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Fabio206

[TUTORIAL] Importing Textures with OpenIV

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Fabio206

Topic has to be updated, I will do as soon as possible.

For the moment, get OpenIV latest version!

From GooD-NTS post:

 

 

@Cmdr_Data, download lasted OpenIV 0.9.1 from http://openiv.com/ now it work for all patch of GTA IV and EfLC.

And here very small video about using OpenIV texture editor:

 

(720p HD)

 

 

 

 

 

Original tutorial (not up-to-date).

 

People asks how to modify/import textures, so I decided to translate my italian tutorials for you.

Credits to me and my site GTA-Expert.it, do NOT copy this without my permission smile.gif

Excuse me for my bad english, my english-to-italian is excellent, but my italian-to-english isn't so good, I'll translate my italian tutorials for you smile.gif Hope screens could speak more than 1000 words biggrin.gif

 

 

Introduction about textures

You could modify all .wtd textures in the game.

Don't confuse .wtd with .wdr files:

 

 

user posted image

 

 

 

WTD [Windows Texture Dictionary] are textures files.

WDR [Windows (gtaDrawable)] are 3D model files.

 

Example:

w_mp5.wtd: MP5's Textures

w_mp5.wdr: MP5's 3D Model

 

you could edit/modify textures with OpenIV or SparkIV.

I think OpenIV is better, 'cause modifies textures levels to 1, so we have a better quality of the image in game. Anyway, ?ve made both tutorials for you.

 

 

 

Software & Downloads

Open .wtd files with OpenIV

First of all, extract OpenIV archive files and open "OpenIV.exe". Image.

 

 

 

Clicking on "File" > "Open Content", OpenIV will automatic load GTA IV Main Folder, loading all relative files. You could view all gerachy files and view some previews.

 

 

 

user posted image

 

 

In this tutorial I'll modify Niko shoes with my Nike Air Max Plus.

 

We'll modify "feet_diff_001_a_uni.wtd" located in playerped.rpf (\Grand Theft Auto IV\pc\models\cdimages).

 

Find it like in the image:

 

 

user posted image

 

 

Click on playerped.rpf to open the archive and show files.

There is a list of .wtd files. We know that in our tutorials we'll edit "feet_diff_001_a_uni.wtd".

 

 

user posted image

 

 

BE SURE TO BACKUP YOUR FILES BEFORE EDITING ANY FILES!

You could backup "feet_diff_001_a_uni.wtd" clicking on "Edit" > "Extract".

 

 

user posted image

 

 

Edit a texture

 

 

Select "feet_diff_001_a_uni.wtd" and right click on "Edit".

 

 

user posted image

 

You'll have the textures files list on the left, in this case only feet_diff_001_a_uni.dss regular 7.

 

 

 

user posted image

 

 

So, now you shoud have a .png file with your new texture.

 

Be sure that .png new file has same resolution (in our case: 256x256).

 

Click on "Replace" and load nike_squalo.png file.

 

 

user posted image

 

 

IMPORTANT: Click on Change Levels and edit value to 1.

 

 

user posted image

 

 

Now click on "

Save" and press enter when DOS Window will open.

 

 

user posted image

 

 

IMPORTANT: To apply modifies, click on "File" > "Rebuild".

 

 

 

user posted image

 

 

Close the program and launch GTA IV.

Hope this topic is helpful! smile.gif

 

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BWARazor

Damn every time i edit an wtd there is no replace and so on , im clicking on EDIT! and there is just export and export all??????

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NADOLNY

Saved my motherf*cking day biggrin.gif

hell, when I clicked on Edit in any file it only appeared Save and Save All, after I clicked on the little blue window all the buttons appeared orly.giforly.gif

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Fabio206
Damn every time i edit an wtd there is no replace and so on , im clicking on EDIT! and there is just export and export all??????

Try to click F11 (full screen)..

 

Let me know smile.gif

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NADOLNY
Damn every time i edit an wtd there is no replace and so on , im clicking on EDIT! and there is just export and export all??????

Try to click F11 (full screen)..

 

Let me know smile.gif

That's exactly what was happening to me.. after I clicked the little blue window button, everything showed up and now I'm editing the crap out of IV orly.gif

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Jumi

why do i get a error for openiv and access is denied for sparkiv? for openiv, it happened after i replace the image and then saving it. for sparkiv, wen i open the .wtd file, it say access is denied. hlp pls?

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Fabio206
why do i get a error for openiv and access is denied for sparkiv? for openiv, it happened after i replace the image and then saving it. for sparkiv, wen i open the .wtd file, it say access is denied. hlp pls?

Maybe "read only" flag in the file properties? dozingoff.gif try to remove the flag and retry with sparks..

 

anyway, OpenIV is better for quality smile.gif

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MenuET

in my Open IV dont have the option "Change Levels"

and when i put the texture in my IV the texture dont change

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Fabio206
in my Open IV dont have the option "Change Levels"

and when i put the texture in my IV the texture dont change

Try to click on this button smile.gif

 

user posted image

 

 

Be sure to rebuild the archive. Follow all the steps smile.gif

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UberTez
why do i get a error for openiv and access is denied for sparkiv? for openiv, it happened after i replace the image and then saving it. for sparkiv, wen i open the .wtd file, it say access is denied. hlp pls?

Try running as administrator if using vista. It worked for me.

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gangzta numb

i get another error when trying to open img file.

it says that:

OpenIC can not work because omportant information wasn't obtained from the GTAIV.exe

Please, set correct path to the GTAIV.exe in the OpenIV settings.

WUt da hell? PLEASE help me! TY.

 

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Fabio206
i get another error when trying to open img file.

it says that:

OpenIC can not work because omportant information wasn't obtained from the GTAIV.exe

Please, set correct path to the GTAIV.exe in the OpenIV settings.

WUt da hell? PLEASE help me! TY.

Which version is your gtaiv.exe? 1.0.4.0.?

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gangzta numb

 

i get another error when trying to open img file.

it says that:

OpenIC can not work because omportant information wasn't obtained from the GTAIV.exe

Please, set correct path to the GTAIV.exe in the OpenIV settings.

WUt da hell? PLEASE help me! TY.

Which version is your gtaiv.exe? 1.0.4.0.?

you know what. actually i found out. openIV wont work if i have 1.0.4.0 ,so, i have both of em. i have 1.4 and 1.0 .

i have to rename 1.0 to GTAIV.exe so openIV works smile.gif and yeh my game is 1.0.4.0 and now i got cars mods in it:) i always request help and then i find a solution on my own xD

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Fabio206

 

i get another error when trying to open img file.

it says that:

OpenIC can not work because omportant information wasn't obtained from the GTAIV.exe

Please, set correct path to the GTAIV.exe in the OpenIV settings.

WUt da hell? PLEASE help me! TY.

Which version is your gtaiv.exe? 1.0.4.0.?

you know what. actually i found out. openIV wont work if i have 1.0.4.0 crack ,so, i have both of em. i have 1.4 and 1.0 .

i have to rename 1.0 to GTAIV.exe so openIV works smile.gif and yeh my game is 1.0.4.0 and now i got cars mods in it:) i always request help and then i find a solution on my own xD

If you want to import new cars, I suggest you to use SparkIV 0.6.3.

 

Here you find my tut on instaling new vehicles in IV:

 

http://www.gtaforums.com/index.php?showtopic=417797

 

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oc student
i get another error when trying to open img file.

it says that:

OpenIC can not work because omportant information wasn't obtained from the GTAIV.exe

Please, set correct path to the GTAIV.exe in the OpenIV settings.

WUt da hell? PLEASE help me! TY.

Which version is your gtaiv.exe? 1.0.4.0.?

you know what. actually i found out. openIV wont work if i have 1.0.4.0 crack ,so, i have both of em. i have 1.4 and 1.0 .

i have to rename 1.0 to GTAIV.exe so openIV works smile.gif and yeh my game is 1.0.4.0 and now i got cars mods in it:) i always request help and then i find a solution on my own xD

You pirated the game?! Shish.

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gangzta numb

well. when i try running spark (any verision) it just stop responding and it crashes. si i cant use spark. but i do use OpenIV now:)

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casis20

I get each time Error with Exception EFopenError in module OpenIV.exe at 0002643B. Cannot open file ''D:\Map\Spellen\GTAIV Mods\OpenIV\GTAIV.exe''. The system cannot find it given up resistant.

who can help me!!!

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Fabio206
I get each time Error with Exception EFopenError in module OpenIV.exe at 0002643B. Cannot open file ''D:\Map\Spellen\GTAIV Mods\OpenIV\GTAIV.exe''. The system cannot find it given up resistant.

who can help me!!!

Which patch do you have?

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casis20
I get each time Error with Exception EFopenError in module OpenIV.exe at 0002643B. Cannot open file ''D:\Map\Spellen\GTAIV Mods\OpenIV\GTAIV.exe''. The system cannot find it given up resistant.

who can help me!!!

Which patch do you have?

openIV.0.9.202

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Fabio206
I get each time Error with Exception EFopenError in module OpenIV.exe at 0002643B. Cannot open file ''D:\Map\Spellen\GTAIV Mods\OpenIV\GTAIV.exe''. The system cannot find it given up resistant.

who can help me!!!

Which patch do you have?

openIV.0.9.202

GTA IV patch version not the open's build version biggrin.gif

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casis20
I get each time Error with Exception EFopenError in module OpenIV.exe at 0002643B. Cannot open file ''D:\Map\Spellen\GTAIV Mods\OpenIV\GTAIV.exe''. The system cannot find it given up resistant.

who can help me!!!

Which patch do you have?

openIV.0.9.202

GTA IV patch version not the open's build version biggrin.gif

V1.00

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casis20
I get each time Error with Exception EFopenError in module OpenIV.exe at 0002643B. Cannot open file ''D:\Map\Spellen\GTAIV Mods\OpenIV\GTAIV.exe''. The system cannot find it given up resistant.

who can help me!!!

Which patch do you have?

openIV.0.9.202

GTA IV patch version not the open's build version biggrin.gif

v1.00

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sharan_basava

the png file is 256*256

can we replace it with 512*512 resolution

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Fabio206
the png file is 256*256

can we replace it with 512*512 resolution

Use G-Texture to change res smile.gif

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sharan_basava

 

the png file is 256*256

can we replace it with 512*512 resolution

Use G-Texture to change res smile.gif

how

it is some other format DDS confused.gif

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Fabio206

Click on the menu FXT1 RGB 4bpp | no alpha and select your favourite settings

 

Then you should read some tutorials on the internet about this filter, I dunno how to set the other settings biggrin.gif

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EduardKoeleJuck
i get another error when trying to open img file.

it says that:

OpenIC can not work because omportant information wasn't obtained from the GTAIV.exe

Please, set correct path to the GTAIV.exe in the OpenIV settings.

WUt da hell? PLEASE help me! TY.

Which version is your gtaiv.exe? 1.0.4.0.?

you know what. actually i found out. openIV wont work if i have 1.0.4.0 ,so, i have both of em. i have 1.4 and 1.0 .

i have to rename 1.0 to GTAIV.exe so openIV works smile.gif and yeh my game is 1.0.4.0 and now i got cars mods in it:) i always request help and then i find a solution on my own xD

Where can I see which version I own?

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