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How to Import Skins Onto a Vehicle


MichaelV

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So, you're tired of the skins that came with the car, or you found some really cool ones online. This tutorial is going to teach you how to put those epic skins in action!

Warning: Some Skins may not work on some models due to different templates being used. Please check file before downloading to ensure compatibility.

1.Download Skins

2. Open the file, Find the correct file. It will be a PNG.

Example:

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3. Drag the skin(s) to your desktop

4. Open your preferred program for installing car mods (OpenIV/Spark IV)

5. Import the textures.

a) For Open IV do the following:

i) Click "Models" (Highlighted Here)

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ii) Click "CDImages"

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iii) Click "Vehicles.img"

iv) Click Edit Mode (Highlighted here) and follow the prompt

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v) Find the vehicle you want to put the skin on. Mine is in the "police" slot

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vi) Click on the .wtd file for the vehicle.

vii) Find the texture called "police_sign_1" or "paintjob_sign_1" or similar.

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viii)Click "Replace" at the top

ix) Find and click on your Skin

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x) Click "Open"

xi) Repeat for (INSERT NAME HERE)_sign_2, 3 and 4 if desired

xii) Click Save

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xiii) Enjoy.

b)

i) Click "Browse", or in the newer versions, click the GTA IV or EFLC button

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ii) Scroll down and click "cdimages"

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iii) Double Click "vehicles.img"

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iv) Find the vehicle you want to put the skin on

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v) Click the .wtd file and click "Edit" at the top

vi)Find and click the entry called "police_sign_1", "subu_sign_1", "chgr_sign_1" or similar

vii) Click the Import Texture button at the top, find my texture and click "Open"

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viii) Do the same for ..._sign_2, 3 or 4 or as many slots you want to put it in

ix) Save and Close

x) Enjoy

Post any questions you may have below. Thanks for reading. Hope it helps.



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Hey I have a question about changing a skin. I have Chasez's Policeb bike mod and I followed all the steps but none of the textures when I go the edit option are named _sign_1 or _sign_2 ect. I Please help me! Thanks

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Hi guys, 

 

Essentially I've made my own skin, and am wanting to apply it to a new model that was released (2008 Subaru Forester and a Toyota Landcruiser), however both these vehicles are essentially ''civillian'' cars, and do not have the pre-registered police_sign_1/paintjob.dds/subaru_sign_1 etc. in the texture slots when open in Spark/OpenIV. I was just wondering if there's any way around this issue?

 

Thanks heaps in advance :)

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Hey, new to doing all the modding to the GTA for PC and I have a  question to ask. I run LCPDFR fine but when I try to change the skin of a car, no cars on the map spawn. I use SparkIV to mod and have nothing but LCPDFR and ELS (I've tried with and without ELS). If you could be any help to me, I would thank you forever!

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is it police livery for the version after gta 5 was realesed because i only have 3 textures when i open my wtd

 

This. Only seeing three textures. I'll try OpenIV.

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This may be a dumb question, but how do i know what vehicle each one is? Just downloaded a big pack, but dont know which to replace.

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This may be a dumb question, but how do i know what vehicle each one is? Just downloaded a big pack, but dont know which to replace.

 

It's all to do with the pack, just test them out, and with your results change the name. Sorry there is no way around it. :{

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When I open the vehicles.img and scroll down to police.wtd and open that one in the Edit-mode (SparkIV) I only see hree things, police_badges, police_badges_n and noose_lights. I can't seem to find the sign och paintjob anywhere. This problem is both in SparkIV and OpenIV despite reinstalling the game.

 

Any clues?

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When I open the vehicles.img and scroll down to police.wtd and open that one in the Edit-mode (SparkIV) I only see hree things, police_badges, police_badges_n and noose_lights. I can't seem to find the sign och paintjob anywhere. This problem is both in SparkIV and OpenIV despite reinstalling the game.

 

Any clues?

 

You need to have a multiple-livery enabled vehicle (pretty much every modded vehicle). The default cars are not multiple-livery enabled.

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You need to have a multiple-livery enabled vehicle (pretty much every modded vehicle). The default cars are not multiple-livery enabled.

 

Sorry, ignore my last comment, but is there such thing as a modded vehicle that doesn't require ELS? ELS sometimes gives me trouble.

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Hi, is there a tutorial for vanilla police cars. I can't find any tutorials that will help. Any help appreciated.

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