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  • REspawn


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Posted 13 February 2007 - 07:01 PM

Below is a list of file formats that people have documented or posted information about, this is an ongoing list so if you have something thatís not on the list please post it below or pm me or another member of staff with the details so it can be added to the list, thanks.

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Excellent explanation of the various file types by Opius

This is a WIP list... just leaving it up like this on the 4th July, will return to it tomorrow...

File Type Details Link(s)
IDE Item Definition Entries, Used for maps IDE File Documentaion
Item Definition
Rain & Wastefree Zones
Paths Documentation
SA "anim" & "txdp" Documentation
IPL Item Placement Lists, Used for maps Item Placement
SA Ipl Documentation
Paths Documentation
SA LOD System Explanation
Vice City AI Paths
DFF 3D Model DFF Format Documentaion
KCow's DFF Format Documentation
IFP Animation file IFP file format for GTA3 / Vice
TXD Texture Archives TXD File Format
TXD Archive
COL Collision Files, Makes stuff solid COL File Format
IMG File Archive, Used to store majority of game files IMG File Format
DIR Used for VER1 IMG archives to list its contents DIR File Format
SCM Mission Script, Used to make missions Mission Scripting Overview
Mission Coding Directory
Generic SA SCM Documentation
Tutorial Links / Coding Information
ZON Defines the zones for the game world ZON Format Documentation
DAT Data files, see the list below -
DAT Files Only Below This Line
water.dat Used to place water in the game world SA Water.dat Documentation
nodes.dat Use for paths around map (peds, cars, boats...) GTA SA Paths
SA Compiled Path Nodes Documentation
Used to tell the game what files to load Map File Documentation & Troubleshooting
gta.dat Documentation

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