010C=5,%1d% %2d% %3d% %4d% %5d%
Description: Lets the player spawn and control an RC Bandit
Parameter 1: Player handle
Parameter 2: X-coordinate
Parameter 3: Y-coordinate
Parameter 4: Z-coordinate
Parameter 5: Angle
Supports: GTA 3, Vice City
This opcode lets the player spawn and remotely control an RC Bandit. The RC Bandit needs to be loaded using opcode 0247 or else the game will crash. The opcode is meant to be used while the player is in a vehicle. When it's used properly, an RC Bandit is created and the camera and controls will focus on the Bandit. The player is not controllable while this is happening. The controls for the Bandit is the same as a car. The Bandit can self destruct by pressing the attack button or by colliding into the wheel of any vehicles. The player is not immune to the Bandit's destruction. After the Bandit is destroyed, the camera fades and repositions to the player. The player regains full control and the Bandit is removed.
If the opcode is used while the player is on foot, the player is fully controllable while controlling the Bandit. The player can even enter and drive other vehicles while controlling the Bandit. Controls for the Bandit is different when on foot than when in a car.
In GTA III, if the player gets killed while in RC mode, the player will remain in RC mode after respawning. If the Bandit is also destroyed while wasted in RC mode, the camera position will remain stuck. The explosions will be considered part of the player's action, being able to gain wanted levels through the destruction of the Bandit. Using this opcode while in RC mode will detonate the recently created Bandit while leaving the previous Bandit alone. These problems do not exist in Vice City.