Popular GTA V Modding Tool Shuts Down, Community Explodes

Popular GTA V Modding Tool Shuts Down, Community Explodes

OpenIV was an essential tool that unlocked the files of GTA V, GTA IV and Max Payne 3, allowing modders greater access to the game and paving the way for things like conversion mods. Ignoring all of that, Take Two has declared modding GTA5 to be illegal, and issued a cease and desist to OpenIV, the most popular authoring tool used to make GTA5 mods. GTA has had a long, rich history of modding, which has continued with GTA5.

The software has since been taken offline and according to the developer GooD-NTS, Take-Two stated that OpenIV would "allow third parties to defeat security features of its software and modify that software in violation of Take-Two's rights" (via the GTA forums). The statement explains why it took action against the OpenIV tools, saying they can create a nasty environment for some players "interfere with the GTA Online experience for everybody". But recently, Rockstar and Take-Two has taken a harder line with certain mods.

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As a result, the USA said it would not join those sections of the communique on climate and multilateral development banks. In other words, the rest of the world should go ahead and implement the Paris accord.

On June 5th, 2017, we had received an official Cease-and-Desist letter.

With that in mind, OpenIV said it chose to comply with the letter and stop distributing the mod tools. For those that are not familiar with the past actions of publisher Take-Two Interactive, they have a habit of sending cease and desist letters to anything that is deemed a threat to their business. But we decided not to.

Any future peace deal needs to protect illegal Israeli settlements, demands Netanyahu
Sears released a statement Wednesday saying that they removed their "Free Palestine" shirts from its online marketplace . The powerful settler movement wields heavy influence in Netanyahu's right-wing governing coalition.

"Spending time just to restore status quo is really unproductive, and all the money in the world can't compensate the loss of time", Open IV's developers said in a blog post.

Now, the game's recent review rating on Steam is "Mixed" after previously being listed as "Mostly Positive". As pointed out by GTA News Online, you can find blog posts on Rockstar's official website sharing video links to popular GTA mods that use OpenIV.

Rahul mocks Chouhan over indefinite fast
The drought-ridden state is one of several in India to have suffered from back-to-back crop failures in recent years. The Congress also sought imposition of central rule in Madhya Pradesh, saying that the state was in turmoil.

We've contacted both GooD-NTS and Rockstar for further comment, and we'll update if we hear anything back.

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