GTA Lost Heaven is a Total Conversion project to recreate the City & Landscape of 'Lost Heaven' from the epic 'Mafia 1' game into the 'San Andreas' Engine.

San Andreas is a suitable Engine for the original city and will now run smoothly on standard onboard intel graphic motherboards, making it more accessable to a wider audience who dont necessarily have 'gaming pc's'

1st Release will Feature (San Andreas Engine)

  • The Original Mafia City & Country (with all Original Mission area definition combined)
  • New Landscape to fill in the blanks in the original map (no 2D Treelines)
  • New Sea Level & Sea Bed (Sail & Swim above and below the waters)
  • Updated Building Rooftops
  • Edges to the Map, To create an Island Area (Visit the Airport & Fly above the City)

Everything above is within my knowlege-base and can be accomplished without any help.Below is 'The Dream' to recreate an 'Updated' Lost Heaven while keeping the same feel and sence of atmosphere of the original game.

Once the 1st Release is out, I will either feel motivated to continue and improve or end the project there. Whatever I do the 1st Release will be made available as 3D Model files for someone else to continue the project or convert to another game engine.

Future SA Engine Release Plans

  • Original Vehicles & Traffic
  • Original Pedestrians & Paths
  • GUI/Onscreen Graphical Updates
  • Recreated Mafia Missions (Starting With Taxi Driver Missions)
  • Working Docks (Unload containers from Ship to Train/Trucks)
  • Basically anything that can be done to make it feel like Mafia 1
Mafia The Next Generation

Whenever I'm modeling I really want to update the original models and give them more definition.Realistically If I did this It would just prolong the 1st release, I would much rather create an unmodified 'complete' original city instead of smaller detailed areas (Many of the buildings are the same) If I still want to continue this project (and have the time and nothing better to do) I will progress onto fully updating buildings which will be then imported into GTA IV or V

'Next Gen' Release (GTA IV or V Engine)

  • Higher Definition Textures
  • Full 3D Building Definition (Window Depth)
  • Full 3D Object Conversion (No wafer thin objects)
  • Possibly a 2nd 'Empire Bay' Island
Lost Heaven Forever

I consider this project a tribute to the Original Mafia Game Developers that The City Of Lost Heaven may continue to survive future game engine formats, so that the Heavenly City may never be Lost.

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GTALostHeaven Creator
GTALostHeaven Dec 26 2014, 10:00am says:

FINALLY after all this Time This project is BACK in Production !

I have updated the Mod description and will be working within realistic goals and time frames to get the 1st Release DONE !

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canada1 Jan 12 2015, 11:10am replied:

I'm going to buy San Andreas just for this mod!!

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GTALostHeaven Creator
GTALostHeaven Jan 13 2015, 2:48pm replied:

Thank you for supporting the video game industry !

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blackviking101 Dec 26 2014, 11:39am replied:

I just saw this mod now and you have a very interesting idea you got there keep on doin' it and I'm now tracking this mod.

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Argeomer Nov 29 2014, 12:56pm says:

Im tracking it :)

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DAFFYDAFFY Feb 26 2014, 9:44pm says:

Someone's doing a mafia to rage engine mod .
But it would still be cool to see this released.
The more mafia mods we have,the better.

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Steven_Jeter Jun 15 2013, 12:41am says:

Ok... This is very cool. I think you should do a 2 or 3 part or more download.

1st part = Basic Playable Map
2nd Part = Higher Quality Playable Map
3rd Part = Map with Cars and Stuff
4th Part = The Storyline

Plus you could also make extra addons that help "enhance" the cities potential.

This will be great because Mafia 1 had many and many interiors but you could not use them all after the missions that took place in them. Now we can.

Good Luck and cheers to you!

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swadawa2 May 18 2013, 7:13am says:

Hey mate, are you still working on it? Please don't stop it, this sound incredible, playing lost heaven in SA!? Reply please.

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KPez Dec 9 2011, 1:54am says:

Really looking forward to this mod! As far as I know, it's the only active mod that aims to port a map from another game into GTA. It that right? I'm surprised more people haven't tried to do this with maps from other games.. maybe it's very hard to do. Aside from the improvements and adjustments you've made to them, was it possible to 'convert' the Mafia map files over to GTA's format, or did the whole map have to be imitated from scratch? There's a lot of games I can think of whose maps would be great to play within the GTA engine. Lost Heaven from Mafia is definitely top of the list. Keep up the good work!!

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scrdest Sep 26 2011, 2:58pm says:

OMFG! I thought you died along the forum! Didn't had an account on moddb, so I couldn't comment before. Anyway, I highly appreciate your ideas, but, due to various problems that you may encounter IRL I think it'd be a good idea to get the basic playable city first, if possible.

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GTALostHeaven Creator
GTALostHeaven Sep 27 2011, 6:52am replied:

The plan is to release a basic playable city with low 'stand in' detail that can be replaced with higher detail buildings later on.

Real life always comes before 'hobbys', fortunately for fans of this project this is my 'obsessional quest' to complete, and the only thing that will stop me is my untimely death. BUT I must have kicked some puppies in my past life because unfortunately my karma isnt often on my side when it comes to even the most simplistic goals I create. If I hadnt been delayed for the past 5 months there would have been a city release by now. Lets just hope you have the karma to play it in 6 months and I dont get run over by a bus :)

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