Today we are happy to announce OpenIV support for the PC version of Red Dead Redemption 2. Support for RDR 2 is much anticipated by community and we are working hard to bring it to you as soon as possible.

Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2 is going to be the first game in the Red Dead series that support by OpenIV. However, we are also working on the support for the first Red Dead Redemption. Support for the first Red Dead Redemption probably coming later next year since right now we are busy with the RDR 2.

RPF Archives

Right now OpenIV is able to open new RPF8 archives from the RDR2. But, there is few things you need to know:

  • New RPF8 archives does not have names for their entries, only hashes;
  • It is possible to harvest file names from the game itself. Just like GTA V, RDR 2 has many META, XML and PSO files that contain names of the files and archives. We already have some archives where all the file names are known.
  • The first version will probably has a very limited database of the file names, we are hoping to grow list of the known names with every new update in the future.

General files support

Currently we are working on support for the most of the basic files. There is not much sense to release new version now when you cannot open the files you want to look into. In the first release, we are hoping to support most of the data files and some of the basic resources.

Modding support

Just like with GTA V, the first version with RDR 2 support will not have any editing capabilities. There is still few things need to be figured out before we can edit RDR 2 resources and archives.

The next version

At the current moment, we do not have any ETA on the when new version of the OpenIV will be released. As mentioned before, we need to add support for the most of the general files first.


For the past week, we posted few updates on the RDR 2 support on our Patreon page. We are going to continue to do so. If you want to know more information about please consider joining here: