Design Your Own Mission
Design Your Own Mission (DYOM) is a multi-award-winning mission mod for GTA San Andreas made by Dutchy3010 and PatrickW. It allows to create a new mission ingame, without writing a single line of SCM script. The mod works as a mission pack. The latest version is 8.1, released on 22 January, 2014.
Installation is very simple. Just copy the MPACK folder from the archive to your "San Andreas User Files" (in My Documents). To add downloaded missions, just copy the DYOMx.dat files into "San Andreas User Files". CLEO 4 is needed for this modification to work correctly.
- Create your own missions without writing a single line of code!
- Create objectives, pickups, cars, text and more for your missions with the use of a simple menu.
- Connect missions into a storyline with a common plot.
- Share your missions on DYOM site, and allow other to play your missions, or try the missions made by others.
The mod is considered to be very popular among modders. As of August, 2017 the DYOM Missions Archive contains more than 46,000 user-made missions and more than 1,600 storylines.
The mod popularity had given its authors the idea of making a contest the goal of which is to create the best mission using Design Your Own Mission mod. Each contest lasts for a certain period of time, then the jury consisting of the mod authors and the winner of the previous contest choose the best missions from the ones that were submitted. After that the members of GTAForums.com and GTAForum.nl vote for the winner.
Since the second the contests have a specific theme the missions should be made on.
|Contest||Theme||Period||Winner / Mission||Topic|
|#1||None||21 Feb 09 - 01 Mar 09||tony-resta / Rest in Peace||GTAForums topic|
|#2||Gunfights||04 Apr 09 - 19 Apr 09||miclin / Deconstruction for Beginners||GTAForums topic|
|#3||Military||23 May 10 - 06 Jun 10||GTA!!! / The Wanted||GTAForums topic|
|#4||Exciting Story Line||14 Nov 10 - 12 Dec 10||Chimpso / Perfidy||GTAForums topic|
|#5||2012 - The End of the World||28 Jan 12 - 26 May 12||Arejai / Catastrophe||GTAForums topic|
|#6||3 objectives||14 Aug 12 - 24 Sep 12||xGhostx / DYOM PUZZLE||GTAForums topic|
- Best Mission/Script Mod on GTANet Annual Awards 2008-2013
- Best Project of 2008 on GTAForum.nl Awards 2008
- Best Mod on GTAForum.nl Awards 2009
- DYOM Missions Archive
- GTAForums section
- GTAGarage download
- GTAForums: Old development topic
- GTAForums: DYOM Magazine
- DYOM Wikia