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Gta.dat File(GTA: 4)

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1 Gta.dat File(GTA: 4) on Wed Feb 25, 2009 1:13 am

Description


The gta.data is a data text file, of GTA: III, GTA: Vice City, GTA: San Andreas, and GTA: 4
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)


While GTA: IV has various sub-directories which need to be identified there are new identifiers at the start of the path. They identify the exact location relative to the executable file. Those are:

Code:

platform:
common:


Internally they will be replaced with the internal directory description and appended to the installation of the game directory:

Code:

platform:/DATA/MAPS/MANHAT/MANHAT12.IPL

gets

Code:

PC/DATA/MAPS/MANHAT/MANHAT12.IPL

which finally is transformed to (e.g.)

Code:

C:\Program Files\Rockstar Games\Grand Theft Auto 4\PC\DATA\MAPS\MANHAT\MANHAT12.IPL

IMGLIST


They link to external image list files, which is located in common\data folder, by default.

Code:

IMGLIST common:/data/images.txt

WATER


They link to external water plane files.

Code:

WATER common:/DATA/WATER.DAT

With GTA: 4 an WATER identifier can hold more than one parameter. It is unconfirmed either this also works for other identifiers.

Code:

WATER common:/DATA/WATER.DAT common:/DATA/WATERLOW.DAT


See also


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