May 24th, 2013
I have spent the last 5 hours working on a project in GTA:IV
I have downloaded the Clockwork Mount map mod for the game(PC Only) and I have loved it ever since.
So I decided sine this map has so much offroad potential to hunt down possible trails and rock climbing areas. I found a few spots and marked a recommended trail with orange cones and fences. Also made a few bridges with some logs, and put partially buried logs into hill sides to gain traction on steep inclines.
All was going as planned until I saved and reloaded the objects I placed and noticed that the objects moved upward slightly making all of the logs un climbable
I am going to be working on this project for a while, and release it on OffroadGamer.com and also GTAinside as soon as it is finished.
In the meantime I highly recommend downloading Clockwork Mount, as it is the best map in my opinion of offroad action.
The first version is done! Check out the download section. This file will also be available on GTAinside.com
May 7th, 2013
Here is an idea I came up with. I was recently working on a t-shirt design for a customer and decided to come up with a design for Offroad Gamer.
I am considering having some made up, if this is something you may be interested in, please leave a comment or post on the forums. If I do have them made up they will probably cost $10-15 depending on how many I get made up.
T-Shirt Design. Click to enlarge
May 3rd, 2013
Rockstar Games released 3 new trailers
yesterdayThis week. I was particularly interested in the third one for Trevor, as it seems to be set in the country.
Here are some screenshots I found interesting. The First one shows that we will have trailers again. Looks like it is being pulled by a dodge look alike, and also a ford look a like is pictured.
Second screenshot shows the return of tractors and also a cool jeep.
Third shows the open land with many offroad trails
And the last one shows the truck’s knobby tires, indicating that it is most likely a 4wd pickup
Looks like towable trailers will be making a return
A cool looking jeep and agricultural tractor
Overview of some of the terrain that will soon be conquered
Knobby looking tires on this truck indicate that it may be 4wd offroader
April 5th, 2013
Rockstar Games just released 10 new screenshots last week for the upcoming game Grand Theft Auto 5
There was one screenshot in particular that caught my eye and nearly brought a tear to them.
This screenshot proves that the offroading is going to be amazing in GTA:V. Similar screenshots of this area were released in previously but did not seem to show the mountains in the far distance. This makes me believe that there is going to be offroading potential everywhere you look. I am excited and I know you guys are too. I just wish that Rockstar didn’t delay the release date. We could’ve been exploring this terrain already or in the near future. I think it will be worth the wait.
November 15th, 2012
This is a OffroadGamer approved map for rigs of rods!
I love this map, Masa- from the rigs of rods community has really done a great job at giving offroader’s what they want. This map is jammed packed with a variety of obstacles and trails.
To start with, you must cross a river using a rock bridge. Perfect for testing out the flex and rock crawling capabilities of your rig. Once you cross that you come to a fork in the trail. You can go up a steep incline or follow the trail along the bank of the lake. If you go up the hill you are given another fork in the trail which leads you either across a wooden bridge to rocky terrain or to stay in the grassland/mountainous terrain.
If you decided to take the lowland trail you will be facing some mud and rough terrain.
This map gives you many options and the trails always seem new. To me it seems like no matter how long you play this map, you are always going to find something new. I find it hard to remember the trails, which I like.
The map is pretty large and does require what seems to be a lot of resources, especially running it with the Vegetation at 100% (which I recommend if you are able to do so.) You will really notice some FPS issues in the beginning while crossing the rock bridge, but do not let that stop you from playing this map through, as it does get better once you are away from that area.
He has this map listed as a Work In Progress. He claims there is a lot of work to do, and he is not going to be working on it much right now. The map seems pretty fun as is, and I highly recommend you guys check it out.
Download this terrain from OffroadGamer. Here is the link
November 14th, 2012
Well after watching the second GTA:V trailer released today, my opinion that this game is going to be awesome remains.
Looks like there is plenty of terrain to explore and from the looks of things its going to be mostly offroad. The thing that worries me is that Rockstar Games mentioned that the handling and physics of the game are going to be more grounded, and not boat-like as in GTA:IV. Personally I think they hit the nail on the head with the physics in GTA:IV, and if anything only needed to make very slight changes to make it more realistic. I am worried that they are going to be taking a step back and making the handling more arcade/racing like and will totally destroy the fun of offroading in this game.
I have said it many times, and I will say it again. I believe rockstar games has offroader’s in mind when making the GTA series. In GTA 3 they had offroading challenges with the Patriot. Vice City provided a few offroad challenges as well. San Andreas had many offroad trails and vehicles, the Quad, Sand King, Bandito, Sanchez, Mesa, Rancher just to name a few. GTA:IV was slightly less offroad, but they still threw in some nice places to offroad, and clear trails. So I have reason to believe that they will not ruin this for us.
Back to the trailer. I have noticed that they have brought back the Bandito and Mesa (See article images). I loved the Mesa and was upset to not see it make a return in GTA:IV
I also noticed an unidentified truck around the 22 second mark of the trailer, possibly the Yosemite? Looks like we will be able to pull trailers behind the Semi’s again. I also seen the dogs in the trailer, which leads to the question… Will there be wildlife in the woods? I think it would be pretty cool to be ripping through the woods and come across a deer or bear.
Anyways that my take on the trailer. Please leave yours on the forums.
November 3rd, 2012
Well as most of you already know, Rockstar Games has announced that Grand Theft Auto 5 will be released in Spring 2013!
I have anxiously been awaiting for new details and I was absolutely thrilled upon hearing this news. They have also announced that next week (November 5th) they will be starting Pre-Orders. You can bet I will have mine put in, the first pre-order I have ever done.
They have also told us they are working on the second trailer for the game, I will be posting it on here as soon as it is released.
September 20th, 2012
Yes I know that you guys are probably getting tired of all the changes to the site.
Important information: Your account has already been created and your password should have been reset & emailed to you.
This is going to be the last move! I am tired of changing myself, but the old site software just didn’t offer all the features I needed. I am now using wordpress and I seem to like it pretty well. I have spent a lot of hours working on this site with out telling anyone. I think things are starting to look up for offroadgamer and I needed to move while the site was still growing.
Let’s face it we didn’t have much established before, so it’s not like we lost a lot.
Like I said, wordpress will allot for us to expand without having to upgrade again. I promise not to change it up for a very very very long time.
Thank you for your understanding.
September 16th, 2012
As most of us know, the GTA:V has been announced; however, we do not have a release date. Ever since I heard the news I have been so excited I did not think it would be possible to wait. After they released the first video trailer of the game last year, we discovered that it was indeed going back to San Andreas.
If you recall, San Andreas had loads of offroading potential. The game was still fun to offroad in even tho the vehicle physics were not that great,before GTA:IV came out we probably would have thought the physics were awesome. Rockstar Games… in my opinion, did it right with San Andreas. To me it seems like they encouraged offroading being that they offered plenty of vehicles capable of doing so, such as the Monster Truck, Mesa, Patriot, Bandito, Sanchez, Rancher, Sand King, and the Quad. (I may have missed some) They also had dirt roads, Mt Chiliad, and plenty of open woods. If you ask me they have always favored offroading in the newer Grand Theft Auto series. In Grand Theft Auto III they had offroading challenges, where you took the Patriot up steep hillsides to reach check points. Grand Theft Auto: Vice City had a motor cross track. San Andreas had everything mentioned before, and Grand Theft Auto IV has plenty of trails and the Rancher.
If you ask me, I believe Rockstar is going to deliver in GTA:V! Just look at these screen shots and tell me there is not going to be offroad potential.
In this screen shot we see that the Sanchez will be returning to the game.
This screen shot is showing some trails and river crossings. Looks very promising
Here are some more trails and shallow water crossing
September 12th, 2012
As we all know, I was originally hooked into Digital Offroading by GTA 4′s physics.
This game has an amazing driving experience. It is not 100% realistic for offroading, however, it has provided hours of fun for me and sparked the idea for Offroad Gamer! Several years back I bought a PS3 mainly just for GTA:IV. I probably was not in the game but maybe 20 minutes and already found that I enjoyed how the vehicles handled offroad. As soon as I found the N00se Patriot, I was addicted, thus starting GTAoffroad.com, which eventually turned into Offroad Gamer.
Enough about my personal story, let me talk a little bit about what GTA:IV has to offer.
There are several vehicles that are great offroad, each having their own advantages and disadvantages. For example, the Rancher, while it has the offroad looks and appeal, it performs rather poorly offroad. The Bobcat which looks nice and says 4×4 on the rear, is actually only RWD with way too much power to the rear wheels, thus rendering the vehicle useless in grass and sand. The Patriot, looks more like a luxury street vehicle with sport tires, however handles very well offroad. So really you have to take the good with the bad, unless you are playing on PC and you can download mods
Offroad Locations. There are several places to offroad in. Northern Gardens offers nice places to rock crawl. Alderney offers a nice coastal trail with some rock crawling mixed in. Charge Island has some mud (water) bogging spots. The airport has a nice trail around it that can be used as a rally track. Again PC users get the advantage of downloading new spots to offroad in.
Online gaming is the best feature. You can hang out with friends and ride the trails, schedule multiplayer events and have group rides. The game has something for everyone whether you like offroading or not.
This is definitely a must have game if you ask me.