Updated on 8/14/2011 to correct download links.
The super quick story behind the Hot Coffee Mod
In Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas on PlayStation 2, Xbox and PC the developers wrote a piece of code which would allow your character to perform virtual sex acts with your virtual girlfriend within the game. However, they locked the content so that during normal game play, it could never be seen or accessed in any way.
Why would a developer do this, while I can't speak for them, my guess is that they did it for fun in the office. Either way, in the original releases of Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, the code remained, albeit locked and unknown to most gamers. At the time of the so-called scandal I wrote a piece about Violence in Video Games , which talked about the Hot Coffee Mod in a bit less detail.
What does the Hot Coffee Mod Do? And why Hot Coffee?
The Hot Coffee Mod basically adds another set of missions that the main character, CJ has to go through. These missions involve dating his girlfriends. In the game you can have up to six girlfriends. By improving your relationships with your girlfriends, you can eventually end the date with sexual acts. It is important to note that if hackers had not modified the code, these mini-games would not be available to the public.
So why call it Hot Coffee? Not sure on this one either, but it is widely accepted that the term 'coffee' in this case is simply a euphemism for sex. At the end of a good date, CJ's girlfriend will ask if he's like to come in for 'coffee,' where a mini-sex game ensues. By successfully 'dating' your girlfriends, you can earn special upgrades within the game, such as weapons and vehicles. Without the Hot Coffee Mod, the player will just hear some noises and see the house from the exterior while CJ and his girlfriend has coffee, with the mod the whole thing turns into a mini-sex game.
How Graphic is the Content in the Hot Coffee Mod?
I've installed the mod and played it on both PC and Xbox, and while the whole concept of what is going on is indeed crude, and certainly mature, there really is nothing to see except some pixelated characters going through the motions. With that said, I certainly wouldn't recommend it for anyone under the age of 18. Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas was originally released with a Mature rating anyhow, so any child with a responsible parent wouldn't be playing the game anyhow. The rating has since been change to Adult Only, even though the following DVDs that were printed did not have the X-rated material on the disc.
Are you sure the Developer Added the Hot Coffee Mod?
If you could only perform these sexual mini-games on the Xbox and PC through the use of downloadable game modifications, I might be inclined to say no. However, the Hot Coffee Mod can also be unlocked through the use of Action Replay, a cheat device which simply adds specific codes to the game to alter what the developers already have there. So in this case, it was definitely something added by the developer.
Where can I download the GTA Hot Coffee Mod?
To make things simple, I have placed the Hot Coffee Mods for both PC and Xbox on the links below. Also linked are the Action Replay codes for the PlayStation 2 version of the game.
Note: The Xbox Hot Coffee Mod will require the use of a modchip to be installed. The PlayStation 2 version Hot Coffee Codes can only be used with Action Replay or Gameshark as linked.
The files below are not suitable for children of any age.
After the edit on 8/14/2011 the PC and Xbox version are in a single download here.
- Download : Grand Theft Auto Hot Coffee Mod - PC.
- Download : Grand Theft Auto Hot Coffee Mod - Xbox (requires modchip).
- Grand Theft Auto Hot Coffee Mod - PS2 (Action Replay Codes)
- Grand Theft Auto Hot Coffee Mod - PS2 (Gameshark Codes)
Note: If your copy of Grand Theft Auto San Andreas was manufactured on or after the fourth quarter of 2005, then the code has been removed and these mods will not work. Also, if you have updated your PC version of the game, chances are the mods will not work either as one of the patches from the developer disables the code.