Once again we will try to make OpenIV releases more frequently, hopefully it will help us to speed up development process and as result you will get new features faster. To start our new release cycle today we releasing OpenIV 3.1 a minor but necessary update. Please, take a look:

What’s new in OpenIV 3.1

Grand Theft Auto V

  • We added support for highly requested PSO file – pedpersonality.ymt. As always with OpenIV this is means, you have all the names and string values in file. You can edit pedpersonality.ymt in inbuilt OpenIV Text Editor or export and import it as META/XML.
  • The “Title Update” notification for outdated update.rpf in “mods” folder now also shown in read only mode. In previous versions, it was shown only in edit mode and some people might miss it because they do not have edit mode enabled by default.
  • From now on, text based .dat files, .gxt2 files and .nametable files will be opened in OpenIV Text Editor.
  • We added support for new version of carcols.ymt from Arena Wars update.
  • We added support for new shaders in openFormats for GTA V models from Arena Wars update.
  • We added new names for audio tracks from Arena Wars update.
  • We added new names for objects and models from Arena Wars game.

XML Syntax validation in OpenIV Text Editor

We added new useful feature into OpenIV Text Editor – XML Syntax validation. This feature was originally planned for text editor from very beginning but was postponed due to time limitations. When you open XML, META or PSO file in OpenIV Text Editor you will see new XML button on the Home ribbon tab:

When you click on it, OpenIV will validate XML syntax of your file and let you know if you have any errors or not:

In addition, when you try to save file OpenIV will automatically validate XML syntax for you. OpenIV will not allow you to save PSO file with invalid XML syntax:

However, for basic XML files you will decide whatever you want to save file with errors or not:

General changes, improvements, and fixes

  • We fixed critical issue where OpenIV was not able to import big number of openFormats files due to memory leak.
  • We fixed critical issue where some audio files become completely silent in the game after importing from openFormats.
  • We fixed an issue resulting in OpenIV crash while importing openFormats with specific DDS files.
  • We added new option to always open extended context menu in the main window.
  • Copy name and Copy path features in context menu will now work with multiple selected items.
  • We added additional information in the error messages when OpenIV is unable to edit archive.
  • We added additional information into corrupted archive error to try to determine what causes the corruption.
  • We added combined size of selected files into main window status bar.
  • When you double click on OIV Package inside OpenIV, it will open it in Package Installer.
  • We added option to show “Confirm installation dialog” in Package Installer. This option enabled by default.
  • We added additional information into Package Installer log when it is unable to edit archives.
  • We fixed an issue resulting in OpenIV crash if Package Installer was unable to create log file.
  • We fixed an issue resulting in broken scroll bars in Package Installer.
  • We fixed an issue where OpenIV global search did not worked properly while game was running.
  • We improved performance of global search it now should be much faster in most cases.
  • We fixed an issue where OpenIV Texture Editor did not show error message if it was not able to load DDS file.
  • We added new option to show track name hash into OpenIV Audio player.

You can find change log for this version on our bug-tracker here.

UI Localization

We have an instruction how to translate OpenIV into your own language and we are calling for you to do so. You can find the localization guide on GitHub. As for existing localizations, you can find list of differences between 3.0 and 3.1 here.

Special thanks to our supporters

We want to say thank you to all our supporters on Patreon and other platforms.

This release is supported by:

  • MXKiN
  • _30

Thank you.

To learn more visit our Patreon page at https://www.patreon.com/OpenIV


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