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Silent's ASI Loader
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Author: Silent No Screenshots Available Yet
Works with: GTA San Andreas 
Release/Version: 1.3
Status: Complete
Started on: 08 Sep 2012
Last Updated: 07 Nov 2014
Views: 584541
Type: Collaborative (other modder(s)' work involved)
Rating: 4.84617 (52 votes)
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Silent's ASI Loader
This is a DLL file which adds ASI plugin loading functionality to San Andreas. What makes it better from any other ASI Loaders available?
  • Increased compatibility - all current loaders share a flaw, which sometimes results in a plugin loading failure. This loader uses a brand new loading method developed by NTAuthority, which makes it work all the time.
  • Compatible with 3.0 (old Steam) and new Steam Executables.
  • Loads files located in the game root directory and scripts folder (although not all the plugins are guaranteed to work properly when located in the latter!).
  • Has an INI file in which you can toggle on/off plugins loading.
  • Has an ability of loading plugins exclusive for specific Executable and/or exclude another plugins from loading on specific Executable.
  • Lightweight and fast.
  • When an encrypted EXE (like Steam EXE) is used, plugins are loaded after it gets decrypted - no need to wait in the ASI code.
This loader is also used in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories PC Edition and Vigilante Justice Total Conversions. In order to install it, you just need to place both DLL files into game directory, overwriting the old files. Usage Basic Plugin Installation:
    If you want to add an ASI for all Executable versions you have, put it either in game root directory or scripts folder. Various plugins may fail to work properly when running from scripts folder, it is advised to move it to the game directory if plugin fails to launch properly.
Advanced Plugin Installation:
    If you have multiple Executable versions and want to make each one use different ASI plugins, you can create a new folder inside scripts folder with the same name as your Executable (so gta_sa.exe gets gta_sa folder, my_fancy_exe.exe gets my_fancy_exe folder etc.). Plugins placed in thisfolder will be exclusive to specific Executable. You also can make specific Executables override global settings and load/ignore all plugins via settings.ini edit. Specific Executable can also ignore only some of the plugins - see advanced_plugin_management_example for more info.
Credits & License Firstly, thanks to NTAuthority for sharing his code snippet, and also for Stanislav "listener" Golovin for sharing his ASI Loader source, which acted as a base for my version of the tool. As the following tool is open source, it's under the Silent's License. It means that the source code is for learning purposes, as all source code is. You may only use it for your own projects but NOT to recreate or build on the original work.
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belelevu commented 2 weeks ago:
Thanks it is Very Usefull. Also i use codes from
LazerBlock commented a month ago:
Hello Silent... can you fix the 2 wheels at the rear on your patch cause i recently add beta cars w/o replacing the original files in gta3.img... i love the patch dude but all the beta cars i put on the gta3.img have all 2 wheels like yosemite, packer and roadtrain... by the way tnx
aln94 commented 7 months ago:
Hi silent, you can fix the bug in the ambulance text when It comes to resurrect pedestrians? like in this pic: thx and sorry for my bad english.
AllissaWimmer commented over a year ago:
Downloaded and installed but not working... Is that some problem with graphic card
Silent commented over a year ago:
Yes, I'm sure. The loader works with 3.0, newsteam r1 (November update) and seems to work with newsteam r2 (today's update). The mods might not work though, but that's not my concern.
S3RGI0_360 commented over a year ago:
Compatible with GTA SA Steam edition? (3.0) are you sure?... No my Gta sa no works... :c PD: Whats the cleo compatible with GTA SA 3.0? Please Help. Sorry for my inglish... xD :sarcasm: :sui:
Nights744 commented over a year ago:
Use it with all total conversions I have and never noticed a flaw. 5/5
Killdude148 commented over a year ago:
When i click the download button it dosent work wtf HELP
garryfoster commented over a year ago:
I tried, but frequent crashes occurs, I initially thought of my PC specs but it wasn't neither my Flash installed... I still love games from
Hacker379 commented over a year ago:
Thanks it is Very Usefull
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1.3 Released!
A new ASI Loader version has been released! It features only a single tiny change - support for the new SA Steam Executable has been added! Still, NO ASI mod will be compatible with this Executable until the mod's updated.

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