Time for another OwlGaming V Developer Diary! This one has enough media to kill your browser.
Be sure to tick "HD" on the video player settings if you want to watch in high quality.
We implemented a new chatbox. The new chatbox lets you customize many elements including:
Number of chat lines
Number of chat tabs
Display name of each chat tab
Filter which types of messages are shown in each tab to help reduce spam and improve readability so you can focus more on your RP
Inactive tabs show how many unread messages you have so you can be sure not to miss anything!
Check out the video below to see the new chatbox in action. Note that the settings page design is still a WIP.
We are introducing an achievement system for V which rewards players in a purely cosmetic fashion for actions performed in game and progression made throughout their time spent on Owl.
These achievements do not impact game play in anyway and achievements points can not be spent on any in game item or content. They are purely an OOC progression system.
We're interested to hear what you think about this, so please give us feedback below.
Police cruisers now include a radar system which reads the license plate of the vehicle in front and within range, as well as the speed. This system also allows the officer to easily run an MDC check on the plate when driving behind a vehicle.
Officers are also able to manually position a trigger zone for the speed/plate detector rather than using the automated one, enabling officers to perform speed traps.
Below is a screenshot of the system during development to show how we pick a target for the automated system. Check out the beta screenshots below for more examples of this system, including speed traps.
Duty System & Clothing Stores
Clothing stores have been added, allowing players to change their clothes on both premade characters and custom skins.
We also added support for skin customization with regards to Duty skins, for all government factions. Check out examples of the cool uniforms you can create below:
UAT Extended Beta
We've been hosting larger 'everyone on' beta test periods, similar to how we schedule UAT meetings. These sessions involve getting the entire UAT and V Development Team on to both RP and perform non-RP actions to try and break things / find bugs as well as determining how suitable the script is for roleplay.
This test went well. We found a couple of bugs which have since been resolved and overall we were impressed with the stability of both the script and the modification itself.
Now for the fun...
Character selection preview
CKed character preview
Unlocking an Achievement
Fighting with a suspect
We pulled out the tank for this one... but he sort of caught himself for us...
Rocket cars - this needs no description (NOTE: these won't be available at your local car store, sorry)
Buying an Ammunation, complete with a Realtor sign
Stunting with a rocket car and backhoe
Police ASU taking off
Running a speed trap with ThatGuy
Music Festival (and an example of notifications)
The latest PD vehicle purchase...
An Ode to GTA San Andreas
Pulling out the big guns for this felon
A visit to the Sheriffs dept
RIP, the first CK of Owl V
Worst Uber driver ever
Catching a ride
Arresting ThatGuy with $10 bail
Group fire fighting
Hoverbikes and chases
Using the police searchlight
Our player list
Out on patrol
When we script a lot, we end up with a few funny bugs along the way:
This dog is pretty dank with his backpack and M4
With our new item system, you have to carry your weed on your genitals
Got skills in Mapping ?
We are hiring mappers for GTA V. This is your chance to have a direct impact on the project and make your mark. Reach out to me on the forums or on Discord to find out more information!
Special Thanks to the staff
As always, the UAT has been awesome in helping us test new features.
A special thanks to @Chaos and @Eloquent for their efforts in scripting the above.
As always, feel free to reach out to us below or via Discord with any questions, concerns, ideas, etc.
Thanks for taking the time to read the developer diary and we look forward to making OwlGaming the number one place to roleplay in both GTA V and MTA.