BCRP for Dummies ((W.I.P.))

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  1. MalteseWolf

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    BCRP Starter Guide

    Well, hello there. The aim of this guide is to guide you on your first baby steps to survival on the Blaine County Roleplay Server. Notice how I said survival. This is not a get rich quick scheme nor will it go into too much detail on every topic. It is meant to be a quick and easy-to-navigate reference point to help out newcomers to the server. So here goes, and you are very welcome to post feedback, corrections or additions you would like to see here. I do not know everything... far from it actually.

    Connecting to the server:

    Listed below you will find some helpful tips for connecting to the server without problems:
    • Double-check that you are connecting to the right address and port number. This can be found on the forums in the 'Server Information' thread under 'Announcements and Updates'.
    • If your GTA:Network client crashes when joining the server, make absolutely sure you have disabled all programs with UI overlays such as Steam, Overwolf, Fraps, etc.
    • If you are kicked off the server when you connect, do not keep trying to connect a hundred times in quick succession. Instead, wait a few minutes and then try again. There is a mechanism that will soft-ban you if you spam reconnections, so give it some time between attempts. Also, see next point.
    • Log in to the Game Panel on your web browser, leaving it running in the background while you try to join the server. This helps the server identify you as a legitimate player and not a DDOSer.
    • Make sure you log in using your Forum Credentials when the Login Screen shows up. Use the correct letter case (so if your Forum username is 'tHis' don't write 'This' in-game). Only people who have passed the RP quiz on the game panel can log in to the server. Characters are created in-game.
    • If all else fails and you still cannot connect, join our Discord Server and ask for help in #support, or the Teamspeak server if you're more comfortable using voice. Links to these are found in the top right corner of the forums.

    General Commands:
    /buy [item name]
    Allows you to buy convenience/weapons/armour items if you are in the respective location. Convenience Stores are marked with a shopping basket blip, Ammunation with a gun blip. You'll need a weapon license to buy weapons (not yet implemented but anyone can buy armour.​
    /changespawn [option number]
    Changes your defailt spawn location after reconnecting to the server. 0 = Paleto Sign, 1 = Last Saved Location (i.e you spawn where you disconnected or crashed last)
    /clothes [slot] [drawable] [texture]​
    When using the Freeroam Male or Female skin (and some 'normal' ped skins), this allows you to change various parts of your clothing depending on the parameters you put in there. Experimental. You can find some information on the parameters you need to input here: https://wiki.gtanet.work/index.php?title=Character_Components
    /dealership
    Needs to be entered at the vehicle dealership (Car blip on minimap) close to the floating text where it is written. Will take you to a UI menu from where you can choose a vehicle to purchase in a number of basic colours. You can pay for the vehicle either using cash in hand or money stored in a Checking Account at the bank, so you don't have to go to the dealership with a lot of money in cash form and risk being robbed.​
    /drop [amount] [item name]
    Drops the specified amount of the specified item from your inventory. Dropped items are lost and cannot be picked back up, so use with care.​
    /getjob
    Gives you the job you are the location for when entered close to the floating text where it is written. Currently available jobs are Fisherman (Sailboat blip), Miner (M blip), Farmer (F blip), and Mechanic (Wrench blip).​
    /help [category]
    Will show you a list of commands related to the category entered.​
    /inv(entory)
    Shows you all the items you are currently carrying on your person, together with the amount of each in brackets.​
    /licenses [character name]
    Lets you show the licenses you have to the character whose name you specify. If no character name is specified, shows your licenses to you. Current license types: Driver, Flying, Boating, Weapon and Medical.​
    /pay [character name] [amount]
    Pays the specified player the specified amount of money from your cash in hand.​
    /props [slot] [drawable] [texture]
    Similarly to /clothes, allows your avatar to wear some props depending on parameters entered. Experimental. You can find some information on the parameters you need to input here: https://wiki.gtanet.work/index.php?title=Character_Components
    /resync
    Resyncs you to the default virtual world and property. To be used only if you are stuck in a virtual world, cannot enter properties with /door, or cannot see the blips on the minimap. Otherwise it might be considered command abuse and you could be reprimanded for it.​
    /setchannel [channel]
    Allows you to set the channel on your radio set, assuming you bought one at a convenience store. Channel needs to be a number between 1 and 9999. Anyone tuned in to the same channel can then hear you speak into the radio and vice-versa. Channel 0 turns off the radio completely.​
    /stats
    Shows you your current stats including Level, Jobs, Money and Phone Number (if you have bought a phone at a convenience store).​
    /support [message]
    Submits an Assistance Request to all online Admins and Community Assistants. If they are available, they can then accept your request and come help you out to their best ability. Please write meaningful and detailed messages in this command, and do not abuse it or troll about with it.​
    /uireload
    Lifesaver when UIs like the bank's and the dealership's start acting up. Will close all UI elements and reload them.​
    /use [item name]
    Used to... well, use some types of items found in inventory. Examples are Cigarettes (puts you in a smoking animation you can then exit with /stopanim), Crowbar (used to break into vehicles you wanna "borrow") and First Aid Kit (heals you up).​
    /whois [player name or character name]
    Shows you the character name, account name, and the level of another player. Useful when you know one name but not the other, or want to make sure a player is of a certain level.​

    Chat Commands:
    /b [message]
    Sends the message as OOC text within (( )) to other nearby players. Identical to /l.​
    /do [message]
    Sends the message as an IC description for describing things. It will show up as, for example: "There is a mound of glass and peanut butter on the floor next to the table where a jar was dropped. ((Character_Name))"​
    /l [message]
    Sends the message as OOC text within (( )) to other nearby players. Identical to /b.​
    /low [message]
    Sends a spoken IC message to players that are within its range.​
    /me [message]
    Sends an IC emote/action message to players that are in range. Will look something like: "Character_Name is sipping coffee outside the bank from a to-go cup."​
    /o [message]
    Sends the OOC message in global OOC chat, which is visible by all connected players. This is normally disabled to avoid spam.​
    /p [message]
    Sends the IC message as spoken words to whoever is on the other end of the phone, assuming you are in a call with someone.​
    /pm [player name] [message]
    Sends the OOC message to the specified player no matter how far s/he is from you. Counts as Metagaming if it is used to get help or share IC information on so use only for OOC matters.​
    /r(adio) [message]
    Sends the IC message as spoken words over the radio assuming you have bought one from a convenience store and set a channel for it with /setchannel. Anyone that is tuned in to your current channel can see this, no matter how far they are from you.​
    /s(hout) [message]
    Sends the message as IC shouted words to all players within its range.​
    /t(alk) [message]
    Sends a spoken IC message to all players within its range. Identical in function to writing test without any command.​
    /w(hisper) [message]
    Sends the message as an IC whispered words to players that are within its very short range.​
     
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  2. MalteseWolf

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    Added "Connecting to the server" section to address common concerns we've been asked about frequently. Also minor addition to the list of jobs in the description of /getjob command because I forgot about Farming :)
     
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    Great job man!
     
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    Under the Connecting to the server section I'd add "And also make sure you've signed in to your Game Panel."

    A ton of times when someone says they can't connect and I ask them if they've signed in to UCP they're like "I forgot!"
     
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    That tip is included in the 3rd point? Is it so easy to miss? You think I should make it more visible and as its own item?
     
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    I may have just missed it as I did a quick readthrough.
     
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    Split the tip about logging in to Game Panel off into its own point to make it more noticeable. Also moved the thread to the Guides sub-forum now that we have it.