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Colored Weapon Icons 3.1

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Polopai
This mod replaces the grayed out weapon icons (in the weapon wheel or when you are in a vehicle) with colored icons. It is now complete and all weapons are colored (including the latest DLC weapons).

GIF: http://i.imgur.com/KifXYTN.gif

This mod also includes a backup of the original files, in case you want to rever the changes and go back to the old grayed icons (recommended to play safely online).

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

INSTALLATION:
1. Download OpenIV from www.openiv.com, install it and open GTA V for Windows.
2. Go to update/update.rpf/x64/patch/data/cdimages/scaleform_generic.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 'hud.ytd' and 'mp_big_message_freemode.ytd' provided by this mod (you can find these files inside the 'Modded YTD' folder).
5. Close OpenIV and start the game!

Feel free to do the same thing with the original files located inside the 'Backups' folder provided by this mod in order to revert the changes and go back to the old grayed icons. This is recommended if you want to play online, as Rockstar doesn't allow any modded files, even if it's a texture.

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.

3.1
• Small tweaks and improvements to some icons.

3.0
• Updated the mod to color the latest weapons up until the Festive Surprise Update of 2015.

2.0
• Added an alternative version of the icons with more contrast and saturated colors. There are now two versions: 'Realistic' (the old one) and 'Saturated' (the new one). Pick whichever suits you best!

1.0
• Official release (no longer WIP)
• Added a GIF that shows the before and after the coloring
• Colored the Firework Launcher
• Colored the Heavy Rifle (unreleased weapon)
• Colored the Assault MG (unreleased weapon)
• Colored the Thermal Device (used in the Pacific Standard Heist)

0.9
• Tweaked the Special Carbine
• Tweaked the Assault Shotgun
• Tweaked the Musket
• Tweaked the Marksman Rifle
• Recolored the AP Pistol
• Recolored the SMG
• Recolored the Micro SMG
• Recolored the Pump Shotgun
• Recolored the Heavy Shotgun
• Colored the Bullpup Rifle
• Colored the Vintage Pistol
• Colored the Gusenberg Sweeper

0.8
• Recolored the Homing Launcher
• Recolored the Proximity Mine
• Colored the Special Carbine
• Colored the Marksman Rifle
• Colored the Heavy Shotgun
• Colored the Heavy Pistol

0.7
• Increased the saturation and improved the colors of some weapons
• Colored the Musket
• Colored the Homing Launcher

0.6
• Colored the Railgun
• Colored the Hatchet
• Colored the Antique Dagger
• Colored the Broken Bottle
• Colored the SNS Pistol
• Colored the Flare Gun
• Colored the Proximity Mine
• Colored the Snowball (yes, really)

0.5
• Tweaked the Baseball Bat
• Tweaked the Carbine Rifle
• Tweaked the Sawn-Off Shotgun
• Tweaked the Pump Shotgun
• Tweaked the Deagle grip
• Tweaked the Cannon Bullets and the Rockets/Missiles
• Further improved the coloring on the RPG
• Colored the Advanced Rifle
• Colored the Assault SMG
• Colored the Bullpup Shotgun
• Colored the Combat MG
• Colored the MG
• Colored the Assault Sniper (unreleased weapon)
• Colored the Programmable AR (unreleased weapon)
• Recolored the AK47
• Recolored the Grenade
• Recolored the Assault Shotgun

0.4
• Added the colored icons to 'mp_big_message_freemode.ytd' (this will color the icons of the weapons when you are in a vehicle)
• Tweaked the RPG to add more detail
• Tweaked the Sniper Rifle and Heavy Sniper
• Colored the Minigun
• Colored the Cannon Bullets and the Rockets/Missiles icons used in military vehicles
• Updated the Installation Guide text file
• Added the original file for 'mp_big_message_freemode.ytd' in the 'Backups' folder

0.3
• Tweaked over 10 weapons
• Colored the SMG
• Colored the Carbine Rifle
• Colored the Assault Shotgun
• Colored the Sawn-Off Shotgun
• Colored the Sniper Rifle
• Colored the Heavy Sniper

0.2
• Tweaked the saturation and colors on some weapons
• Remade the RPG
• Colored the Grenade Launcher
• Colored the AK47
• Colored the Pump Shotgun
• Optimized and colored the baseball ball
• Added Changelog.txt

Upcoming Features:
I will try to add the icon for the fire extinguisher, as the game currently does not have one, and I will also create my own colored radio icons and combine these two mods in a single one, so you can use both colored weapon icons and colored radio icons!

Feel free to comment with your opinions and suggestions.
Thank you for downloading and stay tuned for more versions to come!
First Uploaded: May 24, 2015
Last Updated: January 24, 2016
Last Downloaded: 1 hour ago
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148 Comments

  • 500a57 avatar06f
    Polopai
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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 24, 2016
  • 22176c 11174844 504135066401554 658449427173741832 n

    @Polopai are you gonna do radio+weapon update ?

    January 23, 2016
  • Michael

    @Polopai Fantastic!! PLEASE PLEASE do the updates for the colored blips and radio too!!! :D

    January 23, 2016
  • 500a57 avatar06f
    Polopai

    @Rohith Yes, I'll update those today :)

    January 24, 2016
  • 22176c 11174844 504135066401554 658449427173741832 n

    @Polopai thanks :) bless you

    January 24, 2016
  • Default

    yay update!!!

    January 24, 2016
  • Default

    @RadiatedPringles Its Probably that the game updated and changed the file try installing it again if it dosent work try to see in offline mode.

    January 26, 2016
  • Default

    Safe online?

    February 20, 2016
  • 5cf7b3 icon large

    Repping your work with my small weapons wheel mod. GREAT STUFF keep it up!!
    https://www.gta5-mods.com/misc/bearly-crosshair-d-small-weapons-wheel

    February 27, 2016
  • Default

    @Polopai hey bro! If I install your mod, will my double-barrel shotgun icon disappear? or will it just appear as the default grey icon? Because before installing, i looked at your hud.ytd and found that the Double-Barrel shotgun and the Compact Rifle is not there! cheers

    April 06, 2016
  • Michael

    Will this mod work with the 350.1 or 350.2 update of GTA V?

    April 17, 2016
  • 1dde02 untitled 2

    Looks great

    May 08, 2016
  • Default

    Amazing mod. Many thanks for the specific installation guide and the backup files provided.

    May 28, 2016
  • Default

    Hey can you post a gun boost mod. Basically max out each stat for all guns

    September 09, 2016
  • Default

    Yea tried your steps bro this doesn't work

    September 10, 2016
  • B7e662 male face h5 icon

    @Polopai update please

    September 26, 2016
  • Franklin3

    @Sun_Ray Sorry, but this mod seems dead and discontinued... Author hasn't been active since January, so I doubt this will be updated for recent patch... Shame because this look very nice, sadly NOT gonna to be compatible with latest versions since R* has add many additional GTA Online weapons since mod's last update...

    October 05, 2016
  • B7e662 male face h5 icon

    @65536 yea u are right man

    October 05, 2016
  • Franklin3

    For everyone, here https://www.gta5-mods.com/misc/new-colorful-hud-weapons-radio-map-blips someone else has continued this mod releasing a new updated version for latest current patch... So this is saved now!

    October 06, 2016
  • 3b1292 58852 210739199050346 603633934 n

    The personal vehicle in online stays a white square :(

    October 16, 2016
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