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Hello GTA Community!



Recently I was thinking about learning how to mod GTA IV and would like to learn how create script mods. I was wondering if any of you more experienced GTA modders could answer some questions for me?



#1 What Programming language/languages would I need to know?


#2 What tools would I need?


#3 What are some good tutorials on GTA IV script modding?


Thank you for your answers, it means a lot to me! My goal is to be able to create quality GTA IV mods and add new enchantments to the game!

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I don't know much about scripting, just a few things.


If you do know nothing about scripting/programming, I would recommend you to get started with Phyton, since it is a simpler scripting language.

As for GTA IV scripting, C#(Microsoft Visual Studio Express) would be the better choice, but it's harder to master.


I guess this topic could help you: http://gtaforums.com/topic/401577-iv-net-writing-net-scripts-in-c/


I can assure you that it is going to be a very long process to learn the language, you will need a lot of time and dedication.

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there is a c++ scripthook & .net (c#,vb) scripthook but c++ is difficult but has alot more access to the game if you know what youre doing.


you could use notepad++ or most likely visual studio so you can use intellisense to help you.


most modders nowadays are using .net scripthook so you can decompile them with ILSpy and learn how things work and get more familiar with c# or vb. here's a popular gtaiv upload website http://www.gta4-mods.com/script


I would suggest learning c# because some functions can't be used with vb like JulioNIB(vb modder) admitted, however he has create alot of amazing mods with vb, even has some tutorials on his blog http://gtaxscripting.blogspot.com/p/tutorials.html



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Thank you for your awesome responses!


I was just wondering how long would it take me to learn these languages if I was just using them to mod games? I don't really care how long it takes to learn nor will it put me off of my quest to mod if the answer is a long time - I'm just wondering.


P.S Do you know of any books on these languages I might want to check out?



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it took me less then a month to learn simple c# basics without tutorials, you don't need books just google but here's some good websites to get you started modding gtaiv. just translate the websites on google's website translator.


[iV|ASI|C++] Mods maken in C++



GTA IV: Scripting Tutorial in C#



Learning C# Day 1/30 (Setting Up)


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