My real name is Carsten, I was borned in Karl-Marx-Stadt (today it is called Chemnitz) in Germany in 1989. I am intrested in computing, programming and modding. My first mod I created was for Grand Theft Auto Vice City. Today I am working on some great projects like Grand Theft Auto: United and GTA: Berlin. I am also developing some tools for GTA modding.

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0 comments by Aschratt on Jun 22nd, 2008

Ever thought of getting a programmer? Ever thought what would be if you don't have to ask Google for programs you need, because you can create them on your own? Yes, great! However Microsoft stuff is not everytime great, but in this case they realy got a great invention. Maybe some of you already know Dreamspark, but I am writing the lines for those who have not yet used it, because they thought they are not studying on the correct university or not old enought.

Dreamspark is a project for young people to start into their future without any limitations. The problem ever was: Young people don't have enought money to realize their dreams, because they do not have enought money to buy themselfes a copy of Microsoft's Visual Studio. In 2005 Microsoft recognized that problem and offered one good solution to everybody: The Microsoft Visual Studio Express Editions. But time showed that there were some disadvantages, at least for young people who are coming from an university or high school and trying to start into a job where they need a Integraded Development Environment (IDE) for the worls mostly used operating system called Windows. For example it was hard to use certain database functions or teamwork solutions with the Express Editions. And for this Microsoft did another great step towards supporting young students on their career in the computing business. Dreamspark is the name of the project. With Dreakspark young people got the possibility to gain Professional versions of certain Microsoft products for free. For example: The Visual Studio. Working together with certain well known international universities they created a system where you can identify yourself as a student just with your matriculation number or something similar.

However I as a future student also wanted to use that service because in the field of informatics you wont get around using the Visual Studio. So I decided to try Dreamspark. But after a first look I recognized that my future university was not listed in there. However I did not give up because Microsoft wrote that every student world wide should be able to use the service, so I did some research on that. And at least I found an solution: ISIC. The International Student Identify Card is a kind of personal pass which is accepted by many international organisations as a indentification of yourself as a student. You have many avantages with using that card, like travelling to other countries cheaper or getting some proposals for less money or using the Visual Studio Professional for free. (Well... nearly for free, because you have to pay around $ 12 for the card, but it's nearly a present for what you get!)

So I suggest using this chance, it's a pretty fair offer of Microsoft. There are more advantages than just database services and inegrated Software Development Kits, like the complete MSDN Libary and a better IntelliSense.

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asif_ridwan Dec 4 2011, 5:35am says:

Vote for my mod :

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asif_ridwan Aug 16 2011, 8:11am says:

I like GTA-Modding

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IRDangermouse Jul 2 2010, 5:49am says:

i'm still alive (like GLaDOS lol)

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morganio Jun 24 2010, 7:04am says:

hi! i got a idea for a new mod, but i doesent got any modeling/mappiing skills at all.

the idea is to take ppls favorite spots from all gta games.(except for gta 4.) and put them together to a all new map. well if you dont like the idea plz post a tutorial on mapping modeling etc on youtube.

my youtube is : morganiothegamer


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ʇɐuʞɐʇǝp May 22 2010, 8:37pm says:

Hey, you need to ,get back on your Paradox or whatever cahnnel on YouTube. Also, I see you're putting alot of C&C vehicles into San Andreas, AWESOME!

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Aschratt May 23 2010, 12:39pm replied:

I am not PARADOXON... :p But he was a former teammate at GTA United. You'd better contact him ;)

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danchriss123 Apr 23 2010, 5:10pm says:

how did you make liek maps like alien city or a big map

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Aschratt May 23 2010, 12:38pm replied:

I havent created those maps... oO

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