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How to enable sirens and lights on vehicles that are not in an emergency vehicle slot.


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In this tutorial, I'm gonna show you how to get lights and sirens on a police vehicle which is added in a civilian vehicle slot.

This tutorial requires some of the basics of modding vehicles by using OpenIV.

Requirements:

ELS V7 or 8

Legal copy of Grand Theft Auto IV - 1.0.7.0 or EFLC 1.1.2.0

OpenIV

A text editor, for example, Notepad++ or GetDiz.

A vehicle modification.

WinRAR or 7Zip.

Alright, first off, we need to download a car mod. Whatever car of your choice. ELS enabled ones are recommended since I have learned that there are problems with non-els vehicles.

I'm gonna go with this one: http://www.gta4-mods.com/vehicles/1983-chevrolet-impala-libertychicago-police-f11974

Once you have the rar file open, you need to rename 'police2.wft' and 'police2.wtd' (or whatever the names of your files are) to a civilian vehicle slot name.

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I'm gonna rename them to 'vigero2.wft' and 'vigero2.wtd', since the real VIGERO2 is ugly as shit, so yeah!

Like this:

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And now you can go ahead and add these two files in vehicles.img with OpenIV. Don't forget to make backups of the files you're replacing, and rebuild and save while you're at it!

Okay, now that you've done that, let's check on what we have, in the OpenIV window, double-click on the vigero2.wft file you just replaced, and the whole vehicle will be shown.

This is how it will look like in game. Don't worry about the wheels or any other missing features, that's just how OpenIV renders it. They will be there in-game.

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Now that we've added the vehicle into the game, let's change the vehicles.ide lines.

Use Notepad++ and open vehicles.ide in the common/data folder. Make sure that it's not write-protected.

Right-click on the vehicles.ide file and choose properties, then deselect the write-protection box.

Then click ok, and open the file itself with notepad++

This is how it should look like:

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Now, go to police or police2, and copy this line from it: car, POLICE, POLICE, VEH@STD, VEH@STD_RI1, 100, 999, 0.2345, 0.2345, 0.2, 2, 1.0 ,1, ext_requi+ext_strong+livery (NOT the entire line, just the line that starts with 'car,'!

and remove this line from vigero2: car, VIGERO2, VIGERO2, VEH@LOW, VEH@LOW_HI2_HI2, 30, 999, 0.2237, 0.2237, 0, 5, 1.0 ,1, ext_requi+livery+bangerexhaustfx

and replace it with the line you copied from police or police2.

Now save and if it is an ELS enabled vehicle, you need to add a new line to the bottom of the ELS.ini file which should be like this:

[ VIGERO2 ]

Status = on

File = default_config

Now try it out in-game.

There you have it! You now have a police vehicle in a civilian vehicle slot!

Thanks for reading my first tutorial, I hope it wasn't too hard to read. :D

If you liked it, please feel free to press the green arrow over there -->

And if there's something wrong or a problem, don't be shy and PM me about it!



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cAN YOU HELP ME PLEASE BRO,i HAVE GOT THE EMERGENCY FIRST RESPONSE,AND i HAVE TRY IT IT'S WORKS,BUT NOW I HAVE DOWNLOADED A POLICE PACK OF VEHICULES,AND HOW TO GET THE LIGHTS WORK,,i HAVE THAT PROBLEM A LONG TIME,,AND NOBODY DONT WANT TO HELP ME,PLEASE?

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cAN YOU HELP ME PLEASE BRO,i HAVE GOT THE EMERGENCY FIRST RESPONSE,AND i HAVE TRY IT IT'S WORKS,BUT NOW I HAVE DOWNLOADED A POLICE PACK OF VEHICULES,AND HOW TO GET THE LIGHTS WORK,,i HAVE THAT PROBLEM A LONG TIME,,AND NOBODY DONT 

 

Oh my god, my eyes hurt.. Well first of all, don't type in caps, that's probably why people don't want to help you, second of all, have you asked about this in the forums?

Anyway, are the cars you downloaded ELS enabled or not? If they are, get ELS and then try it out.

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Will you still be able to pull cars over using LCPD:FR with the ELS-enabled car, or do you need a police slot for that?

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Will you still be able to pull cars over using LCPD:FR with the ELS-enabled car, or do you need a police slot for that?

 

I'm not sure. I think you can, not sure though.

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Does this method work with cars added by EFLC? I've been trying to replace the policew (http://gta.wikia.com/Police_Cruiser#Variant) with an unmarked CVPI model I have (which doesn't run ELS) but I just can't get it to work despite following the exact directions. It still only has a civilian horn and for some (maybe) unrelated reason the black livery won't show up. 

 

An important note is that the policew is classified as a civilian car and doesn't come with lights/sirens, hence why I want to replace it with a functioning cop car. 

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Does this method work with cars added by EFLC? I've been trying to replace the policew (http://gta.wikia.com/Police_Cruiser#Variant) with an unmarked CVPI model I have (which doesn't run ELS) but I just can't get it to work despite following the exact directions. It still only has a civilian horn and for some (maybe) unrelated reason the black livery won't show up. 

 

An important note is that the policew is classified as a civilian car and doesn't come with lights/sirens, hence why I want to replace it with a functioning cop car. 

 

Yeah, I think it would work.

 

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Still haven't gotten it to work on the policew, in the mean time I replaced the feroci2 (airport car) with an FIA-themed Crown Vic once again to no avail. I don't know what I'm doing wrong, since this time I tried on a vanilla car and not a DLC one. The commands like +livery seemed to work but it's still just a civilian horn, no lights or sirens. It's non-ELS as well. 

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Still haven't gotten it to work on the policew, in the mean time I replaced the feroci2 (airport car) with an FIA-themed Crown Vic once again to no avail. I don't know what I'm doing wrong, since this time I tried on a vanilla car and not a DLC one. The commands like +livery seemed to work but it's still just a civilian horn, no lights or sirens. It's non-ELS as well. 

Try it with an ELS vehicle instead. 

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I'll give it a shot later, but I don't use ELS for a multitude of reasons, so even if I get it to work it won't be of much help since I prefer running without it. Thanks anyway. 

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