In a tribute to the recently lost OceanGate Titan submersible, a Grand Theft Auto 5 player has crafted a mod that allows players to pilot the vessel within the game.
This mod, which includes a custom collision model, offers a fully drivable experience of the OceanGate Titan.
The Story Behind the OceanGate Titan
The OceanGate Titan was a submersible that carried a crew of five on a mission to explore the depths of the ocean. Tragically, the vessel is believed to have imploded during its journey to the wreck of the Titanic. As more information about the expedition came to light, it was revealed that the crew used a Logitech controller to navigate the submersible.
The OceanGate Titan was reportedly constructed using off-the-shelf parts and lacked safety certifications, leading some experts to question the wisdom of boarding the vessel.
Despite these concerns, OceanGate CEO Stockton Rush and four crew members embarked on the ill-fated expedition. The loss of the OceanGate Titan has sparked discussions about the importance of safety regulations in such ventures.
The Creation of the Mod
SkylineGTRFreak, a modder known for creating mods inspired by real-world events, has now brought the OceanGate Titan to the world of GTA 5. This mod allows players to pilot the OceanGate Titan, complete with a custom collision model for accurate hit detection, working lights, and a functional front hatch.
While the exterior of the submersible is impressively detailed, the interior is based on the default submarine layout found in Grand Theft Auto 5. This is due to the specific functions of submersibles within the game. As a result, only one player can board the submersible at a time, entering through the front hatch.
To use the mod, players need to use OpenIV to extract the DLC list file from the game, modify the file to include the submersible mod, and then use a trainer to spawn it in the game. Once these steps are completed, players can take the OceanGate Titan for a spin in the ocean depths.
The Impact of Mods on GTA 5
Mods like this one continue to add depth and variety to the GTA 5 experience, showcasing the creativity of the game’s player base. However, not all is smooth sailing for players, as some have reported instances of player-controlled characters disrupting their Story Mode gameplay and causing them to lose progress in their missions.
This issue, while not widespread, raises questions about how Rockstar will address such problems in the forthcoming Grand Theft Auto 6.