Saturday, December 6th, 2008
DEC 06
GTA IV mods on the horizon

Grand Theft Auto IV - Community News | @ 12:39 AM MDT | By rappo

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UPDATE 12/07: The first true GTA IV mod is now available for download in our file archive! Bobster's GTA IV Real Vehicle Names replaces the american.gxt file (which doesn't require you to use a file check bypasser) to show the names of cars in GTA IV as their real life counterparts.

Members over at GTAForums have been hard at work the past couple days in getting the PC version of GTA IV to be played with modded files. Out of the box, the game will not run if any of your files differ from the originals (there may be several reasons behind this, including protection from online cheating or maybe Rockstar Games just got shaken up by the whole Hot Coffee mod incident with San Andreas).

However, a couple of patches have been released to help you get by this, so take your pick (NOTE: these files are not cracks or pirated material. You need to already have the full game to make any of this work!):
Right now the extent of modding capabilities is seemingly limited to small text editing, such as vehicle handling or weapon properties, but things are moving very rapidly. The folks at OpenIV have been working on a very promising all-purpose modding tool for months now, and its release will drasitcally expand GTA IV's modding horizons.

For those that are new to the GTA modding scene, I've compiled a very simple tutorial on our forums to help you make a handling mod. If you've ever modded a GTA data file before, it may be a bit tedious for you. Don't forget to share any modifications that you create, no matter how simple they are!
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Registered User

Registered: Aug 2008
Posts: 41
Now I don't feel about Rockstar putting crappy cheat codes in the game, because we are going to be able to make our own type of fun cheat codes with mods! hehe
12-06-2008 12:56 AM
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Registered: Aug 2003
Posts: 6,204
I'm pretty sure a trainer will come out sometime soon... God Mode intrigues me.
12-06-2008 01:32 AM
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Registered: Jun 2008
Posts: 839
Trainer?Shiiiiiiiit,I love it!!!!!
12-06-2008 04:47 AM
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Registered: Mar 2008
Posts: 101
so im gonna throw out a guess that we should buy copies now, before R* fixes the game so the crack mod doesnt work.
12-06-2008 04:10 PM
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Registered: Mar 2008
Posts: 3,220
Its the start of something new. A trianer is a good idear for this game.
12-06-2008 04:58 PM
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Registered: Dec 2008
Posts: 0
SHIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I AM THE GREATEST
12-07-2008 05:48 AM

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can't wait for car modding to start! NYPD patrol cars :D
12-07-2008 06:10 AM
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Registered: Jan 2006
Posts: 25
so u r saying u can't even modify a turismo into a ferrari? how can they detect that? and can someone tell if the vehicle modifying similar as before with dff and txd files?
12-10-2008 05:16 AM

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