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aru

[REL|BIN/SRC|Beta] SparkIV

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artistformerlyknownas

 

Alright. I think I know where this "r2 removal thing" comes from. It comes from people not reading page 26 of this topic. On page 26, I released a version dubbed v2 that had the new offset for the encryption key in the GTAIV V3 US EXE.

http://www.gtaforums.com/index.php?showtop...st&p=1059078985

Oh and hey, no "edited by" on the post! So the bottom line? Read what you haven't read before you start to make assumptions.

 

As for the "OMG U R ARU!11!" or "OMG U AND ARU WORK TOGEATHER!!!11" posts,

1. As I've said before, I'm not Aru. Would I love to be Aru? Hell yes! tounge.gif But I respect Aru too much to claim I'm him.

2. Aru would have zero use for me as I don't know the inter-workings of C#. I still don't even fully have the basics of VB down.

 

The reason I'm able to find the key in the EXE and update SparkIV to work? I use common scene. A 10 year old, provided he wasn't totally lazy and brain dead, could do what I did.

 

As for this,

 

Moderator DEXX said that it is against forum rules for a program like this to exist!

In that case, DeXX will have to remove OpenIV as well since both SparkIV and OpenIV do NOTHING special to the archives to work on V3. Besides, the only thing to can do really is custom textures and models which don't effect all clients. Guess what the people will see if you switch the glock with a rocket launcher model? A glock model! If you switch the glock model with the rocket launcher model, your still only going to be shooting glock bullets until you edit the weapons file. Which in that case, the game won't let you on multiplayer.

 

I, for one, am done debating this.

No it has nothing to do with page 26! The file was download from the official link and it was then changed back to the old version! But you say thats not possible so what ever we can move past that and i'll even appoligize for my friends for saying Aru had anything to do wiith this but lets get to the real point here you have completely admitted making sparkiv work for gtaiv exe 1.0.3.0 which the official version does not allow! By being able to edit the 1.0.3.0 version of the gtaiv exe and you apperently without knowing it allowed mods online by making the program work with version 1.0.3.0 of the game even if it just allows texture and model mods like you say! (i will test other types later!)

 

What I don't understand is why my damn friends were banned for talking about me and for pointing out that you broke the forum rules making mods playable online and that Aru was responsible for making the program in the first place which is just as bad?

 

I agree openiv as well as sparkiv should be removed from these forums and so should all tools that edit a game that Rockstar does not want edited!

 

Also if these forums are gonna ban people just because they talk about Switch Designs then they should remove any post that Switch Designs has ever made as well as everyone that says his name!

 

gtafirestorm

aruisgod

switchisgod

 

Those poor guys above didn't break forums rules but because they pointed out that someone else did and are my friends they get banned????? WTF!

 

These people are all not me, believe me when I wanna say something here you will know it is me cause I'll tell you it's me!

 

You think that banning me will stop me from being here but it won't and theres nothing you or anyone can do about it! If people can break the rules by making tools that allow mods online in 1.0.3.0 when moderators have said not to do so in these forums then I can break the rules by comming back here everyday as someone new!

 

EDIT: Also after further testing it seems that this version or SparkIVr2 only allows model and texture mods online, so if you wanna use any other types of mods you will need to use them on a 1.0.2.0 version of the game!

You were right about that and sry I didn't test it eariler but it still does allow some types of mods online! It still allows some mods and edits game files that Rockstar tried to stop by changing the location of the key on you guys!

Edited by artistformerlyknownas

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gamerzworld
You were right about that and sry I didn't test it eariler but it still does allow some types of mods online! It still allows some mods and edits game files that Rockstar tried to stop by changing the location of the key on you guys!

Rockstar didn't change the location. When making edits to code, offsets tend to change. Nothing new. Happens to every program. What Rockstar did to prevent modding is check a hash for each file against a vanilla hash in the EXE. It seems they didn't do this for RPF files, only data files, resulting in letting you online even if RPFs are edited.

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Dontbotherme

Make so you can resize textures. Can't stand the stupid low res

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Millenia
Make so you can resize textures. Can't stand the stupid low res

Use GTexture to insert higher res textures in the WTDs and import the modded WTDs back into the images with SparkIV...?

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Big thanks - it works!

ZOMG IT WORKS!

 

It allowed me to change the weapon icons into new ones! Then I checked to see if I could play online in my 1.0.3.0 version of GTAIV and I could!

 

Aru you are a god for making mods possible in gtaiv 1.0.3.0 even thoe we were all told not to try and make mods playable online or to even look for a tool that would allow it in these forums as seen here: http://www.gtaforums.com/index.php?showtopic=403856

 

Incase that url gets removed or deleted this guy named gtafirestorm asked:

 

 

 

Is there a fix yet to allow mods to be used in multiplayer for the new patch rockstar released?

I would like to have the latest version of the game and have mods installed and still have access to multiplayer with out having to have a non modded version of my game installed!

 

And moderator DEXX said:

 

 

If we allowed a tool, or mod like that to exist, or the discussion of such a tool or mod, we would be helping people cheat, and going against the policies set forth by Rockstar Games. So don't look for it here.

 

I have a feeling this may happen next:

 

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LOL! yeah!

 

hey ARU... Run... someone wanna kill you! tounge.gif

 

Just kidding!

 

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Dontbotherme

 

Make so you can resize textures. Can't stand the stupid low res

Use GTexture to insert higher res textures in the WTDs and import the modded WTDs back into the images with SparkIV...?

Did not seem to work. i got some kind of error and when i saved the filesize became 0kb, guess i just did it wrong then. Also can i resize normal maps from the .wdr? Got to have hi-res normal maps too confused.gif

 

The error: WTDFile::writeFile(491) - Compression of file data failed, zlib error: Z Buffer error dosnt seem it can take 2048x2048 it was no problem going 512x512

 

But it would be nice if they made SparkIV so you can resize all kinds of textures smile.gif

 

 

BTW, how's that weapon retexturing going? Love to see some more weapons/face skins/clothes from you.

Edited by Dontbotherme

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well bred filly

It's still not yet possible to directly swap model geometries, is it? sad.gif

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Flazt3x

Guys, please help..

 

I've tried using Sparkiv 0.6.2 r2 and r3, also tried Openiv 0.9.202 and none of em would load my retextures for niko's clothing ingame?

i dunno what has happend eversince i updated to 1.0.3.0 but something keeps blocking my textures from appearing ingame..

 

Any ideas why?

is it because i have to make IV moddable again after updateded version? - How to do that?

 

- flazt3x.

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jjcoolj91

I think this topic isnt really the place to wait for WDR and WDD Import

 

i believe this is gonna just be for basic stuff

 

this topic overhere is working on a WDR-IO by G-Force and he is doing good but he still getting to make it to work

 

EDIT: Somebody should start talking about SparkIV or this topic is gonna lose interest pretty quick

Edited by jjcoolj91

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_Zaibatsu_

Anything new? Like a version that supports GTA IV's with the newest patch? Since then, I can't use SparkIV anymore.

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TomVDC
Anything new? Like a version that supports GTA IV's with the newest patch? Since then, I can't use SparkIV anymore.

 

I believe there is one on page 26, not officially released by aru though...

But it works fine, I use it.

 

grtz

Tom

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GTAMOMMASBOY

 

Anything new? Like a version that supports GTA IV's with the newest patch? Since then, I can't use SparkIV anymore.

 

I believe there is one on page 26, not officially released by aru though...

But it works fine, I use it.

 

grtz

Tom

 

Yes that one works great with 1.0.3.0 and can be found here too: http://n2.nabble.com/SparkIV-0.6.2-R2-By-Aru-td2551637.html

 

Also I notice that there are a lot of texture files that show as only being 55kb and when you open them it shows no textures. Is there a way to fix this so that you can open and see all texture files. I believe at one point in time I could replace the texture file for say the health pack but now when I try to access that texture file it shows as 55kb file size and will not show the editable texture any more!

Edited by GTAMOMMASBOY

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gamerzworld
Anything new? Like a version that supports GTA IV's with the newest patch? Since then, I can't use SparkIV anymore.

 

I believe there is one on page 26, not officially released by aru though...

But it works fine, I use it.

 

grtz

Tom

 

Yes that one works great with 1.0.3.0 and can be found here too: http://n2.nabble.com/SparkIV-0.6.2-R2-By-Aru-td2551637.html

 

Also I notice that there are a lot of texture files that show as only being 55kb and when you open them it shows no textures. Is there a way to fix this so that you can open and see all texture files. I believe at one point in time I could replace the texture file for say the health pack but now when I try to access that texture file it shows as 55kb file size and will not show the editable texture any more!

That's not an official release. It's one I recompiled with V3 offsets.

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5150

it can't uninstall mod dontgetit.gif

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2pac_96

Stupid question but how i can zoom in the model the

wheel on the mouse wont zoom in pleas help

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Shadow-Link

Press the right mouse button and move your mouse forward wink.gif

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Dhatz

the version 0.6.2 still can't save textures correctly, everytime i export wtd edited in sparkIV, g-texture can't open it because of z-lib error. this doesn't happen when the wtd was edited with g-texture and imported with Spark IV.

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gtaemt

So is this program ever gonna get any more updates?

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OutOfTimer

I've just noticed everybody who asks for updates for this mod gets banned. LOL Is it a cooincidence or some kind of conspiracy?

 

It's obvious that Aru is brilliant, so I bet he thought that by showing off his remarkable programming skills he would attract R*'s attention and get a job at the company. Unfortunately R* doesn't think like that. They believe modders are a threat to them and hate everybody who tries to make a contribution to the community. A stance so unique there's no other company I know of that behaves like that. Very soon, dear R*, Electronic Arts will f*uck you up like there's no tomorrow and not even Micro$oft will save you. Believe me... it's coming. wink.gif

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Glumok
Aru is brilliant, so I bet he thought that by showing off his remarkable programming skills he would attract R*'s attention and get a job at the company. Unfortunately R* doesn't think like that. They believe modders are a threat to them and hate everybody who tries to make a contribution to the community.

Two of the biggest sh*t I've ever read on this forum.

 

Never noticed that Aru is a long time modder/user ? Don't remember, for instance, of Spark for GTA III's era ?

Since years, this guy is in the GTA modding community, always making amazing tools for free. Just don't talk when you don't know what you are talking about.

 

And about R* and modders, they do love them. Even if they don't release any SDK for GTA, at least they keep us free to edit almost all the files. It would be easy for them to just completely lock the game, hardcoding everything. I do remember there is even a URL like "moddersrules.com" (I don't remember the exact name) registered by them.

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gaytony
Aru is brilliant, so I bet he thought that by showing off his remarkable programming skills he would attract R*'s attention and get a job at the company. Unfortunately R* doesn't think like that. They believe modders are a threat to them and hate everybody who tries to make a contribution to the community.

Two of the biggest sh*t I've ever read on this forum.

 

Never noticed that Aru is a long time modder/user ? Don't remember, for instance, of Spark for GTA III's era ?

Since years, this guy is in the GTA modding community, always making amazing tools for free. Just don't talk when you don't know what you are talking about.

 

And about R* and modders, they do love them. Even if they don't release any SDK for GTA, at least they keep us free to edit almost all the files. It would be easy for them to just completely lock the game, hardcoding everything. I do remember there is even a URL like "moddersrules.com" (I don't remember the exact name) registered by them.

Ha ha nope your full of sh*t! rockstar don't want modders! We make them look bad!

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jurasiks
spark 0.6.2 don't work with GTA IV 1.0.2.1 version!!!

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gtaforlifeshopper
spark 0.6.2 don't work with GTA IV 1.0.2.1 version!!!

Is there gonna be any more updates for SparkIV...? I still use the r3 version by gamerzworld found here! and it works on all versions of GTAIV even 1.0.3.0 but if you wanna play online you can only use texture and model edits!!!

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killer1234567

what version is this for mad.gif

 

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kaamarko

HI! Can you help me, how to edit non opening-non embed wdr-s and wtf-s? confused.gif

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Gocha

Please add .WAD (contains IMG files) editing support.

 

Thanks

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Dvt-MedShot

Hi I recently installed patch 1.0.3.0, and now Spark IV doesn't work anymore. At starting, it gives the following error message:

 

 

Your GTAIV.exe seems to be modified or is a newer version than this tool supports.

If it is a newer version, please check for an update of SparkIV. SparkIV can not run without a supported GTAIV.exe file

 

However, my GTAIV.exe is offcourse not modified. I just installed 1.0.3.0 and downloaded the newest Spark IV (0.6.2).

 

What's the matter?

 

EDIT: Wait... Is Spark IV actually supposed to work with 1.0.3.0?

EDIT 2: No, it isn't. Appearantly, Spark IV doesn't work with 1.0.3.0.

For all people with the same problem, use this Spark IV R2 release instead. That one does work with 1.0.3.0

 

Sorry for the inconvenience. turn.gif

Edited by Dvt-MedShot

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Teo265

Aru, do you update SparkIV for 1.0.4?

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