Working Winch for all vehicles 1.1

Eddlm & Mkeezay30


Every vehicle in the game will now have a winch, which you can use to attach other vehicles, tow them around and wind/unwind the winch at will.

  • All player's vehicles have a winch now.
  • You can hook the winch to other vehicles or props.
  • The winch will be fired from the vehicle's front or the vehicle's back.
  • The winch can be winded or unwinded.
  • Helicopters, planes, motorcycles... any vehicle can now hook up other vehicles, no limits here
  • Helicopters will winch only from below, hooking vehicles by the roof.

"Winch.dll" goes inside \Grand Theft Auto V\scripts\ folder.

No settings yet.

  • Handrake + PitchUp (Shift on keyboard) = hook vehicle ahead
  • Handrake + PitchDown (Control on keyboard) = hook vehicle behind
  • Handrake + aim+ (PitchDown or PitchUp) = hook prop you're aiming at

  • While the winch is active:
  • The winch can be winded or unwinded.
  • Handrake + Accelerate = unwind winch/stop unwinding winch
  • Handrake + Brake = wind winch/stop winding winch

Unhook things by using Handrake + PitchUp/PitchDown (Shift/Control) again.

All of this works even outside your vehicle, if you have one.

.NET Framework 4.5.2
Visual C++ 2015


A: Unless Julio fixed it, the Grappling Hook hooks vehicles from their center of mass, making proper towing impossible. This script hooks vehicles from their front or their back, or roof in the case of hooking from an heli.

Also, this script provides an easy way to hook vehicles to vehicles, without needing to step out of them.

1.1: Added aimed hooking, you can now hook props you're aiming at.
  • Allow the player to hook the vehicle to the ground/walls.
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First Uploaded: January 21, 2016
Last Updated: February 28, 2016
Last Downloaded: 14 minutes ago

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  • D21c6a growing stronger
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    You can finally hook to any object now!
    Have fun, but beware of the ragdolls.

    February 28, 2016
  • D21c6a growing stronger

    @Think_Tank It was his idea? Honestly I can't remember, but probably yes. This script was coded around the time the hollywood rollovers were and that was his idea too.

    December 28, 2016
  • 476767 spotlight games

    @Eddlm Yeah, he sounded pretty upset for a couple of mods that you forgot to give him credit for, I suggest you ask him which ones to be sure of. And yes, this was his idea. Since you sound like you forgot, I think you two better make amends.

    December 28, 2016
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    i cant get it to work, i copy-pasted the file in the mod folder and unpacked it in the gta v game folder (yeah its the right folder im sure) i cant get it to work, i work with pc do i just use the controls wrong?

    March 04, 2017
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    i work on 1.36 btw

    March 11, 2017
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    what is meant by handrake? Should that be handbrake? Either way what controls do you use to make use of this mod?

    March 25, 2017
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    good mod!操作就是shift+空格键(车头牵引),空格+小键盘5(车尾牵引)Operation is shift + space bar (front traction), space bar + small keyboard 5 (rear traction)

    April 01, 2017
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    Large aircraft can not use this MOD

    April 01, 2017
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    @Eddlm -- SWEET BABY JESUS I just realized there was a View All button on your Uploads page. I had been perusing the list of your "top" mods this whole time.


    April 03, 2017
  • Cef1f6 cfa 44

    @leejunstar actually yes they can you have to activate it when there under the middle of the aircraft for them to be picked up i did it with the Cargo Plane trust me it works 100% with all vehicles including
    Add ons

    April 14, 2017
  • Cef1f6 cfa 44

    @Eddlm i love this mod but i ran into a problem the gamepad controls for it need to be changed everytime i try to take down police helicopters i always hook onto another police helicopter behind me which messes up my aiming so please fix the gamepad (Controller) controls but for the mod i give 5 stars

    April 14, 2017
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    @Eddlm dude.. recently i run this mod along with "Script manager" by @CamxxCore .. it got crashed at loading screen.. when i remove one between the winch.dll or scriptmanager.dll the game run like charm.. maybe any chance u would fix it?

    April 20, 2017
  • A0bbf2 photo

    @Yukinono Thanks for tagging me. Probably don't need to bother @EddIm since it sounds like it is likely an issue with my mod. It's happening after you have disabled the script and reloaded the game right?

    April 20, 2017
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    @CamxxCore actually i cant even disable the script from the gameplay.. because my game wont load if i use both mod. so i remove one of`em (from folder script), then the game load`up. i post comment here because winch is not the only one script that cant run along with scriptmanager.dll... other mod llike umbrella.dll has same problem. BTW thank you for such us great mod and reply

    April 21, 2017
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    Did nobody ever notice that it says "Handrake" in the controls section? :D

    April 29, 2017
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    Would be great if you could add support for FiveM.

    May 09, 2017
  • Lamar

    @Eddlm whats with this error

    [22:14:29] [DEBUG] Started script 'Winch'.
    [22:14:33] [ERROR] Caught fatal unhandled exception:
    System.IO.FileNotFoundException: D:\Games\Grand Theft Auto V\scripts\crossie.png
    at GTA.UI.DrawTexture(String filename, Int32 index, Int32 level, Int32 time, Point pos, PointF center, Size size, Single rotation, Color color, Single aspectRatio)
    at GTA.UI.DrawTexture(String filename, Int32 index, Int32 level, Int32 time, Point pos, Size size, Single rotation, Color color)
    at Script2.OnTick(Object sender, EventArgs e)
    at GTA.Script.raise_Tick(Object value0, EventArgs value1)
    at GTA.Script.MainLoop()

    May 11, 2017
  • D21c6a growing stronger

    @Bernab Not from my script. "crossie.png", this winch doesn't load pictures.

    May 11, 2017
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    Awesome! Works perfect!

    May 13, 2017
  • 156afb wittgenstein by fawfulthegreat64 d8cutab

    This was the SHIT when it worked in FiveReborn!

    May 17, 2017
  • Trevor2

    You can do it like "HookGun" , just for hooked 2 objects...?

    3 days ago
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