We've been following the development of the popular police themed total conversion mod for GTA V, Los Santos Police Department First Response, rather closely here at GTA BOOM. Arguably the largest and most ambitious mod for GTA V to date, LSPDFR is filled with an immense amount of content, and has a full development team behind it - plus a pretty large community of GTA V players. A similar mod, LCPDFR, was previously released for GTA IV, and was the project which got the team their reputation and following, however their work with GTA V is even more impressive.
Recently the team has been stricken by a number of setbacks delaying the mod's development and release. With Rockstar's war on GTA Online cheating, modding the game has become increasingly difficult. The counter-measures introduced in the 1.27 and 1.28 updates not only broke mods entirely for a while, but filled the game files with heaps of dead code to make the work of modders that much more difficult, however the method proved to make the game unplayable even on unmodded instances.
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Despite the massive setbacks due to Rockstar's anti-modding measures, development on LSPDFR continued, and they released newer and newer versions. The mod is currently running the 0.2b beta build, and has enough features for it to be a game in and of itself - and all this can be downloaded legally for free.
Now, at this point I think we can all agree that the team working on LSPDFR is awesome.
Well, someone seems to think otherwise. If you visit the LSPDFR website, you'll see a little notice at the top of the page.
The community is currently under a sustained flooding attack. Please expect some drops in service whilst we work to mitigate the attacks. Apologies for inconvenience caused.
A Distributed Denial-of-Service (DDoS) attack basically floods the targeted server with significantly more requests than it can handle, essentially crippling the system. The team is still working on clearing up the issue.
Who do you guys think is responsible for the DDoS attack on the LSPDFR website?