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04
JUN

Awesome features that you may not know about!

posted by George on Sunday, June the 4th at 3:15 PM


Hey folks!

Las Venturas Playground's gamemode has become bigger and bigger over the past ~11 years with thousands of commits in the past year or two alone, and keeping up with all the latest and greatest feature enhancements can be a challenge. As such, I figured it may be handy to write this thread to share some of LVP's features that you may never know existed!

Commands

/hs
Ever sniped someone and wondered if your shot registered? There's an way to do just that thanks to /hs. Any shots that hit your opponent will generate a sound



/settings
This command isn't too well known and provides some basic functionality for those who want a more "minimal" experience. This command has three options: infomsg, newsmsg, showmsg

/settings infomsg [on/off] - this will toggle the automatic messages such as "Save money and stats! Register your nickname at www.sa-mp.nl", "Be part of our community and stay updated with the latest news at forum.sa-mp.nl!", etc.



/settings newsmsg [on/off] - this will toggle notices that appear at the bottom of your screen, such as:



/settings showmsg [on/off] - this will toggle both /showmsg and event notices (i.e. minigame) signup notices:





/ignore, /unignore, /ignored
In the event that someone is annoying you, or you just don't wish to speak to them, these commands will do exactly as they say on the tin, and block communications (both chat & PM) from any player of your choice.



/my
Some of the things you do in game can be tailored towards you. Among the options are /my spawnmoney, to allow you to choose exactly how much cash you'll spawn with and /my deathmessage, to display personalized text that will appear on the screen of any players you kill. Other options include /my minigame, allowing you to chose between either the uzi or tec9 for the FightClub and /sawnoff minigame and so on. Type "/my" whilst ingame to check out the full listing! VIP's have additional features such as the ability to change the weather and time, disable their teleport, etc.



/animations
This command is fairly self explanatory:





/hitman, /bounties, /wanted
With the /hitman command, you can place a "bounty" on a player's head. This will reward the killer of said player with an amount of money that is chosen by the player that creates the bounty. Those with bounties on their head can be identified using the /bounties command. Players listed under /wanted are those who have achieved a kill streak. The higher their wanted level, the more money you'll receive for killing them!



/countdown, /cd
Instead of using the main chat as a form of countdown, the /countdown (/cd) commands will allow you to create a timer of anywhere up to 10 seconds which will display orange "GO" text at the end.



/locate
Want to hunt down a player? /locate is perfect for doing just that. This command will allow you to view a player's world, vehicle (or on foot) and approximate location.





/locations
This command will display a full list of the areas that you can teleport to with the /tow and /taxi commands. For example /tow 9 or /taxi 9 will take you to the Los Santos Airport.



/minigames
For a full listing of every minigame of every type (Deathmath, Races, etc), the /minigames command is what you need!



Special Properties

read-group-chat | Seti @ Home Satellite
Grants owners of the property which curates this feature the ability to read conversations happening in group and gang chats. This is exposed to users as "read-group-chat".

vehicle-modifications | LV Transfender
The owner of the property with this flag will get some money every time a player modifies their vehicle, which could be a new paintjob or other modifications.

customtax-airport | LV Airport
Owners of this property should be able to modify the so called 'custom tax' and have free access themselves to the airport this property belongs to.

bombshop | LV Bomb Shop
LVP features a bombshop property, which will keep the owner up to date of every bomb sale that is being made.

free-teleport | Area 69 Control Tower
Buyers of this property will be able to keep track of teleports all around LVP, while having the ability to teleport for free.

loans | LV Main Bank
Owners of the bank property are able to make money with so called loans: money borrowed by players that has to be paid back with a certain interest. The property owner is able to change this interest and keep track of every loan made.

bar | The Craw Bar
Bar owners will receive a certain amount of money for every drink a player bought.

kaufman-cabs | Kaufman Cabs
LVP has one taxi company called: Kaufman Cabs. The owner of this company is able to change the taxi price, have free taxi rides and track taxi usage of other players.

police | SAPD
Owners of the police property receive money for every shot criminal.

export | LV Exports
Exporting players will let the owner of the export property receive money for every export.

armour | Ammu-Nation
Owners of this property will receive a certain amount of armour every now and then.

health | Fort Carson Medical Center
Owners of this property will receive a certain amount of health every now and then.

weapons-ammo | Shooting Range
Owners of this property will receive a certain amount of weapons and ammo every now and then.

health-protection | LVP Headquarters
Owners of this property will receive a certain amount of health every now and then. In addition, if owners are nearby this property, nobody will be able to buy it from them.



Pickups

There are currently four different pickups:


  • Health
  • Armour
  • Ammo
  • Money

Owners of these statues/pickups will receive complimentary health, armour, ammo or money for each kill they make. They can be located using your radar/map. You may find that other players posses them, in which case, killing said players will force them to drop the statue, allowing you to collect them!



If you've any questions about these features or anything else you'd like to know about Las Venturas Playground, please say so!

Thanks & enjoy! :)