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Posted 23 April 2017 - 12:56 AM Edited by WildBrick142, 05 September 2017 - 09:46 PM.

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This is the first license plate mod for GTA V made to function as an add-on. Seven plates have been taken from iFruit files and modified to include stickers and/or normal maps, while the rest were made from scratch. All plates are lore-friendly. Kind of a shame Rockstar never included the ones featured in iFruit files, it would add some variety to customization.

Lore-friendly plates and state names/slogans aim to be satirized the way Rockstar would do it (or at least close to that because we all have a long way to reach that R* satire quality), and are not meant to offend anyone. If I accidentally release a seriously offending plate, let me know and I will correct/remove it. Naming suggestions are welcome as long as they are somewhat relevant to the state they parody and are not highly offensive.

History
 The first plate I have created has been "Vice City" (even the folder I make and store license plates in is called "vicecity" to this day) for the purpose of taking some screenshots of the Grotti Cheetah Classic that was recently converted by _CP_ at that time.

A few months later, once the Liberty City DLC rumors and wishlists started popping up if I remember correctly, I thought of making a prank, in the form of a fake Snapmatic picture, on the Next DLC Speculation thread. I have made the Liberty City plate and took green-screened screenshots. The plan was foiled as I was unable to turn the image into Snapmatic format without the game throwing up a "This image is corrupted." error. That idea has died with the plate. I was thinking of modifying the remaining iFruit plates and releasing the whole set as a mod but since tons of other people have already done that, meaning I wouldn't be bringing anything fresh to the table, I decided not to.

On August 11, 2016, it has finally happened. "It" being carcols.ymt. Decoded, readable and editable. All thanks to the OpenIV Team. As I checked the file out I noticed that the license plates were defined in great detail. Me being the usual curious self, I added on the Liberty City plate and Vice City plate I had lying around for almost a year. I was surprised to see it worked! Liberty City and Vice City plates were now independent - no more texture replacing nonsense. I quickly went ahead and converted the remaining iFruit plates, and played with some of the other options that allowed me to control their text size, placement and color. Later that day, 8 hours after the release of carcols.ymt, I have released the first version of my mod to GTA5-Mods.com; New License Plates [Add-On].

Since I am a massive fan(boy) of USA, one of the every things I admired were the license plates. How they looked nice and interesting, were varied, and did not ruin the look of the car as easily (imo), in most cases at least. The next day, I started recreating that one plate R* falsely advertised back in the day (then again, they said we'd get the text, not the actual design) and once that was done, I started my goal of doing all the states in a lore-friendly form. Starting off with North Volucrina (North Carolina), then Robada (Nevada), and lastly Alderney (New Jersey), before updating the mod with more and more plates over time.

And now we're here.

Versions/Changes/Download
 LATEST RELEASE: 05SEP217 (09/05/2017)

  • Updated compatibility to GTA Online:Smuggler's Run (v1.0.1180.1).
  • Smuggler's Run vehicles can now spawn with the new plates in traffic.
  • Removed mod compatibility.
    • Mod compatibility will be uploaded as a separate mod at a later date.

LATEST MAJOR RELEASE: 11AUG217 (08/11/2017)
"Celebrating our one year anniversary, we've got some more new plates in stock including a special Anniversary plate! Show off your support for the classics with the Yellow San Andreas plate, or impress the president with the Jefferson, C.D. plate. Or are you into sightseeing? In that case, we've got something for the ever-rainy Jefferson, the colorful scenery of Coloverdo, the snowy plains and mountains of Colina, and the endless dairy factories of Meskousin. In addition, decorate your plates with some dashes and arrows! Happy birthday to us, and thank you for the support!"

  • Added seven new plates: Colina, Coloverdo, Jefferson, Jefferson C.D., Meskousin, San Andreas (Yellow), Anniversary Plate
  • Updated random chance carvariation files with the seven new plates. The chances are:
    • 8% for San Andreas (Yellow)
    • 4% for Jefferson
    • 2% for Colina
    • 2% for Coloverdo
    • 1% for Jefferson, C.D.
    • 1% for Meskousin
    • 1% for Anniversary Plate [select vehicles only]
  • Added support for extra plate characters.
    • The characters are >, -, and <
    • These characters can't by typed in a trainer, you will have to manually edit the vehicle data (for Simple Trainer, edit your saved vehicle's "PText" data in trainer.ini).
    • They also don't display in Rockstar Editor - no fix for that since that's how the game saves the clips.
  • Added support for IVPack, thanks to _CP_ for permission.
  • Added support for Vanillaworks and Vanillaworks Extended, thanks to Boywond and Carrythxd for permission.
  • Added support for World of Variety, thanks to Cass for permission.

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PREVIOUS RELEASES:

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Installation
 I'm terrible at explaining things, so I hope this is not overly complicated.

All you have to do is add vehshare.ytd to x64e.rpf/levels/gta5/vehicles/vehicles.rpf and carcols.ymt to update.rpf/x64/data, and you're good to go! If you have either file modified, instructions for manual installation are at the end of this section.

Optionally, you can add carvariation files so that the plates naturally spawn on vehicles in traffic. The chance is random, and not all vehicles feature add-on plates. All carvariation files go into update.rpf/dlc_patch OR their DLC packs if they're not in dlc_patch.
- Go to update.rpf/dlc_patch. You will have a bunch of DLC folders.
- Go to update.rpf/dlc_patch/[dlc folder]/data. Then go to a folder with the same name of the dlc folder in the .rar archive.
- Copy carvariations.meta from the .rar archive and paste it into update.rpf/dlc_patch/[dlc folder]/data.

Some DLC's do not have a folder in dlc_patch. In that case, you will have to create one. Just create it the same way the others are done. Or just copy the DLC's and paste the carvariation file into dlc.rpf/data, whatever you choose. If you go through with the dlc_patch method, you will have o add another file in. The file is called extratitleupdatedata.meta and you put it in update.rpf/data, replacing the original file.

There's another carvariation file inside the "x64a or update-x64-data" folder. This one is called carvariations.ymt, and it goes to a different place. You can put this one to the same place where you've put carcols - update.rpf/x64/data - or you can put it in x64a.rpf/data instead.

If the game crashes, either I've done something wrong or You've done something wrong, or compatibility issues occurred. Best to let me know if the game crashes after installing this mod, so that the problem can be identified and fixed faster.

To install plates manually, you will have to add the plate code into carcols.ymt (code is included in the readme). For the plate textures, you add them to vehshare.ytd exactly as they are. Alternative plate textures have to be replaced manually regardless, all you have to do is replace the corresponding texture. No easy way for carvariations - you will have to add, or copy, all the probabilities manually, or just wait for a compatibility version or something.

Spawn Info
 Currently there is no known way to get the plates to appear in Los Santos Customs. There are trainers (Simple Trainer and Menyoo for example) out there that allow to select added on plates. Another way to get them to spawn is by circulating them in traffic, which is, unfortunately, a quite tedious step. Nothing is stopping you from replacing existing plates, though, if you don't want to go through all the trouble of adding them to traffic and/or don't like using trainers.

So if you want to go through with adding probabilities manually, or would like them to install in custom add-on mods, these are the names you will have to add into the "Plate Probability" section in carvariations.meta.

- Liberty City Plate
- Liberty City Plate 2
- Liberty City Plate 3
- Vice City Plate
- Sprunk Plate
- Patriot Plate
- Shrimps Plate
- SA Lake
- North Birds
- Alderney Plate
- Robada Plate
- Lincoln Plate
- Epsilon Plate
- Miami Plate
- Classic Miami Plate
- Classic Miami Plate 2
- Good Desert
- North Yankton Plate
- South Yankton Plate
- South Birds
- SA Firefighter
- Alamo Plate
- Alamo Plate 2
- Alamo Plate 3
- Cataldo Plate
- Swampland Plate
- Cascadia Plate
- SA Coquettes
- LC Crosswalk
- SA Crosswalk
- SA Arts
- Colina Plate
- Coloverdo Plate
- Jefferson Plate
- Capital Plate
- Meskousin Plate
- SA Yellow
- Anniversary Plate

Credits/Thanks
 

  • Rockstar Games - for leaving the iFruit plates behind, and making the actual game in the first place.
  • OpenIV Team - for decoded carcols.ymt and their tool used for modding the game.
  • Neodymium - for MetaTool, used to get a decoded version of carvariations.ymt.
  • GTA5-Mods - for hosting the mod.
  • License Plates of The World - for databasing all the different license plates and their designs not just in the US but around the whole world.
  • Wikipedia - for detailed information on license plates and places in the United States.
  • Adobe - for Photoshop, I gotta make these plates somehow after all.
  • NormalMap Online - for the online normal map generator because I haven't a clue how to make those myself.
  • Google & its Search results (too many to list, sorry :c) - for detailed information on state names, places, license plates, and pretty much everything used to help make this mod.
  • The Community - for suggestions, and downloading the mod.
  • _CP_ - for permission to create support for IVPack.
  • Boywond & the Vanillaworks Team - for permission to create support for Vanillaworks Pack and Vanillaworks Extended.
  • Cass - for permission to create support for World of Variety.
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Posted 23 April 2017 - 12:57 AM Edited by WildBrick142, 23 April 2017 - 01:11 AM.

Tutorial/Documentation This is the tutorial for making your own add-on license plates and some sort of a documentation for the plate settings in the carcols file. It will be updated whenever new information is found or something needs to be corrected. Once again, I hope I'm not explaining this as poorly as I think I am.

Image tutorial (for easier sharing/offline use)
 
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Posted 23 April 2017 - 12:58 AM Edited by WildBrick142, 11 August 2017 - 09:13 PM.

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Welcome to our one-stop-shop for license plates! We hope you will find something nice for your car here! The stock is expanding every now and again so if you don't see a plate you'd like, check back some other time or feel free to request a plate for the queue! All plate designs are street-legal in the State of San Andreas and are approved by the San Andreas DMV. We are currently pending approval at six locations outside of San Andreas, including LIberty City and Vice City.

Proudly sponsored by Invetero and Lampadati Classic, providing us with their flagship Coquette and Tropos Rallye models, respectively, for plate fitting and testing purposes.

Below is our catalog of the current stock. At the moment we have no plans to sell Canadian or Mexican plates.


ImagePlate NameDescription
History
Notes
x6kzwYV.pngLiberty City"A plate famous for its appearance during the time when illegal immigrants and organized mafia were tearing up the city, leaving the cops confused as every plate said "LIBERTY CITY". Is it still a replica if it features proper registration now? It will look great for when you decide to visit LC again this year!"

 The standard Liberty City plate as seen in Grand Theft Auto IV. Based on New York plate used from 2001-2010.

Originally taken from iFruit files and modified to have stickers and normals, it has since been redone and is sticker-less with the stickered version as an option.
MjIggSP.pngVice City"Commemorative plate for Vice City released to celebrate its 100-year Anniversary sometime in the 90s. Believed to have been lost forever, some collectors managed to preserve the plate and help us mass-produce it for everyone."

 City silhouette taken from a 1984 Vice City postcard (as seen in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories). Doesn't seem to be based on any real-life plate.

Originally taken from iFruit files and modified to have stickers and normals, it has since been redone and features a single sticker with the two stickers version as an option
27RkyNP.pngLiberty City (Modern)"What has changed since 2008, you ask? Apart from the flood and storm in LC making us fish one of these plates out among some rusty hipster bicycles, not much."

 Based on New York plate used since 2010.

Originally taken from iFruit files and modified to have stickers and normals, it has since been redone and is sticker-less with the stickered version as an option.
dojre13.pngLiberty City (Classic)"A classic version of the Liberty City plate, what else is there to say? Will look perfect on your rusty old Blista Compact."

 Based on New York plate used from 1986-2001.

Originally taken from iFruit files and modified to have stickers and normals, it has since been redone and is sticker-less with the stickered version as an option.
Tl2P4Jb.pngSprunk"We get it. You're a soda addict. And you love extreme sports. And you want to show it off more than you already do with your Sprunk Buffalo, Brioso R/A, or the Pony van you stole to have all this shipment for yourself. Have a plate."

 Sprunk-liveried plate. Doesn't seem to be based on any real-life plate.

Taken from iFruit files and modified to have stickers and normals.
ANgnBf6.pngPatriot Beer"If you live near the Alamo Sea and regularly show off your patriotism by blowing things up while drinking beer AND driving a US-flag-themed monster truck that's towing a Technical with your friend at the gun, all at the same time, this is for you."

 Patriot Beer-liveried plate. Doesn't seem to be based on any real-life plate.

Taken from iFruit files and modified to have stickers and normals.
B5f4Hv5.pngLos Santos Shrimps"This is a plate worth getting shot for! Assuming you attach it to your car and drive down Grove Street."

 LS Shrimps-liveried plate. Doesn't seem to be based on any real-life plate.

Taken from iFruit files and modified to have stickers and normals.
5wxLAB3.pngSan Andreas Lake"The government of San Andreas is actively trying to protect the state wildlife, and to do so they get funding from pricy plates such as this one. Alamo Sea preservation may have been a flop, but we're sure Lake San Andreas will be in good hands."

 As seen advertised by Rockstar during several Snapmatic contests in 2013/2014. Based on California's Lake Tahoe plate.

Made from scratch.
wtS0bvC.pngNorth Volucrina"A state established by a British prince with an obession with birds, or flying things in general. This has carried over to newer generations which not only invented the first aircraft, but were also the first to be able to take it off the ground... and then proceed to crash it."

 Based on North Carolina plate used in 1981-2015. North Carolina was named after King Charles I in Latin (Carolus) - "Volucrina" is a modified version of the Latin word "volucres", meaning "birds" or "flying things", in reference to how Carolina is a modified version of the Latin word "carolus", meaning "Charles", and the fact that the first plane flight happened in this state.

Made from scratch.
cS1tNAY.pngAlderney/New Alderney"A state known for its industrial wastelands and identity crisis. The state is referred to as "Alderney" by the older residents, while the hipsters and police officers refer to it as "New Alderney". Nobody knows what the actual name is anymore, and there's always conflict between those two with each side assuming they're right and others are wrong. This is the world we live in, people!"

 Based on New Jersey plate used since 1991. "Alderney" is a state in Grand Theft Auto IV that, in-game, shares license plates with Liberty City.

Made from scratch. Includes versions with/without embossment and with "Alderney"/"New Alderney" text options.
DeUMcI9.pngRobada"What do rich people do when they move here? They go to the illustrious casions in Las Venturas, and then start asking "What the hell happened?" as they sit on the sidewalks with nothing more but their clothes and their old car's license plate a few hours later."

 Based on Nevada plate used since 2001. Named after "Tierra Robada", a location in GTA San Andreas. Robada means "stolen" in Spanish, and sounds very similar to Nevada, while also being a fitting name considering that this state has Las Venturas (Las Vegas). "The Aluminum State" slogan comes from the real life "The Silver State" as both are similar in terms of color - also aluminum foil and Area 51, get it?

Made from scratch.
jKiw2bd.pngLincoln"This state is well-known for two things. The president's birthplace and hackers. We doubt people wanted hackers to be officially recognized on a license plate, so the president it is!"

 Based on Illinois plate used since 2001. Naming comes from Abraham Lincoln and the real-life text "Land of Lincoln". "Land of Peoria" is based on the town of Peoria which was one of the oldest settlements (and the first European settlement in the state), and Native American tribes, in Illinois (or at least that's what Google tells me) - I guess that's also the name of the president in GTA world? R* didn't make a list of GTA-world presidents - or states - so I had to improvise, as usual.

Made from scratch.
nFuwHIJ.pngEpsilon Program"Kifflom!"

 Kifflom! Kifflom, Kifflom, Kifflom Kifflom!

Kifflom, Kifflom. Kifflom.
vdLK7MZ.pngMiami"Much like the necessity of drastic plate design changes, the state's relevance has also fallen since the 80s."

 Based on Florida plate used since 2003. While trying to make up names, I was thinking - Miami was mentioned before GTA:Vice City was a thing. Then Miami became Vice City. So I thought to myself, why not clear this up by assuming "Miami" is the state name? I blame Rockstar.

Made from scratch.
Zid6F9p.pngMiami (Classic)"All groups of people have a small percentage. For example, some people grew up with TV shows about some cops in Vice City. While the Grotti Cheetah is more popular, there is that 1% that prefers the Stinger replica built on top of a Coquette and finds it more nostalgic. Now it's your chance to be that 1%. Fulfill your childhood dream!"

 Based on Florida plate used in 1978-1986.

Made from scratch. Includes variation without a scratched month sticker.
PCGtC7m.pngMiami (Classic (2))"So what about the Cheetah, then? Yes, we've got those people covered, too."

 Based on Florida plate used in 1986-1991.

Made from scratch. Includes variation without a scratched month sticker.
QTEmSh2.pngHareona"Welcome to... uh... well... a good desert I suppose? Bring a good dessert in the form of ice cream, assuming they don't evaporate by the time you get here with your shiny new plate."

 Based on Arizona plate used since 1997. Name comes from Basque "harea ona" meaning "good sand", similarly to how Arizona (or at least one of the reasons) comes from Basque "haritz ona"/""aritz onak" meaning "good oak".

Made from scratch.
zI8zFQm.pngNorth Yankton"Ah, yes, "Discover the Soul". This was quite a controversial slogan considering that people literally started digging up graves in barren towns to find souls. Apart from all the snow, and the Mid-West's Biggest Beaver, that's North Yankton for you."

 Based on North Dakota plates used in 1993-2015. Thanks to Rockstar, I did not need to think of any names for this state and its South equivalent. No, it does not replace the original Yankton plates.

Made from scratch.
eK8N25v.pngSouth Yankton"This is where four famous presidents have their faces carved on a mountain and printed on a license plate. That's about it."

 Based on South Dakota plate used in 2007-2015. something something North Yankton.

Made from scratch.
xgzaqR9.pngSouth Volucrina"Is it a sunrise? Is it a sunset? No, it's a license plate, dummy. You put it on your car, hello? On a serious note... well... you know what? We don't have a serious note."

 Based on South Carolina plate used in 2008-2016. Name is already explained in the North variant. One wonders why I haven't made and included this long ago along with the North variant. Oh well, now it is.

Made from scratch.
a1h77c3.pngSA Firefighter"To honor the heroic firefighters that risk their lives making sure places like the FIB building don't burn down to the ground, the firefighters, whether current or retired, get an option to use this plate instead. Of course, we can still sell it to you if you have nothing to do with fighting fires and prefer torching FIB buildings instead."

 Based on the California Firefighter plate.

Made from scratch. Includes sticker-less version.
AoHwPJv.pngAlamo Classic"We're not sure why "plate visibility" was enough of a problem to do something about it when half the people don't know how to drive to begin with, especially in the winter when every road turns into a trucking carnage due to the one inch of snow that has fallen overnight. Comes with a feeling of a deja vu, because it resembles an old design no-one cares about."

 Based on Texas plate (known as "Texas Classic") used since 2012. Name comes from The Alamo Mission which was assaulted by Mexican troops during Battle of the Alamo in San Antonio in 1836 and has become one of Texas' most famous landmarks.

Made from scratch.
2fqGmLj.pngAlamo (Graphics)"So you ask what caused visibility to be a problem? This plate should answer your question. If it hasn't, we guess someone out there has a vision problem."

 Based on Texas plate used from 2009 to 2012.

Made from scratch.
ltrrWVK.pngAlamo (Graphics (2))"Just so you know, the space shuttle and the cowboy do not mean you are, or were, an astronaut, let alone a space cowboy. It does mean you have a license plate with some fancy graphics, though."

 Based on Texas plate used from 1999 to 2009.

Made from scratch.
QTLJ201.pngCataldo"This state provides state-of-the-art technology to multi-billion dollar video game companies in order to keep their online services running 24/7. Not just that, they're edible, and ridiculously cheap. You'd think such tech would be more expensive than a space agency's supercomputer, yet a bag costs around five bucks. Increase the notoriety of this technological wonder even further with this shiny new plate."

 Based on Idaho plate used since 1998. Named after the The Silver Valley's Old Mission State Park, which is also known as the Cataldo Mission, which is the oldest standing building in Idaho and a national historic landmark.

Made from scratch.
bcmIhsy.pngMaraisiana"Hop onto an airboat and don't fear the alligators that will be surrounding you - they're relatively harmless, compared to Colonel Juan Garcia Cortez who hates that place for some reason. Now, head down to Lago Zancudo with this plate and show everyone you mean business - including the alligators and angry Colonels."

 Based on Louisiana plate used from 2011-2014. Named after the French word "marais" which translates to "marsh" or "swamp" in reference to the state's French history and its abundance of swamplands.

Made from scratch.
pNue5Pk.pngCascadia"Whether you love this state and want to visit every single landmark it has to offer including the famous Cascadia Trail, or hate it so much you want to level it down with a superstorm after some Deluxo Time Machine shenanigans, you can't do it without this plate."

 Based on Oregon plate used since 1990. Named after "Cascadia", a bioregion in the Pacific Northwest of North America - the name "Cascadia" was first used by the town of Cascadia, Oregon, that was settled in 1890, before the name was applied to the region.

Made from scratch.
EhpoHxL.pngSan Andreas Coquettes"If you're not driving one of the most iconic American cars, the Coquette, why do you even want this? It's your choice, but... ah, forget it. We borrowed the idea for this from the folks at Windy City, by the way, they just don't know about it. Intended for car shows but, as usual, we don't see anyone breaking laws."

 Based on Illinois' Windy City Corvettes plate used in 2014.

Made from scratch.
cMsRhK4.pngLiberty City Crosswalk"Welcome to the land of crosswalks and some of the most awesome people on earth! Listen out for a klang, set off some bangers, and have fun with people talking in a British voice. This one is a must-have for collectors and fans of a particularly awesome company. Free for those who are lucky enough to be selected."

 Based on the 2014-2017 Rockstar Broadcast Team intro & background and the Crosswalk Tee. I was bored and it turned out better than expected, so why not?

Made from scratch.
M9MiwOf.pngSan Andreas Crosswalk"Why did a collector cross the road? To avoid this horrible joke, and collect one of those awesome Limited Edition plates we borrowed from LC. After we select a lucky winner, of course!"

 Based on the 2014-2017 Rockstar Broadcast Team intro & background and the Crosswalk Tee. If Liberty City got one, why not San Andreas too?

Made from scratch.
l4yYwfX.pngSan Andreas Arts"In these days, where "art" is merely a solid block of color, you'd wonder why didn't we just import an European plate and called it day. Because we don't understand modern art, and we like our license plates to look nice. Buying this, you will be supporting the San Andreas Arts Program which teaches aspiring artists something more than a single brush stroke worth a million bucks."

 Based on the California Arts plate.

Made from scratch.
3scjbDD.pngColina"If you come here and order this plate, you won't even need to show your identification! Because we know you've never been to Colina, and are only trying to get this plate to register your supercar tax-free. When Exempt plates don't work out, this is a slightly safer alternative. "Slightly" being the keyword here.

 Based on Montana plate used since 2010. Named after "colina" which is a Spanish word for "hill", similarly to how "montaña" is a Spanish word for "mountain".

Made from scratch.
JXwo84T.pngColoverdo"A colorful state is what we've got to say on it. Want your water to evaporate twice as fast? They've got you covered. Want to have a picnic on the greenest of fields? They've got you covered. Want to go skiing in winter? They've got you covered. Want a new license plate? Unless you move there you're not going to get one, but don't worry - we've got you covered."

 Based on Colorado plate used since 2000. The name is a bit of a custom word meant to reference Colorado's name as "colorado" means "red color" in Spanish. "Coloverdo" is supposed to mean "green color" (the proper way would actually be "color verde"), in reference to one of Colorado's landmarks, the Mesa Verde (green table). In addition, Google Translate tells me that "coloverdo" means "hanging" for some reason (even though translating "hanging" into Spanish gives me a verified "colgando"), so if that's true it is also fitting because Mesa Verde contains many cliff dwellings.

Made from scratch.
Z5UUNu0.pngJefferson"This little corner of the Pacific Northwest USA never loses its green colors and rainfall. Whether you're looking to check out fishing villages, climbing the mountains, or just admiring the views from under your umbrella, this state is sure to provide your needs."

 Based on Washington plate used since 2010. Named after Thomas Jefferson, the Third President of The United States and one of the founding fathers. Emerald State slogan comes from Seattle's (one of Washington's largest cities) nickname; Emerald City.

Made from scratch.
wsEhmyh.pngJefferson, C.D."Looking for places to rob? Wanting to commit suicide? Desiring to be remembered as the most insane individual to walk this planet? Check out the capital city, then! With a federal force ten times as deadly as the LSPD, SAHP, and the Los Santos FIB, what could go wrong? In the worst case scenario you'll be vaporized, but the clowns over there may be able to help avoid this fate."

 Based on Washington, D.C. plate used since 2003. C.D. stands for "Capital District" or "Columbia District".

Made from scratch.
65zMabi.pngMeskousin"Not a happy place for the lactose intolerant, Meskousin is one step away from building another dairy factory and a bus trip away from North Yankton's climate."

 Based on Wisconsin plate used since 2000. Named after "Meskousing", the first recorded name for what today is the Wisconsin River.

Made from scratch.
sDHUVeA.pngSan Andreas Yellow"Officially, the state of San Andreas did not approve this plate due to the lack of necessary signatures. We said "screw signatures", and made one of these anyway, also officially. Come on, how much effort does a flat-colored plate with the same embossing template require? We feel like the state got lazy. Not us - not today. Questionable uses of this plate are unofficial, however."

 Based on California plate used in 1956-1962. This particular plate is a reference to one of the legacy plate designs that did not meet the required amount of orders.

Made from scratch.
tgRi9W2.pngAnniversary Plate"Los Santos License Plate Specialists is now one year old! Time flies when you're having fun. We made this free-of-charge plate for this special occasion. Be on a lookout, as the flagship models of our sponsors are already rollin' around with these."

 This mod is now one year old! Thank you all for nearly one thousand downloads and all the support! Not based on any particular plate.

Made from scratch.
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Posted 23 April 2017 - 01:00 AM

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Posted 24 April 2017 - 01:40 AM

Well done! I don't know what I like better, the witty descriptions for the plates or the fact that the North Yankton plate actually looks like the North Dakota one. If you're willing to take suggestions from someone who lives in the land of fancy plates like these, I'd suggest some antique plates like the one below that you can stick on cars that're X ammount of years old (30 in my state of Florida). It'd be a nice touch to see older cars spawn with them but then again, they aren't really fancy compared to the other ones.

 

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But seriously tho, great work

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Posted 24 April 2017 - 08:37 AM Edited by Boywond, 24 April 2017 - 11:07 AM.

Amazing!

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EDIT: whoops, sorry, haven't noticed it  :whistle:

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Posted 25 April 2017 - 03:31 PM

Even though I don't mod GTAV, I love the amount of detail and research/thinking you're putting into these additional plates AND for providing the content Rockstar were supposed to back when the damn game came out!
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Posted 28 April 2017 - 03:53 PM Edited by WildBrick142, 28 April 2017 - 03:59 PM.

Well done! I don't know what I like better, the witty descriptions for the plates or the fact that the North Yankton plate actually looks like the North Dakota one. If you're willing to take suggestions from someone who lives in the land of fancy plates like these, I'd suggest some antique plates like the one below that you can stick on cars that're X ammount of years old (30 in my state of Florida). It'd be a nice touch to see older cars spawn with them but then again, they aren't really fancy compared to the other ones.

 

FloridaAntique.jpg

 

But seriously tho, great work

Thanks! At the moment I'm not considering these plates mostly because (I assume) they'd be pretty rare, especially all the way on the other coast (the other, modern, plates are already more common in the mod than they probably are IRL). Though I will keep this particular plate in mind as I'm planning something that could use it.

 

 

 

In other news, I've been playing a bit with the font and Liberty plates.

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Posted 29 April 2017 - 11:40 PM

Looks great. I hope to see some real US state plates in addition to the fictional GTA ones.


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Posted 01 May 2017 - 03:42 PM

Looks great. I hope to see some real US state plates in addition to the fictional GTA ones.

 

But wouldn't that defeat the purpose of this mod?

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Posted 01 May 2017 - 08:57 PM

Vice City is located within Florida "lore-wise".


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Posted 04 July 2017 - 07:39 PM Edited by WildBrick142, 04 July 2017 - 07:56 PM.

New update! Yes, it did take that long. I blame life. And the boring carvariation files. And the creativity that likes to stop working all of a sudden.
 
Right now the file is pending approval. Will edit the post when it is approved. The new file has been approved!
 
The new update includes six license plates:

  • Maraisiana (Louisiana)
  • Cascadia (Oregon)
  • San Andreas Coquettes (Windy City Corvettes)
  • Liberty City Crosswalk (Original Design)
  • San Andreas Crosswalk (Original Design)
  • San Andreas Arts (California Arts)

*Images and more details are in the catalog above.
 
So this one is a bit of a filler. Originally planned for plates based on Louisiana, Kansas, Arkansas, and Califorina Arts. Then I got an idea for plates based on the Crosswalk tee, and my attention moved onto Oregon - one of the reasons being the fact that I struggled with naming Kansas/Arkansas plates. Coquettes was just for screenshot purposes but I ended up liking it enough to throw it into the mix. Still better than only three plates, I guess.
 


Looks great. I hope to see some real US state plates in addition to the fictional GTA ones.

I won't do any real life plates since I'm more into lore-friendly stuff and it's more fun going creative instead of just totally copying, but if someone wishes to do a texture pack/edit based on this mod they are free to do so.

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Posted 04 July 2017 - 07:45 PM

San Andreas Coquettes (Windy City Corvettes)

 

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Where do you get the spoof names for states and the like? Are these actual names in GTA lore or do you invent them on the fly?


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Posted 04 July 2017 - 07:55 PM

San Andreas Coquettes (Windy City Corvettes)

 
lel
 
Where do you get the spoof names for states and the like? Are these actual names in GTA lore or do you invent them on the fly?

Invent them on the fly with the help of various websites with state facts & trivia.
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Posted 05 July 2017 - 02:10 AM Edited by DidSomebodySayYouga, 05 July 2017 - 02:10 AM.

I have a idea. What's about Capital City license plate, based on Washington DC?

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Posted 08 July 2017 - 01:17 AM

I have a idea. What's about Capital City license plate, based on Washington DC?

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I will make one of these when I think of a name for the state of Washington.


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Posted 08 July 2017 - 12:42 PM

How about Capital (Washington) State license plates?

 

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Posted 09 July 2017 - 08:44 PM

And what about this 90s New York plate?

 

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There were some car mods back in GTA IV that came with a Liberty City version of that plate, but it would be nice to have it in V as well.

Here is one such plate:

 

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Posted 09 July 2017 - 09:20 PM

Washington = Adams?

Or one of the other founding fathers idk I slept through most of history and now it's biting me in the ass


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Posted 20 July 2017 - 03:55 PM Edited by WildBrick142, 20 July 2017 - 03:56 PM.

And what about this 90s New York plate?
 

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There were some car mods back in GTA IV that came with a Liberty City version of that plate, but it would be nice to have it in V as well.
Here is one such plate:
 
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Technically one of these exist - Liberty City (Classic) - except that it has some blue color to it in addition to the red lines.
 

Washington = Adams?

Or one of the other founding fathers idk I slept through most of history and now it's biting me in the ass


That's a potential name. Here are mockups with the names I have so far, still unsure which one to choose.

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* the name and sticker locations are swapped -and the mountain looks slightly different- so that I'm not copying the real plate entirely. Emerald State comes from one of Seattle's nicknames; The Emerald City.

-Vernon is named after Mount Vernon, Virginia, a plantation house of George Washington. (If this doesn't make it here I might reuse the name for Virginia, unless I find a better name)
-Jefferson is named after Thomas Jefferson, the third president of the US and one of the founding fathers.
-Adams is named after John Adams, the second president of the US (and the first VP while Washington was a president) and one of the founding fathers.

The capital will have the same name with "CD" (Capital District) added to it.

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Posted 09 August 2017 - 08:56 AM Edited by (Ambient), 09 August 2017 - 08:59 AM.

Jefferson and Vernon sound good.

Speaking of Washington-based plates, how about these?

 

Rainier Ospreys (Seattle Seahawks)

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Rainier Deckies (Seattle Mariners)

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Posted 11 August 2017 - 09:50 PM Edited by WildBrick142, 11 August 2017 - 09:51 PM.

🎉 New Update! 🎉

Includes seven license plates:
  • Colina (Montana)
  • Coloverdo (Colorado)
  • Jefferson (Washington)
  • Jefferson, C.D. (Washington, D.C.)
  • Meskousin (Wisconsin)
  • SA Yellow (Unreleased California yellow legacy plate/1956-1962 California plate)
  • Anniversary Plate (custom design)
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The presence of a plate called "Anniversary Plate" speaks for itself - the mod is now one year old. Exactly one year ago, carcols.ymt got decoded and released to the public, and the first release of this mod. Thank you for nearly one thousand downloads and the positive support and comments over the year. Less than one thousand is not a lot but such is the life of texture/"Paint Job" mods :p. I really appreciate this. I wish I could have done something bigger as a thank you and a celebration, though.

In addition, as a bonus, I've also added support for IVPack, World of Variety, Vanillaworks Pack, and the upcoming Vanillaworks Extended pack. If you're using any of those mods, you no longer have to mess around with the files yourself and can simply take the provided files. Just as a minor note, the vehicles and their plates list (for Vanillaworks Extended) is incomplete, wanted to release this update today and I'm kind of sick of editing carvariation-related files after the whole week.

Lastly, you can now use the dashes (-) and arrows (< and >) on the plates. Trainers don't allow you to type those in though, so you have to edit the saved vehicle data (trainerv.ini for Simple Trainer) to get those on the plate. These will not show up in Rockstar Editor, unfortunately - it appears that the Editor doesn't save these characters and instead displays a blank space.

So, yeah, that about wraps it up. Once again, thank you! 🎉 
 

Jefferson and Vernon sound good.
Speaking of Washington-based plates, how about these?
 

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I would prefer to do the base plates first before starting on any special interest plates. Not to mention that special interest plates from other states in San Andreas would look more odd than the base plates from other states. I would be interested in making some one day though, just not now.
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Posted 17 August 2017 - 12:17 PM

Can you make one of the Ohio plates

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Posted 05 September 2017 - 09:44 PM

This is just a quick post to note that a new update has been uploaded. No new plates this time. Just compatibility with Smuggler's Run. I've also removed mod compatibility. That will come as a separate mod sometime later. I did this because it will be more convenient for me since I don't want to be constantly updating the mod every other week and having about a thousand previous versions on the list.

 

 

On another note which is also license plate related, I've uploaded a mod that restored the beta license plate text size. It's a small and subtle change, but should be interesting enough for the two or three people who like to restore cut content. Discovered this by accident before OpenIV decoded carcols.ymt last year but I completely forgot about it until I went on a nostalgia trip and noticed an odd text size.

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Download here: https://www.gta5-mod...plate-font-size

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