GTA 5 Map Editor Description
This is a tool reminiscent of MTA:SA Map Editor days. You have a freecam to navigate around, and you can spawn objects (with preview!), move them around with your mouse or keys. Then you can save or load your map in various formats, currently supported are XML and Simple Trainer format (objects.ini).
F7 or R3 + LB – Open main menu.
WASD or Left Stick – Fly around while inside map editor, or when having an object selected, move/rotate the object.
Q/E or LB/RB – While having an object selected, move up/down the object, or rotate it.
F or Controller Y – Open the object spawning menu.
P or Controller Pause – Open the ped spawning menu.
V or Controller Back – Open the vehicle spawning menu.
Arrow Up or DPAD Up – Spawn a marker.
Shift or Controller A – Fly/Move/Rotate objects faster.
Alt or DPAD Down – Fly/Move/Rotate objects slower.
Control or L3 – While having an object selected, switch from moving to rotating. The arrow above the object will switch colors. Yellow for moving and red for rotating.
Mouse Left Click or RT – Select an object while looking at it.
Mouse Right Click or LT – Move an object with the mouse while looking at it.
Mouse Wheel or RB/LB – Rotate an object while having it snapped to your cursor.
C or R3 – Copy an object while looking at it or having it selected.
Del or Controller X – Delete an object while looking at it.
Saving and Loading Maps
You can load and save your maps as XML files or as object.ini files. When selecting load or save from the main menu, you will be prompted to enter a filename. Note that when loading maps, they stack, so use New Map to clean any objects.
You can automatically load maps by creating a directory in the scripts folder named “AutoloadMaps”. Any file ending with the .xml or .ini extension will be loaded on gamestart. These maps will save with you when you save your current map, so before creating a map, use New Map
GTA 5 Map Editor
1. Install ScriptHookV
2. Download and install Visual C++ Redistributable for Visual Studio 2015 x64, x86, Visual C++ Redistributable for Visual Studio 2013 x64, x86.
3. Install latest ScriptHookVDotNet, read the requirements.
4. Download last NativeUI version from here.
5. Move all contents of the .zip into your /scripts/ directory. If it doesn’t exist, create one.
Expanded Object List
Normally a lot of objects cannot be spawned, but thanks to the GTA:MP Team you can unlock this and spawn building and a bunch of other stuff!
Apart from that you will need an updated ObjectList.ini. Just rename the included “Expanded ObjectList.ini” to ObjectList.ini and replace the one in your scripts/ folder.
The mod is available in many languages. You can change your langauge in Settings. You can help translate the mod by creating a translation file, found in scripts/MapEditor folder. Currently the translation progress is the next:
- American – Done by me
- French – Translated by Venom_714
- German – Translated by Weedinator69
- Italian – Translated by PaVI
- Spanish – Translated by me
- Portuguese – Translated by maurojunior
- Polish – Not translated
- Russian – Translated by MMK_033
- Korean – Not translated
- Chinese – Translated by yzhlzz
- Japanese – Translated by Shibaneko
- Mexican – Translated by me
Please note that there appears to be some kind of issue with non-english characters, if the description doesn not add an automatic new line, you’ll have to add a ~n~ character to create a line break.
Download link: GTA 5 Map Editor
— Added mpstunt props & vehicles
— Misc fixes
— Updated Chinese translation. Thanks @yzhlzz!
— Hotfix for Community Races incompatibilities.
— Quickfix for rotation transferring when copying an object.
— Updated the Russian translation thanks to MMK_033
— Improved search: you can now use AND & OR keywords for searching. For example, query “heist AND prop” will match prop_heist_carrier, prop_dlc_heist etc, and query “barrier OR barier” will match both prop_barrier and prop_barier.
— Added a new file chooser to the load menu, so you can select a file without needing to type the filename.
— Added map metadata information such as name, author and description.
— Added new marker properties: Mark as Loading Point, Mark as Starting Point, and Only Visible In Editor.
— Added ‘Wander’ idle action.
— Added logging when map editor fails to load a map.
— Fixed culture settings when inputting position coordinates.
— Fixed objects spawning in incorrect positions sometimes.
— Updated Italian and Japanese translations, thanks to PaVI and Shibaneko respectively. Thanks!
— Added ability to teleport while inside a car.
— Vehicle colors are now saved.
— Fixed crash when you build outside of map limits.
— Removed the time reset when opening object preview menu.
— Made skipping invalid objects optional. (Change it in settings)
— Fixed C# format yet again.
— You can now ty[pe in your own values for Positions X/Y/Z inside the property menu. Press enter when you have it selected.
— Fixed props not being dynamic when using C# format.
— Fixed DirectX game-crashing issue caused by ScriptHookV.
— Organized crosshair & translation files inside a MapEditor directory.
— Every language now has their separate translation file. You’re encouraged to translate map editor and upload your file on this website!
— Added ability for switching languages, and support for more than the default languages.
— You can now edit crosshair images located in scripts/MapEditor
— Fixed pickups not spawning at long distance
— Added ‘Door’ property for objects so they won’t fall through the world when loaded.
— Fixed C# generated script misplacing props and improved LOD distance. You can tweak it inside your .cs map (change the variable named ‘LodDistance’).
— Added teleports to markers. All markers are now numbered, you can find it’s ID in the properties window title. You can then set the teleport target of other markers to this ID.
— Added marker and pickup support for C# scripts. The C# format now generates a fully working ScriptHookVDotNet script, so you can share your maps with people that can’t get Map Editor to work. Just place the resulting .cs map in the scripts/ folder.
— Saving with the raw/C#/Spooner/Menyoo format will append the appropiate extension to your path.
— Added pickups! Press G (by default) to spawn them in.
— Pickup regeneration time is in seconds. Set to 0 for them to never regenerate.
— (Finally) fixed rotations, now you can rotate in any direction without weird behaviour.
— Positionment for props now should be more accurate.
— Removed the huge ‘LOADING’ text and added a smaller loading icon in bottom-right corner.
— Fixed props resetting rotation when changing heading.
— You can now add a model’s name into ObjectList.ini without a hash, and the script will calculate the hash itself (e.g. instead of “hei_heist_kit_bin_01=1251521521” write “hei_heist_kit_bin_01”)
— Stopped using the ScriptHookVDotNet VehicleHash enum and added VehicleList.ini.
— Stopped using the ScriptHookVDotNet PedHash enum and added PedList.ini.
— Added support for both Menyoo .xml format & the old .SP00N format.
— Fixed peds refusing to turn.
— Fixed game crashes after loading a lot of models.
— Fixed dynamic property not being properly copied for peds.
— Peds now spawn facing you in preview mode.
— Fixed peds/vehicle search not working.
— Sped up the validation system.
— Added a list of valid objects to use with Object Spawn Unlocker.
— Fixed framedrop when backing out of prop search.
— Added a bunch of translations, thanks guys!
— Improved object validation, now it’s slower but should be more accurate.
— Removed debug leftovers from model edges.
— Added Russian translation, thanks @MMK_033!
— You can now press Left/Right while in a long list to scroll 100 items at a time.
— Added a bounding box for placed items. This can be disabled in Settings.
— Minor bugfixes.
— Added translations! For now there’s only a Spanish translation. If you know one of these languages, you can help translating the mod! Just edit MapEditor_Translation.xml. Supported languages:
— Added a way to change the Draw Distance. This affects props, peds and vehicles. Default is 300. This can help your framerate, or you can extend it to remove pop-ins. You can find it in the Settings submenu.
— Please update your ScriptHookVDotNet to version 2.3
— Added an autosave feature. It will save your map every interval if any changes have been made. It won’t autosave if you just loaded a map. You also can change the interval time in settings, default is 5 minutes.
— The map is saved to Autosave.xml in your root GTAV directory.
— Compatibility with ScriptHookVDotNet 2.1
— Camera Sensitivities are now split between Keyboard+Mouse and Gamepad.
— Added changeable movement speed, split between Keyboard and Gamepad.
— If you accidently type a space as first character in the searchbox, it will be removed.
— Code optimizations.
— Added a new feature: Ped Relationships. Default is Companion (they will act like they did in previous versions). Others are self-explanatory. I also added Ballas & Grove groups, they’re neutral to the player but hate eachother. Note that they’re not actually ballas & grove groups, so they still will act neutral towards those gangs. With this you can make AI firefights.
— Relationship groups will be set after a map load, or you can set them by hitting enter/Controller A while having the item selected in the ped properties menu.
— You can reset all active relations in Settings > Reset Relationship Groups.
— Added a weapon option for peds. Same behaviour as in relationship groups.
— Added a siren checkbox for vehicles.
— This is one of the last updates.
— Fixed gimbal lock when rotating objects. Now you can freely rotate entities in all axis.
— The radar is now hidden while in map editor.
— When leaving the editor, you’re placed at the ground.
— Re-added the removed scenarios
— Fixed some scenarios not working. Thanks jedijosh920 for saving my ass.
— Added Any – Warp and Any – Walk options for scenarios.
— Fixed scenarios altering ped’s heading.
— Removed coffee & smoking 1 scenarios because they were not compatible. Instead use Drinking & Smoking 2 (Now just Smoking).
— Fixed markers disappearing after loading a map. This change is not backwards compatible.
— Added a new scenario for ped: Any. The ped will find something to do. Experiment with this by placing the ped at the beach, near benches, etc. Thanks to jedijosh920 for the find.
— Added scenarios for peds. Just select a ped and there will be a list with all scenarios available. Click on the current scenario to play/stop it. The scenario doesn’t need to be playing for it to be saved. Scenarios autoplay when loading the map.
— Added a way to disconnect a mod without cleaning the map. Just select the mod again and it will disconnect.
— Added ~1k valid objects for spawning.
— Added marker spawns.
— Created a Map Editor API: add the .dll to the references in your mod, create a ModListener object and suscribe your mod. When people select your mod from a list, the save function will be passed to you for saving. See the Community Races mod for reference.
— Added ability to remove world objects by using the usual delete button. These deletions can be saved in an XML file so when it’s loaded, these objects will be automatically removed from the world.
— Added ability to copy objects from the world, by using the usual copy button.
— The crosshair/orb changes color based on what you are currently aiming at: White for nothing, Blue for World Entity (can be copied/deleted) and Yellow for Script Entity (Your own map entity).
— Objects deleted from the world can be put back in place using the CurrentEntities menu.
— Quickfix for the vehicle clone bug.
— Removed prop streaming since Alexander upped the object cap to 2048. Download the latest ScriptHookV for this to work. (here)
— Added a “Current Entities” menu, due to this map loading times have increased.
— Added an option for the camera to follow the prop when it’s selected.
— Removed the 250 prop limit. The more props you spawn, the worse performance you will get. You can change the prop draw distance in the settings menu. To disable this feature, change the draw distance to 245 props and do not go over this limit.
— Settings now save to MapEditor.xml
— Added a prop counter, which turns yellow when the prop streaming service kicks in.
— Added a gamepad option, when turned off disables the LB + R3 controller combination.
— Increased the accuracy in the prop details window.
— Bug fixes.
— Prop movements are now relative to the camera’s position.
— Added a way to load maps on startup: create a folder in your scripts/ folder named “AutoloadMaps”. Any .xml or .ini file located there will be loaded at gamestart.
— Added a new crosshair option: orb.
— Added an option to validate current object list.
— Reduced object list to remove any invalidated objects thanks to sjaak327.
— Misc bugfixes and improvements.
— If you save/load a map without the extension, it will be added automatically.
— Fixed a bug where props may be misplaced when loaded.
— Put a limit on props (250). This will be lifted later on.
— Added a Properties window when having an entity selected.
— Fixed a bug where you couldn’t clone peds.
— Laid the base for object streaming
— Added full controller support
— Added instructional buttons to aid you.
— Added a camera sensitivity option.
— Removed some invalid objects.
— Changed how freelook works so you don’t need to be in fullscreen anymore.
— Removed invalid objects.
— Added ability to spawn in Peds and Vehicles. Press P for peds, and V for vehicles.
— Added new formats for saving: C# code and raw.
— Fixed bugs.
— Initial Release