Las Venturas Playground 44

posted by Russell on Friday, May the 15th at 1:10 PM
Hi all -

I'm please to announce Las Venturas Playground 44.

The first key update is that we've re-implemented all communication on the feature: from chat, to private messages, phone calls and commands such as "/announce" and "/me". They're now all written in JavaScript, fully tested, and have been completely revised to be far more consistent, stable and configurable as possible.

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.

Best,
Russell