Red Dead Desert '12 - Public Beta

by stilldre
Please explain why you're reporting this file:


It's the re-make of my older RDD classic map that been downloaded over +7000 times
I'm sure that everyone would love this one aswell..
Sorry for a BETA, but i've been trying to update the map and add vegetation..
Game have been crashing everytime, seems that adding more detail is to mutch for a game =)
It's still the good version with alot of features.
Hope ya'll like and enjoy this mod untill the FULL version will come..


+ Base of the map builded up in Cityscape 1.8
+ Cliffs & Big Rocks being made with poly tools in 3DS Max '12
+ Cave Mine in the mountain
+ Black Water's town & Redemption stuff
+ Airfield ( with Crashed Planes from SA, re-modelled by 'Ozy Robert' )
+ Industry Oil Refinery ( with Oil Pumps 'by Ozy Robert' )
+ Baja-Track & Rockies Road ( Mountains full of Drifting Roads and Dirt Trails )
+ Traffic Paths ( 'by Terreur69' )
+ Sunny & Sunny-Windy IVSA timecyc ( 'by Blaster_NL' )
+ About 130 objects in objects.ini ( 'by LastCommand' ) can be used with Simple Native Trainer 6.4 ingame!





Thanks to Blaster_NL, Terreur69, Ozy Robert, Mike Frost, Albert GT, Rob Zombie for your time and effort in this mod!
Thanks to 3doomer & GoodNTS for great tools
Thanks to Carrythxd and all others for testing and keeping the fans happy on FB & GTAForums!

Map mod 'by StillDre'


Make sure you all check my FaceBook homepage, where all my maps are present and updates with new screens!

GTAForums page:

Replaces: Space below Broker's Beach ( Old Rollercoaster Park )
8.74/10 - 126 votes
Downloads: 52,051
Added: August 13, 2012 7:00PM
Last Downloaded: April 27, 2017 4:26PM
File Size: 913 B
» Author Website

Posted on August 13, 2012 7:05PM by martin.svk
been waiting 3 days love it thx
Posted on August 13, 2012 7:21PM by kub29
Posted on August 13, 2012 7:22PM by StuntR RoH59
i never get it to work :/
Posted on August 13, 2012 7:36PM by 247
Posted on August 13, 2012 7:37PM by Bid96
What a f*k , why you rated this mod even you tested him ? I copy all that filles and gta.dat and images and this mess dont work , another yours map working normally just like any other maps . I use EFLC but its not matter.
Posted on August 13, 2012 7:49PM by Satyr15
perfect still!

Posted on August 13, 2012 7:54PM by LLD
@all: Thanks and enjoy!

@satyr15: You should remove few maps, to mutch maps cause this issues..
Posted on August 13, 2012 7:56PM by stilldre
Finally I have been waiting for this a while now... It's brilliant at - least looked really good anyway 10/10 great mod.
Posted on August 13, 2012 8:14PM by T1GER404
Still making the best map mods 10/10 for sure!!!
Posted on August 13, 2012 8:37PM by ggingabreadm4n
I'm gonna play the * outta this Dre. Seriously. Thanks for letting us try it out.
Posted on August 13, 2012 8:49PM by 2TimesACharm
OMG I tried it! It's BOSS! I'll think of making some racetracks on it :)
Posted on August 13, 2012 9:00PM by Bid96
Am I the only one having problems trying to download this? Every time I go to the download link, I get an error message.
Posted on August 13, 2012 9:22PM by ZBNYNC
I get an Error message as well. I WANT THIS BAD!!!!
Posted on August 13, 2012 9:28PM by Mr.Coupe

Posted on August 13, 2012 9:50PM by rkmario
its installed and works fine but no traffic i have eflc and yes i have installed paths file but if i spawn a tow truck it knows the road just no active traffic anywhere plz help?
Posted on August 13, 2012 9:50PM by kub29
509, *. Any chance on an eventual mediafire upload?
Posted on August 13, 2012 10:06PM by Shikato
too many downloads try again later is all guys
Posted on August 13, 2012 10:08PM by kub29
WOW thats bombastic and with traffic. Thats gonna keep me exited till Christmas.
Posted on August 13, 2012 10:50PM by tall70
509 Error, please upload it on mediafire
Posted on August 13, 2012 10:57PM by NikoFromIndo
thats right account has been disabled

Posted on August 13, 2012 11:00PM by tall70
Error (509)

This account's public links are generating too much traffic and have been temporarily disabled!
Posted on August 14, 2012 1:59AM by galopaul
Link doesn't work, make a mirror please!
Posted on August 14, 2012 2:23AM by warinoujes
Posted on August 14, 2012 2:39AM by True_Metal_Head
Please reupload to another website...
Posted on August 14, 2012 3:02AM by Officer_Sharp
This account's public links are generating too much traffic and have been temporarily disabled!

What now???
Posted on August 14, 2012 3:24AM by JIverson
I will upload to peejeshare right now.
Posted on August 14, 2012 3:28AM by srfelipe
Posted on August 14, 2012 4:00AM by srfelipe
Big thanks dre!!

Posted on August 14, 2012 4:17AM by raggazam
Awesome mod, but 234mb, probably we need to remove all other maps. we hope we can find a way to reduce these large file sizes without reducing the quality, but it is worth it.10/10

how big is it?does someone have a map?
Posted on August 14, 2012 4:52AM by Ace_Topspeed
Posted on August 14, 2012 5:56AM by rkmario
Looks 10x better than Desert IV Final!
Posted on August 14, 2012 7:10AM by eabettebalterze
Glad that you all like and ye sorry about the link.. Seems that it cause to many traffic, so they disable my public folder for 3 days lol =D

Extra links are added now.. Thanks to cornflakes4u

Btw: For downraters, explain at least why? It will help in future and the final version.. If you have an account, you can probably write and read =D
Posted on August 14, 2012 7:19AM by stilldre
@all: About traffic you can use it in multiplayer by joining the existed servers, it keeps loading if you start new server..

note: TBOGT traffic can also be used as TLAD one!

@kub29: What version u use? Also make sure you install it to the right folder, else it doesnt make sense..
Posted on August 14, 2012 7:41AM by stilldre
very good job 10/10 !!
Posted on August 14, 2012 8:08AM by louping0
hey why the texture don't appear,so its like nico walk in air?
Posted on August 14, 2012 10:51AM by True_Metal_Head
Thanks for the extra links.
Posted on August 14, 2012 12:12PM by ZBNYNC
Blargh, my game crashes while loading. It's probably my computer.
Posted on August 14, 2012 12:29PM by Shikato
I'll be trying this map soon, it looks awesome.

About the traffic in multiplayer, is it possible to host a LAN server with it? Because I would not tolerate any players on the server I'm on not having the same content (besides, having different mod content I believe could cause stability problems, which I've had enough of in my time trying to apply mods to this game!

I've tried to keep this game stable modding it for probably at least a year now, and at some point, I finally got to a point where the game is fun and stable. Like I said, I'm DONE with stability problems on this poorly ported game! I'm seriously looking forward to GTA V, but I hope R* doesn't do so badly with the PC version. [This post is not insisting that modders stop or slow down, it's great what they are making for this game.]
Posted on August 14, 2012 1:37PM by SpoonTheMan
Awesome work dre, easy 10/10.
Posted on August 14, 2012 2:59PM by Twiztid ICP
Easiest 10/10 this week. 10/10 just for the cars, imagine the total score if you could rate more lol.
Posted on August 14, 2012 4:51PM by Pedrofire21
newest version of eflc and gta4 i did install into tbogt folder like i said i can request ems services and they drive on the roads fine there just is no regular traffic
Posted on August 14, 2012 5:29PM by kub29
appreciate u srfelipe downloaded in 2 min.
Posted on August 14, 2012 6:09PM by tall70
Reporting in: LAN works with traffic!

Good map, though I noticed some clipping spots (or seams) on the map and the gas station (closest to the map's entrance) has collision issues. You may already know these things for the final version, but just in case, I'm letting you know.
Posted on August 14, 2012 7:53PM by SpoonTheMan
upload it to rapidshare

Posted on August 14, 2012 8:15PM by matixd22
Hi stilldre, I wonder If anything can be done with distant texture flicker.

For low end pc's(mine is dual core), just tried cut all rdd_main textures in half, only those, not buildings, not IV. Makes whole map showing up at all times. Memory saver for me.
Posted on August 14, 2012 11:18PM by tall70
Why when i Loading it crash..??? T_T please give me some suggestion
Posted on August 14, 2012 11:30PM by AlStarsKyz
10/10 It is awesome
Posted on August 14, 2012 11:32PM by vtc_4800
hey hey hey...this is epic...!!

@AlStarsKyz you should check gta.dat and image.txt again

if you copied sentences correctly, it wouldnt crash. maybe X(
Posted on August 15, 2012 12:56AM by K-Z-W
I didnt notice that it has traffic available! how did you do that?

For game crashes: Try Using a DDR3 Based PC for faster load of enviornment and a good CPU to handle it(e.g. Core i3)

Your map is Epic, thats what i can say
Posted on August 15, 2012 1:30AM by Ace_Topspeed
Posted on August 15, 2012 3:18AM by True_Metal_Head
nice layout looks like it come with game. nice work 10/10 goldstar
Posted on August 15, 2012 2:22PM by bigxsmoke
Love this one, been waiting for a more american alike desert like this. But it's barely playable for me, lags way too much. Even though i can play EFLC/IV with car packs on high textures just fine. Sucks, but you've done a really good job man.
Posted on August 15, 2012 3:13PM by MattiZZ
GREAT map stilldre AS ALWAYS. I have a question though. I have your map mods drift pasadise, maple valley raceway 1.1 & aqua fun Add-on and DiRTY LandRush, but when I installed this map my game kept crashing while loading to either TBoGT or TLAD. What can I do to add this map while keeping your other map mods?
Posted on August 15, 2012 5:48PM by Mr.Coupe
Thank you for the SUPER FAST REPLY stilldre. I'm able to play the game with this map. I'm also able to play the game with your 3 other maps installed at the same time. But I can't play the game with this map and any of the 3 others I mentioned above. Is there a way around it so I can have DiRTY LandRush and maple valley raceway 1.1 & aqua fun Add-on at least?
Posted on August 15, 2012 6:21PM by Mr.Coupe
@all: Thank you all and videos are all amazing!

For those who can't run the game, i'm sorry but you must 'remove' few maps or install the map mod properly by reading the READ ME!.txt

For those who have lags.. Set your options to low, aspecialy shadows =)

For those who have invisible map.. You should manually downsize textures with Photoshop

from '1024x1024' to '512x512'

from '512x1024' to '256x512'

from '256x1024' to '128x512'

by exporting textures with OpenIV in this direction: pc/data/maps/red_dead_desert/rdd_main/rdd_main.wtd

Than import back to same direction and 'rebuild/save' the archive, that should fix it!
Posted on August 15, 2012 6:56PM by stilldre
Cool, ONE MORE QUESTION. COULD THIS BE ADDED TO THE SAN ANDREAS RAGE MAP? Have the entrance start on the other side of the mountain range behind the abandon air strip would be perfect...
Posted on August 15, 2012 8:15PM by deja78
Ohh well I had to take most of map mods out to have this. GHOUSTPEAK is on opposite side of map but it crashes if it's there with this. And thats just one example. It would be probably nice to have some trees here and there, but they would have to have lods. Because of the scale and traffic, pretty nice detail this is just worth it.

If your game crashes remove all other map mods and then try to add one after another in different combinations. I can have some sand maps on the other side but not whole DesertIV. Ohh well, It's worth it.
Posted on August 15, 2012 9:26PM by tall70
StillDre, will this enhanceer mod still work with the new version:

Actually I prefer snow more than sand.
Posted on August 15, 2012 10:36PM by Fulcrum
This awesome map definitely deserves to have a costum hud, it needs it so bad!!! Got to say it looks gorgeous, especially the cave which I admin I get lost and didn't find the exit at the first time, then I realised it wasn't that big as I thought. Thanks stilldre for this amazing map. The only thing that bothers me right now is that you can't have other maps because it will crash...
Posted on August 16, 2012 3:00AM by R3vollv3r
WOW man,,, first of all.. this is the biggest map i've ever seen.. second, this map has a traffic! its great man,, ! 10/10!
Posted on August 16, 2012 3:41AM by Kalasnikov28
awesome, One of the best map mods so far in my opinion, plus mix it with the truck trailer mod and wow. runs 100% smoothly no slow down at all. great work. 10/10
Posted on August 16, 2012 5:38AM by Jebus
@stilldre: can you upload the downsize texture,i want to try this mod,but now i change this mod to dessert iv final cause this mod get invisible texture :D,sorry for my bad english cooy brayy
Posted on August 16, 2012 12:09PM by True_Metal_Head
hey anyone will upload RDD_main.wtd resize?? i can't import to my rddmain.wtd bcause the openIV error :| anyone?
Posted on August 17, 2012 2:40AM by Kalasnikov28
I think the second mediafire link is down. :(
Posted on August 17, 2012 11:40AM by Geosmith
It keeps crashing. No not responding message and it returns to desktop
Posted on August 17, 2012 2:10PM by DaMonkeyOnCrack
it crashes my game, too. GTA4 doesn`t want to turn on. What shall I do??? I`d love to have this map!!!
Posted on August 18, 2012 5:49AM by Pawlak
when I am copying the text line to "images", than the game crashes. Can you help?
Posted on August 18, 2012 6:36AM by Pawlak
@Pawlak, do you only copy the text line on Images only? not gta.dat? also do you jave another map? if you have try to remove it..
Posted on August 18, 2012 10:39AM by Kalasnikov28
Awesome. 10/10 here--great effort.
Posted on August 18, 2012 11:14AM by nasmith2000
Posted on August 18, 2012 12:14PM by radityaaa
No, I tried to install the whole mod, but the game crashed. Then I deleted one line after another. After deleting line from "images" GTA turned on succesfully.

I have some other maps, but I wouldn`t like to uninstall them. Is it possible to have this mod with for example Burij Khalifa and World Trade Center?
Posted on August 18, 2012 3:00PM by Pawlak

+ Than go to your 'GTA/EFLC > Common > Data' folder direction

+ Look for text documents 'Gta.dat' and 'Images.txt', open them with 'ms notebook' and place those lines into it:

+ PS: ... Means that is under all the lines in that file section

I don't have the files like that.. no gta.dat or images.txt. What the *!
Posted on August 18, 2012 5:55PM by CrazyRaisin
@Pawlak, try to uninstall them first.. if you succesfully instal RDR.. try to instal your WTC and Burj Khalifa map again..

@Crazyraisin, imposible if u dont have gta.dat and images.txt..
Posted on August 18, 2012 11:53PM by Kalasnikov28
hey can someone tell me which crack to use with patch 1.07 plz send me links or tell me which 1 hurry

Posted on August 19, 2012 2:30PM by sarmadsameer1
quite a lot fun this map :)
Posted on August 20, 2012 2:32AM by Threepwood
Oops I am an idiot.

I forgot to install GTA4. :(

It is installed now and I'm testing it after I do the first Roman mission, and sarmadsameer * off and just buy the game, kids like you are what ruins PC gaming, pirating good games because "mummy wunt bye it wit hr cr3diT c3ARd"
Posted on August 20, 2012 7:56AM by CrazyRaisin
When I enter the desert my car DRIVES ON ITS OWN...The only thing I can control is the steering...WTF?!
Posted on August 20, 2012 3:32PM by xXGH0STEYEXx
Looks amazing and fits right in with the game. It's really fun with the traffic. Seems like it's only crashing when i try to use a taxi. Nice how their are cops around to chase you but other peds get a little stuck sometimes and theyre arn't that many around. Nice job 10/10.
Posted on August 20, 2012 9:03PM by matt19811
Spending hours drifting and banging like a 'Pikes-Peak GTA4' on this great map. 10/10
Posted on August 21, 2012 4:39AM by Jotov_24
This makes my game lag so I un installed it and now it crashs my game... on a new save!

Thanks, now I cant play GTA I even un installed, deleted the whole GTA folder and it still crashs!

What the * kind of BS is this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Posted on August 21, 2012 9:24AM by CrazyRaisin
hola amigo como pudiste poner los vehiculos del juego en el mapa
Posted on August 21, 2012 11:55AM by EMCZ
Posted on August 21, 2012 1:40PM by briubirod274
I like your map, but I think you should add more funny things (like ramps, dust track...). Btw I give you 9/10 for this very good job!
Posted on August 21, 2012 6:26PM by Rem64
someone help me with this because I gta gta.dat opens when I put it opens the map????? Help
Posted on August 21, 2012 8:23PM by EMCZ
just a suggestion, the map should be a smaller size because of the extreme lag it causes, some of the roads are loading at 7mb, just one car mod that size would kill your game, and the map is like that all around, please retexture this to fit better, thanks
Posted on August 22, 2012 11:43AM by rainbowdash69
esta mierda no sirve no me abre el juego cuando pongo lo del mapa en gta.dat reparen eso
Posted on August 22, 2012 2:53PM by EMCZ
Love the map but idk why but it feels a little small xD 10/10
Posted on August 23, 2012 8:42PM by RockDrk
You are hero man. 10/10
Posted on August 24, 2012 1:09PM by caneira07
You've done an amazing job but you gotta re-texture the map, it's unplayable due to the extreme lag. I know i and many others would like you to. Not everyone's got high end pc's.
Posted on August 24, 2012 3:42PM by MattiZZ
hay man i got a question and it would be great if u could help me. so in the part of the map u mad there is no traffic or any cars. plz help other wise this is a great mod

Posted on August 24, 2012 7:16PM by pearce240
i normally play gta iv in 40~45 FPS, but in the RDD the fps drop to 20~18, i have an i7 with 1gb graphic card 6gb RAM
Posted on August 24, 2012 10:09PM by zaipec

can l install this mod joining with gostown paradise? will they work together?
Posted on August 25, 2012 1:02PM by j4sp10n
Rock On Dude!! Cant wait for the final version.!!
Posted on August 25, 2012 3:55PM by alechodges
This is Epic! 10/10!
Posted on August 30, 2012 2:42AM by jdmkrazy

i use 1040 gta4 n i didn`t use the magic patch. with ur intallation txt, i completley followed, however after loding screen and when Nikko appears with his house, it just crashed.


if i don add this line, the game works properly but the map doesn`t appear at all.

i don get it ... do u guess what the problem is???

could u plz help me? plz...

i luv ur map n i would play but as i said.. it doesn`t work...
Posted on September 1, 2012 12:45AM by yarkoojar
bad new guys: the project is dead, stilldre said he will not release the final version because hes tired of desert :(
Posted on September 1, 2012 3:01PM by kont1
the best mod what I ever seen!!!!! of course there are some bug (thats why its "BETA" ) ..... but this mod is amazig!!!

Posted on September 4, 2012 7:50AM by sonyhawker
Posted on September 22, 2012 4:48PM by dodge-man271
Why my gta.dat and image.dat aren't as usual, this is a suit of symbols, not the thing that i have when i install it this morning (i have reinstall EFLC because i was having a problem withs an ENB) ?

Posted on September 30, 2012 12:36PM by YetiASX

Thanks for reply's! And sorry for unanswering quiestions, i'm not here everyday.. So it's better if you ask them on my homepage:

I've added new download link from Rapidshare, hope it helps some of you..

And i'm encourage you to check out this new awesome mod that is in the make, based on GTA V mountains & river screens:

Posted on October 10, 2012 8:21PM by stilldre
Waiting for Traffic fix! :D

This map is awesome!!! next time please add some peds!!
Posted on October 13, 2012 5:31AM by Regor245
stilldre. Your the best! and btw the new mod looks so awesome!
Posted on November 5, 2012 11:13AM by TheGtaivmodder
Can You Make A Tutorial For Us ? Cause I Had Follow All The Instrution ( Install ) , And I Went To The Location , Don't Have Anything!!! Anyone Can Help ?!!
Posted on November 6, 2012 12:16AM by mclim520
Wonderfull ! Best ad map ever found for this game, a little bit uggly with ENB, but pretty cool with EFLC without graphic mod !

Love play multiplayer stunt action on this

Thanks mate great job !

I made some screens :
Posted on November 17, 2012 8:00PM by banjabi
Please reupload, links not working

BTW Countryside Mountains map is awesome! :)
Posted on November 27, 2012 1:06PM by liutasxxz
Mod is excellent! I wonder will the mod affect the gameplay ?
Posted on December 11, 2012 3:48AM by Grotan
The download links are not working. I would suggest not using a service that doesn't limit the amount of downloads for the file.
Posted on December 12, 2012 1:25PM by Swordplay
+1 hoping someone will re-upload this
Posted on December 21, 2012 2:07AM by Qwaftzefoni74
Mirror LINK > :
Posted on December 23, 2012 4:14AM by darish51
there is no "pc" folder
Posted on January 6, 2013 8:58PM by fattboi94
Hey, can someone please post the IDE, IPL and Platforming info for installation? I've accidently deleted it and don't want to d-load the whole file again. Thanks
Posted on January 26, 2013 11:57AM by SteeL
Could someone can add a Dubai Hotel map?

Burj Hotel

Can enter the house internal
Posted on January 28, 2013 9:20PM by eric3457
2/3 dl links don't work anymore. Part 2 from mediafire comes back as corrupt everytime :/ + No tutorial for your files. I know how to mod, but for those that don't know how...
Posted on February 1, 2013 5:35PM by DRUZZRIN12296
Download Dosen't Work?..... : (
Posted on March 30, 2013 2:30AM by samwich
Posted on April 21, 2013 10:13PM by ModxSwagg
great mod, i wanted to know if theres a way to have it show on main or minimap
Posted on June 12, 2013 3:34PM by wolfrunner86
what happened to the file extension? :o
Posted on June 23, 2013 3:51PM by caleb200790
I got it to work once but then it never worked again, great map. I cant get it to work anymore i followed your instructions watched your youtube video on how to install it and it failed each time I tried 3 times

Rated: 3/10
Posted on July 15, 2013 3:26PM by NinjaToast
Perfect for the BTTF Mod, especially 1885!
Posted on November 3, 2013 4:17PM by 6g6
Perfect for the BTTF Mod, especially 1885!
Posted on November 3, 2013 4:31PM by 6g6
Best map! Work in EFLC! Thanks!
Posted on January 3, 2014 5:40PM by NokaS

Posted on January 24, 2014 1:20PM by truckerahmet
Would it be possible to merge this with CSMV? Awesome map BTW, 10/10.

Whenever I drive in one of your maps, I feel like driving through a countryside, because they are that realistic and massive.
Posted on March 13, 2014 4:53PM by LCD75
same here i have problems trying to make CSMV and this map to merge but fail...
Posted on September 30, 2014 12:26AM by franaruto
Works awesome, just a few bugs where if you hit a 'ground connection' at high speed your car will go flying.

That, and the lack of LOD support, I'm budgeted and have to play GTA4 with low settings, still get intense lag while roaming this vast off-road paradise
Posted on October 21, 2014 9:40PM by BruceKabutts
Actually, after some thinking I think the problem is that the ENTIRE area is being rendered at the same time, at all times. Don't guess you could look into figuring out how rockstar made their "area portal" (for lack of a term, the thing that unloads parts of the map that aren't in view, and loads parts that are)

I'd love to test some cars out there, but I don't wanna have to do it 1 frame at a time... nor can I afford the alternative
Posted on June 2, 2015 5:04PM by BruceKabutts
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