The Essential (<200mb) Car Pack v1.0

by Jotov_24
Please explain why you're reporting this file:

[I'm not the author of any car of this pack, just a compiler. So all thanks to all of them for their work and giving permission. Car & author's list and links to their webs in an excel sheet.]

Yes, another car pack, but this is 'lightweight' (195 mb)

The humble purpose is to HELP with the 'disappear textures' problem when using ikt's TRAFFIC LOAD (The best taxi bug fix currently out there).

So, it's a pack thought for low/mid-end pc's and is a compiling of the best (quality/filesize) 'balanced' cars. Just about 50 cars replaced, and all are low/mid poly filesize. (2 mb WFT or less, the majority of them, just a few a little over 3 mb.).
If your system's got memory problems when using some mods simultaneously, IMHO this small car pack could help better than if you got all cars replaced. I'm just looking for equilibrium, not 'maximum quality'. And maybe your system could take a breath if it can load in memory some default cars sometimes.

* Reality, quality, variety and gameplay.
* All 4-door replaces 4-door, and etc.
* All cars look good with a good ENB (i think so).
* Famous Killatomate's 'Realistic driving & flying' included for all bikes and some other cars i didn't replace.
* Cargrp.dat & vehicles.ide tweaked for realistic traffic. (Supercars are rare).
* Real names of each car (5 languages).
* Bonnet & Trunk cameras tweaked.
* Tested on version. Also another folder includes files for
* Extra: Lambo sound for coquette.
* To be done: add EPM support, new cars, etc.

If this works for you, you can increase the number of cars till you find your performance equilibrium.

[Pics taken with L3Evo 2012 - not included]


Admiral- Ford Taurus SHO (NIK161RUS)
Banshee- Dodge Viper SRT/10 (Deadyshka)
Blista- Honda CRX (Allcash)
Buccaneer- Plymouth Fury III (Irbis)
Chavos- Mazda RX-8 (Lincoln, Slaau)
Cognoscenti- Rolls-Royce Phantom (RusLev, P.A.S.H.A.)
Comet- Porsche 911 GT2 (smokey8808)
Coquette- Lamborghini Murciélago (Stiopa, Jake, Jalienlu)
DF-8- Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X (Lincoln, Slaau)
Emperor- Cadillac Fleetwood Brougham (klarnetist, METALman)
Feltzer- Mercedes-Benz SL 65 AMG (Ross)
Feroci- Lexus IS F v2.0 (N.I.K.E.)
FBI Buffalo- Dodge Charger SRT/8 FBI (Lex91)
Fortune- Chevrolet Camaro Synergy Ed. (alex189, Kalac)
Habanero- Porsche Cayenne Turbo (Deadyshka, The_RiPPer)
Huntley- Range Rover Supercharged (smokey8808)
Infernus- Ferrari Enzo V1.1 (SdkDdt)
Ingot- Volvo 850 Turbo (Mad EA, Irbis)
Intruder- Maserati Quattroporte GT (smokey8808)
Landstalker- Chevrolet Suburban Z71 (Irbis)
Lokus- Lexus GS450 (N.I.K.E.)
Merit- Ford Crown Victoria '03 (Schaefft, Mr.Bolleck)
Oracle- BMW 760 Li (KeDen, Stiopa)
Peyote- Plymouth Belvedere '59 (stratumX, Irbis)
Pinnacle- Pontiac G8 GXP (N.I.K.E.)
PMP600- Chrysler 300C (Stiopa)
Premier- Subaru Legacy B4 3.0 (Denus)
Presidente- Cadillac CTS (Stiopa, Jetmoto_zz)
Primo- Buick Roadmaster '96 (Schaefft, Mr.Bolleck)
Rebla- Mercedes-Benz G500 (The_RiPPer, SANtexnik)
Ruiner- Pontiac Firebird Trans Am '77 (nik287, SabbbathBlack, RIDERmaxCARNAGE)
Sabre- Shelby Mustang GT500 'SSnake' (smokey8808)
Schafter- Mercedes-Benz CLS 63 (Stiopa)
Sentinel- BMW M3 E92 (xsb91)
Solair- Audi A4 Avant V1.1 (Alldead, N.I.K.E.)
Stallion- Dodge Challenger RT '71 (Lincoln, Slaau)
Stratum- Ford Mondeo SW V2.0 (arkviz, nikitoss, smokey8808)
Sultan- Subaru Impreza WRX STi (Toxa, [B][A][R][O][N])
SultanRS- Nissan GTR V1.2 (wwtt)
SuperGT- Aston Martin DB9 (Stiopa)
Turismo- Ferrari 458 Italia V3.0 (smokey8808)
Uranus- Ford Mustang SVT Cobra '93 (smokey8808)
Vigero- Chevrolet Camaro SS '69 (Stiopa)
Vincent- Honda Accord Type S (9lxa, Mast)
Voodoo- Chevrolet Impala '59 (nik287, Irbis)
Washington- Audi A8 L v2.0 (Stiopa, DOMEHYC)
Willard- Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera (Allcash, Malemute)

(Handling for all Bikes and other default cars by Killatomate85)
Language (.gxt) files only for version. (The v1.0 ones are only for
Links provided below the main three.
(And remember, DON'T use xlive and dsound at the same time , choose 1.)
Replaces: about 50 cars
8.69/10 - 42 votes
Downloads: 24,452
Added: January 29, 2012 8:54AM
Last Downloaded: May 24, 2017 7:49PM
File Size: 3.43 KB
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ADMIN Approve THIS Please ;D
Posted on January 29, 2012 3:49PM by j0wnz
this is very good screenshot what do you use exactly ?
Posted on January 29, 2012 4:13PM by janusantsky
@janusantsky: ENB mod called L3EVO 2012

(As i said, not included in the pack)
Posted on January 29, 2012 4:25PM by Jotov_24
You should make a list of all the car replacements and post it up in the description man.
Posted on January 30, 2012 2:21AM by MarkC9
<= Updated list in the description too.

I forgot to say there is a small tutorial about common 'disappearing textures' problem (when using TrafficLoad) in the readme file and troubleshooting.

Don't forget this is a main purpose of this 'lightweight' car pack.
Posted on January 30, 2012 3:34AM by Jotov_24
When is this gonna be aproved? Give us a link in the meanwhile man!

Posted on January 30, 2012 8:13AM by dxnvice
The_Essential_Car_Pack _v1_GTA4.rar: CRC failed in pc\models\cdimages\vehicles.img. The file is corrupt

Posted on January 30, 2012 12:26PM by ratedxr
? It works smoothly for me.

Have you tried to download again using both links?. Be sure it's not your winRar or antivirus blocking the download.

Had anybody the same problem?
Posted on January 30, 2012 2:16PM by Jotov_24
it's finally approved! the download link had no errors for me, great job and the missing textures are fixed now. there are not much cars in the pack but it's better than nothing right, good choice of cars too. Only thing I replaced was the murcielago, I don't think it fits in the game, so I put a Corvette in there, but still good job 10/10
Posted on January 31, 2012 1:51AM by ShawnNL
Downloaded it again from rapidshare link its working now for me :) :) Great job Thank again
Posted on January 31, 2012 2:45AM by ratedxr
Tried making it work with no luck, since it only seems to be me I won't down-vote you. Looked like a good mod though.
Posted on February 2, 2012 7:27PM by cvpi
@cvpi: What exactly didn't work? Remember to be sure your game is moddable: (xlive, dsound, etc.) and respect every folder. Which GTA4 version are you using?

To the rest: Thx for the comments, glad to read it works. Consider this pack a 'starting point' to continue replacing cars by yourselves if you want.
Posted on February 3, 2012 3:35AM by Jotov_24
This means all cars are not modded?
Posted on February 3, 2012 2:54PM by Beamer
All good except a little too much luxury, try replacing them with old cars.
Posted on February 3, 2012 5:21PM by l3eans
Guy, I am trying to download this great Pack, but cannot do it.

I am new in this, please help!! :|
Posted on February 4, 2012 11:27AM by RodoMustang
I am being requested to pay for the download at the links the car pack creator posted, is that the way should be? by paying for the download?
Posted on February 4, 2012 11:52AM by RodoMustang
Pay?? both are free. If dropbox is busy use the rapidshare one. In rapidshare, just click the free one, the green button.
Posted on February 4, 2012 11:57AM by Jotov_24
Added new link to Mediafire if someone's having trouble with other 2. Thx admin for quick re-approve ;)
Posted on February 4, 2012 1:30PM by Jotov_24
This is a pretty good idea. Well done! WOn't use it (I like it high detailled), but its a usefull addition to the modding world.
Posted on February 4, 2012 2:00PM by Threepwood
Do I have to be registered in any of those links? sorry guys, I kind new on this, just trying not to be so stupid. :$
Posted on February 4, 2012 3:48PM by RodoMustang
Hey Jotov. I have downloaded your pack and love it. But would it be a biggie for you to upload your savegame too? I'd really really really appreciate it.
Posted on February 6, 2012 3:01AM by Extornia
@RodoMustang: lol, you don't have to register anywhere or pay anything, just download the rar file and follow the instructions provided in README_ENG text.

@Extornia: Don't know what savegame you talkin' about, but u got plenty savegames out there. Like this one:(Remember to delete all parked default cars as i said in read_me.)

@Threepwood: Appreciate nice words from a big name. Thx.
Posted on February 6, 2012 8:43AM by Jotov_24
hi what cars are there
Posted on February 16, 2012 2:45AM by tr550111
Game wont start up :/ keeps crashing, im on 1070
Posted on February 26, 2012 2:38AM by OneEightySX
@OneEightySx: Be sure the correct folders and using correct ScriptHook, xlive, etc. and they aren't interfering with other mods you'd have. Try again without text files (.gxt). Also check if you have all latest C++ & net.framework updated.

Btw, i still recommend for better performance and compatibility with other mods, as ENB's.
Posted on February 26, 2012 2:36PM by Jotov_24


I forgot to warn the language files (common/text/*.gxt) are only for, so maybe people using them into could suffer crashes, like the guy above.

<=So i've uploaded a patch with new text files only for version. There are new links below the main three, in the download file.

Greetings, hope this works.
Posted on February 27, 2012 12:56PM by Jotov_24
Really good upload, rated 10/10. :) Glad to see you kept the slower PCs in mind.
Posted on April 1, 2012 12:51PM by Geosmith
No crashes,no texture loss.Strongly recommended mod.Hoping to see v2 soon.
Posted on April 24, 2012 11:22PM by Fulcrum


Check 'The Extended Car Pack' with more replaced cars + added exotics:

Anyway, thanks or all the positive feedback.
Posted on May 12, 2012 6:40AM by Jotov_24
UPGRADE: Police & taxi cars (and more) for people who were asking for it:

You can download them separately or the whole thing together (check links).
Posted on August 29, 2012 9:05AM by Jotov_24

'Evolved Car Pack', all cars replaced, TBOGT, extra cars, EPM support...
Posted on November 21, 2012 3:33AM by Jotov_24
Posted on November 25, 2012 3:37PM by caleb200790
Great pack! finally i can use hd cars without disappearing textures or traffic load issue, thank you very much.
Posted on February 10, 2013 6:23AM by krueger96
Great pack, thanks! downloaded this instead of the evolved haha,

If i only use trafficload, i only meet 1 car or two. if i only use RealTraffic.asi, The game crashes. But if both, the traffic is normal. why

Posted on April 21, 2013 5:20AM by raihandanis
New link from MEGA for quicker DL. Greetings
Posted on May 1, 2013 11:27AM by Jotov_24
if I install the 3 versions replaces all cars
Posted on May 28, 2013 7:20PM by diegodsd
@diegodsd: If you mean version 3.0 replaces all cars: yes. (Don't need to install previous 1.0 or 2.0)
Posted on June 1, 2013 11:35AM by Jotov_24
this is the best PACK EVER! finally i can solve the texture corrupt issue and boost performance.
Posted on June 27, 2013 6:51AM by thezul
Great mod! Finaly working without any crash or anything. The only problem is the handling. Cars tend to be very light on turns and flipover. Any suggestion or fix?

Thanks in advance.
Posted on July 27, 2013 10:37AM by demian737
@demian737: No car should roll over, that's because handling.dat isn't working for you. Open your pc/data folder and check if you've got a 'filelist.pak' file. Delete it, install handling again and test it.
Posted on July 28, 2013 4:29PM by Jotov_24
Thanks man I'll try it
Posted on July 29, 2013 2:31PM by demian737
Worked fine thanks for the prompt reply :) Now the vehicles are more heavY.
Posted on July 29, 2013 7:29PM by demian737
Hi guys. Long time no write. I came back to my old packs just to recommend you a taxi-bug fix called 'RIL.BudgetedIV' by NTAuthority.

For using it with this pack, you have to specify the size in bytes (without points) of the vehicles.img into the file called RILBudgeted.ini. (You can know it going to vehicles.img, righ-click/properties).

(i.e.: VehicleBudget=200185856)

If you have less than 1.5 GB VRAM, divide this number by 3.

Have fun, and thanks a lot for all your support.
Posted on February 15, 2015 4:16PM by Jotov_24
very good carpack ty and best taxi-bug fix called Traffic Flow V5 R2
Posted on February 17, 2015 4:21PM by AP84
what happened to my saved game?????????? it starts me off at the begining
Posted on February 23, 2017 1:18PM by jimian
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