Replace any vehicle in GTA 5 | Lvl1 ∙ Part 1 ► Preparation of files
Hey and welcome in my first basic tutorials series. First of all why is this called Level 1 and Part 1 of it? Well, there is lot of to explain while we want replace vehicle 100% properly which is the key to run tons of mods together. But you still asking why levels right? There are lot of vehicle types in game as car, bike, plane, boat and even one type as car may have many categories that makes differences in their data as military vehicle, special skill vehicles etc. But we will start from the easiest and more all the way thru all types, so let’s start.
In this first part we will check what we have to prepare and explain what files will change what aspect of vehicle in game to understand what we will be doing in next parts. So let’s download any mod that we will work as the example. Looking on most downloaded vehicles I would like to choose Lamborghini Reventon, yes I like Lambo, but I aswell like SCRAT’s mods and other works as tutorials etc. Here is the link.
Gettin’ files ready
Once you download the mod you can find there both folders ‘ADD-ON’ and ‘REPLACE’. Normally you would use files for replace and replace Vacca, but for our learning purposes I want you to delete ‘REPLACE’ folder and we are going to replace another model, let’s say I’ve choose Reaper.
In SCRAT’s mods add-on need to be downloaded separate, so open the link from ‘ADD-ON’ folder and download addon model. You can donate his awesome work, but you can download it for free there as well. Once you downloaded it you can find ‘dlc.rpf’ in ‘Files’ folder.
If this is your first time ever using any mods, you need to download some tools to prepare. I will not explain it here, but you have to read ‘Quick start moding guide by ikt’. And don’t forgot, ALWAYS USE MODS FOLDER AND BACKUP YOUR FILES!
You ready now right? Ok, let’s open OpenIV and scroll up ‘GTA V’ to close game files as we don’t need them yet. Open your prepared ‘dlc.rpf’ by SCRAT and move it to the OpenIV.