland 360/PS3 gen game, I remember it being ubervibrant which is kinda what made it such a fun place to explore. The hue variance meant you could actually tell the difference between places whereas this seems to suffer from the GTA4-everything-looks-the-damned-same syndrome.

Man That is gonna be AWESOME x1000

Pretty cool.
San Andreas was a great game, i was quite unhappy when i found out you can't really "pimp" your cars or have planes that shoot rockets in GTA IV
But that map was unbelievably huge... i can't imagine how much work has been and will be put into this.

Rockstar you have just been served :D

Damn now I'll haveto go pickup GTA4 again

And here I was, just minding my own business, when suddenly an excuse to spend a grand or so on a brand new gaming PC came floating by. Well, I'm sure it's a sign from the gods of gaming or something...

Seriously, this is amazing! The only way they could top their own mod is if they were to import the cutscenes and story missions from the original SA, but that's pretty much guaranteed to end with a cease&desist from Rockstar (if they're feeling charitable), or an outright lawsuit. I hope they keep on working on this, and I wish Rockstar had thought of this earlier. Let's be honest here: GTA IV was crap, and the episodes didn't really uncrap the previous crap. I would have bought a remake (or better yet, Episodes from SA) in a heartbeat, so long as the cars handled better.

Oh yes, here's something for the modders, assuming they're actually reading this:
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Keep up the good work!

I had hoped that the maps would be less, how to say this, squared?

It looks almost exactly like San Andreas did, I had hoped for some rounder edges.

Sevre:

Lord Krunk:

Sevre:
I won't deny that it looks really good, I'd buy GTA IV for a mod like that, but I doubt that they'll ever finish the mod since the majority of super-cool ambitious mods are abandoned about halfway.

Or alternatively, get a cease and desist order.

This looks amazing - I can't wait to see the finished product.

That is, if there is one. Which I sure hope there will be.

You've brought back the Chrono Trigger/Star Fox memories. You've made it to the enemies list Krunk.

Bring it. You can't hurt me anywhere close to the likes of Team Gizka.

And Rockstar are dropping the banhammer in 3...2...1...

Kudos if they do finish it before that happens though.

As much as this seems like a great fucking mod for people who loved San Andreas (me not being one of them, although I did like it, now I have to look at them comments and just shake my head.

thethingthatlurks:
Let's be honest here: GTA IV was crap, and the episodes didn't really uncrap the previous crap.

Sure. That's some honesty right there.

Totally not an opinion only really supported by this website's community.

The graphics are pretty bad. It's like the original blocky San Andreas map and textures, but with improved shadows, lighting and water effects. Not much point to be honest.

Let's wait for the lawyers! Because why buy SA when you can download a mod. :PPPPPPP

JourneyThroughHell:

thethingthatlurks:
Let's be honest here: GTA IV was crap, and the episodes didn't really uncrap the previous crap.

Sure. That's some honesty right there.

Totally not an opinion only really supported by this website's community.

*sigh* Calling the game "good" is also nothing but opinion. You'll find that the majority here dislikes GTA IV, hence calling it "crap" is more in line with the average view of the game.

thethingthatlurks:

JourneyThroughHell:

thethingthatlurks:
Let's be honest here: GTA IV was crap, and the episodes didn't really uncrap the previous crap.

Sure. That's some honesty right there.

Totally not an opinion only really supported by this website's community.

*sigh* Calling the game "good" is also nothing but opinion. You'll find that the majority here dislikes GTA IV, hence calling it "crap" is more in line with the average view of the game.

Read my response again. Try to sigh less.

Thank you.

I hope they are going to do VC next

octafish:
Wake me when they do Vice City.

henritje:
I hope they are going to do VC next

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=H15lnSD2f5w

The possibilities...

These guys are amazing for making this mod. So awesome.

Adzma:
And Rockstar are dropping the banhammer in 3...2...1...

Kudos if they do finish it before that happens though.

yayforgiveaway:
Let's wait for the lawyers! Because why buy SA when you can download a mod. :PPPPPPP

RIP Morroblivion... although I think it was actually released at some point

6unn3r:
So....what the hell have Rockstar North been doing all this time then?

I'd imagine GTA 5?

OT: Looks ******* awesome. I'm excited for this. :)

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