DOWNLOAD CALIFORNIA MEGAMOD V.1.5 for GTA SAN ANDREAS (PC ONLY)
Here you have the links for downloading the 1.51 Beta version (8 Febr 2009) of my California Megamod for the PC version of GTA San Andreas, (it will not work on ps2 or xbox or other consoles, only for PC, and only in windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/7)
I have not tested it in Linux, i don't know if it might work or not, maybe with pc emulation, but because it uses CLEO and several .EXEs, i don't think so.
MINIMUM RECOMMENDED REQUIREMENTS
-Windows XP or windows Vista or windows 2000 or Windows 2003 or Windows 7 (tested in windows 7, but not in 2003)
-Microsoft DirectX 9.0c (XP comes with 8.1 so you need to update after installing your graphics drivers) or DirectX 10 (included in vista)
-Processor at 2000 mhz of faster, (Pentium IV or AMD Athlon/Duron/Sempron)
-Graphic card Nvidia or ATI with at least 64M of own Graphic memory (not shared)
recommended nvidia series 7000, 8000 or 9000 or latest ATI cards with 256M or more
-Must have installed the right drivers downloaded from manufacturer's website (forceware from www.nvidia.com or catalys from www.ati.com) (because generic or default windows drivers don't work for 3d games)
-8 GB or more free hard drive space (recommended 10GB).
¿WHAT DOES CALIFORNIA MEGAMOD V.1.51 INCLUDES?
It comes with a lot of mods (hundreds) this is why it is called a "megamod", but they are not installed in the classic way, they are installed in a special way (with new .EXEs to isolate some of them) because it is imposible to have installed all of them at the same time in the same gta folder because many of them replace the same files) so my megamod is the only one that achives what would be impossible, to have the best mods availlable for GTA SAN ANDREAS installed at the same time in the same game folder, and working all of them. in this way i could install at the same time minor mods + total conversions, without needing several GTA San Andreas installed in your hard drive. GTASA California Megamod is compatible with SA-MP for playing online in multiplayer mode. At the moment it doesn't include SAMP, but you can download and install it from the official website. watch the links at the navigation bar in the right side of the screen.
UPDATE: I have created a Mod for SAMP (San Andreas Multiplayer), I called it CAMP, it allows you to play SAMP with many mods, you can install it in the same folder as California Megamod, but it is an independent mod, so it can also be installed in a GTA San Andreas without mods. you can download it here. it includes SAMP Client and Server version 0,2x and 0,2x update 1, so anyone can play it, no matter where they live. (only South-American people need to use 0.2x because they were banned from the last version of SAMP due to some problems between developers of samp and someone from argentina who hacked the official SAMP Servers because they refused to include his own server in the official list.)
¿What are the differences between each of the .EXEs in California Megamod?
Alien city is not just a simple mod, it is the most amazing and awesome Total Conversion ever made for GTA SAN ANDREAS, it was created by a very talented Russian Designer called Deniska, This total conversion replaces the entire state of San Andreas with a new city set in the distant Future with a very original design.
GTASA Alien city is like a totally new game but this kind of projects takes years to complete so it's not finished yet, this means, it works ok totally stable, but it lacks interiors and teleports and missions and lot of planned features still not implemented. But you should give it a try, because the new city its awesome, it has lots of peds and traffic so you will not get bored easyly.
In this exe SAN ANDREAS doesn't exist no more, is a new city in the distant future (i didn't have enough futuristic vehicles for a right ambientation, so i did what i could.) I did two versions of the same mod, one with the same vehicles as in starman mod titled FutureWorld.exe and another one titled Alien City + Star Wars.exe with Aliens and some vehicles from StarWars movies. in all other .EXEs you still have the original SAN ANDREAS Citys (Los Angeles, San Francisco, Las vegas, etc.).
BIOHAZARD, RESIDENT EVIL, ZOMBIES MOD
in Biohazard, Resident evil and zombies mod, you have 3 diferent zombies mods,
Biohazard is almost a total conversion mod for GTA San Andreas created by very talented modders: Maggots Project (goin-god),It's based on the videogame Resident Evil. Resident Evil is a Zombies Mod made by ZAZ also inspired in the same videogame.
I Adapted these mods to be able to have then installed at the same time in a same gta san andreas folder, otherwise you would need a diferent gta san andreas to play each of them. Also i adapted them in some way that you still can play normal GTA San Andreas without zombies in the other .exes. I just wanted to make clear that i've never claimed to be the author of all mods included in this megamod, some are my work and some are other people's work adapted by me. My work its not just a mod made by installing downloaded things or modifiying some mods to later claim they are mine, this is not what i do. Call it mods or whatever, What I do is advanced stuff in another level, and up to the moment i don't know other people doing the same kind of stuff, so I guess I am the only one. I mean i don't need to claim nothing at all, my work speaks by itself. it's just i'm too busy and sometimes i forget to give credits, but i have plans to do it in the future, remember my work is just a beta, CAM is still under construction, also some of the mods included are very famous so people already know who are the original authors. I don't even have had time to give descriptions of all features included in my megamod here in the website because they are too many.
Crime Wars is a mod where i tried to create something new by replacing police with mafias, terrorists, corrupted agents, etc. I was looking for a mod with no superpowers (or at least without flying powers) and where you didn't acted as a criminal but instead more like a cop, the original name i first thought for this mod was Captain America Mod. In this mod you can dress CJ like many comic heroes like: Captain America, Lobezno, Spiderman, IronMan, Daredevil, Batman, etc.
As i didn't wanted to make a new .EXE for each superheroe i lately renamed the mod to CRIME WARS because it sounded very good and suited good for a mod where you can also be a COP, SWAT, FBI, CIA, a Soldier, a simple guy, etc..
(to select player keep pressing TAB + Q or TAB + E untill you find a player model you like) (TAB is ACTION KEY you can set it to any key you want in the game options)
PRESS 2 FOR SPAWNING A VEHICLE (change vehicle with UP/DOWN and ENTER to SELECT)
PRESS 3 for CLOTHES AND HAIRCUTS AND TATTOOS MENU
PRESS 5 to get into the TUNNING MENU (and other special funtions)
TYPE GHOSTRIDER to SWITCH ON/OFF Ghostrider Powers (Bike Fire).
TYPE KANGAROO to SWITCH ON/OFF Spiderman Powers (Big Junps).
TYPE ROCKETMAN to SWITCH ON IRON MAN jetboots and F or ENTER to SWITH them OFF.
Please note you can't change clothes to peds models so switch to CJ before pressing 3 or else game may crash
in Ghostrider mod you can give CJ the same look as in the movie Ghostrider, you even have the special motorbike for Ghostrider, and some superpowers, to activate Ghostrider powers just type ghostrider, and to disable type it again., for other powers there are some keys:
ACTION + GROUP CONTROL (FORWARD) = You create a fireball.
ACTION + GROUP CONTROL (BACKWARD) = You create a super fireball.
ACTION + CONVERSATION (YES) = Recover your health.
ACTION + CONVERSATION (NO) = Recover your armour.
ACTION + JUMP = Grab the nearest ped and creates a white corona and when disappears, creates an explosion.
ACTION + FIRE = Change your fight style.
ACTION + CROUCH = Creates a big explosion.
TARGET/AIM WEAPON + JUMP = Creates a rain of energy balls.
TARGET/AIM WEAPON + SPRINT = Throws Napalm.
TARGET/AIM WEAPON + FIRE = Perform a special movement. This movement can vary with the fight style.
TARGET/AIM WEAPON + CROUCH = Creates a double medium explosion.
TARGET/AIM WEAPON + LOOK BEHIND = Teleport. Set first the red marker on the map.
ACTION is usually the TAB key
TARGET/AIM WEAPON usually means right mouse button
LOOK BEHIND usually means the backspace key (above ENTER key)
GROUP CONTROL (FORWARD) usually means G
GROUP CONTROL (BACKWARD) usually means H
look at the keyboard controls config screen in the game for more help
in Global overheating i took out the water from lakes and sea, so the landscape changes a lot. you can walk or ride in the bottom of what once was the seabed.
in groove for life you have a open san andreas with many vehicles and weapons and stats at full from the start. as if you had ended the game, you get all the extras activated from the moment you start a new game.
REAL ALL IN 1
REAL ALL IN 1 is similar to Groove for life, it has a lot of main.scm script mods packet inside just one main.scm (obviously cleo didn't existed when this mods was done) this mod may not be totally stable.(might crash sometimes, i haven't tested it too much.)
in Halo mod you can fight a lot of soldiers from the halo game, with their warthog and such, you will also be pursued by aliens, you can play as cj or as masterchief (keep pressing TAB + Q or TAB + E untill you find masterchief model)
in iron man you can dress CJ with the IRON MAN armour (press 3) and fly typing ROCKETMAN you will be able to fight choppers face to face by shooting them if you carry some uzis, in this mod you can fly but you don't have superpowers you can be shot dead with weapons so be carefull.
MASTER MISSION MOD
In master mission mod you have a menu for selecting any mission of the game for doing the ones you like anytime you want. once you select one you get teleported to the right place. To activate the menu press at the same time "Control gang back" and "NO" which are H and N by default. It includes all missions, By selecting "and I mean everything" you change to a new panel with more missions. To start Schools, Trucking, Quarry and Races tournament you still need to go there.
Now you can access to all shops (binco, ammunations, transfender, gym...) from the straight begining, and you don't have to go to your hood.
Gang wars are available from the start and shouldn't ever be off no more, but you'll still loose the territories like after the green sabre mission (pretty cool if you got the whole city and you want to do more gang wars).
All schools are open from begining, and all race tournaments too.
All properties are buyable right away (including Wang cars, abandonned air strip, Zero shop) but to get Madd dog mansion you still got to do "Madd dog's crib", and to get money assets you'll have to finish all the missions of the property (Four Dragon Casino, Doherty, Zero...)
in Myths mod you can hunt for YETI, BIGFOOT, JASON VOORHEES, etc. just like in one of my latest videos.
NOOB MOD is a special mod suitable for people that like to do some stunts or just for having fun without doing missions, you have different menus for spawning vehicles, weapons, teleporting, you have a SUPERNITRO (H key) etc.
to see all keys for all menus press TAB
- H + N Vehiclespawnmod
- G + N Weaponspawnmod
- CAPSLOCK NOS mod
- S + SPACE Superbrake
- SPACE + Y/N Wanted level control
- H + Y Save Anywhere mod
- G + Y Teleport mod
- H + SPACE (enable/disable) Infinite Car/Player
- G + SPACE (enable/disable) Superbikeskill mod
QUASAR MOD AND SPACE INVADERS
in QUASAR MOD you are a marvel superheroe, similar to superman:
AIM + LOOKBEHIND for switching between CJ/QUASAR
JUMP + CROUCH for starting to FLYING
control flight with direction controls (A D S W)
AIM + G fireball around you killing everyone who surrounds you
AIM + H explosion at a fixed distance from you
Y decrease power (affects speed of flying running, swimming, punching.)
N increase power (speed)
G and H for telekinetic powers (with vehicles)
In QUASAR + SPACE INVADERS you have the same as in previous mod but now more interesting and fun because you have lot of enemys to fight (Aliens)
STAR WARS MOD
STAR WARS is similar to space invaders but without quasar, and with different aliens, you have a bit of everything in just one mod: aliens, myths, zombies, ...
some star wars vehicles like millenium falcon, X-wing, A-WIng, etc, some star wars peds like clone soldiers, jawas, darth maul, obiwan, some new weapons with new sound effects like lightsabres, laser pistols, etc.
you also can change the player model to one of 64 (ACTION+ NEXTWEAPON or ACTION+ PREVIOUSWEAPON) (usually TAB + scrollWheel in mouse or TAB+Q and TAB+E)
in starman mod you have the game like in the original game with all original missions but improved with ALL new vehicles and weapons, some new peds, etc.
this is the intended mod to play with if you want to do missions. you can choose to play with or without cleo enabled (to play with cleo just start the game with STARMAN MOD + CLEO.EXE) but be aware that some cleo scripts may cause troubles, like crashes with some missions, also after you finished installation of california megamod you need to set up the cleo scripts to disable some of them that makes first missions crash the game, so please visit the FAQ (Solucion de problemas) page for fixing the troubles (some things are in spanish but if you scroll down you will find the same in english)
What does "+CLEO" means in some .EXEs?
it means that in some .exe cleo works and in others cleo don't work (on purpose) adding "+ cleo" to the name of the EXE i'm telling you that playing with them you will have the new features that cleo scripts adds to the game, like superCJ powers, ghostrider powers, vehicle spawning, clothes menu everywhere, teleporting, etc. and you can at aby time disable or enable some of these features by deciding the .cs files you keep and the .cs files to move outside of the cleo folder.
HOW TO INSTALL
For this megamod to work you need the GTA San Andreas game already installed in your PC. it's better if doesn't have mods, but i think it must work ok even in a gta san andreas with mods. (it is safer to install the megamod over a copy of the game without mods, it doesn't matter if your gta san andreas is full, or just a rip without music, it will work)
This version is very easy to install, just extract all files using winrar 3.7 or newer, copy everything and paste inside your gta san andreas folder.
i have detailled the installation and previous steps to avoid problems if you have some mods installed, so plaease read this first before trying anything.
PREVIOUS STEPS BEFORE INSTALLATION OF CALIFORNIA MEGAMOD
1- make a copy of your gta san andreas folder (better if it does not have any mods)
2- now rename the copy of the folder to TEMPORAL (right click with the mouse the folder to see the rename option in the context menu)
3- now get inside this TEMPORAL folder and delete all files that are not inside a folder, especially all .exe files, (in the original game you only have one exe,but in previous versions of this megamod you will find lot of them, and they will not work with 1.5, so delete them)
4- also delete the folders named CLEO, MODS (in the game without mods there is no CLEO or MODs Folder, so don't worry if you don't find them)
5- go inside TEMPORAL\Models\ folder and if found then delete vehicles.img and aliens.img (they probably don't exist)
HOW TO INSTALL CALIFORNIA MEGAMOD 1.51 (Beta)
6- Now DOWNLOAD all California Megamod v.1.51 files.
|ARCHIVOS||SIZE||DOWNLOAD||UPDATED||GTASA California Megamod 1.5 Part1.rar||390.625kb (381 MB)||Megaupload||8 February 2009|
|GTASA California Megamod 1.5 Part2.rar||390.625kb (381 MB)||Megaupload||8 February 2009|
|GTASA California Megamod 1.5 Part3.rar||252.492 kb (246 MB)||Megaupload||8 February 2009|
|PartidasGrabadasSanAndreas.rar||1080 kb||Rapidshare||6 March 2009|
7- Put all Downloaded files together in the same folder (they must be in the same place, if you don't put them all in the same place then the extracton will fail)
Extract part1.rar using winrar (you can't use another software it must be winrar for a safe installation). winrar will automatically extract everything from all partx.rar files because it identifies all 3 part files as if they were only one big .rar file (if you don't know how to unrar files with winrar don't worry, is very easy, just rigth-click the .part1.rar file and in the context menu that will pop up select winrar -> Extract here
off course you must have winrar already installed or else you will not have this option in the context menu)
8- when extraction finishes you will find a folder named GTASA California Megamod 1.5 now doble click to get inside this folder and you will see a lot of files and folders, now SELECT everything and then click COPY in EDIT menu of windows explorer
9- Now go inside the TEMPORAL folder that we created at the start (the copy of your gta san andreas folder) and PASTE everything inside. Windows will tell you there are files and folders with same names and will ask you what to do, just LET it REPLACE everything (YES TO ALL).
10- Installation almost finished now RENAME the TEMPORAL folder as California Megamod 1.5 or something you like, try to keep it short.
We almost finished, now we are going to install some saved games into your my documents folder where gta san andreas stores your saved games, also there will be a little big surprise for you :D
11- use winrar to unrar the file PartidasGrabadasSanAndreas.rar and then you will find a folder named "MIS DOCUMENTOS" doble click it to get inside and you will see a folder named "GTA San Andreas User Files" get inside it and now select and copy only the DYOM3.DAT file and the MPACK folder.
(i included some saved files, in GTASAsf1.b and GTASAsf2.b you have the game with 75% of missions completed. if you are interested then copy them, if not, just ignore them.)
12- now close everything and in your desktop must be a MYPC icon or MY DOCUMENTS icon use it to go inside your MY DOCUMENTS Folder and there you will find another "GTA San Andreas User Files" enter inside it and select PASTE in the edit menu in windows explorer.
13- Finally a VERY IMPORTANT step to avoid ERROR MESSAGES or GAME NOT WORKING at all, is to DELETE the file named gta_sa.set that is inside your "GTA San Andreas User Files" in your MY DOCUMENTS folder. if you don't delete this file once the game may not work.
NOW Start the game with GTASA Starman mod.exe
when you start the game, if the file gta_sa.set is not present the game will create a new one, this will be the right one, and game will work ok, but you'll have to setup again all presets for graphics, audio, and favourite keyboard controls. but you can do it in just 1 minute.
RECOMMENDED SETTINGS FOR BETTER PERFORMANCE:
put Drawing Distance to minimum, this gives the best results to avoid problems with game engine loading buildings and textures while you drive.
Switch OFF Antialiasing, never turn it on, is only for very powerfull graphic cards.
set quality of effects to Medium or better if your computer is fast.
set Resolution to 640x480 for slow computers, or 800x600 for modern ones, or 1024x768 for powerfull ones (Dual Core + Nvidia 8000 or 9000 series) if the game runs perfect then you can later switch to 1024x768 but i don't recommend bigger settings, because they will make game slower and give you no advantage at all.
INSTALLATION FINISHED, NOW PLAY AND ENJOY.
Remember this is still a Beta Version it has less bugs than previous versions but still lot of work to do. So be patient and don't complain, if you find any problem, and if you want to post a notification of bug then please include a lot of details, if you want me to find the cause and fix it, you always comes with lot of unknown problems i never faced so in order to find the problems and be able to fix them i need a lot of info, for example:
- Did you checked the filesize of the donwloaded files? if not then check them, 95% of problems reported with california megamod 1.4 was because corrupted/incomplete downloads, 99% of people who downloaded and installed again succeed in game working for them.
- name of exe you were playing in (very mportant because the game is different with each one, and a problem may only exist just in one exe, but not in the others.)
- where were you when the problem happened (los santos, san fierro, las vegas, country, etc, and especifiy some famous building or place nearby for easy finding the exact place because some bugs may happen only in specific places)
-what were you trying to do or what key were you pressing at the moment.
(some cleo scripts may conflict with each other or may use global variables and then they may cause game crashing. you can try temporarily disabling some cleo scripts moving them out of the cleo folder)
- were you using any cleo skin? (lobezno, daredevil, predator, Leon Kennedy, etc.)
- were you in any mission or submission?, or trying to buy any item?, then tell me what item or mission.
- What radio station were you listening?
- and off course your PC specs (because game can not work 100% with less than 1GB of ram or without any nvidia or ati graphic card, and because if your pc is very older then tbe problem is probably your pc and not the megamod)
if you have any trouble first read again and carefully instalation intructions and install again, follow them step by step, if the problem remains then contact me, here below, click in comments, and post your questions.
If you still have doubts look at these pictures below, they show how your GTA SAN ANDREAS Folder must look like once everything is installed.