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AndreONEz
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Posted 31 October 2007 - 04:27 PM Edited by AndreONEz, 01 November 2007 - 09:45 AM.

Well,I decided to do a quick tutorial for carcols.dat editing...

Part 1
Carcols.dat (Program files/Rockstar Games/GTA San Andreas/data/) manages vehicles' colors.It can be edited by text editors like Notepad.Once you open it,you'll see something like this:

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0,0,0 # 0 black black


that mean 0=Red,0=Green,0=Blue
# 0 black=color id name
black=hue I think

So,it uses RGB scale.Here you can find a list of most used colors (see the RGB Value column).

Example:I want to change this color
user posted image

to this one

user posted image

Now,I search for 4th color (ID 3,because they start from 0) and I change its value from this
CODE
132,4,16

to this
CODE
255,0,0


Close and save it.

Part 2


If you scroll down you'll see something like this:
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admiral, 34,34, 35,35, 37,37, 39,39, 41,41, 43,43, 45,45, 47,47

Well,it means it's an Admiral,and it has 1/8 of chances to being the 34th colour,another 1/8 to being the 35th etc...So it could be something like:
CODE
carmodelname, color1,color1, color2,color2, color3,color3 etc...


For two-colours cars (like Cops,Ambulance,etc) it's a bit different.Infact,they have only one chance to be two colours.Let's see LS Cop Car (copcarla):
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copcarla, 0,1

It means it has one chance to being black and white (0=black color ID,1=white color ID).Don't add more chances to these ones,they may crash!

This little tutorial finished for the moment,but there are some things you gotta know:
  • colours are 126.They're used with street's cars,but only 64 are used for garages.
  • may you can edit it while game is running,without crash.
  • you can change colors' name as you want.
That's all!I wanna thank Automan for 2nd part helping!

PS:Sorry for my really bad english smile.gif

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Posted 11 December 2007 - 05:58 AM

tnx

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Posted 28 January 2010 - 10:52 PM

can you upload the carcols.dat file? gta sa ultimate editor deleted it and I need it to install mods? I don't want to install it again but if thats what it takes then ok.

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Posted 11 June 2010 - 06:12 AM

Hey, I've been editing carcols for quite some time now, but one thing I can't get clear is how to reload it while running the game. I've heard to "press start on your controller" but I'm using a keyboard. Obviously in that case you'd think that Esc would reload it... but it doesn't. Could someone tip me off?

Thanks,

Ben

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Posted 11 June 2010 - 10:13 AM

gtamodguy- you just bumped a 3 years old topic, please check last post date before reply, and always remember to backup.
Benzilla- you can't, simply exit game and enter it again.

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Posted 17 February 2012 - 12:29 AM

Hi does it work the same in GTA IV ?

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Posted 18 February 2012 - 09:32 AM Edited by fastman92, 18 February 2012 - 09:37 AM.

QUOTE (Benzilla @ Friday, Jun 11 2010, 07:12)
Hey, I've been editing carcols for quite some time now, but one thing I can't get clear is how to reload it while running the game. I've heard to "press start on your controller" but I'm using a keyboard. Obviously in that case you'd think that Esc would reload it... but it doesn't. Could someone tip me off?

Thanks,

Ben

http://www.gtaforums...st&p=1060885386
It reloads many files.

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Posted 06 August 2012 - 01:38 AM Edited by VercettiKiller, 06 August 2012 - 04:36 PM.

great.... is like Vice City-GTA III carcol modification, i already did in my San Andreas game, i put this carcol...

0,120,250 141#Light Blue 1 Blue

(from 128 to 139 are from Jvt Special Colors)

When set it in a car, the color change from Blue to Green.

I know that Red=0 Green=120 Blue=250 but it change it to Green. What should i do?

i have repeated this process many times and nothing... what im doing wrong?

In the file says about Press the START Controller to reload the file during the game. What is that means? I have a Keyboard if is the ESC Button, when im going to press it or is another one?




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