Around Febuary 2004, GTAForums veteran Demarest began offering to complete missions in the PC versions of GTA III and Vice City for users that were struggling to finish them themselves.
This service was called Save N Play, and quickly became popular with not only people seeking help, but also people willing to help as well.
I began helping as well, and after witnessing many requesters and helpers struggle with getting their saves uploaded onto free hosts, such as RapidShare and YouSendIt, I decided to attempt to make a file hosting site specifically for the purpose of hosting these GTA save files.
And so this service was launched in 2005 (original post).
Over ten years later, the site is still being used by Save N Play and Chain Game participants.
Save Structure Information
While the people below didn't contibute directly, they deserve credit as their research is used on this site.
Feedback and Bug Reports
Demarest, for starting the Save N Play service.
for running Save N Play and Chain Game through out the years and encouraging the site's use.
(I apologize if I'm forgetting other SnP and CG managers. It's been over 10 years and I wasn't always active on the forums.)
Tobias382, for helping me with some programming issues in the site's early days.
LordKurgan, for providing me free hosting in the site's early days.
I am a web developer and systems administrator for a small school disitrct in Texas. In my spare time I am a video game enthusiast and still a web developer.
I like to take on programming projects that pique my interest for fun and sometimes profit. I joined GTAForums in 2003 after taking an interest in modding
Grand Theft Auto III and Vice City.
My Other Work
My work for my job is mostly internal-use only and not available to the public, but here are other things I've worked on.
GTAModding Wiki Contributions
GTA: Liberty City · A total conversion for Vice City to port GTA III in to
Vice City's engine. I ported the RC Bandit side-missions and provide hosting for the download files.
Steve-Ö's "yea dude, I rock!" Tattoo for San Andreas · A simple texture mod for
San Andreas to replace one of CJ's back tattoos with Steve-Ö's (of Jackass fame).
My Steam Workshop · This currently only contains Skyrim mods.
Arrowsmith (Vanilla and
Dawnguard Editions) · Before Bethesda released the Skyrim
Creation Kit (official modding tools). I figured out how to create recipe mods for the game using FallOut Mod Manager and released the original
version of Arrowsmith, which added arrow crafting to the game and was the first mod to do so. I also wrote a
recipe mod tutorial. After the Creation Kit's
release, I re-released the mod on Steam Workshop. With the Dawnguard expansion, Bethesda added their own arrow crafting to the game. Some users of the
original Arrowsmith requested a Dawnguard version and I obliged.
Invincible Hawk Fix · A bug exists in the game that causes hawks
to only be killable once. After they respawn they can't be killed. I discovered this when some Arrowsmith users complained that they couldn't kill
hawks for their feathers (required to make arrows with Arrowsmith).
Jiub's Opus Quest Markers and
Arvak's Skull Quest Marker for Dawnguard · The Dawnguard expansion
includes a dimension/world/plane of Oblivion called the Soul Cairn, which contains a few quests. However the area has no map, some of the quests don't
have quest markers for your compass, and the area is easy to get lost in as it all just kind of looks the same. I created mods to add quest markers to
two of those quests to make finding the required items a little bit easier.
StackOverflow · Sometimes when I'm bored I look for questions on StackOverflow that
I can answer.