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How to install GTA mods using OpenIV?

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OpenIV is a multi-purpose modding tool for GTA games developed by GTA5-Mods. You can use it with GTA V, GTA IV, Liberty City, Max Payne 3, and Red Dead Redemption. It is completely free to download and use.

In this article, we are going to discuss how you can install mods on Rockstar-presented GTA games using OpenIV. 

Install mods using OpenIV

There are more than a thousand mods available. But for this tutorial, we are going to add a new vehicle to our game. To install mods using OpenIV for Rockstar Grand Theft Auto (GTA) games, you can follow these basic steps:

Step 1: Open your favorite browser.

Step 2: Download and Install Script Hook V.

Step 3: After installing Script Hook V, install Menyoo PC GTA Mod.

Step 4: Now everything is almost ready but one. Download OpenIV and install it on your PC. You can find the installation process here.

OpenIV Installation Process

Step 5: Open OpenIV and from the Grand Theft Auto V section, click on Windows.

Installing Mod 1 - Fileion.Com

Step 6: Click on "Browse" and select the GTA V installation folder.

Installing Mod 2

Step 7: After selecting the location, make sure the green text is shown as the below image. Then click on "Continue"

Installing Mod 3

Step 8: Again click on "Continue".

Installing Mod 4

Step 9: Wait for a moment until OpenIV processes all files.

Installing Mod 5

Step 10: Now the OpenIV file manager will be opened. from there click on "Edit Mode".

Installing Mod 6

Step 11: Click on "Yes".

Installing Mod 7

Step 12: Now click on "ASI Manager".

Installing Mod 8

Step 13: A window will be opened. From there, you will find 3 tools. Click on the "Install" button one by one to install each of them. Make sure it looks the same as the below image.

Installing Mod 9

Step 14: Now go to the installation folder of GTA V, there you will see a new folder named "mods". All the mods will be installed through this folder and the original files will be untouched.

Step 15: From the installation folder, open the "update" folder and copy the "update.rpf" file.

Installing Mod 10

Step 16: Now open the "mods" folder and create a folder named "update" and paste the "update.rpf" file inside that "update" folder.

Step 17: Inside that "mods" folder create another folder named "x64". and inside the "x64" folder create another folder named "dlcpacks".

Installing Mod 11

Step 18: Download the mod you want to install. It should be in the form of a .rar or .zip file. For this tutorial, we are going to add 2014 McLaren P1 vehicle mod to our game.

Installing Mod 12 - 2014 McLaren P1

Step 19: Extract the file and find the "dlcpacks" folder.

Installing Mod 13

Step 20: Copy all the files from that folder and paste them into "{GTA V Game Location}/mods/update/x64/dlcpacks".

Installing Mod 14

Step 21: Now go back to OpenIV and go to "mods/update".

Installing Mod 15

Step 22: Open the "update.rpf" file and navigate to the "common/data" folder.

Installing Mod 16

Step 23: From there, look for the "dlclist.xml" file. Right-click on it and click on "Edit".

Step 24: A text editor will be opened. There you will see a list of <item> lines.

Installing Mod 18

Step 25: Navigate to the last line and add the following line: (this line will be different for you if you install a different mod)


If you install any different mod then just replace "p1" with your mod's folder name (that folder which you added in the "dlcpacks" folder). 

Installing Mod 19

Step 26: Now click on the "Save" icon.

Installing Mod 20

Everything is done. You have successfully installed the "2014 McLaren P1" vehicle mod on your GTA V game.

Now run the game and enjoy!

Please be aware that installing mods can cause issues and may violate the terms of service of the game. Always use mods from trusted sources, and make sure to back up your game files before installing any mods.


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