I only use mods when necessary (i.e. playing a mission designed with DYOM (Design Your Own Mission)). Apart from that, it's a clean game for me since it messes my game pretty bad when playing online with MTA (Multi Theft Auto).
This post has been edited by Secronom President on Wednesday, Oct 19 2011, 22:52
I don't either. There are many who don't because they can't. It's not something that really needs to mentioned, except by those people who have problems with it. Which makes it seem that there are more modders than actually exist.
I mod when playing on the PC because really, why not? The options there so i might aswell take it! I never do anything too major just some new cars, a new character model and clothes etc, nothing that will substantially change the game or the way it plays out.
The games a classic and doesn't need changing, but i have the game on my 360 Hard drive so if i want the original experience, MOD free ill play on there. But on the PC, installing MOD's and seeing new things in the game is fun.
I literally just reinstalled the game on my PC, it's been about 2 years since I played it last. I'll probably play through normally, play for a little while longer then mod it when I get bored. Mind you, I've never modded a game before, so I'm going to use a mainstream one with fairly clear instructions. After I do it once, it will be easy for me to do again.
I basically play mod free, mostly thanks to the Chain Game saves...The only mod I have installed is the Real-Names mod(a american.txt file)-makes the game more fun and realistic, as it uses the real-life car and area names instead of the actual fake names.
I don't use modifications which completely modify the game (i.e. alter the map), I just use mods which may alter vehicles or add things into the game such as vehicle changes (the dumper mod), or different weapons. The game is awesome without mods, I even think R* approve that they can't make it better, but there are some that make it just that little bit better.