Old 05-07-2012   #1
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Simplest Mod to install

I've only very recently bought GTA4, along with EFLC alongside it from Steam. I had a look for the easiest mods to install and it looks to be Trainer. However no matter how many guides i follow it wont work for me. Each guide is for a different update of Gta, and a different version of an ASI loader.

So i'm either after the following:

-A complete beginners guide to Modding GTA4, which explains whats needed, what an ASI loader etc is
-Someone to troubleshoot and help me install trainer
-Another very simple mod, which would be easy to test.


On another note, i'm limited to the first island right now on GTA4, so my access to islands is limited.

Thanks.
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Weapons, vehicles and player items are all installed in the same way:

- Update you game to either 1.0.4.0. or 1.0.7.0. (the latest patch)

- Backup your entire game! (mods mostely replace files instead of adding files so this is absolutely nessecary)

- Download SparkIV (or OpenIV but SparkIV is better for beginners)
- Start it up and hit 'Browse' (It'll now browse to your gta folder)

Now just go to gta4-mods.com and select something you want (weapon, vehicle and/or player items like clothes)

- In SparkIV navigate to pc/models/cdimages and you'll see a few images, these:

Componentpeds.img (for pedestrian files)
pedprops.img (for pedestrian accessoires, mostely caps and also 1 file for the players caps/helmets etc)
playerped.rpf (for player clothes)
radar.img (not sure, but mostely unimportant for basic mods)
vehicles.img (for all your vehicle mods)
weapons.img (for all your weapon mods)

Now lets say you want to download a weapon, you'll get a .wtd and .wdr file which need to be imported in the weapons.img. To do this just double click weapons.img and hit the big 'import' button now select the the files (the .wdr and .wft). If you've done it correctly you shouldn't get an error and the weapon you replaced is highlighted (in blue)

If you're done with importing (you can import several weapons at once) hit save. After saving you can exit SparkIV and the mod is installed.

You can follow this process for vehicles and player clothing too just open up the corresponding image (and carefully read the readme provided, this will give the same instructions and often some additional instructions for other files you need to replace).

Now regarding trainers, I suggest downloading this one: http://www.gta4-mods.com/script/simp...f2115#download

and carefully following the readme provided (you'll need to download some additional files like scripthook.dll and dsound.dll but once you've got these you never have to download anything for scriptmods ever again).

If you run into any problems let me know and I'll help you

P.s. Launch your game through 'LaunchGtaIV' once you've installed mods

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Spark IV can't be used with 1.0.7.0. I just tried it and I get a message saying that my game version is newer and doesn't support Spark IV.
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Then you obviously downloaded an outdated SparkIV since Ive been using SparkIV since the beginning and Ive always had version 1.0.7.0.
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Weapons, vehicles and player items are all installed in the same way:

- Update you game to either 1.0.4.0. or 1.0.7.0. (the latest patch)

- Backup your entire game! (mods mostely replace files instead of adding files so this is absolutely nessecary)

- Download SparkIV (or OpenIV but SparkIV is better for beginners)
- Start it up and hit 'Browse' (It'll now browse to your gta folder)

Now just go to gta4-mods.com and select something you want (weapon, vehicle and/or player items like clothes)

- In SparkIV navigate to pc/models/cdimages and you'll see a few images, these:

Componentpeds.img (for pedestrian files)
pedprops.img (for pedestrian accessoires, mostely caps and also 1 file for the players caps/helmets etc)
playerped.rpf (for player clothes)
radar.img (not sure, but mostely unimportant for basic mods)
vehicles.img (for all your vehicle mods)
weapons.img (for all your weapon mods)

Now lets say you want to download a weapon, you'll get a .wtd and .wdr file which need to be imported in the weapons.img. To do this just double click weapons.img and hit the big 'import' button now select the the files (the .wdr and .wft). If you've done it correctly you shouldn't get an error and the weapon you replaced is highlighted (in blue)

If you're done with importing (you can import several weapons at once) hit save. After saving you can exit SparkIV and the mod is installed.

You can follow this process for vehicles and player clothing too just open up the corresponding image (and carefully read the readme provided, this will give the same instructions and often some additional instructions for other files you need to replace).

Now regarding trainers, I suggest downloading this one: http://www.gta4-mods.com/script/simp...f2115#download

and carefully following the readme provided (you'll need to download some additional files like scripthook.dll and dsound.dll but once you've got these you never have to download anything for scriptmods ever again).

If you run into any problems let me know and I'll help you

P.s. Launch your game through 'LaunchGtaIV' once you've installed mods
Thanks, i just managed to install a car mod. Another reason i wanted trainer is to be able to spawn any car so i can test the mods out as im doing them.

So i'll give trainer another whirl. Thanks alot you've been more helpful than most.
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No problem, let me know if you can't get the trainer running but it shouldn't be to hard if you just follow the readme
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