Tutorial: How to import map models to GTA IV

by stilldre
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Hi, i have made an quick tutorial for people that want to convert map stuff to IV..

Youtube video tutorial:


Things u'll need:

Grand Theft Auto IV/EFLC
Buy it in the game shop

Autodesk Cityscape 1.8: ( to create maps easy )

Autodesk 3ds max '12: ( to edit )

Gims IV: ( to import/export openformats files )

Open IV: ( to import/export gims created files )
9.09/10 - 45 votes
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Nice job Dre.

I'll drop a link to Raigen who will patch this into the ENB Screenshot thread at GTAForums to get some more traffic.

:thumbs up:
Posted on March 3, 2012 4:35PM by 2TimesACharm
veeerrrrryy thanks still!!

I love you :´p

Posted on March 3, 2012 4:38PM by LLD
That is very nice, Thanks!!! ...and of course 10/10
Posted on March 3, 2012 5:21PM by kont1
My brother =D
Posted on March 3, 2012 6:06PM by mascotefera
Thanks for the info, so you will take the RDR project again? :)

Posted on March 4, 2012 2:37AM by warinoujes
Ok... so let's wait for a lot of new maps :D
Posted on March 4, 2012 6:41AM by Aerox
GTA London Anyone :O ???
Posted on March 4, 2012 8:21AM by EricJames2011
Who want any map from DiRT2 ?? :D
Posted on March 4, 2012 8:57AM by kont1
Thanks everyone and i hope to see something new, cause i getting lacked by new idea's and i really want to have Red Dead Redemption map for GTA IV.. In mean time i'm going to work on it and edit a bit to fit like an island with some additional tarmac roads =) as for most part Red Dead Redemption will be the main thing of the project, not like EFTW with Las Venturas i was trying last time.
Posted on March 4, 2012 9:43AM by stilldre
Thank you, stay tuned for my card from the Formula 1 will map of Abu Dhabi
Posted on March 4, 2012 10:55AM by Chalenger911
@stilldre: nice tutorial.

but can you add new other video. sample like basic or single map. I see you make multiple map. I get epic frustrating :(

if I export ODR & OBN, GIMP always fail! can you help me?

Posted on March 4, 2012 9:05PM by metalwars
I have new idea n 3d object for make aircraft carrier map.


what your email?
Posted on March 4, 2012 9:20PM by metalwars
here my id: metalwarz@hotmail.com

I am interested to making a map, but no one teach me
Posted on March 5, 2012 9:12AM by metalwars
@metalwars: there is no school for that, or not that i know of it anyway use youtube to see what it can offer you building terrain models, as for your error try to send feedback or get to gims forum and ask him.. i made tutorial just for those who can work allready in max or have some quick learnings skillz =)
Posted on March 5, 2012 10:53AM by stilldre
I could probably make some pretty awesome maps with this. I'm already pretty good with 3ds Max and I've been using it since 2008. I appreciate the tutorial because I've been wanting to make maps for a while and I have everything on my computer (except cityscape because finding a working link for it is difficult).
Posted on March 6, 2012 8:51PM by DaMonkeyOnCrack
Added founded link for Cityscape =)

Posted on March 7, 2012 10:38AM by stilldre
The download keeps stalling out and takes 20 minutes to download 1 part when it usually takes me 30 seconds
Posted on March 11, 2012 6:12PM by DaMonkeyOnCrack
Well it finally got done in about an hour and this will speed things with making maps ALOT!!! Thanks for the tut.
Posted on March 11, 2012 7:59PM by DaMonkeyOnCrack
stilldre, when are you going to create a bonneville salt flat map mod for gta iv?
Posted on April 18, 2012 10:46AM by gta4maniac77
i have 3ds max 10 do you have to have 3ds max 12?
Posted on April 21, 2012 6:41AM by IIZACHARIAHII
anyone know where i can mind 3ds max 12 cause i got it from the autodesk website where you had to sign up to it, but when i downloaded it i seems like it didnt complete cause during the installation on 99% it said corrupted file cab1 or somethink like that also it said to download it again but i do not want to risk it.:/
Posted on April 21, 2012 11:21AM by IIZACHARIAHII
Here 3Ds Max 2013 --> http://bit.ly/IAvkib
Posted on April 30, 2012 11:36AM by warinoujes
wow i havn't already used it but looks very good, i had been looking for something similar for many time. congrats

and thanks for the programs information, very usefull
Posted on May 9, 2012 3:47PM by bernie945881
The only problem I have is Cityscape will not export anymore. It says I need to register and it keeps failing to receive a key due to it is no longer available. How can I get a key to continue
Posted on May 15, 2012 8:21PM by DaMonkeyOnCrack
Nice tutorial, 10/10 !!

Btw i want to ask, i had successfully make a map mod based on your tutorial..

But why the texture is in Low Quality ? No matter it's 512px or 1024px it's still LQ in game

Is it from the model it self or in some other things
Posted on May 20, 2012 2:35AM by Victim_Crasher
The site with Open IV is not good. My virus protection says it is bad. Wtf?
Posted on October 19, 2012 5:47AM by ADMIRAL-500
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