4 Mod Installer v0.1 released

By Chris | 18th Dec 2008 at 15:41 GMT in GTA IV | 6 Comments

Gunner over at GTA4Mods has just given me the heads up that his mod manager, 4 Mod Installer, the first mod manager to be released for GTA IV is now online. Gunner, who has been working on the tool for over 6 months now, has created this tool to simplify the mod installing process for GTA IV.

Similar to Vice City's VCM mods and San Andreas' SAMI, 4MI has both a mod packager and a mod installer. The packager creates .4mi files which can then be distributed online, allowing other GTA IV players to download and, using the installer, add into their game. 4MI also enables modding of GTA IV without the use of a patch, which is so far what users wanting to mod the game have had to use.

How does this work?

Simply extract all contents of the zip somewhere and then run the exe of your choice.

To add mods to the list simply drag the .4mi files in the /mods/ folder.


You won't be able to add files that go in IMG or RPF files yet, they're still working on support for that. Until then, look out for modders starting to release .4mi mods.

Want to make .4mi versions of your mods to upload here? Download 4 Mod Installer from our database.

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MrLlamaLlama 18th December, 2008 @ 15:43 - Permalink

Good news all around then... It's a shame the game in itself is still a bit buggy here and there, but we have to give that time.

Wonder what the folks at R* will think of this?

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claude-5 18th December, 2008 @ 16:10 - Permalink
:lolbounce: no matter how haard devs try on any console/handheld/pc 2 prevent something, someone will be able 2 crack it always, im happy :)
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Chris 18th December, 2008 @ 16:54 - Permalink

They shouldn't be worried. They added protection from modding which presumably is enough to protect themselves in the event of any legal action like Hot Coffee.

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claude-5 18th December, 2008 @ 17:07 - Permalink

i see what you mean, if something like hot coffee does happen, no legal action can be taken against R* because they didnt allow the modding themselves, tbh, they might even like the mods released, or maybe not

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Chris 18th December, 2008 @ 17:30 - Permalink

They are at least aware that it adds massive replayability to the games, keeps people into the franchise, the PC versions anyway.

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JustADummy 18th December, 2008 @ 23:28 - Permalink

Whoa, nice to hear that GTAIV has now a Mod Manager. :)