Better Chases + Arrest Warrant 1.2

Better Chases + Arrest Warrant contains a few modules that make the police of San Andreas more professional in their job of getting you, plus the revival of the old Arrest Warrant script, rewriten from scratch and with more features!

Check the two first videos to see an example of how the script works.

Arrest Warrant Features
  • Realistic Identification & Recognition (cops require LOS)
  • Dynamic HUD showing you what the cops know, and if you're in danger
  • Dynamic Warrant Length, bases on how many stars you had when escaped
  • Cops will investigate if you or your car match the Warrant
  • You can avoid being identified by wearing masks, helmets or driving a vehicle with tinted windows. Ducking inside a vehicle also works.

Better Chases Features
  • Cops now require PIT authorization to ram you
  • They also require Lethal Force authorization to start shooting at you
  • Your actions now prompt an adequate response from the police, from PIT/Lethal Force authorization to a higher wanted level
  • No matter how high your Wanted Level is, you can surrender by pressing E while standing still, provided there is a cop nearby.

  • PDF Guide, detailing the script features.
  • Ingame menu to customize your experience (Default key: Add (+), changeable).
  • Both modules are compatible with RDE and FiveStaResponse.

"Better Chases.dll", "NativeUI.dll" & "BetterChasesConfig.xml" go to the scripts folder.
If you don't have one, create it.

.NET Framework 4.5.2
Visual C++ 2015
NativeUI 1.6.1 (Included)

Q: Why are the both scripts merged into one single file?
A: Performance optimization. Both scripts work with police NPCs and calculate cop LOS to the player.

Q: Can I disable one of the modules if I don't want it?
A: Yes. Use the Ingame menu (Add).

Q: Does Arrest Warrant work with multiple characters?
A: Sadly, no. If you change characters and get Wanted while an arrest warrant is active for the other character, it will be overriden. There are no plans on fixing this for now, it would be too complex to handle.

Q: Is this compatible with Police Killer?
A: No, sorry. Both Police Killer and Better Chases take control over the Wanted Level and conflict.

A: No.

Q: Can you change the Arrest Warrant timer to Ingame time? So we can wait out the warrant by waiting ingame (sleeping, passing time in the hospital).
A: Haven't figured how to do it as of now. If I learn how it's done, be sure it will be changed.

Future plans (I can't promise anything)
  • Raids.
  • Weapon removal when you are arrested.
  • Special units for Better Chases.
  • Bribes.


1.1: Fixed masks for Trevor & Michael.
1.2: Fixed some typos and a crash issue wth SHV.NET 2.6.
First Uploaded: February 20, 2016
Last Updated: March 28, 2016
Last Downloaded: 18 minutes ago

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  • D21c6a growing stronger
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    1.2 Fixes some typos, crash issues and some parts of the menu not saving correctly.

    I haven't had time to playtest this version to make sure everything works, so If you find that something breaks, let me know. You have a backup of the earlier versions in the description, too.

    March 28, 2016
  • Jimmy

    NativeUI.dll this mod 1.0 / New Native UI.dll 1.7 ?? looks like not compatible ):

    December 01, 2016
  • 4cda30 profile picture [3]   copy

    Hey, I'm trying to identify which mod is causing random sputters in my game. Would this be causing lag sputters for lower end PCs?

    December 07, 2016
  • 56addc logo

    only issue / bug im having is when you use skin change and you get busted its kinda freeze / black screen the game.. hope this can be fixed

    December 28, 2016
  • Default

    @Eddlm This is an amazing mod, but would it be possible for you to add a config option to adjust how long the arrest warrant lasts? 5 mins feels a bit short for me. It would be nice to set it to whatever I like.

    December 29, 2016
  • Starlet

    Which config options allows to disable the huge "Recognized" across my screen? It is really annoying and makes me crash my car while I'm driving XD

    January 05, 2017
  • E0b206 starter logo red flat bill snapback hat cap brand sport wear apparel headgear

    Can You make a Remake "LSPD" hud text to "LAPD" text ?

    January 10, 2017
  • 52de55 3431059 122401521

    @Eddlm One of the best mods! Hope you´ll update it in the near future or at all. Would be even more amazing if you could implement two things: configurable Bribes(like mentioned in the description); one million for 5 stars for example and please let us change the time for each star via ini. 60 minutes is too long, man. I would set it to 15 minutes for 5 stars, 10 for 4, 7 for 3, 5 for 2 and 3 for 1 or something like that.:)

    January 16, 2017
  • Heists2

    Seems like it is working but I can't make the Special UI work... The notifications don't appear.

    January 21, 2017
  • Default

    @Eddlm one last thing to perfect this idea! How about as long as you are identified, and are not wanted, you make cops go on alert mode and start speeding, looking for you(but not actually looking for you and do not know where you are). and if you cross paths with a cop he will begin to recognize you

    January 21, 2017
  • 374114 saladin

    @Eddlm do you plan to update this mod? You could update some features included in RDE's 3.0 Better Chases.

    January 21, 2017
  • A1e6e0 037cb655ee8c14051ef99d15fc534147a3321fc6 full

    Bug: When police guys wtih tazers try to arrest character, they are doesnt back to their cars if player escape on car. Fix it pls. Author, are you still alive?;)

    January 27, 2017
  • Chop

    @Eddlm A shame you're not continue developing this mod apart from the RDE version ... Having the RDE Arrest Warrant with Vehicle Based Response Features an so on would be so awesome ^^

    February 04, 2017
  • Default

    When I downloaded this mod there was some sort of weight limit meter in the bottom right and now I cant have all my guns please tell me how to fix

    February 22, 2017
  • Default

    It still causes game crash in some circumstances. For example assaulting military base or prison. Tested on "clear" game with no other mods enabled. Disabling "Better Chases" module fixes the crash but "Arrest Warrant" module begins to work incorrect without "Better Chases", lifting warrants immediately after stars fall.

    Not recommended if you don't like game crashes.

    March 06, 2017
  • 845d09 b013e6c513dfc389b8c7d686ca7280ee953e22a0 2

    One of the best mods out there

    March 09, 2017
  • C23472 21c99c90f29086e218ac7f4f691862ed.600x600x1

    Can I surrender?

    March 12, 2017
  • Default

    Nice mod!!

    10 days ago
  • Default

    @Eddlm @Ivanya -- I'd like to echo Ivanya's earlier comment regarding this mod producing game crashes. I can't nail down a circumstance, because I've tried it with and without mods (I only run like 4 or 5), and the freezes will randomly happen. Additionally, activating this mod seems to disable @Team Core 's Character Vehicle Mod [https://www.gta5-mods.com/scripts/the-character-vehicle-mod-net], which is a bummer because I consider that one a personal must have for Single Player, and I reeeeeally want to use this mod too!

    Is this mod no longer supported?

    3 days ago
  • Default

    Actually it is not random freeze but unhandled exception raised by the system due internal error cause by that DLL. Error Message popups at the background and you can ALT+TAB to see the details. Probably it is not available in Exclusive Full Screen mode (it's possible to switch to the message in Windowed/Borderless Fullscreen) but 100% available in Windows Event Log and WER generates report placed here:


    It is good mod but I can't play with "random" crashes (or freezes for someone).

    I 100% sure that problem exists because:

    1. I deactivated everything but BC+AW, including FoV switcher (agghhrr!).
    2. Step-by-step I deactivated each feature in the mod via in-game menu.
    3. Game became stable after deactivating Better Chases module.
    4. I tested it inside mlitary base, police station, robbery event in Blaine County, entering Los Santos at the same place that crashes each time I cross the Line of Sight of some random cop.

    As I said, after disabling Better Chases module, my random crashes gone and I got stable game. Sometimes you need to 0.5 - 1 hour to get crash, sometime 6-8 hours.

    2 days ago
  • D21c6a growing stronger

    @SpacemanSpiff It is somewhat abandoned. I might come back and fix some issues, but Realism Dispatch Enhanced includes an improved version of this script.

    2 days ago
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