We've been following the development of the popular LSPDFR mod here at GTA BOOM, and reported on the status of previous versions (check the links). LSPDFR is a total conversion mod for GTA V, where the players take on the role of police officers instead of criminals, which is the exact opposite of what GTA is about. With the recent addition of a pretty extreme anti-modding measure in the 1.28 update for GTA Online, development on the mod was significantly slowed down. The mentioned anti-modding method involved a massive amount of dead code pumped into the GTA V files in order to make the modder's work much harder, however an unforeseen side effect caused massive performance drops, even in cases where there were no mods installed at all.
Obviously this drew quite a bit of ire and Rockstar swiftly altered the code, however modding is still extremely difficult. The team working on LSPDFR for GTA V, who happened to be the ones that noticed the dead code, announced that they are not giving up, but the mod will be severely delayed. Quite a long time has passed since they previewed 0.2, but the version finally went live on the 14th of July. Two new updates have also been posted since - 0.2b, the newest iteration of the mod, includes a host of new features for players to enjoy.
The new version includes a stun-gun as the default armament for police officers and a new and updated police computer which can be used to identify and track individuals, search areas and unit blips on the map. The computer also has the ability to request identification and issue warning alongside many more functions. Alongside the new features, 0.2b also include a host of bug fixes. The previous build suffered from a few issues such as certain vehicles being "immune" to pulling over, dead suspects still displaying an arrest prompt, some pedestrians being immortal, and mismatched sounds. Smaller miscellaneous fixes and additions are also present in the update, so there is plenty to discover! You can check out the new version here.