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Rockstar officially okays GTA V single player mods

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There’s been a bit of worry for PC-based Grand Theft Auto V players. Rockstar’s seemingly been a bit heavy handed when it comes to swinging its banhammer of late – because modders have ruined GTA Online. A number of single player modders have apparently been caught in the crossfire, leading many to assume that the house of the Housers was against single player modding. They – and the internet at large – can relax. Rockstar’s officially Okayed Single player modding.

In a Q&A on their site, Rockstar said that the recent update – which broke mods – didn’t do so intentionally.

“This was not intentional, no one has been banned for using single player modifications,” it said. “Our primary focus is on protecting GTA Online against modifications that could give players an unfair advantage, disrupt gameplay, or cause griefing.

“It also bears mentioning that because game mods are by definition unauthorized, they may be broken by technical updates, cause instability, or affect your game in other unforeseen ways.”

In fact, they say they “appreciate” mods.

“We have always appreciated the creative efforts of the PC modding community and we still fondly remember the awesome zombie invasion mod and original GTA map mod for GTAIV PC among many other classics. To be clear, the modding policy in our license has not changed and is the same as for GTAIV.  Recent updates to GTAV PC had an unintended effect of making unplayable certain single player modifications.”

As for those mods and hacks that ruin the GTA online experience? They’re working on it.

“We have always taken this issue very seriously and have people dedicated to addressing these problems when they arise. Unfortunately even a tiny minority of people cheating can have a negative impact on a larger population.

In addition, solving this problem requires a different approach on each platform. We have been regularly rolling out fixes for specific exploits and tools to enable us to combat cheating with each patch and we are going to continue to do so. While it’s unrealistic to say we can solve the problem of cheating forever and for everyone, we believe we are making significant progress on this issue and we will continue to work aggressively to stop these griefers in their tracks as best we can.”

So go ahead, mode the heck out of GTA and its sandbox – just don’t do it when you’re playing online. Remember: don’t be a dick.

Last Updated: May 8, 2015

47 Comments

  1. Admiral Chief

    May 8, 2015 at 07:50

    Or as they say in Afrikaans: “Moenie ‘n ____ wees nie”

    Reply

    • Captain JJ Fantasticus

      May 8, 2015 at 08:12

      hond?
      stoel?
      skoen?

      Reply

      • schitsophrenic-toothbrush

        May 8, 2015 at 08:15

        Koos?

        Reply

        • Captain JJ Fantasticus

          May 8, 2015 at 08:16

          Hehe

          Reply

      • Thats_how_I_Troll

        May 8, 2015 at 13:55

        Dit kan rym met hond ook;)

        Reply

    • Lord Chaos

      May 8, 2015 at 08:17

      Hoes?

      Reply

      • Dutch Matrix

        May 8, 2015 at 08:17

        Proes?

        Reply

        • Admiral Chief

          May 8, 2015 at 08:18

          Kardoes

          Reply

          • Captain JJ Fantasticus

            May 8, 2015 at 08:18

            Mengelmoes?

          • Dutch Matrix

            May 8, 2015 at 08:18

            poespas

          • Admiral Chief

            May 8, 2015 at 08:18

            Inderdaad

          • Captain JJ Fantasticus

            May 8, 2015 at 08:19

            Ha. A few people are scratching their heads at that one now ;P

          • Admiral Chief

            May 8, 2015 at 08:20

            Janee, glad nie ‘n lelike woord nie maats!

          • Lord Chaos

            May 8, 2015 at 08:21

            There’s a video of Ernie slicing his drive saying “Ag jou P….”
            The one commentator then proceeds to ask the other “What’s a P…”

          • Admiral Chief

            May 8, 2015 at 08:28

            No, he did not say that. He used the Afrikaans word for box

          • Lord Chaos

            May 8, 2015 at 08:30

            Ah, need to re-watch it then.

          • Admiral Chief

            May 8, 2015 at 08:33

            D and the direction east (in Afrikaans)
            😛

    • Greylingad

      May 8, 2015 at 08:18

      woes met ‘n p? woesp?

      Reply

  2. Hammersteyn

    May 8, 2015 at 07:51

    Friend of mine crack his legit copy of GTA on PC because he couldn’t log in and Rockstar support totally ignored him and all he wanted to do was play the SP.

    Reply

    • Ghost In The Rift

      May 8, 2015 at 07:58

      I had to do that with a few of my games, most recent was DA:I, Denuvo DRM gave me heavy FPS loss in game and cut-scenes, and maybe all of the Assassins Creeds lol, cuz? UPLAY!!

      Reply

      • Skoobaz

        May 8, 2015 at 09:42

        U Hack, U Play

        Reply

    • Greylingad

      May 8, 2015 at 08:16

      I solved the issue with rockstar support by tweeting details about my attempts to contact them, less than 45 minutes later everything was sorted, biggest problem they have is the sheer amount of support calls that don’t get tended to…

      Reply

    • ReaperOfSquirrels

      May 8, 2015 at 08:30

      I did that with AssCreed 2

      Reply

      • Dutch Matrix

        May 8, 2015 at 08:31

        My AssCried after that hot bunny chow. Oh Whoops. Sorry. Misread that…

        Reply

        • Captain JJ Fantasticus

          May 8, 2015 at 08:33

          Haha

          Reply

        • Skoobaz

          May 8, 2015 at 09:54

          Wrong thread. Proceed to Health24

          Reply

    • Aries

      May 8, 2015 at 10:16

      Ive never actually had problems with the game, hoping it stays like that

      Reply

  3. Hammersteyn

    May 8, 2015 at 07:52

    Is it okay if my character is called Richard?

    Reply

    • Admiral Chief

      May 8, 2015 at 08:06

      No

      Reply

      • Dutch Matrix

        May 8, 2015 at 08:13

        Agreed. Hammer should, by law, call all his characters Fabio…

        Reply

    • Rock789

      May 8, 2015 at 08:30

      I think your character is more of a Jeremy, personally… Or perhaps Steven? 😉

      Reply

      • Hammersteyn

        May 8, 2015 at 08:42

        XD

        Reply

      • Skoobaz

        May 8, 2015 at 09:55

        I am Steven, there can be only one

        Reply

  4. Ghost In The Rift

    May 8, 2015 at 07:59

    Don’t think anybody waited on Rockstar for confirmation, i mean if they had to they probably would have waited another 2 to 3 years.

    Reply

  5. Kromas,powered by windows 10.

    May 8, 2015 at 08:10

    First they ban you then okay it. Rockstar are you Microsoft in disguise?

    Reply

    • Dutch Matrix

      May 8, 2015 at 08:12

      Says the guy powered by Windows 10 o_O

      Reply

      • Kromas,powered by windows 10.

        May 8, 2015 at 08:19

        Should have said MS … xbox devision. 😛

        Reply

      • Captain JJ Fantasticus

        May 8, 2015 at 08:20

        Next time his handle is going to be “Kromas BSOD”

        Reply

        • ReaperOfSquirrels

          May 8, 2015 at 08:37

          Or “Kromas Powered by CentOS 6” XD

          Reply

          • Kromas,powered by windows 10.

            May 8, 2015 at 08:38

            Actually …. my server is … sorta.

          • ReaperOfSquirrels

            May 8, 2015 at 08:44

            Was the first distro that came to mind, because I work on it daily

          • Kromas,powered by windows 10.

            May 8, 2015 at 08:48

            Yeah what I meant was my server is messed up. I have 5 flavours of linux plus win 7 and 2 different flavours of SteamOs (technically also linux) 😛

            And it is pretty much just a file/media server (and steam streaming).

  6. Rock789

    May 8, 2015 at 08:28

    Don’t be a fool! Wrap your tool!

    Write that down… 🙂

    Reply

    • Dutch Matrix

      May 8, 2015 at 08:29

      No No Don’t be silly
      Put a condom on your willy
      Def Dames Dope…

      Reply

      • Skoobaz

        May 8, 2015 at 10:02

        Marry a fat chick and be happy the rest of your life?

        Reply

  7. Gr8_Balls_o_KFM_Fire

    May 8, 2015 at 11:49

    Orckstar? Are Rockstar taking over WoW???

    😀

    Reply

  8. desaray

    May 11, 2015 at 16:37

    wasup that my game 100

    Reply

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