Las Venturas Playground
Welcome to the Las Venturas Playground website! Grown from a 100-man community to a network of services with over 119 thousand registered members, it's safe to say that Las Venturas Playground is one of the largest San Andreas: Multiplayer communities around on the internet. Registration is free and easy and gives you direct access to all our features.
Las Venturas Playground News & Updates
Let's start this week off on a good note!
Recently we've had a player who has really stepped up, and shown a lot of interest in helping keep the Server the great place that it is.
Even tho I myself am kinda scared that is slowly taking over the Crew, but that aside let's welcome Diablo to the LVP Administration Team!
On behalf of the Las Venturas Playground Crew,
I would like to announce that Shem (also my clan mate) has joined our Crew Team! I really liked how he worked with his temp. admin rights and I was waiting when he will get promoted which has happened now. He had been keeping good care of our server while other admins were busy so he is here with us helping in administrating our server.
On behalf of Las Venturas Playground Crew,
QUIPT is arranging Deatmatch events, with a variety of Gangs already having confirmed their participation!
More details, including questions or comments, can be found & posted here:
I'm very proud to announce that our beloved player and my clan mate NightFury (AKA Furry) has been promoted to a LVP Crew Member!
He's been temp'ed for more hours than some crew members have been in-game this year. I personally was getting sick of having to temp him when he clearly deserves the rights, so it only makes sense to welcome him to our administration team! He has helped some of players to spray tags and find properties. I would also like to mention that he has achieved 6th place in the LVP 10 Event.
-On behalf of Las Venturas Playground Crew,
A new update has been released for our server, LVP 28.2, containing loads of fixes and small features:
- 37f5f85: Allow players to set their skin using /my skin [Id]. A list of skin Ids can be found here.
- 0e6b7c3: Fix random exploding SprayTag vehicles when spawned.
- f93b56f: Fix a race-bug where a race would end prematurely.
- 54f0af3: Fix a ship-bug where players on the ship during killtime would have godmode.
- 52d45f0: Place Peter's vehicle back at the usual spot.
- 0390a55: Updated streamer plugin to v2.8.1.
- Disabling of /taxi and /kill in the VIP room.
- Various cleanups regarding the LVP10 anniversary code (/lvp10 --> /lvp).
- A great amount of commits by George concerning the LVP website.
On behalf of everyone at Las Venturas Playground,
Server IP: play.sa-mp.nl:7777
Instructions on joining our server can be found here
I'm sure you all had a great weekend, celebrating LVP's 10th birthday and winning prizes! While the biggest prizes have already been won, there are still people we found deserved another award. These people contributed a great deal to Las Venturas Playground over the past 5 or more years and we decided to distinguish these people with an Appreciation Award!
On behalf of the founders and co-owners of Las Venturas Playground I am delighted to award the following people with the prestigious Appreciation Award because of their contributions in the past 5 years:
A lot of the above mentioned people came to visit especially for LVP's 10th birthday after years of absence from Las Venturas Playground! We hope they find the time to hang out from time to time in the future as well!
On behalf of the founders and co-owners of Las Venturas Playground,
These numbers are astonishing to me, but they are absolutely trivial compared to all the activity I have seen in the past ten years. LVP has 118,827 registered players, 65 volunteers who help to run the server and 413 VIPs. 113 people spent more than a thousand hours on the server. Let that sink in for a little bit: a thousand hours. Incredible!
In the same period of time, 6,155 commits were made by 34 authors improving the gamemode, website, infrastructure and forums. Talking about the forums, almost half a million posts were contributed by all of you, a staggering number, and lets not forget about the tree planted in LVPs honour either.
More than five hundred donations were received since LVP started accepting them in 2007- the server was sponsored until that point. After some financial hardship at first, your donations have led the way for the community to be financially healthy, own its own infrastructure and give back to the volunteers and the community through gifts and competitions. Thank you so much.
Im incredibly proud of what all of you have enabled Las Venturas Playground to become, and wish I could have maintained my activity as the years passed. Its impossible for me to express my gratitude- keep it up the fantastic job!
Finally, It's my privilege to share that MrBondt and Russell have joined Sander and Badeend as co-owners of the community. Youre in the very capable hands of these fine gentlemen, so lets finish with some of their personal words on the past ten years.
Badeend: Soon after Peter had started a SA-MP server Sander managed to drag me into all of this. I don't really remember how that happened, but I guess it did. It was still a Dutch server with mainly Dutch players from the Gathering of Tweakers community, but soon it started growing and going international. After a while Peter promoted me to administrator.
I have done many different things in those 10 years, from development of the gamemode to creating some logos, building 'Boteend' and tools to help keep an eye on the server and its crew. Later I became less active ingame, but have always been around on IRC. Lately I've been picking up the game again and having great fun ingame from time to time. And in the meantime trying to keep a global eye on LVP's daily activities, server, crew and developments.
Sander: When I started to play I was one of the first group of daily players on the server ".Peter's server", later called "GoT Server" and finally we became known as Las Venturas Playground.
With the growing number of players, crew was needed to guide everything and everybody. Too bad for some of you, I was one of the lucky ones.
Not long after my promotion to admin I became management. Main task was general day to day management, keeping peace between crew and players, keeping the server running, restarting, etc.
When we started with donations for VIP status, I took the task of Donation Manager on me.
The last few years I'm not very active in-game or LVP-community-related, but I'm still active managing the server, services and our financials.
MrBondt: I joined Las Venturas Playground soon after it changed its course from a Dutch server to an international SA-MP server. I started, like most of the crew, as a normal player. I really liked cruising around San Andreas while chatting with people. Later my attention shifted to IRC, where the Nuwani bots were intriguing me and I developed my own bots to interact with them and the players ingame. Eventually, I was promoted to mod (we still had them back then) and later administrator. I kept developing my bots which got me promoted to Management, where I took up the maintenance of the Nuwani bots. Later this expanded to the website and servers as well, giving me the official position of Technical Officer. Players and VIPs might not know me too well, as I do most of my work in the background. Exactly the way I like it ;)
Russell: So far my contributions have focused on writing code for our gamemode and services, but since last weekend Ill be an advisor for the staff management and hope to broaden my involvement further. Weve got great players, a great staff and a large community backed by good technology, and Im humbled to have been invited to make it even better!
Thanks, and on to the next ten years!
Peter, founder of Las Venturas Playground
Badeend and Sander, founders and co-owners of Las Venturas Playground
MrBondt and Russell, co-owners of Las Venturas Playground
- Our unique DJ, trustful player, absolute event winner, VIP and from today, newest crew member!
With all your activities and contributions you've made for this community, you well deserved it !
Hopefully you will stay many more hours with us and help us keep this awesome server rolling :)
I would personally like to thank everyone for organising and taking a part in LVP's events, I enjoyed spending my time this weekend with all of you guys!
The grand prize of an NVIDIA GTX 970 graphics card will go to Lash, having earned 7274 points, with 1,405 minigames played and 249 kills.
The second place prize will be awarded to the following five players in the contest. This prize will include their choice of a product up to 40 Euros in cost from cdkeys.com, as well as VIP ingame if they do not already have it. These are clearly some of Las Venturas Playground's most valuable players, and the VIP status update is deserved if not already held. Winners will be contacted via forum PM within the coming days to arrange for their prizes to be delivered.
These players are:
[JOKEr]Jibin, with 6307 points from 1240 minigames, and 107 kills.
PacoBeanZ[Dx], with 5874 points from 1133 minigames, and 209 kills.
ThunderEmperor, with 5204 points from 1005 minigames and 179 kills.
TheDestroyer.tDR, with 3147 points from 628 minigames and 7 kills.
NightFury, with 3021 points from 576 minigames, and 141 kills.
In addition to these top 6 players, various other prizes were awarded throughout the day. As a result of random contests, [L]OLLIPOP and ChocoGirl have been given VIP on the server, and Lash was also given a personal property due to his winning of a VIP contest, while already being a VIP of the community. I'd also like to give a special shout-out to Sophia, who has been recording this weekend's events to capture the festivities for all to remember!
Thank you all for your participation, and thank you for making Las Venturas Playground the community that it is today.
On behalf of the Las Venturas Playground Management,
It gives me great pleasure to announce that Joe has been appointed as Las Venturas Playground's Crew Manager! I have been filling this role since December 2015, however I wish to place additional focus on other areas of our community, such as administration of our forum & website. Joe is keen to build upon the existing strength of our crew to identify and resolve weaknesses to further improve the experience that we are able to offer both players and crew members alike. He will also be the primary contact for any complaints (or praise) that you may wish to discuss about any of our crew members.
Please join me in congratulating Joe with his new position!
- The Las Venturas Playground management and crew.