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Hi,

 

I am new here and also new in modding 3d things for GTA IV, i did some police textures but only templates and also mountain and desert textures.

 

 

All map mod i saw and i tested are very good it breakes the fact that you're in a big city, in fact i feel like lot of people, LC needs green aera and huge desert mod. I decided to create a new topic because i need help and modding is mostly a result of a team work.

 

As i said, i find quechus mountain really impressive so awesome and also his lake its a good place to stunt.

 

So i decided to download a free 3d software and make some desert map as you can see below.

 

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I put texture on it and it looks very cool, i mean i imagine myself making big jumps or big desert rally online wink.gif I would like to add an oasis with some palms...

 

So i know that you have to use 3ds to make it playable on GTA IV because tools were developped for 3ds max...

 

For this mod, I need somebody who have 3ds max and all the tools in order to convert this map into IV, with WINGS 3D i can give to you .3ds and .obj files.

 

So if somebody from everywhere can join me for this little map mod (i mean huge) so you're welcome, I saw on youtube that the convertion for somebody who has already convert some map mod is about 15mn but i know that it could have bugs and other things that were not expected.

 

So keep in touch...

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hi,

 

Each desert part is around 20000 polys, 36000 edges and 18000 vertices, is it ok or i can add polygones ?

 

I've made 4 desert part cause only big one will bug the game i think.

 

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(dont think it the same map taken from different corner)

 

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This one i hope it will be the big one as you can see, big monsters or rally cars coming fast and make the big jump wink.gif

 

So somebody can send me a ped or an original car from IV in .obj or .3ds file in order to adapt desert scale, i need it to continue, please contact me here or by mp.

 

tq for reading and helping

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Hi,

 

here you can see the big map with a road from north to south and beaches around the desert.

 

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green (road) blue (sea)

 

It's about 165000 polygones, that why i thought it can bug the game...

 

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I have to make better textures...

 

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thebestgameever

This would be awesome, i hope some one does make it!

 

Maybe a have a few roads for cruises?

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Hi All,

 

I saw a tutorial about this pointed sand dune, very nice, but am a beginner in 3D, like a baby with a tricycle, i need support to run this way smile.gif

 

here the size of this desert map in liberty city empty aera

 

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there is a road, sand road for rally and a big stunt aera with a little oasis with some palmtrees, i will try to make some arabic houses in sketchup if its possible.

 

here is an other view (sorry for texturing, it looks so easy to do in tutorials but for me it's a problem, sorry for that)

 

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I hope this map will be shared soon wink.gif

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Hi

 

Nobody interested in convertion of this Big map to IV ??

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Hi Guys,

 

Thanks for those who tryn helpin me in modding custom maps for IV... THX

 

So, I use MAX 2010 and GIMS and also shadow script.

 

First, i've created my map (very simple, i put the texture on and also created dummies)

 

This is just an example, the project is a desert IV with 3 or 4 maps that will make it very big

 

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Then I've made the schema as some good guys explained to me

 

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So iv'e created a new folder...

 

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... tried to creat IDE and WPL files but here it bugs, am sorry if for some of you its easy but i am a beginner in this, i tried so many times until today, i know that i miss something or a step but i cannot guess by myself as a beginner in 3D,

 

I use ide instance and wpl properties

 

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And when i try to export ....

 

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I think also I dont know how to make the "sand effect" to the map because when i choose materials, i can put textures but if i try to make GTAIV effect the texture disapear.

 

So your help is welcome, this is a long time we have not big maps on IV an lot of locations are availiable,

 

Thx for readin and helpin wink.gif

 

 

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I think I know the problem, your object is stll a 'Box'

Convert it to editable poly or mesh.

Right mouse on object > Convert to... > Convert to editable poly.

Export again.

TQVM blaster !!!

 

This was it, tomorrow i will try to convert my first box but ide and wpl files are about 1ko, do you think its normal because its a simple box ?

 

Also when i export odr/odd, i have this msg

 

=====Scene check=====

ERROR::Nothing found inside "testmap" dummy. Cannot export an empty model file!

ERROR::No model meshes found in "testmap" file dummy. Can't export a model without geometry!

=====Scene check end=====

Model export failed!

 

after i tried to make my model name finished by _low (rectangle_low) and when i convert it bugs...

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Do not use _low, use _high.

 

Apparently your hierarchy is wrong.

 

dev_model (dummy)

^

|

testmap (dummy)

^

|

object (poly\mesh)

 

It should be like that.

Also make sure you link testmap to dev_model and not the other way around (and object to testmap).

 

 

ok i did it, my hierarchy is good now ???

 

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but i have this error window

 

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You've placed model "rectangle" on map, so you must export model with that name, not "testmap".

 

The error'll be fixed in the next release. Try to recreate all materials.

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You've placed model "rectangle" on map, so you must export model with that name, not "testmap".

 

The error'll be fixed in the next release. Try to recreate all materials.

TQVM Sergey !

 

My problem, i cannot export my model, something is wrong always the same message error

 

I will now test I will now try to export my big map...

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All problems're explained in the error text,just read them.

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hi,

 

am always in progress about my first map but i find an error

 

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its about when i export obd for collision

 

i select "single composit" and my 10 parts of my map, after this i export but it bugs at the end because there's a long time between the begining and the end of this coll convertion

 

=====Scene check=====

=====Scene check end=====

-- Error occurred in m_obn.pressed(); filename: C:\Program Files (x86)\Autodesk\3ds Max 2009\scripts\startup\GIMS\17_GIMS_GUI.mse; position: 27805

-- Defined in encrypted script

>> MAXScript Rollout Handler Exception: -- Unknown system exception <<

 

what is about ???

 

Ive put a video because texture dont apear !!! dont care about the highway and the bizarre ground, its an other map test !!

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Jt8hydhX0E

 

the collision problem solved i will share lot of maps for ridding, stunting, drifting...

 

Thank for all especially those who helped me and continue helping me !!!

 

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My problem comes from polys there're too polys ??? I mean i have to separate more ???

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I see no textures on my map, where it comes from ?

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Always the same problem

 

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I cannot export OBN

 

Some body knows where it comes from ?

 

Its tooks many so much time i loose with this error, if i didnt find this error i would have made 4 or 5 maps...

 

=====Scene check=====

=====Scene check end=====

-- Error occurred in m_obn.pressed(); filename: C:\Program Files (x86)\Autodesk\3ds Max 2009\scripts\startup\GIMS\17_GIMS_GUI.mse; position: 27805

-- Defined in encrypted script

>> MAXScript Rollout Handler Exception: -- Unknown system exception <<

 

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Hi some body can tell me why i cannot see textures on my map ?? its too white, when the problem is solved, i will share the test map !! It's too big !

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Hi everybody,

 

Just to tell to all of you that i just finish DESERT IV as you can see below, i have to just to add some details.

 

 

 

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as you can see Ive made 4 maps, and its big, you have to take a good SUV like toyota land cruiser known in Arabic country as the best 4x4 for sand dunes... (but you can make also desert safari with a renault laguna, ferrari or by foot !!! what you want).

 

here the map

 

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So stay tuned,

 

Big big big thanks to all helped me Terreur69 BIG UP, Mark_01, Tridoomer, blaster_NL, GTARANDOM, James14, stunterDan, stilldre other i forgot, sorry but thanx for helpin me, even those who just send me mp to try helpin me !

 

Its not a perfect mod, but its stunty-funny, release in few days Comment as you want !

 

 

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EncryptedReality

Dang , the map looks so amazing! Keep it up

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I have to say this does look really interesting!

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I just finish some textures on buildings it looks great...

 

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So I have to go to sleep am so tired....

 

I hope finish it tomorrow if i can...

 

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*orgasm* aaahhwhhahhh!

 

Nice, increidble incredible!!

I tried to make a desert too, and this is what I aimed for!

Got stuck with the problem you had too every time, how did you solve it??

 

Beautiful, no more words needed! inlove.gif

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*orgasm* aaahhwhhahhh!

 

Nice, increidble incredible!!

I tried to make a desert too, and this is what I aimed for!

Got stuck with the problem you had too every time, how did you solve it??

 

Beautiful, no more words needed! inlove.gif

I solve it downloading 3ds max 2012 !!! No problem of memory, I have huge wip map for GREEN LIBERTY !

 

but if i can help you, dont hesitate to contact me... Am a beginner in modding but OMG things you can do... !!!

 

Now i had an desert vilage next to ocean... pictures in few hours

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Last very beautiful image, when i was playing at a time when i believed in red dead redemtion !! bravo wink.gif

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