The independent content creator and programmer known as “Makarus” announces the Beta release of SADX (or SA_DirectX), a premium mod that changes and updates the graphics sector of Grand Theft Auto San Andreas on PC.
The version 3.0 of SADX integrates a whole series of improvements and optimizations to the Beta of this mod which, for the moment, can only be downloaded by participating in the crowdfunding campaign launched on Patreon in Makarus. The modder himself, however, has already expressed his intention to propose this fan-made expansion in the future completely free of charge once the development is completed.
The trailer packaged by the independent programmer allows us to appreciate the additions made by Beta 3.0 in SA_DirectX, such as SSR reflections, volumetric clouds, raindrops, and a plethora of particle and post-processing effects such as GodRays e SSAO.
Being a mere graphics mode, the Russian developer believes that the danger of an intervention by Take-Two should be averted: to be honest, the modders of the collective that was developing GTA Underground were also of the same opinion, only to be forced to unplug their ambitious fan made project to avoid legal disputes with the North American publisher and developer.