Drag Meets 1.8

Drag Meets brings some life to The San Andreas State by adding various fully functional Drag Meets around its territory.

In them, you will be able to spectate these one-on-one races, bet on your favourite Racer, and even participate yourself!

  • Immersive implementation: no user input required, the Meets spawn automatically when relevant to the player, and manage themselves without player help.
  • Car variety: Over 100 cars have been tuned to participate in the Drag Meets, with more to come with each update
  • Driver ability: each driver has its own skill, divided into Reaction Time and Gear Changing ability, which affect how well they perform in each race.
  • Betting system: before each race, you can approach one of the drivers and bet some money on him, adding a new layer of fun
  • Player participation: you can participate in the races by parking your car in the designated area. You'll notified when it's your turn to race.
  • Each Meet includes cheering crowds, other parked cars and its very own Countdown Girl, who marks the start of each race with a Flare Gun. A barrel marking the finish line is also there.
  • Meets can be disbanded by calling the police (disabled by default to avoid compatiblity issues with Police mods).
  • Some Meets only happen at night, on weekends or both. Lamar will message you when a Meet is available so you don't miss any.

Not all rigs can handle the +30 vehicles on the LS Airport meet. If you experience a performance hit or your game crashes while you're on a big meet, I suggest you edit the Meet's file and lower the car limit to 15 or so.


.NET Framework 4.5.2
Visual C++ 2015
ScriptHookV > v1.0.505.2a
ScriptHookVDotNet > 2.4

Copy "Drag Meets.dll" and the "DragMeets" folder to your /Grand Theft Auto V/scripts/ folder.

There's a config.ini file you can edit inside /scripts/DragMeets/. From there, you can decide if you want races to be disbanded by police or not, and enable/disable random reaction times on the drivers.

You can also edit all the meet files to your likings, to make them be available every day instead of weekends, or change the kind of cars they allow, for example.
The same goes for the Drivers file, explained below.

  • Keep adding cars and new Meets.

Reccommended Mods
- Auto-Center Steering Patch, so all the vehicles steer correctly when parked.
- Any visual mod of your choice.
- Any handling mod of your choice.

Adding your own vehicles to the Script's files
There isn't a easy-to-use tool yet, but you can use what I did to add new vehicles.

While on a meet, go to your car and press the spacebar while stopped. The game will inform you that your car has been saved to a file. Open that file, copy its content and paste it on the \scripts\DragMeets\Drivers\Drivers.xml, inside the Drivers bracket, between the other drivers. You can edit the file to your likings, just use other drivers in there as reference.

Known Bugs
  • A rare bug can occur where the Meet can't load properly. The game will inform you if this happens. Just reload scripts pressing INSERT and the Meet should load properly now.
  • Sometimes, the cars have difficulty reaching the Waiting Area. You may need to bump into them so they find their way around that lamp post.

- Optimiced code.
- Reworked the Gear Changing Ability so it's more realistic and emulates Manual Transmission behavior. Drivers will now benefit from a small temporal boost each time they change gear. The higher their skill, the higher the boost.
- Made the Meet mechanics more intuitive so people understand how to play.
- Reduced the chance of Meets not loading. I've implemented some failsafes in case it keeps happening.
- Added a new Meet on the road to Humane Labs.
- Added some new cars.
- Added ability to enter the car you bet on as passenger.
- Redefined car categories: Bigger meets (read: airports) are all about supercars, smaller meets have Tuners and Street racers. This should also make the races more balanced.

Thanks to Guadmaz & Co. who helped me with all the issues I had, and thanks to Johnny362000, who contributed some of the cars that appear on the Meets. Also WHAT!?
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  • D21c6a growing stronger
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    Here's a late update.
    - Optimiced code.
    - Reworked Gear Changing Ability. Now it properly emulates the use of Manual Transmission, giving the drivers a small temporal boost when they change gears. The higher the driver skill, the higher the boost.
    - Hopefully fixed Meets not loading. I've implemented some failsafes in case it keeps happening.
    - Added a new Meet on the road to Humane Labs.
    - Added some new cars.
    - Added ability to enter the car you bet on as passenger.
    - Redefined car categories: Bigger meets (read: airports) are all about supercars, smaller meets have Tuners and Street racers.

    Check the forum thread -at the end of the description- if you want to discuss the mod!

    August 05, 2016
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    and make sure your number lock isn't on when pushing insert

    September 23, 2016
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    I did CREATE a scripts folder in the game main folder i waited about 30 minutes on the game and nothing happened.What do I need to do in order to make it work?I have scripthook 5 installed and OPENIV if it helps with anything.Please help me i m dying to play this

    September 26, 2016
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    blips apear but no meet any one able to help?

    October 01, 2016
  • 6644f0 banana

    This mod combined with your wheelie mod: ABSOLUTELY EPIC!
    I really love it, although I just found the meeting at the airport.
    God, I miss going to drag races...

    October 02, 2016
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    There is nothing in the vehicleinfo and debug. no text from lamar nothing at any of the meets. HELP!!

    October 03, 2016
  • Heists2

    @Eddlm Do you think you will ever attempt to make it possible to do smuggling missions on boats and to be a boat taxi to ferry people around for money? Boats are not really that useful in the game and it has potential to be more useful. It's just lacking in that area.

    October 09, 2016
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    Partook in a few races with this mod this evening. Checking my ScriptHookVDotNet log shows this error though:
    [20:09:27] [ERROR] Caught fatal unhandled exception:
    System.ArgumentOutOfRangeException: Index was out of range. Must be non-negative and less than the size of the collection.
    Parameter name: index
    at System.ThrowHelper.ThrowArgumentOutOfRangeException(ExceptionArgument argument, ExceptionResource resource)
    at System.Collections.Generic.List`1.get_Item(Int32 index)
    at DragMeets.DragMeets.HandleLamarNotifications()
    at DragMeets.DragMeets.OnTick(Object sender, EventArgs e)
    at GTA.Script.raise_Tick(Object value0, EventArgs value1)
    at GTA.Script.MainLoop()
    [20:09:32] [ERROR] Script 'DragMeets.DragMeets' is not responding! Aborting ...
    [20:09:32] [DEBUG] Aborted script 'DragMeets.DragMeets'.

    October 09, 2016
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    @Eddlm help me please!!! I go to the meet but cars dont spawned

    October 10, 2016
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    @Eddlm but people stay in meet

    October 10, 2016
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    Hi, uh I am just wondering why it only ever spawns 1 car for me, and it's always the rat truck? The drag races never work either.

    October 11, 2016
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    doesnt work the meets dont show up

    October 13, 2016
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    anyone know how to get lamar to text out different meet locations other than the terminal and san chanisk?

    October 16, 2016
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    @Ysan007 how much system memory do you have? if you have open interiors mod with peds patch or a lot of custom objects in game meets wont load properly.

    October 16, 2016
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    When the meets dont load, i press "insert", but then i get a fatal script hook error: "couldn't find native" with a bunch of numbers. I have the native UI installed..
    Plzz help

    October 16, 2016
  • Gtao40

    @Eddlm Hello i am working on a Driver editor for your mod, but i would need your help to explain some things in the xml file. If you're interested contact me on twitter (@GR3ee3N) or Steam (id/tzu2770/)

    October 16, 2016
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    @twinz yes bro same happened with me

    7 days ago
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    6 days ago
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    @Eddlm no cars are at the meet can you make a version with normal cars like the comet , rapidgt, dukes. etc.?

    5 days ago
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    Any idea how to trigger Lamar to call you? I still have yet to witness a drag.

    3 days ago
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    for all people got problem with car meeting disappear.... i got solution.. just reload again your save game from menu once after u`r into the game.. it help the script to reload ( idk but it`s kinda different than press "insert" to reload) it worked for me.. the meeting should load properly..

    2 days ago
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