The map imports are beginning to come quick and intensely for GTA V and one of those maps occurs to be the 1980s themed Miami-inspired map from GTA Vice City. You can see how Vice City looks running in Rockstar’s most current open-world action-crime title with a 12 minute video, thanks to YouTuber taltigolt. In taltigolt’s description on YouTube, he describes that the map isn’t really offered for download simply yet due to the fact that it’s not finished. He does however state …
He’s absolutely appropriate about that. In truth, we were routinely publishing videos from him and the modding group who launched those videos. It had not been up until the spring of 2013 did the Vice City modding group handle to really get the missions working appropriate after transforming the video game over into GTA IV’s video game engine. They had actually invested years prior overcoming the model, structure and sound conversion process and it was no easy job.
The GTA IV: San Andreas mod moved along a bit much faster, as they in fact handled to get things working during the summertime of 2012.
The difference between GTA IV and GTA V is that the former was harder to mod for due to bad optimization and an entire lot of crashes due to poor optimization. In the latter’s case the game is enhanced extremely well and runs like butter, however to compensate for this Rockstar implemented some strong encryption that essentially avoided modders from doing what they do great with GTA video games.
Gradually and definitely, though, the modders have managed to decrypt Rockstar’s encryption and make it possible for structure switching, scripting, weather and pedestrian control, as well as stat adjustments. Now, as you can see above, map imports are now possible but they’re no easy job to handle.
Up next is design imports. As soon as model imports are possible the sky is the limitation for GTA V modding. For how long will it take the team at OpenIV to allow design importing? Well, no one understands; some individuals thought it would take them months to split through Rockstar’s encryption however everything took place in a matter of weeks.
At this point, I would suspect that design conversions are likely coming quicker instead of later, as provened with map makers importing GTA Vice City’s map into GTA V.