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Greetings, soon OpenIV 0.9.2 will release and now we have update OpenIV official website. As you can see navigation menu in top of the page has been changed, also we made new color scheme. Besides OpenIV download and donate sections is are updated too, don’t forgot check it out. Also we made new Frequently Asked Question(s) section, that section will be update sometimes. You can go to F.A.Q. section by using top menu.

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April 13th, 2011OpenIV bug tracking system

I remind you that with release of OpenIV 0.9.1 we was launched bug tracking system, which you can report OpenIV bugs and track their status.

OpenIV bug-tracker here: http://openiv.com/bugs/

Also you can go to it by using OpenIV main menu “Help-> Report a bug.”

You no need register to get access to bug-tracker, but after registration you can change language interface of bug-tracker in “Preferences” section.

Also you can see “Road map” and “Change log” sections that based on data in bug-tracker.

In soon time, I plan open few sections on this site. One of them will be OpenIV/openFormats F.A.Q.(Frequently Asked Question(s)) section. Please, leave your questions in comments. This questions will fill future FAQ section.

My .black project

History of .black – RAGE research project

Author: GooD-NTS
Nizhniy Novgorod, 2010

I started my .black project in May, 2008 when GTA IV’d been just released on xbox360. Right now I don’t remember why I’ve started it, maybe I just want to see how the Rockstar Games use the new engine.


It all started from a small program called OpenRPF, what I’ve made for opening RPF archives. It wasn’t functional enough because it could only open archives directly, not to decrypt anything (at that time I didn’t know about RAGE encryption). During the first days of May I was trying to find out, how the encryption is used in RAGE and how I could decrypt it. As this time I found one great man. His nickname was Listener. I am sure, you all know who it is. I began to ask him different questions about encryption but he refused to give me any information because it was confidential and offered me to find it by myself in assembler codes of GTA IV. He gave me the link to IDA and necessary plugins for it, and gave some pieces of advice.

Next week after that I was searching for it, I’ve never seen PPC ASM before, so it was hard. The whole week I was questioning Listener, and after a week I have done it. So I understood everything I wanted about RAGE encryption and got an ability to continue my work with archives. Also I have joined to Listener and small closed community (on sannybuilder.com) who’ve started the GTA IV research.

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September 11th, 2010Some news

Okay, I’m don’t post anything news long time, need to change it:

1 – I’m Finally update WordPress on this blog to lasted version, but I sure you no interested this.

2 – Today I have stop to accept new beta testers for OpenIV. Maybe I have open accepting later, if is needed in future. If anyone send message to me, and I don’t have added you to beta test, please resend you message, maybe I have skip this.

3 – Now I have personal twitter, is anyone is interesting then follow me @goodnts.  Maybe there I will be posted some about OpenIV and .black.

4 – New category «.black» is added to blog, this for post about .black project.

And no any news yet, .black and OpenIV is developing but unfortunately not so fast.

And lasted. Today I have found some old funny video on my ftp. This video I have made in 20 April 2009 do get begin work on GTA IV map viewer/ editor.


You still can download this: Liberty_Eye.mp4

November 15th, 2008New domain

Today our blog finally moved to new short domain (http://OpenIV.com). The old domain now redirects to new, and rss feeds with old address will not work now. Please update the url in your rss-reader to always know the latest news OpenIV.

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