here's some screen shots of me testing the modification.
To modify your television set to display your own custom video you will need Rad Video Tools.
This tool can play the existing TV channels out side of the game as well as
encode various video file formats to the .bik format used by the television in the game.
Since i could find no information on where the scripting for the television minigame is located
as well, i have not done much testing with channels other than the static,CNT and weazel files
so i can not supply any information on editing the television minigame scripts.
To modify your TV to play different videos first pick a video to encode with the rad video tools
then name it either static,CNT or weazel and save them in a folder where you can easily access
them for swapping out the original content.
After encoding your first video(which can take up to 5 hours or more for a 30 minute video) go to
your Grand Theft Auto IV game directory and open the "movies" folder(not the one in my documents)
then drag and drop either static,CNT or weazel to the root game directory to make room for your custom
video with out overwriting your originals.
Next go to the folder you stored your custom video in then select and copy it..... then paste it in the
games movie folder..... never overwrite the original video files unless you dont want to ever watch
them again without reinstalling.
Start your game..... go to your TV and enjoy the show
:after thought update
You could name it "static" and replace the static channel for a third working channel on any
safe house television in the game that displays static.... but some televisions have no "static" channel
Edited by sgtmay, 26 February 2009 - 10:35 PM.