Mod Loader/Total Conversions

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Mod Loader allows for the user to install as many total conversions as he wish in the same game installation and possibly play one at a time. This is accomplished by taking advantage of the Profile feature by isolating the total conversion from the other mods.

Some of the Total Conversions don't work out of the box in Mod Loader since they didn't have an loader in mind at the time and left some manual instructions to be done. As follow is instructions to proceed for each total conversion in Mod Loader.

Support

As follow is a list of the conversions tested on Mod Loader and proven to work or not.

Total Conversion Supported
Anderius City No
Biohazard Alert Yes
Criminal Russia No
Gostown Paradise Yes
Grandcarma Yes
Left 4 Theft Yes
Project Liberty Yes
SA:LC Yes
San Vice Yes
Shift City Yes
ViSA Yes
United No
You Are Here No

Profiles

The installation guide will present you a profile to be used together the Total Conversion. It'll allow the user to use the TC only when he wishes to.

You should save this profile into the modloader/.profiles directory with a .ini extension. The name of the ini does not matter but it's interesting to use a meaningful name (recommended to use the same name as the profile). For example, The Biohazard Alert profile should be saved as modloader/.profiles/biohazard.ini

To use the profile (i.e. run the total conversion) you could do one of those:

  • By modifying modloader.ini
    1. Open the modloader/modloader.ini file and change the Profile entry value to the name of the profile you wish to use
    2. For example for Biohazard Alert it would be Profile = Biohazard
    3. Open the game and the conversion will be there
    4. To revert back to the default profile (no total conversion) use Profile = Default
  • By using a shortcut to gta_sa.exe
    1. Create a shortcut to gta_sa.exe somewhere, could be in the Desktop.
    2. At the properties of this shortcut (Right Click -> Properties), change the Target property, right after the last " in the target property add -modprof NameOfTheProfile.
    3. For example for Biohazard Alert it would be -modprof Biohazard.
    4. Open the game from the shortcut and you will be running the conversion.

Note the provided profile inhertis a Common profile, so the user is able to set mods that should be loaded independently of the conversion running. For more information about profiles, see the main article.

Installation

Biohazard Alert

  1. Install into modloader/Biohazard Alert.
  2. Copy the MOVIES directory that came alongside the installer into modloader/Biohazard Alert.
  3. If you choose to play at night, copy either FOGGY.cs or RAIN.cs that came alongside the installer into modloader/Biohazard Alert.

Profile

[Profiles.Biohazard.Config]
Parents = Common
ExcludeAllMods = true

[Profiles.Biohazard.IncludeMods]
Biohazard Alert

[Profiles.Biohazard.ExclusiveMods]
Biohazard Alert

Gostown Paradise

  1. Install into modloader/Gostown Paradise.
  2. Extract EmptyGtaInt.zip into modloader/Gostown Paradise.
  3. Optionally but recommended for newer systems, delete modloader/Gostown Paradise/d3d9.dll and rename modloader/GostownParadise/LimitAdjuster.dll to LimitAdjuster.asi

Profile

[Profiles.Gostown.Config]
Parents = Common
ExcludeAllMods = true

[Profiles.Gostown.IgnoreFiles]
data/script/Rumble/**

[Profiles.Gostown.IncludeMods]
Gostown Paradise

[Profiles.Gostown.ExclusiveMods]
Gostown Paradise

Grandcarma

  1. Install into modloader/Grandcarma.
  2. Delete modloader/Grandcarma/d3d9.dll and extract OpenLA into modloader/Grandcarma.

Profile

[Profiles.Grandcarma.Config]
Parents = Common
ExcludeAllMods = true

[Profiles.Grandcarma.IgnoreFiles]
data/script/Kopie van MAIN.SCM

[Profiles.Grandcarma.IncludeMods]
Grandcarma

[Profiles.Grandcarma.ExclusiveMods]
Grandcarma

Left 4 Theft

  1. Install into modloader/Left 4 Theft.
  2. If you want the additional files (recommended I guess) copy the Additional Files directory that came alongside the installer into modloader/Left 4 Theft.

Profile

[Profiles.L4T.Config]
Parents = Common
ExcludeAllMods = true

[Profiles.L4T.IncludeMods]
Left 4 Theft

[Profiles.L4T.ExclusiveMods]
Left 4 Theft

Project Liberty

  1. Extract MapCleaned.zip into modloader/Project Liberty.
  2. Copy what's INSIDE Drag And Drop In Installation Folder into modloader/Project Liberty
  3. Copy the ADD TO GTA3.IMG directory into modloader/Project Liberty
  4. Delete modloader/Project Liberty/StreamMemoryFixGTASA1_01_EURO_NOCD.asi
  5. Extract OpenLA into modloader/Project Liberty

Profile

[Profiles.ProjectLiberty.Config]
Parents = Common
ExcludeAllMods = true

[Profiles.ProjectLiberty.IncludeMods]
Project Liberty

[Profiles.ProjectLiberty.ExclusiveMods]
Project Liberty

SA:LC

  1. Install into modloader/SALC.
  2. Optionally but recommended for newer systems, rename modloader/SALC/d3d9.dll to d3d9.asi

Profile

[Profiles.SALC.Config]
Parents = Common
ExcludeAllMods = true

[Profiles.SALC.IncludeMods]
SALC

[Profiles.SALC.ExclusiveMods]
SALC

San Vice

  1. Install into modloader/San Vice.
  2. Delete modloader/San Vice/Empty Path Nodes (read the txt file alongside it before choosing to delete or not to delete).

Profile

[Profiles.SanVice.Config]
Parents = Common
ExcludeAllMods = true

[Profiles.SanVice.IncludeMods]
San Vice

[Profiles.SanVice.ExclusiveMods]
San Vice

Shift City

  1. Install into modloader/GTA Shift City
  2. Extract EmptyGtaInt.zip into modloader/GTA Shift City.

Profile

[Profiles.ShiftCity.Config]
Parents = Common
ExcludeAllMods = true

[Profiles.ShiftCity.IncludeMods]
GTA Shift City

[Profiles.ShiftCity.ExclusiveMods]
GTA Shift City

ViSA

  1. Copy GTA ViSA BETA 2 into modloader/ViSA. Don't copy Addons or it'll crash!

Profile

[Profiles.ViSA.Config]
Parents = Common
ExcludeAllMods = true

[Profiles.ViSA.IncludeMods]
ViSA

[Profiles.ViSA.ExclusiveMods]
ViSA


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