Las Venturas Playground
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Las Venturas Playground News & Updates
I'm pleased to bring you Las Venturas Playground 50. Today's release comes a week late, after we've had severe memory leak issues last weekend. While we were able to fix them by reverting the relevant change, the root cause continues to be unknown.
This release features a new collectable series: Treasures. 50 books have been hidden throughout Red County, Flint County and Whetstone, each of which contains a hint towards a treasure. Finding a treasure will award you around $200,000. Finding all fifty treasures will unlock the gravity key, which allows you to toggle the gravity whilst driving your car!
Also new is a reaction test game, called unscramble the word. Can you guess which weapon "SPCANYRA" describes? Turns out it's challenging to many. Winning a hundred reaction tests now grants you infinite NOS by pressing the fire key, too, and you'll start seeing a drift counter in-game: something we'll talk more about in the next releases.
Finally, there are many small changes, bug fixes, and improvements, and custom objects for three of our most active gangs. If you'd like to help us decide what to work on next, we set up a Feedback Committee, who help us discuss a variety of topics on Discord. Reach out if you're keen to help out!
Other changes in this release include:
FEATURE: A new series of collectables has been added: Treasures. Many thanks to Sophia_Naz!
FEATURE: The Blackbeard and Jack Sparrow achievements are now available as part of Treasures.
FEATURE: A new type of reaction tests: unscramble the word! Welcome to Als Urtvnasa Ludynagrop!
FEATURE: Two new walk weapon lag shot zones have been added: "/deathmatch 10" and 11!
FEATURE: A new vehicle key has been added to toggle gravity, and can be achieved by finding all 50 treasures.
FEATURE: Administrators can now mute guests on IRC through the new "/muteirc" command.
FEATURE: Winning a hundred reaction tests will now award infinite NOS for your vehicles!
FEATURE: We're going to be testing a new drifting system starting this release.
IMPROVEMENT: Muted players can now continue to talk in their gang chats.
IMPROVEMENT: The "/show weapons" text will now also tell you about the spawn weapon commands.
IMPROVEMENT: We've reimplemented many of the abuse restrictions to make them more accurate.
IMPROVEMENT: The "/gang members" dialog will now include indicative colours.
IMPROVEMENT: Various vehicle keys cannot be used within Las Venturas, which means within the highways.
FIX: You can no longer send private messages to players who are muted.
FIX: Only rights will now be inherit when using "/modlogin", while keeping separate user statistics.
FIX: Using "/kill" to avoid death will now always, publicly attribute the kill to the one you're fighting.
FIX: Using "/q" to avoid death will now publicly attribute the kill as well.
FIX: Only administrators are now able to use "/fancy" on other players.
FIX: Various cut-off Nuwani messages containing "NaN" now have proper content again.
FIX: Vehicles can now be saved in the database again.
FIX: An error message will now be shown when trying to delete an in-use alias.
FIX: The "/gbank" and "/gwithdraw" commands now show an error when using negative values.
FIX: Races can start again without issues, even when one of the participants is minimized.
FIX: The "/my" command help will now tell you about availability of spawn weapons.
FIX: When Gunther advertises for donations, it now uses the appropriate donation link.
FIX: Gang bank transactions must now only involve positive amounts of cash.
FIX: It's no longer possible to use "/v respawn" while not in a vehicle.. doh!
FIX: Purchasing a collectable hint shouldn't mess up your cash amount anymore.
FIX: It's no longer possible for players to be in multiple gangs at once.
FIX: The "/whois" and "/zone" commands are now available to administrators by default.
MISC: The Games API now supports continuous games, rather than ones you have to sign up for.
MISC: Our pseudo-random number generator now supports seeded randomness.
MISC: A few actors have been added in honour of PigBenis.
MISC: Custom objects have been added for the CP, cB and tHO gangs.
Have a great weekend,
This week we're happy to bring you Las Venturas Playground 49!
The first big change is that Las Venturas Playground now supports both skin hit and lag shot. Skin hit will continue to be the default on our server going forward, but we'll start to support lag shot in deathmatch zones and other fighting minigames. This release introduces two DM zones in which the old school players among you can enjoy the good old days.
Furthermore, we now have live leaderboards showing which players are ruling Las Venturas Playground. Did you know that Deer_Hunter fights with 59.18% accuracy? That Ricky92 inflicts 5.14k damage an hour, or that the Anonymous Game gang is about to take over pole position from Cheap People despite having less than a third of the members? Now you do!
Other changes in this release include:
FEATURE: "/deathmatch 6", "/deathmatch 7" and "/deathmatch 9" have been added as Lag Shot zones.
FEATURE: "/deathmatch 8" and "/deathmatch 9" are new areas where you can fight in teams!
FEATURE: We now have accuracy, damage, gangs and kill leaderboards on the server!
FEATURE: Using "/q" or "/kill" while fighting will now attribute the kill to your opponent.
FEATURE: The "/guide" command has been added for temporary administrators.
IMPROVEMENT: Using vehicle keys to flip through colours now prefers more vibrant colours.
IMPROVEMENT: The animation commands are now subject to anti-abuse regulations.
IMPROVEMENT: We now have a fancy "/animations" dialog, with the ability to click through.
IMPROVEMENT: Thousands of lines of code have been modernized, much more to follow.
IMPROVEMENT: A fully featured string formatting library has been implemented with "format()".
IMPROVEMENT: Gunther will now announce a helpful message about the leaderboards.
FIX: Administrators can now change the "muted" field of player profiles through Nuwani.
FIX: Leaving "/deathmatch" will now show the right statistics message.
FIX: Undercover players won't show up for temporary administrators in "/admins" anymore.
FIX: Houses cannot be created outside of SA-MP's pickup range (-4096, 4096) anymore.
FIX: Finding a player's aliases will now be done in a case insensitive manner.
FIX: House purchase announcements shown by Nuwani now show up properly again.
FIX: The "/ircpm" command will now be listed as one of the VIP benefits.
FIX: Administrators will now receive a notification when a player's jail time has expired.
MISC: Management members can now change a player's lag compensation mode with "/lagcompmode".
MISC: We now have the ability to control gravity individually for each player.
This release includes contributions from Russell, Holsje, Specifer and Xilent. Many thanks to Freakins, Lithirm, Beaner and Sophia for filing issues.
Finally, we have a Discord rule update: all communication in public channel must adhere to our Community Guidelines. A new "#cave" channel has been created, marked as NSFW, for those of you who want to banter a bit more, but any form of discrimination, racism and serious profanity is still prohibited.
It's time for another update! Las Venturas Playground 48 brings some existing updates, three new races, new statistics for /deathmatch and many other things.
First of all, in spirit of additional transparency, all kick and ban reasons will now be publicly shared on the server, as well as those watching on IRC. While we try out best to investigate each report, it's not always possible to explain the results of an investigation, and this might help a little bit with both transparency and accountability.
Also new is a rewritten vehicle streamer. While you hopefully won't notice too many changes, a few are worth pointing out: it's possible to tune vehicles again, and apply paintjobs and custom colours. Much of the streamer now runs on a background thread, which reduces load on the server as well.
Other changes in this release include:
FEATURE: Killing someone in "/deathmatch" will now grant you extra health, and new stats is being tracked.
FEATURE: The Visage Street Hustle Race has been added. Play it with "/race 39"!
FEATURE: The Los Santos Speedway Race has been added. Play it with "/race 40"!
FEATURE: The Bone Country Heat Race has been added. Play it with "/race 41"!
FEATURE: Kick and ban reasons will now be included as part of kick messages, as well as on IRC.
FEATURE: Leaving messages will now differentiate between timing out, leaving, kicks, bans and reconnects.
FEATURE: Administrators can now use a new "/whois" command in-game, and the "!whois" command through Nuwani.
FEATURE: The vehicle streamer now runs on a background thread on the server.
FEATURE: Administrators can now use "!mute", "!muted" and "!unmute" on IRC again.
IMPROVEMENT: The "/collectables" command now tells you which round you're in.
IMPROVEMENT: Temporary administrators will now be shown in a different colour when using "!players".
IMPROVEMENT: The length of repeat reaction tests can now be configured by Management members.
IMPROVEMENT: The "!serialinfo" Nuwani command will now warn about common serial numbers.
IMPROVEMENT: New locations have been added to the "/taxi" and "/tow" commands.
IMPROVEMENT: A feature was added that can change players into cows.
FIX: The bomb shop and vehicle commands are no longer available unless you have the right collectables.
FIX: The "/collectables" commands is now listed in "/cmds".
FIX: The "/v reset" command has been restricted to Management.
FIX: Achievements will now be announced to people watching through Nuwani as well.
FIX: Vehicle keys (like colour changing and jumping) are now only available to a vehicle's driver.
REMOVAL: The "/v access", "/lock" and "/unlock" commands have been removed, as they were broken for years.
REMOVAL: The "/v color" command has been removed, but we plan to bring it back, including for players.
REMOVAL: The "/v density" command has been removed, but will still be applied silently.
MISC: A Fantasy Island has been added to the map, which can be enabled by in-game Management members.
MISC: PlaygroundJS-plugin is now able to resolve DNS, and can open Web Socket connections.
This release includes changes from Russell, Holsje, Xilent, Badeend, Lithirm and Specifer. Furthermore, we'd like to thank Halo, Beaner, Sophia and Freakins for filing issues on our GitHub project.
I'm pleased to announce the release of Las Venturas Playground 47!
The main update in this release is an overhaul of our collectables. We're introducing Red Barrels, a hundred of which have been spread out over the northern islands. They're super hazardous, so we need your help in blowing them up before they hurt anyone!
To make your life a bit easier, we introduced the "/collectables" command to see your progress, but also to provide you with the ability to purchase a hint towards the next collectable. They start of cheap, but get more expensive quickly... This command also allows you to start over with collecting Red Barrels and Spray Tags, in case you enjoy doing so.
We've also redone achievements. There are now only 13 achievements, but more of them unlock new abilities. This is something we plan to continue doing: each release will include a few new achievements, most of which will unlock something cool.
Other changes in this release include:
FEATURE: Red Barrels have been enabled as a new category of collectables!
FEATURE: It's now possible for people to start over again in collecting Spray Tags and Red Barrels!
FEATURE: We've implemented the Vehicle Keys feature from SAS, many thanks to iou, Lithirm and Kase!
FEATURE: People are now able to speak Swedish again. And other languages as well, of course!
FEATURE: You can now purchase hints to help you find the remaining collectables.
FEATURE: The "/gang members" command will now show you a clear dialog, including last seen times.
FEATURE: The "/collectables" command can now share instructions about what their purpose it.
FEATURE: Messages through Nuwani are now subject to our spam and message filters.
FEATURE: Administrators can now grant you the ability to use indicators on your vehicle.
FEATURE: Beta commands are gone, changing level/VIP on the staging server can now be done with "/accounts".
BALANCING: Earnings for vehicle exports have been increased by ~4x.
BALANCING: The "/boost", "/fancy" and "/flap" commands are now available to administrators.
FIX: Achievements will now be announced to everyone on the server.
FIX: Many commands have been updated to share far better usage information. (2)(3)(4)(5).
FIX: Many bugs related to logging in as a guest have been fixed with a minimal change.
FIX: Storing session information of in-game players has been fixed, also fixing the website issues.
FIX: Gunther will no longer make announcements when there aren't any players ingame.
FIX: We've tried to make the "/seize" command a bit less prone to bugs.
FIX: Some temporary limitations have been added to make "/has" less prone to bugs.
FIX: Mentions won't look weird on IRC anymore, as we've removed the colours in the output there.
FIX: Using an invalid weapon Id for "/my weapon" will now display an error message.
FIX: It's no longer allowed to initiate a phone conversation with yourself.
FIX: Administrators can't remove rights from non-temporary administrators anymore. Sorry Darkfire!
WEBSITE: We've limited daily registrations per IP address to two, in an effort to combat spam.
WEBSITE: We've removed 11,481 fraudulous accounts from our database.
MISC: The Mad Dogg Mansion interior can now be assigned to houses, but is not selectable.
This release includes changes made by Russell, Specifer, Holsje and Xilent. We'd further like to call out Halo, iou and Freakins for filing issues, and, once again, iou, Lithirm and Kase for publishing the SAS gamemode!
Another week, another release. Today we have the 46th major release of Las Venturas Playground for you!
This release brings lots of goodies for gangs. Firstly, we've changed the gang zone algorithm to use mean shift instead, which means that a few more are now showing up, with more accurate determination. Gangs further have been given a joint account, which can be used through /gbalance, /gbank and /gwithdraw. Gang leaders can configure who can withdraw funds with "/gang settings", and all of the gang's members can see the gang's financial transaction logs through "/gang transactions".
Also new in this release is a complete implementation of gang zone decorations, as part of our plan to make gang zones far more powerful. We're not yet ready to enable this by default, but will certainly be experimenting with it in the next bunch of days to smoothen out the rough edges, hopefully enabling us to release it with Las Venturas Playground 47! Let us know if there are objects that should really be available to gangs.
Other notable changes in this release include:
FEATURE: Gangs now have access to a joint bank account, including access settings and transaction logs.
FEATURE: Gang zones are now determined with a Mean Shift algorithm.
FEATURE: Gang zones with VIP-owned houses in them now get an area bonus.
FEATURE: You can now @-mention other players in chat, which will play a beep for them.
FEATURE: Players will receive a personalized message when they own a gang zone.
FEATURE: It's now possible for the kill time feature to be started with custom weapons!
FEATURE: The new "/haystack" implementation has now replaced the original one. Hooray!
FEATURE: We won't know why Eagle_Force_One doesn't have an account, but they can now get some money with "/eaglecash".
FIX: An error will be shown when using "/r" to send a message to someone who has since disconnected.
FIX: Gang zones will now be displayed in the gang's selected colour.
FIX: Nuwani can now tell you when someone is in-game when using "!players Nickname"
FIX: Gunther will no longer make announcements when there aren't any players in-game.
FIX: Earnings for exports, deliveries, GTA Vehicles, minigames, vehicle export and wanted rewards have been increased.
ADMIN: Notices regarding temporary administrators will be sent to the #LVP.Crew IRC channel.
ADMIN: Exceptions to range bans are now available. Use "!rexception" on IRC for more details.
ADMIN: The "!setvalue" command is now able to accurately reflect colours.
ADMIN: The "/psay" command has been added for Management, by request of our dearest Luce.
STAGING: Accounts can now be created on the staging server by using "/register".
MISC: Our own pickup streamer has been removed in favour of Incognito's streamer.
MISC: Russell has received a personal gang zone around his house O+
This release contains contributions from Russell, Holsje, Specifer and Xanland. Also many thanks to Beaner, Freakins and Sophia for filing issues on our GitHub page!
With this release, we've started the work to fully overhaul our minigames with the principle that you should be in control. Don't just play Haystack, play it as you like it: change the difficulty, the number of levels, the time of day. LVP 45 brings the first few steps towards a world in which you can challenge other players to anything, following your rules.
Other changes in this release include:
FEATURE: The "/account" command now shows you your e-mail address, registration date, donations and karma.
FEATURE: We've started working on a new infrastructure for minigames, called the Games API. Try it out with "/newhaystack".
FEATURE: The Los Santos Hills Race has been introduced.
FEATURE: The Red County Race has been introduced.
FEATURE: The "/kickflip", "/engine" and "/flap" commands have been added for Management members.
FEATURE: The "/seize" command has been added, to commandeer a driverless vehicle.
FEATURE: Drive-by is now formally allowed, so the punishment dialog has been removed.
FEATURE: The "/deathmatch" command has been added with some non-stop FFA death match arena's. You can easily add new locations with custom weapons here.
FIX: Players will now have to confirm their new password when using "/account".
FIX: Spawn money has been reimplemented, and money carries between sessions again.
FIX: Cars now have their engines turned off before a race begins.
FIX: Cruises are now more verbose in communicating what's going on.
FIX: IP bans work as expected again. Who knew that a 2007 decision would come back to haunt us?!
FIX: The "/mute" command without a player will show a sensible message again.
FIX: Administrator messages for player use of "/house goto" contain more information.
FIX: Blocked words can't be added as substitutions anymore, and vice versa.
FIX: Information on how to appeal bans now includes our Discord server.
FIX: Information and attribution is shown again when a player gets kicked from IRC.
FIX: Spawn coordinates in the "/islanddm" minigame have been fixed to be above the water.
IRC: Minimized players will now appear in italic when using "!players"
IRC: The "!help" command has been added
IRC: Ban durations are now included when viewing a player's record with "!why".
IRC: Administrators can now use "!supported", "!getvalue" and "!setvalue".
MISC: Players can now change their nickname once every 14 days
MISC: Gunther will now also inform players about minigames and stunts.
MISC: We've upgraded to version 2.9.4 of the streamer plugin; all houses have labels again.
MISC: We've retired our zone-manager-plugin entirely. Thanks for the 10 years of service, bud!
[font=Tahoma, Verdana, Arial, sans-serif]This version includes contributions from Russell, Holsje, Lithirm, Luce, Xanland and Specifer. In addition, many thanks to Sophia, Beaner, Deer_Hunter, Halo, AzKiller and George for filing issues!
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I'm please to announce Las Venturas Playground 44.
Secondly, following a keen observation by Deer_Hunter, we identified and addressed a series of performance issues on the server. There is still more work to do, but we've fixed the primary pain points.
The full list of changes is as follows:
FEATURE: A new type of reaction test has been implemented: remember the number.
FEATURE: Gangs are now able to set the preferred skin for their members with "/gang settings".
FEATURE: All communication is now subject to a common set of blocked words and substitutions.
FEATURE: The server is now able to fix people's grammar in appallingly poor cases.
FEATURE: Player mutes will now persist between playing sessions.
FEATURE: Administrators can now view user notes in the "/account" command.
FEATURE: Administrators can now access the "/lastbans" command, and unban people from there.
FEATURE: Administrators can now control communication features using "/lvp settings".
FEATURE: Nuwani now supports a "!discord" command.
FIX: Gang zones will now actually show up on the map.
FIX: Bank account balances will be included in statistic displays again.
FIX: Property earnings that would overflow a bank account will be given in cash again.
FIX: The "/show spraytag" text has been improved, and "/show discord" has been added.
FIX: The "/show nick" text will now tell players to use the "/account" command.
FIX: Players will no longer be penalized for being idle on the server.
FIX: The "/call" command will no longer apply animations, or prevent you from fighting.
FIX: The Nuwani "!ban" command will no longer recognise IP addresses as Player IDs.
FIX: IRC messages shown after using "/sell all" now include the correct price, rather than $0.
FIX: Muted people cannot talk in gang chat anymore.
MISC: Per-player settings have been migrated to a Supplement.
MISC: The "/r" command is now available to all players, not just VIPs.
MISC: Team chats have been removed for a series of minigames.
Many thanks to Holsje and Specifer for their contributions, and to Xilent, Sinned, Deer_Hunter, H4ls3y and Luce for filing issues.
Finally, we are experimenting with Oscar "Slice" Broman's samp-weapon-config script. It's not enabled on Las Venturas Playground itself, but we do keep it enabled on the beta server to get a better understanding of how it actually works. You can join that server by connecting to play.sa-mp.nl:7778, and we're actively looking for feedback and experience.
We've had a bunch of issues with our website for quite a while now, apologies for that. Most of them should have been resolved:
Registering a new account will work as expected,
The active player overview will display recent accounts again,
Statistics, including rankings, are updating on account pages again.
Many thanks to all of those who have reported issues! Please feel free to continue using this thread to report any additional issues.
Today I'm please to share with you that Las Venturas Playground 43 has been released.
This release introduces the /account command, which allows you to change your nickname, password and view your past sessions. It also gives you access to your player record, which displays the kicks, bans and unbans you've received during your time on Las Venturas Playground. VIPs are able to create two nickname aliases for their account as well, as a new perk.
In addition, with this release we introduce a change in policy: in line with our objective to be fair, we will no longer consider player incidents that happened more than a year ago. People make mistakes: players, administrators and Management members alike, and it is important that we don't get stuck in the past. We'd like Las Venturas Playground to be a community that people want to be part of again.
Other changes in this release include:
FEATURE: Introduction of the /account command.
FEATURE: The bank account limit has been increased to $5,354,228,880.
FEATURE: Introduction of gang zones. Right now they only provide pretty aesthetics. Discussion is welcomed!
FEATURE: Player tax liability has been removed in favour of voluntary community contributions.
FEATURE: Administrators have the ability to enable/disable certain announcements.
FIX: Players can no longer be logged in to the server multiple times.
FIX: The /forward command works again when in a vehicle.
FIX: The /forward command no longer confuses north with south.
FIX: The money bag limit has been increased to $50,000,000.
FIX: The /ircpm command has been changed to issue a NOTICE rather than a PRIVMSG.
FIX: The /crew and /man commands for in-game crew are now working again.
FIX: The stream URL of the Radio 10 channel has been fixed.
MISC: Admins can now change colors on IRC by using #RRGGBB hex syntax.
Many thanks to Xanland and Holsje for their contributions that went in to this release, and to Beaner, George, H4ls3y and Specifer for their bug reports.
I'm glad to announce that Las Venturas Playground 42 has been released.
Other changes in this release include:
FEATURE: Nuwani has been replaced by NuwaniJS.
FEATURE: The `/flip` command may now be used in races.
FEATURE: The `/vr all` command has been added for administrators.
FEATURE: `/show irc` has been added, and `/show ts` has been removed.
FEATURE: Oui FM radio has been removed, Generations Rap FR and Radio 10 have been added.
FEATURE: Various lasting commands have been disabled for temporary administrators.
FEATURE: People can now be slapped with a "Winniegun", whatever that is :)
FIX: Houses with the "Normal House (1)" location may now have an armour pickup again.
FIX: The original trailer must be delivered in the Delivery minigame in order to win it.
FIX: Picking up a dead person's money will not take your own money away again if they were in debt.
FIX: Gang leaders and managers are able to kick all people from the gang again.
FIX: Unregistered players will now always receive their property earnings in cash.
FIX: Unregistered players are now only allowed to borrow up to $10,000.
FIX: Vehicle passengers can no longer use `/jump`, unless they're an administrator.
FIX: The `/house goto` and `/race` commands are now much less prone to abuse.
FIX: The `/isolate` command has been fixed when a player respawns.
FIX: Nitro injection cannot be added to Quad bikes anymore.
MISC: House IDs have been added to admin notices for house mutations.
MISC: The `/pcmd` command has been removed.
MISC: Support for UDP-based echo broadcasting has been removed.
MISC: Support for logstash/ElasticSearch integration has been removed.
Many thanks to Xanland, Holsje and W1nn1e_HC for their contributions, and Halo for his continuous excellent testing.
There is one clarification I would like to make regarding disabling commands for temporary administrators. Our position continues to be that people who receive temporary administrator rights are trusted with the responsibilities that come with it, and they should be able to carry out in-game administrative duties just like any anyone else. There are, however, cases where they aren't in a position to have the knowledge, experience or necessary actions to make consistent decisions with the rest of us, and those we'd like to capture.
Finally, this release also updates the versions of MySQL, v8 and Boost that we depend on, bringing in the latest security enhancements and capabilities.