New License Plates [Add-On] 05SEP217


The first license plate pack working as an add-on. Featuring 38 lore-friendly license plates; 7 from iFruit files, 1 from game files, 30 made from scratch. All plates feature custom normal maps and other parameters such as text size, color, or placement on the actual plate. Kind of a shame Rockstar never added the plates featured in iFruit files, it would add some variety to customization.

--- CHANGELIST (09-05-2017) ---
­ - Updated compatibility to GTA Online:Smuggler's Run (v1.0.1180.1).
­ - Smuggler's Run vehicles can now spawn with the new plates in traffic.
­ - Removed mod compatibility.
­ ­ - Mod compatibility will be uploaded as a separate mod at a later date.

--- CHANGELIST (08-11-2017) ---
"Celebrating our one year anniversary, we've got some more new plates in stock including a special Anniversary plate! Show off your support for the classics with the Yellow San Andreas plate, or impress the president with the Jefferson, C.D. plate. Or are you into sightseeing? In that case, we've got something for the ever-rainy Jefferson, the colorful scenery of Coloverdo, the snowy plains and mountains of Colina, and the endless dairy factories of Meskousin. In addition, decorate your plates with some dashes and arrows! Happy birthday to us, and thank you for the support!"
­ - Added seven new plates: Colina, Coloverdo, Jefferson, Jefferson C.D., Meskousin, San Andreas (Yellow), Anniversary Plate
­ - Updated random chance carvariation files with the seven new plates. The chances are:
­ - 8% for San Andreas (Yellow)
­ - 4% for Jefferson
­ - 2% for Colina
­ - 2% for Coloverdo
­ - 1% for Jefferson, C.D.
­ - 1% for Meskousin
­ - 1% for Anniversary Plate [select vehicles only]
- Added support for extra plate characters.
­ - The characters are the dash, and the two arrows
­ - These characters can't by typed in a trainer, you will have to manually edit the vehicle data (for Simple Trainer, edit your saved vehicle's "PText" data in trainer.ini).
­ - They also don't display in Rockstar Editor - no fix for that since that's how the game saves the clips.
­ - Added support for IVPack, thanks to _CP_ for permission.
­ - Added support for Vanillaworks and Vanillaworks Extended, thanks to Boywond and Carrythxd for permission.
­ - Added support for World of Variety, thanks to Cass for permission.

--- Installation ---
Simply add vehshare.ytd to x64e.rpf/levels/gta5/vehicles/vehicles.rpf (or any patchday folder/dlc.rpf/x64/levels/gta5/vehicles.rpf) and carcols.ymt to update.rpf/x64/data

If you have either modified, there are instructions for manual installation in the readme.

Add objects.txt into "Documents/OpenIV/Strings". If you already have a modified objects.txt file, just copy the contents from the provided file. This is just so that OpenIV will show the names properly instead of hashes.

Alternative plate variants require replacing textures in vehshare.ytd.

Carvariation files all go into dlc_patch OR their DLC packs.
- Go to update.rpf/dlc_patch
- You will have a bunch of DLC folders.
- Open any DLC folder included in either one of "Carvariations" folders in the .rar.
- Go to the same named DLC folder in update.rpf/dlc_patch
- Go to common/data in that folder (update.rpf/dlc_patch/[dlc folder]/common/data)
- Move the modded carvariation file in
- Once all is done, go to update.rpf/common/data
- Replace "extratitleupdatedata.meta" with the one included in the .rar.
- Launch the game, you should have the vehicles spawning with new plates.

carvariations.ymt(!!) goes to the same place as carcols - update.rpf/x64/data - OR replace the file in x64a.rpf/data.

If the required path doesn't exist in dlc_patch, you will have to create it

If you want to replace stuff in multiple DLC packs, all you have to do is go to [dlc pack name]/dlc.rpf/common/data and replace carvariations.meta with the modded ones - as long as the file isn't in dlc_patch already you will see changes.

Currently there is no known way to get the plates to appear in Los Santos Customs. There are trainers (Simple Trainer and Menyoo for example) out there that allow to select added on plates. Another way to get them to spawn is by circulating them in traffic, which is, unfortunately, a quite tedious step. Nothing is stopping you from replacing existing plates, though, if you don't want to go through all the trouble of adding them to traffic and/or don't like using trainers.

To add the plates into traffic you will have to add their names into "Plate Probability" section in carvariations.meta - note that you need to use the correct plate names below;

- Liberty City Plate
- Liberty City Plate 2
- Liberty City Plate 3
- Vice City Plate
- Sprunk Plate
- Patriot Plate
- Shrimps Plate
- SA Lake
- North Birds
- Alderney Plate
- Robada Plate
- Lincoln Plate
- Epsilon Plate
- Miami Plate
- Classic Miami Plate
- Classic Miami Plate 2
- Good Desert
- North Yankton Plate
- South Yankton Plate
- South Birds
- SA Firefighter
- Alamo Plate
- Alamo Plate 2
- Alamo Plate 3
- Cataldo Plate
- Swampland Plate
- Cascadia Plate
- SA Coquettes
- LC Crosswalk
- SA Crosswalk
- SA Arts
- Colina Plate
- Coloverdo Plate
- Jefferson Plate
- Capital Plate
- Meskousin Plate
- SA Yellow
- Anniversary Plate
Thanks to OpenIV team for decoding carcols.ymt, Rockstar Games for leaving the plates in iFruit files, and to _CP_, Cass, and The Vanillaworks Team for permission to create compatibility with their mods.
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