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fastman92

IMG Organizer

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fastman92

 

IMG Organizer

 

 

GTA IV has about 160 IMG archives. Standard GTA SA has only 6 IMG archives.

All important files were put by R* into one big IMG archive - gta3.img.

This script splits up gta3.img and gta_int.img into many small IMG archives such as countn2.img, countrye.img, gen_int1.img and more.

It's inspired on GTA IV structure where almost every IDE file has separate IMG archive.

 

And yet it's perfectly stable. It was confirmed if all exported & removed file are imported to proper IMG archives.

It's impossible that some file was removed and cannot be found in any of created archive.

On standard unmodified GTA SA gta3.img and gta_int.img will be shrunk to 2 KB in size.

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

 

Download

http://www.mediafire.com/?66cg62rln1b3aj1

 

***** Installation

- Make sure you have installed IMG Limit Adjuster 3.0 or newer created by fastman92: http://www.gtagarage.com/mods/show.php?id=19468

Without that you can be sure your GTA SA will crash.

 

- Backup your GTA SA.

 

- Copy ALL! files from put_to_root_of_GTASA to GTA San Andreas directory.

- Run IMG_organizer.bat as ADMINISTRATOR. It's especially important when using a script on Vista/Seven/Eight with UAC enabled.

- Wait about 5 minutes until "Press any key to continue" will appear.

 

- Open "data\gta.dat" in Notepad. Add the following line in the beginning of file:

 

IMGLIST DATA\IMAGES.TXT

 

- Run GTA SA and test if it works.

 

***** Map editor (MEd)

Remember IMGLIST keyword won't work in MEd.

In that case you must put list from images.txt in gta.dat itself and it will work.

Go here for more informations: http://www.gtaforums.com/index.php?act=ST&f=58&t=529370

 

***** Installing mods

Wanna know how to install mods in easy way when gta3.img and gta_int.img is split up?

 

It's very easy.

Just put to gta3.img what you had to put to gta3.img. Or put to gta_int.img what you had to put to gta_int.img.

Run IMG_Organizer.bat again, wait less than 10 seconds

That's all.

 

Just Run IMG_Organizer.bat always after you put files in gta3.img or gta_int.img

I hope it helps since installing mods could be problematic without knowing it.

 

***** Changes

** 5.1 - fixed model errors because of IMG archives that were not rebuilt.

Added rebuilding of IMG archives that were modified (files imported, removed) / if their unused space is higher than 20 MB.

 

** 5.0 - flawless version, generated automatically with IMG Organizer Creator.

Added rebuilding of IMG archives if their unused space is higher than 20 MB.

Used 32-bit / 64-bit version of IMG console depending on the user's operating system.

 

** 4.0 - new design with fastman92 IMG Console, added openOrCreate commands, removed big part from .bat file

Rebuilding happens if IMG archive has more or equal unused space as 2 MB.

IMG Organizer works when gta3.img / gta_int.img size is over 2 GB thanks to fastman92 IMG Console.

 

** 3.0 - some buildings appeared white. Really nothing was missing in IMG archives - sequence of IMG archives defined inside images.txt was wrong.

Any IMG archive with files exported from gta_int.img should be defined next to IMG archives with files exported from gta3.img.

Fixed.

 

***** Informations:

Date of release: 12-05-2013 (d-m-Y)

Author: fastman92

Version: 5.1

For: GTA San Andreas

E-mail: [email protected]

Visit fastman92-page.tk

Edited by fastman92

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Celestail

SA has 8 .img achives not 6

 

1. anim.img

2. cuts.img

3. script.img

4. cutscene.img

5. gta_int.img

6. gta3.img

7. player.img

8. carrec

Edited by Celestail

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fastman92

 

SA has 8 .img achives not 6

Yes, but only six of them are regular IMG archives.

anim\anim.img is completely unused.

anim\cuts.img is used in non-special way, opened only to read necessary files when cutscene is triggered.

Edited by fastman92

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Celestail

Just thought i let you know

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Masny

Looks nice, but whats the point of this?

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fastman92

 

Looks nice, but whats the point of this?

"IMG archives such as countn2.img, countrye.img, gen_int1.img and more."

 

Better organization of IMG archives.

Download and see. It's free.

Edited by fastman92

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SnowySA

This amazing tool helped me to get all the trees and bushes in 2 .img files!

Without this tool it would take me forever to copy+paste tree names and there are 200+ trees!

My gta3.img is 3,23GB and it was no problem, no error of the limits like Spark for GTA SA!

 

This tool is very amazing and impressive!!

Thanks a lot!!

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Stryfaar

Awesome work on this one, fastman92. icon14.gif Your IMG Console works great with this! Thanks for taking your time in making IMG Organizer, heck, thanks for your time in making your amazing mods! wink.gif

 

Hope you fix the bugs I have reported you though, soon.

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Midnightz

Nice for organization/locating files purposes. Curious... does splitting up the archives affect game play performance? (ex. faster texture loads) The reason I ask is that some people say re-arranging their gta3.img archive via mods, caused their game engine to look harder/take longer to locate files. I don't know if that's true.

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fastman92
Nice for organization/locating files purposes. Curious... does splitting up the archives affect game play performance? (ex. faster texture loads) The reason I ask is that some people say re-arranging their gta3.img archive via mods, caused their game engine to look harder/take longer to locate files. I don't know if that's true.

I can't reply with confidence to this question. I can only suppose that it may be somehow related to faster seeking when working with many IMG files.

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Midnightz

Thanks. smile.gif Maybe a comparison could be performed. My gfx card isn't fast enough to reliably compare though so maybe someone else will do it.

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Apu889

this mod makes my game messed up. after installing a few mods with this, and run the .bat, i found this:

 

user posted image user posted image

 

i'm using IMG Organizer 4 & IMG Limit Adjuster 3. any suggestion? confused.gif

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juanma_16

Mine too. And i just installed cars nothing else.

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fastman92

These bugs are related to erroneous order of files in script of IMG Organizer.

It will be fixed in IMG Organizer 5.0.

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Apu889

bumpin'

 

im sorry but, when IMG Organizer 5.0 is out? this tool is very useful for modding. and the important things we don't need to rebuild 3gb's gta3.img anymore icon14.gif

i have suggestion, why you're not only split just some IMGs? i mean don't need to split IMG per-IPL files, just split IMG for weapons, vehicles, vegetation, LS, LV, Countryside, SF, & optionally addon.IMG for who wanna adding new files into gta3.img and just on models folder, not separate them. i think less IMG splits less bugs, so colgate.gif

 

sorry my bad english confused.gif

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fastman92

 

bumpin'

 

im sorry but, when IMG Organizer 5.0 is out? this tool is very useful for modding. and the important things we don't need to rebuild 3gb's gta3.img anymore  icon14.gif

i have suggestion, why you're not only split just some IMGs? i mean don't need to split IMG per-IPL files, just split IMG for weapons, vehicles, vegetation, LS, LV, Countryside, SF, & optionally addon.IMG for who wanna adding new files into gta3.img and just on models folder, not separate them. i think less IMG splits less bugs, so  colgate.gif

 

sorry my bad english  confused.gif

New IMG organizer 5.0 is out. INCOMPATIBLE WITH OLDER IMG Organizers.

 

This version is unique - there are no bugs, since IMG_organizer.ims has been generated automatically by IMG Organizer Creator, another tool written in C++.

 

IMG Organizer 5.0 uses new fastman92 IMG Console 1.8

 

IMG Organizer may be available for GTA III and GTA VC soon. However IMG Limit adjuster still needs to be made for these games.

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damiann69

One big advantage is good organization of archives. Do you find another ones?

How correctly split archives if I don't want situation when I could have (for example) vegetation parts in vehicle archives etc?

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Stryfaar

What? ^ This IMG Organizer absolutely does that. icon14.gif

 

Thank you fastman92 for this wonderful tool. Apparently, SA runs much faster than before now, and IMG Organizer is pretty fast in splitting, too. Only takes 3-5 minutes. smile.gif Terrific work!

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Apu889

 

New IMG organizer 5.0 is out. INCOMPATIBLE WITH OLDER IMG Organizers.

 

This version is unique - there are no bugs, since IMG_organizer.ims has been generated automatically by IMG Organizer Creator, another tool written in C++.

 

IMG Organizer 5.0 uses new fastman92 IMG Console 1.8

 

IMG Organizer may be available for GTA III and GTA VC soon. However IMG Limit adjuster still needs to be made for these games.

THANKS a lot fastman, gonna test this soon icon14.gif

 

about GTA VC/III img organizer, ThirteenAG has made it based on your tools: http://www.gtagarage.com/mods/show.php?id=22135

Edited by Sidoarjo_Modder

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fastman92

Version 5.1 released

 

***** Changes

** 5.1 - fixed model errors because of IMG archives that were not rebuilt.

Added rebuilding of IMG archives that were modified (files imported, removed) / if their unused space is higher than 20 MB.

 

I didn't test a previous version in outside, only in CJ house and thought it must work correctly.

 

Now this version has completely no bugs. It simply turned out that archives have to be rebuilt because of optimizations made by R* when reading models from IMG archives and their offsets.

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Nori Yaro

What will happen if I put my mods in the split archive and rebuild? Or do I always have to put in gta3.img and use img organizer again?

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Silent

It should be perfectly safe.

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Stryfaar

Yes, you have to always put in gta3.img and run the .bat again, as editing the archives themselves might cause you some bugs. Well, this is just my opinion, dunno what fastman92 thinks about it.

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Silent

Haha, two contradicting posts within a minute biggrin.gif

 

Personally I think that editing fastman's IMGs should be no different than editing full gta3.img. Both are bad ideas, but putting 'em together again sounds like a waste of time.

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Nori Yaro

Tried this tool and gta crashes 50% loading. Did everything in the instructions and tried twice on a clean gta.

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fastman92

1. You may have not installed IMG Limit Adjuster 3.0

2. You may have not put IMGLIST data\images.txt

in gta.dat

 

If you still have a problem, please contact me on MSN/Skype.

 

 

Personally I think that editing fastman's IMGs should be no different than editing full gta3.img. Both are bad ideas, but putting 'em together again sounds like a waste of time.

That's true. You can directly put or add more files to any of archives. They still need to conform with GTA SA archive format standards.

But remember to rebuild modified archive, otherwise you may get model loading bugs (no crashes, but wrong models), the same problem as if you modified gta3.img and didn't rebuild.

 

IMG Organizer works fairly simple. It exports files from gta3.img, later it imports different files to several different archives e.g LAe.img, LAe2.img and so. Of course provided they that still exist in gta3.img and they could be exported.

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Nori Yaro

I installed IMG Organizer 5.1 Do I need 3.0 too?

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Stryfaar

IMG Organizer 3.0? Of course not, you have IMG Organizer 5.1, but you'll need IMG Limit Adjuster 3.0 (you'll always need it when using splitters) to avoid crashes. smile.gif

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Nori Yaro

Yes, I realized this and now it's loading.

Does this mod make the game less stable? Since you can go to the sa engine limit easy.

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Stryfaar

No. That's what the IMG limit Adjuster is for. Currently, it doesn't have bugs, as far as I have checked. Very stable without crashes. icon14.gif

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