GTA Ideas Pages
those dominoes neatly put on edge in long rows, set in motion by
tipping the first one over, hitting the next one, sending a wave
rippling, branching? Know how to rack up a big score in GTA by
parking several cars close to each other and setting off the first
one? Put it together!
Can a level be created where we can find cars preparked so we have but to blow up the first one and watch the fireworks? Create a level which is policeless, has a steady supply of cars with a low damage rating so they blow up easily, and ramps etc. for parking the cars so the player can make an impressive fireworks display! Then a) publish a memory dump of the moment before the great moment or 0b) use the PROKCHARSUI cheat, switch to single-frame mode before you set off the ripple, and make a screendump every frame, and then compile these conveniently numbered pictures into a movie you publish! Who achieves the world's best/longest/most convoluted domino effect?
Recreate the 3 cities in SimCity2000TM and see whether they work. Check the economics and the traffic simulations. Fly around with SimCopter. Note: requires "SimCity 2000 Urban Renewal Kit" to place the buildings.
Research the cars featured in GTA. Put up a web site with their real names, full color photographs, technical data (weight, speed, engine power) and link to an appropriate web site for current prices.
Create a VRML model of the cities. Put in animated trains to ride on. Recreate the game engine in VRMLscript or Java.
Make a Shanghai tile set using GTA cars. Shanghai? A pyramid made of Mahjongg tiles where you off tiles in pairs. You're bound to have seen a shareware version somewhere. Some of them allow you to design your own tilesets. With all those artistically designed cars around, maybe you can even put together more than only one set...
Design a GTA Trading card game. Invent special powers for some vehicles. Include artistic renderings of cars in city settings.
Make a GTA TotalConversion for Quake. Be sure to program a GourangaGroup Bot. Have a CarDriverBot construction competition with two categories: a) most accurately protrayed annoying driver in everyday traffic b) most reckless driver in the movies/on TV.
A GTA City Map has 256x256 textured tiles. If you drew the map on a paper with a 0.5 cm (1/4") grid length, you would need a sheet that is 1.28 x 1.28 m (5'4" x 5'4") big. (That is why "Grand Theft Auto - The Board Game" will contain a special offer for a mail order big gaming table.)
If vehicle theft were a
legitimate business, it would rank 56 among America's largest
corporations. The NICB estimates 10-15 percent of the vehicles
reported stolen are actually frauds (those stolen in this game
Source: Vehicle Theft Facts, © 1997 National Insurance Crime Bureau
GTA Ideas Pages
by Michael Mendelsohn