[tool]Request to make an OpenIV Package Creator
[Tools] I would like to ask all capable developers to help make an oiv package production tool. This tool was made by a developer as early as 2015, but it has stopped updating. Hope someone can continue to develop it.
original author's website:https://www.gta5-mods.com/tools/openiv-package-creator
GitHub open source address:https://github.com/CamxxCore/OIVPackageCreator
@--sora-- An OIV installer is the same as a zip, rar, or 7z file. If you can install a mod then you have the skills to create an installer yourself, and do it properly without destroying someone's setup.
Take 7z and you can edit an existing OIV. You don't even need to extract it, no need to change extension to zip.
Inside you will see a text file called assembly.xml. You will some self explanatory tags that instruct OpenIV what to install and where to install it, in other words the files to install and the paths, all in your mods folder by default.
The files themselves are stored by default in a folder called Content.
Scary at first but very easy after you understand the tags.
In the video you can see 2 methods, extracting all the files and folders and also how to inspect and edit without extracting.