First Flight Help

Alright, so you have finally landed in Bayside. What do you do now? Fear not! Visit our knowledge base for help on getting started. Click here.

Sonoran CAD

Sonoran CAD is a state of the art, cross-platform, computer-automated dispatching and records management system for gaming communities. This program stores all data for each character created to assist the vital jobs in this city with record management.
-Option 1: download the Sonoran Client application for your desktop:

-Option 2: visit Sonoran on your browser: (Recommended)

-Option 3: While In-Game type t/showcad
-Create a account within the Sonoran Cad application or desktop site.
-Verify the email that you used for your login.
-Once you have verified your account, head back to the Sonoran Client and login. Be sure to check stay logged in.
-Click join community and type in: BAYSIDE
-Once you have joined the community there will be a section named permission key please enter: civ
-In the top left corner of your CAD there will be three horizontal lines next to The Ville RP click them.
-Go down to Settings, scroll down until you see API ID.
-Click New and enter the API ID that is provided for you In-Game within the message at the top of your screen. (i.e. 11000XX)
-Once you have done this return to your CAD by finding the three horizontal lines and selecting Community Menu.
-Click on Civilian , proceed to add the information about your character by selecting New Character. Be Sure to Save.

Now you just need to type t/verifycad in game and your all set!
If you have any more issues regarding how to access or register your character in the CAD please head to the #📥submit-a-ticket tab and create a ticket.


How do I resolve connection issues?
There are various things that can prevent you from logging into the server. Below are some troubleshooting tips. We recommend you do a Google search for the error you are receiving. The only thing we can assist with on our end is ensuring you have the whitelist role and that the server is up.

1. You must connect FiveM to your Discord, Steam and Rockstar account with an active game key for GTA5 prior to logging in
2. You must actually own GTA5
3. You must always have both the Discord app and Steam app open and logged in

If you do not see Bayside's logo, you have entered the IP incorrectly or you have left a space before or after the IP. Be sure there are no extra spaces or characters. You can also try launching with The Ville's launcher. If neither of these options work, you will need to Google resolutions. Your device is not recognizing the server.

Connection Troubleshooting
If you see Bayside's logo but it shows you are not connected, close out and double check that the server is connected. We restart daily at 4pm and 2am. If there is an unscheduled restart it will be posted in OOC.

If you have never been in the city, confirm you have the whitelisted role. If your bio was approved, click of your name in the server, either from the member's list or a message you have sent to see if you have the role "whitelisted." If not, and you were approved, submit a ticket.

Close Fivem, check your connection and relaunch.

If these options do not work, test going into another server or googling your specific error.

Failed to fetch server variables
There are very many forums on this topic you can go through to troubleshoot but our recommendations are to check your firewall settings, clear your fivem cache, be sure you are connecting with the IP and not from your history and if you are using a VPN, try connecting from a different IP or try connecting without the VPN. If these options do not work, please consult cfx forums or a google search

If you do not see your information under "YOU" or your photo, you are not correctly connected so be sure to go through the above checklists, check your connection, relaunch FiveM, restart your computer if necessary and be sure your computer specs meet the requirements of FiveM. System requirements can be found on the homepage

When you get an error in CFX that does not have to do with a maintenance issue on their end, they direct you to the server owner. This is the case with every server. The only thing we can confirm on our end is that you have the whitelist role. You can check that yourself with the instructions above and be sure to submit a ticket if you are missing it. Avoid messaging mods directly, please submit a ticket for yourself in #submit-a-ticket .

If you are using a VPN, there is a possibility that IP has been previously banned so be sure to switch IPs or disable.

If there is an issue with the server or a restart happening you will find that information in our Discord.



Steps to make Server Controller Friendly

You will not be able to get everything on controller, but you can get the vitals.
1. Go to and download the WASD simulator. You can download for free, after 14 days it is $7.99 for a lifetime.
2. Be sure to go into Steam-Big Picture-Controller Settings and disable whatever controller you are using (Xbox, Switch, PS4, etc.) Then CLOSE Steam.
3. Start up the reWASD program and follow the link below for the tutorial on how to setup. This tutorial is extensive; however it has chapters you can skim through.
5. Once you have setup then start FiveM and test it out. I have attached my controller settings below, however, feel free to change things to your liking. Enjoy!

If you are interested, we have also attached configurations for download. Here is the link: