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Gta.dat File

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1 Gta.dat File on Sun Feb 08, 2009 10:24 am

Description


The gta.data is a data text file, of the game.
This file lists which files define the game map.
It can be opened and edited with any text editor.

To comment put # before what you are going to write.
The file is loaded when the game starts.
Then all the files names in it are loaded shortly after.

Editing


Each line links to a map file, unless it's commented out, or
nothing there. Most entries use the following format, which is, in general, very simple:

Code:

<keyword> <path>

The file is not split up into any selections, but,
entries are usually grouped by type and arranged in a special order according to the game's loading sequence,
as the file, comments state:

Code:

1. Archives (IMG)
2. Item Definitions (IDE)
3. Collision Files (COLLISION)
4. Map Areas (MAPZONE, IPL)
5. Item Placements (IPL)



IMG


These entries define additionally used IMG archives (other than the hardcoded loaded ones).
You can only define a maximum of five entries. Any more will crash the game.

Code:

IMG DATA\PATHS\CARREC.IMG
IMG DATA\SCRIPT\SCRIPT.IMG
IMG MODELS\CUTSCENE.IMG


These keywords are used to link to IPL-style item placement and zone files.

Code:

IPL DATA\MAP.ZON
IPL DATA\INFO.ZON

IPL DATA\MAPS\LA\LAn.IPL
IPL DATA\MAPS\LA\LAn2.IPL


SLASH


These define the splash screens that appear while loading the map.

Code:

SPLASH loadsc2

Crashes


Some mods which come with a new gta.dat, for some users
crash, the reasons may be the following two:

1: Installation of the mod was not done correct.
2: The folder in which is a entry in the gta.dat pointing too, does not exist.


Relating to GTA 4


In GTA 4, there exist water, and an IMGlist part.


Notes


As stated above, the first part of the gta.dat

Code:

IMG DATA\PATHS\CARREC.IMG
IMG DATA\SCRIPT\SCRIPT.IMG
IMG MODELS\CUTSCENE.IMG

You may add 2 more max entry's for you're new file. Any more than this will crash the game.
Also you should make sure you put them in the correct order; load IDE's first, then the models and after that the IPL's.

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