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Old 12-21-2012   #1
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How do i install these mods for GTA 4?

Hi im a total noob when it comes to installing these mods onto gta 4... is there a tutorial on how i can install these mods to my GTA 4? i bought my GTA 4 through STEAM so if anyone could make a video on how to install them and what programs i need i would greatly appreciate it

Sorry if this isnt the right spot to post this but i was looking in the forums and couldnt find any tutorials on how to install mods in my gta 4 from steam.
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Old 12-21-2012   #2
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Link us to one of the mods you're trying to install and we'll help out. Different types of mods have different installation instructions.
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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 .wtd). 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).


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

For scriptmods you'll need an asiloader and scripthook.dll, the easiest scriptmod to start with is simple native trainer since it also gives clear instructions on where to get these files and where to place them:

http://www.gta4-mods.com/script/simp...rsion-64-f2115

Copied from the readme:

You will need EITHER Alexander Blade's ASI loader (dsound.dll), or Listener's xliveless (xlive.dll) or Yaasil (dsound.dll) in order to run this. The ASI loader also needs to be copied into the GTAIV main directory. Be aware that you need to copy the ASI loader also to EFLC if you happen to have that version.

Asi Loader:
http://www.gtaforums.com/index.php?showtopic=380830
Xliveless:
http://www.gtaforums.com/index.php?showtopic=388658
Yaasil:
http://www.gtaforums.com/index.php?showtopic=394806

So to be clear, you also need scripthook along with one of these 3 files (which can be found inside the simple native trainer pack for which I posted the link). So xliveless isn't the only option out there, it actually disables games for windows live and changes the savegame location so I personally prefer dsound.dll. You can't play multiplayer anymore with xliveless
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Well i tried to follow the Info that Killerfist posted but for some reason SparkIV cant find my mod files... And to rappo its to any mods. I dont know if STEAM allows me to add mods since i bought the game through STEAM so its kinda complicated... it would be great if someone also who bought GTA IV through STEAM make a video on how they install these mods and What programs they use. That would be best in my opinion..
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You can also just locate those files yourself and open them from there, try finding your main folder in the steamapps (I don't use the steamversion so I'm not exactly sure where it is). It's probably:

C:/Program Files (x86)/steam/steamapps/common/Grand theft Auto IV

Then go to the folder pc/models/cdimages and right-click the img (or the .rpf) you need and select open with-> Spark IV (or select standard program if it's not yet in the list). Just make sure you uncheck that 'always open these files with this program' (or something like that, my language is not set to English so I'm not sure what the exact words are).
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You can also just locate those files yourself and open them from there, try finding your main folder in the steamapps (I don't use the steamversion so I'm not exactly sure where it is). It's probably:

C:/Program Files (x86)/steam/steamapps/common/Grand theft Auto IV

Then go to the folder pc/models/cdimages and right-click the img (or the .rpf) you need and select open with-> Spark IV (or select standard program if it's not yet in the list). Just make sure you uncheck that 'always open these files with this program' (or something like that, my language is not set to English so I'm not sure what the exact words are).
Ok! now i got it but how do i find the cars? i just imported the Skyline Mod but dunno where and how to find it. Am i just suppose to drive around till i find it? or is the a specific spot?
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You can either install carspawner or a script like that or you can use simple native trainer. I zipped a bunch of files for someone that started out modding a while back so you might aswell use them aswell:

http://www.mediafire.com/?mkd87cns1jr85cu

Just drop those in your main folder, then ingame press F3 and use numpad to browse through the menu (2,4,6,8 to browse and 5 to confirm) and go to car spawner (or vehicle spawner) and spawn the car you replaced.

It's normal if you see a traffic full of taxis btw, that's known as the taxibug which happens when you install a bunch of custom cars. There are some fixes out there so you can look around for those, I don't use any myself so I can't help you there.
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so lately ive been getting this Error while playing GTA 4 and it happens at the same spot everytime and its while im doing quests.

"GTA IV FATAL ERROR: Unrecoverable fault - Please restart game"

Has anyone got this? or knows how to fix it? This problem started to happen when i saved my settings for my trainer and now this error started happening... Is it cause i saved my Trainer Settings? or is it something else?

Sorry to post on this thread but didnt wanna make another one... It doesnt happen when im just running and driving around roaming Freely but it happens when im only doing quests... Please Help...
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