How to Download and Install OpenIV

What will you learn?

In this step-by-step guide, you will learn how to download and install OpenIV for modding some of your games. One of the most popular game that you can mod with OpenIV is the GTA franchise.


Step 1 – How to Download OpenIV

Click the button on the right to be redirected to the OpenIV download website.

Once you are in the site, you will click the download now button. (See image below for reference)

Once you clicked the download now button, your file will start downloading, if you are using Chrome you could find your file within the recent download tab, different browsers might vary, you can always go to your PC downloads folder.

Step 2 – How to Install OpenIV

Go ahead and launch the ovisetup.exe file that we downloaded in the previous step.

Now the OpenIV installation has started.

Click Continue.

OpenIV installation

Select “I accept the terms of this agreement” and click Continue

OpenIV installation

Check the installation path and if you prefer the default option, click Continue.

OpenIV installation

Select “Yes” for Do you want to continue?

OpenIV installation

Now just wait for the installation of OpenIV to finish and then click Close.

Step 3 – How to use OpenIV

After installing OpenIV in the previous step, go ahead and open the direct access icon to launch it.

Now go ahead and select the game and platform you are using OpenIV for.

In this guide, we will use GTA 5.

OpenIV 4.1

After you select the game, OpenIV will have you select the folder of installation for the game you selected.

OpenIV 4.1 GTA 5

Now you have to find the location for your game, if you installed your game through Epic Games or Steam, you can use the launcher to find the folder. The location will vary for everyone.

Here is a list of some Default Game Locations:

Epic Games – C:/ProgramFiles/Epic Games/Grand Theft Auto V
Steam – C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Grand Theft Auto V
Rockstar – C:\Program Files\Rockstar Games\Grand Theft Auto V

GTA V installation file

After you selected the game location, go ahead and click Continue within the OpenIV launcher.

GTA V location

Click Continue

OpenIV 4.1

Give OpenIV a couple seconds to load.

Now you should see your game files within the OpenIV interface. From here you can add mods, shaders, or any other idea you have in mind.

OpenIV File Manager

That is it for now, if you want to add more mods to your GTA V game, we recommend you install Script Hook V.

FAQs about OpenIV

What is OpenIV?

OpenIV is an editing and files management tool for modding Rockstar-developed game.

Is OpenIV safe to use?

As long as you download OpenIV using the official website, you should not face any trouble, however, make sure you download mods from trusted sources.

What games are supported by OpenIV?

OpenIV 4.1, supports multiple games:

  • Grand Theft Auto IV
  • Episodes from Liberty City
  • Grand Theft Auto V
  • Max Payne 3
  • Red Dead Redemption
  • Red Dead Redemption 2

Can I use OpenIV and Script Hook V at the same time?

Yes, you can use OpenIV and Script Hook V at the same time. Open IV is an external software use to manage/edit/explore the game files. Script Hook V is a program that lets you run .ASI scripts.

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