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GTA IV Snow Mod


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Hi, i'm working on a snowmod for GTA IV. But I'm only making mods since the start of GTA IV, i've never modded before, so i'm a real amateur wink.gif I already made some small mods, like the Bus Mod, or the Realism Mod, but no real big things. The Snow Mod for IV is my first real big one!

 

I always wanted to make a dynamic snow mod, so that you really see like 10cm of snow, and when you drive in it that you can see the tracks of cars, and that you really feel that there is a track when you're driving in it!

 

But because i'm not a pro i'm only making a "texture-snowmod" so everything will be covered in snow, and the handling will be edited as well. If anyone has tips to help me with a "dynamic snowmod" please tell them here wink.gif I'm from Belgium, so if anyone speaks dutch, that would be much easier for me to understand everything!

 

Here is already a screen of edited textures. Once there is a tool that allows you to import texture files into GTA IV I will test it and post more screens!

 

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Click here to download the working Snow Mod Archive! This includes v1.0 and v1.1!! Enjoy!

 

 

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Greetz,

 

jumbo0

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If you do some special handling for cars, that they drift around and don't have grip on the streets it gives more fun to the mod.

Btw great progress icon14.gif

I will use this mod for sure when it's out

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Imo that looks too much snow, you should add some details like maybe the snow-truck (Don't know the exact word... truck that removes snow from roads) tyre marks on the road or something.

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Ofcourse the handling will be editited to snow conditions! wink.gif

 

Other cars like snow trucks or stuff like that are a bit to difficult i'm afraid wink.gif I'm just an amateur, so I don't think i can realise that... Maybe if some good tools will come out! wink.gif

 

 

 

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I think about size of this mod - 2gb or more?

 

wow.gif ofcourse not! I can't tell it right now cause I don't know to what it will turn out, but size of textures only is about 100MB, so with some extra features I quess the complete mod will be about... 200MB? ph34r.gif

 

Don't worry, like I said I'm an amateur! wink.gif I'm not that good, so don't expect too much! wink.gif

 

 

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There's still no tool to import textures, so can't test it right now, and also can't make some screens.

 

Once it's possible, screens will be posted on this topic!

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How do you know that you've completed Alderney and Dukes/Broker then?

Can you see where the textures belong from the filesnames or something?

 

By the way, remember to not put snow on walls! ;D

or if you do, just the bottom of the wall like in real life.

 

Oh and I'm very excited about this, I'm from the north after all.

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Ho Ho Ho

 

Hier is een Nederlander die graag wil helpen.

Heb er niet veel verstand van maar wil heel graag leren.

 

 

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@ amisnaru:

 

Indeed, the texture files are separated in countries wink.gif So I know exactly wich country is done. And ofcourse walls are not painted! biggrin.gif

 

@Reins.nl

 

Ja dat is het hem net he, ik moet ook nog veel leren! biggrin.gif

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Here is a fictive screen of the snowmod. I pasted with photoshop some textures to eachother, just to have an idea how it might look... So that a junction like this don't exist in GTA IV, I know! Just a fictive screen wink.gif

 

Something I like to know from you! What with the yellow lines? If I paint them also in snow, it will be more realistic, but so empty... And if I let them yellow it might be unrealistic... What you think?

 

(This is a fictive screen of bêta 1; so some details can change in the official V1.0)

 

Screen:

 

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jumbo0

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No, just copied textures and pasted them 5 times wink.gif

 

Wheel tracks will be added in beta 2! But first need to test beta 1 when finally a program will come out to import textures tounge.gif

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Add tire tracks. Also, while driving (or walking), it would be nice to here a sound of tires (or feet) on the snow.....well, hard to explain.

 

 

Great Idea BTW!!!!

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Rockstar coded dynamic snow for GTA IV but it was left out the final game, if your lucky they might have left the code in for it and you would just have to find a way to activate it, however i did quite a bit of reverse engineering trying to acomplish this and did not get anywhere other than crashes and errors.

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Try getting it in IV now, using SparkIV, SparkIV can save .rpf's now

 

But how I do this then? I got all my texture files out of the gtxd.img file... Explane me step by step plz! colgate.gif

 

 

Rockstar coded dynamic snow for GTA IV but it was left out the final game, if your lucky they might have left the code in for it and you would just have to find a way to activate it, however i did quite a bit of reverse engineering trying to acomplish this and did not get anywhere other than crashes and errors.

 

Right! In some files I saw the word "snow". Just under "Sand" I gave them the same values as Sand, but no effect. Does anyone know why R* left snow out?

 

 

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This is sounding familiar, wasn't there a huge snow mod for GTA 3 about 4 months after it came out? I hope this will be finished and I can figure out a way to make GTA IV working.

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Hmmm, I think I found a way to maybe make it possible.. But when importing files with "Resoursaur" it always give that annoying error "The segment size must be a multiply of 4096 bytes" ! suicidal.gif

 

Can someone tell me how i fix that? sad.gif

 

Maybe Aru?

 

 

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In my opinion cover the yellow lines with snow completely, more realistic and better looking in my eyes.

 

If it becomes too "plain white" after that, you can add more/bigger details on the snow like... spots where the snow has melted and tarmac is showing, dirt, trash, "smoke marks" from cars, etc.

Doesn't matter if they repeat if they're well made turn.gif

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This is looking amazing, this will be so cool.... I saw in a thread here somewhere that there was snow particles like rain....

 

This mod is a break thru... Can't wait for it to come out...

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Here are some first ingame-screenshots... Open IV doesn't show all textures it should show, that's why some textures are missing in the game... But those screens come from Bêta 1, so everything you see is about to be improved..

 

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cold fusion 33

Wow man, that is awesome smile.gif. It looks stunning smile.gif. I can't wait until this is released smile.gif.

Keep up the great work,

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looks fantastic:)

 

EDIT: when your gonna add the road parts maybe you can make like two stokes where the tires that aren't covered in snow because of the vehicles driving on it.

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