- Apr 13, 2020
Getting started on VC:RP
To start off with, you will need to submit a Character creation request here on the forums (link). Once you’ve been accepted and received your code to login via PM, launch SAMP and load into the server. All there server information can be found here: (link)
I would recommend taking a look through the server rules while you are waiting to be accepted to ensure you do not break any of the rules and get punished for it. (link)
Once you’ve decided what you want to do with your character, there are many different routes you can take to get started. In this guide, it is mainly going to be getting started with a legal character, as some of the things mentioned in this guide, may not be advised to do if you’re wanting to take the illegal route of things.
Before you get started, here is a list of commands that will be very useful during your time on the server:
/help - This will give you a list of options, which will help you with all different aspects of the server. (img)
/map - You can use this to help find your way around Vice City, to all the different jobs, stores, etc. (img)
/stats - This shows all of the stats of your account that you will need to see.
/sk(ills) - Skills show you the progression of each job in the server.
/re(port) - If you need to report something to the admins, ie; someone breaking the rules or if you’re stuck somewhere.
/ask - Using this, a moderator will be able to come to you personally to answer questions or help you out.
/n(ewbie) - You can use /n if you need to ask any script related questions.
/time - shows you the server time, next paycheck and job cool downs.
/toggles - this will give you a list of options you can toggle off/on, such as player names, freezes, vehicle names, etc.
A few key bits of information:
You get paychecks every hour, you can do (/time) to see when your next one is.
You can have 1 job as a Non-VIP and 2 as Silver+ VIP. You can see all VIP perks here: (link) and purchase here: (link).
You can have a maximum of 2 vehicles, unless you have VIP, you can have upto 5.
After 25 hours, the hungry system will be introduced to you, meaning you will need to go to restaurants to eat to keep your hunger up. If you don’t eat, you will become sick and it will eventually kill you.
Every business you can buy from will have an interaction point, this is just a floating arrow you can see, showing where you need to type the command for the business.
So, now you’ve loaded into the server, you may want to collect an array of things to get yourself kick started; an ID, drivers licence, change of clothes, a vehicle, registration for your vehicles and maybe a phone and walkie talkie to contact your friends. You get either one of these first, depending on if you’re willing to take a little risk.
One of the faster routes, to stop yourself from running back on yourself would be to head straight to the bank to withdraw some money;
Withdraw some money
(/map > Businesses > Bank) - follow the checkpoint and head inside, crouching to enter. Once inside, head over to the interaction point and you can do (/bwithdraw [amount]) - I would recommend taking around $3,000 out, this should cover the cost of everything in this guide.
Buying some clothes
After you’ve come out of the bank, you should head to the clothing store to get a change of clothes to suit your character.
(/map > Businesses > Clothing Store) - this will lead you to the nearest clothing store. When you’re inside, head to the interaction point and do (/buyclothes) - this will bring a menu up where you can choose the skin for your character. You can also come back here once you have 20 playing hours to buy accessories for your character such as hats, watches, masks etc. You can do this by typing (/buytoys).
Next, you have a couple of options. You can either run to city hall to get yourself an ID, or you can buy yourself a vehicle to drive over there. Bear in mind, if you choose to get the vehicle first, you will not have an ID or driver's license, so it will be against the law if you get pulled over by the police.
Buy yourself a vehicle
If you want to get your vehicle first, head outside and the dealership is just to your right - or you can do (/map > Vehicle Related > Normal Dealership) if you struggle to find it. Head inside and do (/buyvehicle) at the interaction point. You will then be able to choose the vehicle you wish to buy (within your budget, you can do (/stats) to see how much you have in the bank). You can view all of the vehicles you can purchase on the server and see a bit of information about them here: (link).
Once you have found the vehicle you want, click on it and you should get the option to pay with cash or your bank. You should use your bank if you only took the recommended amount out earlier.
After purchasing your car, head outside and do (/callcar) - this will lead you right to your vehicle! You can do (/lock) or press (‘H’) to unlock it. Hop in and you can do (/e) or press (‘N’) to start it up.
Get an ID
Depending on which route you chose, you should head straight to city hall to get yourself an ID. Do (/map > Public Services > City Hall). Drive to the checkpoint and head inside. Once you get to the interaction point, you need to do (/buyid).
Get a drivers license and register your vehicle
Once you have your ID, you can now go take your drivers test or buy yourself a vehicle, if you decide not to risk it! To find your way, (/map > Vehicle Related > DMV). Drive to the checkpoint given to you, park up out of the way and head inside. Remember to lock your vehicle or someone could steal it. Once inside, you can do (/starttest standard) - this will start your drivers test. Head out of the building and around the back into one of the drivers test vehicles. You need to be quick once you’re in the vehicle because to pass the drivers test, you must complete it in under 3 minutes 30, causing as little damage to the car as possible, or you could fail. I would recommend pressing ‘N’ to start the car straight up once you’re in. When you finish the test, head inside to get your results. Do (/gettestresults). If you fail, don’t worry you can try it again straight away.
To register your vehicle, you must do (/registervehicle) inside of the DMV and select your car on the list.
When you get 10 hours, you can try to get your truckers licence. Go back to the DMV and do (/starttest trucker) inside, this time you have 4 minutes 15 to complete it in, causing very little damage to the truck as possible.
Buy a mobile phone/other essentials
Now that you’ve got all of that sorted, you could head to a 24/7 to pick yourself a mobile phone up and anything else you may want. Do (/map > Businesses > 24/7), and once again head to the checkpoint, head inside to the interaction point and do (/buy) - this will bring up a list of every item the 24/7 sells. You can also check out a hardware store to see if they have anything to offer for you - (/map > Businesses > Hardware) and do (/buy) at the interaction point.