GTA IV vehicle modding begins

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By Chris | 12th Jul 2009 at 19:53 GMT in GTA IV | 23 Comments
IPB ImageRecent developments in the Zmodeler community have led to the release of a WFT Exporter, meaning that modders can now export their models in a format that can be used within GTA IV. This almost immediately led to the creation of some simple vehicle modifications, convertible versions of cars etc. and we're now also seeing conversions from other games such as NFS:MW and Juiced 2 to name a couple, in addition of course to custom made models.

Since this has all happened over the past week or so, I figured this weekend would be a good time to add them all to our database and to announce them here. Below is a list (not exhaustive) of a whole bunch of mods we've added, hopefully some will be of interest to you. If you perhaps have stopped playing IV for a while, why not pick it up again and add some new cars to it?
Browse our bike and car mods, or take your pick from these 30 recently added ones below.
Remember you'll need a tool such as SparkIV or OpenIV to modify your game. Since GTAForums is currently down we've provided a mirror of SparkIV, version 0.6.2, which has been fixed by gamerzworld to work with the latest patch.

IPB ImageWhile we're on the subject of downloads, I'd also like to say that I'm planning on making a few improvements to the way our database works and looks soon. I've already search engine optimised most links, but that doesn't really concern you. In terms of the front end, we should have a better ratings system done soon, fancy AJAX and everything. You'll be able to hover over stars and click, rather than having to choose from a dropdown box.

I have a few other ideas in mind, but if you have any suggestions for us please leave them in the comments so I can read over them and maybe add any that I think would be useful.

Enjoy!
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RAPTORX22 12th July, 2009 @ 20:23 - Permalink
Thanks for the info Chris. Too bad I don't have it for the PC. Also are you going to add more cars daily?
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Spider-Vice 12th July, 2009 @ 20:58 - Permalink
Well, it ain't made by him. I've saw tons in GTANet, but it's down now for some reason and well, you can't get anything from there so fast.
Yes, I hope there will be more as I should say to my IV: "Prepare to be vehicle-modded :P"
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Damjan 12th July, 2009 @ 21:10 - Permalink
GTA Inside has some cars too, check it out.
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Spaz The Great 12th July, 2009 @ 21:53 - Permalink
The Supra link doesn't work, Chris.
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Chris 12th July, 2009 @ 22:23 - Permalink
Fixed.

@RAPTORX22: If not daily it should be at least more frequently than I have been doing recently. But I won't be posting news about them everyday, maybe save that for the weekends.
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Urbanoutlaw 12th July, 2009 @ 23:21 - Permalink
What?!?! Where are the Mustangs!?

JK, I'm probably going to upgrade Rocket Box (finally) so thanks for the links straight to the cars.
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Chris 12th July, 2009 @ 23:23 - Permalink
Mustangs have been pretty popular in the previous games, someone will make one soon :P
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Huckleberry Pie 13th July, 2009 @ 00:28 - Permalink
I've been watching GTAF's model development topic for months, and I'm glad that their efforts did bear fruit... :awesome:
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Mpilk901 13th July, 2009 @ 07:55 - Permalink
Those cars look BEAUTIFUL. I want this game for my PC.
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TM™ 13th July, 2009 @ 08:23 - Permalink
The Skyline is amazing. Fucking amazing. That's some good stuff there. :) Pity I don't have a good PC to do this on.
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WRX22B1998 13th July, 2009 @ 13:52 - Permalink

Posted ImageRecent developments in the Zmodeler community have led to the release of a WFT Exporter, meaning that modders can now export their models in a format that can be used within GTA IV. This almost immediately led to the creation of some simple vehicle modifications, convertible versions of cars etc. and we're now also seeing conversions from other games such as NFS:MW and Juiced 2 to name a couple, in addition of course to custom made models.

Since this has all happened over the past week or so, I figured this weekend would be a good time to add them all to our database and to announce them here. Below is a list (not exhaustive) of a whole bunch of mods we've added, hopefully some will be of interest to you. If you perhaps have stopped playing IV for a while, why not pick it up again and add some new cars to it?
Browse our bike and car mods, or take your pick from these 30 recently added ones below.

Remember you'll need a tool such as SparkIV or OpenIV to modify your game. Since GTAForums is currently down we've provided a mirror of SparkIV, version 0.6.2, which has been fixed by gamerzworld to work with the latest patch.

Posted ImageWhile we're on the subject of downloads, I'd also like to say that I'm planning on making a few improvements to the way our database works and looks soon. I've already search engine optimised most links, but that doesn't really concern you. In terms of the front end, we should have a better ratings system done soon, fancy AJAX and everything. You'll be able to hover over stars and click, rather than having to choose from a dropdown box.

I have a few other ideas in mind, but if you have any suggestions for us please leave them in the comments so I can read over them and maybe add any that I think would be useful.

Enjoy!


oh
my
god

must save for new computer! (or convince parents we need a new one)
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Chris 13th July, 2009 @ 14:16 - Permalink
Indeed. Also, someone will have made a Subaru Impreza WRX 22B STi by then I expect, they truly still are the best Impreza's.
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The Bossman 13th July, 2009 @ 14:27 - Permalink
I'm so jealous. The mod scene on PS3 was supposed to be groundbreaking, and all we get are a few maps and characters for Unreal Tournament 3.
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Noru 14th July, 2009 @ 01:38 - Permalink
Damn some of those look awesome, too bad my computer won't handle GTA IV well yet. I started saving up to upgrade some parts
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badgerov 14th July, 2009 @ 02:31 - Permalink
haha, I actually went out and bought the PC version yesterday after reading this. Very good news! I can't wait to start installing these awesome mods once I get my game running stably. Thanks to all those who have been working on this.


AJAX gives me nightmares, but they're very nice visually with less flickering :lol:
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WRX22B1998 14th July, 2009 @ 22:48 - Permalink

Indeed. Also, someone will have made a Subaru Impreza WRX 22B STi by then I expect, they truly still are the best Impreza's.



*ALL HAIL* :clapping:

lolz.

do you think i should get a i7 920
Spoiler
or Phenom2 955
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or a Q9550
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? or will something totally better be out by xmas?

i wanna save for my own car though :bashhead: maybe il have to start dealing crack again :hurrhurr:
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Chris 15th July, 2009 @ 00:03 - Permalink
Should be fine with the Q9550.
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Deji 16th July, 2009 @ 11:23 - Permalink
Crap, my PC is too slow to run GTAIV and I'm too rubbish at anything to do with images/design etc. to make textures or models... Always wanted to make some weapon/car mods for San Andreas and now GTA IV is out :bashhead:
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JerzeyLegend 16th July, 2009 @ 17:21 - Permalink
Hi. I'm new here.

I have been trying with the Xbox 360 scene to get some mods in that GTA IV.

I was thinking the other day. If it is at all possible to extract car models from Midnight Club: LA, then could you guys possibly convert them to GTA IV? Would be nice to have Midnight Club's stable of cars for your devious GTA needs.

BTW, I mean if I could extract the cars from 360 MC:LA, could you guys convert them to PC GTA IV?
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Chris 16th July, 2009 @ 17:39 - Permalink
Ask one of the many modding teams on the net. Not sure we have any actual modders here to do it, but it would be possible yes.
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_Ray 18th July, 2009 @ 15:39 - Permalink
So I take it that in IV you can only replace cars and not simply add more, as was the case in Vice City, correct?
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MrLlamaLlama 18th July, 2009 @ 15:53 - Permalink
Probably the same case, yes. Though if it wasn't, i shouldn't imagine it'd be advised given the instabilities most have experienced on the PC version.
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Chris 18th July, 2009 @ 16:19 - Permalink
It was possible to add cars but I think it required hacking the main.scm files, meaning your old save games wouldn't work and such. So, for most people, it was always too much hassle so we all stuck with replacing cars.
Same is most likely true with IV, although I'm not sure we have tools for hacking the scm files yet so it's probably not possible just yet.

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