A PvP SA:MP server script built upon the SIF framework, the aim of the game is to find supplies to help you survive, either alone or in a group. The overall objective is to build a stable community and defend it from hostile players.
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Scavenge and Survive

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This project is now unmaintained and, frankly, the state it's in is pretty bad. That's my fault, I attempted such a large refactor during 2016 which dragged on two years to a point where the codebase is nowhere near usable. If you're interested in actually using this gamemode, I can only advise to build a new one using components released here.

To all of those who stuck with the project since the early alpha of 2012/2013, those were some of the best gaming experience I've ever had and I made some great friends in the community. Thank you. Good luck out there survivors!


Scavenge and Survive is a PvP SA:MP survival gamemode. The aim of the game is to find supplies such as tools or weapons to help you survive, either alone or in a group.

The overall objective is to build a stable community and defend it from players with more hostile intentions.

Items spawn around the map in various places categorised by type, rarity and location. Vehicles are rare and spawn with damaged engines or tires and will usually spawn with loot inside the trunk.

No gameplay mechanics require the use of commands. All gameplay has been built with an intuitive interaction model in mind with only 5 major keys required to access the gamemode-specific features.


This repository is currently not maintained. For updates, see this thread: https://forum.southcla.ws/t/the-plan-so-far/71/3

The gamemode is undergoing a significant refactor and as a result, the master tip will not compile. Please do not message me asking for help to compile - use build 1192 as that is the last known stable version.


Development of this project requires sampctl, a package management and project build tool for SA:MP. It's easy to install and easy to use. To compile the gamemode, run:

sampctl project build

I encourage people to play around with this code, create a new map and put loot spawns in it or completely mod it into a new gamemode, I would love to see what creations are made! Please publish all bug fixes in order to benefit everyone.

That being said, This is not a simple project, you have been warned. I do not have time to provide tech-support so please do not contact me asking me for help compiling the project (sorry!)

Don't Be Selfish

When you fix something, don't keep it to yourself. This is an open source project. An important part of open source is sharing, that's why this code is free of charge and available to all.

Please respect this. Feel free to keep your unique features private, just submit all fixes to the base code as pull requests or just email them to me/post them as issues here.


Each time I compile a version of the gamemode, the build number (stored in BUILD_NUMBER) is incremented. This is also shown in-game at the top-right of the screen and will allow players and developers to know which version is in use which can help track issues and fix bugs.


Short Summary: https://www.tldrlegal.com/l/gpl-3.0

Ensure that you understand these key points from the license:

You may copy, distribute and modify the software as long as you track changes/dates in source files.

Any modifications to or software including (via compiler) GPL-licensed code must also be made available under the GPL along with build & install instructions.

And leave all credits intact. This includes any in-game messages.

This block is shown at the top of every source file to indicate it's under GPL:

Copyright (C) 2016 Barnaby "Southclaw" Keene

This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it
under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the
Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or (at your
option) any later version.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but
WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
See the GNU General Public License for more details.

You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along
with this program.  If not, see <http://www.gnu.org/licenses/>.