Colored Map Blips 1.0

This mod colors the map blips/icons so we don't have to look at the same old boring black and white blips.

If you like this mod, consider downloading my other mod that combines all my coloring mods:
• Colored Weapon Icons
• Colored Radio Icons
• Colored Map Blips

Download here: https://www.gta5-mods.com/misc/colorful-hud

1. Download OpenIV from www.openiv.com, install it and open GTA V for Windows.
2. Go to mods/update/update.rpf/x64/patch/data/cdimages/scaleform_minimap.rpf
3. Click on the "Edit Mode" button on the top bar.
4. Then click on the green plus icon that says "Add new file" and import the 'minimap.ytd' provided by this mod (you can find these files inside the 'Modded YTD' folder).
5. Close OpenIV and start the game!

NOTE: Make sure you have the latest version of ScriptHookV, otherwise the game will crash when you try to run it. Also, make sure to enable the ASI Loader and OpenIV.asi through OpenIV in order to enable the game to read modified .rpf files. To do so, run OpenIV and go to Tools > ASI Manager and install ASI Loader and OpenIV.asi

WARNING: Even though these are just texture mods, you can still get banned for playing online with them, so avoid going into Online mode while using this mod or any other mod.

Backup files included.

• Updated the mod to the latest version of GTA V (Festive Surprise of 2015)
• Tweaked some icons and colors

• Changed the color of the Ammu-Nation blip back to red

• Colored the Tow Trucking missions blip
• Colored Trevor's Dune Buggy missions blip
• Colored Trevor's Air Trafficking missions blip
• Colored the Rampage missions blip
• Colored the Altruist Camp blip
• Colored the Epsilon logo blip

• Colored the Offroad/ATV Race blip
• Colored the Stock/Street Race blip
• Colored the Bicycle Race blip
• Colored the Foot Race blip
• Colored the Sea Race blip
• Colored the Air Race blip
• Colored the Flag icon

• Colored the Shrink blip
• Colored the Speech Bubble blip
• Colored the Parachute blip
• Colored the Masks Shop blip
• Colored the Barber Shop blip
• Colored the Vehicle Impound blip

• Colored the Tenis blip
• Colored the Golf blip
• Colored the Hunting blip
• Colored the Yoga blip
• Colored the Triathlon blip
• Colored the Arm Wrestling blip
• Colored the Ferris Wheel blip
• Colored the Weed blip
• Colored the Girlfriend blip
• Colored the Bone / Chop blip

• Colored the Bar/Glass blip
• Colored the Comedy Show blip
• Colored the Movie Theater blip
• Colored the Music Note blip
• Colored the Camera blip
• Colored the Police Station blip
• Colored the Fire Station blip
• Colored the Hospital blip

• Colored the Flight School blip
• Colored the Zeppelin blip
• Colored the Garbage Truck blip
• Colored the Bike blip
• Colored the Submarine blip
• Colored the Dinghy blip
• Colored the Helicopter
• Colored the Cable Car blip
• Colored the Car Wash blip
• Colored the Jet blip

• Added gradients to every blip colored so far
• Added gradients to every characters/missions blips
• Changed the color of the regular Ammu-Nation to gray, so it doesn't get too intrusive
• Changed the color of the Strib Club to a softer pink
• Changed the color of the Los Santos Customs to a more discrete purple
• Changed the color of the Clothes Shops to a softer yellow
• Colored the Points of Interest blip
• Colored the Waypoint blip
• Colored the $ blip
• Colored the Chosen icon
• Colored the Refresh icon
• Colored the Health blip
• Colored the Armor blip
• Colored the Parachute blip
• Colored the Safehouse blip
• Colored the Property For Sale blip
• Colored the Open All Interiors mod blip
• Colored the Garage For Sale blip
• Colored the Helipad For Sale blip
• Colored the Hangar For Sale blip
• Colored the Harbor For Sale blip

Thanks for downloading and enjoy! :)
First Uploaded: May 28, 2015
Last Updated: January 24, 2016
Last Downloaded: 1 hour ago


  • 500a57 avatar06f
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    Hey, everyone! Just wanted to say that all my mods have been updated to the latest GTA version (Festive Surprise of 2015). I've also compiled all my coloring mods (Weapons, Radio and Map Blips) into a single one, which you can download here: https://www.gta5-mods.com/misc/colorful-hud :)

    January 25, 2016
  • Michael

    Works perfectly!! defo gets 5 stars, the icons are excellent, sharp and great colors..... This took me a long time to figure out how to install this because the installation file structure directions is wrong but once I got it working this is EASILY one of my fav mods for GTAV, the impact that color blips have on the map is immense! makes EVERYTHING pop out... The icons themselves are sharp! though I think the Armor Vans should still be blue not green! Just really a must have for anyone modding GTAV, those black and grey dreary icons from regular GTAV are just terrible..

    You might wanna change the description on how to install this though because it needs to go into the mods/update/update.rpf file structure... not the one in the main GTA folder...

    January 24, 2016
  • 500a57 avatar06f

    @vackillers Will do, thanks! I made this mod way before OpenIV allowed the "mods" folder :)

    January 24, 2016
  • 467883 shon

    @Polopai I think that I used your old colored blips and added in time other missing icons as update.rpf progressed with newer versions. You still have 50 percent of white blips. When are you going to color them all?

    January 24, 2016
  • 500a57 avatar06f

    @kizacudo Some icons can't be colored. Basically, those icons are just the base to an overlay color that is determined by other factors. For example, the letters for the missions are colored on top of the icons sheet, which means that if I apply color to those icons, they will get a darker color as a result of that post-process performed by the game, on top of my colors.

    A good example is the properties that are either for sale or owned by a character. The icons have to be white because depending on the character you're using (Franklin, Michael or Trevor), the color will be either green, blue or orange. The best I could do is applying a smooth gray gradient, which will make the icons have a nice color gradient after being colored by the game.

    January 24, 2016
  • 467883 shon

    @Polopai Ok, I didn't think about that aspect, sorry. I left them uncolored too.

    January 24, 2016
  • 423bb6 untitled 1

    really nice

    January 24, 2016
  • A67807 photo

    @Polopai Hey man, really like the mod and am really happy to see an update! I just wanted to ask, I seem to occasionally get stuck with red "enemy vehicle" blips on the radar when I was using 0.9. I tried going to them a few times and often it was just a random civilian npc car driving around. Sometimes they're right near me, sometimes they're half way across the map but they never seem to want to interact or have any purpose or be hostile/react to my presence at all. The blips stopped happening once I uninstalled before was just wondering if you knew the cause/ if this update would fix the issue? Either way tho, really nice mod you've got here. Thanks for continuing to work on/update it :)

    January 25, 2016
  • 500a57 avatar06f

    @R3WiND S3LeK7aH That's strange. Did you have any other mods installed? Because this mod only colors the icons, it doesn't mess with the events of the game, it's just textures. It shouldn't cause that. My guess is that those blips are angry pedestrians that are chasing you because you either ran over them or hit their car, that's the only explanation I can find.

    January 25, 2016
  • A67807 photo

    @Polopai I do have other mods but the issue is only present when I use your mod :/ They aren't ever peds I've interacted with, sometimes its just a random suv or something driving down the highway half a map away. Have had a few times where before I got there, it vanished and a new car showed up somewhere else with the red dot but whenever I do reach them they aren't hostile or anything, its just a random npc car with a big red hostile vehicle blip. No worries though, idk what's causing it either. Nice mod regardless, hopefully I can figure it out...

    January 25, 2016
  • 500a57 avatar06f

    @R3WiND S3LeK7aH What other mods are you using? Can you take a screenshot of that icon in specific? Because once again, my mods only color the icons, they don't really mess with any script files, so all those events are provoked by other mods for sure, my mod only colors those blips.

    January 25, 2016
  • Michael

    @R3WiND S3LeK7aH try using 1.0 instead of 0.9 see if that does anything

    January 25, 2016
  • Trevor2

    @Polopai still not working... any solutions?

    January 27, 2016
  • 500a57 avatar06f

    @saquisis You have to tell me what's wrong, what error shows up, what exactly isn't working. I can't help you if you don't explain your problem. Either way, most people have been using the mod just fine, so it's most likely an issue on your end. Try downloading the most recent version and make sure to give a shot at the most complete version of my coloring mods, a 3-in-1, download here: https://www.gta5-mods.com/misc/colorful-hud

    January 27, 2016
  • Trevor2

    @Polopai ok the exact problem is that i replace the files and follow the instructions carefully but the blips just don't change, i use your other 2 coloring mods (guns and radio) but this one doesn't work for me

    January 27, 2016
  • 500a57 avatar06f

    @saquisis Once again, try installing the compiled version I released 2 days ago, which contains all the mods. You're most likely installing the mods in the wrong place or probably not enabling the OpenIV ASI Loader that will read modified files. Run OpenIV and go to Tools > ASI Manager and install ASI Loader and OpenIV.asi

    January 27, 2016
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    No friend activity show up

    May 12, 2016
  • 6a1c01

    Can you Make a Rainbow One PLS

    October 09, 2016
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    December 09, 2016
  • Ecc1ef photo

    @Polopai Is this a sp mod. Also how do you unlock all of those places

    February 09, 2017
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