There’s an impressive new Watch Dogs mod for Grand Theft Auto 5 which replicates the technology-tampering gameplay from Ubisoft’s open world hackathon – and surpasses it.
The mod, posted online by GTA coder JulioNIB, reproduces Watch Dogs’ ability to change traffic lights, set off car alarms, erect bollards, crash helicopters, turn off streetlights and somehow even burst fire hydrants, all using your trusty mobile phone.
It also goes beyond what Ubisoft’s game allowed by letting you remotely drive cars, gifting you the ability to cause mayhem from afar. The camera switches to within the empty vehicle, while you stand at a distance.
Cars can also be programmed en masse, so whole intersections of traffic can be forced to suddenly accelerate into a heap of burning metal, or simply sit and rev their engines until they burn out.
Trains can be derailed and ATM machines made to spurt out fountains of money, with crowds reacting/panicking appropriately.
The whole thing works extremely well, embedded in to GTA5’s Los Santos map. You can even play as gruff Watch Dogs antihero Aiden Pearce, snazzy hacker coat and all.
So before you ask, “Why is this on Arcade Punk?” – its because we know LOADS of Punks who run GTA 5 in their cabs with their 360 controllers – SO THERE!
HOW TO SET UP AND INSTALL THE MOD
Requirements to run .net script mods in GTA V PC
-Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5 (direct link)
-Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5.2 (direct link)
-Visual C++ Redistributable Package for Visual Studio 2013 (x64) (direct link)
-Visual C++ Redistributable for Visual Studio 2015 (x64) (direct link)
*You may need to uninstall newer versions of framework to be able to install 4.5. Remember to reinstall newer versions after install 4.5 (in this specific case).
**In Windows 8 or Windows 10 you may need to install some windows updates that will install the required packages + install the Visual C++ packs.
Tip: You can use this guide as base for any V .NET script setup 🙂
Basically what you need to do to install my GTA V .Net mods is copy all the files from the zip to your GTA5.exe folder ( files may change 🙂 ):
Case the mod is not working a good thing to check is the .log files generated by ASI loader, ScripthookV and ScripthookVDotNet, they may contain important info about what is failing.
Check the video below that shows the setup of one of my GTA V .net mods.