OpenIV is a free modding toolset used to access and edit the game files of Grand Theft Auto 5 and other titles. Due to restrictions imposed by Rockstar Games, the publisher of GTA5, you should only mod the game in offline mode or risk the consequences of getting banned from the game.
This toolkit is a useful way of managing mods for multiple games, all in one place. There’s growing interest in modding games worldwide, but if you want to try some GTA5-specific options, check out alternatives like GTA5 Prison and Chaos Mod V.
What is OpenIV?
OpenIV is an editor and archiver for GTA5. It also works with GTA4, GTA: Episodes from Liberty City, Max Payne 3 and Red Dead Redemption 2. Just because you already love Grand Theft Auto 5, that doesn't mean you can't make it even better with some judicious modding.
The developer of this GTA5 mod has, for the first time since 2015, updated the OpenIV.ASI plugin. This means that the program now supports a range of mods exclusively for the offline version of GTA5.
Play with original game files
You now have the option of playing the PC version of GTA5 without any mods if you want the pure, original experience. Just make sure to add the ‘mods’ folder to the original game’s files. If you want to revert to the unmodded version of the game, all you need to do is delete the mods folder.
The OpenIV GTA mod is a work in progress, constantly being improved upon. Some of the more recent additions to the program include new textures, shading and reliability fixes.
Although Rockstar Games doesn't allow the online version of the game to be modded by anyone; it's still a lot of fun to mod the offline Windows version. With its added support for applying mods to a small selection of multiple games, as well as GTA5, the OpenIV mod is an extremely useful multi-purpose editor to improve your gameplay.