How to Change Default Car in GTA 5

How to Change Default Car in GTA 5

Welcome to the blog! Today, we will be diving into the thrilling world of Grand Theft Auto V (GTA 5) and exploring how to change the default car in this highly popular open-world game. Whether you’re a seasoned player or new to the GTA franchise, customizing your vehicle can truly elevate your gaming experience. So, get ready to rev up your engines and discover the steps to change your default car in GTA 5!

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Step 1: Preparing Your Game

Before we can change the default car in GTA 5, we need to install some necessary tools and mods. Follow these steps:

  1. Download and install OpenIV from the official website.
  2. Launch OpenIV and go to the “Tools” menu, then select “ASI Manager.”
  3. Install the latest version of “ASI Loader” and “OpenIV.ASI” by clicking on the respective buttons.
  4. Once installed, close the ASI Manager.

Step 2: Finding and Modifying Vehicle Files

Now that your game is ready, we can proceed with locating and modifying the default car files. Follow these steps:

  1. Launch OpenIV again and click on the “GTA V” button on the main page.
  2. Go to “x64e.rpf” -> “levels” -> “gta5” -> “vehicles.rpf”.
  3. Inside the “vehicles.rpf” folder, find the file named “vehicless.meta”.
  4. Right-click on the “vehicless.meta” file and select “Export to openFormats” (Make sure you save it in a memorable location).

Step 3: Editing the Default Car

Now that we have the necessary files, let’s proceed with modifying the default car to our liking:

  1. Open the exported “vehicless.meta” file using any text editing software (such as Notepad++ or Sublime Text).
  2. Look for the entry that represents the default car you want to change. It will include information like the vehicle name, model, and other attributes.
  3. Make the desired changes to the default car entry. You can modify various aspects such as the acceleration, top speed, handling, and even the vehicle’s appearance.
  4. Save the modified “vehicless.meta” file.

Step 4: Importing the Modified File into GTA 5

After successfully editing the default car entry, we need to import the modified “vehicless.meta” file back into the game:

  1. Launch OpenIV and make sure you are in the “vehicles.rpf” folder (follow Step 2 to get there).
  2. Click on the “Edit” mode button (located at the top-right corner of OpenIV).
  3. Once in “Edit” mode, click on “File” -> “Import openFormats” and browse for your modified “vehicless.meta” file.
  4. Select the modified file and click “Open” to import it.
  5. OpenIV will ask if you want to rebuild the archive; click “Yes” to proceed. This might take some time.

Step 5: Enjoy Your New Default Car!

With the modified file imported, your new default car is now ready to use in GTA 5. Launch the game and enjoy your personalized vehicle!

Remember, modifying game files can potentially cause issues or conflicts. Make sure to create a backup of the original files before making any changes. Also, it’s essential to use mods and third-party tools responsibly and follow all relevant modding guidelines and terms of service.

We hope you find this guide helpful in changing the default car in GTA 5. Have fun exploring the possibilities!

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✎ Written by Timothy Payne
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