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.
ELS V7 or 8
Legal copy of Grand Theft Auto IV - 220.127.116.11 or EFLC 18.104.22.168
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.
I'm gonna rename them to 'vigero2.wft' and 'vigero2.wtd', since the real VIGERO2 is ugly as shit, so yeah!
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.
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:
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!
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