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GTA IV Recoverer
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Author: TDO
Website: http://www.gta-worldmods.de
Works with: GTA IV 
Release/Version: 2.0.0
Status: Complete
Started on: 21 May 2009
Last Updated: 21 Nov 2010
Views: 63440
Type: Created from scratch
Rating: 4.23077 (13 votes)
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Description
GTA IV - Recoverer
Version: 2.0.0

Author: TDO
EMail: [email protected]
Website: http://www.gta-worldmods.de

Thanks to:

- fOSSiL & Morlac


About this program and how it works / how to use it:

After you have edited your GTA IV files, you start the game and it crashes. Then you realize that you forgot to make a backup. Normally, you now have to reinstall the game! :(

With this tool, you can easily recover the original files:

1. Select your GTAIV Directory / or a temp directory (for example an empty folder)
2. Select your DVD-ROM Drive
3. Choose a file you want to recover or use a scriptfile
4. Click 'Recover' and wait a few seconds/minutes (you will be asked to insert the disc 1 or 2 into your drive)
5. The file has been recovered and the game can be started (or modded) again

Hav a lot of fun ;).


Requirements:

You need JAVA installed on your computer to use this tool. If you don't have it installed, the tool will automatically ask you to download it when program starts.


Hosting:

You can upload this tool wherever you want. It's not exclusive to anyone!


Scriptfiles:

You can create a GTA IV Recoverer Scriptfile to recover lots of files automatically. This is how it works:

1. Open your texteditor (notepad).
2. The first line always begins with a comment. This line will not be read by the recoverer! You can write down whatever you want. If you don't want to enter a comment, just leave the first line blank.
3. The second and next lines are very important: Write down all the files you want to recover. Each line can only be used for one file!
4. Save your file as "ANYNAME.ivr" The .ivr extension is used by the GTA IV Recoverer.
5. You can open the script by clicking the "Open scriptfile" Button in the GTA IV Recoverer

The Recoverer checks every line of your script and compares it to the filelist.

There is an example file included: patch7_rollback.ivr
You can open this file in a texteditor to check or modify it.

! IMPORTANT !:
- Don't use blank lines in your scriptfile
- You can use paths with a normal backslash for example: common\text\american.gxt
- Always use the filenames. Don't use directories!



Changes:

1.0.0: - public release

1.1.0: - code cleanup
 - patch information added
 - added patched files support (when you want to recover a file that is updated by one of the patches (1-3), you get a message. You can recover the file but you should install the latest patch again to update the file.)

1.2.0: - search option added (it's an "OR"-Search, so you can enter "gta4 melee paul" -> searches for "gta4", "melee" or "paul"). To search again, just click the search button again without changing the textbox. Or just enter the filename you want to search.

1.3.0: - cleanup
 - scriptfile support added (see: p4_rollback.ivr and section "scriptfiles" above)
 - patchfile information updated

2.0.0: - Completly new code. Started from the beginning again.
	- Faster algorithm with failure-detection
	- Design optimized
	- Windows 7 compatible
	- Lots of internal code updates
	- Scriptfiles must not have double-slashes anymore
	- Update-function added
	- No values are saved in the registry anymore. Now with ini file support
	- Optimized recovering (the data3.cab will not be copied to the harddisk anymore)
	- When an error occurs during recovering process, the last file will not be deleted anymore
	- The search has been changed. It's now an "AND" search. All files that include the whole text will be found
Comments
crazyheadshot commented over 2 years ago:
 QUOTE (altimax200 @ 03:25, 06 Jun 2012)
[size=14] f*ckING DOG!! IT SAYS THAT I NEED TO INSERT GTA IV DISC 2 TO REPAIR MY STREAMED_VEHICLES FILE. BUT WHEN I INSERT IT, IT KEEPS SAYING PLEASE INSERT GTA IV DISC 2 TO CONTINUE!! BULLsh*t!! THEN THE NEXT MORNING WHEN I WANTED TO PLAY GTA IV, ALL MY f*ckING GTA IV FILES ARE f*ckING MISSING!! DOG!! R you SO POOR TO BUY GTA IV? THAT you NEED TO STEAL OUR FILES?! :die: :die:
It's not his fault that you are a f*cktard who doesn't know how to use a simple program. :die: :die:
altimax2000 commented over 2 years ago:
[size=14] f*ckING DOG!! IT SAYS THAT I NEED TO INSERT GTA IV DISC 2 TO REPAIR MY STREAMED_VEHICLES FILE. BUT WHEN I INSERT IT, IT KEEPS SAYING PLEASE INSERT GTA IV DISC 2 TO CONTINUE!! BULLsh*t!! THEN THE NEXT MORNING WHEN I WANTED TO PLAY GTA IV, ALL MY f*ckING GTA IV FILES ARE f*ckING MISSING!! DOG!! R you SO POOR TO BUY GTA IV? THAT you NEED TO STEAL OUR FILES?! :die: :die: :die:
ModKing224 commented over 2 years ago:
THANKS FOR NOTHING MAN!! DIDNT WORK error code 100 and 103 WTF?
marnov97 commented over 3 years ago:
i think this guy will get our files if we click it in his recoverer
marnov97 commented over 3 years ago:
hey can it fix the corrupted data 2 cab?
MRMAKAVELI7 commented over 3 years ago:
It says it cant find disc! i got it so i Do no t need a Cd Becuase mine Broke Their For IT will not let me recover and i cannot install?!?! :sui: :sui: :angry:
personintraining commented over 3 years ago:
Great mod! I screwed up a lot of things and didn't make backups. :angry: Now I can backup everything! The only thing I can't backup is the IMG files in the cdi images. :( I get an error message saying to try again and error code 100. CAN SOMEBODY TELL ME WHAT IS WRONG!! :sui: :sui: :sui:
TDO commented over 4 years ago:
The version 2.0.0 is already available on my website (see above) and should solve a lot of problems discussed here.
SA2IV commented over 4 years ago:
hay this sounds great.
tdr2009 commented over 4 years ago:
can you help? I get Runtime error 217 at 03A90331. When I click OK, it opens. I select Disc 1 and gta iv directory, then i click file i want to recover. It then says Insert Disc 1 to continue, even though disc 1 is inserted.
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