Version 18 – The cleanup

Version 18 is now complete. In version 18 we aimed to cleanup the entire server and make it as stable as can be. Minimised bugs and increased server stability. I must say that we MET this goal and the server is now way better than ever! Thank you all for your continual support at KCNR.

Major changelog:

1st Person (Onfoot) gameplay (Optional)
San Andreas Customs Armour upgrades
San Andreas Customs Spoiler Colour upgrades
Added the Edwardian Court (future possibilities awaits)
Added an FPS counter
Added more quick strings ($fps, $plate)
Added Dillimore Gas Station and Caligulas Roof
Added clickable menus
Added more skins
Added house item storage (removed weed and seed storage)
Added /ignore and /unignore
Added the Cyanide Pill (removed /kill)
Added password recovery using e-mails (attach e-mails to your account)
Jail System Improvements
Visual Contacting Improvements
LEO System rank rework
Added All Points Bulletin
Added Dirty Cops
Added FBI Skin
Army is now accessed at cop rank 5
Major Crime System revamp
Cop and Criminal Balance improved
Removed Law Enforcement vehicle arrest
Special LEO vehicles now have armour
CIA visibility feature
DM Arena improved
Passenger weapon switching feature improved
Groups improved (added group permissions and more)
Diseases now save
Refactored and improved stickups
/inventory command changes (added /assets)
Achievement queueing system and more achievements
Revamped house robberies
Overhauled the weather system
Decreased weapon prices
Improved the robbery success system
Improved renting
Improved game ranks
Improved trailer attaching across various vehicles
Improved the GPS (Extended GPS)
Improved response tracking (realtime GPS tracking)
Improved refueling
Improved clothes system
Improved taser
Improved the overall menu page experience
Implemented more game elements (ATMs, Garbage Dumpsters, etc)
Improved MANY other gameplay elements
Fixed alot of gameplay bugs

And MANY MANY MORE changes! Click here to see the entire servers’ changelog!

As verison 18 comes to an end, we aim to begin version 19. As SA-MP 0.3.7 is on it’s way, we are basically beginning version 19 with that. SA-MP 0.3.7 updates have already been started for KCNR. We look forward to bring you the enhanced experience of 0.3.7 on release.

Please remember to continue supporting the server through donations as we wouldn’t be here without you donators! Click here to view the donation page.

HAPPY APRIL FOOLS

ALL PLAYERS THAT PARTICIPATED WILL RECEIVE A SPECIAL NON-TRADEABLE CLOTHING ITEM. (PS THIS WILL TAKE TIME. I MUST FIRST REFACTOR THE CLOTHING SYSTEM)

 

APRIL FOOLS BELOW


 

It seems as though we need more administrators across each time zone as currently there is not enough.

Administrators will no longer be hand-picked by myself and the admin team.

The staff application will consist of;

KCNR Username:
Date of Birth:
KCNR Server Registration Date:
Why do you feel that you should become an administrator?:
Timezone and residential information (Where do you live?):
Do you have any sort of programming or other skills?:
Are you grammatically inclined?:
Do you agree to never ever, break any rule under our code of conduct?:
Are you sure that you want to apply for administration status, you only have one chance ever?:
Do you have any administration skills already? If so, where or what have you administrated?:
Referrals?:
Do you have anything else to say? You may talk about yourself here or give us some biography:

 For more information and rules regarding who can apply please click here!

To apply for staff, please click here.


 

Thank you

– The Kar’s Cops And Robbers Team

The war is coming [Community Round Up #3]

Hi everyone, enjoy this new video to see how the new Cyanide Pill feature works. It gets rid of those sad /kill spammers!

 

1. This is pretty cool.

One amazing portait
One amazing portait

 

2. Edwardian VS Uncle Sam.

The war is coming soon.

3. Enmity’s Extremity has also declared war on KCNR. This is not good, not good at all.

4. I don’t know why chickens are trying to take over KCNR.. but this sound REALLY makes my ears hurt! http://www.cluckinbellhappychicken.com/

5. Corruption amongst cops is getting worse… will the entire Police Department get torn apart without a single bullet being fired!?

6. Thanks to Peter for updating the San Fierro Job and the Warehouse Robbery walkthroughs to a 2015 version.

7. Apparently, there’s aliens and space worlds in KCNR now. Be careful, the aliens might creep up on you.

THE GOLD RUSH CONTINUES!

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Greetings, everyone! The winter will soon be over, but before we let that happen,  it’s time to hold the fifth annual Grand Theft Autolympics. With all the great sports from last winter and the inclusion of a brand new sport in Speed Skating, February’s biggest event will surely be spectacular.

Who will join the likes of India, United Kingdom, Pakistan and Bosnia & Herzegovina on the top of the ranking list? There’s always been dominating displays, dark horses and deadly combinations of dexterous competitors. Will it be you who prevails in the end? Tomorrow, on the 7th of February, starting at 8am, it’s time to see who’s the greatest.

Anyone can join!

WHAT’S FAPPENING? [COMMUNITY ROUND UP #2]

Why hello there everyone, what’s going on! We haven’t seen each other for ages!

Let’s get straight to the point in what’s been going on in the KCNR Community 😀

Well, Version 18 is almost finished!

Here’s what we got going for Version 18 so far (First time ever releasing a major change log without the actual final release):

The server rules have been updated! ENJOY!
1st Person (Onfoot) gameplay (Optional)
Extended GPS
San Andreas Customs Armour upgrades
San Andreas Customs Spoiler Colour upgrades
Jail System Improvements
Visual Contacting Improvements
LEO System rank rework
Added Dirty Cops
Added FBI Skin
Army is now accessed at cop rank 5
Major Crime System revamp
Cop and Criminal Balance improved
DM Arena improved
Passenger weapon switching feature improved
Groups improved (added group permissions and more)
Diseases now save
Added an FPS counter
Added more quick strings ($fps, $plate)
Added Dillimore Gas Station and Caligula’s Roof
/inv command changes
Achievement queueing system and more achievements
Improved renting
Improving trailer attaching across various vehicles
Implemented more game elements (ATMs, Garbage Dumpsters, etc)
Improved MANY other gameplay elements
Fixed alot of gameplay bugs

There are MANY more aspects of this update that aren’t listed in this change log, they are in the server updates thread and /updates in-game! Please check them out if you’ve missed any updates with the server!

Version 18 began development on august 6th 2014.

2. That isn’t awesome enough? How about something new once more.. for the first time ever, I (Kar) will be releasing SOME of my ideas that I have for the future of the server and I would like your feedback on the forums 🙂

OMG, Here’s the list!

THESE ARE SUGGESTIONS, I NEVER SAID THAT THEY WILL BE ADDED.

  • Players can drop money while in a robbery
  • Gas station outdoor robberies with a truck, stealing fuel
  • Add law enforcement pd spawn choice
  • Revamp pet system, add overgrown pets, pet shows, fights etc
  • 1st person passenger view
  • Robbery not resetting if arrested in passenger seat (#BUG)
  • HIV disease (Cannot be cured)
  • Make players with hits flash black
  • Add restaurants
  • Make bribe stars only work in the night
  • Expand dirty / good cop system
  • Update fishing and fire fighting

3.

Admin pic Jan 22 2015

Holy crap, look at those sexy administrators!

4. Well as we have all seen the new ‘Kar’s Cops And Robbers’ logo in those pictures, that will be our new trademark! Let’s get social people. Join the KCNR Facebook page today!

5. In other news, we are almost close to conclusion with a new KCNR banner!

6.

New Stripper Bots

Well, we all can see that everyone is so fond of our new stripper NPCs (Non Playing Characters).

More NPCs will be added over the next few months!

7. (Miscellaneous)

Well.. the bug reports forum is almost clean again 🙂

Tiiggy is making awesome videos!  Here, Here and Here!

[[ GRAND THEFT WINTER AUTOLYMPICS II ]] is coming on February 8th! Thanks Edward!
SA-MP 0.3.7 in development (The Release Candidates have began!)

Forum update

We are going to attempt to update the forums again. We expect downtime of the forum to be less than 1 hour. Please bear with us while we are performing the upgrade. We will update this post once the upgrade is done or if we run into any issues.

UPDATE 1 (01:39AM GMT+1): We think it will last at least 2 hours at this moment.

Update 2 (02:06AM GMT+1): We are currently starting the real upgrade part locally. This should take about 30 minutes. After this we will update it on the server. This will take another 30 minutes we think. Please be patient.

Update 3 (02:27AM GMT+1): First part will take about 90 minutes instead if 30.

Update 4 (02:55AM GMT+1): Update seems to have gone well, we are now uploading the data. This will take around 30 minutes.

Update 5 (03:09AM GMT+1): Forums are back!

KCNR is shaping up! [Community Round Up #1]

Well, it seems like San Andreas Customs has once again upgraded their stock with reinforcements this time! Below is a picture that shows how these new reinforcements work.

Now at SAC, you may purchase 5 Armour upgrades, from levels 1-5. In the picture, the camper had no Armour upgrades and took 30 shots of an mp5 and you can see that it neared death from just 30 shots! Now look at the sultan, with a level 5 Armour upgrade taking 30 shots of mp5 ammo! DAMN that’s a massive improvement huh? Armour upgrades are worth it and San Andreas Customs welcomes you all to purchase this upgrade. It saves and loads just like any other SAC Modification. *note this armour upgrade only lowers BULLET damage and not collision damage*.

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Oh, did I mention that you need score to unlock Armour upgrades? Yes! Each upgrade is unlocked with an achievement. 10000 score unlocks level 5 Armour upgrade, that’s all I’m saying!


Here I attempted to host a very cool low rider event, but sadly it died due to my internet slowing down dearly causing me to not see anything in-game but pure pause icons 🙁

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The Halloween event is now officially over.

KCNR is on the look out for new admins! Over the past weeks of my inactivity, (I am now active again) I have noticed the decreased in admin activity in-game. This is not healthy. We will be experimenting over the next few weeks.

The KCNR map goes for a live beta test! Yipppie! Long awaited map feature is finally here! You may few the map by clicking here. Please report any bugs to Peter at his forum thread! There will be an official link on the website sooner or later when the beta test is over and it’s ready for the full release!

Version 18 is in full forced development! Great new things are coming to KCNR! You’ve already seen a few things implemented, SAC armour upgrades, improved Visual Contacts, Major crime system revamp, improved jail system and more! Right now I’m looking into how can I make cop vs criminal chases more interactive by using the new visual contact feature! Version 18 is heading down the right road with all those bugs squashed!

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Just look at all those bug fixes and there are more to come!

Your refunds all will be processed, please stop spamming me about refunds ingame, on the forums and on IRC! The admin team are doing the best to get your stats back (Clothes may not be refunded, I’m sorry)! Especially with the lack of admins right now, it’s sorta hard!

In other news SA-MP 0.3z r2 has been released and this fixes issues with users with fairly new intel graphics card having troubles seeing health bars in SA-MP! If you have this issue, please update here!

I’ve noticed an increase in videos on Youtube over the past month, thanks guys! KCNR needs more advertising and we should all work on that as a community!


The hosted list is something KCNR lacked for a month or two, this decreased the player count for awhile, right now the hosted list is back and I can already see an increase in the player base. We are lacking donations here, not many people tend to see the need to donate. The price of the hosted list has risen. I paid for it with my own money, that’s ok. We’re not in a crises or anything. Just please remember to keep on donating to KCNR as we need your donations in order to continue running!

 

Recent downtime – an update gone totally wrong.

Hello everyone, we are dearly sorry for the recent downtime lasting a day+. The reason behind this is a phpBB3 update gone wrong, messing up the entire server’s database. 3 Separate databases we’re corrupted. The forums, the WordPress and it even messed with the servers database. It corrupted every data we had. This was due to a forum update gone wrong.

But that’s not the bad news, the good news is that the forums and WordPress we’re successfully restored from daily backups with no data lost yet there was an issue with the KCNR server’s database. The corruption was so severe that we have to restore your data back to 13 AUGUST 2014

Your score will be refunded, the admin team will be helping everyone individually with this.

Everything exactly has not been lost!

Your vehicle, businesses and groups (people who have made groups after the restoration date might have those groups lost) haven’t been lost. Now see, the reason behind this is that the corrupt was so weird that not every part of the database was lost. This only damaged majority of the database.

Precautions we are making to prevent weird issues like this in the future:

  1. An improved KCNR database backup system.

What we are doing to fix this terribly mistake is:

  1. Restoring your data based on your recent pictures.
  2. Giving everyone a complementary 1m when you make your refund thread.

I take all blame for this, I was the one who insisted on forcing the update upon the server. Again, I am dearly sorry for this mistake gone bad.